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.
This committee ensures that proper financial management is in place
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
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
Philip Guarnieri – Empire State Bank
Heather Howley – Independent Helicopters
Scott Lerner – Washingtonville High School
Dali Levy – Catskill Promotions, LLC
Dot Pinckney – Seely & Durland, Inc.
Amanda Wilson – Masci & Hale Advanced Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry
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
Gerald N. Jacobowitz
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.
Bonnie J. Orr, CPA
Dr. Michele Winchester-Vega
Our Signature Event Raising Funds For AVM Research
Lunch and Dinner
Silent Auction, Raffles and Short Program
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.
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.
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.
This is a closed event for CFOS Staff and Board Members ONLY. This is our Annual Board Retreat and more details will follow.
Tickets are $45 per person
All proceeds go directly to Marcello’s Miracle Foundation
*Donations are tax deductible
This is a closed event for CFOS Staff and Finance Committee Members ONLY.
This is a closed event for CFOS Staff and Executive Committee Members ONLY.
- Financial Assistance Available for Teens in Need
- Over a Hundred Local Nonprofits Registered for “Hudson Valley Gives” Second Annual Regional Day of Online Giving Scheduled for May 17
- Ambitious Students Become Community Foundation’s Youngest Fund Representatives to Date
- Community Foundation Awards Board Member William J. Bratton, Jr. with Karen Minogue Award
- Zylofone Performing Arts Center for Special Needs Establishes Agency Endowment Fund
- Hudson Valley Animal Shelter Fund Announces Available Grants
- Fiscal Sponsorship Awarded to Goshen Art League
- Famed Local Blues Musician to be Remembered, New Fund Established at CFOS to Award Grants & Scholarships in Memory of Bill Perry
- Make a Difference Fund Announces Orange County Grant Recipients for 2016
- Make a Difference Fund Announces Sullivan County Grant Recipients for 2016