Community Foundation Awards Board Member William J. Bratton, Jr. with Karen Minogue Award
Over 100 people gathered at West Hills Country Club on February 15 for the Community Foundation’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event to celebrate William “Bill” J. Bratton, Jr. and honor him with the 2017 Karen Minogue Award for Distinguished Service. In its second year, this award is given to those who go above and beyond in giving back, not just to their community, but to the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS). Bill’s many contributions greatly surpass the typical norm of giving back, and he is an example for many.
Bill joined the Community Foundation family as a fund representative in 2002 when he and his wife, Mary, established the Michelle Renee Bratton Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of their late daughter who perished in the tragic event of 9/11. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating student from Pine Bush High School, with preference given to a candidate who will attend a four-year SUNY college or university, is a member of the National Honor Society and a member of the women’s swimming and diving team and/or a member of chorus. The scholarship fund has awarded over $37,000 to students since its inception.
“Bill’s commitment to community service and the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties is an example for others to follow,” said Community Foundation Chairman Josh Sommers. “Whether he quietly supports needy families during the holidays or gives worthy Pine Bush High School students scholarship opportunities through our Michelle Renee Bratton Memorial Scholarship Fund, he understands the importance of giving back and helping others.”
In 2003, Bill joined the Community Foundation Board of Directors and continues to serve as an active director. He has been a vital member of the board, serving as Vice President of Finance as well as Vice President of Distribution. Bill and Mary are both loyal supporters of the CFOS President’s Circle and Annual Reception, boasting a level of sponsorship as well as journal advertiser and attendee.
Bill is an invaluable asset to the Community Foundation and has been a loyal ambassador for our cause of connecting people who care with causes that matter. He has referred dozens of people to the Foundation, been featured in marketing videos, written collateral and has always willing to speak on the Foundation’s behalf. A more selfless and exceptional recipient cannot been found. The Community Foundation thanks Bill for his years of extraordinary service.
To make a donation to the Michelle Renee Bratton Memorial Scholarship Fund, click here.
This is a closed event for CFOS Staff and Board Members ONLY.
This is a closed event for CFOS Staff and Distribution Committee Members ONLY.
Join CD Trips for a trip to Metlife Stadium on Sunday, October 15th when the New York Jets take on their eastern division rivals and 2017 Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots. Included is an awesome pre-game tailgate party with great food hosted/prepared by Erin and Allan Lipsky, CD Trips snack pack & escort, onboard movie, bus driver gratuity & loads of fun. This trip will benefit the Child Care Council of Orange County & Friends of the Orange County Youth Bureau Fund at The Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan.
R/T transportation on Rolling V Motor Coach
Ticket to the Game
CD Trips Tailgate Party prepared by Erin and Allan Lipsky – Menu Below
CD Trips Snack Pack
Optional Last Licks Boxed Lunch (Add $12 pp)
CD Trips Onboard Escort
Bus Driver Gratuity
Fun! Fun! Fun!
Tailgate Menu: BBQ Chicken Wings, Buffalo Chicken Wings, Erin’s Famous Chili, Chicken Jumbalaya, Hot Dog station with condiments, Pasta Salad and/or Mac & Cheese, Corn Bread, Water/Soda and MORE! *Menu is subject to change.
Tailgate is being hosted/prepared by Erin and Allan Lipsky
7:30 AM Departure from Liberty – Darbee Lane Municipal Lot
7:50 AM Pickup in Monticello – Thompson Square Mall Route 42
8:00 AM Pickup in Rock Hill – Farmer’s Market Parking Lot Exit 109
8:15 AM Pickup at Wurtsboro Park and Ride Exit 113 off I-86/SR 17
8:30 AM Pickup at Circleville Park and Ride Exit 119 off I-86/SR 17
8:50 AM Pickup at Monroe Park and Ride Exit 129 off I-86/SR 17
10:00 AM Arrive Metlife Stadium
Enjoy CD Trips Tailgate Party prepared by Erin and Allan Lipsky – Woohoo!
1:00 PM KICKOFF – New York Jets vs New England Patriots
4:30 PM Depart Metlife Stadium (or 1/2 hour after game ends)
6:15 PM Dropoff in Monroe
6:35 PM Dropoff in Circleville
6:55 PM Dropoff in Wurtsboro
7:10 PM Dropoff in Rock Hill
7:20 PM Dropoff in Monticello
7:30 PM Return to Liberty
+ Itinerary subject to change based on end time of game & traffic
About the Friends of the Orange County Youth Bureau Fund: The fund was created to enhance existing and/or provide additional services that are not currently in the Youth Bureau’s operating budget. This fund will be utilized for special projects (i.e. youth scholarships, skill building opportunities for children, youth, young adults, and families). Orange County Youth Bureau’s Mission: To promote positive youth development through County-wide integrated planning, funding, monitoring, coordinating and developing youth and family services programs for Orange County youth ages 0-21. Promoting Positive Youth Development since. 1978! Donations are fully tax-deductible charitable contributions and should be made payable to CFOS-Friends of the Orange County Youth Bureau Fund.
About the Child Care Council of Orange County: Organized as a Non-Profit Corporation in 1971. The Council was organized to coordinate, assist and promote day care services in Orange County. Original funding came from RECAP (Regional Economic Community Action Program) and services were referrals to parents and training of child care center staff. In l978 reduced funding to RECAP caused us to lose their funding. Via a group of center directors, they tried working with parents needing child care and to hold trainings at each other’s site to maintain staff development for about five years. Through the 1980’s they accessed funding of discretionary funds from one of our Assemblywomen and hired a director to continue parent referrals, were a resource for Work Family Directions parent referrals, became a sponsor of CACFP (Child Adult Care Food Program) and hired another staff person. About then the County started to certify Family Day Care Providers and they were given funding to train providers. With the 1990’s they became stronger, hired additional staff and were awarded the CCR&R (Child Care Resource and Referral) contract from NYS DSS (Department of Social Services) and in about 1994 were given the Registrar contract by Orange County. Today they continue all of the above services under contracts from NYS OCFS (Office of Children and Family Services – www.ocfs.state.ny.org) , USDA NYS DOH CACFP (United States Department of Agriculture, Department of Health – www.fns.usda.gov), Orange County DSS (Department of Social Services), and Professional Development Program (http://www.ecetp.pdp.albany.edu/). They charge minimal fees for enhanced training, work with providers on CDA (Child Development Associate credential – www.cdacouncil.org) and SACC (Afterschool Works NY credential –www.afterschoolwksny.org), and for program accreditation (refer to child care professionals on our website).
This is a closed event for CFOS Staff and Finance Committee Members ONLY.
This is a closed event for CFOS Staff and Executive Committee Members ONLY.
Join the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan for a FREE SEMINAR with speakers Susan Diamond, MSW Agent, New York Life Insurance Company, Bonnie Orr, CPA, Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA, P.C. and Richard Shapiro, Esq., Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP to bring together donors and prospects and educate them on how to be a philanthropist, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder, and help build the capacity for engaged philanthropy – so that they can achieve their philanthropic ambitions for themselves, their families and their communities.
In this seminar we will cover:
- wealth transfer
- heir preparedness and philanthropic planning
- philanthropic tax strategies,
- differences among charitable vehicles
- how to activate a strategic giving plan
- look at charity as a way to transfer wealth, Benefits of donating long-term appreciated assets or complex assets
- help identify and meet their long term goals, how to articulate charitable goals and implement effective gifts.
Light refreshments will be served.
To reserve your spot at this seminar, please email Sarah Pruschki at email@example.com
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