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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.

Virtual Institute for Trustees Offers Board Leadership Training for BTCF Region
By Darryl Gangloff / January 26, 2021 / Community Engagement, Events, News & Announcements
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
By Justin Burke / January 14, 2021 / Events, News & Announcements
A meeting held January 11 let nonprofit leaders air concerns and gain updates on government relief.

Remembering Virginia Stanton Smith
By Justin Burke / December 21, 2020 / News & Announcements
BTCF mourns the death of a former board chair and cherished friend.

Tasia Cheng-Chia Wu of Berkshire School Wins $10,000 Kapteyn Prize
By Darryl Gangloff / December 1, 2020 / Grantee Spotlight, News & Announcements
The beloved music instructor has been awarded the 12th annual award for excellence in teaching.

Remembering Rhoda Lubalin, Who Helped Students Pursue Careers in the Arts
By Darryl Gangloff / November 23, 2020 / General, Philanthropy
With sadness, we share that Berkshire Taconic fundholder and volunteer Rhoda Lubalin of Amenia died on Oct. 19 at the age of 98. For 30 years, her scholarship fund has supported Webutuck High School graduates who intend to study visual arts.

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Grants for Continuing Mental Health, Food Needs Total Over $180,000

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Grants for Continuing Mental Health, Food Needs Total Over $180,000

The partners behind our Berkshire County emergency response fund are tackling two of the persistent challenges from the pandemic.

In Memoriam: Celebrating Alice Corbin

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In Memoriam: Celebrating Alice Corbin

Columbia County volunteer and philanthropist Alice Corbin has died. We remember her and celebrate her generous legacy, which lives on through critical grants for seniors.

BTCF's Summer Arts Season

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BTCF's Summer Arts Season

Annual grants and provocative programming are on the calendar for local artists and arts-loving residents.

Northwest Corner Fund grants $23,000 to Nonprofits in Northwest Litchfield County

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Northwest Corner Fund grants $23,000 to Nonprofits in Northwest Litchfield County

Our Northwest Corner Fund, in partnership with Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, awarded more than $23,000 to nonprofits in northwest Litchfield County for general operating and programming support. 

Remembering Simone Joyaux

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Remembering Simone Joyaux

We note with great sadness the death of the singular champion of nonprofits everywhere Simone Joyaux.

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