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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.

Honoring Their Neighbor
By Darryl Gangloff / February 13, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
Jim and Donna Neureuther's elderly neighbor became a part of their family after years of kind gestures—bonding over meals, offering rides and maintaining her property. When she died, they chose to open a fund to honor her memory and help their community thrive.

Helping Their Community Thrive
By Darryl Gangloff / February 1, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
Sherrell Andrews and Rob Kuhbach have invested their time, talent and treasure in nonprofits that make a difference in their beloved hometown of Millerton and beyond.

Easing the Burden of Medical Costs
By Darryl Gangloff / January 11, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
Judith McKernon helps ease the burden of medical costs for families in northwest Litchfield County through grants from the Blue Horizon Health Fund.

Making Food Accessible in Columbia County
By Darryl Gangloff / January 7, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
Thanks to the generosity of two anonymous donors who believe that access to healthy food should be a right, not a privilege, numerous projects are underway in Columbia County to transform the county's food system—including the launch of the Rolling Grocer 19 mobile market.

Supporting Youth for Three Decades
By Darryl Gangloff / January 1, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
Though not a parent herself, Karen Smith has children everywhere. A dogged volunteer and philanthropist, she has spent 30 years raising money for everything from swimming lessons to food pantries to preschool programs in southern Berkshire County.

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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

One Berkshire County donor is inspired to help ease the financial burden of MCLA students.

Contributing to Impact through Strategic Learning

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Contributing to Impact through Strategic Learning

Tim Wilmot, BTCF's director of strategy, evaluation and learning, shares our efforts to better know and grow the impact of our grants, programs and strategic priorities.

Supporting Seniors in Columbia County

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Supporting Seniors in Columbia County

The Fund for Columbia County has made one-time grants to help seniors exercise, socialize and age in place.

For Poet Jessica Piazza, Clampitt Residency is 'Unparalleled'

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For Poet Jessica Piazza, Clampitt Residency is 'Unparalleled'

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.

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