Connecting People Who Care with Causes that Matter

Community Foundation Awards Board Member William J. Bratton, Jr. with Karen Minogue Award

Josh Sommers, CFOS Chairman, William J. Bratton, Jr., CFOS Board Member, Elizabeth Rowley, CFOS President and CEO

Over 100 people gathered at West Hills Country Club on February 15 for the Community Foundation’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event to celebrate William “Bill” J. Bratton, Jr. and honor him with the 2017 Karen Minogue Award for Distinguished Service. In its second year, this award is given to those who go above and beyond in giving back, not just to their community, but to the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS). Bill’s many contributions greatly surpass the typical norm of giving back, and he is an example for many.

Bill joined the Community Foundation family as a fund representative in 2002 when he and his wife, Mary, established the Michelle Renee Bratton Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of their late daughter who perished in the tragic event of 9/11. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating student from Pine Bush High School, with preference given to a candidate who will attend a four-year SUNY college or university, is a member of the National Honor Society and a member of the women’s swimming and diving team and/or a member of chorus. The scholarship fund has awarded over $37,000 to students since its inception.

“Bill’s commitment to community service and the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties is an example for others to follow,” said Community Foundation Chairman Josh Sommers. “Whether he quietly supports needy families during the holidays or gives worthy Pine Bush High School students scholarship opportunities through our Michelle Renee Bratton Memorial Scholarship Fund, he understands the importance of giving back and helping others.”

In 2003, Bill joined the Community Foundation Board of Directors and continues to serve as an active director. He has been a vital member of the board, serving as Vice President of Finance as well as Vice President of Distribution. Bill and Mary are both loyal supporters of the CFOS President’s Circle and Annual Reception, boasting a level of sponsorship as well as journal advertiser and attendee.

Bill is an invaluable asset to the Community Foundation and has been a loyal ambassador for our cause of connecting people who care with causes that matter. He has referred dozens of people to the Foundation, been featured in marketing videos, written collateral and has always willing to speak on the Foundation’s behalf. A more selfless and exceptional recipient cannot been found. The Community Foundation thanks Bill for his years of extraordinary service.

To make a donation to the Michelle Renee Bratton Memorial Scholarship Fund, click here.

Upcoming Events

Apr
27
Fri
2018
Newburgh Urban Farm and Food Initiative: Reception & Opening Exhibit @ 2 Alices Coffee Lounge
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Reception and Opening Exhibit: Photographs of Newburgh Urban Gardens, by Nancy Layne, and Opening Sale of Newburgh Urban Gardens Calendar. 

To purchase calendars click on the tickets link. 

Pre-ordered calendars will be available for pick up at this event. 

Apr
28
Sat
2018
Stewart Airport 5K on the Runway! @ Stewart International Airport
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

John us on the RUNWAY at Stewart!

5K fun run at Stewart Airport on the Runway to support the Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center! This is our 3rd annual 5K fun run, Saturday, April 28th at Stewart Airport! Register for the 5K on the Runway by April 7th before prices go up!! 

Use code 5KRWY for $5 off pre-registration!!

Have you run with us before? Use code RE5K18

Come run or walk with us at Stewart Airport! We’ll have food, music, gifts and auction items!

Third Annual Newburgh Urban Farming Fair
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Games, gardening, food and soil testing (bring your soil!) — all FREE fun for the whole family.

Grow food. Grow change.

Pre-ordered calendars will be available for pick up at this event. 

 

May
7
Mon
2018
MRZ Foundation 7th Annual Golf Outing @ New York Country Club
May 7 @ 7:30 am

Join us for a Day of Golf, Fun & Food

We are pleased to invite you to support our 7th Annual Golf Outing. Your contributions will directly support Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Research.

The funds we raise are awarded to The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), to continue our efforts in supporting research of vascular malformations of the brain and blood clotting disorders. We ask you to join our cause, support our foundation as a sponsor or golfer, and have a wonderful day celebrating the memory of Michael, the  namesake of our foundation who passed away from a blood clotting disorder.

Thank you for your support!

