Connect. Create. Change.
2016 ANNUAL REPORT
We all have a vision for our community. A bright and prosperous future for Western New York: quality education and plentiful cultural opportunities, racial/ethnic equity, healthy homes and a vibrant environment. At the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, we believe that creating positive change is an art form. Continuous learning, imagination, collaboration and commitment are important tools in transformational change. Our community is a dynamic work of art. We are honored to do this work on behalf of our generous clients who give through the Foundation. Together, we are painting a more promising tomorrow for all.
Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker
Marsha Joy Sullivan
Chair, Board of Directors
Creating a legacy. RUTH D. BRYANT Ruth Bryant can still hear her namesake, Aunt Ruth, saying, “May the works I have done speak for me.” Those words have stayed with her throughout her life of service to our community and shaped her legacy planning with the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. Ruth says she has often thought about what she would like to be known for and the impact she wants to have on her community. “I, like many others, want to be involved in something successful that benefits our community,” said Ruth. “That is why I decided to create a fund at the Community Foundation because I know my vision will be fulfilled and my gift will be leveraged to do the most good.” Ruth is well aware of the benefits of working with the Community Foundation. She served as Board Chair from 20012002, was a founding member of the 21st Century Fund and is an active founding member of the Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative®(CGLI). Ruth talks passionately about how giving students new opportunities through the CGLI helps them envision possibilities.
She believes strongly in supporting these transformational experiences, which is why she established a legacy gift through the Community Foundation. A portion of her gift will also support the Community Foundation’s work in addressing the changing needs of our community over time. “I trust the Community Foundation to do the best it can and use the funds wisely to address our community’s needs for generations to come,” said Ruth. “The Foundation has the reputation locally, nationally and internationally to be good stewards of its clients’ funds.”
“I know my vision will be fulfilled and my gift will be leveraged to do the most good.” RUTH D. BRYANT
Ruth D. Bryant, former Assistant Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning, in front of Hayes Hall on the State University at Buffalo South Campus.
Teaming up for a brighter tomorrow. THE RALPH C. WILSON, JR. FOUNDATION Imagine being tasked with giving away $1.2 billion in 20 years to improve two communities important to a man who entrusted you with his legacy. The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation leaders consider this challenge an honor and a privilege. They are now creating a strategic playbook to carry out Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.’s wishes through a phased approach to make the greatest impact while creating long-lasting support for the communities he cared about. “We see our Foundation as having four unique life phases with the first being Transition. It is what we call our ‘get smart’ mode and that is where we are now,” said David Egner, President and CEO of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. “This phase started with ‘legacy gifts’ that the trustees put in place knowing that Mr. Wilson would have wanted to see these funded right away, as well as a process of getting to know Southeast Michigan and Western New York.” David describes Phase Two as the Impact Phase, which may encompass more traditional grantmaking and focus on funding multi-year pilot projects. Phase Three will be a Transformational Phase and may involve doubling down on funding to provide long-lasting and sustainable change. The final phase will be an Exit and Legacy Phase. It is still too early to set a timetable for these phases. 6
To kick off Phase One, the Foundation sought out trusted philanthropic partners in the communities to get on the ground and start learning about the needs and opportunities for impact. “When we reached out to the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, they immediately set up a tour to show us places most in need in Western New York,” said Mary Wilson, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Life Trustee. “We needed a partner we could trust that would teach us best practices in philanthropy, as well as connect us to key players in the community.” Additionally in its first year, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation created multiple endowments at the Community Foundation to provide permanent funding for causes Mr. Wilson cared about deeply. “These field of interest endowments will live in perpetuity beyond the limited lifetime of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation,” said David Egner. “We have already expanded our investments based on the access to ideas and collaboration through the Community Foundation.” The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation recognizes that it must operate differently, with urgency and a collaborative spirit, to create meaningful change in our community and to honor the remarkable legacy and generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson.
â€œWe needed a partner we
could trust that would teach us best practices in philanthropy, as well as connect us to key players in the community.â€? MARY WILSON
Mary and Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. 7
Securing the future. BUFFALO ALUMNI CHAPTER OF KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, INC. ENDOWMENT FUND William Bobo, Jr. is celebrating his 50th year as a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. When he joined the fraternity, he never imagined the camaraderie or the opportunities to give back he would gain for decades. William is proud of the positive impact the Buffalo Alumni Chapter of his fraternity has made in the community by mentoring young leaders to carry on their shared core values for generations to come. William’s fraternity brother Andrew Johnson, Jr., the self-described “keeper of the coin” for the Buffalo Alumni Chapter, knows that every penny counts toward making a difference in the community. When he became treasurer, he noticed there was an account that was not being used, so he gathered a couple of fellow brothers to figure out the best place to invest it. During that search, they were introduced to the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.
“I want to be able to maintain a legacy of giving well beyond my lifetime.” WILLIAM BOBO, JR.
“We wanted to find a way to invest the money that would provide us with opportunities to give additional funds outside of our scholarships,” said Andrew. “By establishing an endowment at the Community Foundation, we knew the money would not run out. It allowed us to put safeguards in place to ensure the money would be used to carry out our mission forever.” The next generation of the Buffalo Alumni Chapter, led by current president Justin Lewis, is appreciative of the financial foresight and guidance put in place by the elder brothers to carry on the fraternity’s commitment to service. “I have learned about what an endowment is and how important it is to carrying on our mission,” said Justin. “Sustainability and growth are important to me as a young leader in a historical fraternity that is more than 100 years old. I want to make sure we are still here and making a positive impact for another 100 years.”
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity brothers Justin Lewis, Andrew Johnson, Jr. and William Bobo, Jr. in front of Buffalo Public School 76 Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy, a school their fraternity supports. 9
Shaping a family tradition. GRAHAM-KUCERA PHILANTHROPIC FUND Dr. Jon Kucera and Dr. Susan Graham fondly recall being raised by parents who taught them at a young age the importance of giving back in any way they were able to, whether it was helping family members in need or volunteering with community organizations. Now they would like to ensure that their family values live on through their sons. “When our two sons were young we started giving them $100 each to give away at the end of the year around Christmas. It was important for us to start a conversation with them early on about philanthropy,” said Susan. While neither is from Buffalo, Susan and Jon have spent most of their careers in Western New York and they have been impressed with the region’s strong spirit of giving. “It has been gratifying to support local organizations because you know what the needs are and see the results,”said Jon. One organization that the couple has supported for nearly 30 years is the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Music is a shared interest and they have been season ticket holders for more than 27 years. They are both passionate about supporting organizations with strong leadership and thoughtful strategic plans that create stability.
Understanding those philanthropic values, their financial advisor introduced them to the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo many years ago when the couple started thinking about their long-term charitable goals. “We have been impressed with the Community Foundation’s approach to strategic planning and have seen what it can do. It is a well-steered ship and we have confidence in the long-term plan to address the needs of our community,” said Jon. Jon and Susan have established a fund at the Community Foundation for their own giving during their lifetime. They take comfort in knowing they have enabled their grown sons to continue their family’s legacy of giving for generations to come.
“We want to give our sons a reason to continue gathering together for years to come and spend time discussing how to give back to causes that are important to them.” DR. JON KUCERA
Dr. Jon Kucera and Dr. Susan Graham have a shared passion for supporting the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. 11
Preserving a spirit of giving. EDMOND & MARGARETHA LAWRENCE FUND Edmond and Margaretha Lawrence’s children remember their parents as quintessential members of the Greatest Generation. “They were hardworking people who wasted nothing and were always doing something for the greater good without expecting any kind of fanfare,” said their elder daughter, Cathy Slocum. Ed was a devoted seed salesman known for his sense of humor and Margaret worked in the business office at the Springville Griffith Institute School District. Together they built a happy home for their four children, Cathy, Bob, Paul and Myra, in Springville, N.Y., centered on family, education and their faith. For the Lawrences, giving back was valued and expected. The couple was always making sure neighbors in their small town had a ride to church and food when they were sick, all while supporting family members in need as far away as the Netherlands.
When Ed passed away in 1995, Margaret wanted to do something to honor her husband. Around that time, she was introduced to the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and decided to set up a fund, through her Will, in her husband’s name. Over time as she got to know the work of the Community Foundation, she broadened her fund to support the changing needs of our community to make a greater impact. Her children also convinced her to add her name to the fund.
“She loved that the Community Foundation would address community needs she would not know about or foresee. She also knew every penny would be invested wisely,” said Bob Lawrence, Ed and Margaret’s son. “That was important to her since she had managed money for organizations her entire life,” added their daughter, Myra Lawrence, CPA and longtime staff member of the Community Foundation. Margaret passed away in 2013 at age 90. Her three living children take comfort today knowing that good is still being done in their parents’ names through the Community Foundation in ways they could have never imagined.
“She also knew that every penny would be invested wisely.” BOB LAWRENCE
Ed and Margaretâ€™s children, Myra Lawrence, Bob Lawrence and Cathy Slocum in Larkin Square. 13
OUR ROLE. OUR FUTURE. As our region continues to blossom, it is important to identify the issues that need our attention and care. The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo brings stakeholders together who share a passionate vision for progress. Our leadership approach creates unique solutions that foster growth, connections and sustainable systems change. Aligning and leveraging resources allows us to strengthen our community for the long term. Opportunity stands in front of us much like a work of art in progress.
DEVELOP A SHARED VISION
CREATE A PLAN
IMPLEMENT THE PLAN
ALIGN AND LEVERAGE RESOURCES
Leadership and Community Goals
Big-PictureVisionaries. Change Makers.
To drive long-term change in the region, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has prioritized four community goals through a thoughtful strategic planning process. To demonstrate the role we play in addressing these goals, below are four examples of initiatives in different stages of development. You will learn more about this leadership work on the next 10 pages of this report.
PERMANENT ENDOWMENTS FOR CHANGING NEEDS 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
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 Turin Fund Estate of Beuline Crawford The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund for the Community Foundation Paul P. Dosberg Charitable Fund Barbara Wirtner Liberatore Fund
Improve educational achievement for students living in low-income households
A majority of the jobs in our region require a postsecondary credential of some kind, yet only 24.4 percent of Buffalo adults have a fouryear college degree.
Say Yes Buffalo
The Community Foundation brokered an unprecedented partnership, which today totals more than 200 partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to make education a priority that creates long-term economic growth in our region. IMPACT
Since the launch of Say Yes Buffalo, the high school graduation rate has increased by 15 percentage points and the postsecondary enrollment rate has increased by 10 percentage points.
Increase racial/ethnic equity
Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable
Our region is experiencing a renaissance and we need to ensure that all residents have the opportunity to fulfill their highest potential and contribute to our growth. ACTION
The Community Foundation convened 30 local leaders from public, private, nonprofit and faith institutions to form the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable to advance racial equity in our region. IMPACT
When we close racial gaps in workforce participation, we will see a broader tax base; more income for families and households; and our region will be an estimated $12 billion wealthier and even more competitive for future investment and development. 16a
ANNUAL CHANGING NEEDS CONTRIBUTORS Anonymous Mr. Richard F. Anderson Estate of Lawrence Appleby Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Ash Ms. Melissa Baumgart Ms. Nancy G. Berg Mr. and Mrs. Gerald R. Bertoldo Mr. and Mrs. Denis C. Berwanger Ms. Adrianna Betts James and Joanne Biltekoff Mr. Michael Brace Gary and Willow Brost Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Burling Mr. James E. Cheesman Ms. Anne Conable Ms. Margaret A. Conable and Mr. Kevin S. Crandell Ms. Mary Conable Ms. Frances Cox Ms. C. Elizabeth Crump Mr. and Mrs. Mark H. Dadd Ms. Mary Elena Deeney Mr. and Mrs. Calvin S. De Golyer, Jr. Estate of Virgina Deuel Betsy and Peter Diachun Ms. Barbara Dominesey Drs. Henry and Bonita Durand James and Gayle Eagan Ross and Mary Alice Eckert
Western New York is home to more than 150 organizations working to protect and steward our environment and natural resources.
