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Forever Foundation Established within Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan

Michelle Hathaway, CFOS Director of Development, James Amend, Thomas Amend, Joseph Wojciechowski, of Standback Contractors, and Elizabeth Rowley, CFOS President and CEO.

James and Thomas Amend and Joseph Wojciechowski of Standback General Contractors, a residential and commercial contracting company that services the Hudson valley and most of the Tri-State area, have recently established the Forever Foundation within the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. The Forever Foundation will distribute grants each year to various nonprofit organizations with a focus on supporting children with disabilities, animal welfare and cancer research, while also providing scholarships at their discretion.

These three business and civic leaders have made community service a priority both personally and professionally. Through the establishment of the Forever Foundation, the Community Foundation will provide the support needed to bring their charitable giving and community involvement to new heights. 

“For years, Jim, Tom and I made a conscious effort to individually do great things within the communities of Orange County, but we wanted to take it a step further. We wanted to create a legacy that could serve our mission of supporting local nonprofit organizations and educational programs now and forever. Creating a great idea and a solid mission were easy, but we knew if we wanted to produce powerful results we were going to need a robust, energetic partner. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan not only met our definition, they exceeded it. From system organization to process implementation, from personal service to legal, we are confident CFOS will take our foundation to its highest level. We couldn’t be more excited to partner with CFOS on this initiative,” says Joseph Wojciechowski, fund representative.

Contributions to the fund may be made to CFOS-Forever Foundation and sent to the Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Suite 203, Montgomery, NY 12549. Secure online donations may be made here. 

Upcoming Events

Trotter Auction – Hosted by Illuminate Goshen @ Limoncello at the Orange Inn
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come bid on your favorite horses to benefit both our local artists and our local programs. 

Fall Ball – Hosted by Illuminate Goshen @ Stagecoach Inn
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us for our cocktail party fundraiser in the newly renovated space at the Stagecoach Inn. The restaurant will be closed to the public during this event to allow for dancing, drinks and hors d’oeuvres. 

Early bird ticket pricing:
$110 Single Ticket
$200 Couple

Fall Festival – Hosted by Illuminate Goshen @ Myron Urbanski Memorial Park
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Featuring our first ever kickball tournament, art walk, pumpkin carving and more! 

Ticket pricing to follow.

Village of Goshen Tree Lighting – Hosted by Illuminate Goshen @ Church Park
Dec 7 @ 4:30 pm

Featuring music, kids’ activities, carolers, readings and more! 

New Year’s Eve Family Fun Festival @ TBD
Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Featuring music, children’s activities and a 9:00 PM ball drop.


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