Ridgefielder and dedicated community volunteer Brenda Berta will be recognized Thursday, April 25, at Founders Hall.

The nonprofit will present her with its Community Volunteer Award for 2018. The award is being presented at their Celebration of Volunteers Luncheon which begins at noon.

Brenda is retired from JPMorgan Chase where she was VP of Marketing/Sales and Event Planning. Since retiring, she decided to utilize what she’d done for so many years at Chase by helping organizations with event planning and marketing efforts. In addition to Founders Hall, Brenda volunteers at RHS PTA, RVNA, and The Women's Center.

“Brenda’s many years of service running Founders Halls’ Wreath Festival boutique and volunteering for so many other events is not only greatly appreciated but has been an integral part of raising funds to keep Founders Hall a stimulating and fun place for our members to gather,” explains Grace Weber, Executive Director at Founders Hall. “We are extremely grateful for her efforts and contribution of time and talent.”

“I love what Founders Hall offers our community. It is a blessing to know that there is a place for folks to spend the day with their friends doing things they love, ensuring they’re not being left at home alone. As for the Wreath Festival Boutique, I could never have set out to do this event without the help of my father-in-law, Tom Berta, who has been the best 'Dad' to me for the past 29 years. We have a great time shopping and hunting for items for the boutique and then putting it all together to see the final outcome! I enjoy spending time with him and this project gave me that opportunity in spades,” said Brenda Berta.