Enhance and leverage significant natural resources
Western New York Environmental Alliance
The Community Foundation convened these organizations and facilitated the creation of a Shared Agenda for Action to promote environmental change in our region. IMPACT
The Western New York Environmental Alliance is now an independent, member-run coalition of more than 100 organizations, associates and supporters committed to working together to ensure that the environment is a key factor in local and regional planning.
Our regionâ€™s arts and culture sector enhances the quality of life in our community and boosts our local economy. Every dollar invested in the arts returns nearly $10 in economic impact. ACTION
Strengthen the region as a center for architecture, arts and culture
Fund for the Arts
The Community Foundation administers a funders cooperative of public, private, family and corporate foundations that assesses the needs of our arts community, promotes collaboration and strengthens the sector. IMPACT
The Fund for the Arts has distributed more than $2.6 million to strengthen our arts and culture sector and supported the creation of Arts Services Initiative and Arts Partners for Learning.
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Effman, Esq. 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 and Mr. Pascal Cohen Dr. Danis J. Gehl and Mr. Scott W. Gehl Mr. and Mrs. James F. Gillen Ms. Josephine A. Greco Mr. Pete Grum Mr. and Mrs. Stuart C. Hempel Mr. and Mrs. Sherlock A. Herrick Ms. Susan G. Herrnstein Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Horton Ms. Gail C. Humphrey Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy M. Jacobs, Jr. Luke and Danielle Jacobs Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Johnson Mr. William L. Joyce and Mrs. Anne Harding Joyce Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kelley Kenmore Rotary Charities 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 Ms. Cheryl D. Mayer Gerard and Barbara Mazurkiewicz Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. McCarthy, Jr. Katie and Michael Militello Ms. Cheryl A. Miller Ms. Joan B. Mokdessi Alex Montante Mr. Gary L. Mucci, Esq. Mr. and Mrs. David A. Munschauer Michael and Lorrie Munschauer Jean Nuwer Mr. and Mrs. Alphonso Oâ€™Neil-White Jennifer J. Parker, J.D. Michael A. Piette, Esq. Peter Psihogios R&P Oak Hill, LLC Tom and Mary Reagan Mr. and Mrs. John P. Robshaw, Jr., Esq. Dr. Anne L. Saldanha Mary Schinner Jane A.C. Schmieder, Esq. Darwin and Ruth* Schmitt Katie and Jake Schneider
Jacob F. & Wilma S. Schoellkopf Foundation Fund Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Sheehan Matthew Slazak Mr. and Mrs. John F. Sluka Dr. Richard A. Stockton, Jr. Michael and Marsha Joy Sullivan Swiss Valley Farms LLC Uniland Development Corporation United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Mr. Charles L. Van Arsdale Mr. James H. Van Arsdale, III Ms. Sara Van Arsdale Bliss Elizabeth Osta & Dave Van Arsdale Dr. Francisco and Janet Vasquez Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Walczak Walsh Duffield Cos., Inc. John N. Walsh, III Mr. Ronald E. Wert The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Mr. and Mrs. David M. Zebro Ms. Cory E. Zoeller
COMMUNITY GOAL MULTIPLIER EFFECT, 2005-2016 $74.6 MILLION TOTAL Darren Penoyer, Community Foundation; Jean McKeown, Community Foundation; Beth Gosch, WNY Foundation; Nancy Brock, M&T Charitable Foundation; Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, Community Foundation; Florine Luhr, Cullen Foundation; Brian Baird, Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation; Lisa Robb, NYSCA Executive Director. Not pictured: Nancy Davis, The Davis Family Foundation; Peter Fleischmann, The Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies; Elizabeth Gurney, First Niagara Foundation; Paul Hogan, The John R. Oishei Foundation.
Grants awarded by the Community Foundation for leadership and community goals.
Grants secured by the Community Foundation to advance leadership initiatives and community goals. 17
Guiding students on a path to success. SAY YES BUFFALO “You go from having your mom there to wake you up every day and make you breakfast in high school to living on your own in college. You are solely responsible for your own success. It is a huge shift,” said Duncan Kirkwood, Say Yes Buffalo mentor. Research shows that to set students up for success in college, they need supports ranging from help filling out financial aid forms to mental health services to access to individuals willing to share their personal experiences in a meaningful way. In 2015, Say Yes Buffalo launched the Scholar Mentoring Program in partnership with Compeer of Greater Buffalo. The objective is simple: to ease the transition from high school to college and help put students on a path to success.
“He knew I wanted to major in communications, so he had me go into everyone’s office at Say Yes and introduce myself and share one interesting fact about me.” Duncan, who works for the Northeast Charter Schools Network, moved back to Buffalo in early 2016 and started hearing about Say Yes Buffalo. He decided to call the office to see how he could be involved. The mentoring program was a perfect fit. “It was obvious from the first time I met Joshue that he was a young leader with a lot of potential,” said Duncan. “Now it is my job to find a balance of listening to him, sharing my life experiences and being a friend to him so he has all the support he needs to succeed in college.”
Say Yes Scholar Joshue Cruz is a freshman at Buffalo State College majoring in media production. As the first in his family to attend college, he says the transition has been a challenge. Thanks to the Scholar Mentoring Program and his mentor, Duncan Kirkwood, Joshue has already gained confidence in navigating those challenges and is working on his public speaking skills.
The addition of support services such as the Scholar Mentoring Program would not be possible without a growing number of community partners and the generous donors who have committed more than $25 million to fund the Say Yes Buffalo scholarships. The scholarships provide Buffalo Public School graduates (traditional and charter) with up to 100 percent of the tuition needed to attend a postsecondary institution.
“I was looking for a good, strong connection with a mentor, someone who is in the field of work I am interested in. Duncan was a good fit,“ said Joshue.
Together we are creating a path to a brighter future for thousands of young students that will contribute to making our region stronger for everyone.
INCREASE IN ENROLLMENT IN POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
BUFFALO PUBLIC SCHOOLS DATA SINCE THE SAY YES BUFFALO LAUNCH
15 INCREASE IN GRADUATION RATE
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Painting a picture of philanthropy. COMMUNITIES OF GIVING LEGACY INITIATIVE ® Students take lessons to learn how to paint or play an instrument. Why would we not offer them an opportunity to give back to our community? Educating the next generation of philanthropists and giving them the opportunity to practice the art of giving were important goals for the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo’s Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative (CGLI) in 2016. Starting with the launch of The Young Philanthropists in early 2016, a group of Buffalo high school students had an opportunity to learn more about how to award grants while touring local tablet manufacturer, BAK USA. The students received tablets preloaded with apps that make charitable giving accessible to students. At the end of the program, they heard pitches from youth-focused agencies and chose to award three local organizations grants of $1,500 each. To continue moving through the philanthropic pipeline, the Emerging Philanthropists of Color® (EPC) was reconvened as a giving circle to provide an innovative approach to giving for professionals of color. In 2016, the EPC awarded two $2,500 grants to Western New York youthserving nonprofit organizations. A new grant cycle led by EPC will begin in early 2017.
For the sixth year, the CGLI sponsored a group of Western New York students on a trip to Washington, D.C., to experience government and democracy in action through a partnership with the Close Up Foundation. In addition to providing local students the opportunities to connect with professionals of color, the Success Looks Like Me® initiative, in partnership with GM Powertrain Tonawanda Engine, provided a group of young men of color the opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers in New York City. The group enjoyed tours of Cadillac World Headquarters and the New York International Auto Show.
“This is not just about giving money, but about the desire to give back to someone… it means the world to the person who received funding.” DERRICK PARSON
Emerging Philanthropists of Color presented a check to a new grantee.
The 2016 Pay It Forward Awards recognized three honorees for their commitment to cultivating positive change in the lives of trailblazing youth of color in our region. Honorees included: Charles E. Balbach, Tracy J. Cardwell and Buffalo Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Young philanthropists at a CGLI event.
The Emerging Philanthropists of Color hosted a networking event with Buffalo Urban Leagueâ€™s Young Professionals.
Creating opportunity for all. GREATER BUFFALO RACIAL EQUITY ROUNDTABLE As you look around our region, we are feeling new energy, seeing new construction and hearing about new opportunities. To continue this momentum – even accelerate it – we must ensure that all members of our community have the opportunity to fulfill their highest potential. In late 2016, the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable, a group of 30 community leaders from public, private, nonprofit and faith institutions convened by the Community Foundation, announced the release of The Racial Equity Dividend: Buffalo’s Great Opportunity. This report documents how systemic disparities in the Greater Buffalo region create differential outcomes by race and quantifies the economic gains to be realized by all of us when we achieve racial equity. “I urge all members of our community to learn more about this racial equity initiative and to get on board with it. Together we can confront the challenges facing our city as we build toward a stronger, brighter future for Buffalo,” said Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. More than 70 organizations are already in the early stages of partnering with the Roundtable to develop more coordinated solutions in areas such as workforce development, education and citizen re-entry. 22
The Roundtable is also promoting the use of the Racial Equity and Impact Analysis. This user-friendly tool helps corporations and organizations think about how they can contribute to closing the racial equity opportunity gap while strengthening their performance. More than 130 leaders representing government, business and nonprofits have already participated in this training. To read the full report, learn about Racial Equity and Impact Analysis training or find ways to join the collaborative efforts of the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable, visit www.RacialEquityBuffalo.org
“Tackling existing gaps in racial equity is critical to our region fulfilling its potential as a community of promise and opportunity for all.” ALPHONSO O’NEIL-WHITE
Chair of the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable
Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable Members Dr. LaVonne Ansari, Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc.
Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, Catholic Diocese of Buffalo
Hon. Hugh Scott, U.S. Magistrate Judge
Lana Benatovich, National Federation for Just Communities
Gerard Mazurkiewicz, Dopkins & Company
Shandra Spicer, Community Volunteer
Willow Brost, Buffalo Prep Board of Directors, emeritus
Brenda McDuffie, Buffalo Urban League
Rev. Jonathan Staples, First Shiloh Baptist Church
Hon. Byron Brown, Mayor of Buffalo
Blythe Merrill, The John R. Oishei Foundation
Marsha Joy Sullivan, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Board of Directors
Richard Cummings, Black Chamber of Commerce of WNY Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo The Right Reverend R. William Franklin, Episcopal Diocese of WNY Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, Buffalo Niagara Partnership Dr. Danis Gehl, University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center, retired Eunice Lewin, State University of New York Trustee
Rev. George F. Nicholas, Concerned Clergy Coalition of WNY Alphonso Oâ€™Neil-White, Racial Equity Roundtable Chair Christina Orsi, University at Buffalo Hon. Crystal Peoples-Stokes, New York State 141st Assembly District Rev. Darius Pridgen, City of Buffalo Common Council Hon. Jack Quinn, Erie Community College
Dr. Francisco Vasquez, Child & Family Services Paul Vukelic, Try-It Distributing Co., Inc. Edward Watts, Jr., Watts Architecture & Engineering, P.C. Maria Whyte, Deputy Erie County Executive Howard Zemsky, Empire State Development
Hon. Rose Sconiers, New York State Supreme Court, retired. Racial Equity Roundtable Co-chair
Developing solutions. WIPE OUT LEAD Our region has long been recognized for its architectural beauty. While the homes that line our city streets enhance our community’s character, if not properly maintained they can also put our children at risk for home health hazards, such as lead poisoning. In 2010, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo began convening public, private, nonprofit and individual stakeholders to address this critical
issue to ensure that all children are able to reach their full potential. In the last year, greater national attention on lead in drinking water added urgency to our local efforts, which continue to generate results for hundreds of families across Western New York.