The register online click here.

 

May
12
Sat
2018
Nora Cronin Presentation Academy – Latin Dance Party Concert/Celebration @ Ritz Theater
May 12 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

On Saturday, May 12, 2018, NCPA will present a new Major Spring Fundraising Event, a Latin Dance Party Concert/Celebration featuring Tito Puente Jr. and his Ensemble, at the Ritz Theatre in Newburgh, NY. NCPA Board member Linda Magnusson Rosario and her husband Steve, have graciously agreed to underwrite this event, but we need your help to not only ensure a sold-out concert, but help pave the way to make this opportunity an annual spring fundraising event. 

How can you help? It’s simple- please mark your calendar, and help publicize the event, become a NCPA Latin Dance Party Ambassador by reaching out to your personal and business contacts to become sponsors of the vent, to buy tickets and/or place an ad in the vent program. 

We are also organizing a committee to assist with the event logistics, and if you’d like to be part of this committee, please contact me at DAassociatespr@gmail.com. 

Show your support today! We appreciate your assistance in making this Annual Spring Event a cornerstone of our NCPA fundraising efforts. 

Event details are posted on our website: www.noracroninpresentationacademy.org

May
23
Wed
2018
Professional Advisors Seminar @ Orange County Chamber of Commerce Business Center
May 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Professional Advisors Seminar

2 credit* seminar and networking event on Tax Reform and the Job Act of 2017.

Speaker: John Rosenberger, CPA, CGMA, Tax Partner, Goldstein, Karlewicz and Goldstein

Fees: $35 Members of NYSSCPA; $40 non-members

LIMITED SEATING. RESERVE NOW.

CREDITS: Attorneys – 2 CLE credits*; CPAs = 2CPE Credits*

**Credits are pending. This program is transitional and appropriate for experienced and newly admitted attorneys. The Women’s Bar Association of the State of NY is certified by the NY State Continuing Education Board as an accredited provider of continuing legal education in the State of NY. Full & partial scholarships, based on need, are available. For guidelines & information, call Maureen Crush at 845-897-3400.


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May
30
Wed
2018
Terwilliger Family Legacy Fund for Charitable Endeavors ~ An Evening with Deborah @ Robibero Winery
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Connections & Conversations with The Other Side: An Evening with Psychic/Medium Deborah Hanlon

$45.00 per person includes light hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar.

Optional wine tasting from 6-7 pm, for an additional $12 per person, payable at the door.

Have you ever met Deborah? If you haven’t you are going to really WANT TO! Imagine a regular mom of three boys with a wild and intriguing ability to connect YOU with your loved ones who have crossed over!! Sit in amazement at her ability to be specific, make you laugh until you cry, and cry until you LAUGH. This is ONE event that cannot be repeated. We can assure you – There is NO OTHER Medium like Deborah Hanlon! Not everyone is guaranteed to receive a message but Deborah does her best to keep you entertained, informed and intrigued.

For more information about Deborah please click here.


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Jun
11
Mon
2018
1st Annual Dustin James Fallen Police Officer Memorial Fund Golf Tournament @ West Hills Country Club
Jun 11 @ 11:00 pm – 11:15 pm

To purchase tickets or sponsorships via credit card click here. 

To purchase tickets or sponsorships via cash or check please email dustinjamesmemorial@gmail.com

$150.00 per golfer – includes greens fees, cart, range balls, lockers, lunch cocktail hour, dinner, 2 hour open bar and welcome bag
$65.00 cocktail hour/dinner ticket – includes 2 hour open bar and dinner

Click here to view a full list of sponsor opportunities.

Jun
23
Sat
2018
We Have Your 6 2nd Annual Pledge Run @ Rider Trendz
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Jul
9
Mon
2018
1st Annual Christine Thomas Memorial Foundation Golf Tournament @ West Hills Country Club
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am

Monday, July 9, 2018
Registration and Lunch to start at 11:00 AM
Shotgun Scramble Start at 12:00 PM
Cocktail Style Dining and Award Reception at 5:00 PM

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