Connecting People Who Care with Causes that Matter

For Professional Advisors

Do My Clients Need The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan?

Is giving through a community foundation right for your clients?

Answer these seven questions to find out!

  1. Do I have clients who care deeply about their local community?
  2. Do they give to more than one charitable cause?
  3. Are they interested in creating a personal or family legacy in their community?
  4. Are they considering the creation of a private foundation, but concerned about cost and administrative complexity?
  5. Would they like to stay personally involved in the use of their gift dollars?
  6. Do they want to receive maximum tax benefit for their charitable contributions under federal law?
  7. Do they place a priority on sound financial management of their contributions?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, your clients would benefit from knowing more about The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. Please call 845-769-9393 to get started today, or email us directly.

Talking with your Clients about Charitable Giving

Many advisors face a delicate dilemma.  They want to discuss charitable giving with their clients, but they need to avoid appearing to influence their clients to support a specific charity.  That’s where the Community Foundation is your partner in philanthropy.

The Community Foundation is a single, convenient vehicle for meeting a variety of your client’s charitable interests. We work through you. You stay in control of your client relationships.

We partner with you. We provide support, information, sample fund agreements, bequest language, and expertise on charitable giving and grantmaking.

We help you build stronger relationships with your clients.  Your clients will appreciate the charitable impact and tax advantages you help them achieve.

We can help you as a professional advisor by providing:

  • Personalized gift planning illustrations for your clients ranging from charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, wealth replacement options and insurance trust illustrations.
  • Confidential gift planning – your client can create an anonymous charitable fund if they wish.
  • Legal review of fund documents – the Community Foundation’s legal council will provide assistance with documents.

We offer flexibility for your clients:  Whatever your client’s charitable wish – to support education, to aid the homeless and every imaginable charitable purpose in between, we can be a valuable resource.  Your clients can select one or a combination of many types of funds in order to fulfill their charitable dreams, while achieving maximum tax benefits.

We will ensure that if a change of circumstances makes compliance with the terms of the gift instrument “unnecessary, undesirable, impractical or impossible,” we will carry on your client’s charitable wishes in perpetuity.
Please use the links to the right to learn more about our planned giving arrangements and educational resources available as you help your clients achieve their charitable ambitions.

Contact Elizabeth Rowley, President and CEO, to access without charge, the gift planning experience of the Community Foundation.

Upcoming Events

Feb
22
Wed
2017
CFOS Executive Committee Meeting @ Walden Savings Bank Corporate HQ - 2nd Floor Board Room
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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

Mar
12
Sun
2017
St. Pat’s Ramble Grand Marshal Cocktail Reception @ Ward's Bridge Inn
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Village of Montgomery St. Pat’s Ramble Committee is proud to announce the selection of Pat Pskowski as the 2017 St. Pat’s Ramble Grand Marshal. Please join us in congratulating Pat. A cocktail reception will be held in her honor. 

Reservations required in advance. 

Hors d’oeuvres / Cash bar

To reserve your reception tickets, please contact the event organizer. 

Mar
17
Fri
2017
Hudson Valley Animal Shelter Grant Application Deadline
Mar 17 all-day

This is the deadline for applications to be submitted and accepted by the Community Foundation. For more information please contact the event contact. For the downloadable application please visit the website URL. 

Mar
18
Sat
2017
2017 Run for the Gold 5K @ Village of Montgomery
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am
Mar
23
Thu
2017
CFOS Full Board Meeting @ Orange County Chamber of Commerce Business Center - Larkin Conference Room
Mar 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

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.

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30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Suite 203
Montgomery, NY 12549
Ph: (845) 769-9393
Fax: (845) 769-9391
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