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Mary Ann Coulson, President Senior Vice President, Branch Manager Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Kathie A. Keller, Treasurer Treasurer Keller Technology Corporation

Amy Clifton, Vice President Chief Financial Officer LPCiminelli, Inc.

Dr. Yvonne S. Minor-Ragan, Secretary President & CEO YMRagan Consulting, LLC

Jock Mitchell Community Volunteer

DIRECTORS Karen Baker Broker Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Stephen W. Bell Owner Steve Bell Communications LLC John Dandolph President and Chief Executive Officer Unifrax Brigid Doherty Consultant Jodyann Galvin Partner Hodgson Russ LLP Francisco Guzmán Architect/Engineer Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency City of Buffalo Department of Public Works

Jarrod Johnson Community Volunteer Dr. Shelley Kimelberg Director of Interdisciplinary Degree Programs University at Buffalo Michele Lee Director Patrick P. Lee Foundation Betsy Mitchell Community Volunteer Oriana R. Montani Associate Phillips Lytle LLP Alexandra Montante Community Volunteer Bobbie Billings Neal Community Volunteer

Honorable Craig D. Hannah City Court Judge

Michael Newman Executive Vice President NOCO Energy Corp.

Stephen Harrington Chief Procurement Officer Delaware North Companies

Jeff Pappalardo Partner/Chief Creative Officer Crowley Webb

Everett Pefley Senior Manager PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Honorable JaHarr Pridgen ‘94 City Court Judge Vivian Quinn Partner Nixon Peabody Luis Rodriguez, Jr. ‘97 CEO Rodriguez Construction Group, Inc. Deborah Russell Community Volunteer Dr. Suzanne Rosenblith Dean and Professor Graduate School of Education University at Buffalo Tracy Sendor Woodrow Senior Vice President M&T Bank Corporation Eric Yarwood Executive Director Education Collaborative of WNY


TABLE OF CONTENTS Board of Directors ....................................................................................................................................2 Table of Contents, Mission, Vision......................................................................................................3 Buffalo Prep Pipeline, Core 4 Values...................................................................................................4 Letter from Board President and Executive Director....................................................................5 Prep for Tomorrow Update....................................................................................................................6 Prep for Tomorrow Supporters.............................................................................................................7 Middle School Prep....................................................................................................................................8 High School Prep.........................................................................................................................................9 College Prep..................................................................................................................................................10 Alumni Prep..................................................................................................................................................11 Alumni............................................................................................................................................................12 Events..............................................................................................................................................................14 Financial Statement....................................................................................................................................16 Supporters.....................................................................................................................................................17 Staff..................................................................................................................................................................22 Partner High Schools.................................................................................................................................23


Buffalo Prep’s mission is to provide access and preparation for talented underrepresented youth to achieve success in college preparatory high schools and higher education.


We envision a future where all students have the opportunity to pursue excellence and success in a community that nurtures their individual talents, goals, and selves.




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G R AD E S 5 , 6 , 7 Middle School Prep An accelerated program offered the summers after 5th and 6th grades and on Saturdays during 7th grade.

GRADE 8 High School Prep A nationally recognized 14-month program that prepares students to enter one of our partner high schools.

G RAD E S 9 , 1 0 , 1 1 , 1 2


College Prep Academic support, college advisement, enrichment opportunities, and socio-emotional counseling throughout high school.

Alumni Prep Support and connection during post-secondary education and beyond, including internships, career placement, and mentoring.


Buffalo Prep integrated the Core 4 Values into its programming. Students who exemplify the Core 4 Values are nominated by their peers to receive recognition. Each year Buffalo Prep highlights a specific value. The 2017-2018 year focused on Integrity. 1. Integrity - Uncompromising adherence to honesty and a code of values. 2. Excellence - Possessing great qualities in high degree; always going above and beyond; being the very best you can be. 3. Responsibility - Reliability or dependability; possessing moral and mental accountability. 4. Leadership - Exhibiting INTEGRITY, EXCELLENCE, and RESPONSIBILITY, and inspiring others to be the best they can be.


A letter from the Board President and Executive Director Buffalo Prep has experienced a year of significant change as we adapted to restructured leadership, welcomed new members to our staff and faculty, and adopted a strategic plan that challenges us to go deeper with the services we provide our students. Ensuring that their academic success is matched by their social and emotional well-being and feeling of empowerment is of utmost importance. We are in the process of transforming our curriculum to integrate a culturally relevant and sustaining pedagogy that not only prepares our students for the rigor of our partner high schools, but also reflects and celebrates their individuality, culture, and inherent talents while engaging them as democratic citizens. Visits to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Food Bank of WNY, and Jericho Road Community Health Center’s Vive Program as well as clean-up days with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, and the University at Buffalo provided strategic active learning opportunities to mirror classroom material. This year of transition led to other innovative collaborations and strengthened existing partnerships. Our 19 partner high schools, the Bison Scholarship Fund, the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood, the Buffalo Public Schools, Child & Family Services, the College Simulation Experience, the Education Collaborative of Western New York, Say Yes Buffalo, Teach for America, Westminster Economic Development Initiative, and additional programs are equally driven by the belief that all students should be expected to succeed and given the opportunity to do so. When educational equity is attained, prepared and empowered students translate into a robust community and workforce. With the creation of Alumni Prep, we expanded our impact on, and resources for, our students by extending our pipeline from the summer after 5th grade through college completion as well as internship and career placement. We now serve approximately 600 students and alumni annually and are thrilled to have alumna, Maya Meredith, on our staff, managing the implementation of this important next step in our history. Officially launching Phase II of our Prep for Tomorrow capital campaign is yet another exciting and necessary part of our evolution. With our community’s endorsement and financial support of Phase I, we now move on to fundraising for the outfitting of our state-of-the-art home, which is currently being renovated and brought up to code. All of this great success, the incredible foundation from which Buffalo Prep has been able to shift and mature, would not have been possible without the generosity and dedication of our donors. Thank you for being dedicated partners in Buffalo Prep’s imperative mission and dynamic advocates for these deserving scholars.

