Kelly Sweet

Senior Philanthropy Officer

Kelly Sweet joined Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation in January 2019 as community engagement officer for philanthropic services and was promoted to senior community engagement officer in 2023. She works to advance the foundation’s strategic priorities and enhance its donor and community relationships.

She has over 20 years of experience in business and service management in the U.S. and abroad, including eight years in development at the American Institute for Economic Research, a national nonprofit focused on economic education. In addition to program work in the area of grant making, Kelly assists nonprofits with their fundraising efforts and planned giving programs, as well as manages the foundation’s relationships with professional advisors.

She is a board member of the Berkshire County Estate Planning Council and supports organizations that provide human services and historic preservation. She was raised in Hillsdale, N.Y., and graduated from the Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass. She obtained degrees in inclusive elementary and special education, and sociology, from Syracuse University. She lives in Alford, Mass., with her husband Peter and their dog, Lola.

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