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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.

Grants Offer New Direction for Chatham Artist
By Darryl Gangloff / March 1, 2019 / Grantee Spotlight, News & Announcements
Brian Buono, a self-taught folk artist from Chatham, N.Y., received “life-changing” grants from the A.R.T Fund and the Martha Boschen Porter Fund. Read about his work and view a full listing of grantees who received awards from the funds in 2018.

Library's Optimistic Aging Program Wins Award
By Darryl Gangloff / February 21, 2019 / Grantee Spotlight
The Clinton Community Library was awarded New York state's prestigious Joseph F. Shubert Library Excellence Award for 2018 in recognition of its Optimistic Aging program, which encourages seniors to stay active and healthy. The program is funded by Berkshire Taconic's Northeast Dutchess Fund.

Honoring Their Neighbor
By Darryl Gangloff / February 13, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
Jim and Donna Neureuther's elderly neighbor became a part of their family after years of kind gestures—bonding over meals, offering rides and maintaining her property. When she died, they chose to open a fund to honor her memory and help their community thrive.

Helping Their Community Thrive
By Darryl Gangloff / February 1, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
Sherrell Andrews and Rob Kuhbach have invested their time, talent and treasure in nonprofits that make a difference in their beloved hometown of Millerton and beyond.

Easing the Burden of Medical Costs
By Darryl Gangloff / January 11, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
Judith McKernon helps ease the burden of medical costs for families in northwest Litchfield County through grants from the Blue Horizon Health Fund.

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Berkshire Taconic seeks a Finance Associate and Philanthropic Services Associate to join our team.

Portraits of Generosity: In Memory of Peter Krysa

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Portraits of Generosity: In Memory of Peter Krysa

Will I be forgotten when I’m gone? That is one of the difficult questions Peter Krysa faced when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Portraits of Generosity: Lael Locke

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Portraits of Generosity: Lael Locke

Growing up in Greenwich Village, Lael Locke longed for the rural life. Her wish came true decades later when she settled in Chatham, where she has become a pillar of her community.

Portraits of Generosity: Ed and Meg Downey

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Portraits of Generosity: Ed and Meg Downey

As a Millerton attorney for 45 years, Ed Downey has helped clients realize their philanthropic goals by partnering with Berkshire Taconic. None has inspired him more than his remarkable high school history teacher.

Portraits of Generosity: Lyn and Skip Mattoon

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Portraits of Generosity: Lyn and Skip Mattoon

For Lyn and Skip Mattoon, helping others is a professional and personal calling.

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