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Transforming Together

2017 ANNUAL REPORT MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR GENEROSITY


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Changing. Evolving. Growing. Our region is experiencing a metamorphosis. As we transform together, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo remains committed to carrying on the wishes of our clients, as our organization has done for 99 years. Because of your generosity, the Community Foundation is playing an important part in this growth, while strengthening Western New York’s reputation as a community committed to education, racial equity, arts, culture and our environment. Most importantly, we are helping future generations evolve into the thoughtful leaders of tomorrow. We are proud to serve our clients, whose wishes and goals are constantly adapting to meet the ever-changing needs of our community. Together, we are creating new hope and accelerating positive change.

Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker

William L. Joyce

President/CEO

Chair, Board of Directors

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Honoring a legendary philanthropist Stanford Lipsey Scholarship Fund Stanford Lipsey is best known in our community as the longtime publisher of The Buffalo News. In the business of breaking news and headlines, he was a quintessential newsman who successfully ran the newspaper for almost 30 years. However, the real story that captures Lipsey’s life is his legacy of philanthropy that continues to move Buffalo forward today.

By establishing the Stanford Lipsey Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation, this group of business leaders makes it possible for students to achieve their dreams of earning a college degree. At the same time, the partnership with the Community Foundation allows them to maximize their generosity without any administrative burdens.

Although he was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Lipsey called Buffalo home. Here, he is credited with playing major roles in saving the H.H. Richardson Complex and restoring Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House. A pioneer at the time, Lipsey advocated for Buffalo and recognized its Stanford Lipsey potential to recreate itself long before our region showed signs of the resurgence we enjoy today.

“We are not in the business of knowing how to run a foundation and the Community Foundation brings that expertise to our group,” said Chris Ross, CPA, a member of 43 x 79. “The team does the heavy lifting for us so we can stay focused on our day jobs.”

Lipsey was also a champion for education. As a member of 43 x 79, a group of local businesspeople interested in supporting Western New York, he convinced his fellow members to establish a scholarship for students in need. The group unanimously embraced the idea and decided to name the scholarship fund in his honor.

In November of 2016, Lipsey passed away at the age of 89. This scholarship is carrying on his charitable legacy and supporting his love of education and Buffalo. “This is Stan’s vision coming to life: helping people reach their potential,” said O’Neil-White.

“When it came to honoring his legacy, we knew we could rely on the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo for help.” ALPHONSO O’NEIL-WHITE

“Stan was committed to improving education in our community,” said Alphonso O’Neil-White, a member of 43 x 79. “When it came to honoring his legacy, we knew we could rely on the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo for help.” 4


Christa Bax, a 2016/2017 award recipient of the Stanford Lipsey Scholarship Fund, shows an operating room where she works at Kenmore Mercy Hospital to 43 x 79 members Alphonso O’Neil-White and Chris Ross.

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Building for the future People Inc. “I will be somewhere — a party, a meeting, anywhere — and I will mention I am from People Inc., and someone around me will say, ‘Oh, my daughter has been a client for 14 years’ or ‘I know someone who works there.’ It really puts in perspective just how many people our organization impacts,” said Nancy Dobson, Chair of the People Inc. Foundation Board. It seems that just about everyone in our community knows someone whose life has been touched by People Inc. For nearly 50 years, People Inc. has been evolving to serve an expanding group of individuals in our community. The organization was founded to address the needs of people with intellectual disabilities, and today it serves more than 12,000 clients with disabling conditions or special needs each year. To remain strong now and in the future requires planning for long-term financial sustainability, which is precisely why People Inc. decided to establish its first endowment at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. “We are constantly growing and changing. A lot of the time, we are staying ahead of the curve before the rules are even written,” said Denise Bienko, Vice President at People Inc. and Executive Director of the People Inc. Foundation. “An endowment at the Community Foundation is one way we can invest now, grow that investment over time and provide long-term stability for our organization’s future.”

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“We talked about planned giving for a long time and chose to partner with the Community Foundation to start our endowment for a number of reasons,” said Rhonda Frederick, President and CEO of People Inc. “Not only do we have flexibility to use the funds as we see fit, but the Community Foundation’s team is constantly bringing national best practices back to our region. I believe our missions are completely aligned.” People Inc. can rely on the Community Foundation as a cost-effective partner with proven investment performance to make the most of their donors’ generosity. “It is important to have people who are in the business of philanthropy as your partners,” said Bienko. “We have found that with the Community Foundation.”

“An endowment at the Community Foundation is one way we can invest now, grow that investment over time and provide long-term stability for our organization’s future.” DENISE BIENKO


Rhonda Frederick, President and CEO of People Inc.; Denise Bienko, Vice President of People Inc. and Executive Director of the People Inc. Foundation; and Nancy Dobson, Chair of the People Inc. Foundation.

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Giving the gift of a lifetime William & Ida Christie Fund for Music For Cheryl Christie, talking about her mother, Ida, is like music to her ears. “My mother was always a musician and it was her goal in life to foster a love of music in children,” recalled Cheryl. Ida Christie was drawn to music from a young age. She played the flute and piano and was also an accomplished vocalist. Ida won a full scholarship to attend the esteemed Oberlin Conservatory of Music. But as the eldest of six children in the shadows of the Great Depression, she felt she was needed at home and turned down her scholarship. Ida then took it upon herself to cultivate a life filled with music. She married Cheryl’s father, William, when she was 23, and he was quickly swept up in Ida’s love of music. “He was the nonmusical one in the family and tone deaf. But alongside my mother, he was an absolute patron of the arts his whole life,” said Cheryl. Throughout their more than six decades of marriage, the Christies continued to support the arts in Western New York. They volunteered for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and donated a grand piano to the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, a Buffalo public school committed to helping students pursue their artistic talents. Ida also served as the choir director at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church for many years. On Ida’s 80th birthday, William decided to give his wife the gift of a lifetime. Through the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, William established the

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William & Ida Christie Fund for Music, a fund dedicated to making Ida’s dream of exposing children to music a reality. The fund enabled the Christie family to provide resources directly to organizations that give children access to music. After Ida passed away, Cheryl took on the responsibility of making grants from the fund on behalf of her two brothers, in accordance with her mother’s wishes. “I want to do exactly what the fund was set up to do, and that is to support music education. With the Community Foundation, it is easy and literally a two-click process,” said Cheryl. The fund was a cherished birthday present that continues to give back the gift of music to children throughout our community. Today, Cheryl and her brothers, Gary and William Jr., continue to contribute to the fund to carry on the family’s charitable legacy. “A true gift from my loving father to my mother, this touched her heart because she knew her love of music would carry on forever,” said Cheryl. “She was just pleased as punch.”

“A true gift from my loving father to my mother, this touched her heart because she knew her love of music would carry on forever.” CHERYL CHRISTIE


Cheryl Christie holds a photo of her parents, William and Ida, during a special performance of the Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts Choir, under the direction of Karen Saxon.

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Providing for their hometown and beyond Henry W. & Martha L. Bruner Philanthropic Fund Henry “Bill” and Martha “Marty” Bruner have been happily married for more than 53 years and live with their cat, Howard, in Ohio. The Bruners both share a love of giving back to others, a value instilled in them by their parents, which they plan to pass on to their two children. “We both learned young that the way to go is to give back to others for what you have been given,” said Marty.

The Bruners decided they wanted to find a way to help Marty’s birthplace of Western New York. They consulted with their financial advisor, who introduced them to the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.

The couple met as young graduate students at the University of Chicago and quickly bonded over their similar backgrounds.

With the help of the Community Foundation, they established the Henry W. & Martha L. Bruner Philanthropic Fund to support causes important to them, such as promoting racial equity in Buffalo.

Marty was raised along the shore of Lake Erie in Angola, New York. Her father was an attorney and was an example to her of how she wanted to live her life. He spent countless hours volunteering at the fire department and their neighborhood school.

“It warms my heart that through the Community Foundation we can stay connected to Western New York and improve the quality of life in my hometown, all while giving to organizations throughout the country,” said Martha.

Bill, who was born in Chicago and raised in Wisconsin, had a similar upbringing to his wife. He saw his mother give her time to the local school board before eventually becoming its president.

The Bruners’ fund is a living legacy for their daughter and son to carry on the family’s tradition of generosity.

After they married, the couple raised their family in Elyria, Ohio, where they continued their tradition of helping others, rooted in their strong faith. Marty worked as a high school teacher and volunteers as an organist at her church, while Bill, a pastor, provides ministry services in prisons.

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“I had been given so many advantages, I wanted to give back to people who had not had the same advantages,” explained Bill.

“The fund will continue beyond our lifetime and encourage our children and generations after them to pass on our tradition of giving.” MARTHA BRUNER


Ohio residents Henry and Martha Bruner stay connected to Martha’s hometown through their fund at the Community Foundation.

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Creating change in their community forever Scharf - Van Heusen Fund Larry Van Heusen has a vivid memory of his mother spending precious pocket change to buy him an issue of Time magazine in the 1960s that included articles about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement. “I remember seeing the National Urban League button in the magazine and when I could not get my hands on one, I made my own so I could wear it to school,” said Larry. That experience instilled in him a lifelong drive to learn and teach others about the importance of racial equity. Larry’s commitment to giving back in a thoughtful way is one of the many qualities he has in common with his longtime partner and husband, Robert Scharf. Robert, who goes by Bob, and Larry met at an Albany, New York, church in 1975 and celebrated their union on the same day 25 years later. In 1978, Bob began work in Buffalo as a bank systems analyst. Larry joined him after 1987, accepting a job as a social worker, where he spent time working on both the East Side and West Side of Buffalo. Through his job, Larry saw firsthand the effects that systemic inequities have on different populations in our region. The couple has given back during their lifetime to many causes that are important to them and want to ensure that this legacy of giving will be carried on after their lifetimes.

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“Over time we have seen how the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is truly committed to making sure our passions are supported. Instead of giving to separate organizations ourselves, we are able to tell the Community Foundation exactly who we want to support and how. It is so flexible,” said Larry. Through the Community Foundation, Bob and Larry hope that by directing some assets to support the changing needs in our community, their legacy will transform lives beyond what anyone can envision today. “I wonder if there is some innate problem we are not looking at that defies solution. Maybe with our funds, some genius will come along and say, ‘We need to do this instead,’ and things will change,” said Bob.

“Over time we have seen how the Community Foundation is truly committed to making sure our passions are supported.” LARRY VAN HEUSEN


Robert Scharf and Larry Van Heusen enjoy visiting the museum at the Colored Musicians Club in Buffalo, New York.

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Opportunity The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is in a unique position to facilitate collaborative change by co-creating solutions to some of our community’s challenges. We are grateful for the more than 100 Change Makers who have established endowments that will address the changing needs of our community over time and

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Takes Flight those who support this work on an annual basis. On the next few pages, we recognize these Change Makers who serve as catalysts for change in our community through their vision and commitment. Together, we have an exciting opportunity to make our community soar.

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Big Picture Visionaries

Leading Community Change

PERMANENT ENDOWMENTS FOR OUR COMMUNITY’S CHANGING NEEDS

To facilitate long-term transformative change in our region, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo prioritizes its leadership work guided by community goals developed through a strategic planning process. In 2017, the Board of Directors went through a comprehensive re-examination of the Community Foundation’s four community goals. That process included working with partners to engage with more than 60 community leaders, representatives from close to 300 nonprofit organizations and more than 800 community residents through interviews, focus groups and surveys. Qualitative and quantitative data were analyzed to provide a snapshot of the state of our region. As a result of this research, the Board refined the community goals. The next 10 pages of this report show a snapshot of our leadership work focused on advancing these goals.

