Newburgh, NY- Independent Living recently added $10,000 to the Independent Living, Inc. Fund administered by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. The $10,000 addition represents good fiscal and prudent management on behalf of the board and staff of Independent Living. Created by its forward-thinking board, this agency endowment fund was established by Independent Living with the Community Foundation in 2001 to create a vehicle for immediate and planned gifts that will support Independent Living’s programs, operations, and provide for the agency’s long-term financial sustainability. Contributions to the Independent Living, Inc, Fund may be made to CFOS-Independent Living, Inc. Fund and sent to the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Suite 202, Montgomery, NY 12549. Secure online donations may also be made at www.cfoc-ny.org.
About Independent Living, Inc.:
Since 1987, Independent Living, Inc. has served as a common voice for persons with disabilities living in our community. As a freestanding, locally controlled, nonprofit agency governed by people with disabilities, Independent Living offers a wide range of programs and services dedicated to ensuring universal access and opportunity in every aspect of community life. Matthew Migliaccio, board president, credits Independent Living’s “person-centered philosophy as one of the things that makes the organization unique, and helps assure its success and value to community stakeholders,” adding that “service provision is driven, continually assessed, and modified based on the needs and preferences identified by the individuals being served.” Founding Executive Director Douglas Hovey states, “We remain true to our mission; we remain focused on the most pressing needs that make the difference between self-reliance and system-dependency; gainful employment; decent, safe, affordable and accessible housing; and integrated social and recreational opportunities.”
About the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan:
The Community Foundation administers over 170 charitable funds that benefit the region. Established in 1999, the Community Foundation is celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2014, and administers an 11.2 million dollar pool of charitable capital. As one of just 700 such organizations across the United States and in 50 countries throughout the world, the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan has built a solid reputation based on trust and performance. The mission of the Community Foundation is to enable charitable individuals and organizations to become meaningful donors by providing trusted support and expertise for their contributions to make a difference in our community, now and forever. A simple fund agreement establishes a charitable fund. There is no cost to start a charitable fund, and the Community Foundation charges a very modest annual fee of approximately 1 to 2 percent based on the assets in the fund to administer the fund. The Community Foundation handles all of the set-up, back office administration, reporting, filing, and grant making. Donors’ contributions benefit from being part of an over 11 million dollar pool of charitable assets. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All gifts are tax deductible under current tax laws. For more information, call the Community Foundation at (845) 769-9393.