Lead poisoning is 100% preventable.
2016 Highlights and Accomplishments • In March, the Community Foundation reconvened the Western New York Lead Coalition, a monthly meeting of housing partners, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, the New York State Attorney General’s office, community partners and concerned citizens to work collaboratively on addressing lead poisoning. •E rie County, the City of Buffalo and the Community Foundation partnered to relaunch the Wipe Out Lead Campaign. This award-winning public awareness campaign, which consisted of 28 billboards and 120 NFTA bus ads in areas with the highest incidences of lead poisoning, was created to connect residents to resources. •T he Western New York Lead Coalition supported legislation and policy changes at both the city and county 24
levels, resulting in additional funding for lead inspections and remediations, increased educational services for residents and stronger code enforcement. •W ith grantwriting support from the Community Foundation, Erie County received a $3.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that provided additional resources for children with elevated blood lead levels. •C ara Matteliano, Community Foundation Vice President, Community Impact, attended the National Lead Summit in Washington, D.C., a convening of leaders, policymakers, strategists and advocates from diverse communities to engage in crafting a national blueprint for action and to build the public and political will to end lead poisoning within five years.
Louis Petrucci, City of Buffalo Department of Permit and Inspection Services, David Hahn-Baker, community activist and Dr. Gale Burstein, Erie County Commissioner of Health, on an NFTA bus that featured ads from the Wipe Out Lead public awareness campaign. 25
Building board strength. charitySTRONG “Our organization is only as strong as our board,” said Gamileh Jamil, Executive Director of ACCESS of WNY. “This is why it is so important for us to connect with passionate, talented individuals who are committed to advancing our mission.” ACCESS – the Arab-American Community Center for Economic and Social Services – is just one nonprofit organization in Western New York taking advantage of charitySTRONG to help strengthen its board. In mid-September, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo was joined by nearly a dozen local partners to launch the Western New York pilot of charitySTRONG. The initiative was created with support from New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to assist nonprofit organizations in achieving the highest standards of board leadership, governance and oversight. To achieve this mission, charitySTRONG created two online programs: • onBOARD – an innovative matching service designed to connect community-minded individuals interested in board service to nonprofits in need of board members • Directors U – an online library of educational and training resources that focuses on governance best practices and nonprofit laws and regulations 26
Since launching, 335 candidates and 121 nonprofit organizations from Western New York have registered, with the numbers continuing to grow! charitySTRONG’s services are free of charge and open to individuals interested in board service, nonprofits seeking help with board recruitment and governance resources, and employers looking to provide their employees with community leadership opportunities. To register, visit www.charitySTRONG.org.
“Not only does charitySTRONG connect us to community-minded board candidates, it also provides access to tools and resources through Directors U, which helps our current board members stay informed and knowledgeable on nonprofit governance.” ANTHONY BANNON, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State
Chavuanne Wills from M&T Bank and Gamileh Jamil, Executive Director of ACCESS of WNY network at charitySTRONG launch.
charitySTRONGâ€™s Western New York Advisory Council gathered at the launch press conference. WNY Advisory Council Members Michael Weiner, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County; Molly Anderson, Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness, University at Buffalo School of Management; Brian Ahern, Williams Lea; Karen Lee Spaulding, The John R. Oishei Foundation; Althea E. Luehrsen, Leadership Buffalo; Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, Chair, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo; Tod Kniazuk, Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, Inc.; Liz Callahan, Buffalo Niagara Partnership; Adam Bartoszek, The Service Collaborative of WNY; Paul Hogan, The John R. Oishei Foundation (served 2012-2015) Not pictured: Karen Christie, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County; Tasha Villani, Leadership Niagara
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,
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 at (716) 852-2857, ext. 217.
Leslie Carraway & B.J.* Verts
Jean S. Frederick
Robert A. Allen and Ruth E. Allen*
Dr. Irwin H. Cheskin* & Mr. Edward Koryl
Mr. Fred* & Mrs. Fay Friedman
Ms. Mary E. Clemesha*
Mr. Dennis J. Galucki & Ms. Barbara Mierzwa
Mr. Lawrence Appleby*
Carmela M. & Anthony J. Colucci, Jr.
Mr. Andrew C. Giarrizzo
Mr. C. Dixon Arrick* & Mrs. Ione B. Arrick
Mrs. James L. Crane, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Gioia
Ms. Beuline Crawford*
Mr. Kevin K. Gluc
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen C. Ash
Ms. C. Elizabeth Crump
Barbara Goldman & Linda Banas
Mr. Charles E. Balbach
Mrs. Wilma T. Csont*
Jane Taylor Goraj*
Allene C. Barans
Mr.* & Mrs. Matthew Cyran
Henry and Susan Beamer
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Czajka
Dr. Susan P. Graham and Dr. Jon C. Kucera
Thomas R. & Judy Beecher
Chet* & Delight Dann
Ms. Dianne Bennett and Mr. William Graebner
Ms. Elizabeth Deichman*
Mr. Harry J. Beu*
Miss Virginia Deuel*
Mr. and Mrs. H. John Angelbeck Mr. Andy Anselmo
Dr. Mary H. Botsford* Mr. James A. Bourne Mr. Richard W. Bowen* Ms. Mary L. Brink Mr. and Mrs. Gary M. Brost Jean M. Brown* Keirn C. Brown, Sr.* Mr. & Mrs. Henry W. Bruner Ruth D. Bryant Mr.* & Mrs. Charles Burdette Michael & Glenys Butler Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Cardamone Dr. William & Dr. Susan Carney
issues and communities these individuals care about, in their names, forever, in Western New York and beyond.
Ms. Sandra Demus Larry R. and Sheila Drake Judith & Alan Duchan Ross & Mary Alice Eckert Mrs. Kenneth H. Eckhert Mr. Robert J. Ellis Miss June M. Farrington* Miss Ruth Farrington* Mr. Worth Farrington* Mrs. Dorothy T. Ferguson Dr. Edward A. Fial* Ms. Anne Catt Filer* Dr. Mildred J. Fischle Ms. Carol A. Fowler
Constance A. Greco Gordon & Gretchen Gross Mr. Michael Hamann Thomas J. Hanifin Mr. Daniel E. Hannah Mr. Hans Heckelman Ms. Marsha S. Henderson Ms. Alice B. Hilborn Ms. Judith A. Hirsch Mr. & Mrs. L. Nelson Hopkins, Jr.* Mary Louise Hopkins* Phillip & Jayne* Hubbell John & Bette Hulley Mr. & Mrs. H. Reed Hunt* Rev. Dr. Leona M. Irsch Gail & Bruce Johnstone Mr. & Mrs. A. David Jones
Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey D. Kashin
Lois M. Meyer
Mrs. Lynn Robillard
Ms. Jane B. Kinkead*
Karin Michelson & Russell Deer
Mr. & Mrs. Irvine J. Kittinger, Jr.*
Mary Ann Milak-Young
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur H. Rosche*
Mr. & Mrs. George F. Koch
Jock & Betsy Mitchell
Ms. Doris F. Rosen
Dr. Kenneth A. Krackow
Mrs. Kathleen Modd
Dr. Andrew J. Rudnick
Leonard H. & Sylvia J. Kratzke
Richard E. Moot, Esq.*
Dr. & Mrs.* James Russell
Rev. & Mrs. Warren W. Lane*
Ms. Albertine K. Moran
Ms. Geraldine N. Ryder
Mr. Harry H. Lang, Jr.
Mr. John J. Myers, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. James M. Sampson
Mr. Frank P. Langley, Jr.*
Mr. Robert North, Jr.*
Mrs. Margaretha Lawrence*
James R. Owen
Mr. Robert A. Scharf and Dr. Lawrence Van Heusen
Gerald A. & Barbara E. Lipa
Jane M. Pattison
Philip C. Lombardo*
C. Jane Pendergast
Ms. Jo Ann Long*
Dr. Charles D. Perry*
Mrs. William F. Long
J. Warren Perry, Ph.D., D.Sc.*
Mary B. Sippel
James & Margel* Marean
Mr. Arlan Peters & Mr. Dominick T. DeFillippo
Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Smith A. Warren & Gretchen L. Smith, Jr.*
Mrs. Barbara Pickburn*
Ms. Susan M. Spadinger
Edwin & Georgina Polokoff
Rosemarie C. Steeb*
Mr. & Mrs. Braman Pomeroy*
Richard A.* & Ruth V. Stockton
Jayne K. Rand
Dr. Richard A. Stockton, Jr.
Ms. Dorothy Rapp
Mr. Franz T. Stone*
Mr. Alfred H. Rasp
Mr. Peter W. Swanson, Jr.*
Miss Ruth Mathews Charles* and Cara Matteliano Mrs. L.B. McCowan David E. and Andrea J. McGeein Sheldon E. Merritt & Anne S. Merritt Mr. Ronald V. & Kathleen A. Metzger
Dr. Gilbert Schulenberg Ms. Melba Y. Seibold* Mr.* & Mrs. Henry B. Sheets, Jr.
Dr. Walter* & Jeanie M. Sy Stanley A. & Sharon K. Tirrell Mr. William Townsend* Mr. Charles L. Van Arsdale Mr. William L. Van Schoonhoven* Mr. Raymond C. & Ms. Sheila M. Vaughan Dr.* & Mrs. John M. Wadsworth Ms. Carol A. Wagner Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Wagner* Ms. Karen E. Waible Emily W. Wettlaufer Mr. Jay Wopperer & Ms. Linda Schmieder Belton and Mabel McCarley were among the founders of St. John Baptist Church in Buffalo. Their daughter, Nan Wood, wanted to preserve her parentsâ€™ memory and their love of this church by establishing a fund at the Community Foundation to benefit students who attend St. John Baptist Church.
Mr. Charles E. Wright David & Susan Zebro Mr. Eddie Zewin* & Mrs. Christine Zewin *deceased 29
OUR APPROACH TO CHARITABLE INVESTMENTS The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo’s Investment Committee has oversight of nearly $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 who are able to outperform appropriate target market benchmarks over long periods.
Investment Committee Members Pictured from left to right: Michael Miller, Managing Director at Colonial Consulting*; Charles E. Balbach; Luke Jacobs, Esq.; William Joyce, Chair; Michael E. Munschauer, CFP; Allen “Pete” Grum Not pictured: Gary Brost; Laurence W. Franz, Ph.D.; Marsha Henderson**; Gerard Mazurkiewicz, CPA; Richard O. Hopkins *Advisor to committee **New member in 2017
STRATEGIC ASSET ALLOCATION The size of the Community Foundationâ€™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, 2016 PRIVATE REAL ASSETS 3% COMMODITIES 3% PRIVATE EQUITY 3%
U.S. LARGE/MID CAP EQUITY 21%
HEDGE FUNDS 14%
TOTAL ALTERNATIVES 23% U.S. SMALL CAP EQUITY 5%
CASH 1% GLOBAL BONDS 4% U.S. HIGH YIELD BONDS 3%
TOTAL FIXED INCOME 17%
TOTAL EQUITY 60%
NON-U.S. DEVELOPED EQUITY 14%
TREASURY INFLATION PROTECTED SECURITIES 3% U.S. AGGREGATE BONDS 6%
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. 31
INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE The investments of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo regularly outperform our benchmarks, on average adding 5.5 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 2016, the investment pool posted a 7.2 percent gain for the year.
