The Michael Ryan Zodda (MRZ) Foundation administered by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, recently awarded a $20,000 grant to the University of California San Francisco Foundation to support research on vascular malformations of the brain. The Michael Ryan Zodda Foundation was created to honor and memorialize Michael, who passed away on July 2, 2010, at the age of 25 while bicycling.
Michael Ryan Zodda was a strong passionate person who touched the lives of many people. The purpose of the MRZ Foundation is to celebrate the memory of an extraordinary young man and find the cure for AVM and blood clotting disorders.
Contributions to The Michael Ryan Zodda (MRZ) Foundation may be made to CFOS-The Michael Ryan Zodda Foundation and sent to the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Suite 202, Montgomery, NY 12549. Secure online donations may also be made at www.cfoc-ny.org. All gifts are tax deductible under current tax laws. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was created to help individuals, organizations, and businesses establish charitable endowments within their community. The Community Foundation administers over 165 charitable funds with assets of over $10.6 million. To create your own charitable endowment or to make a contribution to a named fund, please visit www.cfoc-ny.org or contact Karen VanHouten Minogue, President and CEO at (845) 769-9393 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.