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Committees

The Community Foundation functions with the help of many volunteers. We are very grateful for their services and are always looking for new volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the Community Foundation, click here to download an application.

AUDIT
This committee ensures that proper financial management is in place

Andrew Pavloff, CPA, Chair – Knack, Pavloff & Company, LLP
John Davies – Salisbury Bank New York Region
William Quackenbush – Advent Valuation Advisors, LLC
Amanda Ward – The Center for Discovery

FINANCE & INVESTMENT
This committee manages the Foundation’s assets.

Christopher Corallo (Treasurer) – Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
Maggie Smith (Asst. Treasurer) – First Federal Savings of Middletown
David Apps – Lakeland Bank
Fuat Bagsever – Eagle Strategies, LLC
Kevin DeHond – Wilmington Trust
Donald Karlewicz, CPA – Goldstein, Karlewicz & Goldstein, LLP
Kurtis Nordahl – RBT CPAS, LLP
Robert Quinlan – Quinlan Care LLC
Josh Sommers (Chairman, member at large) – Focus Media

DISTRIBUTION
This committee is responsible for overseeing the grantmaking program, scholarships, and education loan program

Gerald Skoda (Chair) – Skoda Enterprises, Inc.
Molly Crist – Onward Travel
Colleen Emery- Sullivan Renaissance c/o Beaverkill Foundation
Ron Feller
Philip Guarnieri – Empire State Bank
Heather Howley – Independent Helicopters
Sandy Leonard
Scott Lerner – Washingtonville High School
Dali Levy – Catskill Promotions, LLC
Dot Pinckney – Seely & Durland, Inc.
Norma Schadt
Ed Stoddard
Amanda Wilson – Masci & Hale Advanced Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry

GOVERNANCE
This committee is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the dynamic performance of the Board of Directors — individually and as a cohesive unit — is effective and compliant with generally accepted ethical and operational standards and legal regulations.

Bonnie Orr, Chair
Josh Sommers
Eric Fuentes
Derrik Wynkoop
Gerald N. Jacobowitz
Susan Najork
RJ Smith

DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING COMMITTEE
This committee works to enhance branding and marketing messaging of the Community Foundation

Tim McCausland (Chair)- Orange Bank & Trust Company
Gianna Franco – Spectrum
Jean Campbell Galli – Campbell Galli Communications
Lynn Haskin – Crystal Run Healthcare
George Kinne – Jeff Bank
Dr. Michelle A. Koury – Crystal Run Healthcare
Shannon McSweeney – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
June Musollino – BBG&G Advertising
Gary Siegel – CD Trips, LLC
Josh Sommers (Chairman, member at large) – Focus Media
Laine Spadola, DDS – Masci & Hale Advanced Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry 
Candace Varetoni – Orange Bank & Trust Company
Derrik Wynkoop – Walden Savings Bank

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS COUNCIL

This council is comprised of attorneys, accountants, and financial planners. This council is responsible for holding seminars for Professional Advisors and assists in creating a Professional Advisor E-newsletter every quarter.

Richard J. Shapiro, Esq. (Chair) – Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP
Matthew Watkins – US Wealth Management, LLC
Don Badgley – Northwestern Mutual
Maureen Crush, Esq. – Crush & Varma Law Group, PC
Todd Goldstein – The Misner Agency, Inc.
J. Sadler Hayes – Sadler Hayes Associates, Inc.
Edie Haughney, CIMA – Ameriprise
Gerald N. Jacobowitz, Esq. – Jacobowitz & Gubits, LLP
Mark A. Krohn, Esq., CPA. – Jacobowitz & Gubits, LLP
Wayne Martin, CPA – Goldstein, Karlewicz & Goldstein
Kate Maloney – Orange Bank & Trust Company
Benjamin Mills, CPA – Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA, PC
Gary M. Schuster, Esq. – Jacobowitz & Gubits, LLP

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS SOCIETY
This society recognizes those legal and financial advisors for their commitment to our community and for their efforts to advance and encourage charitable giving throughout the region.

Tracy L. Badgley, CPA – Goldstein, Karlewicz & Goldstein, LLP
James Biagi, Esq.
Jacob Brett – Focused Wealth Management
Susan Brown Otto, CPA – International Tax Advisory Services, LLC
James Bufalo – Northwestern Mutual
Grace Caporale – Harness Caporale
Corinne Cody, CPA – Judelson, Giordano & Siegel CPA, PC
Austin DuBois, Esq. – Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP
Frank Dwyer – New Horizons Asset Management Group, LLC
Steven DeMundo – New York Life Insurance Company
Linda Hannigan – Sedore & Co.
Jeremy Havens, Esq. – Havens & Lichtenberg, PLLC
Martin Hersh, Esq. – Martin Hersh, Esq. 
Scott Lask – The Scott Lask Wealth Mangament Group
Kevin Mulqueen, CLU, ChFC, CFP – New York Life Insurance Company
Jonathan Rouis, CPA – Rouis & Company, LLP
Tiombe Tallie-Carter, Esq. – Tallie Carter Law
Rob Unger, CPA, CFE – Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA, PC
Deborah Weisman-Estis, Esq. – Rider, Weiner & Frankel, PC

SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE
This committee is responsible for planning Community Foundation events such as the Annual Reception and the Scholarship Reception.

