Greylock supports WordXWord Festival with $15,000 donation

PITTSFIELD, MA (August 7, 2014) — Greylock Federal Credit Union has donated $15,000 to the 6th annual WordXWord Festival and is again the event’s lead sponsor. The celebration of spoken word, poetry and storytelling takes place from August 17 – 23 in downtown Pittsfield in venues ranging from storefronts to stages and studios to street corners.

Greylock’s Victoria May, Assistant Vice President, Manager Marketing Promotions & Partnerships said, “We applaud the growth and success of WordXWord and the important dialogue it is bringing to our community. Greylock is pleased to be the lead sponsor of this event that has become a highly visible and important part of the area’s cultural scene.”

WordXWord was founded in 2009 by entrepreneur and creative thinker, Jim Benson. WordXWord celebrates the transformative power of words, and is committed to engaging diverse groups in cutting-edge, live performances as both audiences and participants.  WordXWord also encourages the next generation of performers and writers through education and outreach.  Since its beginning, over 100 artists/groups have participated in performances presented at over 20 venues.

“We are incredibly proud of the important work we do at WXW. It is extremely gratifying that Greylock has recognized and supported our vision. We are grateful to Greylock for their partnership; we could not do it without them,” said Benson.

 About WordXWord
WordXWord celebrates diversity, the creative use of language and the experience of community – using spoken word, poetry and storytelling in celebration of the individual, to bridge differences and connect people. WordXWord is a 501(c)3 non-profit. For more information, visit

 About Greylock
Greylock Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school, worships or regularly conducts business in Berkshire County. Greylock Federal is wholly owned by its more than 70,000 members and offers full-service branches in Pittsfield, Great Barrington, Lee, Adams, North Adams, Williamstown and Lanesborough. More information is available online at

Greylock’s family of businesses includes:

  • Greylock Insurance Agency with six locations county-wide, handles commercial and personal lines including auto, homeowner’s, life, disability, long-term care insurance, all forms of bonding, and 24/7 claims service.
  • Greylock Investment Group with offices in Pittsfield offers access to a full array of services including financial planning, retirement planning, investment management, mutual funds, annuities and portfolio management.
  • Greylock Marketing Group in Pittsfield is a full-service advertising agency dedicated to helping other credit unions, businesses and not-for-profit organizations meet their communications and marketing objectives.
  • Greylock’s Employee Benefits Services offers comprehensive consultation and brokerage services for group medical, dental, life and disability insurance.

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