Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo 2021 Annual Report

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collaboration

2021 Annual Report


on the cover: Tulip Poplar Tree in South Park, photo by Margaret Lapp

above: Red Oak Trees in South Park, photo by Zhi Ting Phua


Resiliency

is in our nature

Just as a mighty oak is anchored and nourished by its roots, it takes a widespread and interconnected support system to help a community thrive. At the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, we are honored to participate in collaborative efforts that are nurturing transformational change and equitable growth in our region. Thanks to your generosity and trust, we are able to tap into meaningful partnerships and activate innovative ideas to address both longstanding and urgent community needs. Fortified by more than 100 years of experience and productive relationships, we will continue to work on your behalf to take Western New York to new heights.

Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker President/CEO, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Melissa G. Baumgart Chair, Board of Directors, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo


Cultivating

a family tradition of giving back

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DEDRICK FAMILY

“We try to be good community members. That has always been a mandate in our family,” reflects Paige Dedrick Thompson. Paige and her younger brother, Bram, grew up in Western New York, the children of Paul and Eden Dedrick. From them, she learned the importance of giving back. Paige’s parents met while Paul was running a dairy farm in Delevan, and Eden was a college student working in the local toy industry with her own father. They began dating in 1985. The following year, they founded Buffalo Games and, more than 30 years later, sold the thriving business. The Dedricks knew they wanted to make a charitable gift with the proceeds and include their grown children in their giving. “After the sale of our business, we hoped to begin something that would be more impactful than anything we had been able to do before, and to be plugged in with localized giving initiatives,” said Eden. After discussing the Community Foundation with their attorneys, who were familiar with its work in the region, Eden and Paul established a fund in 2018, and they put their children in charge of making all grant decisions. The Dedrick Family Fund supports various causes that are important to all four of them, including racial equity and the environment.

Through the Community Foundation, Paige and her brother have continued their learning about philanthropy, and their family has been able to connect with and support local organizations like Providence Farm Collective, which works toward cultivating farmer-led and community-rooted agriculture and food systems to actualize the rights of underserved people. “The support role of the Community Foundation has been extremely helpful,” Paige said. “The Community Foundation really takes the time to understand the kind of giving that we are interested in doing and is making our dollars go a lot farther than they might have gone otherwise.”

“A F TER THE S A LE OF OUR BUSINE S S , WE HOPED TO BEGIN SOME THING TH AT WOULD

be more impactful TH A N A N Y THING WE H A D B EEN A BLE TO D O BEFORE, A ND TO B E PLUGGED IN

Left: Paige Dedrick Thompson (center) spends time at Providence Farm Collective in Orchard Park with Kristin Heltman-Weiss, Executive Director (left), and Mahamud Mberwa (right), Farm Mentor and Incubator Farmer.

WITH LOC A LIZED GI V ING INITI ATI V E S .”

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Creating an

evergreen legacy

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ANNE L. BIRD

“The question for me is—and always has been— what are the most important causes that I should contribute to? How can I be a good steward?” Those were sentiments the late Anne Bird shared with the Community Foundation. Whether contributing to causes most important to her or figuring out how to support the everchanging needs of Western New York, those were the questions she always strived to answer with the Community Foundation’s help. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1927, Anne graduated from Duke University in North Carolina, then headed to Ohio, where she met her husband, Charles. They started a family and lived in several American and Canadian cities before settling in East Aurora in 1966. Years later, when the couple began thinking about how they would leave their mark on Western New York, they were introduced to the Community Foundation by their attorney. In 2001, they established the Charles A. & Anne L. Bird Fund to support the organizations they cared about.

After Charles passed away in 2005, Anne, a lifelong learner, continued to study our region’s needs and solutions through the Community Foundation’s newsletters and annual community impact tours. Those experiences expanded her charitable interests. A 2010 tour to a local urban farm that works with teens to build community through growing and selling vegetables, composting, chicken raising and fish farming was really meaningful to Anne. She began supporting the organization because it reminded her of similar work her late grandson had done. “I will contribute to honor the memory of my smart, funny and dedicated grandson and to ensure the continuance of the kind of youth development work he prized so highly,” Anne shared. As Anne’s giving changed over time, her ongoing commitment to learn and think about how she could make a significant impact shaped her legacy. Upon Anne’s death in 2020, her endowment supports the areas of mental health, urban farming, food distribution, the stewardship of water resources, and specific charities important to her and Charles. Because Anne understood there will always be community needs that cannot be foreseen, she also created an endowment for the changing needs of Western New York over time. Through these funds, Anne continues to be a good steward of the community she loved so much.

Above: Charles and Anne Bird at about the time they started their fund. Left: Anne Bird stands outside the Central Terminal on a Community Foundation impact tour in 2017. COMMUNIT Y FOUNDATION FOR GRE ATER BUFFA LO 2021 ANNUAL REPORT | 7


A gift that will

bloom forever

Wilfred and Joan Larson

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WILFRED AND JOAN L ARSON

Wilfred (Will) and Joan Larson were high school sweethearts who met in Brooklyn, New York, and married in 1949. The couple started a family and moved around as they advanced in their careers, landing in Buffalo in the early 1980s when Will got a job with Bristol-Myers, where he worked until he retired. The Larsons were active members of the community, and Will served on many nonprofit boards, including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Upon retirement, the couple moved to Naples, Florida, and spent their summers in Leland, Michigan, but Buffalo always remained near and dear to their hearts. When it came time to plan their charitable legacy, Will and Joan wanted to be able to continue to support performing arts, conservation and education in the three communities they called home. To maximize their generosity, they worked with their attorney to transition their private foundation to the community foundations in all three regions that were important to them, including the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.

“From Will and Joan’s perspective, this made the most sense. They could make grants while they were alive and support the areas they cared about after their passing, forever,” explained the Larsons’ close family friend and attorney, who was asked by Will and Joan to make grant decisions in their names after their lifetimes. Their attorney appreciates that the Community Foundation handles the administrative burden so clients can focus on their giving. Now that both Will and Joan have passed, their fund at the Community Foundation supports nonprofits and causes that were meaningful to them such as cultural organizations, access to educational opportunities and the environment. “Will and Joan always felt an obligation to help every community that they were a part of,” noted their attorney. Through the Community Foundation, their generosity will live on forever.

“ W I L L A N D J O A N A LW AY S F E LT A N O B L I G AT I O N

to help every community TH AT THE Y WERE A PA RT OF.”

