Emily Heghmann, a graduating senior of Minisink Valley High School was awarded an $8,000 scholarship through the FF Thomas J. Foley Memorial Scholarship Fund, a charitable fund administered through the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. Emily will be attending Syracuse University this fall and majoring in Psychology.
The FF Thomas J. Foley Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2001, as a tribute to an American hero who made the ultimate sacrifice while savings tens of thousands of lives during the tragic events of September 11, 2001. This scholarship fund is a lasting legacy to the life of Firefighter Thomas J. Foley and assists the children of fellow FDNY firefighters in meeting the expenses of post-secondary educational costs.
About the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan:
This year, the Community Foundation celebrates 15years of charitable leadership and philanthropy. The Foundation has significantly increased local charitable funds and empowered donors to make a profound difference in the quality of life in our regionwith the creation of over 180 funds that will provide grants and scholarships forever! Since 1999, the Foundation has been an effective steward of the community’s charitable resources and has been a leader in the administration of scholarships, and grant making for the benefit of nonprofit organizations in Orange and Sullivan Counties, and beyond.
Contributions tothe FF Thomas J. Foley Memorial Scholarship Fund may be made to CFOS-The FF Thomas J. Foley Memorial Scholarship Fund and sent to the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Suite 202, Montgomery, NY 12549. Secure online donations may also be made at www.cfoc-ny.org. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All gifts are tax deductible under current tax laws.