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

Jul
4
Thu
2019
Trotter Unveiling – Hosted by Illuminate Goshen @ Goshen Harness Racing Museum
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for the return of the esteemed trotters’ first peek before they are dispersed throughout the village for the summer! 

Jul
8
Mon
2019
2nd Annual Christine Thomas Memorial Foundation Golf Tournament @ West Hills Country Club
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am

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To pay via check, please click here to fill out a form and make checks payable to
“CFOS – Christine Thomas Memorial Foundation.”
Jul
11
Thu
2019
Summer Concert Series – Hosted by Illuminate Goshen @ Church Park
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 28 @ 8:30 pm

Join us for a concert on the green every Wednesday evening from 6:30 – 8:30. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the beauty of the village. 

Aug
2
Fri
2019
August Art Walk – Hosted by Illuminate Goshen @ Webster Park
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Area creatives join together to exhibit their works for sale in open air. This is a fun filled evening featuring music, dancing and activities! 

Aug
5
Mon
2019
We Have Your 6 Golf Outing @ West Point Golf Course
Aug 5 @ 8:30 am

Sep
20
Fri
2019
Trotter Auction – Hosted by Illuminate Goshen @ Limoncello at the Orange Inn
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come bid on your favorite horses to benefit both our local artists and our local programs. 

Sep
28
Sat
2019
Fall Ball – Hosted by Illuminate Goshen @ Stagecoach Inn
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us for our cocktail party fundraiser in the newly renovated space at the Stagecoach Inn. The restaurant will be closed to the public during this event to allow for dancing, drinks and hors d’oeuvres. 

Early bird ticket pricing:
$110 Single Ticket
$200 Couple

Oct
6
Sun
2019
Fall Festival – Hosted by Illuminate Goshen @ Myron Urbanski Memorial Park
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Featuring our first ever kickball tournament, art walk, pumpkin carving and more! 

Ticket pricing to follow.

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Village of Goshen Tree Lighting – Hosted by Illuminate Goshen @ Church Park
Dec 7 @ 4:30 pm

Featuring music, kids’ activities, carolers, readings and more! 

Dec
31
Tue
2019
New Year’s Eve Family Fun Festival @ TBD
Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Featuring music, children’s activities and a 9:00 PM ball drop.

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