SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION!

The Changing Lives After 55 awards celebrates and recognizes community members over the age of 55 who have made significant contributions and achievements in Berkshire County. The special awards event will salute honorees in the areas of Education, Arts & Culture, Business, Nonprofit, Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.

Changing Lives After 55

October 3, 2018

5-7pm

Berkshire Hills Country Club

NOMINATION FORM

The Changing Lives After 55 selection process will be nomination driven. Nominees over the age of 55, on or before July 1, will need to have demonstrated a commitment to the Y's core values - Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility - while making significant contributions and achievements in Berkshire County. We will celebrate the work that often goes unheralded, and the people who have selflessly made community connections to build upon the Y's efforts toward a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. A panel of judges will review the nominations and select individuals who best represent those ideals in each category.

SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION. The submission deadline is Sunday, September 2.

The event  is a major fundraiser for Berkshire Family YMCA. Proceeds will support the YMCA financial assistance program - the Y's promise to the community that no one is ever turned away due to inability to pay. From a child becoming comfortable in the water, overcoming their fears and saving a life to a single mom having peace-of-mind knowing her child is building character and life skills through youth sports and the Y’s core values to a senior enhancing connections, decreasing a sense of isolation, and improving overall well-being to a family reconnecting after trauma has forced them apart - the Y has a commitment to the community.

The Changing Lives After 55 awards night tickets will be available for purchase in September at bfymca.org/changinglives55. The event will include a reception with hors d'oeuvres and light fare.

The Berkshire Eagle and iBerkshires have signed on as media sponsors of the Changing Lives After 55 event. For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Randy Kinnas, rkinnas@bfymca.org.

Award Categories:

EDUCATION: Individuals working tirelessly to offer students the experience they need to create a quality, sustainable future for themselves.

ARTS & CULTURE: Individuals (artists, writers, musicians, performers, thespians, filmmakers and other creatives) contributing to the thriving culture making the Berkshires a recognized arts and culture destination.

BUSINESS: Individuals who are growing the local economy while being good stewards of our resources and talents.

NONPROFIT: Individuals focused on growing and strengthening the importance of nonprofit work to our community and fostering a culture of philanthropy and service.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Individuals demonstrating the Ys core values (Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility) to nurture the potential, of every child and teen by cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.

HEALTHY LIVING: Individuals demonstrating the Ys core values (Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility) to improve health and well-being by fostering connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests of youth, adults and families.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Individuals demonstrating the Ys core values (Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility) to give back and provide support to our neighbors during times of most critical need.

NOMINATION FORM

Thank you to our sponsors!

For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Randy Kinnas, rkinnas@bfymca.org, 413-499-7650 x112.

Title Sponsor ($5,000+)

Media Sponsors

Sponsor ($500)

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