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Remembering Virginia Stanton Smith

By Justin Burke / December 21, 2020 / News & Announcements
Remembering Virginia Stanton Smith

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation mourns the death of former board chair and cherished friend Virginia Stanton Smith

In addition to being a trusted attorney and leader in the legal community, Ginger was a steadfast champion of Berkshire Taconic and advocate for the promise and possibilities of philanthropy. She served on the BTCF board of directors from 2006 to 2015, and as chair from 2009 to 2011. 

“Ginger touched so many people and organizations in her tireless service,” said BTCF President Peter Taylor. “Berkshire Taconic is stronger today because of her leadership.”

In her work, Ginger guided her clients to incorporate philanthropy into their estate planning with her characteristic warmth and capacity to make complex ideas understandable. 

“It is rare for someone to impact an entire community as a professional, volunteer, leader, friend and the many other roles that Ginger played so well,” said Jill Cancellieri, director of philanthropic services at BTCF, who worked closely with Ginger for many years. “She was one of a kind and beloved.”

As a result of Ginger’s initiative and counsel, countless donors have arranged generous planned gifts and permanent resources that will support causes, organizations, and communities in the Berkshires forever. 
 

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