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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.

Stronger Communities through the Arts
By Justin Burke / September 26, 2019 / Community Engagement
The Arts Build Community initiative has received a $1 million investment from the Barr Foundation to involve our changing communities in arts and culture.

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.

Arts Build Community Initiative Awards $59,000 in First Grant Cycle
By Darryl Gangloff / April 19, 2019 / Community Engagement, News & Announcements
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s initiative to increase community engagement through the arts has awarded its first-ever grants to a range of community-based and arts nonprofits.

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.

Grants Offer New Direction for Chatham Artist
By Darryl Gangloff / March 1, 2019 / Grantee Spotlight, News & Announcements
Brian Buono, a self-taught folk artist from Chatham, N.Y., received “life-changing” grants from the A.R.T Fund and the Martha Boschen Porter Fund. Read about his work and view a full listing of grantees who received awards from the funds in 2018.

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Talking is Teaching Initiative Aims to Boost Early Literacy in Columbia County

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Talking is Teaching Initiative Aims to Boost Early Literacy in Columbia County

We are proud to provide funding for this newly launched campaign, which helps children of all backgrounds achieve academically and emotionally.

We're Hiring!

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We're Hiring!

Berkshire Taconic seeks a Finance Associate and Philanthropic Services Associate to join our team.

Portraits of Generosity: In Memory of Peter Krysa

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Portraits of Generosity: In Memory of Peter Krysa

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

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Portraits of Generosity: Lael Locke

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

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Portraits of Generosity: Ed and Meg Downey

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.

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