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Putting down roots for the future

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HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES MADE EQUAL (HOME)

Neighborhoods are where the American dream comes to life, where we plant roots and build a better life for our children. The neighborhoods that we live in shape our experiences, opportunities and collective future, and owning a home in our neighborhood of choice can provide us with both a sense of belonging and a feeling of security. However, not all houses in all areas have traditionally been available to everyone. In the early 1960s, discrimination prevented people from purchasing homes in their desired neighborhoods. As a result, Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) was established in 1963 to promote the value of diversity and to ensure that all people have an equal opportunity to live in the housing and communities of their choice. “We are about advocacy, outreach, education, and the creation of affordable housing opportunities,” said DeAnna Eason, Executive Director of HOME. “We feel strongly that no one should be denied housing based on their protected class.” By providing families with security deposits, assisting clients with forms needed to stay in their property and partnering with fair housing investigators, HOME remains dedicated to promoting fair opportunities for all current and prospective homeowners today. Left page: DeAnna Eason, Executive Director of HOME, at the HOME offices in Buffalo. Left: HOME volunteers in 1965.

To ensure it will be able to advance housing equity for years to come, in 2011, HOME established an endowment at the Community Foundation. “We recognize what the Community Foundation has done in terms of building partnerships, and we appreciate its listening approach to learning about HOME and its future goals,” said Chuck Colston, HOME Board Chair. “The Foundation is a trusted partner with deep local knowledge.”

“ THE END OWMENT AT THE COMMUNIT Y FOUNDATION A LLOWS HOME TO PUT ROOTS D OWN, SIMIL A R TO WH AT WE HOPE TO D O FOR OUR CLIENTS , PROV IDE S TA BILIT Y A ND HELP ENSURE A

foundation for the future.” The endowment has helped HOME plan for the future knowing it has a perpetual source of funding. “If there is something we can do to make it easier for the folks who experience discrimination— if we can provide some education, advocacy and enforcement—then that is what we want to do. That is why this fund was created,” DeAnna said. “The endowment at the Community Foundation allows HOME to put roots down, similar to what we hope to do for our clients, provide stability and help ensure a foundation for the future.”

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A visionary

community investment

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R ALPH C. WILSON, JR. FOUNDATION

With theaters, museums and concert halls reopening their doors, the Western New York arts and cultural scene is ready for its next act as an anchor for our region’s economic growth. Recognizing the importance of the arts sector to the Western New York economy, in December 2021, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announced a $100 million commitment to support the financial strength and long-term viability of Western New York’s arts and culture community through an endowment at the Community Foundation. As the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation spends down its funding by 2035, it is identifying meaningful ways to carry on Mr. Wilson’s name and charitable legacy long after the Foundation’s life span. “By partnering with the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, we know that this endowment will permanently support the operations and sustainability of the region’s nonprofit arts and culture organizations for generations to come. This is a meaningful way to extend the legacy of Mr. Wilson,” said Jim Boyle, Vice President of Programs & Communications, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation.

The endowment will carry out the wishes of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation’s trustees by centering inclusion and access to strengthen the arts and culture sector today, tomorrow and forever through three efforts. The first is creating permanent operational funding streams for 13 of the region’s largest arts and culture institutions that play a critical role as economic drivers. In addition to allowing these organizations to continue being strong and viable, the funding is designed to encourage development of creative, audience-centered initiatives that make them more inclusive, welcoming and accessible places for all. The second effort is a grant process that will provide $500,000 annually to support primarily small to mid-sized arts and culture organizations across eight counties of Western New York, plus Monroe County. In 2022, the Community Foundation will work with sector leaders to conduct listening and engagement sessions to shape the specifics of this opportunity, and the first grants will be awarded by the end of the year. Finally, $250,000 per year will be dedicated to the Community Foundation’s efforts to manage the grants process and support an inclusive and thriving arts sector.

Left: Installation view of Swoon: Seven Contemplations at Albright-Knox Northland, September 26, 2020–January 10, 2021. Right: Leaders from the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor and its anchor institutions celebrate with Mary Wilson, lifetime trustee of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, at the announcement in December. Scan this QR code to learn more about the investment. COMMUNIT Y FOUNDATION FOR GRE ATER BUFFA LO 2021 ANNUAL REPORT | 13


“The true meaning of life is to plant trees,

under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” —

NELSON HENDERSON


collaborative INITI ATI V E S

Letchworth State Park, photo by John Witt Photography


WNY COVID -19 COMMUNIT Y RESPONSE FUND

From collaboration blossoms change When the pandemic arrived on our doorsteps in mid-March 2020, dozens of funders in Western New York quickly joined forces to respond to the rapidly changing needs in our community. In 2021, we continued to face serious challenges, loss and uncertainty together. Led by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, The John R. Oishei Foundation, the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York, and the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, a convening call was held on March 13, 2020, to assess the willingness to stage a coordinated and regional philanthropic response. The answer was a resounding “yes,” and the WNY COVID-19 Community Response Fund was created. The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, Peter & Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation and the Western New York Foundation joined in leading the effort that rapidly grew to include more than 60 funding partners. You can see a full list of all who contributed at WNYResponds.org. The Fund’s response included two approaches to grantmaking through a racial equity lens:

IMMEDIATE RESPONSE GR ANTS

MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER

The Fund’s first priority was to ensure that dollars were distributed as efficiently and effectively as possible to organizations serving on the front lines responding to the crisis.

As the crisis unfolded, the funders collaborative raised an important question: How do we use this moment and unprecedented collaboration to innovate and strengthen our region’s ability to face the future?

In 2020 and 2021, four rounds of funding totaling more than $11.3 million addressed immediate needs in our community in the areas of food, housing, healthcare, childcare, mental health, transportation and other emergency services. Funding went to organizations serving residents throughout the eight counties of Western New York and were granted strategically to fill gaps in emergency needs until public funding became available.

The answer was to create the Moving Forward Together initiative to address critical systems in need. It proactively convened efforts and also issued a call to nonprofit leaders to propose collaborative solutions. To date, the Fund has granted $2.42 million to support 18 Moving Forward Together initiatives encompassing more than 680 partners across Western New York. This work is facilitated by the Community Foundation and expected to continue in 2022 and beyond.

Top needs covered:

housing

healthcare

childcare

mental health

food

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transportation


EX AMPLES OF MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS Food System SYSTEMIC CHALLENGE:

We all should have the opportunity, and access, to put healthy and affordable food on the table while supporting our local producers.

