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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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Youth Film Challenge Wraps with Public Screenings and Discussions

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Youth Film Challenge Wraps with Public Screenings and Discussions

Three local students won prizes for short films on affordable housing, learning disabilities and body image.

Grants Help Bridge Divides in Local Communities

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Grants Help Bridge Divides in Local Communities

We have distributed nearly $35,000 to 14 organizations through the second round of our Bridging Divides, Healing Communities grant program.

How to Help Tornado Victims

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How to Help Tornado Victims

Our Philanthropic Services team has gathered information for people who wish to help those in need.

The Columbia Paper and Berkshire Taconic Launch Journalism Fund

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The Columbia Paper and Berkshire Taconic Launch Journalism Fund

A new fund will allow donors to make gifts to support the local reporting that is critical for healthy communities.

Members Elected to BTCF Board

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Members Elected to BTCF Board

We are pleased to announce that Bryan E. House, Ackneil M. (Trey) Muldrow, III, Peter Frank and Jane Iredale have joined Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation's board of directors. 

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