Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum

The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum is a volunteer, membership organization that supports the goals of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

They provide assistance—financial and otherwise—so the public may make more complete use of the Athenaeum's services and facilities, and promote a better understanding of the Athenaeum's needs.

Become a Friend

Complete the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum Membership Application and drop off at a the Library Service Desk or mail with payment to:

Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum
One Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Annual Membership:

  • Individual: $10

  • Family: $25

  • Supporter: $50

  • Patron: $100

  • Benefactor: $200

  • Lifetime Member: $500

Benefits of Membership include:

Membership questions? Contact us at

Volunteer with Us:

The Friends need volunteers to assist with tasks on the Membership Committee, Programming Committee, Publicity Committee, and Finance Committee. If you have talent and some time, we'll find a spot for you. Contact us at

Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum Executive Committee

Amy Chin (President)
Vicki Donahue (Vice President)
Robert Bresnahan (Treasurer)
Jeanne Bresnehan (Secretary)

James A. Arpante
Marilyn Manning  
Nancy G. McNabb
Carol Messerschmitt  
Florian Ptak
Bernie Scapin
Ross Shuart