Cimino Shines on the Dance Floor While Raising Funds for Local Non-Profit

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Hamilton, NJ – Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®, is excited to announce Jeannine Cimino, SVP Regional Operations for the Mid-Atlantic, placed first in the 45th Annual Dazzle Ballroom Gala. Dedicating three months of countless rehearsal hours with her partner Juan Ramirez, the pair not only won the competition, but raised over $32,000 to support Young Audiences, a local non-profit in the New Jersey region. 

Based on the reality TV show “Dancing With The Stars,” local competitors were paired with a professional dancer to master a ballroom dance of their choice to perform at the Dazzle Gala. Votes were purchased to raise money for the organization and cast by the audience and those who could not attend but donated, to determine the dance winner.

As a benefit for Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania, the Gala raises funds to provide students of every socioeconomic background and ability the opportunity to participate in art programs within their school. Berkshire Bank was also a supporter of the 2018 Dazzle Gala as a sponsor of this year’s event.

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