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$1,400 in Scholarships awarded to Wallkill High School Graduates

Community Foundation charitable funds award $1,400 in scholarships to
Wallkill High School graduates

Three graduates of Wallkill High School were awarded scholarships from the Edward Edsall Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Meyer & Lillian Jacobowitz Scholarship Fund, and the John D. Garrison Memorial Scholarship, charitable funds administered through the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan.  

Edward Edsall was a licensed pharmacist in the hamlet of Wallkill for many years and later head pharmacist and manager of the Thruway Pharmacy in Walden. He was active in many community activities and organizations during his distinguished career. He was a fine gentleman, soft spoken and well respected. The 2012 Edward Edsall Memorial Scholarship recipient is Caitlin Piperato. Ms. Piperato will pursue a degree in Adolescent-Mathematics Education at Mount Saint Mary College in the fall.

The Meyer & Lillian Jacobowitz Memorial Scholarship Fund established by Gerald N. Jacobowitz, his wife Marlene and sister Joyce Concors, provides scholarships to Valley Central and Wallkill High School graduating seniors and grants to local nonprofit organizations. The 2012 Meyer & Lillian Jacobowitz Memorial Scholarship recipient is Katie Dineen.  Ms. Dineen will be pursue a degree in Political Science & History at St. John’s University and plans a career as a professor and writer.

The John D. Garrison Memorial Scholarship Fund (Walden Savings Bank), which is administered by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, was created by Walden Savings Bank in memory of John D. Garrison, immediate past president of Walden Savings Bank, a fine community leader and businessperson whose goodness, kindness, and caring touched so many.  The 2012 John D. Garrison Memorial Scholarship recipient is Olivia Lee. Ms. Lee will pursue a degree in Hospitality Administration/ Management at SUNY Plattsburgh, and plans a career as a luxury resort manager.

The Edward Edsall Memorial Scholarship, the Meyer & Lillian Jacobowitz Scholarship, and the John D. Garrison Memorial Scholarship are facilitated through the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, a 501(c)(3) public charity that was created to help individuals, organizations, and businesses establish charitable endowments within their community.  To create your own charitable endowment or to make a contribution to a named fund, please visit or contact Karen VanHouten Minogue, Executive Director at (845) 769-9393 or e-mail

Upcoming Events

Jewish Family Service “Dine Around” Fundraiser
Oct 18 @ 4:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Jewish Family Service of Orange County invites you to our “Dine Around”

Come join us for an elegant and unusual evening of dining and entertainment.

Enjoy the company of friends as we traverse the Goshen area from home to home for appetizers, main courses and desserts.

Ellen Solomon and Arlene Solomon Roshko will welcome you for appetizers
Various hosts will serve main courses
Joel Finkelstein and Bonna Horovitz will host you for desserts

Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015

Time: 4:45 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Minimum donation is $54.00 per person *

RSVP due September 25 (please indicate kashrut or other dietary observance)

Make all checks payable to: Jewish Family Service
Memo: Dine Around

In early October we will send you the address of the home serving appetizers.

Questions? Contact 341-1173 ext. 393 or email

*Donations are tax deductable

The Carly Fund: Friends and Family Night Out @ Newburgh Elks Lodge
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Illuminate Goshen Fall Ball @ Villa Venezia
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

Come join us for our Fall Ball Illuminate Goshen Fundraising Dinner!

The event will take place at the beautiful and recently expanded Villa Venezia

$75 Tickets include hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner, and top shelf open bar

All proceeds will go towards purchasing lights to illuminate the downtown Village of Goshen and towards the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

Sponsorship Opportunities Include

$1000 Platinum Bulb Sponsor
$500 Gold Bulb Sponsor
$250 Silver Bulb Sponsor
$35 Glass Bulb

Tickets can be purchased on our paypal page:

Thank you for your continued support of our efforts!

2015 Annual Reception @ Anthony's Pier 9
Nov 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
2015 National Philanthropy Day @ Falkirk Estate and Country Club
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

8:30 – 10:30 – Breakfast (Awards and Keynote)

10:30 – 10:45 – Break & Networking

10:45 – 12:15 – Education Sessions #1 (2 simultaneous sessions)

12:15 – 12:30 – Break/Networking/Pick up Brown Bag Lunch

12:30 – 2:00 – Education Sessions #2 (2 simultaneous sessions)