Sue Bliss
Michael Bonura
Whitney Bowers
Molly Crist
Maria Ingrassia
Kristin Jensen
Pamela LaLonde
Barbara Malley
Tim McCausland
JoAnn Menendez
Bonnie J. Orr, CPA
Ximena Soehner
Carmen Vasquez
Dr. Michele Winchester-Vega
Allison Wynkoop
Derrik Wynkoop
Patricia Zang-DeClue

Upcoming Events

Apr
4
Tue
2017
Fund Representative Workshop & Dinner @ Orange County Chamber of Commerce Business Center - Larkin Conference Room
Apr 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This workshop is for:

  • Current Fund Representatives (and friends and families who help raise money for your fund)
  • Prospective Fund Representatives
  • Your Board Members
  • Your Volunteers

Please come for all or part of the session to learn about:

  • Investment Performance
  • How to cultivate legacy and other “non-traditional” gifts – now AND later
  • New ways to “grow” your fund, including donor-initiated fundraising events, fundraising trips, jewelry parties, and more
  • GiveGab online fundraising platform
  • Hudson Valley Gives 24-hour online giving event on May 17

RSVP by March 23 to admin@cfosny.org or call 845-769-9393 with names & contact information (phone & email)

Please RSVP so that we may plan for sufficient materials and food. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Apr
5
Wed
2017
CFOS Distribution Committee Meeting @ CFOS Conference Room
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

This is a closed event for CFOS Staff and Distribution Committee Members ONLY.

CFOS Distribution Committee Meeting @ CFOS Conference Room
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

This is a closed event for CFOS Staff and Distribution Committee Members ONLY.

Apr
20
Thu
2017
CFOS Finance Committee Meeting @ CFOS Conference Room
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

This is a closed event for CFOS Staff and Finance Committee Members ONLY.

Apr
26
Wed
2017
CFOS Executive Committee Meeting @ Walden Savings Bank Corporate HQ - 2nd Floor Board Room
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

This is a closed event for CFOS Staff and Executive Committee Members ONLY.

Apr
29
Sat
2017
Hudson Valley Light it Up Blue 2017 @ The Fountains of Wallkill
Apr 29 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 2:00 am

HUDSON VALLEY LIGHT IT UP BLUE 2017 CELEBRATION!

This year, all proceeds will benefit Beautiful People, the Orange County Chapter of Miracle League, for the development of Orange County’s FIRST ‘Field of Dreams’ so that ALL children have a chance to play baseball and enjoy the benefits of being a part of a team!

Raffles, Door Prizes & 50/50:
Over 100 Prizes were given away last year!

There is NO charge to attend.
Donations will be accepted at the Door and throughout the night.

Donations also accepted online:
www.hvlightitupblue.com

10 rooms have been blocked off at Home2 Suites by Hilton Middletown, NY, located at 600 Rte 211 East under code: HVLIUB. ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 8TH!
845-703-8000

Pasta Station will be donated by The Fountains of Wallkill.
Dessert Bar will be donated by You’re the Boss!
Grill Menu Available after 6:30PM
Cash Bar

Live Entertainment:
DJ Chewy & MC Ray Ayala
Live Bandeoke donated by HILLBILLY PARADE
AND THE HYPE!!!

May
1
Mon
2017
6th Annual Michael Ryan Zodda Foundation Golf Event @ Blue Hill Golf Course
May 1 @ 12:00 pm

Our Signature Event Raising Funds For AVM Research

Lunch and Dinner

Silent Auction, Raffles and Short Program

May
9
Tue
2017
Professional Advisor Seminar @ Orange County Chamber of Commerce Business Center
May 9 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan’s Professional Advisors Council will host an educational seminar and networking event for accountants, attorneys, financial advisors, and insurance representatives on May 9, 2017. The seminar will feature speakers from the NY State Attorney General’s Office and the NY State Office of Taxation & Finance. It will run from 4:30-7:30 p.m., in the Larkin Conference Room, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery, NY.

Pending approval, the seminar will offer two Continuing Legal Education or Continuing Professional Education credits for attorneys and accountants.

Sandra Giorno-Tocco, from the Attorney General’s office will talk about “The Role of the Attorney General in Detecting and Investigating Fraud, Embezzlement, and Diversion of Charitable Assets.” Afterwards, Mwisa Chisunka will provide an Inside Look at the NY State Tax Office, and provide a detailed discussion on estate taxes.

The event includes a buffet dinner. The cost is $35 for members of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and $40 for non-members. Full and partial scholarships, based on need, are available.  To register online visit http://cfosny.org/event, or call Sarah at (845) 769-9393.


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This seminar is sponsored by Goldstein, Karlewicz & Goldstein LLP; Orange County Bank & Trust; Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone Attorneys at Law; Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA, PC; and The Misner Agency, Inc. co-Sponsors include the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Women’s Bar Association of Orange & Sullivan Counties, a chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of NY.

May
17
Wed
2017
Hudson Valley Gives @ Hudson Valley
May 17 all-day

Hudson Valley Gives is a day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Hudson Valley Gives is an initiative of Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. Visit the event website for more details.

May
25
Thu
2017
CFOS Full Board Meeting and Annual Retreat @ TBD
May 25 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

This is a closed event for CFOS Staff and Board Members ONLY. This is our Annual Board Retreat and more details will follow.

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Montgomery, NY 12549
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