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Committees

The Community Foundation functions with the help of many volunteers. We are very grateful for their services and are always looking for new volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the Community Foundation, click here to download an application.

AUDIT
This committee ensures that proper financial management is in place

Andrew Pavloff, CPA, Chair – Waschitz Pavloff CPA LLP
John Davies – Salisbury Bank New York Region
William Quackenbush – Advent Valuation Advisors, LLC
Amanda Ward – The Center for Discovery

FINANCE & INVESTMENT
This committee manages the Foundation’s assets.

Christopher Corallo (Treasurer) – Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
Maggie Smith (Asst. Treasurer) – First Federal Savings of Middletown
David Apps – Lakeland Bank
Fuat Bagsever – Eagle Strategies, LLC
Kevin DeHond – Wilmington Trust
Domenick T. Del Rosso, CPA, MST – Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA, P.C.
Don Frommer – Community Volunteer
Donald Karlewicz, CPA – Goldstein, Karlewicz & Goldstein, LLP
David Mistretta – Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Patrick Murphy, CPA – Cornerstone Family Healthcare
Kurtis Nordahl – RBT CPAS, LLP
Robert Quinlan – Quinlan Care LLC
Josh Sommers (Chairman, member at large) – Focus Media
Tom Sperzel – Empire State Bank

DISTRIBUTION
This committee is responsible for overseeing the grantmaking program, scholarships, and education loan program

Gerald Skoda (Chair) – Skoda Enterprises, Inc.
Molly Crist – Onward Travel
Colleen Emery- Sullivan Renaissance c/o Beaverkill Foundation
Ron Feller
Philip Guarnieri – Empire State Bank
Heather Howley – Independent Helicopters
Sandy Leonard
Scott Lerner – Washingtonville High School
Dali Levy – Catskill Promotions, LLC
Eileen Phillips – Community Volunteer
Dot Pinckney – Seely & Durland, Inc.
Norma Schadt
Ed Stoddard
Amanda Wilson – Masci & Hale Advanced Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry

GOVERNANCE
This committee is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the dynamic performance of the Board of Directors — individually and as a cohesive unit — is effective and compliant with generally accepted ethical and operational standards and legal regulations.

Bonnie Orr, Chair
Josh Sommers
Eric Fuentes
Derrik Wynkoop
Gerald N. Jacobowitz
Susan Najork
RJ Smith

DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING COMMITTEE
This committee works to enhance branding and marketing messaging of the Community Foundation

Tim McCausland (Chair)- Orange Bank & Trust Company
Gianna Franco – Spectrum
Jean Campbell Galli – Campbell Galli Communications
Lynn Haskin – Crystal Run Healthcare
George Kinne – Jeff Bank
Dr. Michelle A. Koury – Crystal Run Healthcare
Shannon McSweeney – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
June Musollino – BBG&G Advertising
Gary Siegel – CD Trips, LLC
Josh Sommers (Chairman, member at large) – Focus Media
Laine Spadola, DDS – Masci & Hale Advanced Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry 
Candace Varetoni – Orange Bank & Trust Company
Derrik Wynkoop – Walden Savings Bank

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS COUNCIL

This council is comprised of attorneys, accountants, and financial planners. This council is responsible for holding seminars for Professional Advisors and assists in creating a Professional Advisor E-newsletter every quarter.

Richard J. Shapiro, Esq. (Chair) – Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP
Matthew Watkins – US Wealth Management, LLC
Don Badgley – Northwestern Mutual
Maureen Crush, Esq. – Crush & Varma Law Group, PC
Todd Goldstein – The Misner Agency, Inc.
J. Sadler Hayes – Sadler Hayes Associates, Inc.
Edie Haughney, CIMA – Ameriprise
Gerald N. Jacobowitz, Esq. – Jacobowitz & Gubits, LLP
Mark A. Krohn, Esq., CPA. – Jacobowitz & Gubits, LLP
Wayne Martin, CPA – Goldstein, Karlewicz & Goldstein
Kate Maloney – Orange Bank & Trust Company
Benjamin Mills, CPA – Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA, PC
Gary M. Schuster, Esq. – Jacobowitz & Gubits, LLP

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS SOCIETY
This society recognizes those legal and financial advisors for their commitment to our community and for their efforts to advance and encourage charitable giving throughout the region.

Tracy L. Badgley, CPA – Goldstein, Karlewicz & Goldstein, LLP
James Biagi, Esq.
Jacob Brett – Focused Wealth Management
Susan Brown Otto, CPA – International Tax Advisory Services, LLC
James Bufalo – Northwestern Mutual
Grace Caporale – Harness Caporale
Corinne Cody, CPA – Judelson, Giordano & Siegel CPA, PC
Austin DuBois, Esq. – Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP
Frank Dwyer – New Horizons Asset Management Group, LLC
Steven DeMundo – New York Life Insurance Company
Linda Hannigan – Sedore & Co.
Jeremy Havens, Esq. – Havens Law Firm
Martin Hersh, Esq. – Martin Hersh, Esq. 
Scott Lask – The Scott Lask Wealth Mangament Group
Kevin Mulqueen, CLU, ChFC, CFP – New York Life Insurance Company
Jonathan Rouis, CPA – Rouis & Company, LLP
Tiombe Tallie-Carter, Esq. – Tallie Carter Law
Rob Unger, CPA, CFE – Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA, PC
Deborah Weisman-Estis, Esq. – Rider, Weiner & Frankel, PC

SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE
This committee is responsible for planning Community Foundation events such as the Annual Reception and the Scholarship Reception.