1919 Mr. & Mrs. George F. Rand Memorial Fund 1920s Jacob F. SchoellkopfJefferson Penn Fund William Henry Andrews Bequest Lilla B. McCready Bequest 1930s Jacob G. Joseph Bequest Albert J. Klinck Memorial Fund Harry S. Hilliker Bequest Richard C.R. Taggesell Fund 1940s Louis R. Davidson Bequest William Hengerer Company Fund George F. Rand Bequest Walter H. Schoellkopf Memorial Fund Jacob F. & Wilma S. Schoellkopf Trust Howard Kellogg Trust Horace L. Mann Memorial Fund Madeline A. Kraft Bequest 1950s Special Fund #7 J.F. Schoellkopf, Jr. Bequest Ellsworth M. Statler Trust Charles & Marion Hahn Fund M. Florence Fraley Fund in memory of her son, George K. Fraley, Jr. Edward H. Letchworth Memorial Fund C. Edgar & Roberta S. Schabacker Trust Edward H. Letchworth Bequest

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1960s Anna May Andrews Trust Louise Kimberly Bequest Thekla R. Groben Bequest Edna Foster Smith Bequest J.F. Schoellkopf IV Memorial Fund 1970s Gretchen Rand Penney Bequest Helen Anderson Cobb Bequest Martin A. Buecking Bequest Catherine Swerdloff Bequest Herbert F. & Bertha W. Darling Trust Ralph Kimberly Bequest Philip S. Savage Trust Elizabeth Crosby Gardner Fund Josephine Biontolillo Bequest Jean Knowlton Brown Fund Henrietta M. Wiley Bequest 1980s Ida M. Mevius Bequest Open Key Fund Judith Abbott Schoellkopf Memorial Fund William F. Goodson Bequest Albert, Maude & Marion Schuele Memorial Funds Eldon H. Chaddock Bequest Judith Abbott Schoellkopf Fund Polly Rumsey Wolfe Fund Charles E. Stewart Memorial Fund Burtsell-Steuernagel Memorial Fund Edward C. Schlenker Trust The D-B Trust

Mr. & Mrs. Franz T. Stone Trust Ruth E. Farrington Bequest Dr. Harry G. LaForge Bequest Adrian A. & Betsy B. Bennett Fund Howard T. Saperston, Sr. Trust Ina D. Alt Trust 1990s William L. Van Schoonhoven Fund Walter L. Byram Bequest William B. Walsh Trust Fund Eileen & Rupert Warren Charitable Fund Bernard D. Welt & Ida Z. Welt Fund Kittinger Family Fund Leonard L. & Blanche F. Hank Fund Howard C. Laverack Bequest Natalie Kubera Roth Fund William J.C. & Louise Grupp Memorial Fund Henry M., Patricia A. & Mary Brainard Naylon Bequest Peter J. Ferraro Memorial Fund Pearl B. & J. Lawrence Osborne Memorial Fund G. R. S. Fund Evelyn Stiem Fund Sonja H. & Carlton P. Cooke, Jr. Fund Betty Ball Wilder Fund Marjorie & Mary Louise Emerson Bequest 2000s M. Dolores Denman Fund for Community Needs Stanley A. Brzezinski Memorial Fund Niagara Area Foundation Endowment Fund

Anonymous Norma E. Pfeifer Fund Thelma L. & Milfred R. Beck Fund Kuang Mei Wang Fund Betty Crump Fund Wyoming Foundation Endowment Fund Gail Johnstone Community Leadership Fund June Farrington Fund Herman Spiegel & Amanda Spiegel Memorial Fund Fischle-Laesser Endowment Fund Rosemarie C. Steeb Endowment Fund 2010s Elizabeth Deichman Fund H. Reed Hunt Fund Illene N. Hein Fund Gretchen L. & A. Warren Smith, Jr. Changing Needs Fund Lawrence M. Appleby Fund Edmond & Margaretha Lawrence Fund Langley Family Fund Worth L. Farrington Fund Edna L. Carroll Trust Normandy Fund Estate of Beuline Crawford Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund for the Community Foundation Paul P. Dosberg Charitable Fund Barbara Wirtner Liberatore Fund

Increase racial and ethnic equity

Preserve and restore significant environmental resources and promote equitable access

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Change Makers ANNUAL CHANGING NEEDS CONTRIBUTORS Ms. Brandi B. Graham

Mr. David Almeter

Greene Van Arsdale Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Ash

Mr. Pete Grum

Donald O’Geen Esq.

Balbach Family Foundation

Eugene A. DeFelice, M.D. & Maryanne Harvey Fund

The Philanthropic Fund Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Piette

Healing Hands Massage & Spa, LLC

Ms. Linda Purdy

Aravind and Elizabeth S. Herle

Tom and Mary Reagan

Mr. and Mrs. Sherlock A. Herrick

Ms. M. Michele Rechberger

Ms. Susan G. Herrnstein

Dr. Andrew Rudnick

Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Horton

William Kenneth Schmitt Fund

Jacqueline Hoyt

Jake and Katie Schneider

Ms. Patricia K. Humphrey

Jacob F. & Wilma S. Schoellkopf Foundation Fund

Allan and Melissa Baumgart Mr. and Mrs. Irving G. Beitz Ms. Nancy G. Berg Mr. and Mrs. Gerald R. Bertoldo Mr. and Mrs. Denis C. Berwanger Ms. Adrianna Betts James and Joanne Biltekoff Mr. and Mrs. Gary M. Brost

Improve educational achievement and workforce readiness for residents living in low-income households

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Burling Mr. James E. Cheesman

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Johnson

Hon. Rose H. Sconiers The Mark L. Serventi Family Foundation Ms. Kay Sheehan

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon F. Comstock

Mr. Edward V. Jurkowski and Mr. John E. Harris

Mr. Matthew Slazak

Ms. Anne Conable

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kelley

Ms. Margaret A. Conable and Mr. Kevin S. Crandell

Mr. and Mrs. Keith D. Kibler

John Somers/Harmac Medical Products, Inc.

Michael and Joan Cohen

Ms. Betsy Constantine Ms. Frances Cox Ms. C. Elizabeth Crump Mr. and Mrs. Mark H. Dadd Mr. Calvin S. De Golyer Jr. Ms. Mary Elena Deeney Betsy and Peter Diachun Mr. Gerard J. Diesfeld Drs. Henry and Bonita Durand Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dutton Ross and Mary Alice Eckert Mr. Donald T. Eichenauer Mr. and Mrs. Theron A. Foote Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies Lawrence and Deborah Franco Mr. and Mrs. James W. Fulmer Ms. Dottie Gallagher-Cohen Mr. Scott Gardner Dr. Danis J. Gehl and Mr. Scott W. Gehl

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Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy M. Jacobs Jr. Mr. William L. Joyce and Mrs. Anne Harding Joyce

Child Care Resource Network

Strengthen the region as a center for architecture, arts and culture

Dr. Thaddeus Napra and Mrs. Barbara J. Naprawa

Anonymous

Mr. and Mrs. Hans R. Kunze Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd B. Lane Ms. Myra S. Lawrence Rodney and Mari Logan Mr. and Mrs. Timothy H. Lyons Mr. John MacCallum Hon. and Mrs. Anthony M. Masiello

Southview Farm L.P. Estate of Rosemarie C. Steeb Dr. Richard Stockton Jr. Ms. Beverly Strusa Michael and Marsha Joy Sullivan United Way of Buffalo & Erie County

Arlene & Ruth Mathews Fund

United Way of the Greater Capital Region, Inc. / SEFA

Gerard and Barbara Mazurkiewicz

Mr. Charles L. Van Arsdale

Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. McCarthy Jr. Holly Mergenhagen

Mr. George Van Arsdale and Ms. Elizabeth Osta

Ms. Cheryl A. Miller

Dr. Francisco and Janet Vasquez

Professor Teresa A. Miller Esq.

Mrs. Linda Wadsworth

Michael M. Mohun Esq.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Walczak

Ms. Joan B. Mokdessi

Jack Walsh

Mr. Paul E. Mokdessi

Mr. Ronald E. Wert

Alex Montante

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Matching Grants Program

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy F. Moran Esq. Mr. Gary L. Mucci, Esq. Michael and Lorrie Munschauer

The Zebro Fund Ms. Cory E. Zoeller

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Co-creating transformative community change Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable Bringing positive change to a community is a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week job. This notion is universally embraced by all 37 members of the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable, who are committed to advancing racial equity in our community. By partnering with 125 local organizations, the Roundtable looks to create opportunities for all to reach their full potential, recognizing this work requires a collaborative community effort. In late 2016, the Roundtable released a report entitled The Racial Equity Dividend: Buffalo’s Great Opportunity. The report documents how systemic disparities in the Greater Buffalo region create differential outcomes by race and

quantifies how our entire region will grow when we achieve racial equity. With leadership from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, the Roundtable set forth an eight-point agenda to begin addressing racial equity disparities. A few highlights of the Roundtable’s achievements are: • The establishment of five coalitions, including the My Brother’s Keeper/ Boys and Young Men of Color Coalition, which attracted national attention for its work to advance the lives of young men of color. The next two pages detail this Coalition’s inspiring progress.

Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker Hon. Byron Brown

Dr. Danis Gehl University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center, retired

Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Mayor of Buffalo

LaVonne Ansari, Ph.D.

Hon. Timothy Kennedy New York State Senate 63rd District

Rabbi Jonathan Freirich

Community Health Center of Buffalo

Temple Beth Zion

Angela Blue Western New York Area Labor Federation

John J. Flynn Dr. Kriner Cash

Dr. Dan Hocoy

Erie County District Attorney

SUNY Erie

Eunice Lewin State University of New York Trustee

Buffalo Public Schools

Lana Benatovich Dottie Gallagher-Cohen

National Federation for Just Communities

Buffalo Niagara Partnership

Willow Brost Buffalo Prep Board of Directors, emeritus

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Richard Cummings Black Chamber of Commerce of WNY

The Right Reverend R. William Franklin Episcopal Diocese of WNY

Hon. Chris Jacobs

Richard Lipsitz

New York State Senate 60th District

Western New York Area Labor Federation


• By the end of 2017, more than 850 individuals representing 64 organizations had participated in the Racial Equity Impact Analysis training. The training educates organizations about how to insert a racial equity lens into their decisionmaking processes so that policies, practices and procedures benefit all racial/ethnic groups. • The Roundtable joined the Buffalo Niagara Partnership and the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County to launch Employ Buffalo Niagara. This initiative will establish a workforce development system aligned with employer opportunities to create a strong, more inclusive workforce. • In partnership with Erie County and with technical assistance from the Council of State Governments, the Roundtable’s Reentry Coalition commissioned a groundbreaking report that assessed the services and resources available in Erie County for the reentry population. The report provides a strategy to make improvements to the quality and delivery of reentry services that will begin implementation in 2018.

While everyone recognizes we have a long way to go, the work of the Racial Equity Roundtable is attracting significant local and national support and recognition of its progress. For example, in July of 2017, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced a major investment in Buffalo to advance racial equity through the Community Foundation. The investment was awarded in two parts. The first is a $1 million grant that will help fund the work of the Roundtable over the next five years. The second part of the investment is a $1 million endowment match to create a sustainable stream of funding for racial equity work. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is matching private contributions dollar for dollar up to $1 million. This truly transformative, collaborative work happening right now in our community will accelerate shared prosperity for all of us for generations to come.

Dr. Francisco Vasquez Child and Family Services

Hon. Crystal PeoplesStokes New York State Assembly District 141

Most Reverend Richard J. Malone Catholic Diocese of Buffalo

Blythe Merrill

Hon. Hugh Scott

The John R. Oishei Foundation

United States Magistrate Judge

Maria Whyte Deputy Erie County Executive

Christina Orsi University at Buffalo

Paul Vukelic Try-It Distributing

Rev. Darius Pridgen City of Buffalo Common Council

Jerry Mazurkiewicz

Rev. George Nicholas

Rev. Jonathan Staples

Dopkins & Company, LLP

Concerned Clergy of WNY

First Shiloh Baptist Church

Howard Zemsky Empire State Development

Hon. Jack Quinn Barclay Damon, LLP

Hon. Rose H. Sconiers

Brenda McDuffie Buffalo Urban League

Alphonso O’Neil-White Racial Equity Roundtable Chair

New York State Supreme Court, retired. Racial Equity Roundtable Vice-chair

Edward Watts, Jr. Watts Architecture & Engineering, P.C.

Marsha Sullivan Nardin Academy

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Fulfilling one’s full potential My Brother’s Keeper/ Boys and Young Men of Color Coalition It is rare to find a group of teenagers voluntarily spending their weekends in school. However, a dedicated group of boys and men of color spent many Saturdays together in a classroom developing a plan to empower young men of color to be agents of change in our community. The My Brother’s Keeper (MBK)/ Boys and Young Men of Color Coalition was established in 2016 as a key initiative of the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable. Under the guidance of PolicyLink, a national think tank focused on advancing racial and economic equity, the Coalition determined that it would focus on elevating the voices of boys and young men of color through the creation of youth leadership councils. From there, a Youth Leadership Planning Committee was formed, including voices of boys and young men, to develop the process for applying to the councils and a plan to recruit members. It was a natural fit to anchor this work at Say Yes Buffalo given the progress Say Yes has made in engaging with Buffalo students to increase high school and postsecondary completion rates. In fact, since Say Yes Buffalo launched in 2012, the four-year high school graduation rate for young men of color has increased by 17 percentage points.

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Our community’s early successes in reaching young men of color caught the attention of a national partner, Cities United. Cities United worked with the Youth Leadership Planning Committee to tap into this powerful youth voice. The young men decided to name the council “Breaking Barriers” and they began recruiting council members in late 2017. This story is to be continued as the “Breaking Barriers” youth leadership council comes together and starts to advocate for racial equity, social justice and policy change in our community.

“We want to make Buffalo a better place for future generations, a city where all of our children will have the best opportunities to reach their full potential.” THE RACIAL EQUITY DIVIDEND: BUFFALO’S GREAT OPPORTUNITY


Dwayne Sawyer, a student at Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, and Joel Nicholas, a student at Canisius High School, spend a Saturday discussing the Breaking Barriers youth council with Tommy McClam, Say Yes Buffalo’s Director of My Brother’s Keeper/Boys and Young Men of Color, and Daniel Robertson, Say Yes Buffalo’s Manager of My Brother’s Keeper/Boys and Young Men of Color.

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Championing arts and culture Whether a performance on a local stage has taken your breath away or you have felt goosebumps walking through any number of local historic landmarks, there is no question that arts, architecture and culture make our region an inspiring place to live. While there is certainly an emotional payoff to experiencing the arts, there is compelling new data that quantifies the economic impact the nonprofit arts and culture sector has on Western New York. In a report compiled by the Arts Services Initiative of Western New York with the Americans for the Arts and released in 2017, data confirmed that our arts and culture sector is a $352 million industry that supports more than 10,000 jobs. The report was funded partially by the Fund for the Arts, a group of funders convened by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, which includes public, private, family and corporate foundations joining forces to make a greater impact together. Started more than a decade ago, the Fund for the Arts has distributed more than $2.6 million to strengthen the arts and culture sector.

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Recognizing the significant economic impact that arts and culture have in our community, the Community Foundation is committed to strengthening the region as a center for architecture, arts and culture through its community goals. Over the last five years, the Community Foundation has more than doubled the investment it makes in our region to advance this goal. By supporting important cultural projects and institutions, we are strengthening our community for future generations.

Nestled on the shore of Lake Erie just south of Buffalo, you will find the Graycliff Conservancy. In 2017, the Community Foundation provided a grant to Graycliff to support interior restoration work and a landscape project. Graycliff, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Darwin and Isabelle Martin, is going through a transformational restoration that will continue to build our region’s reputation as a key destination for Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts around the world.


