Annual Awards Breakfast 

Our Annual Awards Breakfast allows us to say publicly “thanks for all you do.” Members nominate direct service providers and volunteers to be recognized at the breakfast. Two to three nominees are chosen each year that work in Hampshire County and demonstrate exemplary achievement in/commitment to helping others in need.

Recent Honorees

2019
 Priya Ghosh – Safe Passage
 Frank Santosus – Northampton Recovery Center

2018
 Sally Fuller – ServiceNet
 Helen Kapinos – Cancer Connection

2017
 Jeanine Gonzalez – CSO
 Victoria Silva – Big Brothers Big Sisters
 Linda Drsicoll-Sbar – CHD
 SPECIAL HONOR: Jan Wood Award presented to Renee Moss of Big Brothers Big Sisters

2016    

 Walt Kohler – PV Habitat for Humanity    
 Wendy Berg – Community Legal Aid    
 David Felty – Homeward Vets    
 SPECIAL HONOR: Jan Wood Award presented to Representative Ellen Story

2015    
 Leo Klient – Safe Passage    
 Sue Hodnicki (volunteer) – Berkshire Children and Families    
 Annanda Lenox – Northampton Prevention Coalition

2014    
 Alex Gross – Safe Plan of YWCA  
 Sarah Pease – Northampton Survival Center

2013  
 Linda Bryant – Community Action  
 Tracey Levy – Amherst Survival Center  
 Maureen McMahon – Center for New Americans

2012  
 Pam Reino – Clinical Support Options  
 Debbie Spencer – Berkshire Children and Families

2011  
 Sheila Kelly – Cancer Connection  
 Lynda Champagne – Berkshire Children and Families  
 Victoria Eklund – Safe Passage  
 Tom McGuire – Big Brothers Big Sisters

2010  
 Kim Britt – Starlight Ctr. of Human Resources  
 Carl Coniglio – Ware Literacy Center  
 SPECIAL HONOR: Jan Wood Award presented to Steve Connor – Veteran’s Services