COMMUNITY SOLUTION: Food Future WNY is an initiative of the Fund

that is led by the Western New York Foundation. This solution includes a community-focused, regionally coordinated planning effort facilitated by a national team of four food system experts working side by side with a diverse group of 19 key stakeholders, including urban and rural farmers and distribution partners like FeedMore WNY and FoodLink. The planning effort is expected to take approximately 18 months and finish in June 2022. You can learn more at FoodFutureWNY.org.

The team leading Food Future WNY visits Gakwi:yo:h Farms and enjoys traditional mush made by Michael Snyder as he shares how the Seneca Nation of Indians is working to preserve its rich agricultural legacy.

Digital Access SYSTEMIC CHALLENGE:

Given how the pandemic has changed our world, everyone should be able to easily and affordably press a button to connect with the digital world for school, work and life, including telemedicine.

COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS:

1 | The WNY COVID-19 Community Response Fund proactively convened a community-wide coalition to bring together all the stakeholders advocating for digital equity and inclusion throughout Western New York. The WNY Digital Equity Coalition, led by the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation, includes more than 50 community partners working to inventory existing resources and advocate for our region’s fair share of funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that was passed in late 2021. Learn more at wnydigitalequity.org.

2 | In Orleans County, a group of stakeholders developed an idea to address residents’ lack of understanding about how to use critical digital tools. A Moving Forward Together grant made to the Orleans Digital Literacy Initiative has allowed the group, led by the Orleans United Way, to evaluate and prioritize 14 solutions designed to improve digital literacy among residents in this rural community. Solutions include hiring technology coaches and creating basic internet education programs that are easy to access through local nonprofit groups, libraries and community organizations.

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GRE ATER BUFFALO R ACIAL EQUIT Y ROUNDTABLE

Growing partnerships to

accelerate equity Advancing racial equity in our community requires a unique balance of urgency and long-term commitment. Building trusted partnerships and coalitions to break down barriers and rewrite policies and practices takes the unwavering dedication of leaders from all sectors willing to lead change. In 2015, the Community Foundation convened the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable. Its 31 current members, along with more than 250 partners, are advancing a 10-point strategic agenda to close racial equity gaps in our community. Here are a few initiatives of the Roundtable that are driving systems change in our community.

REENTRY COALITION To address Erie County’s above average recidivism rate, the Reentry Coalition opened the Service Link Stop (SLS) in late 2020 to help individuals released from jail find accessible paths toward economic self-sufficiency and away from re-arrest. The SLS now has 14 partners on site that offer programs and services that help connect people to housing, employment opportunities, mental health services and more. In addition, the Reentry Coalition responded to the need to provide access to these services online and began working with 2-1-1 WNY to create a virtual SLS and to expand support beyond the physical location.

JUVENILE JUSTICE WORKS This coalition of more than 35 partners, including Buffalo Public Schools, Erie County Probation and Buffalo Police Department, completed an action plan in 2021 for our community with the W. Haywood Burns Institute to reduce contact with and improve outcomes resulting from the juvenile justice systems. Juvenile Justice Works also hosted focus groups with community leaders and youth. The overarching theme from the focus groups was that everyone must participate in order to strengthen community policing. Additionally, Juvenile Justice Works partnered with the principals of five Buffalo Public Schools to implement restorative justice programs in the district.

R ACIAL EQUIT Y IMPACT ANALYSIS TR AINING The Roundtable continues to provide Racial Equity Impact Analysis training for leaders in our community. To date, 3,556 individuals representing 142 unduplicated businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations have participated, leading to important changes in policies and processes by employing a racial equity lens during decision-making that benefits thousands more. 18 | COMMUNIT Y FOUNDATION FOR GRE ATER BUFFA LO 2021 ANNUAL REPORT


Members of the Breaking Barriers Youth Leadership Council

BUSINESS LE ADERS TA SK FORCE

BOYS AND YOUNG MEN OF COLOR ALIGNMENT

Adding two new members in 2021, this group of 14 major local employers is committed to working together to increase purchasing power with businesses of color and building their capacity to grow. Through its Buffalo Purchasing Initiative, the member companies increased the number of businesses of color they worked with to 89. The number of working relationship increased 13 percent from 2020. Additionally, the group has formed new partnerships with community groups and increased trainings available to businesses to help strengthen vendor procurement policies and practices.

The inspiring group of Breaking Barriers Youth Leadership Council members and graduates continues to grow stronger and more effective in advocating for social justice, racial equity and policy change in our community. In 2021, they began working with the Buffalo Public Schools and Dr. Fatima Morrell to create elective programming for all incoming male freshmen. Malik Stubbs, veteran Breaking Barriers member, was also a featured panelist at the launch of the Aspen Institute’s Opportunity Youth Forum series, which focused on the antidote to structural racism on May 27.

Scan this QR code to learn about the impact of this work first hand from two local businesses of color that have started working relationships with Buffalo Purchasing Initiative member, Wegmans.

Scan this QR code to watch a video produced by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for the 2021 National Day of Racial Healing that highlights the Boys and Young Men of Color alignment.

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YOUTH EMPLOYMENT COALITION There has never been a better moment to double down on our region’s future and invest in providing our young people every opportunity to apply their talent and creativity to power our economic growth. The Racial Equity Roundtable’s Youth Employment Coalition is working to ensure that all our youth have access to pathways to opportunity with a particular focus on youth who are disconnected from school and the workforce.

local youth will help design a career center in the City of Buffalo, which is slated to open in fall 2022. The center will offer career coaches who will be working in partnership with the Buffalo Public Schools and youth employment agencies to provide services necessary to overcome barriers on the path to a career. Those same pathways and supports will be mirrored in a new website to help youth navigate online as well.

This Coalition comprises more than 50 partners, including government, nonprofits and businesses, and was convened to create a coordinated approach for youth ages 16–24 to access career pathways leading to family sustaining jobs. This work is grounded in data, centers the voice of youth, and will engage employers to help young people move successfully toward their individual life goals.

Say Yes Buffalo is working with the Coalition to collect data to track and monitor progress on the goal and is helping connect youth to high-quality paid employment and training/educational opportunities through apprenticeships. The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is assisting in connecting our youth to fill important openings that businesses need in order to grow.