Courtesy of Graycliff Conservancy

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Growing a tradition of giving Emerging Philanthropists of Color© A tradition of giving is growing because of the commitment of a talented group of people in our community. The Emerging Philanthropists of Color© (EPC) is comprised of 34 energetic and entrepreneurial individuals of color who gather together to form a giving circle, a philanthropic group that donates its time and money as it learns about the art of giving. Launched in 2013 by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo’s Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative (CGLI) to increase social impact and showcase the power of endowments, EPC meets monthly to design and manage its grant process, which looks to support organizations that serve urban neighborhoods. To put their learning into practice, the members of EPC reviewed applications and selected two organizations to receive grants. The recipients of the 2017 EPC grants were Amor and Heritage Traditional Hispanic Dance Company and the Buffalo Arts Studio. Amor and Heritage provides summer dance classes to children ages four through 12 and teaches diversity through dance. The Buffalo Arts Studio, a studio space in Buffalo, offers a 10-month-long after-school program for students to learn about and appreciate many art forms.

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In addition to funding and overseeing its own grant process, EPC provides networking, and personal and professional development opportunities for its members. This past year, members of the group attended a conference in Atlanta and participated in the fifth annual Pay It Forward Awards, an event sponsored by the Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative that recognizes individuals and organizations who have made a commitment to Western New York’s communities of color. EPC is proud of its commitment to our community and continues to grow in membership, educating more and more members of the next generation of philanthropists.

“The members of Emerging Philanthropists of Color have come together with one mission and that aligns how we give and allows us  to make the most impact in our community.” ESTHER ANNAN


Emerging Philanthropists of Color members Esther Annan and Justine David watch Josh Flores and Gaia Godinho participate in a pottery class at the Buffalo Arts Studio.

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Promoting healthy housing Green and Healthy Home Initiative (GHHI) The health and safety of a home are fundamental in determining the well-being and future success of a child. Our region has long been hailed for our beautiful, historical housing. However, the charm that our older neighborhoods exude comes with a responsibility to ensure that the aging structures are free of home health hazards like lead, mold, asbestos and pests that put families at risk. Children are especially vulnerable to these hazards that can cause

life altering conditions like lead poisoning and chronic asthma. That is why the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has been engaging community partners and funding programs designed to address home health since 2007. Regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status, all children should have the opportunity to live in homes that are healthy, safe, energy efficient and sustainable.

2017 Highlights and Accomplishments • The Community Foundation, along with our partners in the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, was awarded $2 million through Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion II to create homeownership opportunities on Buffalo’s East Side and in the Town of Cheektowaga. This program will assist approximately 200 families that are at risk of losing their homes by providing access to weatherization, repair and home health programs, including lead remediation. • In June, the Community Foundation, in conjunction with NYSERDA, convened nearly 100 national thought leaders and representatives of philanthropies, nonprofits and government to explore opportunities for strengthening partnerships and maximizing the impact of aligned health, energy and housing interventions. • Erie County, the City of Buffalo and the Community Foundation partnered to launch the “Renovate Right” public awareness campaign, which encouraged homeowners to use lead safe work practices when doing home renovation and repairs. The billboards were positioned 26

throughout the City of Buffalo and Erie County and provided information to connect residents to resources. • In partnership with five foundations, the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, the City of Buffalo and Erie County, the Community Foundation has been engaged in the development of the Lead Action Plan. This report provides a comprehensive assessment of lead poisoning data for community stakeholders, decision-makers and funders. It is intended to serve as a roadmap to strategically guide the resources, policies and practices needed to eliminate lead poisoning in Buffalo and Erie County. •T  o better achieve long-lasting, systemic change, the Community Foundation, with the support of the Western New York Coalition to Prevent Childhood Lead Poisoning, has engaged in proactive advocacy measures. These public policy initiatives include allowing school nurses access to students’ blood lead data and encouraging New York State to enforce the Repair, Renovation and Painting rule to ensure that contractors are using lead safe work practices.


Joseph Desiderio and Thomas Muscarella of the Erie County Department of Health demonstrate lead safe work practices for home renovation, one of the resources available through the “Renovate Right� public awareness campaign.

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Legacy Society Managing the charitable legacies of generous individuals is central to the work of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. The Community Foundation Legacy Society was created in 1999 to acknowledge those individuals who have committed to supporting the community in the future through a planned gift. According to their specific directions, the Community Foundation will support the organizations, issues and communities these

Making arrangements for your charitable legacy is a simple process and we are here to help. If you are interested in supporting the community beyond your lifetime, please contact Betsy Constantine, Executive Vice President, at (716) 852-2857, ext. 217.

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Leslie Carraway & B.J.* Verts

Ms. Carol A. Fowler

Richard B. Adams

Joanne Castellani and Michael Andriaccio

Jean S. Frederick

Dr. Irwin H. Cheskin* & Mr. Edward Koryl

Mr. Dennis J. Galucki & Ms. Barbara Mierzwa

Robert A. Allen and Ruth E. Allen* Mr. and Mrs. H. John Angelbeck Mr. Andy Anselmo Mr. Lawrence Appleby* Mr. C. Dixon Arrick* & Mrs. Ione B. Arrick Mr. & Mrs. Stephen C. Ash Mr. Charles E. Balbach Allene C. Barans

Ms. Mary E. Clemesha* Carmela M. & Anthony J. Colucci Jr. Mrs. James L. Crane Jr. Ms. Beuline Crawford* Ms. C. Elizabeth Crump Mrs. Wilma T. Csont* Mr.* & Mrs. Matthew Cyran

Mr. Fred* & Mrs. Fay Friedman

Mr. Andrew C. Giarrizzo Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Gioia Mr. Kevin K. Gluc Barbara Goldman & Linda Banas Aimee Gomlak Jane Taylor Goraj*

Thomas R. & Judy* Beecher

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Czajka

Dr. Susan P. Graham and Dr. Jon C. Kucera

Ms. Dianne Bennett and Mr. William Graebner

Eleanor C. Daigler

Constance A. Greco

Chet* & Delight Dann

Gordon & Gretchen Gross

Mr. Harry J. Beu*

Ms. Elizabeth Deichman*

Mr. Michael Hamann

Dr. Mary H. Botsford*

Ms. Sandra Demus

Thomas J. Hanifin

Mr. James A. Bourne

Miss Virginia Deuel*

Mr. Daniel E. Hannah

Mr. Richard W. Bowen*

Larry R. and Sheila Drake

Mr. Hans Heckelman

Ms. Mary L. Brink

Judith & Alan Duchan

Ms. Marsha S. Henderson

Mr. and Mrs. Gary M. Brost

Ross & Mary Alice Eckert

Ms. Alice B. Hilborn

Jean M. Brown*

Mrs. Kenneth H. Eckhert

Ms. Judith A. Hirsch

Keirn C. Brown Sr.*

Mr. Robert J. Ellis

Mr. & Mrs. L. Nelson Hopkins Jr.*

Mr. & Mrs. Henry W. Bruner

Miss June M. Farrington*

Mary Louise Hopkins*

Ruth D. Bryant

Miss Ruth Farrington*

Phillip & Jayne* Hubbell

Mr.* & Mrs. Charles Burdette

Mr. Worth Farrington*

John & Bette Hulley

Jane and Jerry Burzynski

Mrs. Dorothy T. Ferguson

Mr. & Mrs. H. Reed Hunt*

Michael & Glenys Butler

Dr. Edward A. Fial*

Rev. Dr. Leona M. Irsch

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Cardamone

Ms. Anne Catt Filer*

Gail & Bruce Johnstone

Dr. William & Dr. Susan Carney

Dr. Mildred J. Fischle

Mr.* & Mrs. A. David Jones

Henry and Susan Beamer

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individuals care about, in their names, forever, in Western New York and beyond.


Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey D. Kashin

Ms. Albertine K. Moran

Ms. Melba Y. Seibold*

Ms. Jane B. Kinkead*

Mr. John J. Myers, Jr.

Mr.* & Mrs. Henry B. Sheets Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Irvine J. Kittinger Jr.*

Mr. Robert North Jr.*

Mary B. Sippel

Mr. & Mrs. George F. Koch

James R. Owen

Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Smith

Dr. Kenneth A. Krackow

Jane M. Pattison

A. Warren & Gretchen L. Smith Jr.*

Leonard H. & Sylvia J. Kratzke

Mr. Donald A. Pause

Ms. Susan M. Spadinger

Rev. & Mrs. Warren W. Lane*

Lois and Thomas Pause

Rosemarie C. Steeb*

Mr. Harry H. Lang Jr.

C. Jane Pendergast

Richard A.* & Ruth V. Stockton

Mr. Frank P. Langley Jr.*

Dr. Charles D. Perry*

Dr. Richard A. Stockton Jr.

Mrs. Margaretha Lawrence*

J. Warren Perry, Ph.D., D.Sc.*

Mr. Franz T. Stone*

Mr. and Mrs. Julian and Barbara Leggett

Mr. Arlan Peters & Mr. Dominick T. DeFillippo

Mr. Peter W. Swanson Jr.*

Gerald A. & Barbara E. Lipa

Mrs. Barbara Pickburn*

Philip C. Lombardo*

Edwin & Georgina Polokoff

Stanley A. & Sharon K. Tirrell

Ms. Jo Ann Long

Mr. & Mrs. Braman Pomeroy*

Mrs. William F. Long

Becky M. Powell

James & Margel* Marean

Jayne K. Rand

Miss Ruth Mathews

Ms. Dorothy Rapp

Mr. Raymond C. & Ms. Sheila M. Vaughan

Charles* and Cara Matteliano

Mr. Alfred H. Rasp

Dr.* & Mrs. John M. Wadsworth

Dr. Keith F. and Mary E. McBride

Mrs. Lynn Robillard

Ms. Carol A. Wagner

Mrs. L.B. McCowan

Alexandra Romanczuk

Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Wagner*

David E. and Andrea J. McGeein

Mr. & Mrs. Arthur H. Rosche*

Ms. Karen E. Waible

Sheldon E. Merritt & Anne S. Merritt

Ms. Doris F. Rosen

Emily W. Wettlaufer

Mr. Ronald V. & Kathleen A. Metzger

Dr. Andrew J. Rudnick

Lois M. Meyer

Dr. & Mrs.* James Russell

Mr. Jay Wopperer & Ms. Linda Schmieder

Karin Michelson & Russell Deer

Ms. Geraldine N. Ryder

Mary Ann Milak-Young

Mr. & Mrs. James M. Sampson

Jock & Betsy Mitchell

Mr. Robert A. Scharf and Dr. Lawrence Van Heusen

Mrs. Kathleen Modd Richard E. Moot, Esq.*

Dr. Gilbert Schulenberg

Dr. Walter* & Jeanie M. Sy Mr. William Townsend* Mr. Charles L. Van Arsdale Mr. William L. Van Schoonhoven*

Mr. Charles E. Wright David & Susan Zebro Mr. Eddie Zewin* & Mrs. Christine Zewin *deceased

“There is so much that I have come to understand about Buffalo through the Community Foundation, especially about the various neighborhoods. I have seen buildings that I did not know existed and I have heard about programs that I did not know existed. It is a wonderful, eye-opening experience.” CHARLES E. BALBACH

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Our Approach to Charitable Investments The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo’s Investment Committee has oversight of more than $400 million in charitable assets. Members of the Committee are specifically recruited because of their knowledge of investments. They receive advice throughout the year from our independent investment consulting firm Colonial Consulting, LLC, which specializes in advising large endowments and foundations. Together, they work to

allocate the charitable assets entrusted to the Community Foundation’s care into a highly diversified mix of global equities, fixed income and alternative investment strategies. This includes 43 different investment management organizations pursuing strategies within 13 different asset classes. Within each asset class, the Community Foundation seeks to utilize world-class investment managers with a goal of outperforming appropriate target market benchmarks over long periods.

Investment Committee Members Pictured from left to right: Michael E. Munschauer, CFP; Allen “Pete” Grum; William L. Joyce, Chair (seated); Marsha Henderson; Luke Jacobs, Esq.; Michael Miller, Managing Director at Colonial Consulting* Not pictured: Charles E. Balbach; Gary Brost; Laurence W. Franz, Ph.D.; Gerard Mazurkiewicz, CPA *Advisor to committee

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Strategic Asset Allocation The size of the Community Foundation’s investment pool allows us to have a highly diversified portfolio with access to a full range of asset classes and top investment managers, increasing the likelihood of exceeding performance objectives under varying economic and market conditions.

As of December 31, 2017

COMMODITIES: 3% PRIVATE REAL ASSETS: 3% PRIVATE EQUITY: 3% HEDGE FUNDS: 14%

TOTAL ALTERNATIVES 23%

CASH: 1% GLOBAL BONDS: 4% U.S. HIGH YIELD BONDS: 3% TREASURY INFLATION PROTECTED SECURITIES: 3% U.S. AGGREGATE BONDS: 6%

TOTAL FIXED INCOME 17%

U.S. LARGE/MID CAP EQUITY: 21%

TOTAL EQUITY 60%

U.S. SMALL CAP EQUITY: 5% NON-U.S. DEVELOPED EQUITY: 14% NON-U.S. EMERGING EQUITY: 5% SELECT STRATEGIES: 15%

The Community Foundation received an unmodified (clean) audit opinion on its most recently issued audited financial statements. Audited financial statements are available at cfgb.org or by request. Please contact Gerald F. Reger, CPA, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, at (716) 852-2857, ext. 226.

