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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.

For Poet Jessica Piazza, Clampitt Residency is 'Unparalleled'
By Darryl Gangloff / May 28, 2019 / Grantee Spotlight
The 26th recipient of the Amy Clampitt residency has fallen in love with the Berkshires. She is using this time to focus on a collection of poetry and her first novel.

Valerie Lenis Receives $105,000 Derwin Scholarship
By Darryl Gangloff / May 16, 2019 / Grantee Spotlight, News & Announcements
Valerie Lenis of Lakeville is the ninth recipient of the $105,000 Margaret Derwin scholarship, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation named in memory of a beloved 2005 graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

Enhancing Education for 20 Years
By Darryl Gangloff / April 29, 2019 / Educational Attainment, Grantee Spotlight
Students in the Taconic Hills Central School District participate in enriching programs thanks to the hard work of volunteer grantmaking committees and the generosity of donors.

Arts Build Community Initiative Awards $59,000 in First Grant Cycle
By Darryl Gangloff / April 19, 2019 / Community Engagement, News & Announcements
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s initiative to increase community engagement through the arts has awarded its first-ever grants to a range of community-based and arts nonprofits.

Amy Clampitt Resident Wins Whiting Award
By Darryl Gangloff / March 26, 2019 / Grantee Spotlight
Poet Tyree Daye, the 25th recipient of Berkshire Taconic's Amy Clampitt residency program, is one of 10 emerging writers to win the prestigious $50,000 Whiting Award.

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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.

Tasia Cheng-Chia Wu of Berkshire School Wins $10,000 Kapteyn Prize

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Tasia Cheng-Chia Wu of Berkshire School Wins $10,000 Kapteyn Prize

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

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Remembering Rhoda Lubalin, Who Helped Students Pursue Careers in the Arts

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.

Poet Dan Albergotti Enjoys Productive Solitude of Clampitt Residency

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Poet Dan Albergotti Enjoys Productive Solitude of Clampitt Residency

Dan Albergotti of South Carolina is the 28th recipient of the Amy Clampitt residency, which provides poets and literary scholars with the time to focus exclusively on their work.

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