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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.

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.

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.

Enhancing Education for 20 Years
By Darryl Gangloff / April 29, 2019 / Educational Attainment, Grantee Spotlight
Students in the Taconic Hills Central School District participate in enriching programs thanks to the hard work of volunteer grantmaking committees and the generosity of donors.

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.

Journalism Class Helps Improve Student Literacy
By Darryl Gangloff / March 12, 2019 / Educational Attainment, Grantee Spotlight
With support from the Hudson Schools Arts and Humanities Fund, students in a Hudson elementary school are enhancing their literacy skills through lessons focused on journalism.

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Remembering Judy Grunberg

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Joseph R. Baker Named Vice President of Berkshire Taconic

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Joseph R. Baker Named Vice President of Berkshire Taconic

In his new role, Baker oversee finances, investments, human resources and operations for BTCF.

Making a Dent in Student Debt

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Making a Dent in Student Debt

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