Nov. 26, 2019 (North Adams, MA) – BFAIR held its first signature event, a masquerade gala, on Friday, October 25 at the Proprietor’s Lodge in Pittsfield, MA to celebrate its milestone 25th anniversary while raising over $110,000.
Adams Community Bank was the underwriter of the event, followed by MountainOne Bank as a Diamond Level Sponsor and Gold Sponsors Greylock Federal Credit Union and Health New England. For a complete list of the event sponsors see www.bfair.org/25gala
A silent auction, raffle, and live auction were among many activities of the night, but the true passion of the evening was shown during the speech given by Brittany Dorwin who receives employment services from BFAIR. Brittany’s pride in all that she accomplished was felt by everyone in the room as they applauded all that she’s achieved in her career with BFAIR supporting her every step of her journey. Unveiled after her moving testimony was the agency’s 25th Anniversary video showcasing people receiving services, their support staff and administration that enrich the programs offered every day by BFAIR.
A.J. Enchill, District Aide to Senator Adams Hinds presented Kim Baker, BFAIR Board member and Gala Committee Chair with a Senate Citation for the great work done by the agency over the last 25 years helping people with intellectual disabilities, autism and acquired brain injuries.
“A huge thank you to the event underwriter, Adams Community Bank, the many sponsors, private donors, community partners, vendors, volunteers, Board, and BFAIR staff for their unwavering support and generosity to help make our celebration and fundraiser a big success,” said Rich Weisenflue, CEO.
Since 1994, BFAIR providing adult family care (AFC), residential, in-home clinical services, employment, family support and day services for adults and children with developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury, autism and homecare services for older adults.