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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

Luke Lives On- 5K Road/Trail Race
May 29 @ 8:00 am
“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.

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