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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.

Two Members Join BTCF Board
By Darryl Gangloff / November 20, 2019 / News & Announcements
We are pleased to announce that David Offensend of Wassaic and Eleanore Velez of Lee have joined Berkshire Taconic's board of directors.

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.

Joseph R. Baker Named Vice President of Berkshire Taconic
By Darryl Gangloff / August 9, 2019 / News & Announcements
In his new role, Baker oversee finances, investments, human resources and operations for BTCF.

Supporting Seniors in Columbia County
By Justin Burke / June 25, 2019 / News & Announcements
The Fund for Columbia County has made one-time grants to help seniors exercise, socialize and age in place.

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.

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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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