Community partners throughout our region are connecting and engaging on the ground to lift up this initiative. To start, we must ensure that youth have access to a coordinated and clearly articulated system of pathways and supports that will enable them to get jobs in high-demand/high-interest industries. Led by SUNY Erie Community College and The Service Collaborative of WNY,

Investing in the talented, vibrant, creative and energetic young people who call Buffalo home will catapult our region’s growth.

MORE TH A N 5 0 PA RTNERS A RE WORK ING TO ENSURE TH AT A LL YOUTH C A N

contribute their talent and creativity TO OUR REGION’S Students, pictured here at Northland Workforce Training Center, were offered paid internships to attend training that focused on learning advanced manufacturing skills.

ECONOMIC GROW TH .

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Building a canopy

of opportunity

Co-Chairs of the Youth Employment Coalition at the SUNY Erie Community College City campus, from left: Sherman Webb-Middlebrooks, CoNECT, Petrina Cheatom-Hill, SUNY Erie Community College, and Thomas Beauford Jr., Buffalo Urban League.

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Creating a supportive environment where

students can flourish

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SAY YES BUFFALO

“Say Yes Buffalo gives students a chance to dream big,” said Tyler Carpenter, a neuro-nurse at Buffalo General Hospital and a Say Yes Buffalo Scholar. Tyler graduated from City Honors in 2014, and a Say Yes Buffalo scholarship helped her attend SUNY Erie Community College and Trocaire College, where she graduated with her nursing degree in 2021. Tyler is one of more than 2,000 students who have earned degrees with the support of the Say Yes Buffalo scholarships since its launch in December 2011. At that time, the Community Foundation played a key leadership role in bringing the collaborative effort to Buffalo. Today, the story of Say Yes Buffalo is one that spans more than a decade, with its earliest scholars now out of college, into their careers and contributing to our region’s economic growth. In 2012, the graduation rate of Buffalo Public Schools students was a mere 49 percent. With Say Yes Buffalo’s promise to provide scholarships to eligible graduates of Buffalo public and charter schools, as of 2020, the district’s rate had climbed 27 percentage points to 76 percent. Today, students can use those scholarships to attend all SUNY/CUNY schools and more than 100 private colleges and universities across the country.

“S AY Y E S BUFFA LO

opened my eyes TO THE DIFFERENT ROUTE S I COULD TA K E TO GE T TO WHERE

To ensure the scholarships are available forever, Say Yes Buffalo is currently working toward a goal of raising $100 million for its endowment at the Community Foundation. Over $25 million has been raised to date and all donations to the endowment are eligible for a match. Since its inception, Say Yes Buffalo has expanded its reach to support children as young as preschoolers with services including preventive supports, legal clinics, healthcare and summer camps. It also now extends support to college students, including mentoring, mental healthcare, on-campus success counselors and paid internships. “Say Yes helped me with resume building and interview skills, and sometimes just provided a listening ear,” said Tyler. “It also opened my eyes to the different routes I could take to get to where I wanted to go.” Programming for high school students will soon include apprenticeships in high-demand career pathways with large local employers across the IT, Business Operations and Advanced Manufacturing sectors. With hundreds of partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Say Yes Buffalo is committed to strengthening the Western New York economy by investing in the education of Buffalo’s future workforce. Tyler noted, “It is inspiring to see how many students are able to fulfill their dreams because of Say Yes Buffalo.”

I WA NTED TO GO.”

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TONAWANDA COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS PROGRAM

Gathering community input to

sprout change

North Tonawanda, Village of It is not every day that Kenmore, the southern part of the an entire community has the Town of Grand Island, and Buffalo’s opportunity to weigh in on a Riverside neighborhood. grant process. However, that is exactly what happened The Community Foundation when two state agencies, convened a Community Advisory the New York Office of the Panel of 12 area leaders to work Attorney General and the with the State every step of the Department of Environmental way to create a fair, transparent Conservation, selected the and inclusive way for residents Community Foundation to to participate. administer the Tonawanda Community Environmental In the fall of 2021, nearly 3,000 Benefits Program (EBP) – an residents ages 16 and older Community outreach included creating lawn signs and partnering with libraries to over $900,000 grant program learned about environmental establish balloting locations. with funds obtained from a projects and cast their ballots for previous settlement reached a variety of small to medium and by the State over environmental violations at the large-scale environmental projects that would directly former Tonawanda Coke facility. impact their community. Participants cast their ballots on a special website, TonawandaFund.org, designed The State relied on the Community Foundation for easy balloting. Recognizing that digital access is a as a trusted partner to work with the community challenge for some, residents were able to cast ballots to develop and carry out an equitable process to in person at six libraries in the affected communities. distribute dollars and make a positive impact on Area residents worked with the Community Foundation the environment. to promote participation with a broad social media campaign, lawn signs, posters and ads in local The primary goal of the Tonawanda Community newspapers. The final projects selected for funding by EBP was to fund projects that will improve the the State directly mirrored the results of the community environment or public health in the Tonawanda balloting process. community, geographically defined as: Town of Tonawanda, City of Tonawanda,

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Nearly 3,000 people cast ballots for their preferred grant recipients and the final projects selected by New York State directly mirror those results. In December, more than $900,000 was awarded to support the following 14 projects:

Grantees Grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 for small- to medium-scale projects include:

Erie County Department of Environment and Planning: “Senior Focused E-Waste Collection”

Citizen Coalition for Wildlife and Environment: “Plant for Nature! Ecological Gardening for Community Health and Native Plant Giveaway”

Thomas Edison PTA: “Thomas Edison ParentTeacher Association Community Garden”

Citizen Science Community Resources: “Community Victory Garden” Erie County Department of Environment and Planning: “Subsidized Community Rain Barrel/Compost Bin Sale” Kenmore Village Improvement Society: “Treasure Our Trees and Save the Bees” Town of Tonawanda Public Library: “Rain Garden and Welcoming Outdoor Public Space at Kenilworth Library” Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District: “Tree Planting and Beautification at Edison Elementary School” City of Tonawanda Public Library: “City of Tonawanda Public Library Community Reading Garden”

Project Pride of North Tonawanda: “Manhattan Street Rain Garden Improvements” Grants ranging from $25,001 to $250,000 for projects larger in scale and scope: Town of Tonawanda: “Kenney Field Park Multi-Use Trail, Inclusive Playground and Mural Wall” Western New York Land Conservancy: “Creating New Nature Preserves, Improving Public Access, Restoring Wildlife Habitat, and Offering Environmental Education” Clean Air Coalition: “Organizing Our Environmental Justice Values in Action” Niagara River Greenway Commission: “Building Stewardship and Strengthening Pride of the Greater Tonawanda Community”

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The 2021 Pay It Forward Award recipients were (pictured left to right, top to bottom): Terence Jenkins, Waterfront Elementary School Dinorah Santos, The Belle Center Stan Martin, HOPE Buffalo Hispanic Women’s League

Scan this QR code or visit thecgli.org to watch the awards.

