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Testimonials

We asked our fund representatives what they love about us and why they put their trust in us.
Here’s what they had to say:

“My good friend, Spencer McLaughlin was a true believer and a leader of our community. Following his passing at way too young an age, there was no better way to say thank you to Spencer for his leadership than establishing a charitable fund in his memory. I hope that continues to fund his commitment to our community for many years to come.” – Alan Seidman, Spencer McLaughlin Fund

“The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra believes that the Community Foundation provides a valuable service to the non-profits in the Hudson River Valley. During the past year, we increased our assets under the management by the CFOS by approximately $25,000, and were delighted that Elizabeth Rowley could deliver a short presentation at the luncheon that kicked off our Planned Giving Initiative.”
-John Bliss, Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra Fund

“We desired an ongoing memorial recognition for our fathers that provided help to young people considering a future in agriculture. CFOS gave us the opportunity to have professional guidance every step of the way and the peace of mind that the process would be perpetuated into the future.” -Jeff Crist, Edward R. and J. Roscoe Crist Memorial Scholarship Fund

“We had a vision and a need to create a fund that would support adults with Autism. I was told that it would be a monumental task and a lot of money to get that vision created. I was advised to give CFOS a call and see if they can help. It took one meeting, about an hour and our fund was created! I was blown away by the ease, the support, and the oversight that CFOS provided and continues to provide.”
-Jay Anthony, Jay & Carol Anthony Foundation for Autism Support

“The Community Foundation provided a one stop shop to expedite the establishment of the legal, financial entities while providing the ongoing administrative services. A few months later, we were on stage presenting our first scholarship. It’s been a rewarding 15 years, and we’ve never looked back.” -William J. Bratton, Michelle Renee Bratton Memorial Scholarship Fund

“It has been almost six years since our family’s tragedy. We began our unique relationship with the Community Foundation shortly after. How do we memorialize our beloved sixteen year old son, grandson, brother…? With the guidance and support of CFOS we established a Memorial Scholarship Fund in Justin’s memory. It fills our hearts to know we can share our annual fundraising effort – WALK FOR JUSTIN – with young students from the community who comforted and supported us – 8 scholarships have been awarded to date. Community Foundation paved the way and provided the support and expertise necessary for us to achieve our goal – all in memory of Justin!”
-Camille Stack, Justin T. Dimino Memorial Scholarship Fund

“When establishing the Corinne Feller Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research and Awareness, I chose to work with the Community Foundation because I wanted the peace of mind of knowing that administrative challenges would be professionally handled.” 
-Nicole Feller Lee, Corinne Feller Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research and Awareness

“The Community Foundation has always been there to make sure our family’s fund receives individualized attention, from guidance regarding the fund’s creation & scholarship criteria, to helping us organize fundraising events, to providing opportunities for networking and growing our fund. The staff is attentive and responsive, and even though they administer countless other funds, they interact with us in a way that always makes us feel that our goals are top priority.” -The Stamm Family, Joshua Stamm Memorial Scholarship Fund

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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7 night stay at The Verandah Caribbean Resort and Spa – Antigua
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