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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.

Portraits of Generosity: In Memory of Peter Krysa
By Darryl Gangloff / January 2, 2020 / Donor Spotlight
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
By Darryl Gangloff / December 27, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
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
By Darryl Gangloff / December 23, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
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.

Portraits of Generosity: Lyn and Skip Mattoon
By Darryl Gangloff / December 17, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
For Lyn and Skip Mattoon, helping others is a professional and personal calling.

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.

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Northeast Dutchess Fund Awards Grants for Immigrant Support

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Northeast Dutchess Fund Awards Grants for Immigrant Support

Berkshire Taconic’s Northeast Dutchess Fund awarded $25,000 to nonprofit organizations that are developing new programs and expanding services for immigrants living in northeast Dutchess County.

Remembering John Hoyt Stookey

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Remembering John Hoyt Stookey

We mourn the death of alumni board member John Hoyt Stookey, a community leader who ensured a strong future for Berkshire Taconic with the generous gift of our Sheffield office.

Virtual Institute for Trustees Offers Board Leadership Training for BTCF Region

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Virtual Institute for Trustees Offers Board Leadership Training for BTCF Region

Berkshire Taconic is pleased to join Essex County Community Foundation as a partner in presenting the 2021 Virtual Institute for Trustees, a conference designed for nonprofit leaders.

Berkshire Delegation Shares Budget Updates, Forecasts with Nonprofit Community at Virtual Event

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Berkshire Delegation Shares Budget Updates, Forecasts with Nonprofit Community at Virtual Event

A meeting held January 11 let nonprofit leaders air concerns and gain updates on government relief.

Remembering Virginia Stanton Smith

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Remembering Virginia Stanton Smith

BTCF mourns the death of a former board chair and cherished friend.

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