Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (October 30, 2019) – Michael Pine, a Newburgh resident and President of Pine Innovative Planning, joins the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Abilities First NY (FAFNY), the fundraising arm for Abilities First, Inc. Abilities First is a nonprofit organization serving the needs of over 1,400 children and adults with developmental disabilities through educational, vocational, residential, and The acquisition of certain skills required for a self-sufficient life. services in the Hudson Valley.
Pine Innovative Planning is a registered firm which offers securities and investment advisory services and financial planning. Pine is President of the firm, which is located in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.
“We are honored and pleased to have Michael Pine join the FAFNY leadership as a member of the board. Michael has a deep-rooted interest in the industry and those it supports. He has been closely involved with a similar organization to which his parents have contributed significant leadership since 1968. That organization provides vocational opportunities for adults with disabilities. We look forward to his contributions as our organization continues to grow and reach further in the Hudson Valley region,” said Abilities First Chief Advancement Officer, Melissa L. McCoy, CFRE, CFRM.
”I am excited to join the board and to share my forty years of experience working with my families’ foundation. I realize that Orange County needs our services and look forward to extending our reach to Orange County and the region,” said Michael Pine.