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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

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)