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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

“The Road Home” First Annual Gala to Benefit the #Can’tHurtSteel Community Endowment Fund @ The Mountain View Manor
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tickets: $65/Person

Can’t Hurt Steel Gala Dinner Tickets

Corporate Sponsor: $250 (Includes 2 Tickets)

RSVP by May 13 Limited seating, first come first serve

To include:

  • Silent Auction
  • Wine Pull
  • Music
  • Dinner
  • Beer & Wine
  • Cocktail Attire
  • Keynote Speaker: JJ Hanson


The Joshua Stamm Memorial Scholarship Fund Classic 10K/5K Road Race
Jun 5 all-day
Starting the Conversation with Donors on Charitable Giving: A Charitable Tool Box @ Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jun 9 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This 2-credit charitable giving seminar will teach you how best to present complex structures to donors in light of their philanthropic goals, their assets, their family needs, and their tax concerns. Numerous technical rules apply to virtually every gift strategy, and failure to comply precisely can often lead to loss of the tax deduction for the gift or of tax-exemption for the structure created, because of noncompliance. An important part of charitable gift planning is meeting the complex regulatory requirements for valuation, including obtaining “qualified appraisals,” and acknowledgements of charitable contributions.

Held at the Jay Sexter Auditorium.

Limited Seating. Reserve by May 27, 2016

Buffet Dinner.

Fees: $35.00 Members of NYSSCPA OR $40.00 Non-members

Credits: Attorneys: 2 CLE Credits* OR CPAs: 2 CPE Credits*

*Credits are pending. This program is transitional and appropriate for experienced and newly admitted attorneys. The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York has been certified by the New York State Continuing Education Board as an accredited provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. Full and partial scholarships based on need are available. For guidelines and information, contact Maureen Crush at 845.897.3400. All requests are confidential.
Newburgh Illuminated Festival
Jun 18 all-day
5th Annual Walk for Justin @ Monroe Woodbury High School Track
Jun 18 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

Registration begins at 8:45 am

The walk will be held from 10:30am-12:00pm


Students: $20

Adults: $25

No cost for children 12 and under.

To download the registration form click here or to to register now click the button below.

Robert Van Etten Jr. Scholarship Fund Yankee Baseball Trip @ Yankees vs. Red Sox
Jul 16 all-day