Director of Philanthropic Services
Jill Cancellieri joined Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation as its first director of philanthropic services in 2012. She is responsible for stewarding the foundation’s donor advisors, working with people who want to open new funds at BTCF and with professional advisors whose clients have charitable interests. Jill helps new and current donors identify where their giving can have the greatest impact, creating individualized philanthropic vehicles that are expressions of an individual’s or family’s values.
She has over 15 years of experience as a development professional, most recently conducting local and global fundraising for the Nature Conservancy and Save the Children. She began her nonprofit career as development director with the Girl Scout Council in Connecticut, where she managed the annual fund, corporate and foundation relations, special events and a capital campaign. Prior to that, Jill worked in marketing and public relations in New York City, rising to vice president at the Cohn & Wolfe agency, where she specialized in consumer product accounts and sports marketing.
Jill holds a B.S. degree from Boston University’s School of Communication. Jill’s volunteer activities have included working with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the Greater Bridgeport School Mentoring Program, Norwalk Maritime Aquarium and a stint teaching children with learning disabilities in Tanzania. She has two sons and lives in Great Barrington, Mass.