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Berkshire Bank Wins Communitas Award For Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility



Berkshire Bank, America's Most Exciting Bank® announced that it received the 2017 Communitas Award for Leadership in Community Service & Corporate Social Responsibility. The Communitas Awards recognize exceptional businesses that unselfishly give of themselves and their resources to their communities. The award is a testament to Berkshire’s deep and ongoing commitment to giving of themselves and their resources to benefit their communities.

Administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), the Communitas Awards are inspired by a vision for a better world through volunteerism, investment and ethical, sustainable business practices. The Latin word, “communitas” means people coming together for the good of a community. Nominees were evaluated on the extent and effectiveness of their efforts with winners selected for specific programs involving volunteerism, philanthropy, and sustainable business practices. Some businesses, such as Berkshire Bank, were also recognized with Leadership awards because of their excellence in multiple programs.

The award recognized Berkshire Bank’s comprehensive corporate social responsibility activities including their volunteer, philanthropy and sustainability efforts as well as their responsiveness to community needs through their products, services and engagement activities. Annually Berkshire Bank and Berkshire Bank Foundation provide more than $2 million in financial contributions as well as scholarships to high school seniors. In addition to financial support, the XTEAM®, the bank’s nationally acclaimed Employee Volunteer Program, provides employees with paid time off to volunteer during regular business hours. Last year, 100% of Berkshire’s employees nationally donated 40,000 hours of service to benefit community organizations.

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