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Parties & Openings

Nov. 11 - Chatham
PS21 Gala

Nov. 4 - Pittsfield
NAACP Awards Dinner

Oct. 29 - G. Barrington
Halloween At L'Atelier

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The BCD Fundraiser Gets Help From A Famous Friend

Photo: Jake Borden

Rachel Louchen reports from Stockbridge. As Berkshire Country Day School approaches its 70th anniversary, the independent school for students in preschool through ninth grade celebrated its first formal capital campaign in almost two decades on Friday, Dec. 11. Guests—250 of them—crowded the Fitzpatrick Hall to snack on hors d’oeuvres and dessert by Mezze Catering and enjoy the musical chops of BCD faculty members. The event raised $2,838,548 towards a $3,000,000 goal for the capital campaign that is raising funds for new facilities and the School’s endowment (including professional development for teachers). One of the facilities is the Kim and James Taylor Music & Performance Room, a state-of-the-art instructional music classroom and performance space for students and community members to hold events. On hand to celebrate the success of the campaign were The Taylors (above), who have been BCD parents for 11 years and are the campaign’s honorary co-chairs. James spoke to the crowd of parents, faculty and alums, noting that both he and his wife are the product of independent school educations and BCD was the single most important factor in deciding to move to the Berkshires with his family.

Lucie is the Director of Admission, Joanne DelCarpine is the Development Office Coordinator.

Director of Admission Lucie Stites with Joanne DelCarpine BCD’s Development Office Coordinator and school nurse Emily Daigneault.

Committee member David Hosokawa and campaign committee co-chair Chris Ferrone; Jim Kenefick and Marianna Morrison.

Theresa Sonsini and BCD alum Joe Sonsini own and operate 528 Cafe and Main Street Cafe; Buzz McGraw, faculty member Gail Heady and Robin McGraw.

Andrea Maret, alum Mackenzie Hirt, Pamela Calvert-Hirt, Lynn Campana and Mary Hirt

BCD parents Sarah and Dan Bourla; Second Home proprietor and alum Suzannah Van Schaick , Colin Mathews and jewelry designer Stephanie Iverson.

Robert and Wendy Akroyd flank BCD teacher Ned Douglas; Event co-chairs Hilary Somers Deely and Nancy Kalodner.

Pittsfield Director of Cultural Development Jen Glockner with her husband, BCD alum Ted Glockner; BCD trustee Stephen Boyd and State Representative Smitty Pignatelli.

Jennifer Teich, Patricia Whitehead, David Slick and BCD parent Robin Seeley.

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