Connecting People Who Care with Causes that Matter

Ambitious Student Becomes Community Foundation’s Youngest Fund Representative to Date

Christina Grohowski (left) and Christa Grohowski (right) came to CFOS to create Christina Cares: The Kara-Lynn Project, a special project/pass-through fund.

Valley Central High School Senior Christina Grohowski has established a charitable fund at the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, making her the Foundation’s youngest fund representative to date.

This compassionate and driven young woman created Christina Cares: The Kara-Lynn Project to mark the 10th anniversary of a Valley Central alum’s passing and to honor Kathy Caltavuturo, an impressionable elementary school teacher and mother of Kara-Lynn Caltavuturo, who passed away on April 29, 2008 at the young age of 21.

Christina, along with the help of her mother Christa, a co-signer on the fund agreement, will kick off her year-long fundraising campaign at General Montgomery Day, in the Village of Montgomery, on Saturday, September 9. Their goal is to reach $1,000.00 – or more – to give back as a scholarship/monetary award for a graduating classmate who plans to study fashion design. Students interested in applying for this award should contact the

Community Foundation.

Charitable contributions to Christina Cares: The Kara-Lynn Project may be made to CFOS-Christina Cares: The Kara-Lynn Project and sent to the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Suite 203, Montgomery, NY 12549. Secure online donations may also be made at https://cfosny.org/our-funds/fiscal-sponsorships/christina-cares-the-kara-lynn-project. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  All gifts are tax deductible under current tax laws. For more information, call the Community Foundation at (845) 769-9393.

About the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan: Based in Montgomery, NY, the Foundation “connects people who care with causes that matter.” Established in 1999, the Foundation helps philanthropic individuals, businesses and organizations establish charitable funds that award grants and scholarships, for good, for ever. The Foundation has significantly increased the region’s charitable capital and has empowered donors to make a profound difference in the quality of life in our region. Since inception, the Foundation — with its donors and fund representatives — has awarded

$10 million in grants and scholarships, including more than $400,000 in scholarships this year alone to 178 students from 41 different school districts. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan has established  more than 280 charitable funds that now represent $24.9 million in assets to support animal welfare, arts and culture, community initiatives, education, the environment, health and human services, recreation and youth.

Upcoming Events

Sep
22
Sat
2018
Friends of the Orange County Youth Bureau – Trip to NY Botanical Gardens & the Bronx Zoo
Sep 22 all-day

Packages Start at $90.00. 

Proceeds benefit the Child Care Council of Orange County and Friends of the Orange County Youth Bureau.

Visit event website for full details.

Sep
24
Mon
2018
We Have Your 6 – Golf Fundraiser to Help Veterans with PTSD @ Wiltwyck Country Club
Sep 24 @ 8:30 am


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Oct
25
Thu
2018
Professional Advisors Seminar: What Every Advisor MUST Know: How to Help Your Clients Protect Their Assets @ William J. Larkin Conference Room
Oct 25 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Speakers: Marc Selden, J.D., LL.M., national recognized lecturer, Member: Cozen O’Connor, New York City, and Richard J. Shapiro, J.D., CELA.

This 2-credit charitable giving seminar, presented by the Community Foundation’s Professional Advisors Council, will teach  you everything you need to know about asset protection planning and how you can help your clients preserve and protect their assets.

Registration & Networking: 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Buffet Dinner & Seminar: 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Credits: Attorneys – 2 CLE credits*; CPAs – 2 CPE credits*

RSVP by October 19


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*Credits are pending. This program is transitional and appropriate for experienced and newly admitted attorneys. The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York has been certified by the New York State Continuing Education Board as an accredited provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. Full and partial scholarships based on need are available. All requests are confidential.  

Nov
14
Wed
2018
Annual Reception @ Anthony's Pier 9
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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