Mary Ann Coulson Buffalo Prep Board President

Patti L. Stephen Robert G. Wilmers Endowed Executive Director


We have grown from supporting 10 students in 1989 to supporting over 600 students and alumni annually as they work hard to achieve their education goals. In addition to increasing in this capacity, we have expanded our offerings and services and transformed our curriculum. With these exciting and needed changes, our evolution requires a state-of-the-art building, which our scholars so deserve. With our 30th anniversary on the horizon, we are thrilled to be able to witness the daily renovation progress at Allen Hall, our new home on the University at Buffalo’s South Campus. Our community’s substantial support of Phase I of the Prep for Tomorrow capital campaign was critical to Buffalo Prep surpassing its fundraising goal, garnering close to $1.7 million. Phase I covers the costs associated with refurbishment as well as core spatial planning and bringing the building up to code. As construction and compliance upgrades have begun, and we turn to Phase II of the Prep for Tomorrow campaign and buildout of innovative, fluid classrooms, offices, and technology, we sincerely thank co-chairs Jock and Betsy Mitchell for successfully shepherding both vital phases of the capital campaign. We are also grateful to the University at Buffalo for its continued belief in our mission and tremendous generosity. And, we thank you, our Buffalo Prep supporters and advocates for sharing your resources and sound advice, and for your willingness to be a part of this vital transition in our history. If you are interested in hearing more about how you can play a role as we enter this next chapter, including helping with the purchase of technology, please contact Director of Development, Christina Jurasek Schneemann, by emailing

Buffalo Prep’s future home, Allen Hall 6

Thank You to all of our Prep for Tomorrow Contributors!

Contributions of $5,000 and above through June 30, 2018

$200,000 and above:

M&T Bank Family of Gifts - It All Adds Up - Math Enrichment Center The John R. Oishei Foundation - Enrichment and Resource Center

$100,000 - $199,000

Buffalo Prep Board of Directors (16/17-17/18) - Highway to Higher Education Hallway Cumulative gifts from: Dina and Todd Benderson, Rick and Judith Bryan, Amy Clifton and Theodore B.K. Walsh, Mary Ann and David Coulson, Jodyann Galvin and Robert J. Lane, Jr., Francisco and Elizabeth Guzmán, Hon. Craig and Angela Hannah, Stephen and Lori Harrington, Dr. Shelley and David Kimelberg, Michele and Chris Lee, Dr. Yvonne Minor-Ragan and Philip Ragan, Oriana and James Montani, Jeff and Jean Pappalardo, Vivian Quinn, Luis and Jessica Rodriguez, Jr., Deborah Russell and Peter Jones

Cullen Foundation James H. Cummings Foundation Keller Technology Corporation - Way of the Future Technology Program Jock and Betsy Mitchell - Entranceway to Excellence Moog Inc. - To Infinity and Beyond: A Modern Science Program Bobbie Billings Neal - Building a Better Future Academic Suite The Donald F. and Barbara L. Newman Foundation The Newman Family College Bound Corridor

$50,000 - $99,999

Arthur Hayes Joy Family Foundation Marcia and Alphonso O’Neil-White The O’Neil-White Educational Impact Center

$25,000 - $49,999

Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo - The D-B Trust Delaware North - Education Collaborative of WNY- First Niagara Foundation Vogt Family Foundation

$5,000 - $24,999

Gary and Willow Brost - Children’s Foundation of Erie County Anthony and Sarah Duddy - Josephine Goodyear Foundation - The Habib Family William and Anne Joyce - Sally Marks - Carol and Carl Montante Fund Buford and Suzanne Sears - Unifrax 7


Middle School Prep Year Round 2017-2018 The Middle School Prep Year Round Program invited 7th graders who participated in the Summer 2017 session to extend their learning opportunities on Saturdays during the academic year. Students resided in 11 different zip codes throughout Western New York Students attended 20 different schools around Western New York Males (11)

Class Math ELA Science Social Studies

Females (22)

33 students participated in Middle School Prep Year Round

Average Increase 22 Points 16 Points 13 Points 14 Points

The table above demonstrates students’ growth in the MSP Year Round academic year

Middle School Prep Summer 2018 Middle School Prep invited 5th and 6th graders to participate in a five-week summer academic enrichment program. Students resided in 22 different zip codes throughout Western New York Males (58)

Students attended 43 different schools around Western New York

Females (79)

137 students participated in Middle School Prep Summer


Class Average Increase Math 15 Points ELA 5 Points Science 29 Points The table above demonstrates students’ growth in the 2018 MSP summer session

HIGH SCHOOL PREP The High School Prep program is a rigorous 14-month program that begins the summer after 7th grade, continues after school and on Saturdays during the students’ 8th grade year and concludes the summer after 8th grade. In the summer of 2018, both High School Prep Class of 2018 and Class of 2019 participated in programming.

High School Prep Class of 2018

Males (16)

High School Prep Class of 2019

Males (21) Females (26)

The High School Prep Class of 2018 graduated 42 students this August Students resided in 14 different zip codes throughout Western New York Students attended 24 schools around Western New York Class Average Increase Math 40 Points ELA 21 Points Science 14 Points The table above demonstrates students’ growth in the High School Prep academic year Class Average Increase Math 19 Points ELA 26 Points Science 29 Points Global History 30 Points The table above demonstrates the students’ growth in the High School Prep summer session

Females (33)

The High School Prep Class of 2019 began with 54 students this summer The High School Prep Class of 2019 is currently participating in the academic year session Students reside in 16 different zip codes throughout Western New York Students attend 26 schools around Western New York

Class Math ELA Science Global History

Average Increase 29 Points 1 Point 23 Points 20 Points

The table above demonstrates the students’ growth in the High School Prep summer session

Active learning experiences to mirror our new curriculum included an excursion to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85” exhibition with a subsequent discussion, a tour of the Food Bank of WNY followed by volunteering for their Family BackPack Program, a visit to Jericho Road Community Health Center’s Vive Program for refugees, and a Buffalo scavenger hunt to find 12 historical and important sites in Buffalo.


COLLEGE PREP College Prep provides academic support, college advisement, enrichment opportunities, and socio-emotional counseling throughout high school as students transition into higher education. To participate in the College Prep program students must have completed High School Prep, receive a John R. Oishei Scholarship or Cullen Foundation Scholarship, or be enrolled in a partner high school and be identified as eligible 150 for the Rising to Distinction Program (RTD).



90 60 48

30 0

32 Prep Oishei RTD Scholars Scholars Scholars



2 Prep/ Cullen Prep/ Oishei Scholars Cullen Scholars Scholars

Males (100)

Females (130)

Buffalo Prep Seniors ‘18

College Prep serviced 230 high school students

Leaders in the Making Buffalo Prep students enjoyed a memorable day at the 2018 Phillips Lytle LLP Leaders in the Making Conference! Students were able to experience leadership and career workshops conducted by University at Buffalo Student Experience and Phillips Lytle LLP, and a speed mentoring session during which community leaders engaged in discussions with students, sharing their experiences and career and college advice.

