More than 400 community and business leaders gathered on November 15 to congratulate Anthony & Nancy Kane and Tom & Janet Sullivan on receiving the David T. Cocks Award for Commitment to Community presented by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. The Annual Reception celebrated the Kane’s and Sullivan’s many contributions to enriching the Orange and Sullivan county communities through their robust volunteer service than spans four decades. Leadership of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan also announced exciting milestones including distributing nearly $1 million in grants and scholarships this year, as well as achieving $26.2 million in charitable assets. All money raised at this year’s Annual Reception supports the operations of the Foundation which continues to assist individuals, nonprofits and businesses achieve their charitable goals through establishment of charitable endowment funds that will support important causes in perpetuity.
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. 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 and run a successful family business.
Sponsors for this signature event were: Crystal Run Health; The Kaplan Family Private Foundations; Bonura Hospitality Group; Hudson Valley Investment Advisors, Inc.; Orange Bank & Trust Company; Orange Regional Medical Center; Woodbury Common Premium Outlets; Orange & Rockland; BNY Mellon Wealth Management; Focus Media; Walden Savings Bank; Wilmington Trust; M&T Bank; Catskill Regional Medical Center; The Rowley Family; Empire State Bank; Lakeland Bank; GiveGab; Coombe & Bender Company; TD Bank; Susan D. Najork; Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP; The Bratton Family; First Federal Savings of Middletown; Jeff Bank; Bruderhof; Schmidt’s Wholesale, Inc.; Smith Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc.; Times Herald-Record.
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 will 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 nearly $10 million in grants and scholarships, including more than $400,000 in scholarships last year alone. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan currently administers about 245 active charitable funds that represent more than $26 million in assets to support animal welfare, arts and culture, education, the environment, health and human services, recreation and youth.