Keith Hayes had just transferred to a 4-year college and was only 20 years old when he suddenly passed away after enduring an undiagnosed muscular and skeletal myopathy disease with severe heart involvement. Keith had a quiet strength throughout his short life span and made a significant difference to those that knew him. Keith’s heart was enlarged, both physically and with giving support to others. We therefore, as a family felt it important to celebrate Keith’s spirit of giving, as the basis of the Keith B. Hayes Foundation. It is the Foundation’s goal to provide physically challenged young adults with sponsorships, scholarships, and donations to organizations who assist those facing life's challenges such as the Rockland Independent Living Agency and The Wheel Chair Foundation.
The immediate Hayes family that includes Sheila, Keith’s mom; Sadler, Keith’s dad, Adam and Brian his elder brothers are equal partners in this venture. The Keith B. Hayes Foundation is part of the Community Foundation of Orange County.
It is with the public’s shared interest, support and generosity that the Hayes family can, with sincere appreciation, continue Keith’s’ legacy through the Keith B. Hayes Foundation.
We thank you and all who will benefit from the Keith B. Hayes Foundation thank you as well.
The Keith B. Hayes Foundation | A component fund of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan
The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
All gifts are tax deductible under current tax laws.
The Community Foundation can be reached by calling 845-769-9393