Connecting People Who Care with Causes that Matter

Community Foundation Awards Board Member William J. Bratton, Jr. with Karen Minogue Award

Josh Sommers, CFOS Chairman, William J. Bratton, Jr., CFOS Board Member, Elizabeth Rowley, CFOS President and CEO

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.

Upcoming Events

Feb
23
Fri
2018
Wine Down & Paint for the Playground – Warwick Playground Dreams @ Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 24 @ 1:26 am

Join Warwick Playground Dreams for a night of art and fun! 

Includes:
Art instruction and painting supplies
Two wine glasses and a bottle for painting
Cork light for your finished bottle
Glass of wine
Cheese & Fruit Plate to share

Advance reservations and payment is required
$50.00 donation per person. 
6:45 PM check in.

Mar
4
Sun
2018
Fundraising Event at Guido’s Pizzeria & Restaurant to Benefit Christina Cares: The Kara-Lynn Project @ Guido's Pizza Parlor
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Mar
7
Wed
2018
SAIL Empowerment Group @ Warwick Reformed Church
Mar 7 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

*Snow date March 14*

Strategic Access to Independent Living shared experience support for high functioning adults with special needs and their caregivers.

Guest Speaker:
Sher Singh
Family Self-Sufficiency Rep
PathStone

RSVP 877-598-7245

Mar
18
Sun
2018
St. Pat’s Ramble Grand Marshal Reception @ Ward's Bridge Inn
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The St. Pat’s Ramble Committee will host a Grand Marshal Reception in Honor of Charlotte Palumbo. 

Tickets to attend are $25.00 per person – cash bar. 

Reservations are required.

Mass will be held at 11:30 on Sunday March 18 at Holy Name of Mary-Assumption Church, where St. Patrick will be honored and Charlotte Palumbo will be recognized.

Apr
21
Sat
2018
SAIL Comedy Night @ Jokers Comedy Club
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Support Strategic Access to Independent Living for high functioning members of the special needs community. 

Doors open at 7:00 PM 
Performance at 9:00 PM

Tickets $20.00 each

jokerscomedyclubny.com

Apr
28
Sat
2018
Stewart Airport 5K on the Runway! @ Stewart International Airport
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

John us on the RUNWAY at Stewart!

5K fun run at Stewart Airport on the Runway to support the Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center! This is our 3rd annual 5K fun run, Saturday, April 28th at Stewart Airport! Register for the 5K on the Runway by April 7th before prices go up!! 

Use code 5KRWY for $5 off pre-registration!!

Have you run with us before? Use code RE5K18

Come run or walk with us at Stewart Airport! We’ll have food, music, gifts and auction items!

May
12
Sat
2018
Nora Cronin Presentation Academy – Latin Dance Party Concert/Celebration @ Ritz Theater
May 12 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

On Saturday, May 12, 2018, NCPA will present a new Major Spring Fundraising Event, a Latin Dance Party Concert/Celebration featuring Tito Puente Jr. and his Ensemble, at the Ritz Theatre in Newburgh, NY. NCPA Board member Linda Magnusson Rosario and her husband Steve, have graciously agreed to underwrite this event, but we need your help to not only ensure a sold-out concert, but help pave the way to make this opportunity an annual spring fundraising event. 

How can you help? It’s simple- please mark your calendar, and help publicize the event, become a NCPA Latin Dance Party Ambassador by reaching out to your personal and business contacts to become sponsors of the vent, to buy tickets and/or place an ad in the vent program. 

We are also organizing a committee to assist with the event logistics, and if you’d like to be part of this committee, please contact me at DAassociatespr@gmail.com. 

Show your support today! We appreciate your assistance in making this Annual Spring Event a cornerstone of our NCPA fundraising efforts. 

Event details are posted on our website: www.noracroninpresentationacademy.org

Jun
11
Mon
2018
1st Annual Dustin James Fallen Police Officer Memorial Fund Golf Tournament @ West Hills Country Club
Jun 11 @ 11:00 pm – Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm

To purchase tickets or sponsorships via credit card click here. 

To purchase tickets or sponsorships via cash or check please email dustinjamesmemorial@gmail.com

$150.00 per golfer – includes greens fees, cart, range balls, lockers, lunch cocktail hour, dinner, 2 hour open bar and welcome bag
$65.00 cocktail hour/dinner ticket – includes 2 hour open bar and dinner

Click here to view a full list of sponsor opportunities.

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