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  • You Can Do This

    In their own words, Foster parents speak of the rewards of opening their hearts and homes to a child in need. Their message is clear: they can do this — and you can do this. Hear more stories about foster parenting from others who have stepped up for a child.

Kirchmann Joins BCF

Kirchmann Joins Berkshire Children and Families

 Berkshire Children and Families is pleased to announce Bethany Kirchmann has been hired as the Director of Development. Bethany brings with her a decade of experience in fundraising and organizational advancement as well as a passion for her community. Prior to joining BCF, she gained extensive experience in fundraising for the Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center and Barrington Stage Company.

Bethany holds a B.S. in Arts Management from Franklin Pierce University. She is currently on Pittsfield’s Artscape committee, and has served on the boards for Berkshire Young Professionals and the Berkshire Initiative for Growth.

Kids 4 Harmony Receives a Matching Gift Challenge!

 A generous donor has promised to match all gifts received between now and June 15, dollar for dollar, up to a total of $50,000. This means we have the opportunity to raise a much-needed $100,000 or more in the next month to support the intensive classical music training that is changing the lives of more than 75 children and families in Pittsfield and North Adams. Please help Berkshire Children and Families meet the budget goal for Kids 4 Harmony before the end of our fiscal year 

Your gift will have even more impact!   $25 will become $50, $100 will double to $200 and your gift of $500-plus will be matched to become an astonishing $1000-plus – all so needed to sustain Kids 4 Harmony.

No gift is too small!