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Berkshire Bank Provides More Than $225,000 to United Way

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Bank announced it has contributed $225,895 to local United Way organizations as part of its 2016 workplace campaign. The money raised includes corporate donations from the bank’s charitable foundations totaling $85,000, employee contributions of $105,242, and matching donations of $35,653. The total dollars contributed rose by more than 10% compared to 2015.

Eighteen separate United Way affiliates were supported through Berkshire Bank’s 2016 campaign. Outside of Berkshire County, where the bank is headquartered, the foundation matched employee United Way contributions dollar for dollar up to $10,000 per region. In Berkshire County, the foundation provided a corporate contribution to the Berkshire United Way.

“We’re proud of the double-digit increase in our donation to local United Way organizations across our regions in 2016, due in large part to the personal contributions of our employees,” said Lori Gazzillo, vice president and director of Berkshire Bank Foundation. “The response of our team members throughout our footprint speaks to the incredible work local United Ways are doing to address critical needs in the communities where we live and work.”

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