Press Release: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Awards $769,000 in Fall Grants Cycle (Dutchess County)

September 21, 2016

Sheffield, Mass. — The board of directors of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation today announced the recipients of the third round of grantmaking for 2016. The foundation distributed a total of $50,134 in grants to individuals and nonprofits in the four-county region it serves and grants totaling nearly $720,000 from donors with charitable funds at the foundation.

In Dutchess County, the foundation awarded $8,000 from the Tabor Foundation Fund to two residents who plan to undertake education or training in a field of health care and seek employment in their community afterwards: Melissa Green of Poughquag to pursue a bachelor’s in diagnostic medical sonography from Adventist University of Health Sciences; and Lorna Kessler of Amenia to pursue an associate’s degree in nursing at Columbia-Greene Community College.

A full list of regional grants can be found at www.berkshiretaconic.org/fallgrants.  






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