Montgomery, NY – The Orange County Firefighters Museum & Fire Safety Education Center has recently added $9,000 to their endowment fund which is administered by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan.
The $9,000 deposit represents the proceeds from the museum’s 3rd annual Golf Tournament held on September 21, 2014 at Winding Hills Golf Course. Twenty foursomes competed for the title “Best Firefighting Foursome in Orange County” and the winning team for the 3rd year in a row was Fort Montgomery Fire Department. “This event continues to grow each year and we are thrilled with the participation we have had from Fire Departments and Companies throughout Orange County” said Dennis Salvucci, one of the key organizers of the tournament. Since the golf tournament began in 2012, over $20,000 has been raised and contributed to this fund.
The Orange County Firefighters Museum Endowment Fund was established in 2005 with the Community Foundation and has grown to over $35,000.00. The intent of this fund is for the museum to be self-sustaining in the future. The fund has a great rate of return that averaged 16.42% in 2014. To learn more about the museum or to schedule a visit, call 845-457-9666 or visit www.ocfm.us.
About the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan:
The Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is celebrating its 15th year of charitable leadership and philanthropy. The Foundation 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 over 190 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 Orange County Firefighters Museum Fund may be made to CFOS-OC Firefighters Museum 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.