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Anthony & Nancy Kane and Tom & Janet Sullivan to be Honored by Community Foundation Awards to be Bestowed During November 15 Annual Reception

Tom & Janet Sullivan, of Monroe
Orange County Honorees

Anthony & Nancy Kane, of Forestburgh
Sullivan County Honorees

Anthony & Nancy Kane and Tom & Janet Sullivan, outstanding business and civic leaders, will be honored by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan during their Annual Reception from 5:30-8:30 pm, Wednesday, November 15, at Anthony’s Pier 9, in New Windsor. More than 400 community and key business leaders are expected to attend, where honorees will be presented with the 2017 David T. Cocks Award for Commitment to Community, an annual recognition bestowed upon those who make significant contributions to enrich the lives of others in Orange and Sullivan counties. This event is graciously sponsored by Crystal Run Health, Presenting Philanthropy Sponsor, The Kaplan Family Private Foundations, Platinum Sponsor, and Bonura Hospitality Group, BNY Melon Wealth Management, Orange & Rockland, Orange Bank & Trust Company, Hudson Valley Investment Advisors, and Orange Regional Medical Center, Diamond Sponsors.

Anthony and Nancy Kane are retired professionals and exemplary civic volunteers. Rooted in strong spiritual belief, they have dedicated a significant portion of their lives to serving others – including their children, their grandchildren, their community, and their country.  Anthony Kane is a retired judge on the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, (Third Department) and he hung up his robe in 2009 after seven years’ service in that capacity. Prior to retirement, he worked 15 years (1970-85) as a private practice lawyer in Sullivan County, and 8 years as the Forestburgh Town Attorney (1976-84). He also was elected and served as a judge for Sullivan County Family Court. His political success continued when he was elected Sullivan County Judge and Surrogate in 1992, and to the Supreme Court of the State of New York in 1995. He served as the resident Supreme Court Justice in Sullivan County from January of 1996 until his appointment to the Appellate Division from which he retired. Their compassion for others is unrivaled, perhaps rooted in their involvement with the Monticello United Methodist Church, where Nancy served on the Board of Trustees. She is sympathetic to — and a strong advocate for — those struggling with mental health issues or terminal illness. Nancy has been a volunteer with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Golf Tournament. Together the Kane’s have been praised and honored for their dedication to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties. Their work together includes serving as Founders and Co-Chairs of the Forestburgh 5K Walk and Run for Hospice, now in its 11th year, raising more than $230,000. Judge Kane has served as a 17-year member of their Board of Directors.

Tom and Janet Sullivan both believe in giving back to the community on many levels. They have lived in Monroe for the past 42 years where they’ve raised their family. Tom is a funeral director, and past President/Owner of Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Homes in Monroe and Highland Mills, and William F. Hogan Funeral Home in Highland Falls.  He is a past Chairman of the Board of Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties and continues to serve on their Board of Directors.  Janet and Tom were the recipients of the Cornell Award in 2008 presented by Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties.  Janet served on the Hospice Auxiliary Board, volunteering as co-chair of the Hospice Gala; served on the Orange County Chamber of Commerce Snow Ball Committee and on the Orange Regional Medical Center Gala Committee. She is a former member of the Southwinds Board of Directors.  Tom served as a Trustee of the Monroe Senior Center and is a past recipient of the Goodwill Ambassador Award sponsored by the Pallottine Sisters in Harriman.  He received the Bob Bonney Volunteer of the Year Award in 2000 in Monroe. Throughout their many endeavors, both Tom and Janet have made commitment to their community a top priority in their busy lives.

This year’s Annual Reception will begin with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and networking at 5:30 p.m. The awards program, with plated desserts and table seating, will follow. The Community Foundation’s one and only major fundraising event of the year, all proceeds from this event will support our work in providing trusted expertise and administrative support for hundreds of charitable funds that distribute grants and scholarships – now and forever. Established in 1999, the Community Foundation has distributed over $10M back into the community to support organizations and initiatives in the area of the environment, education, the arts & culture, health and human services. Tickets, journal advertisements and sponsorship information can be found at For more information, please contact the Community Foundation, at (845) 769-9393.

Upcoming Events

Sip & Paint – Terwilliger Family Legacy Fund for Charitable Endeavors @ Wallkill River School of Art
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Includes wine, light food, and two (2) painted glasses to take home. Raffles will also be available.

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June Art Walk – Hosted by Illuminate Goshen @ Webster Park
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presenting premiere artists from the area showcasing their work, that is available for sale, along with music, food, crafts and more! 

Trotter Unveiling – Hosted by Illuminate Goshen @ Goshen Harness Racing Museum
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

Can’t Hurt Steel 5K
Jun 23 @ 8:30 am

The CHSCF 5K Walk/Run at Beaver Brook pavilion benefits The Can’t Hurt Steel Community Foundation, which was created in 2016 by JJ Hanson and his wife Kristen, to enhance the quality of life for those living in our community. The foundation offers financial assistance to families experiencing a catastrophic loss or illness, provides health and wellness programming, as well as promotes community development. We hope you can join us! Run, walk, sponsor, buy raffles, enjoy spring activities, music, and eat some food. Don’t miss out on all the fun!

Your participation in this event helps CHS to continue to provide financial assistance to local families in their time of need and to sponsor fundraising events like spaghetti dinners, to help a greater number of families.CHS also uses the proceeds from this event to award scholarships to graduating seniors pursuing careers in health, wellness, and community development. CHS is currently working on creating fitness trails within a local section of state land. Running or walking in this event will help CHS continue on its mission to help others and improve the community in which we live. Thanks you for your support!

Event registration will start at 7:30am before the event. Please try to register online to make this process easier. Thank you!!

2nd Annual Dustin James Memorial Golf Outing @ West Hills Country Club
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am

2nd Annual Dustin James Memorial Golf Outing

Registration & Lunch – 11:00 AM
Shotgun Start: 12:00 PM
Cocktail Hour: 5:30 PM
Awards Dinner: 6:30 PM

For full event details and to register click here. 

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here for package details.

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.”
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. 

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! 

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

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. 


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