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New Charitable Fund Honors Three Generations by Awarding Grants & Scholarships

Every Christmas season, Terry Terwilliger rang the bell to collect donations for the Salvation Army. Though he died 13 years ago, a newly established charitable fund will pay tribute to him and three generations of his family by awarding scholarships to Wallkill Senior High School graduates and giving grants to local nonprofits. The Terwilliger Family Legacy Fund for Charitable Endeavors honors everyday people and life-long Wallkill residents who worked hard, served their community, and believed in charitable giving. As a component fund of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, disbursements will be made in memory of Fred C. and Terry W, Terwilliger, both respected community bank executives; Frederica V. Terwilliger, an elementary and Sunday School teacher; and Bryan T. Terwilliger, a laborer with Local 17.

The Terwilliger Family Legacy Fund for Charitable Endeavors will provide scholarships to Wallkill High School (Ulster County) graduates seeking a degree in banking, teaching, or mental wellness/social work/psychiatry. Preference will be given to applicants to Babson College and Rutgers University, for banking or finance, or SUNY New Paltz, for teaching. The fund will also give scholarships and grants to students and nonprofits focusing on mental wellness, cancer-related initiatives, or serving people with disabilities, with preference given to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-Hudson Valley Chapter and ACCESS: Supports for Living. Students should see their school guidance counselor to apply for the “Terwilliger Family Legacy” scholarship.

Fred Terwilliger started work as a young boy cleaning spittoons at The Valley National Bank in the Hamlet of Wallkill and worked his way up to Bank President before he retired. His son, Terry, also started his career at Valley National, staying on through its merger with KeyBank and rising to executive ranks before moving to Wallkill Valley Federal Savings and Loan as vice president of operations/development. He and his parents were active civically and believed strongly in supporting their community – with service and finances. Their collective civic involvement included service with Occupations, Inc. (now ACCESS: Supports for Living), Orange County Rehabilitation Services, Inc., Salvation Army, Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, Wallkill Central School District Board of Education, Huguenot Historical Society, Terwilliger Family Association, Wallkill Reformed Church, Wallkill Public Library, and Wallkill Lions Club. Sizable bequests were left in their Wills to support causes important to them. A new generation, however, hopes to inspire others to continue this tradition of local philanthropy — while they are living — and support local students. Their goal is to raise $20,000.00 within five years.

Contributions may be made to CFOS-Terwilliger Family Legacy Fund for Charitable Endeavors and sent to the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Suite 203, Montgomery, NY 12549. Secure online donations may also be made at: www.cfosny.org/our-funds/donor-advised/terwilliger-family-legacy-fund-for-charitable-endeavors. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All gifts are tax deductible under current tax laws. For more information, call the Community Foundation at (845) 769-9393.

About the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan: Based in Montgomery, NY, the Foundation “connects people who care with causes that matter.” Established in 1999, the Foundation helps philanthropic individuals, businesses and organizations establish charitable funds that will award grants and scholarships, for good, for ever. The Foundation has significantly increased the region’s charitable capital and has empowered donors to make a profound difference in the quality of life in our region. Since inception, the Foundation, with its donors and fund representatives, has awarded more than $8.5 million in grants and scholarships, including more than $325,000 in scholarships last year alone to 140 students from 27 different school districts. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan currently administers about 250 charitable funds that support animal welfare, arts and culture, education, the environment, and health and human services.

Upcoming Events

Aug
21
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2017
The 19th Annual Willie Carter Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Golf Classic @ West Hills Country Club
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

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Aug
23
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2017
CFOS Executive Committee Meeting @ Walden Savings Bank Corporate HQ - 2nd Floor Board Room
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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

Sep
4
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2017
Labor Day – Office Closed
Sep 4 all-day
Sep
16
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2017
Aviation Scholarship Reception: Marius Ivascu Aviation Foundation @ Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
Sep 16 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for the 1st ever Marius Ivascu Aviation Scholarship Reception!

Nearly 3 years ago this fund was created to honor the legacy of Marius Ivascu. Help us continue to pay it forward by attending our reception on September 16th, 2017 at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. 

As we continue to award scholarships we need your support!

We’ll be providing small bites and cocktails after the Old Rhinebeck’s Airshow. Learn how you can support local aviation and keep his memory alive!

Date/Time: September 16th, 2017
4:30pm – 7pm

Where: The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
9 Norton Rd, Red Hook, NY 12571

Cost: $40 in advance and $45 at the door

If you are unable to attend, please consider supporting the
Marius Ivascu Aviation Scholarship Foundation

Sep
28
Thu
2017
CFOS Full Board Meeting @ Orange County Chamber of Commerce Business Center- Larkin Conference Room
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Oct
4
Wed
2017
CFOS Distribution Committee Meeting @ CFOS Conference Room
Oct 4 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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Oct
9
Mon
2017
Columbus Day – Office Closed
Oct 9 all-day
Oct
19
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2017
CFOS Finance Committee Meeting @ CFOS Conference Room
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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Oct
25
Wed
2017
CFOS Executive Committee Meeting @ Walden Savings Bank Corporate HQ - 2nd Floor Board Room
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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Nov
10
Fri
2017
Veterans Day – Office Closed
Nov 10 all-day

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