Port Jervis, NY – The Ross B. Decker Music Scholarship Fund has recently been established within the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan in honor and memory of Ross B. Decker by his family.
Ross Decker was a music lover to say the least. His Mother taught him to play the piano at a very young age and as a teen in high school, he became very involved in music programs. His beautiful bass voice was well known to many venues: glee club, church choir, high fever follies, and presby players to name a few. He passed on his love of music to his children and grandchildren by teaching them how to play the piano and violin. Ross was a member of the Orange County Pipe Organ Group and also loved to play organ for mass at multiple churches in the area.
The Ross B. Decker Music Scholarship Fund has been created to enhance the love and ability of music. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a Port Jervis high school graduating student studying organ, violin, vocals or music production who intends to pursue a career in music.
About the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan:
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 220 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 Ross B. Decker Music Scholarship Fund may be made to CFOS-Decker Music Scholarship 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.