For the fourth straight year, Cain Hibbard has contributed to the Berkshire United Way’s workplace campaign as a Pinnacle award winning company. This designation, earned by only twenty companies in 2018, denotes outstanding employee participation and campaign organization.
We jump-started our 2018 campaign by highlighting the efforts of Working Cities Pittsfield, one of the United Way’s strategic partners. Alisa Costa, Initiative Director at Working Cities Pittsfield, W. Duffy Judge, Development Manager at Berkshire United Way, and Ilene Marcus, Director of Development at Berkshire United Way met with Cain Hibbard to explain the campaign process and ways to volunteer, outline the direct impact our donations have on the community and discuss the underlying structural barriers we hope to change. Our employees responded enthusiastically, achieving near 100% participation and demonstrating once again their individual generosity and commitment to Berkshire United Way’s critical mission of improving opportunities for all Berkshire County residents.
Our commitment to Berkshire United Way is a year-round effort. Cain Hibbard’s Finance Manager, Anne Nigrelli, has volunteered with the United Way’s VITA program for the past two years. The volunteer income tax assistance program (VITA) operates from February to mid-April and put in 347 hours to prepare 152 Federal returns and 159 State returns. Many within the firm had the pleasure of celebrating the United Way at several events across the City this year, including the Live United Community Celebration, the Truck Giveaway, and the dinner to honor and pay tribute to the great work of former BUW President and CEO Kris Hazzard and to welcome her successor Candace Winkler.