The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan recently established the Jewish Family Service –Diane Finkelstein Fund for Families in Crisis. This agency endowment fund will support the Diane Finkelstein Families in Crisis Program, administered by Jewish Family Service. This financial empowerment program, made possible by the family of Diane Finkelstein and the generosity of many donors, assists families who are experiencing hardships to regain independence and control of their financial situation by helping make ends meet. Interested parties must apply and be interviewed for financial assistance, and eligible applicants include those affected by medical emergencies, loss of employment, natural disaster, fire and those in need of emergency food supply and help applying for public assistance.
Elise Gold, Executive Director of Jewish Family Service of Orange County shared, “on behalf of the Board of Directors and recipients of funding, we are all thrilled to embark on this new partnership. After presentations and discussions, the directors of the board all agreed, ‘it makes perfect sense!’ Collaborating with the Community Foundation brings us closer to realizing the agency’s mission of empowering all people facing challenging times to live with dignity, hope and strength. The endowment ensures that JFS can provide grants to more people in crisis. It is heartwarming to know that the fund will continue to provide aid beyond our personal years.”
Jewish Family Service of Orange County is a provider of human services that helps all people connect with the greater community and available resources.
About the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan:
The Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity has significantly increased local charitable funds and empowered donors to make a profound difference in the quality of life in our region with the creation of 210 funds that will provide grants and scholarships forever! Since 1999, the Foundation has been an effective steward of the community’s charitable resources and has been a leader in the administration of scholarships, and grant making for the benefit of nonprofit organizations in Orange and Sullivan Counties, and beyond.
Contributions to the Jewish Family Service – Diane Finkelstein Fund for Families in Crisis may be made to CFOS-Jewish Family Service – Diane Finkelstein Fund for Families in Crisis Fund and sent to the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Suite 203, Montgomery, NY 12549. Secure online donations may also be made at www.cfosny.org. 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.