About Oscar B. Greenleaf
Oscar Benton Greenleaf was born on March 27, 1905 in the Village of Otisville, NY, in the home of his grandparents, Andrew and Etta Bailey Craig.
His father, Oscar Shaw Greenleaf, was a proprietor of the Greenleaf Hotel and Livery in Otisville, an important business to the community at the time. The family was among the early settlers in the Town of Mt. Hope. Shortly after Oscar’s birth, his father bought a very large Victorian home on State Street, where Oscar lived for most of his life.
After graduating from Otisville High School, a family friend arranged for Oscar to work as a bellboy at an exclusive Florida resort, Atlantis-by-the Sea. Later, Oscar and a friend signed on to work aboard the transatlantic passenger liner, the President Garfield, also as bellboys. They spent time in both England and France: quite an education for a young man from the country.
Oscar began his working career with a New York Telephone Company as a laborer, setting poles, at a time when the holes were hand-dug. Afterwards, he joined Rockland Light and Power Company, one of the predecessor companies of Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.
In these years, he sold electricity to the many farms in the region and ran line extensions into the rural areas. In the prime of his business career, he was active in the affairs of the community, serving on the board of the Port Jervis Hospital, and also on county and local development boards. He retired in 1970 as a Commercial Manager of the Port Jervis, NY/Milford, PA. Utility operation.
In 1984, Oscar sold his Otisville house and moved to a much smaller, ranch-style house in Port Jervis. In March 1993, during a severe blizzard, his home and contents were destroyed by fire in the middle of the night. He managed to escape with just a flashlight, bedroom slippers and a robe.
At age 87, he rebuilt his home, almost exactly, and remained there until his death at age 97.
Oscar was an intensely private person. He was quietly generous in his private and personal philanthropy but only to those issues and matters on which he felt strongly.
He was an ordinary person with extraordinary goals: to live life to its fullest, and give so that others could learn. His bequest has made it possible for children in Port Jervis to enjoy scholarships not only now, but in perpetuity. His goodwill will live on forever because of his gift to the Community Foundation.
The Greenleaf Legacy Society is now something you can be part of, too. Just like Oscar Greenleaf, anyone can leave a lasting gift to benefit the charity of their choice.
Live well. Give well. Become a member of the Greenleaf Legacy Society, and like Oscar Greenleaf, you can leave a lasting legacy too.
This is a closed event for CFOS Staff and Board Members ONLY.
This is a closed event for CFOS Staff and Distribution Committee Members ONLY.
Join CD Trips for a trip to Metlife Stadium on Sunday, October 15th when the New York Jets take on their eastern division rivals and 2017 Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots. Included is an awesome pre-game tailgate party with great food hosted/prepared by Erin and Allan Lipsky, CD Trips snack pack & escort, onboard movie, bus driver gratuity & loads of fun. This trip will benefit the Child Care Council of Orange County & Friends of the Orange County Youth Bureau Fund at The Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan.
R/T transportation on Rolling V Motor Coach
Ticket to the Game
CD Trips Tailgate Party prepared by Erin and Allan Lipsky – Menu Below
CD Trips Snack Pack
Optional Last Licks Boxed Lunch (Add $12 pp)
CD Trips Onboard Escort
Bus Driver Gratuity
Fun! Fun! Fun!
Tailgate Menu: BBQ Chicken Wings, Buffalo Chicken Wings, Erin’s Famous Chili, Chicken Jumbalaya, Hot Dog station with condiments, Pasta Salad and/or Mac & Cheese, Corn Bread, Water/Soda and MORE! *Menu is subject to change.
Tailgate is being hosted/prepared by Erin and Allan Lipsky
7:30 AM Departure from Liberty – Darbee Lane Municipal Lot
7:50 AM Pickup in Monticello – Thompson Square Mall Route 42
8:00 AM Pickup in Rock Hill – Farmer’s Market Parking Lot Exit 109
8:15 AM Pickup at Wurtsboro Park and Ride Exit 113 off I-86/SR 17
8:30 AM Pickup at Circleville Park and Ride Exit 119 off I-86/SR 17
8:50 AM Pickup at Monroe Park and Ride Exit 129 off I-86/SR 17
10:00 AM Arrive Metlife Stadium
Enjoy CD Trips Tailgate Party prepared by Erin and Allan Lipsky – Woohoo!
