Monticello Motor Club and Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Middletown recognized for Commitment to Community

11-19-14 Monticello Motor Club Award PhotoOver 400 guests were in attendance on November 19 to see Monticello Motor Club and Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Middletown receive the David T. Cocks Award for Commitment to Community, presented by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan.


The evening celebrated the accomplishments of the two organizations, and the Foundation’s 15th Anniversary milestone of exceeding $12.3 million in assets spread over 190 charitable funds that enhance the quality of life in the region. Grants of $1,500 from The Make a Difference Fund, which focuses on funding for children and families at risk, were proudly announced and awarded during the evening. Co-recipients were Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, Inc. for the Site Based Mentoring Program with Mount Saint Mary College which matches youth facing adversity with one-to-one mentoring relationships, and United Way of Sullivan County, Inc. for the Sullivan County Snack Pack Program which provides child-friendly, nutritional food to children who are at risk of food instability.


11-19-14 Touro Award Photo_smallSponsors for this signature event were: Crystal Run Healthcare, The Kaplan Family Foundations, Resorts World Hudson Valley, Sterling Forest Resort, Central Hudson Gas & Electric, Hudson Valley Investment Advisors, Inc., Northwestern Mutual, Orange County Trust Company, Walden Savings Bank, Orange & Rockland Utilities, Rose & Kiernan, Inc., Focus Media, Bonura Hospitality Group, Orange Regional Medical Center, Alteva, Empire Resorts, Empire State Bank, Jay & Carol Anthony foundation for Autism Support, Jeff Bank, M&T Bank, Susan D. Najork, Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, TD Bank and Thunder 102.


To learn more about the work of the Community Foundation please contact Karen VanHouten Minogue, President and CEO at or visit


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