The Berkshire Hills Fund for Excellence was founded in 2002 and is a fund of

the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Mission Statement:

The Berkshire Hills Fund for Excellence (BHFE) is an endowed fund whose purpose is to enhance and enrich the educational experience of the students and teachers in the Berkshire Hills Regional School District (BHRSD).

BHFE wants to ensure the highest level of achievement for the students and enhance their capacity to achieve excellence both in school and in the community.

Special Message:

At a time when the world is finding its new rhythm, the Berkshire Hills Fund for Excellence feels we should postpone our yearly fundraising campaign. We anticipate that when schools open up again consistently, teachers and students will be primed to explore new avenues in education. When schools do reopen, we encourage you to support us in making these exciting, new endeavors a possibility.


Please check back occasionally this year as we keep an eye on developments in BHRSD, and consider helping fund an amazing new school year in the post-Covid era.


PLEASE HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE - Donate

The Berkshire Hills Fund for Excellence wants to have an even greater impact on the student population of the Berkshire Hills Regional School District. With the help of your tax-deductible donation, we can engage over 500 students per year in creative, engaging projects that expand horizons and pique curiosities. Without your donation, students will lose access to these innovative programs that fall outside the scope of the normal school budget.

Mark Mills interviews grant recipient Patty Melville

Berkshire Hills Fund for Excellence Impact:

- Nearly $128,000 awarded in grants over 15 years

- An endowment of almost $290,000

- In 2019 - 2020, nine grants positively affected over
1,000 students in grades K-12

- Faculty and community organizations have submitted
over 200 applications

Each year we must turn away worthy projects due to insufficient funding.

Your donation will create meaningful exploration opportunities at all levels of our PK-12 district.

Please consider adding your name to our expanding list of donors.

Mark Mills interviews grant recipient Mike Rosenthal