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Testimonials

We asked our fund representatives what they love about us and why they put their trust in us. Here’s what they had to say:

“My good friend, Spencer McLaughlin was a true believer and a leader of our community. Following his passing at way too young an age, there was no better way to say thank you to Spencer for his leadership than establishing a charitable fund in his memory. I hope that continues to fund his commitment to our community for many years to come.” – Alan Seidman, Spencer McLaughlin Fund

“The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra believes that the Community Foundation provides a valuable service to the non-profits in the Hudson River Valley. During the past year, we increased our assets under the management by the CFOS by approximately $25,000, and were delighted that Elizabeth Rowley could deliver a short presentation at the luncheon that kicked off our Planned Giving Initiative.”
-John Bliss, Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra Fund

“We desired an ongoing memorial recognition for our fathers that provided help to young people considering a future in agriculture. CFOS gave us the opportunity to have professional guidance every step of the way and the peace of mind that the process would be perpetuated into the future.” -Jeff Crist, Edward R. and J. Roscoe Crist Memorial Scholarship Fund

“We had a vision and a need to create a fund that would support adults with Autism. I was told that it would be a monumental task and a lot of money to get that vision created. I was advised to give CFOS a call and see if they can help. It took one meeting, about an hour and our fund was created! I was blown away by the ease, the support, and the oversight that CFOS provided and continues to provide.”
-Jay Anthony, Jay & Carol Anthony Foundation for Autism Support

“The Community Foundation provided a one stop shop to expedite the establishment of the legal, financial entities while providing the ongoing administrative services. A few months later, we were on stage presenting our first scholarship. It’s been a rewarding 15 years, and we’ve never looked back.” -William J. Bratton, Michelle Renee Bratton Memorial Scholarship Fund

“It has been almost six years since our family’s tragedy. We began our unique relationship with the Community Foundation shortly after. How do we memorialize our beloved sixteen year old son, grandson, brother…? With the guidance and support of CFOS we established a Memorial Scholarship Fund in Justin’s memory. It fills our hearts to know we can share our annual fundraising effort – WALK FOR JUSTIN – with young students from the community who comforted and supported us – 8 scholarships have been awarded to date. Community Foundation paved the way and provided the support and expertise necessary for us to achieve our goal – all in memory of Justin!”
-Camille Stack, Justin T. Dimino Memorial Scholarship Fund

“When establishing the Corinne Feller Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research and Awareness, I chose to work with the Community Foundation because I wanted the peace of mind of knowing that administrative challenges would be professionally handled.” 
-Nicole Feller Lee, Corinne Feller Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research and Awareness

“The Community Foundation has always been there to make sure our family’s fund receives individualized attention, from guidance regarding the fund’s creation & scholarship criteria, to helping us organize fundraising events, to providing opportunities for networking and growing our fund. The staff is attentive and responsive, and even though they administer countless other funds, they interact with us in a way that always makes us feel that our goals are top priority.” -The Stamm Family, Joshua Stamm Memorial Scholarship Fund

“We joined the family of CFOS almost 10 years ago when our son Keith unexpectedly passed away at 20 years from a debilitating progressive disease. Although Keith was physically compromised, unbeknownst to us, our son was mentoring people his age on-line on how to deal with their disabilities. CFOS has given us the opportunity to become the “voice” that our son no longer could be through giving grants to various organizations for people in need.” -Sadler and Sheila Hayes, The Keith B. Hayes Foundation

“When my husband passed suddenly and tragically I had no idea what to do. The Community Foundation was not only a great shoulder to lean on, but gave me such support and ideas to really carry on my husband’s legacy. His memory of love, giving, determination and spirit is now being carried on in such a special way that I wouldn’t have been able to do on my own. The Community Foundation has really helped me heal and share his dreams with so many more people and for that I will be forever grateful.” -Heather Howley, Marius Ivascu Aviation Foundation

“With the help of donations such as yours, the pantry is able to provide emergency food for an average of 200 families per month in the Valley Central School District including over 200 children under the age of 18. We would be unable to provide this service without your continued support.” -Judy Gridley, Montgomery Food Pantry, on receiving a grant from the St. Pat’s Ramble Fund.

“Pets Alive is honored to be a recipient of the Hudson Valley Animal Shelter Grant and are thankful to the Rowe Family who created this opportunity for animal welfare organizations in our region. We will use the funds to procure a snow blower to help clear our vast property during the winter months so we can quickly and safely get into the buildings to care for the animals at our facility.” – Becky Tegze, Executive Director, Pets Alive, on receiving a grant from the Hudson Valley Animal Shelter Fund.

“Thanks to your generosity, we will meet our mission to assist those with mobility needs through education, information and product acquisition. Your support will allow us to assist individuals and families achieve their goal of mobility freedom! Thank you again for your your support of The Ralph Braun Foundation.” – Andrea Vrobel, The Ralph Braun Foundation, on receiving a grant from The Keith B. Hayes Foundation.

“As someone who is involved with many community activities, I always think of The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan first. CFOS is a great partner! They make everything smooth and easy. The committees to raise money to help the families of the Marines lost in the tragic plan mishap earlier this year, as well as the committee that sponsors the Military Appreciation Picnic at Stewart both partner with CFOS. More than “an organization,” the staff of CFOS are phenomenal to work with.” – Alan Seidman, The Military Appreciation Day Fund.

Upcoming Events

Jun
22
Sat
2019
Keep It Moving 5k Run/Walk and Community Fun Day
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Go Skate for Zane 2019 is setting up to be a huge success. The day will include a 5K Walk/Run,
Kids Fun Run, Skateboard Competition and Community Health Fair. The event will be covered by
local media: news and social. This amazing community collaboration with grass roots Newburgh
groups including We Are Newburgh , Shred Foundation , Blacc Vanilla and local skaters, will not be
possible without your support.

Keep It Moving is bringing together local organizations to help local young people with the
ambitious goal of saving lives by curbing opioid addiction through engagement in sports, nature and
the arts. Keep It Moving also provides Narcan Kits and training to anyone who needs them. In the
past year we have equipped more than 1,000 people in Newburgh and the Greater Orange County
area with this life saving tool. Keep It Moving strives to bring both life changing and life saving
measures to those affected by opioid overdose.

100% of proceeds raised from this event will be used to help young people in the Newburgh area by
subsidizing costs associated with healthful activities. Currently we are trying to raise funds to bring
Wild Earth Programing, an evidence-based, nature-centered program that promotes respect,
responsibility and resourcefulness, to area young people. Our hope is that engaging our young
people in these types of activities will give them focus and direction to lead them toward healthful
and productive futures while preventing them from making dangerous, unhealthy choices.

Jun
23
Sun
2019
Can’t Hurt Steel 5K
Jun 23 @ 8:30 am

The CHSCF 5K Walk/Run at Beaver Brook pavilion benefits The Can’t Hurt Steel Community Foundation, which was created in 2016 by JJ Hanson and his wife Kristen, to enhance the quality of life for those living in our community. The foundation offers financial assistance to families experiencing a catastrophic loss or illness, provides health and wellness programming, as well as promotes community development. We hope you can join us! Run, walk, sponsor, buy raffles, enjoy spring activities, music, and eat some food. Don’t miss out on all the fun!

Your participation in this event helps CHS to continue to provide financial assistance to local families in their time of need and to sponsor fundraising events like spaghetti dinners, to help a greater number of families.CHS also uses the proceeds from this event to award scholarships to graduating seniors pursuing careers in health, wellness, and community development. CHS is currently working on creating fitness trails within a local section of state land. Running or walking in this event will help CHS continue on its mission to help others and improve the community in which we live. Thanks you for your support!

Event registration will start at 7:30am before the event. Please try to register online to make this process easier. Thank you!!

Jun
24
Mon
2019
2nd Annual Dustin James Memorial Golf Outing @ West Hills Country Club
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am

2nd Annual Dustin James Memorial Golf Outing

Registration & Lunch – 11:00 AM
Shotgun Start: 12:00 PM
Cocktail Hour: 5:30 PM
Awards Dinner: 6:30 PM

For full event details and to register click here. 

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here for package details.

Jul
4
Thu
2019
Trotter Unveiling – Hosted by Illuminate Goshen @ Goshen Harness Racing Museum
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for the return of the esteemed trotters’ first peek before they are dispersed throughout the village for the summer! 

Jul
8
Mon
2019
2nd Annual Christine Thomas Memorial Foundation Golf Tournament @ West Hills Country Club
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am

Use the button below to pay for reserved golf tickets:


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Use the button below to purchase Dinner Tickets:


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To pay via check, please click here to fill out a form and make checks payable to
“CFOS – Christine Thomas Memorial Foundation.”
Jul
11
Thu
2019
Summer Concert Series – Hosted by Illuminate Goshen @ Church Park
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 28 @ 8:30 pm

Join us for a concert on the green every Wednesday evening from 6:30 – 8:30. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the beauty of the village. 

Aug
2
Fri
2019
August Art Walk – Hosted by Illuminate Goshen @ Webster Park
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Area creatives join together to exhibit their works for sale in open air. This is a fun filled evening featuring music, dancing and activities! 

Aug
5
Mon
2019
We Have Your 6 Golf Outing @ West Point Golf Course
Aug 5 @ 8:30 am

Sep
20
Fri
2019
Trotter Auction – Hosted by Illuminate Goshen @ Limoncello at the Orange Inn
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come bid on your favorite horses to benefit both our local artists and our local programs. 

Sep
28
Sat
2019
Fall Ball – Hosted by Illuminate Goshen @ Stagecoach Inn
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us for our cocktail party fundraiser in the newly renovated space at the Stagecoach Inn. The restaurant will be closed to the public during this event to allow for dancing, drinks and hors d’oeuvres. 

Early bird ticket pricing:
$110 Single Ticket
$200 Couple

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