As an organization, the Foundation remains focused on long-term investment results, which continue to be very strong. These results are the product of the Foundationâ€™s decision to maintain a strategy that is driven by long-term objectives while utilizing the size of its asset pool to access exceptionally capable investment management firms.
Average Annual Returns as of December 31, 2016 10.0%
7.4% 6.6% 5.5%
0.0% LATEST 1 YEAR
LATEST 3 YEARS
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.
Compared to other large endowments and foundations nationwide,* the Community Foundation investments have consistently performed in the
TOP 25% OVER A TEN YEAR PERIOD *Per the MSCI InvestorForce Endowments and Foundations Index
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
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
Buffalo City Hall
THE POWER OF ENDOWMENT 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 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.
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.
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 2016
TOTAL GRANTS TO CHARITY Since 1978
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 grown to $6.7 million, all while giving $8 million in grants to the organizations they cared about. Their fund will continue to honor this familyâ€™s charitable giving legacy by making grants to their favorite organizations in their name, forever.
PROFESSIONAL ADVISOR HONOR ROLL Since opening our doors in 1919, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has partnered with hundreds of attorneys, CPAs and financial professionals to serve the needs of our clients. We are grateful to the many practitioners who think of us when looking for a way to honor their clients’ wishes. We welcome the opportunity to meet with those who
In 2015 and 2016, we were proud to partner with more than 75 professionals who brought the message of the Community Foundation to their clients. We are pleased to recognize them here for their leadership.
Victor Anastasia, CRPC
Jeffrey M. Goldfarb, CFP
David A. Nelson, CPA
Michael L. Andriaccio
George H. Gray, Esq.
John Pieroni, CFP
Brian D. Baird, Esq.
Christopher T. Greene, Esq.
Bruce D. Reinoso, Esq.
James M. Barrett, CFP
Peter J. Grogan, CFP, CLU, AIFA, AEP
George E. Riedel, Jr., Esq.
Thomas P. Grogan, CPA, CFP
Thomas R. Beecher, Jr., Esq. David J. Blesy, CPA John G. Brenon, Esq. Dennis Cleary Mary Ann Coulson David DiMatteo, Esq. Kenneth C. Drake, MBA Gayle L. Eagan, Esq. Catherine B. Eberl, Esq. Paul Eberz, CFP Robert J. Ellis, MBA Frank G. Evans, Jr., MBA David D. Fenster, Esq. Jennifer G. Flannery, Esq. Lawrence C. Franco, Esq. Sue Gardner Robert F. Gaylord Warren B. Gelman, Esq. Patricia A. George, Esq. John Gibson Kevin K. Gluc, Esq. Michael F. Godshaw, CLU, CPCU
are interested in learning about how the Community Foundation’s services can help maximize their clients’ charitable giving.
Gordon R. Gross, Esq. Elizabeth R. Hulley, CFP Jeffrey A. Human, Esq. Thomas R. Hyde, Esq. Luke T. Jacobs, Esq. Cheryl A. Jankowski, CPA Jones, Jamieson and Redekop Jeffrey H. Katz, Esq. Robert J. Kresse, Esq. Sally B. Logan, Esq. Ronald Lojacono, CFP David J. Luzon, Esq. James Magavern Christopher M. Marks, Esq., MBA Gerard T. Mazurkiewicz, CPA Mindy Menke, Esq. Laurie L. Menzies, Esq. John A. Moscati, Esq. Gary L. Mucci, Esq. Michael E. Munschauer, CFP
Daniel Roblin Mimi Schanzlin, MBA, CFP Alan K. Scheff Hyman M. Scheff Mr. Daniel D. Shonn, Jr., Esq. David Siwiec Jamie M. Smith, Esq. Michael Songin, CPA Ellen Grimm Spencer Dennis J. Szymkowiak, CPA Charles Telford Gregory J. Urban, CPA, CVA Cynthia E. Vance, CFP Lisa J. Walsh Hon. William M. Weir Sharon Wick, Esq. Richard Wojciechowski, CPA Lee C. Wortham, MBA Suzanne W. Yount, ChFC, CLU Thomas R. Zugger, ChFC, CLU
Gordon R. Gross, Esq. Award Established in 2013, the Gordon R. Gross, Esq. Award recognizes a professional advisor who helps the Community Foundation connect people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York, both personally and professionally. The award was named after Gordon R. Gross, Esq., a champion of the Community Foundationâ€™s mission of driving change in our region. In 2016, Rosemarie Steeb was honored posthumously with the Gordon R. Gross, Esq. Award. She is remembered for her kind and generous spirit and her deep commitment to our Western New York community.
As a small-business owner and Tax Principal with Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner LLP, Rosemarie was always striving to provide effective solutions for her clientsâ€™ tax planning needs. It was this commitment to educate her clients that provided Rosemarie the opportunity to consistently recommend the Community Foundation as a trustworthy partner to her clients who were looking to give back to the community.
Growing community roots. NIAGARA AREA FOUNDATION Every year a tree adds a new ring to its trunk, making it stronger and more powerful. As the Niagara Area Foundation expands its giving and connects people to opportunities, the Niagara County community also grows stronger. Founded in 2000 as a division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, the Niagara Area Foundation is rooted by dedicated Council members committed to Niagara County. Over the years, the Niagara Area Foundation has granted more than $1 million to local organizations that show a commitment and enthusiasm for maximizing the impact of funding through collaboration. Grants awarded have supported community needs ranging from early childhood education initiatives to the arts and protecting the environment. Niagara Area Foundation council members are energized and committed to continuing the vision of the Foundation by strengthening the base of support and gaining a clear understanding of the critical needs of their neighbors so they can collaborate to create solutions that address those needs. For more information on the Niagara Area Foundation, please contact Betsy Constantine at (716) 852-2857, ext. 217.
In 2016, the Niagara Area Foundation Council chose to support the following organizations through its annual competitive grant process: • Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center for Therapeutic Loft Project • Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc. for The Girls Circle • Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled Inc. for Humphrey Sensory Room Project • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County for AgNet • Dale Association, Inc. for Dale Association Intergenerational Program • Every Person Influences Children for Family Engagement - Parent Coaching and Child Mentoring in Niagara County • Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club for Summer Expansion • WNY Women’s Foundation for MOMs: From Education to Employment® • Youth Mentoring Services of Niagara County, Inc. for Site, School, Community Based Mentoring
2016 Niagara Area Foundation Leadership Pictured from left to right: Betsy Diachun*; Patricia George, Esq., Vice Chair; Daniel Aikin*; Molly Anderson*; Bruce Elliott, Treasurer Not pictured: Michael Gold; Janice Nichols, Secretary; Mary Ann Oliver; Michael A. Piette, Esq., Chair; Charles Wright *2017 Council Member-Elect
Niagara Area Foundation Funds Dale L. Askey Memorial Fund
Lockport Public Library Endowment - Andrews Fund
Henry E. & Susan W. Beamer Endowment Fund
Stephen C. McKinney Scholarship Fund
Thelma L. & Milfred R. Beck Fund
Joseph and Riva Mehr Fund
Martha H. Beeman and Judge William L. Kellick Endowment Fund
Thomas F. Miklejn Scholarship Fund
The Lorraine M. & Eugene P. Brady Memorial Scholarship Trust
Niagara Education Foundation 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 Theresa Elizabeth Insana Memorial Scholarship Fund
Niagara Area Foundation Endowment 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
Laird Family Foundation
YWCA of Niagara Munk/Human Memorial Scholarship Trust
Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association Endowment Fund
YWCA of Niagara Ruth N. Downes Fund for Domestic Violence
Lockport Public Library Endowment Fund 39
Connecting the community. WYOMING FOUNDATION For many of us, staying connected with our family, friends and professional networks is easy. We have access to the technology and resources we need to communicate with others in an instant. Since 2014, the Wyoming Foundation has led the Thiel Roundtable, a group of Wyoming County healthcare professionals. The Thiel Roundtable has been instrumental in sharing information, addressing issues and identifying opportunities as they arise within the fast-paced field of healthcare. A survey conducted by the Roundtable revealed that for our seniors, staying connected is not so simple, even though it is critically important to their mental health and quality of life. To address this, the Wyoming Foundation worked with the Roundtable to provide tablets through the Wyoming County Office for the Aging and partnered with Wyoming County Community Action to offer training on how to use social media applications to stay connected to loved ones. Additionally, the Wyoming Foundation and Thiel Roundtable organized the first Thiel Roundtable Care Coordination Summit. The event allowed healthcare workers the opportunity to build their professional network and learn new skills that will help them provide better solutions for the issues their clients may have.
These are only a few examples of the â€œmission in actionâ€? for the Wyoming Foundation, a geographic division of the Community Foundation. Local Wyoming Foundation council members are committed to improving the quality of life in their community by identifying the needs of its residents and finding ways to work together to address them. For more information on how you can establish a fund with the Wyoming Foundation, please call (585) 285-4135.
Attendees at the Thiel Roundtable Care Coordination Summit came together to network with their colleagues and hear from experts in the field.
2016 Wyoming Foundation Council Members Pictured from left to right: Front row: Joan Mokdessi; Anne Conable, Vice Chair; Adrianna Betts Back row: Scott Gardner, Chair; Dave Almeter; Barbara Dominesey; Eric Szucs, Secretary & Treasurer; Meghan Nulty; Allan Smith Not pictured: Laura Lane
Wyoming Area Foundation Funds Michael & Elaine Almeter Fund
Mr. and Mrs. George Schaumleffel Scholarship Fund
Lawrence M. Appleby Fund
Mark E. Strome Scholarship Fund
Leonard M. Barkin Environmental Conservation Trust for Youth
Marjorie and Charles Van Arsdale Family Fund
Dr. Charles E. Bartlett Memorial Essay Contest
Marjorie Z. Van Arsdale Fund
Russell C. Christ, Jr. Fund
Gary Weidman Fund
James and Ethel DeAmesy Fund
Wyoming Foundation Endowment Fund
Stacy Marie Geercken Scholarship Fund
Wyoming Free Library Fund
Katharine Pingrey Hopkins Memorial Scholarship Fund Mabel Mason Fund Middlebury Historical Society Fund
NEW CLIENTS ESTABLISHED IN 2016
Buffalo City Mission Fund Angela Y. Coniglio Memorial Scholarship Fund Madeline Davis LGBT Archives Endowment Fund Virginia Deuel Memorial Fund Everywoman Legacy The Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Home Community Fund Victor W. Farris Textbook Scholarship Fund Garman Family Foundation L. Nelson Hopkins, Jr. and Jane D. Hopkins Fund The Jacobs Foundation Kenneth R. Kahn & Linda Angert Kahn Fund KeyBank Inclusive Economy Fund Robert and Tammy Laughlin Fund Life Storage Foundation for A Better WNY Jo Ann Long Charitable Fund People Inc. Foundation Endowment Fund People Inc. Foundation Support Fund Hy & Marjorie Scheff Foundation #6 Vogt Family Foundation The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Endowment for Design and Access
ALL FUNDS For more than 96 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 21st Century Fund Acacia Park Fund Advancing Arts & Culture Endowment Fund The AJL Fund 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
The following pages list all of the charitable funds that made up the Community Foundation in 2016. 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) 852â€“2857, ext. 217.
