Bank's Recent Announcement About Support of Local Organizations Mentions SUNY Orange

PHOTO: Orange County Trust Donation to SUNY OrangeMIDDLETOWN, N.Y. –Orange County Trust recognizes that being a good corporate citizen means being involved in a number of community initiatives. The bank recently announced three significant donations in Orange County.

As part of its ongoing support of the SUNY Orange Foundation and Orange County Community College, Orange County Trust continues its commitment to a five-year pledge agreement of $20,000 per year, which began last spring. Funds are designated towards spendable scholarships, the existing Orange County Trust Scholarship Endowment Fund, and for capital equipment to enhance the nursing simulation laboratory on the Middletown Campus.

“The College and the Foundation greatly appreciate the many years of support we’ve received from Orange County Trust Company,” says Vinnie Cazzetta, vice president for institutional advancement at the College and executive director of the Foundation. “The bank’s support of scholarships has benefitted untold numbers of students over the years and this current pledge is enhancing our nursing curriculum to the benefit of our students and the greater Orange County community.”

As a major sponsor of the YMCA of Middletown's 'Save the Last Lap' Capital Campaign, Orange County Trust will be contributing toward a much-needed renovation of the pool, which will provide the community with additional programs and services.

"The YMCA of Middletown has been an integral part of this community for over 60 years and we've been watching all of the positive things they have done this far," says Michael Gilfeather, president and CEO of Orange County Trust. "We are proud to be a part of this terrific campaign and happy to help make a difference in the community."

The renovation presents an opportunity to expand the width of the pool that was originally built 60 years ago, enabling the YMCA of Middletown to teach more children how to swim, add a variety of new aquatic programs, and increase the use of the pool for rehabilitation purposes.

Orange County Trust was also be a primary sponsor of the Goshen Rotary Great American Weekend Road Race for the third consecutive year. The 5k and 10K races were held on July 5. Proceeds of the race were used to support the charitable purposes of the Goshen Rotary Club.

The first patriotic celebration in Goshen took place back in 1982, to promote harness racing at the Historic Track. The road race is still an integral part of the Great American Weekend activities. This traditional celebration emphasizes why Goshen is proud to be a Great American Community and Orange County Trust is proud to be the primary sponsor.

Photo caption: Michael Gilfeather, president and CEO of Orange County Trust Company, presents a check to SUNY Orange representatives signifying the bank's five-year contribution pledge to the SUNY Orange Foundation. Joining Gilfeather are, from left, Rich Rowley, Foundation Board chair; Pat Slesinski, chair of the College's Nursing Department; and Dr. Willaim Richards, SUNY Orange president.

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