Connecting People Who Care with Causes that Matter

The Lake Foundation established within Community Foundation to help battered women, abused children and disabled veterans

The Lake Foundation established within Community Foundation to help battered women, abused children and disabled veterans

The Lake Foundation has been established through the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan by Michael and Christine Lake as a way to provide support to nonprofit organizations that serve battered women, abused children, and disabled veterans.  By bringing The Lake Foundation under the umbrella of the Community Foundation, the Lakes will now be able to focus on fundraising and their desire to award grants to charitable causes that are important to them.

One of the first fundraising activities The Lake Foundation has embraced is the publication of a book written by Christine Lake entitled Circle of Healing For Women, which can be purchased online at  A portion of all proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to The Lake Foundation to help support its mission.

The Community Foundation helps individuals, businesses, and organizations establish permanent charitable funds that award grants and scholarships.  The Community Foundation handles all of the administration and fiscal reporting for each charitable fund within its umbrella, thereby keeping administration costs much lower than a private foundation, and allowing more dollars to flow toward grants.  Over 90 charitable funds have been created since 2001 that have awarded over five million dollars in grants in the areas of land preservation, education, health/human services, youth development, the arts and culture.

To make a contribution to The Lake Foundation please contact Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan – The Lake Foundation, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Suite 202, Montgomery, NY 12549.  The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  All gifts are tax deductible under current tax laws.Donations may also be made through the Foundation’s website at

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.

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