Hudson Valley Gives Raises More than $600,000 for 181 Local Nonprofits with Virtual Fundraising Day

Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan’s online initiative supports nonprofits in seven counties.

MONTGOMERY, NY (June 8, 2022) – This year’s 7th annual Hudson Valley Gives was a tremendous success, raising more than $600,000 for 181 local nonprofits. The fully online fundraiser is hosted by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS). The initiative provides organizations with a platform to reach online donors through a focused 24-hour collaborative effort. A total of $619,455 and counting has been raised for 181 organizations from 3,566 donors.

“Giving local is the best way to ensure that the critical nonprofit services we all depend on each day are supported, and we’re honored to raise awareness and funds for so many amazing organizations through HV Gives,” said Nicole Feller Lee, CFOS Director of Development and Communications.

“HV Gives wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of local businesses and individuals,” said Elizabeth Rowley, CFOS President & CEO. “For the seventh year running, they stepped up big time to give more than half a million dollars to nonprofits right here in our communities!”

Most of the more than $600,000 raised was donated online over a 24-hour period on Wednesday, May 18 to support organizations throughout the Hudson Valley.

The event’s donations support charities in seven counties providing life-enriching programs and critical services that Hudson Valley residents appreciate or depend upon. When combined with giving totals from years past, charitable giving through Hudson Valley Gives now stands at nearly $3 million.

For the third year running, SUNY Orange Foundation raised the most of all the participating nonprofits, a total of $42,775 from its generous online donor base.

“Thank you to the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan for doing such an incredible job organizing this event. Hudson Valley Gives is a great platform for local non-profits to share their stories and the SUNY Orange Foundation is always proud to be a part of it,” said Dawn Ansbro, Executive Director, SUNY Orange Foundation.  “Every year, I am blown away by the incredible work our nonprofit community does and by the generosity of those who support our efforts. Thank you to the board members, college administrators, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends who went above and beyond to give to the SUNY Orange Foundation this year. I am humbled and proud to work alongside all of you to support SUNY Orange students.”

Participating organizations were encouraged to fundraise creatively by the awarding of cash prizes throughout the day from a prize pool established thanks to donations from local businesses. Hudson Valley Gives corporate sponsors include Healey Brothers, Resorts World Catskills, Standback General Contractors, Walden Savings Bank, Billy Joe’s Ribworks, Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Rowley Family Foundation, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, GiveGab, Newburgh Brewing Company, Coombe Bender & Company, Garnet Health, Seely & Durland Insurance, Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Day Seckler LLP, Hudson Valley Investment Advisors, Lanc & Tully, Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, Church Communities, William A. Smith & Son Insurance, WALL Radio, WDLC Country Radio, Bold Gold Media Group, Spectrum and proud supporter the Dyson Foundation.

CFOS team