Berkshire United Way honored Cohen Kinne partner Jeff Cook as this year’s recipient of the Robert K. Agar, Jr. Volunteerism Award at their Live United Community Celebration on April 12, 2016. Held at the Berkshire Hills Country Club, the Live United Community Celebration focused on Berkshire United Way’s investments, results, and partnerships in the Berkshires.
Since 1965, Berkshire United Way has annually selected a “Volunteer of the Year,” a local volunteer committed and dedicated to the ideals of volunteerism. Beginning in 1984, a conscious decision was made to reposition the Agar Award as an honor open to any person in Berkshire County who represents the spirit of volunteerism and is always ready, willing, and able to respond to people in need.
In presenting this award, John Bissell, John Bissell, President and CEO of Greylock Federal Credit Union said, “Jeff is a lion among community volunteers. He is constantly willing to shoulder and lead the toughest challenges facing our community…..In addition to his own personal efforts, Jeff has set the standard in his own firm strongly encouraging every employee to engage in community service.” For more information, please visit the Berkshire United Way website.