Elizabeth works with the Board of Directors, professional advisors and volunteers to plan, structure, implement, and monitor an effective development program that will increase endowed and non-endowed assets, develop and maintain good relationships with nonprofit organizations, and steward current and prospective donors. Elizabeth is an Orange County native with a strong background in development and marketing having worked at Inspire – Orange County Cerebral Palsy Association and the Town of Wallkill Boys & Girls Club prior to joining the staff at the Community Foundation. She is a 2004 graduate of Emerson College with a degree in Marketing Communications. Elizabeth is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Orange and obtained her Certified Fundraising Executive certification in 2014. She is currently the President of the Board of Directors of Safe Harbors of the Hudson, a Trustee of the Garnet Health Foundation, a Sustaining Member of Junior League of Orange County, and is a member of the Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Auxiliary and the Middletown Women’s University Club. She is also a Past-President of the Mid-Hudson Valley Association of Fundraising Professionals. Biz resides in the City of Newburgh with her husband Bill Fioravanti, their daughter Mira and stepdaughter Caterina.
Stacey Muller is the Director of Finance and Operations of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. As the Director of Finance, Stacey is responsible for all the accounting and reporting for the Foundation as well as each respective component fund. She is also the point person for Donor Initiated Fundraising and ensuring compliance within the IRS Guidelines, as well as payroll, and many other office needs. Stacey is an Orange County native with a strong background in bookkeeping practices and accounting principles. Stacey is a 1992 graduate of Orange County Community College with an AAS Degree in Business Management. After working in the construction field for over 20 years, Stacey joined the Community Foundation in 2007 and has become quite adept using the foundations newest software Community Suite (CSuite) that the Foundation utilizes for the allocation and accounting of all our funds. Stacey currently resides in Maybrook with her husband Kenneth Muller.
Melissa Pawlak is the Programs & Donor Services Coordinator at the Community Foundation. The Community Foundation’s extensive scholarship and grant programs are managed by Melissa. From building applications to awarding funds to students/nonprofits, she is the point of contact for any donor requests in regard to outgoing funds. Melissa also works with special projects/programs, establishing connections between donors and nonprofits, and any other areas as needed. Melissa is a graduate of Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics and a minor in Business Administration. After graduation, she worked at Need2Know, a startup company based in New York City. As a dedicated community volunteer and donor, Melissa has always been driven towards nonprofit work. In 2018, she followed her drive to work in nonprofit and joined the team at the Community Foundation. She is the Chapter Administrator of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter and volunteers at the Animal Rescue Foundation in Beacon, NY and among other Hudson Valley organizations
Megan is the Communications & Administrative Associate that aids all internal functions and supports staff members on administrative projects as needed. She oversees daily gift entry and acknowledgments and is the first point of contact for those visiting or calling the office. She also assists with marketing and communications activities including all social media, electronic marketing, and newsletters. Megan is a 2011 graduate of Mount Saint Mary College and holds a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Art. She is a former HR Generalist at a nonprofit for children with disabilities and Office Manager for a PEO in Long Island. She is an established professional with more than ten years in the field of Office Operations. Martini recently relocated to the Hudson Valley from Long Island with her husband.
Nicole serves as an ambassador for CFOS, meeting with new and prospective donors and organizations and making presentations to interested groups and organizations. She is responsible for overall marketing, development planning, external communications and media relations. Previously, Nicole was a vice president at Focus Media in Goshen, N.Y. The Founder and Executive Director of The Corinne Feller Memorial Fund created in memory of her sister, Corinne Feller, Nicole successfully promotes events, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for ovarian cancer awareness, research and quality of life initiatives. The fund was the first to be administered by CFOS. A former television journalist, Nicole worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at stations throughout the Hudson Valley and earned a Cable Ace Award for journalistic excellence. Additionally, Access Supports for Living awarded her with its Heart of Gold Community Service Award. Nicole is a certified library media specialist and an expert researcher with extensive knowledge in the field of education. She holds a master’s degree from Long Island University and a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s University. Nicole lives in Montgomery, N.Y. with her husband and two sons.
- Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Ranks Among Fastest Growing in the Nation
- Metric Century Bike Ride Raises $23,000 to Fight Children’s Hunger
- Grant Applications are Being Accepted by the Lazare and Charlotte Kaplan Foundation
- 11th Annual DaHunt for the Cure Event Raises $80,000 for Hudson Valley Charities
- The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Announces $10,000 in Make a Difference grants available to local 501c3 organizations