Thank you to our mentors from Phillips Lytle LLP, M&T Bank, Apple, Buffalo Police Department, Buffalo City Court, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Crowley Webb, Child & Family Services, Connors LLP, Dive Pool Systems, Inc., Mower, Minority Bar Association of Western New York, Herbert Hoover Middle School, Hodgson Russ LLP, Modern Nostalgia, Morgan Stanley, NOCO Energy Corp., Northland Workforce Training Center, NYS AFL-CIO, Power Yoga Buffalo, Rodriguez Construction Group, Inc., StaffBuffalo, University at Buffalo, Teach For America, Verizon, Virtusa, and 7 Eyewitness News WKBW! 10


BIG NEWS! Alumni Prep was launched in January 2018 with Maya Meredith ‘07 as Alumni Relations Coordinator. The goal of Alumni Prep is to provide support to Buffalo Prep graduates through post-secondary education and career placement, providing services including career exploration and development, internships, leadership workshops, scholarship assistance, and mentoring. Buffalo Prep alumni have the opportunity to stay deeply connected to the organization and to each other beyond high school, benefitting from Prep’s support networks.

Alumni Reunion: December 2017 On December 27, 2017, the Buffalo Prep Alumni Reunion was held at The Steer Restaurant and Saloon. Alumni enjoyed a productive evening of being reintroduced to their peers and informed about Buffalo Prep’s newest addition, Alumni Prep. Over 50 alumni and staff attended the event, which included time for networking. We were pleased to welcome Teach for America representatives as well, who presented their mission and career opportunities.

Davon Hardy ‘13, Yusef Osman ‘13, Shamso Osman ‘13

Robert Mays ‘03, Kerris Sease ‘04, Ayesha Sease ‘06

Alumni Expo: August 2018 The 1st Annual Buffalo Prep Expo took place August 1, 2018 at Expo Market where Buffalo Prep alumni, Amber Chinn ‘10, Alex Luko ‘10, Alexander Wright ‘93, Tim Burgess ‘10, Matthew Morales ‘10, and affiliates showcased their unique talents! It was an unforgettable night full of comedy, art, poetry, live music, a fashion show, and much more. The event featured local artists The Cellar Boutique, The Left-Handed Bandit, FCKNXTWK, #BARS, DJ Money Matt, CZEN, and Amber Simone! Part of the proceeds went to Every Bottom Covered, a non-profit diaper bank founded by alumna Raziya Hill ‘94.

Maya Meredith ‘07


ALUMNI The alumni listed below have dedicated their time to Buffalo Prep in the past year. Thank you! Buffalo Prep Class of 1993 Alexander Wright – Nichols School, Fairfield College, University at Buffalo – Alumni Expo Participant Buffalo Prep Class of 1994 Raziya Hill – Nardin Academy, University at Buffalo – Alumni Expo Participant Honorable JaHarr Pridgen – Holy Angels Academy, University at Buffalo, Western Michigan University – Board Member and Mentor, Mentor Me Program Buffalo Prep Class of 1996 Eishawn Camp – Nichols School, Syracuse University – Mentor, Mentor Me Program Buffalo Prep Class of 1997 Luis Rodriguez, Jr. – St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, Clarkson University – Board Member, Prep for Dinner Chair Buffalo Prep Class of 2001 Matthew Becton – St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, St. John Fisher College – Prep for Dinner Co-host, Speed Mentor Buffalo Prep Class of 2003 Asia Becton – Nichols School, Columbia University – Prep for Dinner Co-host, Speed Mentor Buffalo Prep Class of 2004 Sarah Washington – Nichols School, University at Buffalo – Mentor, Mentor Me Program, Speed Mentor Buffalo Prep Class of 2005 Marcene Robinson – St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, University at Buffalo – Member, Marketing Committee Buffalo Prep Class of 2006 Jean Jacques Sibomana – St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, Brown University, University at Buffalo – Staff, Tutor

SAVE THE DATE Alumni Reunion Thursday, December 27, 2018 Location: Misuta Chow’s Find us on Facebook for details 12

ALUMNI The alumni listed below have dedicated their time to Buffalo Prep in the past year. Thank you! Buffalo Prep Class of 2007 Maya Meredith – Buffalo Seminary, Fashion Institute of Technology, Buffalo State College – Staff, Alumni Relations Coordinator Leiah Renford – Nardin Academy, University at Buffalo, Trocaire College – Mentor, Mentor Me Program and Staff, Prep Chat Mentor Ashley Wagstaff – Nichols School, Barnard College – Mentor, Mentor Me Program Buffalo Prep Class of 2008 Daijha Fulgham – Holy Angels Academy, D’Youville College – Workshop Facilitator, High School Prep Buffalo Prep Class of 2009 Katherine McCarley – Nardin Academy, Canisius College, University at Buffalo Law School – Mentor, Mentor Me Program Buffalo Prep Class of 2010 Tim Burgess – St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, Fashion Institute of Technology – Alumni Expo Participant Amber Chinn – Buffalo Seminary, Buffalo State College – Alumni Expo Participant Alex Luko – Hutchinson Central Technical High School, Erie Community College – Alumni Expo Participant Monica Manney – Nichols School, SUNY Fredonia – Mentor, High School Prep Matthew Morales – Hutchinson Central Technical High School, Villa Maria College – Staff, Attendance Supervisor and Alumni Expo Participant Buffalo Prep Class of 2011 Kamau Bryant – Tapestry Charter School, Buffalo State College – Staff, Attendance Supervisor Oishei Scholar Angelecca Jackson – Mount St. Mary Academy, Bowie State University, Buffalo State College – Staff, Tutor Emerald Wielbon – Nichols School, Canisius College – Mentor, High School Prep Rising to Distinction Scholar Jean Charles Mwibanire – St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, Medaille College – Mentor, High School Prep

Are you an alumna or alumnus who wants to get involved? Contact Maya Meredith at

Emerald Wielbon, Jean Charles Mwibanire, and Monica Manney with High School Prep students



Pregame for Prep, November 2017

The third annual happy hour during the Buffalo Bills Thursday night game brought together alumni, staff, and new and steadfast Buffalo Prep supporters to engage the young professional community while raising awareness about Prep’s programming and ways to get involved.

