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BTCF Blog

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.

Portraits of Generosity: In Memory of Peter Krysa
By Darryl Gangloff / January 2, 2020 / Donor Spotlight
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
By Darryl Gangloff / December 27, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
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
By Darryl Gangloff / December 23, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
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
By Darryl Gangloff / December 17, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
For Lyn and Skip Mattoon, helping others is a professional and personal calling.

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.

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Your Census Response Will Impact Our Region

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Your Census Response Will Impact Our Region

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause disruption and uncertainty in our region, we must not lose sight of the 2020 census.

COVID-19: Changes to Our Operations

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COVID-19: Changes to Our Operations

We are adjusting our operations to protect the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and the wide network of generous partners through which we conduct our work.

Remembering Sally Berg

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Remembering Sally Berg

We note with sadness the death of longtime Berkshire Taconic alumni board and committee member Sally Berg.

Entrepreneurs share their pitches at EforAll contest

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Entrepreneurs share their pitches at EforAll contest

Local entrepreneurs passionately shared their promising business ideas and competed for seed funding during EforAll Berkshire County’s pitch contest in North Adams.

Talking is Teaching Initiative Aims to Boost Early Literacy in Columbia County

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Talking is Teaching Initiative Aims to Boost Early Literacy in Columbia County

We are proud to provide funding for this newly launched campaign, which helps children of all backgrounds achieve academically and emotionally.

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