~ Helping Cancer Patients Day to Day ~


On September 14th, 2005 Jane Knowlton Lloyd died peacefully at her home in Lime Rock, Connecticut. Fortunately, Jane was blessed with many generous friends who enabled her to live her last days in the peaceful, loving environment of her home with her family and friends by her side. In her last two years living with cancer, Jane was unable to work full time, and the stress of meeting her financial obligations weighed heavily upon her. A large group of generous friends assumed Jane’s day to day expenses, enabling her to live her final days at home.

The Jane Lloyd Fund was born after her death to help families who live or work in the Region One area of the Northwest Corner of Connecticut, who, because of the effects of cancer and its treatment, cannot meet their day to day financial obligations.  As an endowed fund within Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, The Jane Lloyd Fund helps families maintain a supportive environment at home for cancer patients for many generations to come.

It’s hard to believe how many years have passed since The Jane Lloyd Fund began its mission to help cancer patients day to day. It’s a bittersweet mission…..one that breaks our hearts knowing someone is struggling with a cancer diagnosis and one that gives us such joy knowing we are helping a fellow community member by relieving some of the stress of meeting their financial obligations.

Thanks to the generosity of our communities and in the spirit in which the Fund was established, we’ve come so far since the fund began. Fundraisers such as a lemonade stand, the Kent Mother/Daughter Basketball game, Breakfast with Benefits, the Salisbury School Carnival, the annual clambake, The Harlem Line dance, the Cornwall Consolidated School Walk-A-Thon, Indian Mountain School's Pink Week, The Spring Splash and everything in between all benefiting the Fund has made an immeasurable difference in someone’s life.  Whether the donation is to pay a mortgage, a car payment, an electric bill, or for medical expenses for someone in the fight of their life or for someone whose wish it is to depart this world peacefully, it all helps ease some of their financial burdens and worries. We are so proud of all we have accomplished and the ­­­­­­­numerous families we have helped over the years and will continue to do so for as long as there is a need. 

Thank you for your past and continued generosity in the future.  You are part of The Jane Lloyd Fund story and we are deeply grateful. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation for their support and guidance over the years.

Please Watch & Share this video. We hope it will inspire you to learn more about how you can make a difference through Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Deepest thanks to the Jane Lloyd Fund, the Lloyd family, The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Kimberly Rock, and filmmakers Dawn Hathaway & Evan Estern.

Disbursements from the fund are made upon the written recommendation of a social service agent, town social worker, hospice care provider, visiting nurse, counselor or pastor. These funds must be used for day to day expenses such as a mortgage, rent, insurance, utilities, heating oil, car payments, and transportation to and from doctor appointments or cancer treatment appointments.



To apply for funds please contact Maeve O'Dea at Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation by calling 413.229.0370 or by emailing [email protected]

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To make a tax-deductible contribution to this unique and important fund please make
checks  payable to:
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
(please note in memo line The Jane Lloyd Fund)

and mail to:

 Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
800 N Main Street
Sheffield, MA 01257

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