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For Donors

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

Oct
19
Thu
2017
CFOS Finance Committee Meeting @ CFOS Conference Room
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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

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

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

Oct
26
Thu
2017
Make Philanthropy Great Again! @ Orange County Chamber of Commerce Larkin Conference Room
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan for a FREE SEMINAR with speakers Susan Diamond, MSW Agent, New York Life Insurance Company, Bonnie Orr, CPA, Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA, P.C. and Richard Shapiro, Esq., Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP to bring together donors and prospects and educate them on how to be a philanthropist, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder, and help build the capacity for engaged philanthropy  – so that they can achieve their philanthropic ambitions for themselves, their families and their communities.

In this seminar we will cover:

  • wealth transfer
  • heir preparedness and philanthropic planning
  • philanthropic tax strategies,
  • differences among charitable vehicles
  • how to activate a strategic giving plan
  • look at charity as a way to transfer wealth, Benefits of donating long-term appreciated assets or complex assets
  • help identify and meet their long term goals, how to articulate charitable goals and implement effective gifts.

Light refreshments will be served.

To reserve your spot at this seminar, please email Sarah Pruschki at sarah@cfosny.org

Oct
28
Sat
2017
Give Back to the Youth Trunk or Treat @ New Wonders Learning Center
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The 1st Annual Give Back to the Youth Trunk or Treat will be held at

New Wonders Learning Center, 201 Dolson Ave, Middletown, NY

on October 28th

from 12pm – 2pm

Vendor set up starts at 10:30 am

All vendors must sign and return form along with payment of $25.00 back to New Wonders Learning Center,

by Friday October 20th.

All checks can be made payable to: New Wonders Learning Center, Inc.

YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN TABLE AND SET UP MATERIALS.

YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE TO DISPOSE OF YOUR OWN TRASH.

Contact Valarie Petersen with any questions: 845-648-5527 or valariei@hotmail.com

This event will support the Friends of Orange County Youth Bureau charitable fund for services and special projects not currently in the Youth Bureau’s operating budget. Learn more at https://cfosny.org.

Click here to download a vendor form

Boos & Booze Halloween Bash! @ Stony Ford Golf Course
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

The St. Pat’s Ramble invites you to join us at our 1st Annual Boos & Booze HALLOWEEN BASH!
*21 and Older Please-ID is required for entry*

$25.00 Per person
Includes: Buffet Stations, Hors d’oeuvres & Desserts!
*Signature Drink specials featured by ANGRY ORCHARD!
*Beer Specials!
*50/50 Raffle

*DJ E-Rock spinning the tunes!
*Costume Contest: including prizes for…
Best Overall, Best Couple, Funniest, Scariest, and more!

PROCEEDS TO SUPPORT THE ST. PAT’S RAMBLE!

Tickets are available for purchase online, or at Copperfield’s Pub (Cash Only)

 

Oct
29
Sun
2017
Women’s University Club of Middletown Fall Luncheon @ The Table
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm

Your Hosts:
Maria Ingrassia, Emily Green & Andrea Nilon

Guest Speaker:
Ann Marie Maglione
Director, Orange County New York Office for the Aging

Menu
Fried Green Salad
Entree (choose one)
A~Waldorf Turkey Sandwich – B~Cranberry Chicken Wrap – C~Big Island Sandwich made with Ham
*indicate choice of entree using letter on RSVP
Dessert – Key Lime or Peanut Butter Mousse
Coffee/Tea and soft drinks included & Cash Bar

RSVP: October 23rd (Please do not call The Table to make a reservation.)

Make checks payable to: Women’s University Club of Middletown
Mail payment, guest names and entree choice letters to:

Maria Ingrassia
59 Eisenhower Drive
Middletown, NY 10940

Nov
3
Fri
2017
“Leaving a Legacy for Youth” Dress Down Day
Nov 3 all-day
Nov
10
Fri
2017
Veterans Day – Office Closed
Nov 10 all-day
Nov
15
Wed
2017
CFOS Full Board Meeting @ Anthony's Pier 9
Nov 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

This is a closed event for CFOS Staff and Board Members ONLY. This event will be immediately followed by the 2017 Annual Reception.

2017 Annual Reception @ Anthony's Pier 9
Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Anthony & Nancy Kane, of Forestburgh Sullivan County Honorees

Tom & Janet Sullivan, of Monroe Orange County Honorees

Please join us as we honor two outstanding couples, Tom & Janet Sullivan and Anthony & Nancy Kane, for their commitment to community. Both couples are respected business and civic leaders, with dedication beyond compare.
Individually, they are committed to multiple charities and causes; collectively, they are committed to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties. Our 2017 honorees are volunteers, philanthropists, and friends who have impacted the lives of many!

Come celebrate their successes as we present them with the David T. Cocks Award for Commitment to Community. This prestigious award is given to individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to enrich the lives of others. Named in honor of David T. Cocks, who served the Community Foundation with distinction as Vice President of Finance from 2002-2011, this award is given annually in recognition of outstanding community service and leadership.

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