Annual Odd FellowsRebekah Award Lawrence M. Appleby Fund Charles and Ione Arrick Charitable Fund Arts Academy Fund Dale L. Askey Memorial Fund Augustine Family Fund Emily E. Babchak Memorial Fund Cameron Baird Endowment Fund for BP Chorus Cameron Baird Fund Dara L. Barker Memorial Fund
Community Foundation clients meet Dr. Janne Siren, Director of the Albright Knox Art Gallery, at a learning event.
Ina D. Alt Trust
Leonard M. Barkin Environmental Conservation Trust for Youth
Amherst South Rotary Club Endowment Fund
C. Edgar Barlow Scholarship Fund
Thelma L. & Milfred R. Beck Fund
Amico Fund Anna May Andrews Trust
Nora Shea Barnwell Endowment Fund
George E. Becker Fund for Heart Research
Joseph & Margaret Andrews Educational Trust Fund
James M. and Barbara J. Barrett Family Foundation
William Henry Andrews Bequest
Dr. Charles E. Bartlett Memorial Essay Contest
Martha H. Beeman and Judge William L. Kellick Endowment Fund
Elizabeth & John Angelbeck Foundation
Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts
Lawrence D. Bell Bequest
Bennett High School Alumni Scholarship Fund
Bell Fund Trust #1
The Berardi Fund
The Joyce and Stuart Angert Fund
Henry E. & Susan W. Beamer Endowment Fund
Bell Fund Trust #2
The Better Buffalo Fund
Edgar Bellersheim Scholarship Fund
Harry J. Beu Scholarship Fund
Paul & Jean Almeter Fund
Grover E. Bell Award
Benaiah Fund Lana and Howard Benatovich Philanthropic Fund Adrian A. & Betsy B. Bennett Fund Bennett Alumni Association Foundation Fund
ALL FUNDS 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 Buffalo Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Endowment Fund Clients enjoy a performance by the Great Hill Banters, a Native American group, at a Community Foundation event at Tifft Nature Preserve.
Alanson C. Bigalow Scholarship Fund
Robert Bojdak & Sarah Williams Fund
Josephine Biontolillo Bequest
Bollier Family Fund
Charles A. & Anne L. Bird Fund
Dr. Germante L. Boncaldo Scholarship Fund
Corrine G. Bird Bequest 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
Book and Material Buying Endowment Fund
James E. Braunberns Bequest Anthony A. Brese Scholarship Rosalie H. Bretzfelder Fund John Bridge Memorial Fund Belmore Hicks Bridgford Fund BRI-NK Foundation
Buffalo Audubon Endowment Fund Buffalo City Mission Fund Buffalo Eye Bank Foundation Endowment Fund Buffalo Forward Foundation Buffalo Green Fund Buffalo Green Fund Moscicki Fund Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance Scholarship 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
Maurice G. Bley Drama Memorial Award
BP/Carborundum Scholarship Fund
BlueCross/BlueShield Physicians Fund for Children’s Health
The Lorraine M. & Eugene P. Brady Memorial Scholarship Trust
The Robert Bodkin Foundation
Irma Brand Bequest
Jule Bogner Philanthropic Fund
David & Jessica Brason Philanthropic Fund
Members of the Communities of Giving Legacy Intiative’s Emerging Philanthropists of Color shared inspiring stories of personal giving during an event in partnership with the Buffalo Urban League’s Young Professionals.
Dr. Norman Chassin Endowment Fund
Gerhard A. & Lura L. Cook Educational Fund
Irwin H. Cheskin Fund
Sonja H. & Carlton P. Cooke, Jr. Fund
Childrenâ€™s Programming & Resources Endowment Fund
There are more than
800 FUNDS &
FOUNDATIONS under the Community Foundation umbrella.
Willis E. Chilson Memorial Fund Mark Chowaniec Memorial Fund Russell C. Christ, Jr. Fund
Betty Crump Fund
Frances G. Churchill Bequest Fund f.b.o. the Churchill Memorial United Methodist Church
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Permanent Endowment Fund
Callan Family Scholarship Fund
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society Endowment Fund
Calpin Family Fund
The Ilka Cohn Fund
Jerry and Liz Canada Fund
The Ilka Cohn Fund 2
Elizabeth J. Cappella Birthday Trust
Colligan Family Fund
Buffalo Seminary Board Designated Investment Fund Buffalo Seminary Brown Funds Buffalo Seminary Core Investment Fund Buffalo Seminary Historic Dollar Value Preservation Fund Buffalo Yacht Club Fund Buffalo Yacht Club Sean Gregory Fund Joseph E. Buran Music Fund Burtsell-Steuernagel Memorial Fund Michael R. Butler & Glenys Maschoff Butler Fund Walter L. Byram Bequest Kate Cady Endowment Fund The Caerus Forum Philanthropic Fund
Career Aspiration Scholarship Fund
Helen Anderson Cobb Bequest
Bronson & Margaret Collins Scholarship Fund
Cargill Scholarship Fund
Joanne and Franklyn Collins Fund
Gustaf & Sigrid Carlson Memorial Fund
Michael Collins and Kathleen Oâ€™Leary Charitable Fund
Margaret E. Carnahan Bequest
James and Judith Collord Fund
Edna L. Carroll Trust
Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative Endowment Fund
Leonard M. Castrianno Scholarship Fund
Kathryn R. Cottrell Scholarship Fund
Mary & Robert Chur Scholarship Fund
Velma C. Cobb Scholarship Fund
Buffalo Seminary Alumnae Association
Russell E. Corser Fund
Annette Cravens Fund
Christopher Callan Memorial Scholarship Fund
Buffalo Rotary Foundation Fund
The Peter C. Cornell Trust
William & Ida Christie Fund for Music
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Fund
Buffalo Prep Endowment Fund
Joseph & Bernadette S. Corcoran Fund
Community Impact Fund
Philip & Joyce Celniker Family Fund
Community Services Support Foundation
Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature Fund
Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative Endowment Fund
Eldon H. Chaddock Bequest
Conable Family Foundation Fund
Robert J. Chambers, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
Angela Y. Coniglio Memorial Scholarship Fund
R. Mark Chandley Scholarship Fund
Mildred Bork Conners & Joseph E. Conners Fund
Clifford C. Chapman Memorial Fund
Mildred Bork Conners & Joseph E. Conners Scholarship Owen D. Connolly Flex Fund
Estate of Beuline Crawford Wilma T. Csont Fund Jeanette Marie Daigler (Class of 1965) and Aldine M. Tarbell (Class of 1946) Scholarship Fund Damon Family Fund Mason O. Damon Endowment Fund Grace Neff Daniels Memorial Fund Dorothy C. Darlak Memorial Fund Herbert F. & Bertha W. Darling Trust Herbert F. & Jane K. Darling Philanthropic Fund Louis R. Davidson Bequest Davis Family Fund Ethel M.C. Davis Scholarship Fund Madeline Davis LGBT Archives Endowment Fund The D-B Trust Eaton Deabold Scholarship Fund Deaconess Hospital Nurses Alumni Fund James and Ethel DeAmesy Fund Decillis Family Philanthropic Fund Eugene A. DeFelice, M.D. & Maryanne Harvey Fund Elizabeth Deichman Fund 45
ALL FUNDS Elizabeth Deichman Fund fbo Buffalo Animal Shelter
Marjorie & Mary Louise Emerson Bequest
Emmons B. Farrar Scholarship Fund
M. Dolores Denman Fund for Community Needs
Esther Link Emig Fund
June Farrington Fund
Fischle - Laesser Endowment Fund
Empire of America Federal Savings Bank Scholarship Fund
Ruth E. Farrington Bequest
Fisher Family Fund
Worth L. Farrington Fund
DePerno Family Fund
Barbara Ennis Endowment Fund
Virginia Deuel Memorial Fund
Erie County SPCA Fund
The Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Home Community Fund
Burt Flickinger, Jr. Leadership Fund
Loraine Altro Dietz Scholarship Fund
Herman G. & Emma A. Ernst Fund
Victor W. Farris Textbook Scholarship Fund
Heather J. DePaolo-Johnny Memorial Fund
Alfred H. & Irene N. Dobrak Trust
Harriet Frank Scholarship Fund
Stu & Nancy Dorfman Foundation
Fay & Fred Friedman Family Foundation Fund
Jeffrey T. and Jeanne R. Dorn Fund
Friends of Night People Endowment Fund
Paul P. Dosberg University of Pennsylvania Scholarship
Marjorie D. Frink Scholarship Fund
Paul P. Dosberg Charitable Fund - Endowed
Foundation For Jewish Philanthropies Fund
Paul P. Dosberg Charitable Fund - Non-Endowed
Fund for the Arts
Francis P. Douglas Memorial Fund
Fund for the Environment The Fund for Nature Roxette Burgos shared her experiences as a participant of The Young Philanthropists, a three-week program of the Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative designed to spark curiosity about grantmaking and inspire a passion for generosity.
Ross & Mary Alice Eckert Fund Dr. Kenneth H. Sr. & Marjorie B. Eckhert Fund
Sean P. Galliher, Jr. Scholarship Fund
Theodore S. Fassett Memorial Fund
Elizabeth Crosby Gardner Fund
Evans Bank Foundation Fund
Paul S. Feinstein Scholarship Fund
Helen S. Garms Bequest
Everywoman Legacy Fagin Family Foundation
David R. Fendrick Theatre Fund
Economic Self-Sufficiency Endowment Fund
The Evelyn Falk Fund for the North Collins School District
Donald Ferguson Fund Peter J. Ferraro Memorial Fund
Eden Community Foundation
Derek Falkenbach Scholarship Fund
Edward A. & Stephanie E. Fial Fund
FANA Scholarship Fund
Robert J. and Martha B. Fierle Scholarship Fund
Pauline Ellis Scholarship Fund
Galbraith Family Fund
Josephine & Michael Ervolina Charitable Fund
ECMC Lifeline Fund
Darwin E. & Evelyn E. Ellis Fund
Fuzak Family/Joan M. & Victor T. Fuzak Fund
William Paul Ganley Scholarship Fund
Eagan Family Endowment Fund Eastern Niagara Fund
George & Lydia Richards Form Endowment Fund
The Philip Frandina Scholarship Fund
Dopkins Philanthropic Fund
Peter Dominik, Helen & Paul Leon Drumsta Memorial Fund
G&W Follies Scholarship Fund
M. Florence Fraley Fund in memory of her son, George K. Fraley, Jr.
Holly Augspurger Donaldson Fund
Jerome Dreyfuss Scholarship Fund
Doris L. Flierl Trust
Frank S. Fosdick Scholarship
David Donald Fund
Henry and Constance Drew Foundation for Children
Anne Catt Filer Fund
Garman Family Foundation Gateway - Longview Future Fund Stacy Marie Geercken Scholarship Fund Gelman-Koessler Foundation Eleanor M. and Willard A. Genrich Scholarship Fund George Family Foundation
Leonard L. & Blanche F. Hank Fund
Herbert A. Hickman Fund
Andrew C. Hansen Scholarship Fund
Harry S. Hilliker Bequest
Daphne Hare Fund Harvard Summer Community Service Fund
David Nelson and Caroline Organ, team members at Brock, Schechter & Polakoff, LLP, a local CPA firm, listen to a panel of speakers discussing the revitalization of Buffalo’s waterfront at a Community Foundation event.
