Connecting People Who Care with Causes that Matter

30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Suite 203 Montgomery, NY 12549
Ph: (845) 769-9393
Fax: (845) 769-9391
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What Is The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan?

It’s really quite simple: We facilitate and manage ENDOWMENT FUNDS that grow and benefit our community…forever. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan is a public charity unlike any other in our area.  It was created by and for the people of Orange County and serves the county and beyond.  We exist not to support a single organization, but to address the broadest range of charitable issues by building an endowment that serves as a perpetual source of community capital.

We connect people who care with causes that matter and we serve people of all means. To donors, CFOS represents an effective and innovative giving vehicle, one that combines maximum tax savings with maximum flexibility and the opportunity to make a difference right here at home in and around Orange County… and beyond. To other charitable organizations, CFOS represents the source of grants whose sole purpose is to improve the quality of life in our region. Perhaps most important of all, CFOS is the link between donors and other charitable organizations, and between donors and those students who receive grants from scholarship funds which are established through the Foundation.

CFOS currently manages more than 185 permanent charitable funds for individuals, families, businesses, and organizations that turn to us to help fulfill their charitable dreams.  And this number of funds continues to grow as more people like you feel compelled to step forward as generous participants in the vision of a stronger community.

Upcoming Events

National Philanthropy Day @ The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel
Nov 14 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will host their eighth annual National Philanthropy Day® on November 14, 2014. It will be a day of inspiration, learning and celebration. The day will start at 8:00 a.m. with registration and breakfast, followed at 8:30 am by workshops for all levels of professional and volunteer fundraisers, an awards luncheon to honor the best of the Hudson Valley’s philanthropists and volunteers, and networking with professionals from the most successful nonprofits in the area.

Join us for a stimulating education series covering important topics for all levels of professionals and volunteers. Topics will range from Strengthening Board Relations, to Building Up Your Organizations Public Image, Relationship Building and More!

8:00 AM – Registration and Continental Breakfast Sponsored by: Elizabeth Rose Consulting, LLC

Educational Workshops: Sponsored by: Walden Savings Bank

Track 1

8:30 – 10:00 am The Science of Relationship Building, Richard Brown, Clinical Assistant Professor George H. Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising, New York University


8:30 – 10:00 am Economic Impact of Nonprofits: A Case Study, Susan Sayre Batton, Director of Administration, Dia Art Foundation


Track 2

10:15 – 11:45 am Public Persona: Strengthening Organizations Image, Moderator: Melissa McCoy, Vice President Elant Foundation & Community Relations

Panelist: to be announced


10:15 – 11:45 am Delphi’s Dialogue on Building, Engaging and Motivating Your Board of Directors, Jennifer M. Rutledge, Vice President/Partner, Delphi Consultants, Inc.




Noon – 2:00 pm Awards Luncheon and Keynote Address


Keynote Address – What Are the Wealthy Thinking?

Moderated by Stacy Palmer, Editor – The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Special guests:

Glen Macdonald, President Wealth & Giving Forum

Nick Preddice, Mass Mutual Albany


Don’t miss this special awards luncheon to honor the best of the Hudson Valley’s philanthropists and volunteers.

12:00 PM – Awards, Key Note and Luncheon

David and Jeannette Redden (Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year)
Sponsored by: Rose & Kiernan, Inc.

Karen VanHouten Minogue (Outstanding Fundraising Professional)
Sponsored by: M&T Bank

Dr. Michele Winchester-Vega (Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer)

Walden Savings Bank (Leadership Award-Corporate Philanthropy)
Sponsored by: Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan County

College’s Against Cancer at Mount Saint Mary College (Collegiate Philanthropy Award)

Maria Jaffari (Youth in Philanthropy)

Community Foundation 15th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Reception @ Anthony's Pier 9
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm