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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

WEBINAR 4 Hudson Valley Gives
May 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Professional Advisors Seminar @ Ramada Fishkill
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Powerful Planned Giving With a Shoe-String Staff and a Shoe-String Budget @ The Powelton Club
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pose With a Purpose: A Charity Event in Honor of Anthony Cavaliere @ Wild Soul Yoga Studio
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Tickets are $30, this will include the guided flow, light snacks, 1 raffle ticket and gift bag. SPACE IS LIMITED so please reserve your spot on . CASH PAYMENT ONLY: WILL BE COLLECTED DAY OF EVENT
[ All proceeds will go to the Anthony Cavaliere Foundation]

We will be raffling off a Gift Basket, each workshop pass will include 1 raffle ticket, we will be offering an opportunity to purchase additional raffle tickets day of Event. More information will be provided closer to the event.

To Sign up:
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– Go to May 14th 2016
– Click “Sign up” under “Pose With A Purpose”
– Fill out Name and E-Mail
– Click Sign up for Class
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Note From Elisa Cavaliere:
During difficult times I found a home on my yoga mat. The practice transcended for me while dealing with my fathers illness and later his death. I found yoga Mentally caused me to slow down, grow patience, cherish every moment and understand the deeper meaning within every moment and every pose. Life moves fast and is filled with a million things to do but its the little detailed moments that can truly shape how we deal with it all. One of my fathers last “Nugget of wisdom” was about a book on living more in the present moment, this paralleled my yoga practice and seemed like the perfect message to share in his honor. ?

Hudson Valley Gives: A Day of Giving
May 18 all-day
Michael Ryan Zodda Foundation Golf Outing @ Spook Rock Golf Club
May 18 all-day
“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
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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