Thomas Sherman, president of the Rotary Club of Pittsfield, has announced that "A Night at the Oscars Rotary Auction" held Jan. 25 raised $55,000 for the Club’s Benevolence Fund.

As the Club’s largest fundraiser, the auction is the primary way that the Club is able to fund grant requests submitted to the Benevolence Committee. The Committee reviews requests on a monthly basis and makes recommendations to the board of directors.

The date for next year’s auction is Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. For more information on the Pittsfield Rotary Club, visit or like them on Facebook.