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Investment Performance The investments of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo regularly outperform our benchmarks, on average adding 6.1 percent per year over the last 10 years. Investing a fund in the Community Foundation portfolio provides stability and growth over time. This growth provides significant value to the charitable assets entrusted to the Community Foundation. In 2017, the investment pool posted a 16.1 percent gain for the year. As an organization, the Community Foundation remains focused on long-term investment results, which continue to be

very strong. These results are the product of the Community Foundation’s decision to maintain a strategy that is driven by longterm objectives while utilizing the size of its asset pool to access exceptionally capable investment management firms. Over the last decade, the results of the portfolio have produced a large return premium with a cumulative return of 80.8 percent, significantly exceeding that of the benchmark. This is an example of the power of generating premium returns over long periods of time while meaningfully enhancing the power of charitable capital in the region.

Average Annual Returns as of December 31, 2017 18.0% 16.0%

16.1%

16.9%

14.0% 12.0% 10.0%

8.8%

8.0%

7.5%

6.0%

7.3%

8.2%

80.8% vs. 56.8% Cumulative Return

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7.2%

6.1% 4.6%

4.0% 2.0% 0.0% LATEST 1 YEAR

LATEST 3 YEARS

Community Foundation

LATEST 5 YEARS

LATEST 7 YEARS

LATEST 10 YEARS

Custom Market Benchmark*

Investment results are presented net of all investment-related fees. Past performance is not indicative of future results. *Weighted average of sector benchmarks.

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Compared to other large endowments and foundations nationwide,* the Community Foundation investments have regularly performed in the

TOP

% 25 *Per the MSCI InvestorForce Endowments and Foundations Index

Lighthouse Point Park

To learn how the investment strength of the Community Foundation can benefit the causes and organizations you care about, please contact Betsy Constantine, Executive Vice President, at (716) 852-2857, ext. 217.

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The Power of Endowment $8.5

How will you be remembered? When you create an endowment fund through the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, you can support the community you love, in your name, forever. Your gift is invested over time. Earnings from your endowment fund are granted to support organizations and needs in the community, based on your direction. Your legacy is ensured. Clients who endow gifts can make a difference in their communities during their lifetimes and at the same time, establish legacies that last forever. We can help. Please call Betsy Constantine at (716) 852-2857, ext. 217, to arrange a consultation.

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ORIGINAL GIFT In 1978

VALUE In 2017

TOTAL GRANTS TO CHARITY Since 1978

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HOW IT WORKS:

This endowment was established with $2.1 million in 1978 through a legacy gift (bequest) to the Community Foundation from a parent in honor of his son who died tragically as a young man.

Today, decades after both father and son have passed on, the initial gift has more than tripled to $7.4 million, all while giving $8.3 million in grants to the organizations they cared about. Their fund will continue to honor this family’s charitable giving legacy by making grants to their favorite organizations in their name, forever.

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Professional Advisor Honor Roll Since opening our doors in 1919, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has partnered with hundreds of attorneys, certified public accountants and financial professionals to serve the needs of clients. We are grateful to the many practitioners who think of us when looking for a way to honor their clients’ wishes. We welcome

In 2016 and 2017, we were proud to partner with more than 70 professionals who brought the message of the Community Foundation to their clients. We are pleased to recognize them here for their leadership.

Michael L. Andriaccio

Patricia A. George, Esq.

Gerard T. Mazurkiewicz, CPA

James M. Barrett, CFP

Kevin K. Gluc, Esq.

Laurie L. Menzies, Esq.

Holly A. Beecher

Michael F. Godshaw, CLU, CPCU

Gary L. Mucci, Esq.

Thomas R. Beecher, Jr., Esq.

George H. Gray, Esq.

Michael E. Munschauer, CFP

David J. Blesy, CPA

Peter J. Grogan, CFP, CLU, AIFA, AEP

David A. Nelson, CPA

Thomas P. Grogan, CPA, CFP

Michael A. Piette, Esq.

Ted P. Borowiak Michael Brace, CFA John G. Brenon, Esq. Peter J. Brevorka, Esq. Matthew Collard David J. Colligan, Esq. Mary Ann Coulson Michael A. de Freitas Kenneth C. Drake, MBA Gayle L. Eagan, Esq. Catherine B. Eberl, Esq. Patrick L. Emmerling, Esq. David D. Fenster, Esq. Sarah E. Fenster Jennifer G. Flannery, Esq. Lawrence C. Franco, Esq. Scott E. Friedman Sue Gardner Warren B. Gelman, Esq.

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the opportunity to meet with those interested in learning about how the Community Foundation’s services can help maximize their clients’ charitable giving.

Gordon R. Gross, Esq. John Hartman Elizabeth R. Hulley, CFP Jeffrey A. Human, Esq. Thomas R. Hyde, Esq. Luke T. Jacobs, Esq. Cheryl A. Jankowski, CPA Jeffrey H. Katz, Esq. Leslie R. Kellogg, Esq. Kevin S. Klein, CFP, CRPC Robert J. Kresse, Esq. Amy Jo Lauber, CFP Sally B. Logan, Esq. Ronald Lojacono, CFP David J. Luzon, Esq. James Magavern Anthony D. Mancinelli

John Pieroni, CFP Justin Reid, CPA, CHFP George E. Riedel, Jr., Esq. Robert W. Romeo, CFP Laurence Rubin Mimi Schanzlin, MBA, CFP Alan K. Scheff Hyman M. Scheff Richard G. Schwind Jamie M. Smith, Esq. Michael Songin, CPA Ellen Grimm Spencer Dennis J. Szymkowiak, CPA Charles Telford Edward F. Walsh, Jr., CPCU, CIC Sharon Wick, Esq. Thomas R. Zugger, ChFC, CLU


Gerard “Jerry” Mazurkiewicz, CPA, receives the Gordon R. Gross, Esq. Award at a ceremony in October. Pictured from left to right: Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, President/CEO, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo; Gordon R. Gross, Esq.; Gerard “Jerry” Mazurkiewicz, CPA, 2017 Gordon R. Gross, Esq. Award Recipient; Lawrence Franco, Esq., Community Foundation Board Member

Gordon R. Gross, Esq. Award Known for his commitment to community, his philanthropic endeavors and support of the Community Foundation, Gerard “Jerry” Mazurkiewicz, CPA, was named the 2017 recipient of the Gordon R. Gross, Esq. Award.

As a tax partner at Dopkins & Company, LLP, Jerry provides his clients with invaluable income tax and estate planning advice and often introduces clients looking for philanthropic opportunities to the Community Foundation.

Established in 2013, this award recognizes a professional advisor who represents the Community Foundation’s mission to drive positive change in our community. The award’s namesake and first recipient, Gordon R. Gross, Esq., a longtime friend of the Community Foundation, continues to make immeasurable contributions to Western New York.

Jerry has consistently demonstrated a tireless commitment to helping our community. He has held leadership roles at almost a dozen local nonprofit organizations and gives his time and shares his talents to make our region a better place.

Like Gordon, Jerry embodies the ideal of giving back to the region, both personally and professionally.

Past Recipients of the Gordon R. Gross, Esq. Award 2013 – A  ward established and presented to its namesake Gordon R. Gross, Esq. 2014 – Thomas R. Hyde, Esq. 2015 – Gayle Eagan, Esq. 2016 - Rosemarie Steeb (posthumously)

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Strengthening a community Niagara Area Foundation It is believed the name Niagara was derived from the Iroquois word Onguiaahra, which means “thunder of waters” or “the strait.” Figuratively, the name Niagara has come to signify strength. The Niagara Area Foundation, founded in 2000, seeks to live up to its name. Established as a division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, it is led by a group of eight volunteer Council members dedicated to strengthening the Niagara region by addressing critical needs in order to improve lives. Through the years, the Niagara Area Foundation has granted more than $1 million to local organizations that support the arts, civic needs, community development, education, the environment and health and human services. In 2017, the Council prioritized providing grants to youth development programs that were able to demonstrate how they work collaboratively, and bring positive change to their community by helping young people achieve their full potential. If you would like to learn more about how the Niagara Area Foundation is connecting people, ideas and resources in its community, please contact Betsy Constantine at (716) 852-2857, ext. 217.

In 2017, the Niagara Area Foundation Council chose to support the following organizations through its annual competitive grant process: • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns of WNY for North Tonawanda after-school program • Youth Mentoring Services of Niagara County, Inc. for site and community-based mentoring • Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation for responding to youth • Dale Association, Inc. for Intergenerational Program • Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club for summer expansion program • Grassroots Gardens WNY for garden to school Niagara • YWCA of the Niagara Frontier for early childhood education technology program • Reach Out and Read Inc. for early literacy program • The Salvation Army to support youth ministries at Lockport location • Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) for family bonding • Emmet Belknap Intermediate School for the Orff Approach

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2017 Niagara Area Foundation Leadership Pictured from left to right: Betsy Diachun; Daniel Aikin; Anne Orr*; Patricia George, Esq., Vice Chair/Treasurer; Molly Anderson; Bruce Elliott, Chair Not pictured: Mary Ann Oliver, Secretary; Michael Gold; Charles Wright *2018 Council Member-Elect

Niagara Area Foundation Funds Dale L. Askey Memorial Fund

Lockport Public Library Endowment Fund

Henry E. & Susan W. Beamer Endowment Fund

Lockport Public Library Endowment Fund - Andrews Fund

Thelma L. & Milfred R. Beck Fund

Stephen C. McKinney Scholarship Fund

Martha H. Beeman and Judge William L. Kellick Endowment Fund

Joseph and Riva Mehr Fund

The Lorraine M. & Eugene P. Brady Memorial Scholarship Trust

Niagara Area Foundation Endowment Fund

Barbara C. and Edward M. Brink Fund BRI-NK Foundation Agnes Clarke Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund Stanley A. Brzezinski Memorial Fund Jerry and Liz Canada Fund Joanne and Franklyn Collins Fund Eugene A. DeFelice, M.D. & Maryanne Harvey Fund Eastern Niagara Fund Ross & Mary Alice Eckert Fund Barbara Ennis Endowment Fund Grace Foundation Theresa Elizabeth Insana Memorial Scholarship Fund Laird Family Foundation Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association Endowment Fund

Thomas F. Miklejn Scholarship Fund Niagara Education Foundation Fund Fund for Niagara Hospice Elsie & Eugene Oliver Memorial Scholarship Trust Our Lady of Lebanon Fund Patricia L. Parkinson Scholarship Fund Positive Youth Development Philanthropic Fund The Thomas K. Singer Charitable Trust Daunt & Irene Stenzel Scholarship Fund Fern J. White & Neva A. Jackling Scholarship Fund Wilson Free Library Forever Friends Endowment Fund YWCA of Niagara Fund YWCA of Niagara Munk/Human Memorial Scholarship Trust YWCA of Niagara Ruth N. Downes Fund for Domestic Violence

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Spreading a community’s wings Wyoming Foundation Established by Dr. James MacCallum in 1974, the Wyoming Foundation was formed to improve the quality of life for Wyoming County residents. More than 40 years later, it continues to serve the region in many ways, whether it is by providing a way for residents to maximize their charitable giving to causes they care about most or by supporting local organizations through its competitive grants process. As a division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo for the past 10 years, the Wyoming Foundation has expanded its philanthropic scope and identified more ways to better serve county residents. Today, it supports arts and cultural programs and prepares youth to graduate from high school with training and educational opportunities.

This year, the Wyoming Foundation supported a unique initiative to connect local libraries with historical societies. By bringing these organizations together, there is more coordination that provides residents with easier access to historical and genealogical records. The Wyoming Foundation also leads the Thiel Roundtable, a group of health care professionals working to address the medical needs in the area. Supported by the William F. Thiel Fund, the group meets every quarter to discuss the latest developments as they pertain to Wyoming County health care. In October, it convened the second annual Thiel Roundtable Care Coordination Summit to help health care workers network and learn best practices to improve patient care. Please call (585) 285-4135 if you would like to learn more about the work of the Wyoming Foundation.

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2017 Wyoming Foundation Council Members Pictured from left to right: Barbara Dominesey; Joan Mokdessi; Dave Almeter; Anne Conable, Vice Chair; Eric Szucs, Secretary/Treasurer; Allan Smith; Linda Purdy; Meghan Lawton; Scott Gardner, Chair Not pictured: Adrianna Betts Special thanks to Adrianna Betts, who recently retired from the Council. She was influential in the creation of the Wyoming Foundation and served the organization and the community for more than 40 years.

Wyoming Area Foundation Funds Michael & Elaine Almeter Fund

Mabel Mason Fund

Lawrence M. Appleby Fund

Middlebury Historical Society Fund

Leonard M. Barkin Environmental Conservation Trust for Youth

Mr. and Mrs. George Schaumleffel Scholarship Fund

Dr. Charles E. Bartlett Memorial Essay Contest

Mark E. Strome Scholarship Fund

Russell C. Christ, Jr. Fund

Marjorie and Charles Van Arsdale Family Fund

James and Ethel DeAmesy Fund

Marjorie Z. Van Arsdale Fund

Stacy Marie Geercken Scholarship Fund

Gary Weidman Fund

Sam and Cherie Gullo Foundation

Wyoming Foundation Endowment Fund

Katharine Pingrey Hopkins Memorial Scholarship Fund

Wyoming Free Library Fund

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New Clients Established in 2017 Built to Play Fund

Minority Bar Foundation Fund

Keith Celniker Memorial Fund

The MJA Wildlife Fund

Charles G. Duffy Jr. and Virginia Leahy Duffy Scholarship Fund

The Rosa L. and LaMarr Norman, Sr. Education Fund

First Niagara Foundation in Partnership with KeyBank for WNY Impact Investment Fund

Donald A. Pause Fund

Future Growth Fund The Lillian Lewandowski Gondree Scholarship Fund

The Sylvia L. Rosen Philanthropic Fund Say Yes Buffalo Endowment Fund

Grace Foundation

Hy & Marjorie Scheff Foundation #7

The Gregory Family Fund

Norman F. Walawender Fund

The Greater Buffalo Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Fund

Watson Billings Family Foundation

Sam and Cherie Gullo Foundation Maria M. Love Endowment Fund Maria M. Love Long-term Fund McBride Veterinary Scholarship Fund The Michael J. McDermid Exemplary Citizenship Fund for the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site Foundation The Marilyn Gohr McTaggart Reveal Fund

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Lois and Thomas Pause Charitable Fund

Spc. Blake D. Whipple Memorial Award Spc. Blake D. Whipple Memorial Scholarship Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Explore & More Operations Fund


All Funds For 99 years, generous individuals, families, foundations and organizations have entrusted the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo to steward their charitable resources. We are honored to help these clients make the most of their generosity and take great care to deliver grants in their names exactly as they have directed.

