The Montgomery County Office for Aging held a ribbon-cutting ceremony unveiling the “OFA Giving Tree.” The tree is dedicated in memory of Helen Black, an OFA volunteer of 20+ years, who left a bequest of $150,000 that initiated our Foundation in 2004.
The OFA began a fundraising campaign this year in honor of our 40th anniversary. The campaign is called “40 for 40” with the intent of raising $40,000 for the OFA Foundation. The fundraising campaign has already raised more than $48,000 so far this year, with pledges continuing to come in each day. The funds will be utilized to revitalize the OFA Foundation and ensure the perpetuity of OFA services for many years to come. The agency is truly grateful for the overwhelming support from individuals and businesses in our community. Contributions for the Giving Tree will continue past 2015 and the Tree will be erected later this year in OFA’s reception area at 135 Guy Park Ave in Amsterdam. The ceremony was emceed by Jason Gough, WNYT meteorologist and speakers were Del Salmon, 40th year committee chair of the Salmon Law Firm, Peter Capobianco, OFA Board President and David Jordan, OFA Executive Director. If you or your company would like to participate or learn more about the OFA Giving Tree, please call us at 843 -2300.