Blazing a trail

to the future

Glen Falls Park photo by Amy VanNote Photography

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COMMUNITIES OF GIVING LEGACY INITIATIVE

The Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative (CGLI) is working diligently to deepen roots and build opportunities across generations within communities of color. From offering high school students unique educational experiences, to providing networking opportunities for young professionals, the CGLI is dedicated to cultivating positive change in the lives of trailblazing youth of color living in Western New York. In June, high school juniors completed The Young Philanthropists (TYPs), a teen leadership program that provides hands-on experience working with the pillars of philanthropy. TYPs learned about investing for nonprofit purposes and root cause analysis, which led to rich conversations around systems and symptoms of social justice in the youths’ communities. Upon program completion, students were honored at a virtual Capstone Ceremony, during which they also awarded $1,500 grants to the Buffalo Urban League and The Belle Center. In the summer, there was an opportunity for students to participate in the Close Up program, an educational trip to Washington, D.C., to learn about public policy, government and democracy, while interacting with peers from around the country.

The Emerging Philanthropists of Color (EPC) grant process was also open during that time. EPC is a unique giving circle that offers access to people, places and experiences for entrepreneurial individuals of color who are enthusiastic about collective giving. EPC members awarded $2,500 grants to the Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative and King Urban Life Center. To cap off the year, the CGLI held its annual Pay It Forward Awards, recognizing community leaders for their personal and professional accomplishments that have increased philanthropy, services and education in communities of color in Western New York. The 2021 ceremony was a night to remember, featuring multiple generations from the CGLI family, including Council members, EPC members and TYPs. It also included special live performances by Sirgourney Cook, a classically trained opera singer, and Marquis “Ten Thousand” Burton, a spoken word poet. Always looking ahead, the CGLI continues to find innovative ways to provide the social, educational and cultural resources that are so important to the success of youth of color, and remains committed to paying it forward to the next generation.

High school juniors completed the CGLI’s The Young Philanthropists teen leadership program in June.

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A

bold vision

for a brighter tomorrow

— A VIBRANT AND INCLUSIVE GREATER BUFFALO REGION WITH OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL

Lincoln Parkway, photo by Zhi Ting Phua

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COMMUNIT Y GOALS

To facilitate long-term transformative change in our region, the Community Foundation prioritizes its leadership work using community goals developed through a strategic planning process led by the Board of Directors and includes analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, as well as resident input. This work is supported by Change Makers, who understand that the unique challenges of Western New York, as well as the solutions, are ever-changing. Through endowment funds, Change Makers make an impact now, and into the future, to provide sustainable support to address these changing needs. The following pages list our current goals and the Change Makers that support them.

R ACIAL EQUIT Y

EDUC ATION

Increase racial/ethnic equity.

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

ENVIRONMENT

ARTS AND CULTURE

Protect and restore significant environmental resources and promote equitable access.

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

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PERMANENT CHANGING NEEDS ENDOWMENT FUNDS

The work you read about on the previous pages was made possible by our Change Makers, who have established endowments that address the changing needs of our community over time and those who support this work on an annual basis. 1910s

Madeline A. Kraft Bequest

J.F. Schoellkopf Jr. Bequest

Mr. & Mrs. George F. Rand Memorial Fund

Horace L. Mann Memorial Fund

Special Fund #7

Horace B. Pomeroy Fund

Ellsworth M. Statler Trust

1920s

George F. Rand Bequest

William Henry Andrews Bequest

Jacob F. and Wilma S. Schoellkopf Trust

1960s

Lilla B. McCready Bequest Jacob F. Schoellkopf-Jefferson Penn Fund

Walter H. Schoellkopf Memorial Fund

1930s

1950s

Harry S. Hilliker Bequest Jacob G. Joseph Bequest Albert J. Klinck Memorial Fund Richard C.R. Taggesell Fund 1940s Louis R. Davidson Bequest William Hengerer Company Fund Howard Kellogg Trust

Anna May Andrews Trust Thekla R. Groben Bequest J.F. Schoellkopf IV Memorial Fund Edna Foster Smith Bequest 1970s

M. Florence Fraley Fund in memory of her son, George K. Fraley Jr.

Josephine Biontolillo Bequest Jean Knowlton Brown Fund

Charles & Marion Hahn Fund

Martin A. Buecking Bequest

Edward H. Letchworth Bequest

Helen Anderson Cobb Bequest

Edward H. Letchworth Memorial Fund

Herbert F. & Bertha W. Darling Trust

C. Edgar & Roberta S. Schabacker Trust

Elizabeth Crosby Gardner Fund Louise Kimberly Bequest

Change Makers Gordon and Gretchen Gross spent their lifetimes giving back to the Western New York community in meaningful ways to them. Trusting the Community Foundation to address the changing needs in our community forever is just one way their generosity will live on forever. The couple is pictured here in 2013 holding an award the Community Foundation established in Gordon’s name that honors professional advisors in our community, along with family members and former Community Foundation Board Chair, Gerard Mazurkiewicz.

