Greenleaf Legacy Society

Your planned gift to the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan will have meaning and impact for years to come. We honor those who have made a lasting commitment to our community by choosing to support the charitable goals of the Foundation through planned giving.

Oscar B. Greenleaf
The Oscar B. Greenleaf Memorial Scholarship Fund

Those who remember the foundation through a will, trust, designation or other planned gift, are invited to join in the community foundation’s Greenleaf Legacy Society*, recognizing this special form of lasting philanthropy.

Involvement in the Greenleaf Legacy Society gives you the opportunity to enjoy the company of others who, like yourself, care about leaving a legacy to protect and strengthen this community. Members are recognized in community foundation publications and at events such as our Annual Reception and other exclusive events for legacy members.

You may always choose to remain anonymous in your philanthropy with the Community Foundation. However, participation in the Greenleaf Legacy Society can be an inspirational experience, and may encourage others to look toward the future and how they too may have an enduring impact on the causes they care about.

How does the Legacy Society work?

  • Establish – Donors can include a gift to the Community Foundation in their estate plans.
  • Notify – Donors notify the Community Foundation of their plans and automatically become members of the Legacy Society.
  • Join – Donors join the network of other Legacy Society members and receive special recognition.

*The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan was two years old when it received its first major donation – a planned gift from the estate of Oscar B. Greenleaf in 2002. Mr. Greenleaf was an ordinary person with extraordinary goals: to live life to the fullest, and to give so that others could learn. His goodwill lives on forever because of his gift to the Community Foundation. To honor that caring legacy, the Community Foundation created the Greenleaf Legacy Society which recognizes those donors who have included the Community Foundation in their estate plans or have created a life income gift to the Foundation. In good times and bad, these gifts will continue to benefit the community in perpetuity.

Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan is not engaged in rendering legal, financial, or tax advice. Information in our publications and on our website is provided as a service to provide general information about charitable giving. Please consult your financial or legal advisor.

Members of the Greenleaf Legacy Society

Those who remember the Community Foundation through a will, trust, designation, or other planned gift are recognized as members of the foundation’s Greenleaf Legacy Society. Thank you to our Greenleaf Legacy Society members for their meaningful form of lasting philanthropy.

Beth Anderson
Gil Anderson
Anonymous donors (6)
Ann Barber Smith
Lillian J. Bauer (estate of)
Michael Bertolini
Michael & Jen Bonura
Mary Bratton
William J. Bratton, Jr.
Kenn Brodmerkel
Jerry Duane
Joseph Dunwald (estate of)
Rita Epstein
Robert G. Eurich
Anita Feller
Ron Feller
Mark Fenton
Karen Fisher
Michael Fisher
Katharine F. Fitzgerald
Nicholas Gerten
Oscar B. Greenleaf (estate of)
The Grillo Family
Joanne Gross
Kenneth I. Gumaer, Sr., DVM (estate of)
Christian M. Hammaren
Marian Hammaren
J. Sadler Hayes
Sheila Hayes
David L. Hawkins
Nicole Lee
Robert Lee
Sandy Leonard
Harold Levine (estate of)
Douglas McBride
Nancy McBride (estate of)
David McTamaney
Mary McTamaney
Karen Minogue
Edward Moulton
Floranne Moulton
Robert A. Onofry
Anne Palmer
Sherry Paszamant Freedman
Nicholas Preddice
Agnes C. Ringwood
Jean A. Rowe (estate of)
Agnes C. Ringwood (estate of)
Marshall Rosenblum
Dr. Nathan L. Rosenblum
Norma Schadt
Willard Schadt
Graham Skea
Elizabeth Smith
RJ Smith
Josh Sommers
Mary J. Sullivan
Michael Swensen
Mary Williamson
Allison Wynkoop
Derrik R. Wynkoop

For more information about joining the Greenleaf Legacy Society, contact Elizabeth Rowley, President and CEO at elizabeth@cfosny.org or Nicole Feller Lee, Director of Development and Communications at nicole@cfosny.org.