About Robin McGraw - Robert L. W. “Robin” McGraw is a committed public and community servant. As Senior Director of The Donald C. McGraw Foundation and President of Black Rock Foundation, Robin and his wife Buzz, use their energy, their passion, their time, their dedication, and their philanthropy in their commitment to improving human services, education and healthcare in Berkshire County.
A true leader by example, Robin is very active on several boards. He is the Chair of Hospice Care in the Berkshires, Berkshire Education and Correction Services and The Play to Lead Foundation. Former Vice Chair of the Board of Mystic Seaport Museum, he sits on the boards of Volunteers in Medicine, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Berkshire Healthcare Systems. He is a member of the Emergency Services Committee of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Chair of the Visiting Committee for Head and Neck Cancer at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He is a member of the President’s Council at Connecticut College. He also regularly consults for Berkshire School, Berkshire Country Day School and Darrow School.
In 2014 Robin became a member of the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Department. As a Deputy Sheriff, and a member of the Opiate Task Force, his focus is on re-entry for inmates, specifically developing programs for “success upon re-entry”. His other duties include community liaison and external affairs. He is committed to bringing the work being done at the BC House of Correction and Jail into our community to ensure a clear understanding of the difference they are making.
Robin and Buzz live on a farm in South Egremont with their three children, two dogs and two cats..
Judge John A. Barry Community Service Award
Additionally, Hillcrest will present the Judge John A. Barry Community Service Award to Michael MacDonald.
About Michael MacDonald - Attorney MacDonald has represented Petricca Industries, Inc. and its subsidiary corporations for over 26 years, in the area of corporate law, finance, environmental matters, construction contracts and claims, real estate development and permitting.
Michael’s civic involvement includes being a current member of the Windsor Finance Committee, Past President of the Berkshire Theatre Group where he negotiated and lead the merger of the Colonial Theatre Association with the Berkshire Theatre Festival. Vice President Board of Trustees for the Colonial Theatre Association, Past President and Board Member of Downtown Pittsfield, Inc., President of Downtown Investment Company, Inc., which owned and operated Central Block. More recently, as a member of the Community Turf Field Committee, helped bring Berkshire County it’s first publicly available turf field at Berkshire Community College.
In addition to this years’ Hillcrest “Judge John A. Barry Community Service Award”, Michael has received several awards for his contributions to our community including the Massachusetts Bar Association Community Service Award, Downtown Pittsfield Inc., Edward R. O’Keefe Person of the Year Award, the Colonial Theatre Community Service to the Arts Award and the Esther Quinn Community Service Award.