Celebration of Achievement, May 2018 A sold-out crowd of over 500 community advocates joined together at the annual Celebration of Achievement presented by M&T Bank at Kleinhans Music Hall. Co-chairs Alex and Michael Montante together with emcee WKBW 7 Eyewitness News Anchor Ashley Rowe, the Celebration of Achievement Committee, sponsors, Buffalo Prep staff, Board of Directors, and students and their families celebrated the accomplishments of the college-bound Buffalo Prep Scholars. This year’s event highlighted integrity as one of Buffalo Prep’s Core 4 Values. Of the graduating class, 73% of the students had participated in the Buffalo Prep program pipeline since the summer after 5th grade and 100% were accepted into college! Mr. Robert G. Wilmers, Chairman and CEO of M&T Bank and founding supporter of Buffalo Prep, was honored in memoriam. Additionally, Crowley Webb, Kathie A. Keller, and Keller Technology Corporation were recognized for their longstanding and generous support of the organization. We are grateful to the event’s Match Sponsor, Unifrax; Celebrating Achievement Sponsors, Globalquest Staffing Solutions and Uniland Development Company; and Realizing Dreams Sponsors, Crowley Webb, Delaware North, Hodgson Russ LLP, Kathie A. Keller, Keller Technology Corporation, David and Shelley Kimelberg, the Gerard E. Murray Family, NOCO Energy Corp., and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Thank you also to all sponsors and to individuals who donated gift cards to the Scholars as they embarked on their college journeys!



Party for Prep, June 2018 This fun summer party brings the next generation of leaders together with our longtime supporters. Party for Prep raised over $17,000 this year—the most successful one yet. All funds benefitted the Buffalo Prep Angel Fund, which was established to assist students and their families with covering the cost of education- and enrichmentrelated school expenses, such as class trips, sports equipment and uniforms, technology, yearbooks and class photos, and supplies. Special thanks to the Party for Prep Committee and to our Event Sponsor GEICO as well as to Soho Buffalo, the Hettrick Family, Call Associates, DWC Mechanical Inc., Miller Gesko Wealth Management, Northwest Bank, the Buffalo Bills, BXI Consultants, Catholic Health, Corr Distributors, Inc., BJ Johnson, LLC, Lamparelli Construction Co., Inc., and University Pediatric Dentistry.

IN-KIND DONORS 2017-2018

2018 Celebration of Achievement Committee 2018 Celebration of Achievement Gift-Card Donors Advantage Limousine Buffalo Bills Buffalo Prep Board of Directors Buffalo Sabres Caboodle Christine Lorenz Crowley Webb Delaware North Dunkin Donuts Equality Knowledge & Light FARM Forty Thieves Kitchen & Bar Hatches and Hops JT’s Urban Italian

Keller Technology Corporation Lamar Advertising Company Lamparelli Family Lawley Insurance, Inc. Lloyd Taco Factory LPCiminelli, Inc. Makers Buffalo Michael and Alex Montante Miller Tennis Center Modern Nostalgia My City Brew New Era Cap Co. NFTA NOCO Energy Corp. Oliver’s

Did you spot Buffalo Prep around town?

O’Neil-White Family Paradise Wine The Premier Group Projex Reform Fitness Renew Bath & Body Revolution Buffalo Rich Products Rocco’s Wood Fire Pizza Sarah Jensen Sienie Kelly Southern Wine & Spirits Spot Coffee The Steer Restaurant Vineyard Brands Webb Mason West Herr Automotive Group Woodhouse Day Spa


FINANCIAL STATEMENT Buffalo Prep, Inc. Statement of Activities and Changes in Net Assets for the year ended June 30, 2017 Unrestricted

Temporarily Restricted


Support and Revenue Contributions Capital Project Contributions Service Revenue Program fees Donated space Other income Total support and revenue other than investment income Interest and dividend income Net unrealized and realized loss on beneficial interest in assets held by others Total support and revenue Net Assets Released from Restrictions Expenses Program services Supporting services Total expenses Increase (decrease) in net assets Net assets, beginning of year Net assets, end of year


$1,284,589 416,186

56,460 34,100 71,922

416,186 56,460 34,100 71,922



1,448,811 9,143


1,864,997 9,143

112,130 1,570,084

112,130 416,186


1,013,483 312,756 1,326,239 243,845 1,293,254

416,186 100,000

1,013,483 312,756 1,326,239 660,031 1,393,254







REVENUE BREAKDOWN 2016-2017 Miscellaneous (4%) Program Fees (3%) Major Gifts Business Council (4%) Major Gifts (12%) Grants (40%) Appeals (16%) 16

Events (21%)

SUPPORTERS Buffalo Prep is pleased to recognize financial contributions between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. On behalf of the students we serve, we thank you for your generosity and support. Gifts listed do not include all in-kind donations. We regret any errors or omissions. Please call the Buffalo Prep office at 716.829.3605 with corrections. Summa Cum Laude $100,000 or more Mr. Arthur Hayes* HSBC Bank USA, N.A. The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc. M&T Bank Family of Gifts* The John R. Oishei Foundation

Globalquest Staffing Solutions, Inc. The Habib Family*  Hodgson Russ LLP  Josephine Goodyear Foundation***  Ms. Kathie A. Keller  Mrs. Sally Marks* 

Magna Cum Laude $50,000 to $99,999 Louis P. Ciminelli Family Foundation** Cullen Foundation  First Niagara Foundation*  Ms. Barbara W. Billings* Cum Laude $25,000 to $49,999 Anonymous  Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo  The Celia Lipton Farris and Victor W. Farris Foundation Home Community Fund at CFGB*** Joy Family Foundation at CFGB*,***  Keller Technology Corporation*  Mitchell Family Philanthropic Fund at CFGB*,*** Moog, Inc.*  The O’Neil-White Family Fund at CFGB* PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.  The Western New York Foundation  First Honors $10,000 to $24,999 The Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation  Bank of America  Ms. Amy L. Clifton and Mr. Theodore B.K. Walsh Construction Risk Partners, LLC  The D-B Trust*** 

The Marks Family Foundation Mentoring Collective of WNY The Donald F. and Barbara L. Newman Family Foundation*  Vogt Family Foundation at CFGB*,*** The Watson Billings Family Foundation  Unifrax*  Uniland Mrs. Martha G. Welte  Second Honors $5,000 to $9,999 Alesco Advisors LLC  Ms. Karen Baker and Mr. Todd Levin Balbach Family Foundation  Mr. and Mrs. Allan A. and Melissa Baumgart  Mr. and Mrs. Gary M. and Willow Brost*  Mr. and Mrs. EJ and Karen Butler  Children’s Foundation of Erie County  James and Judith Collord Fund at CFGB*** Delaware North Companies  The Gisel Family Fund at CFGB***

