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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.
Claudia Perles and Christine Flasher; Mark Rosengren and Caren Mercer.
Dr. Adrian Elliot, Crispin Tresp, Mary Tresp and Kay Cuthbertson.