Mildred T. Hill Fund Hispanic Heritage Council’s Ralph R. Hernandez Bilingual Education Scholarship
Harvey Family Fund
Hispanic Women’s League Endowment Fund
Dominik Hasek Sports & Scholarship Fund
Historic & Architectural Landmarks Endowment Fund
Hawk Creek Foundation Fund
Carolynne Schutz Hoddick Memorial Campership Fund
Health Foundation of Western and Central New York Philanthropic Fund
Katharine Pingrey Hopkins Memorial Scholarship Fund
HealthNow Healthy Living Endowment Fund
L. Nelson Hopkins, Jr. Family Fund
HealthNow Healthy Living Fund
L. Nelson Hopkins, Jr. and Jane D. Hopkins Fund
Jean E. Gilmore Philanthropic Fund
Elmer P. Groben Memorial Fund
William J. & Frieda H. Heckelman Memorial Fund
The Anthony H. and Richard E. Gioia Fund
Thekla R. Groben Bequest Gronk Nation Youth Foundation
Leo J. Winter & Marie R. Winter Heim Fund
The John R. Hotchkin Memorial Endowment Fund
Dr. Alan J. Gross Dental Student Fund
Leo J. Winter & Marie R. Winter Heim Fund II
Marie S. and Frederic K. Houston Fund
Gordon R. & Gretchen S. Gross Family Fund
Ilene N. Hein Fund
Dr. Irene Hu and Ronald Chang Scholarship Fund
Lou Gross Memorial Fund
William Hengerer Company Fund
Robert and Sally Gioia Fund The Gisel Family Fund Norman Goldfarb Award Fund Dena Goldstein Memorial Scholarship Fund Gondree Family Fund Diane J. Goodberry Memorial Scholarship Fund William F. Goodson Bequest Josephine Goodyear Foundation 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 Grelick Family Foundation Roberta Grimm Charitable Gift Fund
Grosvenor Society Endowment Fund Seth Grosvenor Book and Material Endowment Fund G. R. S. Fund Joan Willard Gruen Philanthropic Fund
Loren Hendrix Memorial Award
Heritage Christian Services Anne Wolf Quality of Life Fund Margaret Bierl Herr Memorial Fund
The Mary Lou Hopkins Fund
Anne Sage Hubbell Fund Jayne & Phil Hubbell Foundation Margaret Huffman Scholarship Fund Martin R. Hughson Memorial Fund
Lillian M. Gruener Business Education Scholarship Fund William J.C. & Louise Grupp Memorial Fund Ray and Doris Guenter Scholarship Fund Charles & Marion Hahn Fund Joan Hetzelt Hanifin Memorial Fund Joan Hetzelt Hanifin Theatre Fund Thomas J. Hanifin BPO Fund II Rae A. Hanigan Memorial Fund
Peter C. Cornell Trust Advisors Jock Mitchell, Susan Cornell Wilkes and Stephen Cornell meet with the recipient of the S. Douglas Cornell Scholarship at The Park School.
ALL FUNDS Charles M. Knapp Educational Memorial Fund Florence L. Knorl Memorial Kensington High School Scholarship Fund Howard J. Knorl Scholarship Fund John T. and Carol V. Kociela Endowment John and Byron Koekkoek Endowment for Fair Housing Education The Community Foundation hosted a learning exchange called “Build Broader Communities in the Americas” for international philanthropic leaders through a collaboration with the C.S. Mott Foundation, the Inter-Americas Foundation and CF Leads, a national network of community foundations.
John and Byron Koekkoek Endowment for Fair Housing Education #2 Madeline A. Kraft Bequest Kreher Family Fund Howard G. Kreiner Bequest
Geoffrey Hull Memorial Scholarship Robert & Eileen Hull Fund John Hulley & Elizabeth Rydzynski-Hulley Fund H. Reed Hunt Fund Hutch-Tech Alumni Scholarship Fund Increasing Racial & Ethnic Equity Endowment Fund Industrial Educational Fund Ingleside Home Memorial Fund Theresa Elizabeth Insana Memorial Scholarship Fund International Association of Administrative Professionals Scholarship Fund Mariann Inzinna Camp Good Days & Special Times Fund Mariann Inzinna Extra Mile Fund Irish Classical Theatre Company Endowment Fund Bill and Jean Irr Family Foundation Irsch Fund The Jacobs Foundation Elizabeth R. Jacobs Foundation Grover & Isabel James Fund 48
A. Wesley Johns Fund (as established in the Will of June B. Johns) 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
Ruth M. Keeney Bequest
Krieger Family Fund
Howard Kellogg Trust
Albert P. & Maryon C. Krueger Fund
Kensington High School Alumni Association Fund Jenna Kern Memorial Scholarship Fund C. Taylor Kew Memorial Fund KeyBank Inclusive Economy Fund James William Kideney & Isabel Houck Kideney Fund Donald E. Killingbeck Memorial Fund Louise Kimberly Bequest Ralph Kimberly Bequest
Kucera - Graham Family Foundation L414 Children’s Memorial Fund Herbert P. Ladds, Jr. Scholarship Fund Allen & Lillian Laese Memorial Fund Allen & Lillian Laese Scholarship Fund Lafayette High School Scholarship Fund Dr. Harry G. LaForge Bequest
Kinerk Family Fund
Laird Family Foundation
Barbara King & Marion Mabee Memorial Fund
Langley Family Fund Frank P. Langley, Jr. Fund
Jane B. Kinkead Community Service Fund
Edith Haake Lankler Scholarship
Alfred H. & Emma M. Kirchhofer Fund
Janet K. Larkin & John D. Larkin III Fund
Kittinger Family Fund
Wilfred and Joan Larson Fund
Peter G. Karamanos II Scholarship Fund
Kiwanis Club of Kensington Fund
Albert H. Laub Bequest
Nellie Karlak Scholarship
Klein Family Philanthropic Fund
The Joy Family Foundation The William and Anne Joyce Fund Junior League of Buffalo 1919 Fund Kenneth R. Kahn & Linda Angert Kahn Fund
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Karsten Scholarship Fund
Albert J. Klinck Memorial Funds
Robert and Tammy Laughlin Fund Howard C. Laverack Bequest Lawley Insurance Scholarship Fund
Edmond & Margaretha Lawrence Fund
Barbara Wirtner Liberatore Fund
David & Marie Leamy Endowed Fund
The Library Foundation of Buffalo & Erie County Anonymous Donor Endowment Fund
Legacy II Fund Hubert George & Alice Shyne Leising Fund Jamie Lembeck Memorial Fund
Library Foundation of Buffalo & Erie County, Inc. Fund
Edward H. Letchworth Bequest
Library Foundation of Buffalo & Erie County, Inc Permanent Endowment Fund
Edward H. Letchworth Memorial Fund
Life Storage Foundation For A Better WNY
Mrs. Rosemary LoDestro Lett Memorial Fund Lewis Family Fund Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association Endowment Fund
Olga Murray Lindberg National League of American Pen Women Scholarship Fund
L.K.P. Trust Lockport Public Library Endowment Fund Lockport Public Library Endowment - Andrews Fund Locust Street Art Classes Forever Foundation Phillip C. and Josephine R. Saglibene-Lombardo Endowment Fund Jo Ann Long Charitable Fund William F. Long Fund George and Teresa Lukis Family Fund
Lions Blind & Charity Fund
Edward P. Lupfer Memorial Scholarship
Stanford Lipsey Scholarship Fund
Lutheran Charities of Western New York Endowment Fund
Lutheran Foundation of Western New York Endowment Fund Sam Lux Fund Katherine & John MacDonald Foundation Norman E. Mack II Fund The Maclay Family Foundation R & J Magavern Fund Antoinette Malanowicz Fund for Cancer Research Horace L. Mann Memorial Fund James & Margel Marean Endowed Fund Julia W. Marks Fund Marie A. Marshall Fund Martin House Endowment Fund Mabel Mason Fund Arlene & Ruth Mathews Fund Raymond F. May, M.D. Memorial Scholarship Fund Belton & Mabel McCarley Scholarship Fund Lilla B. McCready Bequest Heather A. McGowan Scholarship Fund Frank and Donna McGuire Fund Stephen C. McKinney Scholarship Fund Grace Fallon & Rapier Hayden McMenamy Fund Arthur J., Alice M. & Dr. James McMullen Memorial Fund Meals on Wheels of Buffalo & Erie County Endowment Barbara T. Meech & Robert B. Meech Fund Joseph and Riva Mehr Fund
Through a grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and a partnership with the Buffalo Public Schools, Dr. Tererai Trent visited Waterfront Elementary students to share a compelling and motivational story about her humble beginnings in Zimbabwe and her new book, The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can.
Robert H. & Rita Meier Memorial Scholarship Fund Melson Fund Ida M. Mevius Bequest
ALL FUNDS Niagara Education Foundation Fund Fund for Niagara Hospice Niagara Relicensing Environmental Coalition Fund Normandy Fund Robert and Marion North Fund NTHS Alliance for Higher Education & Development Fund The O’Neil-White Family Fund John R. Oishei Foundation Scholarship Program Fund Community Foundation President/CEO Clotilde Dedecker joined fellow charitySTRONG Board Member Janet Farrell, M&T Bank, and charitySTRONG Western New York Advisory Council member Michael Weiner, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, at the launch press event in late September. The Executive Director of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Anthony Bannon (center), spoke at the event about his organization’s motivation for joining charitySTRONG.
Middlebury Historical Society Fund
Edward H. Moeller Scholarship Fund
Thomas F. Miklejn Scholarship Fund
Mildred Moffat Bequest
Benjamin Milak Memorial Scholarship Fund
Mothers’ Club of Buffalo Scholarship Fund
Thomas and Jennie Militello Family Foundation Dr. Gustave P. Milkey & Janet B. Milkey Fund Alice Greger Miller Memorial Fund Lloyd A. Miller Scholarship Fund Susan & Richard Minekime Family Fund Sperry W. Miner Bequest Amos J. & Leigh Hunt Minkel Memorial Student Fund Marcella & Felix Mioducki Fund Miss Buffalo Fund Mitchell Family Philanthropic Fund
Richard H. Morse 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 The Park School Foundation of Buffalo Patricia L. Parkinson Scholarship Fund Norma & Samuel Payne Fund Pediatric Digestion & Motility Disorders Society Gretchen Rand Penney Bequest The Ralph F. Peo Fund People Inc. Foundation Endowment Fund People Inc. Foundation Support Fund The Perelandra Fund J. Warren Perry & Charles Donald Perry Memorial Trust Michael J. Perry Scholarship Fund Pet Emergency Endowment Fund The Peter and Tommy Fund Hanna Peters Trust
MPZ Endowment 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
The John R. Oishei Foundation Senior Vice President Blythe T. Merrill and Community Foundation Board Member Danis Gehl, both of whom are members of the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable, attended a train-the-trainer event for the Racial Equity Impact Analysis tool.
Frederick S. & Phyllis W. Pierce Family Fund
Members of the 43 x 79 Group, a business organization, met with Community Foundation scholarship recipients and shared stories about their backgrounds, education and careers.
