Recognizing the Impact of Community Foundations on Nov. 16

Trustees Osborn and Arteaga to be honored

During the week of Nov. 12-18, more than 700 community foundations across the U.S. will celebrate Community Foundation Week to recognize the lives changed, jobs created, and communities transformed through philanthropy’s partnership with private and public community leaders and organizations.

Anne and Fred Osborn

The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley (CFHV) will join in that celebration when two CFHV trustees, Frederick H. Osborn III of Putnam County, recognized along with his wife Anne Todd Osborn, and Sandy Arteaga of Dutchess County, are honored for their philanthropy and volunteerism, respectively, at an awards luncheon on Friday, Nov. 16, at the Villa Borghese in Wappingers Falls.

The awards ceremony is part of the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) National Philanthropy Day program for professional and volunteer fundraisers from Hudson Valley’s nonprofit organizations.

Andrea Reynolds, CFHV president and CEO, noted: “Fred and Anne Osborn have demonstrated their deep commitment to the entire region, especially the environmental community, with their tremendous passion and ongoing philanthropic support for so many organizations. Sandy Arteaga’s community-oriented mindset continues to engage others in the arts and human services. As a volunteer, she leads with enthusiasm, inspiring people to join in and support the causes she champions.”

The CFHV is an independent philanthropic organization working in Dutchess, Ulster and Putnam counties to build permanent collections of endowed funds contributed from many donors for the benefit of the region’s communities. During the 2011-2012 fiscal year, the CFHV received more than $2.8 million in gifts, opened 35 new charitable funds and awarded more than $2.3 million in grants and scholarships across the region.

For information about charitable giving through the Community Foundation, call the foundation at 845-452-3077, email [email protected] or visit the website, http://cfhvny.org/.

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