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The Michael Ryan Zodda Foundation established within Community Foundation

Michael Ryan Zodda

The Michael Ryan Zodda Foundation has been established as a component charitable fund of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan.  The fund was created by Michael’s family and friends to honor and memorialize Michael, who passed away suddenly July 2, 2010, at the age of 25.  “The Foundation will enable us to continue Michael’s spirit of gaining knowledge and helping others.” said Michael’s parents, Robert and Judith Zodda.

Through The Michael Ryan Zodda Foundation, a research fellowship will be awarded annually to a Columbia University Medical Student.  The Fellow will exhibit Michael’s talents, ambitions, and drive.  This fellowship is intended to provide mentorship, financial support and an opportunity to advance the fellow’s knowledge in the areas of Cerebral Vascular Diseases, with a special interest in Arteriovenous  Malformation (AVM) and the Lupus Anticoagulant Blood Disorder.  As each year passes, it is the hope of Michael’s family and friends that they will be able to add another “Michael Ryan Zodda Fellow” to a team of doctors seeking to advance the medical treatment and bioengineering for these specific diseases.

The Michael Ryan Zodda Foundation is facilitated through the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, a 501(c)(3) public charity that was created to help individuals, organizations, and businesses establish charitable endowment funds to benefit their community.  To create your own charitable endowment, to make a contribution to this scholarship fund, or to add to an existing named endowment fund, please contact the Community Foundation, Karen VanHouten Minogue, at (845) 769-9393, or e-mail karen@cfoc-ny.org.

Upcoming Events

May
11
Wed
2016
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
May
14
Sat
2016
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 www.wildsoulyogastudio.com . 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:
– Go to www.WildSoulYogaStudio.com (Link in details)
– Go to Schedule
– Go to May 14th 2016
– Click “Sign up” under “Pose With A Purpose”
– Fill out Name and E-Mail
– Click Sign up for Class
* Yeah ,You are all signed up *

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. ?

May
18
Wed
2016
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
Jun
3
Fri
2016
“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

 

Jun
5
Sun
2016
The Joshua Stamm Memorial Scholarship Fund Classic 10K/5K Road Race
Jun 5 all-day
Jun
9
Thu
2016
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.
Jun
18
Sat
2016
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

Cost:

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.