For over 175 years, Berkshire Bank has continuously worked side-by-side with its nonprofit partners to build stronger, more just, and sustainable communities. Through our philanthropy and by harnessing the collective skills and resources of our employees, we’re helping turn possibilities into realities for individuals across New England. We have a long-standing relationship with Easterseals Massachusetts and are proud Mission Partners through the Berkshire Bank Foundation. The foundation aims to provide the opportunity for everyone to flourish, especially populations that have been disproportionately and unfairly underserved. We are honored to be recipients of the Team Hoyt Award and look forward to continuing our support of the disability community through the vital programs and services of Easterseals Massachusetts.

The Empowerment Celebration is the premier annual fundraiser for Easterseals Massachusetts and highlights leaders in our community who have a positive impact on ensuring equal opportunity for people with disabilities. BerkshireBank is the 2023 Team Hoyt Award honoree which is presented to individuals and organizations who reflect the courage and determination of the Hoyt family and share the Hoyt vision to say “Yes You Can” when barriers are presented.

We're grateful for BerkshireBank's support as a partner in helping amplify the impact of this fundraiser.