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Remembering Sally Berg

By Darryl Gangloff / February 26, 2020 / General
Remembering Sally Berg
Sally Berg, second from right, led and inspired a team of volunteers to host annual fundraising events for BTCF's Neighbor-to-Neighbor program.

 

With sadness, we share that longtime Berkshire Taconic volunteer Sally Berg died peacefully on Feb. 7 surrounded by her children. Sally served on BTCF’s board from 2004 to 2012 and the Fund for Columbia County committee from 2003 until her passing. She also served on the board of the Foundation for Community Health.

Friend and BTCF alumni board member Lael Locke described Sally as having an “an iron will and a wicked sense of humor,” and her fellow volunteers remember her as a “powerhouse” with endless energy and drive to do good for others. “Sally was an amazing and inspiring person,” said Chas Miller, who served with Sally on the Fund for Columbia County committee. “Once under her spell, anything was possible.”   

Sally’s tireless passion was BTCF’s Neighbor-to-Neighbor program, which assists local residents with sudden financial hardships such as overdue utilities, medical bills, short-term housing costs and transportation problems. Sally led and inspired a team of volunteers to host an annual fundraising event at Hammertown Barn to support the initiative. Thanks to their efforts, the Neighbor-to-Neighbor Funds in Columbia and northeast Dutchess counties received more than $200,000 to help those in need.

In memory of Sally and in celebration of all of her accomplishments, BTCF will contribute $1,000 to Columbia County’s Neighbor-to-Neighbor Fund.  

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