Anonymous

Arts Academy Fund

21st Century Fund

Dale L. Askey Memorial Fund

Acacia Park Fund

Augustine Family Fund

Advancing Arts & Culture Endowment Fund

Emily E. Babchak Memorial Fund

The AJL Fund

Cameron Baird Endowment Fund for BP Chorus

Charlotte Albright Fund Dorothy & Eugene Allbert Fund James & Kristin Allen Fund The Robert A. & Ruth E. Allen Memorial Fund Allentown Village Society, Inc. Scholarship Fund Michael & Elaine Almeter Fund Paul & Jean Almeter Fund Ina D. Alt Trust Amherst South Rotary Club Endowment Fund Sheriff Michael S. Amico Fund Anna May Andrews Trust Joseph & Margaret Andrews Educational Trust Fund William Henry Andrews Bequest Elizabeth & John Angelbeck Foundation The Joyce and Stuart Angert Fund Annual Odd FellowsRebekah Award Lawrence M. Appleby Fund Charles and Ione Arrick Charitable Fund

The following pages list all of the charitable funds that made up the Community Foundation in 2017. For information about how the Community Foundation can help you establish a permanent source of support to benefit the communities, causes and organizations you care about, please contact Betsy Constantine at (716) 852–2857, ext. 217.

Cameron Baird Fund Dara L. Barker Memorial Fund Leonard M. Barkin Environmental Conservation Trust for Youth C. Edgar Barlow Scholarship Fund Nora Shea Barnwell Endowment Fund James M. and Barbara J. Barrett Family Foundation Dr. Charles E. Bartlett Memorial Essay Contest Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts

The Community Foundation teamed up with the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to host a series of three community conversations about youth sports in our region. Parents, coaches, community leaders and interested members of the public were invited to attend conversations held in Buffalo, Lockport and Ellicottville.

Edgar Bellersheim Scholarship Fund

Josephine Biontolillo Bequest

Benaiah Fund

Corrine G. Bird Bequest

Henry E. & Susan W. Beamer Endowment Fund

Lana and Howard Benatovich Philanthropic Fund

Thelma L. & Milfred R. Beck Fund

Adrian A. & Betsy B. Bennett Fund

George E. Becker Fund for Heart Research

Bennett Alumni Association Foundation Fund

Martha H. Beeman and Judge William L. Kellick Endowment Fund

Bennett High School Alumni Scholarship Fund

Bell Fund Trust #1

The Better Buffalo Fund

Bell Fund Trust #2

Harry J. Beu Scholarship Fund

Grover E. Bell Award

Alanson C. Bigalow Scholarship Fund

Lawrence D. Bell Bequest

The Berardi Fund

Charles A. & Anne L. Bird Fund Reverend A. Joseph Bissonette Memorial Fund Peter D. Blacher Health Care Fund Virgil A. & Margaret L. Black Memorial Fund Brian H. Blesy Memorial Scholarship Fund Anna Kowalska Bley Music Memorial Award Maurice G. Bley Drama Memorial Award

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All Funds Michael R. Butler & Glenys Maschoff Butler Fund Walter L. Byram Bequest Kate Cady Endowment Fund Callan Family Scholarship Fund Christopher Callan Memorial Scholarship Fund Calpin Family Fund Jerry and Liz Canada Fund Elizabeth J. Cappella Birthday Trust Career Aspiration Scholarship Fund In partnership with GM Tonawanda Engine, the Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative took a group of Buffalo Public School students to the North American International Auto Show in Toronto to meet with GM executives in March.

BlueCross/BlueShield Physicians Fund for Children’s Health The Robert Bodkin Foundation Jule Bogner Philanthropic Fund Robert Bojdak & Sarah Williams Fund Bollier Family Fund Dr. Germante L. Boncaldo Scholarship Fund Book and Material Buying Endowment Fund Richard Boyd Bowen Memorial Scholarship Fund Richard W. Bowen Fund Kathleen M. Box-Krycia Mem. Scholarship Fund Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo Fund Boys & Girls Club of Eden Fund BP/Carborundum Scholarship Fund

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Margaret E. Carnahan Bequest Buffalo Forward Foundation

Rosalie H. Bretzfelder Fund

Edna L. Carroll Trust

Buffalo Green Fund

John Bridge Memorial Fund

Buffalo Green Fund Moscicki Fund

Leonard M. Castrianno Scholarship Fund

Belmore Hicks Bridgford Fund BRI-NK Foundation Barbara C. and Edward M. Brink Fund Maureen E. Brinkworth Memorial Scholarship Agnes Clarke Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund Jean Knowlton Brown Fund Jean M. Brown Fund Henry W. & Martha L. Bruner Philanthropic Fund Stanley A. Brzezinski Memorial Fund Brzezinski Philanthropic Fund BTF Make a Dream Come True Scholarship Fund Martin A. Buecking Bequest

Philip & Joyce Celniker Family Fund

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Fund

Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature Fund

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Permanent Endowment Fund

Eldon H. Chaddock Bequest

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society Endowment Fund

Robert J. Chambers, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

Buffalo Prep Endowment Fund Buffalo Rotary Foundation Fund

R. Mark Chandley Scholarship Fund

Buffalo Seminary Alumnae Association

Clifford C. Chapman Memorial Fund

Buffalo Seminary Board Designated Investment Fund

Dr. Norman Chassin Endowment Fund

Buffalo Seminary Brown Funds

Irwin H. Cheskin Fund

Buffalo Seminary Core Investment Fund

Children’s Programming & Resources Endowment Fund

Buffalo Seminary Historic Dollar Value Preservation Fund

Willis E. Chilson Memorial Fund

Buffalo Yacht Club Fund

Mark Chowaniec Memorial Fund

Irma Brand Bequest

Buffalo Audubon Endowment Fund

Built to Play Fund

Buffalo City Mission Fund

Burtsell-Steuernagel Memorial Fund

Buffalo Eye Bank Foundation Endowment Fund

Keith Celniker Memorial Fund

Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance Scholarship Fund

Buffalo Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Endowment Fund

James E. Braunberns Bequest

Gustaf & Sigrid Carlson Memorial Fund

Anthony A. Brese Scholarship

The Lorraine M. & Eugene P. Brady Memorial Scholarship Trust David & Jessica Brason Philanthropic Fund

Cargill Scholarship Fund

Joseph E. Buran Music Fund

Russell C. Christ Jr. Fund William & Ida Christie Fund for Music


Mary & Robert Chur Scholarship Fund

Joseph & Bernadette S. Corcoran Fund

Frances G. Churchill Bequest Fund f.b.o. the Churchill Memorial United Methodist Church

The Peter C. Cornell Trust

Helen Anderson Cobb Bequest Velma C. Cobb Scholarship Fund

Russell E. Corser Fund Kathryn R. Cottrell Scholarship Fund Estate of Beuline Crawford Betty Crump Fund

The Ilka Cohn Education Fund

Wilma T. Csont Fund

The Ilka Cohn Health Fund

Jeanette Marie Daigler (Class of 1965) and Aldine M. Tarbell (Class of 1946) Scholarship Fund

Colligan Family Fund Bronson & Margaret Collins Scholarship Fund Joanne and Franklyn Collins Fund Michael Collins and Kathleen O’Leary Charitable Fund James and Judith Collord Fund Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative Endowment Fund

Damon Family Fund Mason O. Damon Endowment Fund

There are more than

800

FUNDS & FOUNDATIONS under the Community Foundation’s wings.

Grace Neff Daniels Memorial Fund Dorothy C. Darlak Memorial Fund

Community Impact Fund

Herbert F. & Bertha W. Darling Trust

Community Services Support Foundation

Herbert F. & Jane K. Darling Philanthropic Fund

Conable Family Foundation Fund

Louis R. Davidson Bequest

Decillis Family Philanthropic Fund

Loraine Altro Dietz Scholarship Fund

Ethel M.C. Davis Scholarship Fund

Eugene A. DeFelice, M.D. & Maryanne Harvey Fund

Alfred H. & Irene N. Dobrak Trust

Madeline Davis LGBT Archives Endowment Fund

Elizabeth Deichman Fund

David Donald Fund

The D-B Trust

Elizabeth Deichman Fund f.b.o. Buffalo Animal Shelter

Holly Augspurger Donaldson Fund

Eaton Deabold Scholarship Fund

M. Dolores Denman Fund for Community Needs

Dopkins Philanthropic Fund

Deaconess Hospital Nurses Alumni Fund

Heather J. DePaolo-Johnny Memorial Fund

James and Ethel DeAmesy Fund

DePerno Family Fund

Angela Y. Coniglio Memorial Scholarship Fund Mildred Bork Conners & Joseph E. Conners Fund Mildred Bork Conners & Joseph E. Conners Scholarship Owen D. Connolly Flex Fund Gerhard A. & Lura L. Cook Educational Fund Sonja H. & Carlton P. Cooke Jr. Fund

Virginia Deuel Memorial Fund

“I think the Community Foundation is a mover and shaker. I am impressed with how they introduce us to a lot of people making a difference and show us how they are working together, not alone in their own little cubbyholes. I am a big supporter of Say Yes and they have a tremendous network. It is like a ripple in the pond that expands and I feel so hopeful.” ANNE BIRD

Stu & Nancy Dorfman Foundation Jeffrey T. and Jeanne R. Dorn Fund Paul P. Dosberg University of Pennsylvania Scholarship Paul P. Dosberg Charitable Fund - Endowed Paul P. Dosberg Charitable Fund - Non-Endowed Francis P. Douglas Memorial Fund Henry and Constance Drew Foundation for Children Jerome Dreyfuss Scholarship Fund 45


All Funds Peter Dominik, Helen & Paul Leon Drumsta Memorial Fund

Eleanor M. and Willard A. Genrich Scholarship Fund

Charles G. Duffy Jr. and Virginia Leahy Duffy Scholarship Fund

George Family Foundation Jean E. Gilmore Philanthropic Fund

Eagan Family Endowment Fund Eastern Niagara Fund

The Anthony H. and Richard E. Gioia Fund

Ross & Mary Alice Eckert Fund

Robert and Sally Gioia Fund

Dr. Kenneth H. Sr. & Marjorie B. Eckhert Fund

The Gisel Family Fund

ECMC Lifeline Fund

Dena Goldstein Memorial Scholarship Fund

Economic Self-Sufficiency Endowment Fund Eden Community Foundation Darwin E. & Evelyn E. Ellis Fund

Norman Goldfarb Award Fund

Greg Urban, CPA, Jeff Katz, Esq., and Michael Andriaccio gather at a Community Foundation event for professional advisors that featured Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash talking about his New Education Bargain.

Pauline Ellis Scholarship Fund

The Lillian Lewandowski Gondree Scholarship Fund Diane J. Goodberry Memorial Scholarship Fund

Marjorie & Mary Louise Emerson Bequest

Victor W. Farris Textbook Scholarship Fund

The Philip Frandina Scholarship Fund

Esther Link Emig Fund

Theodore S. Fassett Memorial Fund

Harriet Frank Scholarship Fund

Josephine Goodyear Foundation

Fay & Fred Friedman Family Foundation Fund

Grace Foundation

Empire of America Federal Savings Bank Scholarship Fund Barbara Ennis Endowment Fund

Paul S. Feinstein Scholarship Fund David R. Fendrick Theatre Fund

Friends of Night People Endowment Fund Marjorie D. Frink Scholarship Fund

Erie County SPCA Fund

Peter J. Ferraro Memorial Fund

Herman G. & Emma A. Ernst Fund

Edward A. & Stephanie E. Fial Fund

Josephine & Michael Ervolina Charitable Fund

Robert J. and Martha B. Fierle Scholarship Fund

Fund for the Environment

Evans Bank Foundation Fund

Anne Catt Filer Fund

Everywoman Legacy

First Niagara Foundation in Partnership with KeyBank for WNY Impact Investment Fund

Future Growth Fund

Fagin Family Foundation The Evelyn Falk Fund for the North Collins School District Derek Falkenbach Scholarship Fund FANA Scholarship Fund Emmons B. Farrar Scholarship Fund June Farrington Fund Ruth E. Farrington Bequest Worth L. Farrington Fund The Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Home Community Fund

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Gondree Family Fund

Fischle - Laesser Endowment Fund Fisher Family Fund Burt Flickinger Jr. Leadership Fund Doris L. Flierl Trust G&W Follies Scholarship Fund George & Lydia Richards Form Endowment Fund Frank S. Fosdick Scholarship M. Florence Fraley Fund in memory of her son, George K. Fraley Jr.

