Parties & Openings
July 21 - Pittsfield
Empty Stein Fundraiser
July 20 - Lenox
BFMC Brunch at Tanglewood
July 19 - Kinderhook
Sylvia Center Dinner
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s Housewarming
On Friday, August 6, the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation celebrated the opening of its new office building at 800 N. Main Street in Sheffield, MA, with an open house attended by donors, advisors, fund holders and grantees from Berkshire, Columbia, northeast Dutchess and northwest Litchfield counties. “At Berkshire Taconic, we rarely host our own events, but rather support events that community groups host for funds under our stewardship,” said Jennifer Dowley, president of the foundation (far left with chairman of the board Virginia Stanton Smith), who noted that the conference rooms will be made available to other not-for-profit groups for meeting. “We felt this was an occasion that calls for us to gather together. We welcome you to our new home so that you are comfortable and familiar with your home base for doing good in the region and we celebrate your dedication to our community.”
Board member Gloria Callen and Cat Kennan; Chip Collins of Great Mountain Forest in Falls Village/Norfolk and Anne Childs, a board member of High Spirit Community Farm in Great Barrington.
Kaya Weidman & Sara Kendall of WGXC, the new community radio station for Columbia and Greene Counties.
Berkshire Grown’s Barbara Zheutlin with photographer/real estate broker Jonathan Hankin; Berkshire Taconic marketing director and Real Memories.com co-founder Kimberly Rock with board member Christopher Kennan.
Jody Bronson of Great Mountain Forest, former board member Betsy Gill and Jean Bronson; Lakeville architect Elizabeth Demetriades, Tom Zetterstrom of Elm Watch, and Lakeville architect Patrick Walker Demetriades + Walker renovated Berkshire Taconic’s new headquarters.
Fundraising consultant and former board member Rosina Rand with Bob & Carol Sadlon of The Moviehouse in Millerton.
Graphic designer Millie Rossman Kidd, who designed the open house invitation, and Berkshire Creative director Helena Fruscio; real estate agent Tim Donnelly with Nutrition Center director Peter Stanton.
Norman Rockwell Museum CEO Laurie Norton Moffatt with graphic designer William Drenttel and Jessica Helfand, the founders of DesignObserver.com.
Berkshire Taconic staffers Emily Bronson and Brian Thayer; George & Mary Elling of Falls Village.
Salisbury Bank president Rick Cantele with Jill S. Gellert, the vice president of finance and administration for the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation; The Joshua Stone Trio who played during the party: drummer Brook Martinez, Joe Salamone and Joshua Stone.
Former board member Marta Nottebohm with Salisbury Bank trust officer Meredith Tiedemann.