Berkshire BPW Woman of Achievement Raises $27,890

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RICHMOND, Mass. — the Berkshire Business & Professional Women's annual fundraiser raised $27,890 at the Woman of Achievement Gala the largest amount to date. 
 
The Gala was held Monday, Sept. 21 at Balderdash Cellars in Richmond and the celebration was continued online, available on the BBPW YouTube Channel. 
 
All proceeds of the event go toward the BBPW Career Advancement Scholarship Fund. This fall, BBPW is proud to announce its largest awarding to 24 applicants, who are pursuing degrees and certifications. Scholarships awards ranged between $500 -$1,000 each.
 
The Berkshire Business and Professional Women organization meets year-round providing professional and personal development as well as networking opportunities for working women from diverse fields.
 
Also, District Attorney Andrea Harrington was honored as the 2020 Woman of Achievement. 
 
For 55 years, Berkshire BPW has been honoring a local woman for her achievements and commitment to the community. Past recipients include such community leaders as Gwendolyn VanSant, Patricia Begrowicz, and Kristine Hazzard.
 
Platinum Sponsors: Berkshire Money Management, Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing, Bloom Brothers, Bonnie Burman, and Doc's Signs & Truck Outfitters
 
Gold Sponsors: Blue Spark Capital Advisors, BRIDGE, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Lee Bank, The Bookloft and Annie Selke
 
Silver Sponsors: a. von schlegell & co, Associated Industries of Massachusetts, Berkshire Bank, Berkshire Community College, Cohen Kinne Valicenti Cook, Dulye & Co., Nancy Fitzpatrick, Generating Autonomy, Natalie Johnsonius Neubert, MountainOne, NAACP Berkshires, Onyx Specialty Papers, Inc., Toole Insurance and Gwendolyn VanSant
 
Bronze Sponsors: Celia Clancy Associates, Gillette Conner, Joe & Tracy Finnegan, Marita Glodt, Kristine Hazzard, Ellen Kennedy, Interprint, Only in My Dreams and Trustco Bank
 
 Berkshire BPW Supporters: 1 Berkshire, Berkshire Fairfield Insurance, Burke + Okrent, Sharon Coe, CompuWorks, Donna Collins, Hannah Delisle-Stall, EforAll, Elytra Design, Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center, Guido's Fresh Marketplace, Hillery Hinds Maxymillian, Marybeth Mitts, My Versatile Secretary, Natalya Yantovsky DMD and Katherine Westgate
 
Event Sponsors: Balderdash Cellars, KJ Nosh, Justin Powers, Videographer and The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow
 
Auction Donors: Berkshire Camino, Berkshire Visions, Blue Q, Canyon Ranch, Clay + Oak, Karen O'Donnell, Dottie's Coffee Lounge, eduKaytion golf, Holiday Brook Farm, Only in my Dreams Events, Otto's Kitchen Comfort, Katherine Shoemaker, Spirited, Things That Work and Wyndhurst at Miraval
 
The WOA Gala was chaired by Lynn Wallace, with support from out-going BBPW President, Celia Clancy, incoming President Kalee Carmel, BBPW Members and volunteers.
 
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Richmond Cultural Council Seeking Grant Applications

RICHMOND, Mass. — The Richmond Cultural Council is seeking grant proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities and science programs including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops, and lectures.
 
Application forms for organizations, schools, and individuals applying for grants that support cultural activities will be available online Oct. 1 and are due by Nov. 16.
 
Grant Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available here.
 
Although the online application is strongly suggested, application forms can be downloaded and are also available at the Richmond Town Hall, the Richmond Library and the Richmond Consolidated School.
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