Sue Bliss
Michael Bonura
Whitney Bowers
Molly Crist
Kristin Jensen
Pamela LaLonde
Barbara Malley
Tim McCausland
JoAnn Menendez
Bonnie J. Orr, CPA
Ximena Soehner
Carmen Vasquez
Allison Wynkoop
Derrik Wynkoop
Patricia Zang-DeClue

Upcoming Events

Sep
28
Thu
2017
CFOS Full Board Meeting @ Orange County Chamber of Commerce Business Center- Larkin Conference Room
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

Oct
4
Wed
2017
CFOS Distribution Committee Meeting @ CFOS Conference Room
Oct 4 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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

Oct
8
Sun
2017
The Siegel Family Music and Arts Endowment Fund @ Downtown BARN
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Oct
9
Mon
2017
Columbus Day – Office Closed
Oct 9 all-day
Oct
15
Sun
2017
NY Jets vs. NE Patriots Football Trip to Metlife Stadium @ Metlife Stadium
Oct 15 @ 7:30 am – 7:30 pm

Join CD Trips for a trip to Metlife Stadium on Sunday, October 15th when the New York Jets take on their eastern division rivals and 2017 Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots. Included is an awesome pre-game tailgate party with great food hosted/prepared by Erin and Allan Lipsky, CD Trips snack pack & escort, onboard movie, bus driver gratuity & loads of fun. This trip will benefit the Child Care Council of Orange County & Friends of the Orange County Youth Bureau Fund at The Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan.

 

Package Includes:
R/T transportation on Rolling V Motor Coach
Jets Front Line PhotoTicket to the Game
CD Trips Tailgate Party prepared by Erin and Allan Lipsky – Menu Below 
CD Trips Snack Pack
Optional Last Licks Boxed Lunch (Add $12 pp)
CD Trips Onboard Escort
Feature Movie
Bus Driver Gratuity
Fun! Fun! Fun!

Tailgate Menu: BBQ Chicken Wings, Buffalo Chicken Wings, Erin’s Famous Chili, Chicken Jumbalaya, Hot Dog station with condiments, Pasta Salad and/or Mac & Cheese, Corn Bread, Water/Soda and MORE! *Menu is subject to change.
Tailgate is being hosted/prepared by Erin and Allan Lipsky

Itinerary
7:30    AM    Departure from Liberty – Darbee Lane Municipal Lot
7:50    AM    Pickup in Monticello – Thompson Square Mall Route 42
8:00    AM    Pickup in Rock Hill – Farmer’s Market Parking Lot Exit 109
8:15    AM    Pickup at Wurtsboro Park and Ride Exit 113 off I-86/SR 17
8:30    AM    Pickup at Circleville Park and Ride Exit 119 off I-86/SR 17
8:50    AM    Pickup at Monroe Park and Ride  Exit 129 off I-86/SR 17
10:00  AM    Arrive Metlife Stadium
Enjoy CD Trips Tailgate Party prepared by Erin and Allan Lipsky  – Woohoo!
1:00    PM    KICKOFF – New York Jets vs New England Patriots
4:30    PM    Depart Metlife Stadium (or 1/2 hour after game ends)
6:15    PM    Dropoff in Monroe
6:35    PM    Dropoff in Circleville
6:55    PM    Dropoff in Wurtsboro
7:10    PM    Dropoff in Rock Hill
7:20    PM    Dropoff in Monticello
7:30    PM    Return to Liberty
+ Itinerary subject to change based on end time of game & traffic

About the Friends of the Orange County Youth Bureau Fund: The fund was created to enhance existing and/or provide additional services that are not currently in the Youth Bureau’s operating budget. This fund will be utilized for special projects (i.e. youth scholarships, skill building opportunities for children, youth, young adults, and families). Orange County Youth Bureau’s Mission: To promote positive youth development through County-wide integrated planning, funding, monitoring, coordinating and developing youth and family services programs for Orange County youth ages 0-21. Promoting Positive Youth Development since. 1978! Donations are fully tax-deductible charitable contributions and should be made payable to CFOS-Friends of the Orange County Youth Bureau Fund. 

 

About the Child Care Council of Orange County: Organized as a Non-Profit Corporation in 1971. The Council was organized to coordinate, assist and promote day care services in Orange County. Original funding came from RECAP (Regional Economic Community Action Program) and services were referrals to parents and training of child care center staff. In l978 reduced funding to RECAP caused us to lose their funding. Via a group of center directors, they tried working with parents needing child care and to hold trainings at each other’s site to maintain staff development for about five years. Through the 1980’s they accessed funding of discretionary funds from one of our Assemblywomen and hired a director to continue parent referrals, were a resource for Work Family Directions parent referrals, became a sponsor of CACFP (Child Adult Care Food Program) and hired another staff person. About then the County started to certify Family Day Care Providers and they were given funding to train providers. With the 1990’s they became stronger, hired additional staff and were awarded the CCR&R (Child Care Resource and Referral) contract from NYS DSS (Department of Social Services) and in about 1994 were given the Registrar contract by Orange County. Today they continue all of the above services under contracts from NYS OCFS (Office of Children and Family Services – www.ocfs.state.ny.org) , USDA NYS DOH CACFP (United States Department of Agriculture, Department of Health – www.fns.usda.gov), Orange County DSS (Department of Social Services), and Professional Development Program (http://www.ecetp.pdp.albany.edu/). They charge minimal fees for enhanced training, work with providers on CDA (Child Development Associate credential – www.cdacouncil.org) and SACC (Afterschool Works NY credential –www.afterschoolwksny.org), and for program accreditation (refer to child care professionals on our website).

 

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

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

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