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The latest news, spotlights on our grantees and donors, and occasional commentary about what's happening at Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and around our four-county region.

Supporting Youth for Three Decades
By Darryl Gangloff / January 1, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
Though not a parent herself, Karen Smith has children everywhere. A dogged volunteer and philanthropist, she has spent 30 years raising money for everything from swimming lessons to food pantries to preschool programs in southern Berkshire County.

BTCF Awards $39,000 to Support Economic Opportunity
By Darryl Gangloff / December 20, 2018 / Economic Opportunity, News & Announcements
Berkshire Taconic announced $39,000 in grants to support projects that promote and strengthen the conditions for economic opportunity, town center development and affordable housing in the region.

Board Leadership Forum: A Day of Learning, Networking
By BTCF / December 13, 2018 / Community Engagement, Events
Leaders from nearly 100 nonprofit organizations in the tristate area gathered for the first-ever Board Leadership Forum at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Mass., in fall 2018.

Teacher Jeffrey Welch Wins $10,000 Kapteyn Prize
By Darryl Gangloff / December 1, 2018 / Grantee Spotlight, News & Announcements
Jeffrey Welch, a social studies teacher at Mount Greylock Regional High School in Williamstown, Mass., was awarded the 10th annual James C. Kapteyn Prize for excellence in teaching.

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Northeast Dutchess Fund Awards Grants for Immigrant Support

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Northeast Dutchess Fund Awards Grants for Immigrant Support

Berkshire Taconic’s Northeast Dutchess Fund awarded $25,000 to nonprofit organizations that are developing new programs and expanding services for immigrants living in northeast Dutchess County.

Remembering John Hoyt Stookey

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Remembering John Hoyt Stookey

We mourn the death of alumni board member John Hoyt Stookey, a community leader who ensured a strong future for Berkshire Taconic with the generous gift of our Sheffield office.

Virtual Institute for Trustees Offers Board Leadership Training for BTCF Region

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Virtual Institute for Trustees Offers Board Leadership Training for BTCF Region

Berkshire Taconic is pleased to join Essex County Community Foundation as a partner in presenting the 2021 Virtual Institute for Trustees, a conference designed for nonprofit leaders.

Berkshire Delegation Shares Budget Updates, Forecasts with Nonprofit Community at Virtual Event

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Berkshire Delegation Shares Budget Updates, Forecasts with Nonprofit Community at Virtual Event

A meeting held January 11 let nonprofit leaders air concerns and gain updates on government relief.

Remembering Virginia Stanton Smith

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Remembering Virginia Stanton Smith

BTCF mourns the death of a former board chair and cherished friend.

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