Berkshire Bank Named Among Most Charitable Companies

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Bank was named by the Boston Business Journal as one of Massachusetts’ Most Charitable Companies at the publication’s annual Corporate Citizenship Summit in Boston last month.

Each year, the magazine honors a select list of companies for their charitable work in the community. Berkshire Bank ranked 42nd for total financial contributions with more than $1.1 million donated in Massachusetts alone and more than $2 million donated overall. The bank also ranked third for its employees’ volunteer efforts. The bank joined a select list of statewide, national, and international companies honored at the event.

“We are proud to receive this award in recognition of all our investments in the community,” said Lori Gazzillo, vice president and director of Berkshire Bank’s charitable foundations. “We provided financial support to nearly 500 nonprofit organizations, and our employees donated volunteer time valued at $1.18 million, in 2014. This honor is a testament to all our employees who are rolling up their sleeves and making a difference in their local communities every day.”

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