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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

Friends of the Orange County Youth Bureau – Trip to NY Botanical Gardens & the Bronx Zoo
Sep 22 all-day

Packages Start at $90.00.

Proceeds benefit the Child Care Council of Orange County and Friends of the Orange County Youth Bureau.

Visit event website or Facebook page for full details.

We Have Your 6 – Golf Fundraiser to Help Veterans with PTSD @ Wiltwyck Country Club
Sep 24 @ 8:30 am

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Illuminate Goshen Fall Ball @ Brown Barn Farms
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us as we ring in the Fall Season with this year’s Illuminate Goshen Fall Ball! 

We are currently accepting sponsorships to this event. We ask that you consider participating in whatever level you feel possible. To view the sponsorship levels and what each level entails and to purchase a sponsorship, click here. Checks can be mailed to CFOS/Illuminate Goshen PO Box 919, Goshen, NY 10924.

Professional Advisors Seminar: What Every Advisor MUST Know: How to Help Your Clients Protect Their Assets @ William J. Larkin Conference Room
Oct 25 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Speakers: Marc Selden, J.D., LL.M., national recognized lecturer, Member: Cozen O’Connor, New York City, and Richard J. Shapiro, J.D., CELA.

This 2-credit charitable giving seminar, presented by the Community Foundation’s Professional Advisors Council, will teach  you everything you need to know about asset protection planning and how you can help your clients preserve and protect their assets.

Registration & Networking: 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Buffet Dinner & Seminar: 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Credits: Attorneys – 2 CLE credits*; CPAs – 2 CPE credits*

RSVP by October 19

Member or Non-member
Credits being applied for:

Limited seating. Reserve now.

*Credits are pending. This program is transitional and appropriate for experienced and newly admitted attorneys. The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York has been certified by the New York State Continuing Education Board as an accredited provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. Full and partial scholarships based on need are available. All requests are confidential.  

Pillars of the Community Awards Gala @ Anthony's Pier 9
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Nineteenth Annual
Pillars of the Community Awards Gala
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 6PM
at Anthony’s Pier 9

Lifetime Achievement Honoree
Raena Endick Korenman
Newburgh Enlarged City School District – Retired
Women’s Health Champion

Distinguished Service Honorees
David M. Hoovler, Esq.
Orange County District Attorney

Orange Regional Medical Center
Improving the Health of our Community

Annual Reception @ Anthony's Pier 9
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm


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