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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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Hudson Valley Nonprofits Amidst COVID-19: An Assessment of Capacity-Building Needs

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Hudson Valley Nonprofits Amidst COVID-19: An Assessment of Capacity-Building Needs

Hudson Valley nonprofits are struggling to survive the negative financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We're Hiring!

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We're Hiring!

We seek a Controller to manage our finance and accounting operations, and a Grants Associate to manage the grant administration for all funds.

Donate Appreciated Securities to Make the Most of Your Charitable Giving

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Donate Appreciated Securities to Make the Most of Your Charitable Giving

Many donors want to know how they can continue to help during these uncertain times. Right now, one of the most effective ways to give is by donating appreciated securities.

Grants Give Lenox Artist Freedom to Focus on Large Works

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Grants Give Lenox Artist Freedom to Focus on Large Works

Two Berkshire Taconic funds are currently accepting applications from regional artists. Mixed media painter Ali Herrmann of Lenox, Mass., received grants from both funds last year to focus her time and energy on large projects.

Survey: The Impact of COVID-19 on Massachusetts Nonprofits

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Survey: The Impact of COVID-19 on Massachusetts Nonprofits

We have joined a group of partners to survey the needs of nonprofits in the wake of the pandemic.

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