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Memorial Fund Established to Honor Father and Son Killed on 9/11

The Coffey Family has formally established The Daniel and Jason Coffey Memorial Fund to honor their loved ones.  This fund was inspired following Daniel and Jason’s tragic and senseless death on the morning of September 11, 2001.  At 25 years old, Jason worked at the World Trade Center on the 98th floor as a senior accountant for Marsh & McLennan Companies, while Daniel, 54 worked on the 94th floor for Guy Carpenter, a division of Marsh & McLennan.

On September 11th Jason was planning to go along with his father at lunch time to pick out a surprise engagement ring for his fiancée, Colleen McDonald.  “Jason was a big guy who loved to play rugby, socialize, and have fun; but now he was settling down,” said Colleen McDonald.  “He was in the process of buying his grandparent’s house in Newburgh and we were planning to fix it up, just like his father and mother did to their house.”  Jason Coffey and Ms. McDonald had planned to marry on December 7, 2002.

Through The Daniel and Jason Coffey Memorial Fund the family will recommend grants to support charitable causes in their memory.  “They were two wonderful human beings.  It is our hope that their names will live on forever, doing good through this charitable fund,” said Kevin Coffey.

The Daniel and Jason Coffey Memorial Fund will be administered within the umbrella of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan.  The Community Foundation is a valuable vehicle that manages funds and handles all the fiscal reporting.  This keeps administration costs lower than a private foundation, allowing more dollars to flow to nonprofit organizations.

Contributions to this or any fund are welcome at any time.  For more information or to make a donation visit  A donation may also be sent to the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Suite 202, Montgomery, NY 12549.

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)