Fund for the Arts The Fund for Nature Fuzak Family/Joan M. & Victor T. Fuzak Fund Galbraith Family Fund Sean P. Galliher Jr. Scholarship Fund William Paul Ganley Scholarship Fund

William F. Goodson Bequest

Graham-Kucera Philanthropic Fund Joanne Champion Granger Fund Grassroots Gardens J. Milton Zeckhauser Memorial Endowment Fund Great Lakes United Endowment Fund Greater Buffalo Alumnae Panhellenic Scholarship Fund The Greater Buffalo Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Fund The Gregory Family Fund Grelick Family Foundation

Elizabeth Crosby Gardner Fund

Elmer P. Groben Memorial Fund

Garman Family Foundation

Thekla R. Groben Bequest

Helen S. Garms Bequest

Gronk Nation Youth Foundation

Gateway - Longview Future Fund

Dr. Alan J. Gross Dental Student Fund

Stacy Marie Geercken Scholarship Fund

Gordon R. & Gretchen S. Gross Family Fund

Gelman-Koessler Foundation

Lou Gross Memorial Fund


L. Nelson Hopkins, Jr. Family Fund L. Nelson Hopkins, Jr. and Jane D. Hopkins Fund The Mary Lou Hopkins Fund The John R. Hotchkin Memorial Endowment Fund Marie S. and Frederic K. Houston Fund Dr. Irene Hu and Ronald Chang Scholarship Fund Anne Sage Hubbell Fund The Racial Equity Roundtable’s My Brother’s Keeper/ Boys and Young Men of Color Coalition had an inspiring meeting with Malcom Reed, Founder of D3 Community Outreach, Inc. The meeting was made possible through a partnership with Cities United. Pictured left to right: Daniel Robertson, Say Yes Buffalo; Malcom Reed; Anthony Smith, Cities United; Felicia Beard, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo; and Tommy McClam, Say Yes Buffalo.

Grosvenor Society Endowment Fund

Dominik Hasek Sports & Scholarship Fund

Hispanic Women’s League Endowment Fund

Seth Grosvenor Book and Material Endowment Fund

Hawk Creek Foundation Fund

Historic & Architectural Landmarks Endowment Fund

G. R. S. Fund Joan Willard Gruen Philanthropic Fund Lillian M. Gruener Business Education Scholarship Fund

Health Foundation of Western and Central New York Philanthropic Fund HealthNow Healthy Living Endowment Fund William J. & Frieda H. Heckelman Memorial Fund

Ray and Doris Guenter Scholarship Fund

Leo J. Winter & Marie R. Winter Heim Fund

Sam and Cherie Gullo Foundation

Leo J. Winter & Marie R. Winter Heim Fund II

Charles & Marion Hahn Fund

Ilene N. Hein Fund

Joan Hetzelt Hanifin Memorial Fund

Loren Hendrix Memorial Award

Heritage Christian Services Anne Wolf Quality of Life Fund

Leonard L. & Blanche F. Hank Fund

Margaret Bierl Herr Memorial Fund

Andrew C. Hansen Scholarship Fund

Herbert A. Hickman Fund

Daphne Hare Fund

Harry S. Hilliker Bequest

Harvey Family Fund

Martin R. Hughson Memorial Fund Geoffrey Hull Memorial Scholarship John Hulley & Elizabeth Rydzynski-Hulley Fund H. Reed Hunt Fund Hutch-Tech Alumni Scholarship Fund

William Hengerer Company Fund

Rae A. Hanigan Memorial Fund

Harvard Summer Community Service Fund

Katharine Pingrey Hopkins Memorial Scholarship Fund

Margaret Huffman Scholarship Fund

HealthNow Healthy Living Fund

William J.C. & Louise Grupp Memorial Fund

Joan Hetzelt Hanifin Theatre Fund

Carolynne Schutz Hoddick Memorial Campership Fund

Jayne & Phil Hubbell Foundation

Mildred T. Hill Fund Hispanic Heritage Council’s Ralph R. Hernandez Bilingual Education Scholarship

Two of our employees celebrated milestone anniversaries in 2017. Jean McKeown (pictured on left), Vice President, Community Impact, marked 20 years at the Community Foundation, and Kate Masiello (pictured on right), Senior Director, Client Relations, celebrated 10 years. Both are pictured with Community Foundation President/CEO Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker. 47


All Funds D. Bruce and Gail Johnstone Fund D. Bruce and Gail Johnstone Philanthropic Fund Gail Johnstone Community Leadership Fund A. David & Heather M. Jones Advisory Fund Blanche B. Joseph Trust Jacob G. Joseph Bequest Jacob G. Joseph Bequest (Camp) Jacob G. Joseph Bequest Jewish Federation The Joy Family Foundation The William and Anne Joyce Fund Community Foundation Executive Vice President Betsy Constantine speaks at a press conference announcing a first-of-its-kind regional assessment of youth sports with the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation and the Aspen Institute. The State of Play report assesses the level of access and participation for youth sports in the region and provides recommendations and opportunities for ways to improve access by working together as a community.

Increasing Racial & Ethnic Equity Endowment Fund

Mariann Inzinna Camp Good Days & Special Times Fund

The Jacobs Foundation

Industrial Educational Fund

Mariann Inzinna Extra Mile Fund

Grover & Isabel James Fund

Ingleside Home Memorial Fund Theresa Elizabeth Insana Memorial Scholarship Fund

Irish Classical Theatre Company Endowment Fund

International Association of Administrative Professionals Scholarship Fund

Irsch Fund

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Bill and Jean Irr Family Foundation

Elizabeth R. Jacobs Foundation Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies A. Wesley Johns Fund (as established in the Will of June B. Johns)

Junior League of Buffalo 1919 Fund Kenneth R. Kahn & Linda Angert Kahn Fund Peter G. Karamanos II Scholarship Fund Nellie Karlak Scholarship Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Karsten Scholarship Fund Ruth M. Keeney Bequest Howard Kellogg Trust Kensington High School Alumni Association Fund Jenna Kern Memorial Scholarship Fund C. Taylor Kew Memorial Fund

Community Goal Multiplier Effect, 2005-2017 $101 MILLION TOTAL

KeyBank Inclusive Economy Fund James William Kideney & Isabel Houck Kideney Fund Donald E. Killingbeck Memorial Fund Louise Kimberly Bequest Ralph Kimberly Bequest Kinerk Family Fund

$7.4

MILLION

Grants awarded by the Community Foundation for leadership and community goals.

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$93.6 MILLION

Grants secured by the Community Foundation to advance leadership initiatives and community goals.

Barbara King & Marion Mabee Memorial Fund Jane B. Kinkead Community Service Fund


“What interests me about the Community Foundation is that it has chosen four areas to focus on, using funds designated to address the changing needs in our community. Those areas include racial equity, education, the arts and the environment, which I am all in favor of. Ending childhood lead poisoning is also a passion of mine. I have learned so much about all of these areas from the Community Foundation through the personal stories shared by a number of people. It is those stories that really bring these issues to life and have made a lasting impact on me.” DAVID HAHN-BAKER

Alfred H. & Emma M. Kirchhofer Fund Kittinger Family Fund Kiwanis Club of Kensington Fund Klein Family Philanthropic Fund Albert J. Klinck Memorial Funds Charles M. Knapp Educational Memorial Fund

Florence L. Knorl Memorial Kensington High School Scholarship Fund

John and Byron Koekkoek Fund for Fair Housing Education

Howard J. Knorl Scholarship Fund

Madeline A. Kraft Bequest

John T. and Carol V. Kociela Endowment

Howard G. Kreiner Bequest

John and Byron Koekkoek Endowment for Fair Housing Education

Kreher Family Fund Krieger Family Fund Albert P. & Maryon C. Krueger Fund Kucera - Graham Family Foundation L414 Children’s Memorial Fund Columbus McKinnon Herbert P. Ladds Jr. Scholarship Fund Allen & Lillian Laese Memorial Fund

Lawley Insurance Scholarship Fund Edmond & Margaretha Lawrence Fund David & Marie Leamy Endowed Fund Legacy II Fund Hubert George & Alice Shyne Leising Fund Edward H. Letchworth Bequest Edward H. Letchworth Memorial Fund Mrs. Rosemary LoDestro Lett Memorial Fund Lewis Family Fund

Allen & Lillian Laese Scholarship Fund

Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association Endowment Fund

Lafayette High School Scholarship Fund

Barbara Wirtner Liberatore Fund

Dr. Harry G. LaForge Bequest

The Library Foundation of Buffalo & Erie County Anonymous Donor Endowment Fund

Laird Family Foundation Langley Family Fund Frank P. Langley Jr. Fund In June, in conjunction with NYSERDA, the Community Foundation convened national thought leaders and representatives of philanthropies, nonprofits, and federal, state and local governments to explore opportunities for strengthening partnerships and maximizing the impacts of aligned health, energy and housing interventions. Pictured left to right: Cara Matteliano, Community Foundation Vice President, Community Impact; Eric Walker, Erie County Department of Public Works; Yvonne McCray, City of Buffalo and Neighborhood Stabilization Office; and Rebecca Hughes, NYSERDA.

Howard C. Laverack Bequest

Edith Haake Lankler Scholarship Janet K. Larkin & John D. Larkin III Fund Wilfred and Joan Larson Fund Albert H. Laub Bequest Robert and Tammy Laughlin Fund

Library Foundation of Buffalo & Erie County, Inc. Fund Library Foundation of Buffalo & Erie County, Inc Permanent Endowment Fund Life Storage Foundation For A Better WNY Olga Murray Lindberg National League of American Pen Women Scholarship Fund 49


All Funds Lions Blind & Charity Fund Stanford Lipsey Scholarship Fund L.K.P. Trust Lockport Public Library Endowment Fund Lockport Public Library Endowment Fund Andrews Fund

Edward P. Lupfer Memorial Scholarship

Martin House Endowment Fund

Grace Fallon & Rapier Hayden McMenamy Fund

Lutheran Charities of Western New York Endowment Fund

Mabel Mason Fund

Arthur J., Alice M. & Dr. James McMullen Memorial Fund

Lutheran Foundation of Western New York Endowment Fund

Raymond F. May, M.D. Memorial Scholarship Fund

Sam Lux Fund Katherine & John MacDonald Foundation

Locust Street Art Classes Forever Foundation

Norman E. Mack II Fund The Maclay Family Foundation

Phillip C. and Josephine R. Saglibene-Lombardo Endowment Fund

R & J Magavern Fund Antoinette Malanowicz Fund for Cancer Research

Jo Ann Long Charitable Fund William F. Long Fund

Horace L. Mann Memorial Fund

Maria M. Love Endowment Fund Maria M. Love Long-term Fund

James & Margel Marean Endowed Fund Julia W. Marks Fund

George and Teresa Lukis Family Fund

Marie A. Marshall Fund

Arlene & Ruth Mathews Fund

McBride Veterinary Scholarship Fund Belton & Mabel McCarley Scholarship Fund Lilla B. McCready Bequest

Barbara T. Meech & Robert B. Meech Fund Joseph and Riva Mehr Fund Robert H. & Rita Meier Memorial Scholarship Fund

Heather A. McGowan Scholarship Fund

MIBBS Fund

Frank and Donna McGuire Fund Stephen C. McKinney Scholarship Fund

Melson Fund Ida M. Mevius Bequest Middlebury Historical Society Fund Thomas F. Miklejn Scholarship Fund Benjamin Milak Memorial Scholarship Fund Thomas and Jennie Militello Family Foundation Dr. Gustave P. Milkey & Janet B. Milkey Fund

All balances in millions

$

$1.5

Meals on Wheels of Buffalo & Erie County Endowment

The Michael J. McDermid Exemplary Citizenship Fund for the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site Foundation

The Power of Endowment $2.0

The Marilyn Gohr McTaggart Reveal Fund

1.5 M

$

1.7M

Alice Greger Miller Memorial Fund Lloyd A. Miller Scholarship Fund Susan & Richard Minekime Family Fund Sperry W. Miner Bequest

$1.0

Amos J. & Leigh Hunt Minkel Memorial Student Fund Minority Bar Foundation Fund

$0.5

Marcella & Felix Mioducki Fund Miss Buffalo Fund

0.4 M

$ $0.0

ORIGINAL GIFT In 1975

VALUE In 2017

TOTAL GRANTS TO CHARITY Since 1975

At her death in 1975, a widow gifted $400,000 to the Community Foundation to create a fund as a tribute to her beloved late husband. Originally from Germany, the couple made Buffalo their home and she wished to take care of their adopted community in perpetuity. By the end of 2017, the fund had grown to $1.5 million and had granted out $1.7 million to support the changing needs of our community. 50

Mitchell Family Philanthropic Fund The MJA Wildlife Fund MJH Fund Edward H. Moeller Scholarship Fund Mildred Moffat Bequest Richard H. Morse Fund


PFLAG Buffalo/Niagara Endowment Fund Albert & Mildred Pfrender Bequest Phillips Lytle Foundation Alexander & Irene Phillips Scholarship Fund Pickburn Memorial Fund for Wildlife Frederick S. & Phyllis W. Pierce Family Fund Pieroni Greco Family Fund Pinto Foundation Fund Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York Fund Community Foundation President/CEO Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker represented our community at the America’s Promise Alliance Summit on a panel discussing communities coming together for kids. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell moderated the panel.

