MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (March 27, 2013) –Bonnie J. Orr, CPA, a shareholder in Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA, PC, has been appointed to the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Board of Directors.
“We are proud of Bonnie and all the work she does to better the community,” said Frank Giordano Jr., managing partner. “We are confident that she will be a great asset to the Foundation Board and an inspiration to her fellow members.”
The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan administers a charitable endowment consisting of more than 100 separately identified funds serving two Hudson Valley counties. The Foundation offers uniquely personal service, local knowledge and professional investment and grant-making expertise that helps donors make a lasting difference through their giving.
“It is an honor to join the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors,” Orr said. “I am delighted to be able to help strengthen the community in this way and help forward the Foundation’s mission of improving the quality of life in our area.”
Orr began her career in public accounting in 1981. In addition to providing tax and accounting advice to a wide range of closely held businesses, Orr specializes in the area of estates and trusts, working closely with clients and their attorneys to provide estate and personal tax planning strategies. Orr has extensive experience in the areas of generation-skipping tax, living trusts, life insurance trusts, personal residence trusts, charitable remainder trusts, special needs trusts and family limited partnerships.
“We are extremely fortunate to have community-minded citizens lend us their talents in cultivating and managing charitable endowment funds that will benefit our communities forever,” said Karen VanHouten Minogue, executive director of the Community Foundation.
Orr currently serves as an officer and board member of several charities and is a past president of the Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council. She is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the New York State Society of CPAs.
Orr resides in Middletown with her husband and two sons.
About Judelson, Giordano & Siegel:
Judelson, Giordano & Siegel (JGS) is a full-service accounting and business consulting firm with a notable history of providing unequaled financial, tax and management consulting services. The firm, which has 80 years of experience, is located in Middletown and works with a national base of clients ranging from small, local businesses to publicly traded corporations. The JGS philosophy is to work collaboratively with clients as their accountants and business advisors to solve their problems and address their specific business needs.