Berkshire Taconic Celebrates 25 Years and $100 Million in Grants to Our Community. Works to Build a Stronger Future for Local Residents

(SHEFFIELD, Mass.) — Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) has reached two milestones: the Foundation will turn 25 during the second week of December and has reached $100 million in grants to support nonprofits and individuals in the region. The Foundation will celebrate the occasion with an informal open house and an invitation to the public to stop in to meet the staff and board and learn more about the Foundation’s work at 800 N. Main Street in Sheffield, from 8:30am-6pm on Friday, December 14, 2012. The day will end with a wine and cheese reception from 4pm to 6pm.

Over 25 years, the Foundation has built a strong region-wide philanthropic infrastructure, creating charitable giving vehicles to help donors support causes that are important to them. Each year, thousands of gifts from individuals, families and organizations contribute to the 532 charitable funds managed by Berkshire Taconic. Over 50,000 people have made contributions to these funds since 1987. Charitable assets at the Foundation are currently valued at $99 million and BTCF is ranked in the top 25 percent of foundations nationwide for investment performance over the long term. Hundreds of citizens volunteer each year on Berkshire Taconic committees that award grants—creating a network of caring that touches the lives of almost every person in our region.

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