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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.

Remembering Rhoda Lubalin, Who Helped Students Pursue Careers in the Arts
By Darryl Gangloff / November 23, 2020 / General, Philanthropy
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.

Donate Appreciated Securities to Make the Most of Your Charitable Giving
By Kara Mikulich and Jill Cancellieri / September 3, 2020 / Philanthropy
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.

Making a Dent in Student Debt
By Justin Burke / July 26, 2019 / Philanthropy
One Berkshire County donor is inspired to help ease the financial burden of MCLA students.

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Rebuilding and Recovery in the Nonprofit Sector

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Rebuilding and Recovery in the Nonprofit Sector

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has initiated funder partnerships in each of the counties we serve to deliver support for individual nonprofits, to staff and board leaders, to collaborations, and to the sector as a whole.

Grants Boost Early Literacy in Columbia County

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Grants Boost Early Literacy in Columbia County

Talk Read Sing Columbia—a partnership of nonprofit, education and government leaders funded by Berkshire Taconic—distributed $20,000 in grants to eight Columbia County organizations that aim to improve early literacy and encourage lifelong learning. 

Northeast Dutchess Fund Awards Grants for Immigrant Support

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Northeast Dutchess Fund Awards Grants for Immigrant Support

Berkshire Taconic’s Northeast Dutchess Fund awarded $25,000 to nonprofit organizations that are developing new programs and expanding services for immigrants living in northeast Dutchess County.

Remembering John Hoyt Stookey

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Remembering John Hoyt Stookey

We mourn the death of alumni board member John Hoyt Stookey, a community leader who ensured a strong future for Berkshire Taconic with the generous gift of our Sheffield office.

Virtual Institute for Trustees Offers Board Leadership Training for BTCF Region

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Virtual Institute for Trustees Offers Board Leadership Training for BTCF Region

Berkshire Taconic is pleased to join Essex County Community Foundation as a partner in presenting the 2021 Virtual Institute for Trustees, a conference designed for nonprofit leaders.

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