Police Athletic League of Buffalo Agency Endowment Fund Benny J. Polizzi Memorial Award Fund

Mothers’ Club of Buffalo Scholarship Fund

NTHS Alliance for Higher Education & Development Fund

The Park School Foundation of Buffalo

Edwin Polokoff Fund

MPZ Endowment Fund

Oath Community Benefit Fund for Lockport

Patricia L. Parkinson Scholarship Fund

Braman Pomeroy Trust

Oath Commuity Benefit Fund for Niagara County - Empire State Development

Donald A. Pause Fund

Dr. Carol A. Munschauer Charitable Foundation Sarah & Richard Munschauer Fund Nativity Fund NativityMiguel Middle School of Buffalo Fund Henry M., Patricia A. & Mary Brainard Naylon Bequest Robert B. Newcomb Trust Jon Newman Memorial Scholarship Fund The NFJC of WNY Fund Niagara Area Foundation Endowment Fund Niagara Education Foundation Fund Fund for Niagara Hospice Niagara Relicensing Environmental Coalition Fund The Rosa L. and LaMarr Norman, Sr. Education Fund Normandy Fund Robert and Marion North Fund

The O’Neil-White Family Fund John R. Oishei Foundation Scholarship Program Fund Nathalie Hawthorne Olena Bequest Elsie & Eugene Oliver Memorial Scholarship Trust Mary Louise Olmsted Fund Open Key Fund Orchard Park Lions Club Trust Fund Orchard Park Public Library Endowment Fund Robert Oristaglio Humanitarian Award Pearl B. & J. Lawrence Osborne Memorial Fund Our Lady of Lebanon Fund James R. Owen Scholar/Athlete Cross Country Award Scholarship

Lois and Thomas Pause Charitable Fund

Georgina Polokoff Fund Horace B. Pomeroy Fund Edgar F. Pope Scholarship Fund

Norma & Samuel Payne Fund

Positive Youth Development Philanthropic Fund

Pediatric Digestion & Motility Disorders Society

Susan Harvey Prentis Fund

Gretchen Rand Penney Bequest The Ralph F. Peo Fund People Inc. Foundation Endowment Fund People Inc. Foundation Support Fund The Perelandra Fund

Preservation Buffalo Niagara, Inc. Fund Professional Engineers Fund David and Molly Quackenbush Fund Lawrence Quinn Fund Marnie Currie Quinones Scholarship Fund

J. Warren Perry & Charles Donald Perry Memorial Trust

Mary A. Hodson & Josephine E. Radziwon Memorial Scholarship Fund

Michael J. Perry Scholarship Fund

Elizabeth A. Rambo Bequest

Pet Emergency Endowment Fund The Peter and Tommy Fund Hanna Peters Trust

George F. Rand Bequest Mr. & Mrs. George F. Rand Memorial Fund George F. & Isabel W. Rand Memorial Fund

Norma E. Pfeifer Fund 51


All Funds Rare Book and Special Collections Endowment Fund Gregory K. Raynor Memorial Fund Read to Succeed Buffalo Endowment Fund Douglas L. Rehlaender Trust Reilly Family Foundation Ruth B. Reinhardt Memorial Scholarship Fund Eugene T. Reville Memorial Scholarship Fund Charles Elbert Rhodes Scholarship Bequest Molly & Luke Rich Mental Health Fund Sara B. Richmond Scholarship Fund Mr. & Mrs. Raymond J. Riefler Memorial Fund

For the seventh year in a row, the Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative, in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, provided an opportunity for a group of Western New York students to travel to Washington, D.C., to experience government and democracy in action.

The Rung Family Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond J. Riefler Scholarship Fund

Rupp Scholarship Award Fund

Charles and Alice Rolland Scholarship Fund

The Nelson Russell Memorial Fund

Arthur H. & Olga M. Rosche Environmental Education Fund The Sylvia L. Rosen Philanthropic Fund Ross Family Fund Elizabeth Pierce Olmsted Ross Fund Natalie Kubera Roth Fund Natalie Kubera Roth Fund for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Jane Ruff Memorial Fund Rumsey Fund

Michael W. Russell Fund

C. Gordon Ryther Memorial Scholarship Fund John P. Samson Memorial Fund Sandstone Trust Howard T. Saperston Sr. Trust

C. Edgar & Roberta S. Schabacker Trust

Norman A. Schoell Scholarship Fund

Mr. and Mrs. George Schaumleffel Scholarship Fund

Alfred H. SchoellkopfElizabeth Pierce Olmsted, M.D. Center for the Visually Impaired

Alan and Michele Scheff Family Fund Hy & Marjorie Scheff Foundation Hy & Marjorie Scheff Foundation #7 Edward C. Schlenker Trust

Philip S. Savage Trust

Harley J. & Alice M. Schlieder Scholarship

Estelle Sawyer Writing Award

William Kenneth Schmitt Fund

Say Yes Buffalo Endowment Fund

Schneider Family Fund

Say Yes Buffalo Scholarship Fund

Norman A. Schoell Charitable Fdtn Inc. Philanthropic Scholarship Fund

“The Community Foundation has the ability to connect the dots and bring together all different types of community groups that are trying to achieve the same goal. The Foundation’s work goes far beyond handing out grants. I really appreciate how the team shows us the faces and personalities behind all the places and organizations we have heard about.” DOUG SWIFT

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Alfred H. SchoellkopfRoswell Park Emmie F. Schoellkopf Fund Jacob F. Schoellkopf-Jefferson Penn Fund The Jacob F. Schoellkopf Trust for the University of Buffalo Jacob F. & Wilma S. Schoellkopf Foundation Fund Jacob F. and Wilma S. Schoellkopf Trust J.F. Schoellkopf Jr. Bequest J.F. Schoellkopf IV Memorial Fund Judith Abbott Schoellkopf Fund Judith Abbott Schoellkopf Memorial Fund Walter H. Schoellkopf Memorial Fund Laura C. Scholl Memorial Fund Albert G. Schuele Scholarship Fund


(Albert), Maude & Marion Schuele Memorial Fund Albert, Maude, & (Marion) Schuele Memorial Fund The Schultz Family Fund Richard G. Schwind & Rhoda Robertson Schwind Fund D. Sinclair Scott & Dorothy Doane Scott Fund Dr. & Mrs. Roy E. Seibel Philanthropic Fund

Society of Financial Service Professionals Buffalo Chapter Endowment Fund

Lucie M. Stanton Scholarship Fund

Daniel W. Streeter Memorial Fund

Christina M. Sonne Fund

Ellsworth M. Statler Trust Rosemarie C. Steeb Endowment Fund

Ralph W. & Jane P. Strobel Memorial Fund

Elizabeth & Mary June Sonnenberg Scholarship Fund Robert G. Sr. & Loretta L. Spampata Fund for Education

Lee Ann Steiner / James A. Bourne Fund

Special Fund #7

Daunt & Irene Stenzel Scholarship Fund

Dr. Ralph and Lynn Sperrazza Family Scholarship

The E.W. Dann Stevens Perpetual Endowment Fund

Melba & Richard Seibold Fund

Mark E. Strome Scholarship Fund Studio Arena Theatre School Fund Adele W. & Francis X. Sturner Trust Judy Summer Library Endowment Fund Sustainable Use Fund of WNY

Irene Klingener Selover Fund Albert R. & Alma E. Shadle Endowment Fund

John P. & Lorraine Altwater Sutkus Charitable Fund

Brenda Kurtz Shelton & Harry C. Shelton Fund

Swain Family Fund Thomas Swan Fund

Shifflet-Steffan Scholarship Fund

Swanson Community Fund

Bernard and Carolyn Shilt Scholarship Fund

Evelyn Swarts Fund

Joseph & Loretta Swart Fund Catherine Swerdloff Bequest

Bernard & Estelle Siegel Fund

Swift Family Philanthropic Fund

Sigma Alpha Nu Scholarship Fund

Walter P. Sy, M.D. Scholarship Fund

Leonard S. Sikora Scholarship Fund Audrey and Lawrence Silverstein Foundation Marjorie Joyce Simmons Memorial Medical Fund The Thomas K. Singer Charitable Trust Michele Sirianni Resident Education Fund SJM3 Fund

Richard C.R. Taggesell Fund The Talboys Family Fund A strong supporter of the community during her lifetime, Polly Rumsey Wolfe left a gift in her Will to the Community Foundation to ensure her legacy of giving would carry on for generations to come. By requesting that her gift be used to support the changing needs of the community forever, she is a part of the transformational change happening in our community today – nearly 40 years after her death.

Ambassador Paul D. Taylor ‘56 Scholarship Fund Cecil J. Terwilliger Scholarship Fund Edna M. Theobald Trust William F. Thiel Trust Lisa Georger Thompson Memorial Fund

Herman Spiegel & Amanda Spiegel Memorial Fund

Charles E. Stewart Memorial Fund

Janet M. Sporleder Scholarship Fund

Charles F. Stewart Scholarship Fund

Stephen W. Tilton Bequest Fund

Edna Foster Smith Bequest

St. John Hospice Endowment Fund

Grace & Francis Stewart Humanities Scholarship

Richard Tobe and Susan B. Tobe Donor Advised Fund

Gretchen L. & A. Warren Smith Jr. Changing Needs Fund

Janina B. Staniewicz Scholarship Fund

Evelyn Stiem Fund

Tobin/Filvaroff Family Endowment

A. Warren Smith Jr. & Gretchen L. Smith Fund

Barbara C. Stanikunas Scholarship Fund

Mr. & Mrs. Franz T. Stone Trust

Harris N. Snyder Fund

Lucie M. Stanton Memorial Trust

Joe & Brett Ski Scholarship Fund Dr. Barnett A. Slepian Memorial Fund

The Stockton Family Fund Morton & Joan Stovroff Children’s Programming Endowment Fund

Tifft Nature Preserve Fund

Margaret & Glenn Tome Scholarship Fund City of Tonawanda Library Endowment Fund

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All Funds Gertrude Angert Victor Child Development Fund James W. Vogel Memorial Scholarship Fund Vogt Family Foundation Frederick A. Vogt Scholarship Fund Wadsworth Fund Wagner Family Fund Carol G. Wagner Fund for Historic Research & Preservation Norman F. Walawender Fund Aaron Matthew Waldeck Scholarship Fund Elizabeth DeWees Walker Scholarship Fund

Recognizing a need in our community, the Community Foundation brought together 11 initial investors to create the for-profit Western New York Impact Investment Fund in 2017. The fund started with $8 million, which will be used to invest for financial and social gains. Pictured left to right: Melissa Baumgart, representing investor R&P Oak Hill; William Joyce, representing the Community Foundation; and Western New York Impact Investment Fund Chief Executive Officer Thomas Quinn.

Tops Friendly Markets Art & Music Scholarship

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Endowment

Jim Y. and Emilia M. Tou Foundation

United Way Human Services Fund

Elinor Townsend Trust

Urban Christian Ministries Fund

Ethel Vick Wallace Townsend Memorial Fund Townson Family Foundation Eleanor R. Treiber Art Scholarship Fund Trocaire College Endowment Fund Turin Fund Dr. Clarence A. Tyler Scholarship Fund Jim & Donna Tyrpak Family Fund 54

Evelyn T. Watson Fund for the Promotion and Advancement of “Historical Phases of Prophetic Teaching” Frieda W. Waugh Memorial Fund Frieda W. Waugh Memorial Student Fund Monica M. Weidenbach Memorial Scholarship Fund Gary Weidman Fund Bernard D. Welt & Ida Z. Welt Fund Western New York Land Conservancy Endowment Fund Spc. Blake D. Whipple Memorial Award

Helen V. Walker Bequest

Spc. Blake D. Whipple Memorial Scholarship

William B. Walsh Trust Fund

Charlotte Potter Whitcher Trust

Kuang Mei Wang Fund

Alyne D. White Bequest

Margaret M. Ward Bequest

Fern J. White & Neva A. Jackling Scholarship Fund

The Ward Family Fund Dr. Paul L. Warner Memorial Chemistry Award

Fred H. & Lorene L. White Fund

Edward and Kathleen Warnke Foundation

William and Betty Wilder Scholarship Fund

Eileen and Rupert Warren Charitable Fund

Dorothy Barrow Wilding Fund

Watson Billings Family Foundation

Walter Wiles Charitable Fund

Betty Ball Wilder Fund

James Wilding Fund

USS The Sullivans (DD537) Fund Marjorie and Charles Van Arsdale Family Fund Marjorie Z. Van Arsdale Fund William L. Van Schoonhoven Fund Blanch H. Van Valkenburgh Scholarship Fund Variety Club Foundation Fund

Members of the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable Angela Blue, Hon. Rose H. Sconiers, Eunice Lewin and Dottie Gallagher-Cohen at one of the Roundtable’s quarterly meetings.