Norma E. Pfeifer Fund
Phillips Lytle Foundation
PFLAG Buffalo/Niagara Endowment Fund
Alexander & Irene Phillips Scholarship Fund
Albert & Mildred Pfrender Bequest
Pickburn Memorial Fund for Wildlife
Susan Harvey Prentis Fund
Pieroni Greco Family Fund
Preservation Buffalo Niagara, Inc. Fund
Pinto Foundation Fund
Professional Engineers Fund
Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York Fund
David and Molly Quackenbush Fund
Police Athletic League of Buffalo Agency Endowment Fund
Lawrence Quinn Fund
Benny J. Polizzi Memorial Award Fund Edwin Polokoff Fund
Mary A. Hodson & Josephine E. Radziwon Memorial Scholarship Fund
Georgina Polokoff Fund
Elizabeth A. Rambo Bequest
Braman Pomeroy Trust
George F. Rand Bequest
Horace B. Pomeroy Fund
Mr. & Mrs. George F. Rand Memorial Fund
Edgar F. Pope Scholarship Fund Positive Youth Development Philanthropic Fund
Marnie Currie Quinones Scholarship Fund
George F. & Isabel W. Rand Memorial Fund Rare Book and Special Collections Endowment Fund
The Power of Endowment $2.0
All balances in millions
ORIGINAL GIFT IN 1975
VALUE IN 2016
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 late beloved 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 2016 the fund had grown to $1.3 million and had given another $1.6 million to support the changing needs of the community. 51
ALL FUNDS Mr. and Mrs. George Schaumleffel Scholarship Fund
Jacob F. and Wilma S. Schoellkopf Trust
Alan and Michele Scheff Family Fund
J.F. Schoellkopf, Jr. Bequest
Hy & Marjorie Scheff Foundation Hy & Marjorie Scheff Foundation #6 Edward C. Schlenker Trust Harley J. & Alice M. Schlieder Scholarship William Kenneth Schmitt Fund Schneider Family Fund
Ted Borowiak brought his two young children to the 21st Century Fund Presentation Event where members heard from eight organizations vying for a $100,000 grant that is awarded by its members every two years.
Gregory K. Raynor Memorial Fund
Elizabeth Pierce Olmsted Ross Fund
Read to Succeed Buffalo Endowment Fund
Natalie Kubera Roth Fund
Reilly Family Foundation
Natalie Kubera Roth Fund for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Ruth B. Reinhardt Memorial Scholarship Fund
Jane Ruff Memorial Fund Rumsey Fund
Eugene T. Reville Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Rung Family Foundation
Charles Elbert Rhodes Scholarship Bequest
Michael W. Russell Fund
Douglas L. Rehlaender Trust
Molly & Luke Rich Mental Health Fund Sara B. Richmond Scholarship Fund Mr. & Mrs. Raymond J. Riefler Memorial Fund Mr. & Mrs. Raymond J. Riefler Scholarship Fund
Norman A. Schoell Scholarship Fund Alfred H. Schoellkopf-Elizabeth Pierce Olmsted, M.D. Center for the Visually Impaired Alfred H. SchoellkopfRoswell Park Emmie F. Schoellkopf Fund Jacob F. SchoellkopfJefferson Penn Fund The Jacob F. Schoellkopf Trust for the University of Buffalo Jacob F. & Wilma S. Schoellkopf Foundation 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 Melba & Richard Seibold Fund Irene Klingener Selover Fund Albert R. & Alma E. Shadle Endowment Fund Sgt. Daniel Shaw Memorial Fund
Rupp Scholarship Award Fund The Nelson Russell Memorial Fund C. Gordon Ryther Memorial Scholarship Fund John P. Samson Memorial Fund Sandstone Trust Howard T. Saperston Sr. Trust
Charles and Alice Rolland Scholarship Fund
Philip S. Savage Trust
Arthur H. & Olga M. Rosche Environmental Education Fund
Say Yes Buffalo Scholarship Fund
Ross Family Fund
Norman A. Schoell Charitable Foundation Inc. Philanthropic Scholarship Fund
J.F. Schoellkopf IV Memorial Fund
Estelle Sawyer Writing Award
C. Edgar & Roberta S. Schabacker Trust
Community Foundation Board Member Gary Mucci chatted with Foundation team member Mignon Otis during a Board luncheon.
Society of Financial Service Professionals Buffalo Chapter Endowment Fund
Daunt & Irene Stenzel Scholarship Fund
Swain Family Fund
Christina M. Sonne Fund
The E.W. Dann Stevens Perpetual Endowment Fund
Swanson Community Fund
Bernard and Carolyn Shilt Scholarship Fund
Elizabeth & Mary June Sonnenberg Scholarship Fund
Charles E. Stewart Memorial Fund
Bernard & Estelle Siegel Fund
Robert G. Sr. & Loretta L. Spampata Fund for Education
Charles F. Stewart Scholarship Fund
Catherine Swerdloff Bequest
Special Fund #7
Grace & Francis Stewart Humanities Scholarship
Walter P. Sy, M.D. Scholarship Fund
Evelyn Stiem Fund
Richard C.R. Taggesell Fund
Brenda Kurtz Shelton & Harry C. Shelton Fund Shifflet-Steffan Scholarship Fund
Sigma Alpha Nu Scholarship Fund Leonard S. Sikora Scholarship Fund
Dr. Ralph and Lynn Sperrazza Family Scholarship
Thomas Swan Fund Joseph & Loretta Swart Fund Evelyn Swarts Fund Swift Family Philanthropic Fund
The Talboys Family Fund Charles L. “Bud” Van Arsdale asked the Wyoming Foundation to carry on his late wife Mardi’s legacy by
Ambassador Paul D. Taylor ‘56 Scholarship Fund Cecil J. Terwilliger Scholarship Fund
supporting the organizations she
Edna M. Theobald Trust
loved during her lifetime, in her
William F. Thiel Trust
Lisa Georger Thompson Memorial Fund
“I absolutely believe that we should all do what we can to help future generations. The Foundation makes it easy for us to do this.” – Charles L. “Bud” Van Arsdale.
Tifft Nature Preserve Fund Stephen W. Tilton Bequest Fund Richard Tobe and Susan B. Tobe Donor Advised Fund Tobin/Filvaroff Family Endowment
Audrey and Lawrence Silverstein Foundation
Herman Spiegel & Amanda Spiegel Memorial Fund
The Stockton Family Fund
Marjorie Joyce Simmons Memorial Medical Fund
Janet M. Sporleder Scholarship Fund
The Thomas K. Singer Charitable Trust
St. John Hospice Endowment Fund
Morton & Joan Stovroff Children’s Programming Endowment Fund
Michele Sirianni Resident Education Fund
Janina B. Staniewicz Scholarship Fund
Barbara C. Stanikunas Scholarship Fund
Joe & Brett Ski Scholarship Fund Dr. Barnett A. Slepian Memorial Fund Edna Foster Smith Bequest Gretchen L. & A. Warren Smith, Jr. Changing Needs Fund A. Warren Smith, Jr. & Gretchen L. Smith Fund Harris N. Snyder Fund
Lucie M. Stanton Memorial Trust Lucie M. Stanton Scholarship Fund
Mr. & Mrs. Franz T. Stone Trust
Daniel W. Streeter Memorial Fund Ralph W. & Jane P. Strobel Memorial Fund
Margaret & Glenn Tome Scholarship Fund City of Tonawanda Library Endowment Fund Tops Friendly Markets Art & Music Scholarship Jim Y. and Emilia M. Tou Foundation Elinor Townsend Trust
Mark E. Strome Scholarship Fund
Ethel Vick Wallace Townsend Memorial Fund
Studio Arena Theatre School Fund
Townson Family Foundation
Ellsworth M. Statler Trust
Adele W. & Francis X. Sturner Trust
Rosemarie C. Steeb Endowment Fund
Judy Summer Library Endowment Fund
Lee Ann Steiner / James A. Bourne Fund
Sustainable Use Fund of WNY John P. & Lorraine Altwater Sutkus Charitable Fund
Eleanor R. Treiber Art Scholarship Fund Trocaire College Endowment Fund Turin Fund Dr. Clarence A. Tyler Scholarship Fund 53
ALL FUNDS Betty Ball Wilder Fund William and Betty Wilder Scholarship Fund Dorothy Barrow Wilding Fund James Wilding Fund Walter Wiles Charitable Fund Henrietta M. Wiley Bequest Wilson Free Library Forever Friends Endowment Fund The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Endowment Fund for Design and Access
Members of the community attended a presentation by the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable at the Buffalo History Museum.
Jim & Donna Tyrpak Family Fund United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Endowment United Way Human Services Fund Urban Christian Ministries Fund
Gary Weidman Fund
Aaron Matthew Waldeck Scholarship Fund
Western New York Land Conservancy Endowment Fund
Elizabeth DeWees Walker Scholarship Fund Helen V. Walker Bequest
USS The Sullivans (DD537) Fund
William B. Walsh Trust Fund
Marjorie and Charles Van Arsdale Family Fund
Margaret M. Ward Bequest
Marjorie Z. Van Arsdale Fund William L. Van Schoonhoven Fund Blanch H. Van Valkenburgh Scholarship Fund Variety Club Foundation Fund 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
Kuang Mei Wang Fund
Bernard D. Welt & Ida Z. Welt Fund
Charlotte Potter Whitcher Trust Alyne D. White Bequest Fern J. White & Neva A. Jackling Scholarship Fund
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Endowment Fund for Caregiving The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Endowment Fund for Community Assets The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Legacy Fund for the Community Foundation The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Endowment Fund for the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Wish Gift program to benefit Hunter’s Hope Foundation The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Endowment Fund for Youth Sports
Fred H. & Lorene L. White Fund
The Ward Family Fund Dr. Paul L. Warner Memorial Chemistry Award Edward and Kathleen Warnke Foundation Eileen and Rupert Warren Charitable Fund 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
Michael Butler, Community Foundation client, greets former Board Chair Jerry Castiglia at a client learning event in early fall.
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Endowment Fund to benefit Western New York Amateur Football Alliance WNY Lacrosse for Kids WNY MEET Fund WNY Womenâ€™s Foundation Dick Wohler Hutch-Tech Professional Engineering Scholarship Paul Wojtaszek Scholarship Fund
Genevieve Wojtusiak Fund Polly Rumsey Wolfe Fund
The Zebro Fund
Lucinda Yang Scholarship Fund
Gustav & Grete M. Zimmer Bequest
Wyoming County Medical & Nursing Scholarships
YMCA Buffalo Niagara Agency Endowment Fund
Wyoming Foundation Endowment Fund
YouthTime YWCA of Niagara Fund
Wyoming Free Library Fund
YWCA of Niagara Ruth N. Downes Fund for Domestic Violence
Yahoo Community Benefit Fund Yahoo Community Development Fund
Laurette Zwelling Fund
YWCA of Niagara Munk/ Human Memorial Scholarship Trust
The Power of Endowment $5.0
All balances in millions
$0.0 ORIGINAL GIFT IN 1991
VALUE IN 2016
TOTAL GRANTS TO CHARITY Since 1991
To honor his wifeâ€™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 million and has given $3.4 million in grants in their names to the community and organizations she cared about so deeply.
PERMANENT LEGACIES, CHARITABLE INVESTMENTS AND FUNDING PARTNERS Individuals, families, foundations and organizations entrusted more than $57 million to the Community Foundation in 2016. These dollars gave individuals and families an instrument for passing down family values while providing support for favorite causes, created
Anonymous (2) Mr. Jeffrey Adams Jim and Kristin Allen Amherst Central School District Joyce and Stuart Angert Estate of Lawrence Appleby Mrs. Ione B. Arrick Glenn W. Arthurs Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Ash Dr. Fred and Mary Ervolina Atkins The Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation Balbach Family Foundation Mr. Charles Balbach Bank of America Charitable Foundation Mrs. Allene C. Barans
sources of perpetual support for treasured nonprofit organizations and helped co-fund work on education, the arts and the environment. Below is a list of those who entrusted $1,000 or more in charitable assets to the Community Foundation in 2016.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Bruner
City Mission Society, Inc.
