The Friends of the McLean Community Center organization has named Joann Berkson the recipient of its 2011 Friend in Deed award.
Berkson is the 18th persons to receive this recognition “with gratitude for outstanding leadership and support of the McLean Community Center.” She received a plaque at the Friends June meeting, which was held on Monday, June 6, at the center. In addition, a plaque with her name will be added to the Friend in Deed wall in the center’s main lobby. The center is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean.
Berkson has served as the president of the Friends of MCC organization for four years. In that time, she has been instrumental in increasing the group’s involvement in center initiatives. The Friends organization has cosponsored the Dancing under the Stars and Rockin’ into Spring community dances and the Oktoberfest Dinner. It also has held receptions for Alden Theatre audiences.
A 24-year resident of McLean, Berkson and her husband, Jon, reared their three children in the community. She was recently elected a board member of the McLean Community Foundation.