The Richard G. McCoy Foundation Established for Monroe-Woodbury Graduating Seniors

Richard McCoy PhotoOrange County, NYThe Richard G. McCoy Foundation was recently created within the Community Foundation to award scholarships to graduating seniors of Monroe-Woodbury High School.

The Richard G. McCoy Foundation was established to celebrate the life and honor the memory of Richard G. McCoy, who passed away unexpectedly on April 26, 2012.  Richard made a major commitment to the children of the Monroe, NY community and his passion for their personal growth and success was unrivaled.  Whether as a friend, coach, mentor or neighbor, he was always willing to help.  This fund is intended to celebrate those students who have given back to their community through volunteering and community service. Scholarships will be awarded to Monroe-Woodbury High School student/athletes who have made a strong commitment to community service, have displayed strong moral character and have met certain educational requirements.


The 1st Annual Richard G. McCoy Foundation Golf Outing will be held Friday October 4, 2013 at the prestigious Mansion Ridge Golf Club in Monroe, NY. The golf outing is currently sold out and there is a waiting list for golfers. All are welcome for dinner and cocktails which begin at 4:00 p.m. Nearly $30,000 in donations have been raised thus far. For more information, please contact Tom Kennedy at

Contributions to The Richard G. McCoy Foundation may be made to CFOS-The Richard G. McCoy 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 The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All gifts are tax deductible under current tax laws. “We are honored to administer this charitable fund in order to benefit graduating students of Monroe-Woodbury High School who demonstrate the same kind of passion and dedication that Richard personified throughout his life,” said Karen VanHouten Minogue, Executive Director. For more information, call the Community Foundation at (845) 769-9393.