Mrs. Ruth L. Davis
Ms. Ruth D. Bryant and Mr. Earl M. Lynch
Michael and Joan Cohen Mr. & Mrs. David J. Colligan
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony D. Decillis
Robert and Mary Ann Budin Buffalo Bills Foundation Buffalo Harbor Cruises
Mr. Michael J. Collins and Dr. Kathleen Oâ€™Leary Ms. Anne Conable
Delaware North Companies, Inc.
The Buffalo Seminary
Dr. Elizabeth B. Conant and Ms. Camille Cox
Ms. Tracy Cardwell
Mr. Angelo F. Coniglio
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Castiglia
Ms. Lisa Corrin
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard A. Castrianno
Estate of Wilma Csont
Drs. Henry and Bonita Durand
James and Gayle Eagan
James H. Cummings Foundation, Inc.
East Hill Foundation
Mr. James E. Cheesman Childrenâ€™s Foundation of Erie County Chur Family Foundation Ciminelli Development Company, Inc.
Ms. Nancy Barnwell
Louis P. Ciminelli Family Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. James M. Barrett
James and Martha Cipriani
Ms. C. Elizabeth Crump
Curbell Plastics, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Demakos Estate of Virgina Deuel Dr. and Mrs. Stuart Dorfman
Herbert F. & Bertha W. Darling Trust
Erie-Niagara Chapter of the NYS Society of Professional Engineers
The Davis Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Ervolina, Jr.
Mark and Nancy Davis
Ms. Susan G. Ervolina
Ms. Melissa Baumgart
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Ess
Henry and Susan Beamer
Ms. Xandra Ess
Friends of Bennett High School
Everywoman Opportunity Center, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Berardi
Dr. and Mrs. Marshall D. Fagin
James and Joanne Biltekoff
The Celia Lipton & Victor W. Farris Foundation
The Friends and Family of Brian Blesy
Robert J. & Martha B. Fierle Foundation
Estate of Robert Bodkin Mr. Robert J. Bojdak and Ms. Sarah Williams Gary and Willow Brost Mr. Keirn C. Brown, Jr.
Adrian F. & Clotilde PerezBode Dedecker
First Niagara Bank Foundation Community Foundation clients and 21st Century Fund members Glenys and Michael Butler cast their votes during the Final Vote Event.
Dr. Mildred J. Fischle
Mr. Angelo Liberatore Mr. Paul Liberatore Mrs. Janet E. Long Lougen, Valenti, Bookbinder & Weintraub, LLP M & T Charitable Foundation Mr. Charles E. Maclay, Jr. Bill and Linda Magavern Magavern Pool, Inc. Mr. Sam Magavern and Ms. Monica Angle Attendees celebrated the importance of philanthropy during the Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative’s fourth annual Pay It Forward Awards.
Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon R. Gross
Tracy Johnson, Ph.D
Lawrence and Deborah Franco
Mr. Pete Grum
Roberta and Michael Joseph
Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Fuzak
Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Western New York
Ms. Dottie Gallagher-Cohen and Mr. Pascal Cohen
The Carlos & Elizabeth Heath Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Sean P. Galliher Sr.
HealthNow New York Inc.
Mr. Dennis J. Galucki and Ms. Barbara Mierzwa
William S. Hein & Company Foundation
Garman Family Foundation
Heritage Christian Services Foundation
Dr. Danis J. Gehl and Mr. Scott W. Gehl
Mr. Owen Herne and Ms. Lisa Manchester
General Motors Foundation Mr. Jeffrey M. Genrich
Mr. and Mrs. Sherlock A. Herrick
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy R. George
Jeff and Shelly Hirschberg Hodgson Russ LLP
Mr. and Mrs. William G. Gisel, Jr.
Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME)
Dr. Philip L. Glick and Dr. Drucy S. Borowitz
Frederic and Marie Houston
Dr. Grant Golden and Deborah A. Goldman
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Hulley
Jeffrey and Michelle Goldfarb
Mr. Philip H. Hubbell Mr. Roger L. Hungerford Hunt Charitable Foundation
Dr. Samuel Goodloe, Jr.
Tom and Martha Hyde
Henry and Judy Gorino
Irr Supply Centers, Inc.
Dr. Susan P. Graham and Dr. Jon C. Kucera
Mr. William R. Irr
Dr. Ellen Grant
Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy M. Jacobs, Jr.
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Ms. Elizabeth R. Jacobs
Mr. Paul E. Jacobs
Bruce and Gail Johnstone Mr. Todd M. Joseph and Ms. Barbara J. Ostfeld Mr. William L. Joyce and Mrs. Anne Harding Joyce JPMorgan Chase & Co Junior League of Buffalo, Inc.
The Marks Family Foundation Martin House Restoration Corporation Gerard and Barbara Mazurkiewicz Ms. Cinda McKinney Medina Sandstone Society, Inc. Jeffrey and Karin Meyer Mrs. Mary Ann Milak-Young and Rev. David R. Young Jock and Betsy Mitchell Alex Montante
Dr. Jeanette and Dr. Barbara Jurasek
Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Kahn
The Mulroy Family Foundation
Mr. Emil J. Karcich Key Bank Foundation
F.E. Munschauer Family Foundation
Mr. Dwight E. King and Ms. Leslie L. Duggleby
Michael and Lorrie Munschauer
The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc.
Mr. Kenneth Myszka
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Kresse Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Kuettel Lake Shore Savings Bank Mr. and Mrs. Robert Laughlin Lawley Insurance Inc. Patrick P. Lee Foundation Dr. Murray Levine Lewiston Porter Alumni Association
Mr. Gary L. Mucci, Esq.
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary NativityMiguel Middle School of Buffalo Dr. and Mrs. Harry S. Newman Sanford and Margery Nobel Mr. and Mrs. Alphonso O’Neil-White Ocean Reef Community Foundation Inc. The John R. Oishei Foundation 57
PERMANENT LEGACIES, CHARITABLE INVESTMENTS AND FUNDING PARTNERS, continued Mr. James R. Owen
Jennifer J. Parker, J.D
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Spampata, Jr.
Mrs. Patricia Tufillaro
Uniland Development Corporation
Mr. Roger P. Spampata
Pierce Family Charitable Foundation
The Statler Foundation Dr. Richard Stockton, Jr.
Mrs. Priya Pinto
Mrs. Ruth V. Stockton
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Pollock
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen T. Swift
Dr. Kevin and Merle Pranikoff
Ronald and Margaret Talboys
Mr. Lawrence Quinn
Estate of Edwin O. Tilton
Dr. Francisco and Janet Vasquez
Ms. Alicia A. Quinones
Richard Tobe and Susan Bring Tobe
Ms. Melva D. Visher Vogt Family Foundation, Inc.
Ms. Nancy Tobin
Connie* and Jack Walsh
Michael and LindaMarie Todd
Walsh Duffield Insurance
R&P Oak Hill, LLC Rand Capital Corporation Ms. Linda G. Ray Tom and Mary Reagan Rich Family Foundation, Inc.
Mrs. Martha Townson
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Univera Healthcare Mr. Charles L. Van Arsdale Mr. George VanArsdale and Ms. Elizabeth Osta
The Weissman Family Foundation
Western New York Foundation
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Matching Grants Program Winthrop Financial, Inc. WNY Women’s Foundation Mr. Charles E. Wright and Ms. Lina Marie Voutour Yahoo! Dr. Joan Yang Ms. Rae Ellen Zahradnik Mr. Michael Zeisler Zeron Foundation *deceased
Mr. and Mrs. David Rogers Dr. Andrew Rudnick Hugh and Linda Russ Mr. and Mrs. David P. Rust Saldanha Family Foundation Sandhill Investment Management
The Power of Endowment $2.0 $1.8 $1.6
Say Yes To Education Inc. Mr. Robert A. Scharf and Dr. Lawrence Van Heusen
All balances in millions
Mr. and Mrs. Alan K. Scheff
Mr. and Mrs. Hyman M. Scheff
Jane A.C. Schmieder, Esq.
Jake and Katie Schneider The Norman A. Schoell Charitable Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Kevin W. Sexton Shawangunk Runners Mrs. Brenda K. Shelton Mr. and Mrs. David A. Silverstein Mr. Nick Sinatra John Somers/Harmac Medical Products, Inc 58
$0.6 $0.4 $0.2
$0.0 ORIGINAL GIFT IN 1936
VALUE IN 2016
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 $1.6 million today. In the meantime, it has given grants of $2 million in the client’s name to organizations in our community.
PAST CHAIRS OF THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BOARD Jacob F. Schoellkopf 1919–1922 Frank B. Baird 1922–1923 Jacob G. Joseph 1923–1927 Oliver Cabana, Jr. 1927–1933 George F. Rand 1933–1942 Edward H. Letchworth, Esq. 1942–1958 Charles H. Diefendorf 1958–1966 J.F. Schoellkopf, IV 1966–1969 Charles H. Diefendorf 1970–1971 George C. Letchworth 1971–1973 Howard T. Saperston, Sr. 1973–1975 Robert I. Millonzi, Esq. 1975–1977 Adelbert Fleischmann, Esq. 1977–1978 Mrs. C. Taylor Wettlaufer 1978–1980 Irvine J. Kittinger, Jr. 1980–1981 Mrs. George D. Unger 1981–1985 Philip M. Marshall, Esq. 1985–1987
Edwin Polokoff 1987–1989 Richard B. McCormick 1989–1991 Mrs. Warren W. Lane 1991–1993 Ronald J. Anthony 1993–1994 John T. Smythe 1994–1995 James B. Denman, Esq. 1995–1996 Gordon R. Gross, Esq. 1997–1998 Holly A. Donaldson 1999–2000 Ruth D. Bryant 2001–2002 Joseph F. Crangle 2003–2003 Robert D. Gioia 2004–2006 Joseph J. Castiglia 2007–2008 Andrew J. Rudnick, Ph.D. 2009–2010 Alphonso O’Neil-White 2011–2012 Gerard Mazurkiewicz 2013–2014
PAST EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS/PRESIDENTS/CEOS Dr. Frances Hollingshead 1920–1932 Sara Kerr 1932–1940, 1941–1947 Lars S. Potter 1940–1941 Daniel W. Streeter 1947–1963 Carlton P. Cooke 1963–1969
Charles E. Stewart 1970–1979 William L. Van Schoonhoven 1979–1996 Gail Johnstone 1997–2007
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION 2016 BOARD MEMBERS
1. Marsha Joy Sullivan CHAIR
2. William L. Joyce CHAIR-ELECT
3. Melissa Baumgart VICE CHAIR
4. Francisco Vasquez, Ph.D.
5. Gary L. Mucci, Esq. SECRETARY
6. Ross Eckert TREASURER DIRECTORS
7. James Biltekoff 8. Gary Brost 9. Anne Conable* 10. Bonnie R. Durand, Ph.D. 11. Lawrence C. Franco, Esq. 12. Dottie Gallagher-Cohen 13. Danis J. Gehl, Ph.D. 14. Allen “Pete” Grum 15. Alice Jacobs, J.D. 16. Alex Montante 17. Alphonso O’Neil-White 18. Jennifer J. Parker, J.D. 19. Michael Piette, Esq.* 20. Katie Schneider 21. Richard Stockton, Ph.D. 22. John N. Walsh, III *Ex-officio 61
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