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Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan’s Make A Difference Fund Announces Sullivan County Grant Recipients for 2017

Marion Ziegler of Interfaith Outreach United with CFOS Chairman, Josh Sommers and CFOS President and CEO, Elizabeth Rowley.

The Make a Difference Fund was established by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan to provide grants to local organizations that provide services and programs to children of low-income, disadvantaged or distressed families. In 2017, grants were awarded to programs focused in the area of food and nutrition. Each summer, the Distribution Committee, comprised of the Foundation’s Board Members and community volunteers, reviews a high volume of applications to determine which organizations will receive grants in Orange and Sullivan counties.

The Board of Directors was proud to announce the 2017 Orange County grant recipients at this year’s Annual Reception on November 15.  Representatives from each organization attended the event and joined the Foundation’s leadership for a grant presentation.  Catskill Regional Medical Center was awarded a grant of $1,500 for their collaborative monthly education sessions with Liberty Central Schools.  Support from the Make a Difference Fund will fund their program focused on dental health and obesity, with a focus on the impact of sugar on the body.  Interfaith Outreach United recieved a grant of $1,000 to help fund the Sullivan West School Backpack Program which distributes backpacks filled with food to students who need it before they go home for the weekends and school breaks.    

Amanda Langseder of Catskill Regional Medical Center with CFOS Chairman, Josh Sommers and CFOS President and CEO, Elizabeth Rowley.

Contributions to The Make A Difference Fund may be made to CFOS-Make A Difference Fund and sent to the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Suite 203, Montgomery, NY 12549. Secure online donations may also be made at The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  All gifts are tax deductible under current tax laws. For more information, call the Community Foundation at (845) 769-9393.



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