Richard Berkfield has been involved with the Pontiac Rotary for many years. He has twice served as President, spear-headed the Pontiac Scholarship Program as well as a Mentoring Program for Pontiac High School Students, and was one of the originators of the annual Career Day which exposes Junior High students to career options by visiting local businesses.
Another of his involvements is as Chairman of the Oakland Community College Foundation Board. This has been a very gratifying position that he has been honored to hold.
A pet project since 2008 has been our Community Garden. Planted and harvested each year by our office staff, all of the fresh vegetables from the garden are delivered twice per week during the growing season and donated to Open Door Resource Center in Waterford.
One of our latest garden improvements was installing raised beds. Richard engaged a local Boy Scout to help us out as one of his badge projects. He recruited his family and friends to execute the project and they did a great job!
This picture was recently taken at The Pontiac Lighthouse Walk for Hunger (rain or shine!) where Richard's fundraising efforts raised $6500 which was 20% of the overall amount raised.
Photos below are taken at a fundraiser for Power Company for Kids in Pontiac. https://www.powercompanykidsclub.org/
The Power Company Kids Club is a faith-based 501(c)3 committed to equipping the children of our nation's inner cities to become leaders of the next generation. They are doing amazing work!