Jones Doherty Foundation Dr. and Mr. Shelley and David Kimelberg* Carol and Carl Montante Fund at CFGB*,*** Morgan Stanley*  NOCO Energy Corp. Mr. and Mrs. Jeff and Jean Pappalardo*  Mr. and Mrs. Luis and Jessica Rodriguez, Jr.*  WNS North America, Inc.  Honors $2,500 to $4,999 Allegheny College  Alpha Kappa Boulé Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Buffalo NY  Arc Building Partners  Baillie Lumber Co.  BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York  Canisius College  Mr. and Mrs. Franklin R. and Mary Lou Cannata Mr. and Mrs. David and Mary Ann Coulson*  Crowley Webb David Chevrolet Buick, Inc.  Delta Sonic Systems, Inc.  Education Collaborative of WNY, Inc.  Erie County Medical Center  GEICO  Dr. and Mr. Muriel and Mickey Howard  Mr. and Mrs. William N. and Frances Hudson Imagine Staffing Technology, Inc.  Independent Health  Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. and Jill Jacobs  Mr. Edwin M. Johnston, Jr.  Mr. and Mrs. William L. and Anne Joyce  Kelly for Kids Foundation  Mr. and Mrs. Christopher and Michele Lee*  Marjorie and John Buyers Foundation, Inc.  Mr. and Mrs. Jock and Betsy Mitchell

Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Alex Montante  Mower  Mrs. Eleanor Murray• Mr. and Mrs. Norman and Thuy Murray  National Fuel Nixon Peabody LLP  Pegula Sports & Entertainment, LLC  Mr. and Mrs. Steven and Susan Roney  Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center  Ms. Deborah Russell and Mr. Peter Jones Mr. and Mrs. Buford and Suzanne Sears*  Szymkowiak & Associates CPAs, PC  Toshiba Business Solutions  University at Buffalo  Virtusa Corporation  Scholars $1,000 to $2,499 Ms. Patricia Barrett  Mr. and Mrs. David and Kristin Bauer  Mr. and Mrs. Todd and Dina Benderson* 

Mr. and Mrs. Martin and Sarah Berardi  Dr. and Mrs. Martin and Molly Boscarino  Mr. Robin Bronstein and Ms. Kristan Andersen  Mr. and Mrs. W. Lawrence and Jane Buck  Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart 


Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Andrew and Dawn Dorn  Elmwood Franklin School  Exxon Mobil Corporation  Families of FANA, WNY Inc.  Ms. Jodyann Galvin and Mr. Robert J. Lane, Jr.*  Mr. and Mrs. Sam and Elizabeth Gurney  Mr. and Mrs. Francisco and Elizabeth Guzmán* 

Hon. and Mrs. Craig D. and Angela Hannah*  Mr. and Mrs. Stephen and Lori Harrington* Harvard Business School Club of Buffalo  Mr. and Mrs. John L. and Jane Hettrick  Mr. Thomas Hunt and Ms. Laurie Dann  Hyde Family Charitable Fund  Mr. and Mrs. Marc and Katherine Izzo  Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy M. and Alice Jacobs, Jr.   Jagg Electrical & Control, LLC  Mr. and Mrs. Kirk and Sarah Jensen  KeyBank Foundation  Mr. Barry MacLean  Dr. and Mrs. Herman S. and Patricia Mogavero  Nardin Academy  Mrs. Carol Newman  Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Marcy Newman  Nichols School  Mr. and Mrs. Brian J. and Candace O’Mara  Mr. and Mrs. Alphonso and Marcia O’Neil-White Mr. Adam Osteryoung  Phillips Lytle LLP  Drs. Raghu and Pavani Ram 


Mr. G. Aaron Santarosa  St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute  The Park School of Buffalo  Mr. and Mrs. John and Maureen Tomczak  Try-It Distributing Co., Inc.  Dr. Lawrence Van Heusen and Mr. Robert A. Scharf   Mr. Samuel Walsh  Mrs. Tracy Sendor Woodrow and Mr. Thomas R. Woodrow Mr. and Mrs. David and Susan• Zebro Merit $500 to $999 Drs. Julio and Amy  Alvarez-Perez  Mr. Doug Bean and Ms. Elisa M. Kreiner  Mr. Steve Bell and Ms. Liz Kahn  Mr. and Mrs. Brad and Kristen Birmingham  Buffalo Bills  Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Cynthia Ciminelli  Colucci & Gallaher P.C.  Mr. and Mrs. Douglas and Mimi Coppola  Mr. James Crowley  Mrs. Patricia Crowley  Mr. and Mrs. Marcus and Christina Deveso  Mr. and Mrs. Dan and Maggie Dirrigl  Mr. and Mrs. Anthony and Sarah Duddy  DWC Mechanical  Mr. and Mrs. Peter and Maria Eliopoulos  Drs. Gil and Julie Farkash  Mr. Steve Finch  Mr. William Graebner and Ms. Dianne Bennett  Harmac Medical Products, Inc.  Mr. and Mrs. Edward and Karen Healy  Mr. and Mrs. John J. and Maureen Hurley  Mr. and Mrs. John L. and Diane Hurley Mr. Matthew Iak and Ms. Jacqueline Jayson  Mr. and Mrs. Dean and Ann Jewett 

Mr. Jarrod G. Johnson  Kenneth R. Kahn & Linda Angert Kahn at CFGB*** Mr. and Mrs. Mark and Paola Keller  Ms. Erin Kelly  Key Insurance & Benefits  Dr. Faruk Koreishi and Dr. Aziza Karimi  Dr. Joelle J. Leclaire Mr. and Mrs. Kent and Margaret Lieber  Ms. Siobhan McDermott  Miller Gesko Wealth Management  Dr. Yvonne Minor-Ragan and Mr. Philip Ragan  Mr. and Mrs. James and Oriana Montani*  NCAComp, Inc.  Northwest Bank  Mr. and Mrs. Everett and Tarinee Pefley  Mrs. Vivian Quinn*  Mr. Alessandro Renzi  Mr. Mark J. Rittling, Jr. and Mrs. Amy Habib Rittling  Mr. and Mrs. Robert E.  Sadler, Jr.  Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Nicole Michael Saffire  Ms. Susan Schoellkopf  Mr. and Mrs. Ken and Mary Schoetz  Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. and Michele Scott  Shapiro + Raj Mr. and Mrs. Andrew and Katie Smith  Mr. Nicholas Snyder  Mr. Harrison Steinwald  Mrs. Marsha Joy Sullivan and Mr. Michael Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Cheryl Swiezy  Mr. and Mrs. Stephen and Nicole Swift  Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and Linda Szymkowiak  Mr. and Mrs. David W. and Anne Taylor  Ms. Helen Tederous  Tobin/Filvaroff Family Endowment at CFGB*** Mr. and Mrs. A. Scott Weber  Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey and Susan Wellington  Mr. and Mrs. Eric and Sandra Yarwood 

