A wine and beer tasting that benefits The Pittsfield Education Foundation?! Sign me up.

This Friday night, the newly founded Pittsfield Education Foundation will hold its inaugural fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Berkshire Hills Country Club. PEF, a grassroots non-profit, in it's first year of existence, was founded by three Berkshire County educators Kimberlee Chappell, Julie Pellerin-Herrera and Cindy Taylor, who came together with the ideals of enriching students lives, beyond what the curriculum had budgeted for.  The foundation hopes to support teachers in their efforts to enhance students education with grants for specific projects and programs.

To improve the achievement and success of the children and teachers in the Pittsfield Public Schools by enhancing educational opportunities and building broad-based community support for quality public education.

- Pittsfield Education Foundation Mission Statement 


The event will not only offer select wines and craft beer tastings from a variety of vendors, but also light fare and a silent auction, but raffle prizes, including;

  • Balderdash Cellars Wine Basket
  • Furnace Brook Wine
  • Eight Weeks Children's Yoga Sessions with Julie Pellerin-Herrera
  • Five Classes from Berkshire Yoga Dance Fitness
  • Trattoria Rustica Gift Certificate
  • Methuselah Gift Certificate and Wine
  • Trattoria Il Vesuvio Gift Certificate
  • Patrick's Pub Gift Certificate
  • Beacon Cinema Passes
  • Marketplace Cafe Gift Certificate
  • Ten Training Sessions at Timeless Training
  • One Free Week at Gymfest
  • Berkshire Organics Fuit & Veggie Basket
  • Spirited Wines
  • Gift Basket from Lee Bank with unique gifts from The General Store
  • Melanie Flynn Massage
  • YMCA Family Membership
  • Loft 48 Hair Salon Pedicure
  • Elle Day Spa Manicure
  • Jane Iredale Makeup Basket

Tickets are available at the door for $25 per person.