About Representative Smitty Pignatelli - State Representative William “Smitty” Pignatelli will be honored as “Irish Person of the Year”, an award bestowed on individuals who are dedicated to improving and uplifting the Berkshire Community. With over 40 years of public service experience, Smitty has also been involved in many local associations. Rep. Pignatelli has served as a board member for the Berkshire County ARC and has served six years on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross. He has been a member of the Berkshire County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, the Board of Directors of the Berkshire Visitors Bureau and is a former President of the Lenox Historical Society.
Judge John A. Barry Community Service Award
Additionally, Hillcrest will present the Judge John A. Barry Community Service Award to the Feigenbaum Foundation.
About the Feigenbaum Foundation - The Feigenbaum Foundation is also being honored, receiving the Judge John A. Barry Community Service Award. The brothers, Armand and Donald Feigenbaum, had a deep love and respect for the Berkshires. Their foundation focuses its efforts on education in technology, engineering, and management; academic institutions and disciplines; medical institutions and disciplines; cultural programs and projects; community-based tax-exempt organizations; and established religious institutions, programs, and projects.