Friends Up to $499 Mr. and Mrs. Dal and Cathleen Ackerman  Mr. Robert J. Adams  Ms. Stephanie Adams  Mr. Tony Addison  Mr. Thomas R. Alcamo  Mr. Ramone Alexander  Ms. Brianna Anderson  Hon. and Mrs. Richard and Gwen Arcara  Ms. Samreen Arshad  Mr. Glenn W. Arthurs  Mr. and Mrs. Tom and Ellen Augello  Mr. and Mrs. Wayne and Mary Bacon  Mr. and Mrs. Philip and Nancy Bailey  Mr. and Mrs. John and Amy Bair  Ms. Amber Baker  Mr. and Mrs. Teo and Jennifer Balbach  Mr. Timothy Banks  Barclay Damon, LLP 

Ms. Amy Bard  Ms. Caitlin Barilec  Mr. Ken Barnes  Mr. Scott Bartels  Mr. AJ Baynes  Mr. and Mrs. Anthony and Eileen Baynes  Mr. Thomas Beauford, Jr.  Mr. and Mrs. J. Jeffrey and Susan Beich  Ms. Tammy Bell  Mr. and Mrs. John and Mary Beltrami Mr. and Mrs. George and Anne Bergantz  Mr. and Mrs. John G. and Suzanne Berger, Jr.  Mrs. Nancy Berger  Mr. Keith Bernhard  Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy and Rebecca Besch 

Ms. Lynn Bickerton  Ms. Lauren Bobeck  Mr. and Mrs. Mark and Deborah A. J. Bonner  Mr. James-Kelly Bowa  BR Johnson, LLC  Mr. Todd Brason  Mr. Alex Brennen   Mr. and Mrs. Don and Melissa Tocha Brock  Mr. Gregory L. Brown  Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Kim Brown  Ms. Rachael Brown  Ms. Elizabeth Bruce  Mr. Matthew Bub  Mr. and Mrs. David L. and Michele G. Buck  Buffalo Place Inc.  Buffalo State College  Mr. Alexander Burgos  Mr. Davis Burton  Ms. Regina Buttrom  BXI Consultants, Inc.  Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Dolores Byron  Ms. Nicole Callahan  Ms. Megan Cammarata  Ms. Kristin Campbell  Mr. Frank J. Cannata  Ms. Rosalind Cardone  Mr. Michael Casciano  Mr. and Mrs. Bernard and Eileen Casserly  Catholic Health  Philip & Joyce Celniker Family Fund at CFGB*** Mr. and Mrs. Louis and Marnie Cerrato  Ms. Courtney Chamberlain  Mr. Robert Chapman Mr. and Mrs. Christopher and Moira Ciechoski  Ms. Paula Ciprich  Mr. and Mrs. Bill and Nannie Clough  Mr. and Mrs. Rob and Ashley Coder  Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Susan Cohen  Ms. Ada Collado  Mr. John Collard  Mr. and Mrs. George and Terry Collins  Mr. Anthony Colucci III and Ms. Judy Dean  Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J.• and Carmela Colucci, Jr. 

Mr. and Mrs. John and Hope Comerford  Ms. Elizabeth Constantine  Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Jane Constantine  Ms. Peggy Cordero  Corr Distributors, Inc. 

Mr. Doug Cotter  The Country Club of Buffalo  Mrs. Chavuanne Cousins Mr. and Mrs. Christopher and Nancy Cox  Mr. Benjamin Cranston  Ms. Cathy Cummings  Ms. Eva Cunningham  Ms. Elizabeth Danahy  Ms. Marissa Dauria  Mrs. Carrie Dealtry Mrs. Clotilde Perez-Bode  Dedecker and Mr. Adrian Dedecker III  Ms. Jennifer Demert  Ms. Caitlin Derose  Mr. John Devine  Mr. and Mrs. Dan and Maura Devlin Mr. and Mrs. Andrew and Maria Deyell  Mr. and Mrs. Paul and Mary DiBenedetto  Mr. Joe DiNardo  Mr. and Mrs. P. Christopher Dirr  Ms. Amber M. Dixon  Mr. and Mrs. David and Danielle Dodman  Ms. Salpi Doering  Mr. and Mrs. Norbert  Dohn, Jr.  Mrs. Shatorah Donovan, Esq.  Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Cornelia Dopkins  Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey T. and Jeanne Dorn  Mr. and Mrs. Matthew and Maggie Dorn  Mr. and Mrs. Andrew and Teresa Dorn, Jr.  Mrs. Rashida Dowell 

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth C. and Shelley Drake  Ms. Debbera Drake-Rogers•  Mr. Michael C. Driscoll Ms. Maura Duggan  Mr. Benjamin Dwyer and Dr. Tracey O’Connor  Ms. Grace East  Eaton Office Supply  Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Mary Eberl  Elbers Landscape Service, Inc.  Mr. and Mrs. James and Jacquelyn Ennis  Mr. and Mrs. Jeff and Tracy Ensminger  Mr. and Mrs. James Michael and Jill Ervin  Ms. Lynda Ezquerro  F&D Construction  Dr. and Mrs. Andrew and Tiffany Fabiano  Mr. Louis Fehér-Peiker  Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. and Lisa Feldman  Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey and Catherine Fenn  Mr. Jeffrey Fenwick and Ms. Mary Karen McCoy-Fenwick  Mr. Michael Ferger  Mr. Eric Fiebelkorn  Mr. and Mrs. Franklin H. Fitch  Mr. John Fletcher  Mr. Derek Flynn  Ms. Joelle Formato  Mr. Michael Fraser 

Mr. Andrew Freedman  Ms. Susan Fretz  Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth P. and Amy H. Friedman  Dr. Keith Frome and Dr. Ermelinda Bonaccio  Mr. David Gaca  Mr. Joseph Galanti  Mrs. Elizabeth Ganci  Mrs. Susan Gardner  Mrs. Nicole Gavigan 

Mr. and Mrs. Warren B. and Patricia Gelman  Ms. Michelle Gentner  Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Callie Georger  Mr. Benjamin Gerhardt  Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Sally Gioia  Hon. Debra Givens  Ms. Mariah Glass  Ms. Alexa Godwin  Dr. Scott Goldman and Ms. Nancy Brock  Mr. and Mrs. Lee and Joy Gompah  Ms. MacKenzie Gotshall  Mrs. Erin Goubiere  Ms. Jennifer L. Grady  Dr. Ellen Grant  Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Molly Greene   Mr. Daniel Greene and Ms. Ashley Rowe  Mr. and Mrs. Alex and  Jennifer Gress  Ms. Laura Groschadl  Ms. Krista Grow  Mr. and Mrs. Kevin and Kim Guido  Ms. Maureen Hanagan  Ms. Leanne Hanson  Ms. Alexis Harman  Ms. Joyce Harrington  Mr. and Mrs. Daniel and Katherine Hartman  Ms. Meghan Hayes  Ms. Kathryn Hazel  Ms. Lauren Hennings  Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Pamela Hershberger  Mr. and Mrs. Donald and Lesli Herzog  Mr. Ken Hickok  Mr. Dan Higgins and Ms. Johanna Hess  Ms. M. Jean Hill  Mr. Peter Hilmey and Mrs. Terri Parsell Hilmey  Ms. Stephanie Hobbs  Mr. and Mrs. Scott and Rose Hoffman  Mr. Kevin Hogan and Ms. Katherine Roach  Ms. Pamela Hokanson  Mr. Timothy W. Hoover and Hon. Amy Martoche  Mr. and Mrs. Doug and Kyle Hopkins 


Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and Elizabeth Horrigan  Ms. Thin Thein Htay  Mr. Jeremy Hudson  Hudson Advisor Services  Mr. and Mrs. Peter and Mary Jo Hunt  Ms. Courtney Hunter  Dr. Juanita K. Hunter  Mr. and Mrs. Donald and Lucinda Ingalls  Mr. and Mrs. Sean and Colleen Insalaco  Ms. Gwen Ito  Ms. Chrissy Jacobi 

Mr. Daviyion Johnson  Mr. Christopher Johnston  D. Bruce and Gail Johnstone Philanthropic Fund at CFGB*** Mr. Charles G. Jones, Jr.  Mr. and Mrs. Ian and Monica Jones  Ms. Karen Jones  Ms. Kimberly Jones  Mr. William Jones  Mr. and Mrs. David and Melissa Jorgenson  Dr. Barbara Jurasek Ms. Laurie Kalman  Ms. Tara Kamble  Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey and Mary Kamien  Mr. and Mrs. Josh and Stephanie Katzman  Ms. Elizabeth Keller  Mr. Scott Keller  Ms. Mandy Kellner  Ms. Sienie Kelly  Mr. Thomas Kelly  Mr. and Mrs. David and Joan Kernan  Ms. Carol Kiener  Ms. Randilyn Kimelberg  Ms. Ann Klass  Ms. Therese Kurtz  Mr. Rocco Lamparelli and Ms. Paige Meckler 


Lamparelli Construction Co., Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Christopher and Kristin Lauricella  Mr. Ryan Lema  Mr. and Mrs. Keith and Cyndi Leonard  Ms. Alison Lewis  Ms. Hannah Lewis  Ms. Lauren Lewis  Mr. and Mrs. Patrick and Ashley Lewis  Mr. and Mrs. Patrick and Moira Lewis  Dr. and Mrs. Joe and Nicole Lin-Hill  Mr. and Mrs. Eric and Janine Lipke  Mr. John N. Lipsitz and Ms. Maria Scrivani  Mr. Matt Low  Ms. Ellen Lowrey  Mr. Ryan Lucinski  Ms. Hope Lynch  Ms. Heather Maclin Mader Construction Company, Inc.  Mr. James L. Magavern Mr. and Mrs. Tom and Amanda Maniscalco  Mr. Jason Manka  Mr. and Mrs. Brian and Gia Manley  Ms. Kristin Mansour  Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey and Mia Markello  Ms. Karen L. Mathews  Ms. Jane Mathias  Ms. Lindsay Mathias  Ms. Wendy Mathias  Mr. Robert Mayer  Ms. Johnnie M. Mayo  Ms. Dianne McCarthy  Mr. Matthew McCarthy  Mr. Brandon McClellan-Carr  Mr. and Mrs. Devin and Whitney McDonnell  Mr. Robert McDow  Ms. Akisha McKelley  Ms. Aileen McNamara  Ms. Angela McNeal  Ms. Priscilla McNeal  Mr. Quinlan McNeal  Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Barbara McQueeney  Mr. Salvatore Mendola  Mr. Peter Merrick  Ms. Mary Kate Metzger  Ms. Catharine Miles-Kania  Ms. Emily Miller 

Ms. Mary Miller  Ms. Kacie Mills 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Chris Miner  Ms. Heather Minor  Mr. John Mitchell  Ms. Jane M. Mogavero  Ms. Katherine Mohney  Ms. Jennifer Mooney  Mr. Robert Moskowitz  Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and Lori Mosner  Mount St. Mary Academy  Mr. and Mrs. David and Grace Munschauer  Dr. and Mrs. Richard W.  Munschauer  Mr. Thomas Muraca  Ms. Christine Murekeyisoni  Ms. Marina Murray  Mr. Edgar Muth  Mr. and Mrs. Paul and Deborah Myers  The National Mentoring Partnership  Mr. and Mrs. Peter and Bobbie Billings Neal*  Ms. Lauren Nedwick  Ms. Denise M. Nelson  Mr. Stephen Nicholson  Dr. and Mrs. Philip and Donna S. Niswander  Mr. and Mrs. Philip and Nicole Nobel  Ms. Amanda Nowadly  Mr. and Mrs. Daniel and Anne O’Connor  Ms. Grace O’Connor and Mr. Kevin Burke Mr. and Mrs. Randall and Rita Odza  Mr. and Mrs. Ayodele and Renee Olomo  O’Mara Financial, Inc.  Ms. Julie M. Barrett O’Neill Ms. Marlene Ortiz  Mr. Erkin Ozay

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin A. and Jennifer Parker Dr. Margaret Paroski  Ms. Ebonie Parson  Ms. Joanna Pasceri  Mr. Biagio Patti  Ms. Madison Paulk  Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. and Karen E. Penfold  Ms. Adina Pera and Mr. Ryan Delmar  Ms. Ashley Perkins  Mr. Brett Perla  Mr. Kyle Perla  Ms. Terrika Perrira  Ms. Stacy Person  Ms. Pat Phelan  Ms. Rosa Pizzi  Mr. Brendan Plotke  Ms. Christine Plowicle  Ms. Amy Popadick  Ms. Raechele Pope  Ms. Beth Potozniak  Ms. Alissa Powers  Hon. and Rev. JaHarr and Craig Pridgen  Mr. Steven Procknal  Ms. Dana Ranallo  Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie and Megan Rechan  Mr. and Mrs. William J.  Regan, Jr.  Ms. Julianne Reich  Dr. Amy Reynolds  Ms. Afiya Rice  Mr. and Mrs. Brendan and Danielle Rich  Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Dawn Riggie  Ms. Rachele Roberts  Mr. Walter Roberts 

Ms. Colleen Robertson  Mr. Michael Robertson, Jr.  Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth A. and Kathleen Rogers  Ms. Kristin Romens  Mr. Jeffrey Rose and Ms. Claire Cozzarelli  Dr. Suzanne Rosenblith 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur A. and Audrey G. Russ, Jr.  Mr. Joe Russell  Mr. and Mrs. David and Jennifer Rust  Mr. and Mrs. David J. and Margaret M. Rust  Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Antonella Ruth  Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. and Eileen M. Ryan  Mr. Joseph Saccone 

