Berkshire Bank Raises $23,091 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Bank has been recognized by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for its total corporate impact for participating in the Light the Night Walk fund-raiser in Albany, N.Y. Berkshire Bank raised $23,091 for the Light the Night Walk campaign. Berkshire’s volunteer team was led by Tami Gunsch, senior vice president, Retail Banking, who personally raised $5,159.02 and was recognized as the top individual fund-raiser of 2014.
The Light the Night Executive Challenge is a national fund-raising competition among participating corporate executives in the Greater Albany region to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The challenge ran for six weeks, from Sept. 3 to Oct. 8. Berkshire Bank was an integral part of the 1,100-plus individuals and businesses who participated in the Walk to End Cancer at the Albany chapter’s 16th annual Light the Night Walk at Siena College on Oct. 11.
Berkshire Bank will be recognized at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s awards ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 12 at Revolution Hall in Troy, N.Y. During the event, Berkshire will be recognized as the top corporate supporter for having raised $13,000 in corporate-sponsorship funds, and as a ‘mega plus team’ for having raised more than $10,000 in team funds.