BTCF Blog

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.

Jane McEvoy Wins 2019 Kapteyn Prize
By Darryl Gangloff / October 23, 2019 / Grantee Spotlight, News & Announcements
The Lee Middle and High School English teacher will receive a $10,000 award, and the school will receive a $2,000 grant in her name.

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.

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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Jane McEvoy Wins 2019 Kapteyn Prize

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Jane McEvoy Wins 2019 Kapteyn Prize

The Lee Middle and High School English teacher will receive a $10,000 award, and the school will receive a $2,000 grant in her name.

We're Hiring!

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We're Hiring!

Berkshire Taconic seeks a full-time Finance Associate who brings a positive attitude and experience in accounting and Excel.

Spurring Economic Growth in Berkshire County

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Spurring Economic Growth in Berkshire County

Through our partnership with EforAll, we're helping diverse entrepreneurs turn their promising ideas into successful businesses.

Stronger Communities through the Arts

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Stronger Communities through the Arts

The Arts Build Community initiative has received a $1 million investment from the Barr Foundation to involve our changing communities in arts and culture.

Remembering Judy Grunberg

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Remembering Judy Grunberg

We note with sadness the death of Judy Grunberg, a generous pillar of the Columbia County community and member of the Berkshire Taconic family for more than 20 years.

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