Mr. Todd C. Sadeghian  Mr. and Mrs. Alfonso C. and Nancy Saia  Ms. Brittany Sainz  Mr. and Mrs. W. Scott and Kristin Saperston  Mr. John Schanzlin and Mrs. Mimi Rehak Schanzlin  Mr. Leo Schneemann and Mrs. Christina Jurasek Schneemann  Mr. Michael Schreck  Ms. Jennifer Schuetze  Mr. and Mrs. Keith and Jennifer Schulefand  Mrs. Valencia Sease  Mr. and Mrs. William G. and Helen Secen  Mr. Anthony Shilen  Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Slawson  Ms. Jessica Smith  Mrs. Kristin Smith  Mr. James W. Smyton  Mrs. Meghan Socko  Mr. Samuel Sortisio  Mr. Mauricio Souza  St. Francis High School  Mr. Jim Stachewicz  Mrs. Carol-Sue Stapleton  Mr. Curtis Steed Mr. Michael Steingass  Mr. Clifford Stephen  Dr. and Mrs. James and Patti Stephen  Mrs. Patricia Stephen  Dr. R. Reed Stevens and Ms. Carolyn Hoyt Stevens 

Ms. Corrie Stone-Johnson  Mr. and Mrs. David and Joan Strachan  Mr. Paul Suozzi and Ms. Karen Spencer  Ms. Joyelle Tedeschi  Mr. Tedros Teklzghi  Dr. Maria Testa and Mr. Thomas Petrocelli Mr. and Mrs. Marc and Nancy Tetro  Mr. John Thurber  Dr. and Mrs. Thomas and Susan Tobias, D.D.S  Mr. David Toporczyk  Ms. Kathleen Toth  Mr. and Mrs. Donald and Beverly Truslow  Ms. Kathy Tucker  University Pediatric Dentistry  Mr. and Mrs. Paul and Jennifer Vallis  Mr. Kenneth Vargas  Mr. and Mrs. Chris and Karen Vogelsang  Ms. Ashley Wagstaff  Ms. Martrece Walker  Mr. John Walsh III  Mr. and Mrs. Michael K. and Deborah Walsh  Ms. Rolanda Ward  Ms. Gwendolyn Watkins  Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Carolyn Weber  Ms. Amanda Widzinski  Mrs. Christine Wiktor  Ms. Daphne Blue Williams 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward and Sasha Yerkovich  Ms. Colleen Young  Mr. C. Michael Zabel  Mr. Andrew Zdrojewski  Mr. Todd Zielinkski 

*Includes gifts made to the Capital Campaign **Includes gifts made to the Endowment Fund ***Includes gifts made through the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo •Deceased

Become a founding member of the Prep Honors Circle

Buffalo Prep has created the Prep Honors Circle to sustain the organization and meet its long-term goal of impacting the lives of economically disadvantaged underrepresented students, their families, the schools they attend, and the community at large. We invite you to become a member of The Prep Honors Circle. Planned gifts pledged by the end of 2018 will be considered a founding gift and receive special recognition in Buffalo Prep’s publications and at events. Thank you to the Prep Honors Circle Founding Members: Barbara W. Billings Richard and Judith Bryan Mary Ann Coulson Sally Marks Jock and Betsy Mitchell Eleanor Murray•

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne and Janet Wisbaum  Mr. and Mrs. Al and Gretchen Wochensky Mr. Hollice Wood  Ms. Annie Wright  Mr. and Mrs. Brad and Emily Wyckoff  Ms. Kim Yarbrough  Mr. Edward Yardley  Mr. and Mrs. Jack and Barbara Yellen 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Prep Honors Circle, please contact Patti Stephen at


Buffalo Prep Endowment Fund The Watson Billings Family Foundation Louis P. Ciminelli Family Foundation The D-B Trust William Graebner and Dianne Bennett Moog, Inc. Nicholas Patterson Perpetual Fund As a part of Buffalo Prep’s 25th Anniversary Initiative, an endowment fund was created at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. Buffalo Prep currently has $1,272,984 in the fund helping to ensure the organization’s long-term stability.


Patti Stephen Robert G. Wilmers Endowed Executive Director Marcus Deveso Assistant Director, Director of High School Prep, Director of College Prep Moira Ciechoski Manager of Program Operations Elizabeth Guzmán Admissions and Recruitment Manager Tanika Holmes Program Administrator Maya Meredith ‘07 Alumni Relations Coordinator, High School Prep Teacher Christina Jurasek Schneemann Director of Development Grace O’Connor Director of Community Relations, Development Manager Marcia O’Neil-White Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships Amanda Seccia Data Intern Brenda Weber-Miller Program Administrator


Middle School Prep

Stephanie Adams Director of Middle School Prep Teachers Linda Alegria Kara Barrett Jason Dorman Tiffany Fanning Matthew Gorny Vanessa Ludwig William O’Neil-White Carol-Sue Stapleton Megan Stackman Chantel Terryberry April Utnik Sarah Wright Jennifer Zebrowski

High School Prep

David Kash Special Advisor, English Teacher, College Prep Tutor Teachers Sara Calleri Tiffany Gaines Sienie Kelly Jon Lattanzio Danielle Moncure Jean-Jacques Sibomana ‘06 Kathryn Swanson


2017 -2018

College Prep

Jack Kavanaugh College Prep Counselor David Johnson Director of College Counseling Services Alexys Swygert Manager of College Prep Services Caitlin Scully-Gallaher Tutorial Supervisor Anthony Shilen Independent Study Supervisor Tutors Isabelle Bateson-Brown Matthew Gorny Sahrish Khan Brandon Myszka Rosalyn Roman Joshua Schroeder Cody Shank Anthony Shilen Heather Zuch Erika White Prep Chat Mentors Leiah Renford ‘07 Kenneth Vargas

THANK YOU! Buffalo Prep would like to give a special and heartfelt thank you to each of our 2017 - 2018 partner high schools!

Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart Buffalo Seminary Canisius High School Cardinal O’Hara High School City Honors School The Gow School Frederick Law Olmsted School Hutchinson Central Technical High School Leonardo da Vinci High School Mount Mercy Academy Mount Saint Mary Academy Nardin Academy Niagara Catholic High School Nichols School The Park School of Buffalo Saint Francis High School Saint Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Saint Mary’s High School Tapestry Charter School



CELEBRATION of ACHIEVEMENT Thursday, May 2, 2019 6-9 pm Kleinhans Music Hall

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