Irma Schwinger DeAngele Fund awards $1,000 grant in honor of slain police officer John Falcone
The Irma Schwinger DeAngele Fund, a component charitable fund of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, has awarded
a grant of $1,000 to the Officer John Falcone Memorial Fund in honor and memory of the slain City of Poughke
epsie police officer shot and killed in the line of duty in Poughkeepsie on February 18, 2011.
In the words of Fred Schwinger, who created the Irma Schwinger DeAngele Fund as a lasting legacy in honor of his mother, “The Irma Schwinger DeAngele Fund was established to forever celebrate the life of a remarkable woman, a German immigrant who settled in the Hudson Valley in 1950. Despite many personal trials, through hard work, determination, and selflessness she
always put her family, friends, and others foremost in her mind and in her actions. Her death on January 20, 2010 was not an ending but through this Fund, a continuance of her thoughtfulness for and generosity to others. My mother’s brother was a policeman and I thought this grant would be a
way to honor both my mother and Officer Falcone.”
“At the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, we manage charitable funds and handle the fiscal reporting and administration for each charitable fund under our umbrella, thereby keeping administration costs much lower than a private foundation, and allowing more dollars to
flow toward the charitable purpose for which each Fund is intended,” said Karen VanHouten Minogue, Executive Director. The Community Foundation administers over 150 charitable funds that benefit communities throughout the region.
Contributions to the Irma Schwinger DeAngele Fund are welcome. Donations can be made to CFOS- Irma Schwinger DeAngele Fund and sent to the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Suite 202, Montgomery, NY 12549 or on-line secure donations may be made through the Foundation’s website at www.cfoc-ny.org.