Connecting People Who Care with Causes that Matter

Year End Giving – a note from CFOS President Elizabeth Rowley

It has been another year of tremendous growth at the Community Foundation as we continue to partner with groups and individuals from throughout the region to achieve their charitable goals. This year’s Annual Report is filled with stories of hope for our future – including information on the 44 new funds established at CFOS in 2017/2018 along with details on the $1.5 million in grants and scholarships distributed.

They say charity begins at home and there is no better example of that than the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. Many of the funds we steward were initially developed in someone’s living room or dining room, all with the goal to better our community-at-large. Americans are the most philanthropic people on earth – a fact which may surprise some – but we like to think we are that way because we are so blessed.

Tax deductions may impact your decision-making, but we hope you will continue to give to causes that matter to you, regardless of the financial incentive. The Community Foundation exists solely to nurture and support those causes that matter. The Board and staff of the Community Foundation do not take this responsibility lightly and we are very serious in our endeavors to help execute the charitable intent of our fund constituents.

Your support throughout the year helps to ensure that we can continue the work of, for and by the causes that matter and reflect the good they do throughout our communities. Please consider making a donation to a named fund at CFOS, our own Make A Difference Fund, or directly to the Foundation for operating support. Thank you for your belief in our mission and all you do to support our community – now and forever! 


Elizabeth Rowley
President & CEO

P.S. – If you wish to make a contribution of appreciated stock, please call our office for transfer instructions.

Upcoming Events

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. 

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

Fall Festival – Hosted by Illuminate Goshen @ Myron Urbanski Memorial Park
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Featuring our first ever kickball tournament, art walk, pumpkin carving and more! 

Ticket pricing to follow.

Village of Goshen Tree Lighting – Hosted by Illuminate Goshen @ Church Park
Dec 7 @ 4:30 pm

Featuring music, kids’ activities, carolers, readings and more! 

New Year’s Eve Family Fun Festival @ TBD
Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Featuring music, children’s activities and a 9:00 PM ball drop.


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