Eustance & Horowitz Charitable Foundation Makes Inaugural Grant To Alzheimer’s Association

Montgomery, NYThe Eustance & Horowitz Charitable Foundation recently awarded its first

Karen VanHouten Minogue, Todd Horowitz, Dr. Inder Jit Kumar, Elaine Sproat
Karen VanHouten Minogue, Todd Horowitz, Dr. Inder Jit Kumar, Elaine Sproat

grant at the Orange/Sullivan offices of Alzheimer’s Association, Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter.On hand was Todd E. Horowitz, PE, representing his father, Aaron Horowitz, PE and Dr. Inder Jit Kumar, PE presenting a $7,000 grant to the Alzheimer’s Association to enable the chapter to provide a wide range of services to its constituents.  According to Alzheimer’s Association President/CEO Elaine Sproat, “Whether it is someone calling our Helpline at 10 p.m., a husband attending one of our groups to gain support in caring for his wife, or a researcher exploring a new avenue for a possible cure for Alzheimer’s, your grant award will truly make a difference.”  She thanked Mr. Horowitz and Dr. Kumar, representing the Eustance & Horowitz Charitable Foundation for their generous support, and the Community Foundation for its role in administering the Eustance & Horowitz Charitable Foundation.

Aaron Horowitz, and Dr.Kumar, principals of Eustance & Horowitz, an engineering firm in Circleville, established the Eustance & Horowitz Charitable Foundation in 2006 as a donor advised fund of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan.  It was established to respond to community needs.  Karen VanHouten Minogue, Executive Director of the Community Foundation, said “We are very proud to facilitate this charitable foundation under our umbrella, and it is especially gratifying to assist the representatives of the Eustance & Horowitz Charitable Foundation in making their first meaningful grant.”

Mr. Horowitz added, “The Alzheimer’s Association provides such valuable assistance and support.  Both my father and father-in-law suffer with Alzheimer’s, and although we know there is no cure yet, we do know that the Alzheimer’s Association is the trusted resource for reliable information, education, referral, and support to millions of people affected by the disease, and those family members who care for them.”   Dr. Kumar added, “It is truly wonderful that researchers have been working tirelessly to uncover as many aspects of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as possible.  We are so pleased to make this grant to the Alzheimer’s Association with the help of the Community Foundation.”

The Community Foundation manages 145 charitable funds and handles all of the fiscal reporting and administration for each charitable fund under its umbrella, thereby keeping administration costs much lower than a private foundation, and allowing more dollars to flow toward grants and scholarships.  Secure donations may be made on-line to any charitable fund at   The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  All gifts are tax deductible under current tax laws.