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Change

is in the air

Palm Tree, Larry W. Griffis Jr., Griffis Sculpture Park, East Otto

1970s cont. Ralph Kimberly Bequest Gretchen Rand Penney Bequest Philip S. Savage Trust Catherine Swerdloff Bequest Henrietta M. Wiley Bequest 1980s

Judith Abbott Schoellkopf Memorial Fund

Leonard L. & Blanche F. Hank Fund

Ruth and Darwin Schmitt Fund

Harvey Family Fund

Albert, Maude & Marion Schuele Memorial Funds Charles E. Stewart Memorial Fund Mr. & Mrs. Franz T. Stone Trust Polly Rumsey Wolfe Fund

Ina D. Alt Trust Adrian A. & Betsy B. Bennett Fund Burtsell-Steuernagel Memorial Fund Eldon H. Chaddock Bequest The D-B Trust Ruth E. Farrington Bequest William F. Goodson Bequest Dr. Harry G. LaForge Bequest Ida M. Mevius Bequest Open Key Fund

1990s Virgil A. & Margaret L. Black Memorial Fund Walter L. Byram Bequest Sonja H. & Carlton P. Cooke Jr. Fund Damon Family Fund Holly Augspurger Donaldson Fund Marjorie & Mary Louise Emerson Bequest Peter J. Ferraro Memorial Fund

Daphne Hare Fund Kittinger Family Fund Howard C. Laverack Bequest Dr. Gustave P. Milkey & Janet B. Milkey Fund Henry M., Patricia A. & Mary Brainard Naylon Bequest Pearl B. & J. Lawrence Osborne Memorial Fund Braman Pomeroy Trust Natalie Kubera Roth Fund Gretchen L. & A. Warren Smith Jr. Changing Needs Fund Evelyn Stiem Fund William L. Van Schoonhoven Fund Wadsworth Fund William B. Walsh Trust Fund

Howard T. Saperston Sr. Trust

Fuzak Family/Joan M. & Victor T. Fuzak Fund

Edward C. Schlenker Trust

G. R. S. Fund

Eileen and Rupert Warren Charitable Fund

Judith Abbott Schoellkopf Fund

William J.C. & Louise Grupp Memorial Fund

Betty Ball Wilder Fund

Bernard D. Welt & Ida Z. Welt Fund

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2000s

Endowment Fund

Anonymous Elizabeth & John Angelbeck Foundation Henry E. & Susan W. Beamer Endowment Fund Thelma L. & Milfred R. Beck Fund Charles A. & Anne L. Bird Fund Stanley A. Brzezinski Memorial Fund Michael R. Butler & Glenys Maschoff Butler Fund Betty Crump Fund Eugene A. DeFelice, M.D. & Maryanne Harvey Fund M. Dolores Denman Fund for Community Needs

Evelyn Swarts Fund

Edmond & Margaretha Lawrence Fund

Marjorie and Charles Van Arsdale Family Fund

Sally S. Lenahan Bequest Barbara Wirtner Liberatore Fund

Kuang Mei Wang Fund

The Mathews Family Fund

Alyne D. White Bequest

Frank Mesiah Family Legacy Fund

Wyoming Foundation Endowment Fund

The Michael E. and Lorrie Chamberlain Munschauer Centennial Fund

2010s Anonymous (2) James & Kristin Allen Fund Sheriff Michael S. Amico Fund Joyce & Stuart Angert Philanthropic Fund Lawrence M. Appleby Fund

Heather J. DePaolo-Johnny Memorial Fund

Charles and Ione Arrick Charitable Fund

DePerno Family Fund

Beard Family - In Honor of Michael Dorian Beard

Eastern Niagara Fund Barbara Ennis Endowment Fund June Farrington Fund Fischle - Laesser Endowment Fund Fisher Family Fund George Family Foundation Gordon R. & Gretchen S. Gross Family Fund Grover & Isabel James Fund D. Bruce and Gail Johnstone Fund Gail Johnstone Community Leadership Fund A. David & Heather M. Jones Advisory Fund Kreher Family Fund

Edna L. Carroll Trust Centennial Changing Needs Endowment Fund

Arlene & Ruth Mathews Fund Melson Fund Niagara Area Foundation Endowment Fund Norma E. Pfeifer Fund Herman Spiegel & Amanda Spiegel Memorial Fund

Donald A. Pause Fund Lois and Thomas Pause Charitable Fund Pieroni Greco Family Fund Reed Family Fund Gerald F. and Karen Reger Centennial Changing Needs Endowment The Thomas K. Singer Charitable Trust SJM3 Fund The Stockton Family Changing Needs Fund

Beuline Crawford Bequest

Jim Y. and Emilia M. Tou Foundation

Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker & Adrian F. Dedecker III Centennial Endowment

Vogt Family Foundation Fund for WNY

Elizabeth Deichman Fund Virginia Deuel Memorial Fund Paul P. Dosberg Charitable Fund Mary Alice and Ross Jay Eckert Fund Worth L. Farrington Fund George Byron Fisher Fund

William F. Long Fund

Rosemarie C. Steeb

Belmore Hicks Bridgford Fund

Normandy Fund

The Gregory Family Fund

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund for the Community Foundation 2020s Lucas, Clayton, and Gabrielle Baumgart Changing Needs Endowment Peter W. Bridgford Trust Rose M. Bridwell Bequest

Gross Family Fund

Amico Castiglione Charitable Fund

Ilene N. Hein Fund

Cox-Conant Fund

John Hulley & Elizabeth Rydzynski-Hulley Fund

Joan B. and James L. Crane, Jr. Fund

Hulley WNY Changing Needs Fund

Raymond and Maryann Laks Foundation

H. Reed Hunt Fund Kucera - Graham Family Foundation

William and Janet Long Fund

Langley Family Fund

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Connecting

people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York

Hoyt Lake, photo by William Scheider

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ANNUAL CHANGE MAKERS

Anonymous (2) Dr. Tamara Alsace

Mr. Owen Herne and Ms. Lisa Manchester

The Stuart and Joyce Angert Fund

Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Horton Ms. Terri Humberstone

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Ash

Ms. Gail C. Humphrey

Jennifer Balbach

Ms. Patricia K. Humphrey

Ms. Melissa Baumgart

Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy M. Jacobs Jr.

Benevity Community Impact

Estate of Isabel V. James

Ms. Nancy G. Berg

Cheryl A. Jankowski, CPA

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald R. Bertoldo Denis & Nancy Berwanger James and Joanne Biltekoff Mr. & Mrs. David J. Blesy Ms. Sara Van Arsdale Bliss Dan & Jean Burling

Community Foundation Board members reconnect during a Board dinner hosted by Hon. Rose H. and Lester Sconiers. From left: Hal Payne, Melissa Baumgart, Steve Finch, Hon. Rose H. Sconiers, Lester Sconiers and Owen Herne.