Henrietta M. Wiley Bequest Wilson Free Library Forever Friends Endowment Fund Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Endowment Fund for the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Wish Gift program to benefit Hunter’s Hope Foundation Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Explore & More Operations Fund Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Fund to benefit Western New York Amateur Football Alliance

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Legacy Fund for Caregivers

WNY MEET Fund

Lucinda Yang Scholarship Fund

WNY Women’s Foundation

YMCA Buffalo Niagara Agency Endowment Fund

Dick Wohler Hutch-Tech Professional Engineering Scholarship

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Legacy Fund for Community Assets

Paul Wojtaszek Scholarship Fund

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Legacy Fund for the Community Foundation

Genevieve Wojtusiak Fund

YouthTime YWCA of Niagara Fund YWCA of Niagara Ruth N. Downes Fund for Domestic Violence

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Legacy Fund for Design and Access

Polly Rumsey Wolfe Fund

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Legacy Fund for Youth Sports

Wyoming Foundation Endowment Fund

Gustav & Grete M. Zimmer Bequest

Wyoming Free Library Fund

Laurette Zwelling Fund

Wyoming County Medical & Nursing Scholarships

YWCA of Niagara Munk/Human Memorial Scholarship Trust The Zebro Fund

The Power of Endowment $6.0 All balances in millions

5.6M

$ $5.0

$4.0

$

3.7M

$3.0

$2.0

2

$ M

$1.0

$0.0

ORIGINAL GIFT In 1991

VALUE In 2017

TOTAL GRANTS TO CHARITY Since 1991

To honor his wife’s lifelong dedication to community, this client established a fund in their names to support the organizations she cared so much about during her lifetime. The original gift of $2 million in 1991 has since grown by more than 2.5 times its original value to $5.6 million and has given $3.7 million in grants in their names to the community and organizations that meant so much to her. 55


Permanent Legacies, Charitable Investments and Funding Partners Individuals, families, foundations and organizations entrusted nearly $30 million to the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo in 2017. These dollars give individuals and families an instrument for passing down family values while providing support for favorite causes, creating sources Anonymous (5) Mr. Jeffrey Adams Jim and Kristin Allen

Ms. Ruth D. Bryant and Mr. Earl M. Lynch

Below is a list of those who entrusted $1,000 or more in charitable assets to the Community Foundation in 2017. Ms. Anne Conable Dr. Elizabeth B. Conant and Ms. Camille Cox

Eden Community Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Marshall D. Fagin

Robert and Mary Ann Budin

Mr. and Mrs. Angelo F. Coniglio

Buffalo Bills

Ms. Lisa Corrin

Mr. Glenn W. Arthurs

Buffalo Eye Bank Foundation, Inc.

Ms. C. Elizabeth Crump

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Ash

Buffalo Prep

Dr. Fred and Mary Ervolina Atkins

The Buffalo Seminary

John W. Danforth Company

First Niagara Bank Foundation

Herbert F. & Bertha W. Darling Trust

Dr. Mildred J. Fischle

Joyce and Stuart Angert Estate of Lawrence Appleby Mrs. Ione B. Arrick

Mr. and Mrs. Gary J. Cutler

Baillie Lumber CO.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Calpin

The Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Canada

The Davis Family Foundation

Balbach Family Foundation

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony D. Decillis

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard A. Castrianno

Adrian F. & Clotilde PerezBode Dedecker

Mrs. Allene C. Barans

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Celniker

Mr. & Mrs. James M. Barrett

Mr. James E. Cheesman

Delaware North Companies, Inc.

Allan and Melissa Baumgart

Beth and Peter Demakos

Henry and Susan Beamer

Children’s Foundation of Erie County

Dopkins & Company, LLP

Bennett Alumni Association

Ms. Cheryl Christie

Dr. and Mrs. Stuart Dorfman

Friends of Bennett High School

Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. Christie

Drs. Henry and Bonita Durand

Bennett High School Class of 66-67 Reunion

Mr. William Christie

Gayle L. Eagan, Esq.

Chur Family Foundation

Eastman Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Berardi

Louis P. Ciminelli Family Foundation

Ross and Mary Alice Eckert

Mr. and Mrs. James A. Cipriani

Erie-Niagara Chapter of the NYS Society of Professional Engineers

Ms. Barbara Billings James and Joanne Biltekoff Mr. Robert J. Bojdak and Ms. Sarah Williams Boland & Partners Real Estate LLC Mr. and Mrs. David W. Brason Gary and Willow Brost Mr. Keirn C. Brown Jr. 56

Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Bruner

of perpetual support for treasured nonprofit organizations and helping co-fund work on education, the arts and the environment.

Michael and Joan Cohen

Mr. and Mrs. David Elias

The Robert and Patricia Colby Foundation - James M. Wadsworth, Trustee

Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Ervolina Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. David J. Colligan

Mrs. Joan Ess

Mr. Michael J. Collins and Dr. Kathleen O’Leary

Ms. Susan G. Ervolina Ms. Xandra Ess Evans Bank, N.A.

The Celia Lipton & Victor W. Farris Foundation Robert J. & Martha B. Fierle Foundation

Mr. Thomas W. Flynn Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies Lawrence and Deborah Franco Friends of Crystal Peoples-Stokes Friends of Night People Mr. and Mrs. Chris M. Galbraith Ms. Dottie Gallagher-Cohen Gallogly Family Foundation Mr. Dennis J. Galucki and Ms. Barbara Mierzwa Garman Family Foundation Mr. Richard E. Garman* Dr. Danis J. Gehl and Mr. Scott W. Gehl General Motors Foundation Mr. Jeffrey M. Genrich Mr. and Mrs. Timothy R. George Mr. and Mrs. William G. Gisel, Jr. Dr. Philip L. Glick and Dr. Drucy S. Borowitz


Lawley Insurance Inc. Patrick P. Lee Foundation Dr. Murray Levine Mr. Angelo J. Liberatore Lougen, Valenti, Bookbinder & Weintraub, LLP M&T Charitable Foundation

The Community Foundation arranges annual tours for the Peter C. Cornell Trust advisors to show them first-hand what is happening in our community. They are pictured here at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House.

Howard F. and Lillian L. Gondree

Mr. and Mrs. Frederic K. Houston

Dr. Samuel Goodloe Jr.

Mr. Philip H. Hubbell

Henry and Judy Gorino

Drs. Richard T. and Elaine M. Hull

Grace Foundation

Mr. James R. Owen

Magavern Pool, Inc.

The Park School Foundation of Buffalo

Mr. Sam Magavern and Ms. Monica Angle Maria M. Love Convalescent Fund Gerard and Barbara Mazurkiewicz

Pit Crew Marketing

Hunt Charitable Foundation

Mid-America Football Officials Association

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin M. Gregory

Ms. Elizabeth R. Jacobs

Mr. Paul E. Jacobs Bruce and Gail Johnstone

Estate of Charles J. Hahn

Roberta and Michael Joseph

Mr. and Mrs. John K. Hart

Mr. William L. Joyce and Mrs. Anne Harding Joyce

Harvard Business School Club of Buffalo Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Western New York

Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Kahn Mr. Emil J. Karcich

HealthNow New York Inc.

Gerald Kelly Capital Corp.

The Carlos & Elizabeth Heath Foundation - James Wadsworth, Trustee

KeyBank Foundation

Heritage Christian Services Foundation

The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Owen Herne and Ms. Lisa Manchester

Michael and Andrea Kuettel

Mr. and Mrs. Sherlock A. Herrick

Mr. Dwight E. King and Ms. Leslie L. Duggleby

Patrick and Angela Larkin Mr. and Mrs. Robert Laughlin

People Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. McCarthy Jr.

Greene Van Arsdale Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Gullo

Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Penfold Phillips Lytle LLP

Jeffery and Karin Meyer

Mr. and Mrs. Luke Jacobs

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Pause

Dr. Keith F. and Mary E. McBride

Mr. Roger L. Hungerford

Mr. Raymond A Guenter and Mrs. Doris Honig Guenter

Alphonso and Marcia O’Neil-White

Bill and Linda Magavern

Dr. Susan P. Graham and Dr. Jon C. Kucera

Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy M. Jacobs Jr.

Oath Holdings Inc.

The John R. Oishei Foundation

Medina Sandstone Society, Inc.

Mr. Pete Grum

Northwest Charitable Foundation Inc.

Mr. Charles E. Maclay Jr.

Ms. Patricia K. Humphrey

Irr Supply Centers, Inc.

North Buffalo Community Development Corp.

Mrs. Mary Ann Milak-Young and Rev. David R. Young

Mr. and Mrs. John Pieroni Bob and Kathy Pollock Dr. Kevin and Merle Pranikoff Mr. Bryant H. Prentice III Mr. and Mrs. David S. Quackenbush Mr. Lawrence Quinn

Professor Teresa A. Miller Esq.

Ms. Alicia A. Quinones

Minority Bar Association of WNY Foundation Inc.

R&P Oak Hill LLC

Jock and Betsy Mitchell Michael M. Mohun Esq. Alex Montante Moog, Inc. Mr. Gary L. Mucci, Esq. The Mulroy Family Foundation - James M. Wadsworth, Trustee F.E. Munschauer Family Foundation Michael and Lorrie Munschauer

Rand Capital Corporation Tom and Mary Reagan Rich Family Foundation, Inc. Rich Products Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors David and Joan Rogers Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site Foundation Ms. Sylvia L. Rosen Mr. and Mrs. Christopher D. Ross Dr. Andrew Rudnick

Mr. Kenneth Myszka

Ms. Cynthia Russell

NativityMiguel Middle School of Buffalo

David and Jennifer Rust

Sanford and Margery Nobel

Sandhill Investment Management 57


Permanent Legacies, Charitable Investments and Funding Partners, continued Say Yes To Education Inc. Mr. Robert A. Scharf and Dr. Lawrence Van Heusen Mr. and Mrs. Alan K. Scheff Mr. and Mrs. Hyman M. Scheff Jake and Katie Schneider The Norman A. Schoell Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Richard Tobe and Susan Bring Tobe

Ms. Melva D. Visher

Ms. Nancy Tobin

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Michael and LindaMarie Todd

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County

Mrs. Brenda K. Shelton Mr. and Mrs. David A. Silverstein John Somers/Harmac Medical Products, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Spampata Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Sparacino SPC Blake D. Whipple Memorial Inc

Watson Billings Family Foundation Inc

Mrs. Patricia Tufillaro

Hon. Rose H. Sconiers

Shawangunk Runners

Walsh Duffield Insurance

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Truesdell Uniland Development Corporation

Kevin and Gail Sexton

Norman F. Walawender Living Trust

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Y. Tou

Jacob F. & Wilma S. Schoellkopf Foundation The Mark L. Serventi Family Foundation

Vogt Family Foundation, Inc.

Watts Architecture & Engineering, P.C. The Weissman Family Foundation

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Matching Grants Program Friends of the Wilson Library WNY Chapter of NYS Association of Certified Football Officials WNY Library Resources Council Mr. Charles E. Wright and Ms. Lina Marie Voutour Dr. Joan Yang

Mr. Charles L. Van Arsdale

Western New York Foundation

Ms. Rae Ellen Zahradnik

Mr. George Van Arsdale and Ms. Elizabeth Osta

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

Zeron Foundation

Dr. Francisco and Janet Vasquez

David and Susan Zebro Estate of John Zietler

The Power of Endowment $2.2 All balances in millions

$

$2.0 $1.8

2.1M

1.8 M

$

$1.6

Ms. Judith C. Spear State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company The Statler Foundation Estate of Rosemarie C. Steeb Estate of Paul F. Stengel Dr. Richard Stockton Jr. Mrs. Ruth V. Stockton Michael and Marsha Joy Sullivan Summit Healthcare Solutions Inc. Ronald and Margaret Talboys Mr. Peter G. Taylor

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$1.4 $1.2 $1.0 $0.8 $0.6 $0.4 $0.2 $0.0

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$

ORIGINAL GIFT In 1936

VALUE In 2017

TOTAL GRANTS TO CHARITY Since 1936

Established in 1936 through the bequest of a local businessman who died suddenly, this fund has grown from $100,000 to more than $1.8 million today. In the meantime, it has given grants of $2.1 million in the client’s name to organizations in our community.


Past Chairs of the Community Foundation Board Jacob F. Schoellkopf 1919–1922

Edwin Polokoff 1987–1989

Frank B. Baird 1922–1923

Richard B. McCormick 1989–1991

Jacob G. Joseph 1923–1927

Mrs. Warren W. Lane 1991–1993

Oliver Cabana, Jr. 1927–1933

Ronald J. Anthony 1993–1994

George F. Rand 1933–1942

John T. Smythe 1994–1995

Edward H. Letchworth, Esq. 1942–1958

James B. Denman, Esq. 1995–1996

Charles H. Diefendorf 1958–1966

Gordon R. Gross, Esq. 1997–1998

J.F. Schoellkopf, IV 1966–1969

Holly A. Donaldson 1999–2000

Charles H. Diefendorf 1970–1971

Ruth D. Bryant 2001–2002

George C. Letchworth 1971–1973

Joseph F. Crangle 2003–2003

Howard T. Saperston, Sr. 1973–1975

Robert D. Gioia 2004–2006

Robert I. Millonzi, Esq. 1975–1977

Joseph J. Castiglia 2007–2008

Adelbert Fleischmann, Esq. 1977–1978

Andrew J. Rudnick, Ph.D. 2009–2010

Mrs. C. Taylor Wettlaufer 1978–1980

Alphonso O’Neil-White 2011–2012

Irvine J. Kittinger, Jr. 1980–1981

Gerard Mazurkiewicz 2013 –2014

Mrs. George D. Unger 1981–1985

Marsha Joy Sullivan 2015 –2016

Philip M. Marshall, Esq. 1985–1987

Past Executive Directors/Presidents/CEOs Dr. Frances Hollingshead 1920–1932

Charles E. Stewart 1970–1979

Sara Kerr 1932–1940, 1941–1947

William L. Van Schoonhoven 1979–1996

Lars S. Potter 1940–1941

Gail Johnstone 1997–2007

Daniel W. Streeter 1947–1963 Carlton P. Cooke 1963–1969

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Community Foundation 2017 Board Members

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14. Teresa A. Miller, Esq.

20. Richard Stockton, Ph.D.

8. Lawrence C. Franco, Esq.

15. Alex Montante

21. Marsha Joy Sullivan

9. Dottie Gallagher-Cohen 10. Danis Gehl, Ph.D.

16. Gary L. Mucci, Esq. Secretary

22. Francisco Vasquez, Ph.D. – Vice-Chair

11. Allen “Pete” Grum

17. Katie Schneider

23. John N. Walsh, III

12. Alice Jacobs, J.D.

18. Hon. Rose H. Sconiers

*Ex-officio

13. William L. Joyce - Chair

19. John F. Somers


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