Wednesday October 3, 2012

The Berkshire Choral Festival has received $5,000 from the Berkshire Bank Foundation after being selected as one of four regional winners in "Summer of Excitement Giveaway," the foundation’s $25,000 grant giveaway program.

The initiative, which ran from June 4 through Aug. 31, was part of the foundation’s effort to allow the community to help decide how some of their grant funds are awarded. Voting took place online. Regional winners were also selected in the bank’s Pioneer Valley, southern Vermont, and New York regions.

The foundation also awarded five $1,000 grants at random to nonprofits in Berkshire County, the Pioneer Valley, southern Vermont, New York’s Capital District, and Central New York.

The Berkshire Dream Center was the Berkshire recipient.