Mr. Mark Byrnes

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Johnson Bill and Anne Joyce Jeffrey H. Katz, Esq. Keith & Mary Beth Kibler Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd B. Lane Myra S. Lawrence Legacy II Fund

Ms. Anne M. Callaghan Mr. James E. Cheesman The Michael Cohen Fund at The Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies Mrs. Ginger K. Comstock Ms. Margaret A. Conable and Mr. Kevin S. Crandell Betsy Constantine

Dr. Bonita Durand Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dutton Mary Alice and Ross Jay Eckert Fund Mr. and Mrs. Owen Eddy Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Elliott Excel Fence, Inc. Fair Buffalo Fund Ms. Donna M. Ferry

Ms. Frances Cox Mr. and Mrs. Gary M. Crosby Ms. C. Elizabeth Crump Margaret Dadd Esq. Ian Danic Ms. Marie Elena Deeney Eugene A. DeFelice, M.D. & Maryanne Harvey Fund Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Diachun Dr. Gerard J. Diesfeld Ms. Barbara Dominesey Paul P. Dosberg Charitable Fund - Endowed

Mr. Steven Finch Mr. Theron A. Foote Lawrence and Deborah Franco

Mr. Michael J. Leggett Life Storage Foundation For A Better WNY Estate of Janet Long Timothy & Carolyn Lyons Tony and Kate Masiello Ruth Mathews Mr. and Mrs. Oluwole A. McFoy Dr. Leza M. Mesiah Ms. Cheryl A. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Patrick M. Miller Mr. Michael M. Mohun Esq.

James & Marjorie Fulmer

Ms. Joan B. Mokdessi

Mr. Andrew and Mrs. Samantha Gaerte

Ms. Alexandra Montante Timothy & Rosemary Moran

Ms. Dottie Gallagher

Gary L. Mucci, Esq.

Mr. Scott A. Gebhardt

Michael E. Munschauer, CFP

Sharon & Dan Gerstman

Barbara J. Myers

Mr. James F. Gillen

Dr. Thaddeus Naprawa

Mr. Pete Grum

David Nelson, Esq.

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart C. Hempel

Jean Nuwer

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Generosity

for all seasons

Sturgeon Point, photo by John Witt Photography

Mr. Eric Parker

Rutecki Family Charitable Fund

Ms. Tracy L. Steen

Ms. Ruth A. Parker

Dr. Anne Saldanha

Dr. Richard A. Stockton Jr.

Estate of Donald A. Pause

Mr. Brian S. Schell

Edward & Beverly Strusa

Mr. Hal D. Payne

Jane A.C. Schmieder, Esq.

Richard and Nancy Swanson

Pope Law Firm, PLLC

Ruth and Darwin Schmitt Fund

Swiss Valley Farms LLC

Emily Procknal

Hon. Rose H. Sconiers

Eric J. Szucs

Ms. Linda Purdy

The Mark L. Serventi Family Foundation

Jordan Toth

Dr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Reagan Ms. Amy Habib Rittling

Ms. Gail L. Shadbolt

Robinson and Hackemer Funeral Home, Inc.

Ms. Kay Sheehan Mr. and Mrs. John F. Sluka

J. Sebastien Rogers, Esq.

Eleanor Ann Smith

Andrew J. Rudnick Fund

Ryan Sobeck

Dr. James Russell

John and Kristin Somers

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Mr. George VanArsdale and Ms. Elizabeth Osta Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Walczak Jack Walsh Mr. Ronald E. Wert

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“If you’re going to live, leave a legacy.

Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased.” — M AYA A NGELOU


financial REPORTING

Kwanzan Cherry Tree at Symphony Circle, photo by Zhi Ting Phua


OUR APPROACH TO CHARITABLE INVESTING

Investment Committee The Community Foundation’s Investment Committee has oversight of more than $750 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, Crewcial Partners LLC (formerly Colonial Consulting LLC), which specializes in advising large endowments and foundations nationwide. 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 more than 50 different investment management organizations pursuing strategies within 11 different asset classes. Within each asset class, the Community Foundation seeks to utilize world-class investment managers with the goal of outperforming appropriate target market benchmarks over long periods. The Committee remains focused on maintaining a prudent strategy that is consistently executed.

2021 Investment Committee Members

Top row, from left: Michael E. Munschauer, CFP; Gary Crosby; Michael Miller, Managing Director, Crewcial Partners; William L. Joyce.

Bottom row, from left: Jennifer Balbach, Chair; Allen “Pete” Grum; Luke Jacobs, Esq.; Gerard Mazurkiewicz, CPA.

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INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE

The investments of the Community Foundation regularly outperform our benchmarks, on average adding 9.9 percent per year over the last 10 years. Investing 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. Long-term returns have been well above market benchmarks and regularly perform in the top 25 percent of endowments and foundations.* For updated information, visit cfgb.org.

AVER AGE ANNUAL RETURNS As of December 31, 2021 18% 16% 14%

16.6%

16.3% 16.4% 14.5%

12% 11.6%

11.6%

10%

9.9%

357.5% VS 272.8% CUMULATIVE RETURN

9.3%

8%

7.9%

7.7%

6%

6.8%

6.2%

4% 2% 0% LATEST YEAR

LATEST 3 YEARS

LATEST 5 YEARS

Community Foundation

LATEST 10 YEARS

LATEST 15 YEARS

LATEST 20 YEARS

Custom Market Benchmark**

Community Foundation Returns Presented Net of Investment Management Fees Investment results are presented net of all investments-related fees. **Weighted average of sector benchmarks

*Per the MSCI InvestorForce Endowments and Foundations Index.

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STR ATEGIC ASSET ALLOC ATION

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

PRIVATE ASSETS: 13% HEDGE FUNDS: 11%

TOTAL ALTERNATIVES 24%

CASH: 1% GLOBAL BONDS: 4% TREASURY INFLATION PROTECTED SECURITIES: 3%

TOTAL FIXED INCOME 14%

U.S. LARGE/MID CAP EQUITY: 18%

TOTAL EQUITY 62%

U.S. SMALL CAP EQUITY: 5% NON-U.S. DEVELOPED EQUITY: 15% NON-U.S. EMERGING EQUITY: 6%

U.S. AGGREGATE BONDS: 6%

SELECT STRATEGIES: 18%

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 Betsy Constantine, Executive Vice President, at (716) 852-2857 ext. 217.

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POWER OF ENDOWMENT

How will you be remembered?

Your legacy is ensured.

When you create an endowment fund through the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, you can support the community you love, in your name, forever.

Clients who endow gifts can make a difference in their communities during their lifetimes and, at the same time, establish legacies that last forever. We can help.

Your gift is invested over time.

Please call Betsy Constantine, Executive Vice President, at (716) 852-2857 ext. 217, to arrange a consultation.

