Bridges to Board Service Presentation Planned

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March 10 presentation in Montgomery will focus on nonprofit board governance

MONTGOMERY, NY (March 4, 2020) – Hudson Valley residents interested in becoming the best nonprofit board members they can be are invited to attend a Bridges to Board Service presentation. The program aims to strengthen local nonprofits and provide community members with meaningful board service education opportunities.

The next Bridges to Board Service session will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10 at the Community Foundtion of Orange & Sullivan (CFOS) located at 30 Scott’s Corners Drive in Montgomery. It will focus on nonprofit board governance and is presented by the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON).

“Attendees will learn about the fiduciary duty of board service and explore what effective board governance entails,” said CFOS President and CEO Elizabeth Rowley. “This innovative educational program welcomes those inexperienced in board service as well as experienced board members looking to enhance their knowledge.”

To register or for more information including dates of future sessions, visit The cost of attendance is $30 per person for Chamber of Commerce or NYCON members and $40 for nonmembers. Questions about the program can be emailed to

This session is part of a yearlong series offering innovative, quality educational programs focused on the fundamentals of board service including in-depth sessions on governance, finance, fundraising, succession planning and other topics. This program is designed for anyone interested in board service including corporate community members and local community members who have not yet served on a board, especially young professionals and individuals from diverse backgrounds. Experienced board members who seek to enhance their knowledge and nonprofit leadership working to build and maintain strong, effective boards to lead their organizations are also welcome.

Bridges to Board Service is presented in partnership with the Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley; the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce – Nonprofit Committee; the Dyson Foundation; Governance Matters, a subsidiary of the New York Council of Nonprofits; and the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan.

About the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS): Based in Montgomery, NY, the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan connects people who care with causes that matter. Established in 1999, the Foundation helps philanthropic individuals, businesses and organizations establish charitable funds that will award grants and scholarships, for good, forever. 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 its inception, CFOS, with its donors and fund representatives, has awarded more than $15 million in grants and scholarships. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan currently administers 322 active charitable funds that represent more than $34 million in assets to support animal welfare, arts and culture, education, the environment, health and human services, recreation and youth. To learn more, visit