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Mahaiwe Tent

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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A Local Hero Is Unmasked At Berkshire South’s Annual Gala

Rachel Louchen reports from Great Barrington. Robin McGraw is a familiar face in the Rural Intelligence Parties section because he sits on the boards of Volunteers in Medicine, Berkshire Health Systems and Hospice Care in the Berkshires, and is a longtime supporter of Hancock Shaker Village, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and Berkshire Museum. On Thursday, Aug. 18, Berkshire South rewarded him with a party of his own, honoring his dedicated work to Berkshire charities and organizations over the years. The annual gala, titled “Celebrating A Hero,” selects a member of the community whose work and dedication inspire all to help make the Berkshires a better place to live — something McGraw has been doing practically since he arrived in the Berkshires by way of attending Berkshire School as a child. The lobby of Berkshire South was filled to the max with friends, fellow board members and residents of the community who’ve witnessed first-hand all the charitable contributions that Robin, as well as his wife, equally notable philanthropist Buzz McGraw have given to their community. [Above, Robin McGraw flanked by his daughter, Annie and a previous recipient of Berkshire South’s gala, Barbara Manring.]

Kathy Kelly and Bert Gamberdella; Bobbie Glass and Lisa Marchi, director of development and communications at Berkshire South.

McGraw family members Rob and Andrea Hayes; Perry Weber, Maggie Buchwald and Stacey Gillis Weber.

Robin’s daughters, Maddie and Annie and his wife, Buzz McGraw, really get a kick out of his cardboard cutout in the lobby.

Berkshire South executive director Jenise Lucey and Ethel Patterson, board chair; Volunteers in Medicine board members Nancy Mills and Alice Lustig came to support Robin for all the work he has done for their organization.

Colin Smith, Lucia Mulder, Head of Berkshire School Pieter Mulder and Jennifer Gaenzle Smith; Gene Dellea and Cheryl Raifstanger.

Claudia Perles and Christine Flasher; Mark Rosengren and Caren Mercer.

Dr. Adrian Elliot, Crispin Tresp, Mary Tresp and Kay Cuthbertson.

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