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Donations Accepted

Donations Accepted!

The Community Foundation provides simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving. We offer a variety of giving tools to help people achieve their charitable goals. You can make a gift of cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, or other assets to your community foundation. Most charitable gifts qualify for maximum tax advantage under federal law.
Each donor has a unique giving experience, tailored to suit his or her situation and goals.

Here are the basics—how you can create a fund at the Community Foundation. For more information, contact Karen VanHouten Minogue at karen@cfosny.org or Elizabeth Rowley at Elizabeth@cfosny.org .

  • You make a gift to your community foundation. You can give cash, appreciated stocks, real estate, or other assets.
  • We set up a special fund in your name, in the name of your family or business, or in honor of any person or organization you choose.
  • You receive tax benefits in the year your gift is made.
  • Based on the type of fund you establish, you may be able to stay involved in the good works your gift makes possible. You can recommend an area or organization you’d like your gift to support, or rely on the community foundation’s experienced program staff to determine and address the areas of greatest need in our community.
  • Our board issues grants in the name of the fund you establish (if you prefer, grants can be made anonymously).
  • We handle the administrative details.
  • Your gift can be placed into an endowment that is invested over time. Earnings from your fund are used to make grants addressing community needs. Your gift—and all future earnings from your gift—is a permanent source of community capital, helping do good work forever.

Learn more about charitable funds—great giving options.
Learn more about charitable instruments—how you can give.
Learn more about charitable assets—what you can give.

There is so much more we’d like you to know. For more information and ideas on ways to integrate your financial planning with charitable giving, ask your financial advisor or contact the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan at admin@cfosny.org. We pattern a plan working with you and your chosen legal and financial advisors to maximize the effect of your charitable goals.

We offer:

  • Custodianship
  • Management
  • Investment
  • Administration
  • Reporting
  • Compliance
  • Filing

Our Specialties:

Sound Financial Management

Led by a group of local volunteers who are financial experts, the Community Foundation wisely manages an investment program that provides prudent stewardship of the funds you contribute. We provide quarterly fund statements to keep you up to date on the fund’s financials.

Legal Requirements

It is our responsibility to stay current with the latest IRS requirements related to charitable giving and grant making and to advise you on any changes that may affect your fund. For example the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (H.R. 4) introduced new requirements for grants from Scholarship and Donor Advised Funds.

Expert Insight

It is our business to understand and evaluate the ever changing needs of our communities and to share that information with donors. We keep you up to date via our newsletter and we make personalized efforts to keep you informed about grantmaking opportunities.

Ease of Giving

We make it easy to establish or add to a fund, and we offer planned giving choices.
We are here to help you accomplish your charitable goals, so please contact us any time. Thank you very much for your continued generosity.

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.


Member or Non-member
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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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