1:00 PM KICKOFF – New York Jets vs New England Patriots
4:30 PM Depart Metlife Stadium (or 1/2 hour after game ends)
6:15 PM Dropoff in Monroe
6:35 PM Dropoff in Circleville
6:55 PM Dropoff in Wurtsboro
7:10 PM Dropoff in Rock Hill
7:20 PM Dropoff in Monticello
7:30 PM Return to Liberty
+ Itinerary subject to change based on end time of game & traffic
About the Friends of the Orange County Youth Bureau Fund: The fund was created to enhance existing and/or provide additional services that are not currently in the Youth Bureau’s operating budget. This fund will be utilized for special projects (i.e. youth scholarships, skill building opportunities for children, youth, young adults, and families). Orange County Youth Bureau’s Mission: To promote positive youth development through County-wide integrated planning, funding, monitoring, coordinating and developing youth and family services programs for Orange County youth ages 0-21. Promoting Positive Youth Development since. 1978! Donations are fully tax-deductible charitable contributions and should be made payable to CFOS-Friends of the Orange County Youth Bureau Fund.
About the Child Care Council of Orange County: Organized as a Non-Profit Corporation in 1971. The Council was organized to coordinate, assist and promote day care services in Orange County. Original funding came from RECAP (Regional Economic Community Action Program) and services were referrals to parents and training of child care center staff. In l978 reduced funding to RECAP caused us to lose their funding. Via a group of center directors, they tried working with parents needing child care and to hold trainings at each other’s site to maintain staff development for about five years. Through the 1980’s they accessed funding of discretionary funds from one of our Assemblywomen and hired a director to continue parent referrals, were a resource for Work Family Directions parent referrals, became a sponsor of CACFP (Child Adult Care Food Program) and hired another staff person. About then the County started to certify Family Day Care Providers and they were given funding to train providers. With the 1990’s they became stronger, hired additional staff and were awarded the CCR&R (Child Care Resource and Referral) contract from NYS DSS (Department of Social Services) and in about 1994 were given the Registrar contract by Orange County. Today they continue all of the above services under contracts from NYS OCFS (Office of Children and Family Services – www.ocfs.state.ny.org) , USDA NYS DOH CACFP (United States Department of Agriculture, Department of Health – www.fns.usda.gov), Orange County DSS (Department of Social Services), and Professional Development Program (http://www.ecetp.pdp.albany.edu/). They charge minimal fees for enhanced training, work with providers on CDA (Child Development Associate credential – www.cdacouncil.org) and SACC (Afterschool Works NY credential –www.afterschoolwksny.org), and for program accreditation (refer to child care professionals on our website).
This is a closed event for CFOS Staff and Finance Committee Members ONLY.
This is a closed event for CFOS Staff and Executive Committee Members ONLY.
Join the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan for a FREE SEMINAR with speakers Susan Diamond, MSW Agent, New York Life Insurance Company, Bonnie Orr, CPA, Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA, P.C. and Richard Shapiro, Esq., Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP to bring together donors and prospects and educate them on how to be a philanthropist, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder, and help build the capacity for engaged philanthropy – so that they can achieve their philanthropic ambitions for themselves, their families and their communities.
In this seminar we will cover:
- wealth transfer
- heir preparedness and philanthropic planning
- philanthropic tax strategies,
- differences among charitable vehicles
- how to activate a strategic giving plan
- look at charity as a way to transfer wealth, Benefits of donating long-term appreciated assets or complex assets
- help identify and meet their long term goals, how to articulate charitable goals and implement effective gifts.
Light refreshments will be served.
To reserve your spot at this seminar, please email Sarah Pruschki at firstname.lastname@example.org
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