Earnings from your endowment fund are granted to support organizations and needs in the community, based on your direction.

THE IMPACT OF ENDOWMENTS How It Works This endowment was established with $2.1 million in 1978 through a legacy gift (bequest) to the Community Foundation from a parent in honor of his son, who died tragically as a young man. Today, decades after both father and son have passed on, the initial gift has more than quadrupled to $9.1 million, all while giving $9.6 million in grants to the organizations they cared about. Their fund will continue to honor this family’s charitable giving legacy by making grants to their favorite organizations in their name, forever.

$10.5 All balances in millions $9.0

$

9.1m

$

9.6m

$7.5 $6.0 $4.5 $3.0 $1.5

$

2.1m

$0.0 ORIGINAL GIFT IN 1978

VALUE IN 2021

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TOTAL GRANTS TO CHARITY SINCE 1978


PROFESSIONAL ADVISOR HONOR ROLL

For more than 100 years, the Community Foundation has partnered with attorneys, certified public accountants and financial professionals to ensure that their clients’ charitable goals are achieved. We offer our support as a charitable giving resource to advisors and their clients to help maximize the impact of clients’ giving in the ways most important to them. The following are professional advisors we have had the opportunity to collaborate with in 2020 and 2021. Wyatt R. Arthurs, CFP

Mary Ann Coulson, CRPC, CDFA

Thomas J. Hanlon, CFA, CFP, CEBS

Brian D. Baird, Esq.

Judy N. Cuzzacrea Wagner, Esq.

Thomas F. Hewner, Esq.

David R. Barrett, CPA

Michael A. de Freitas, Esq.

Jeffrey Hirshberg, CPA

James M. Barrett, CFP

Catherine B. Eberl, Esq.

J. Austin Houlding, CPFA

Thomas R. Beecher, Jr., Esq.

David D. Fenster, Esq.

Elizabeth R. Hulley, CFP

Jason Bird, CFP, CAP

Sarah E. Fenster, Esq.

Jeffrey A. Human, Esq.

Michael R. Brace, CFA

Jennifer G. Flannery, Esq.

Thomas R. Hyde, Esq.

Peter J. Brevorka, Esq.

Thomas E. Fowler, Sr., Esq.

James E. Iglewski

Daniel Byles-Smith, CPA, CFP

Lawrence C. Franco, Esq.

Cheryl A. Jankowski, CPA

Dennis P. Cleary, Esq.

Scott A. Gardner, Esq.

Robert S. Jellinick, CPFA

David J. Colligan, Esq.

Nickole M. Garrison, CPA

Ralph M. Jeswald, CPA

Mark P. Collard, CPWA, AIF, CIS, EMBA

Patricia George, Esq.

Edwin M. Johnston III

Michael J. Collesano, Esq.

Nicholas Gnacinski

Jeffrey H. Katz, Esq.

Jill E. Colombo, CPA

Christina L. Good, Esq.

Brian J. Kern, CPA

Robert W. Constantine, Esq.

Christopher T. Greene, Esq.

Charles F. Kreiner, Jr.

Edward Cosgrove, Esq.

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

Richard P. Krieger, Esq.

On October 26, the Community Foundation hosted a special event, Year-End Non-Cash and Charitable Planning Opportunities featuring nationally-known speaker Bryan Clontz, Founder and President of Charitable Solutions, LLC. Scan this QR code to watch the recording of Bryan’s presentation.


Amy Jo Lauber, CFP Christine A. Learman, CPA, PC

“I think one of the great advantages of working with the Community Foundation is centralizing an individual’s ability to fund their charitable giving. The Community Foundation helps both in the mechanics and in the ability to provide information that will help these individuals clarify their donative intent, in addition to taking on the administrative work.”

John F. Leone, Esq. Gerald S. Lippes, Esq. Sally B. Logan, Esq. Steven M. Lustig, CPA, CLU David J. Luzon, Esq. James Magavern, Esq. Kelly E. Marks, Esq. Gerard T. Mazurkiewicz, CPA Margaret Nucci, AIF Anthony J. Ogorek, ED.D., CFP Andrew J. Pace, Esq.

Cathy Wettlaufer, Partner, Barclay Damon

Jon K. Pellish, CPA John Pieroni, CFP Justin Reid, CPA, CHFP George E. Riedel, Jr., Esq. Edward C. Robinson, Esq. Robert W. Romeo, CFP Jamie M. Smith, Esq. Ellen Grimm Spencer, Esq. Peter D. Spira, CFP Dennis J. Szymkowiak, CPA Mark A. Tronconi, CPA Marla Waiss, Esq.

We are honored to continue to partner with you and to be a resource on charitable giving in support of the overall goals you are seeking to achieve with your clients.

Catherine T. Wettlaufer, Esq. Thomas Whissel, Esq. Sharon Wick, Esq. Richard Wright, Jr., CPA Jon V. Zucarelli, CPA

Scan this QR code or visit cfgb.org/advisors to see a new page created on our website in 2021 with several resources that we hope professional advisors will find helpful in conversations with their clients.

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NIAGAR A ARE A FOUNDATION

Strengthening Niagara County From bustling cities to charming towns featuring an array of natural beauty like rushing water and sunflower fields, Niagara County has something for everyone. To preserve it for future generations and make the most of their charitable dollars, generous individuals turn to the Niagara Area Foundation (NAF). Established in 2000 by local community leaders, the NAF is committed to strengthening Niagara County by addressing critical needs to improve lives. For more than two decades, the NAF has supported the arts, civic needs, community development, education, the environment and health and human services with an emphasis on positive youth development. Each year, through a competitive grants process, the NAF supports numerous nonprofits that are located in—and support—Niagara County. In 2021, more than $58,000 in grants were awarded to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns of WNY, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc., FeedMore WNY, Inc., Highland Clubhouse, Horizon Health Services, Mental Health Advocates of WNY, Service Collaborative of Western New York, and Youth Mentoring Services of Niagara County, Inc. To date, the NAF has awarded more than $4.5 million in grants to numerous organizations across the region.

The Niagara Area Foundation has supported numerous organizations in Niagara County, including Youth Mentoring Services.

Lockport, photo by John Witt Photography

FUNDS Henry E. & Susan W. Beamer Endowment Fund Thelma L. & Milfred R. Beck Fund Martha H. Beeman and Judge William L. Kellick Endowment Fund The Lorraine M. & Eugene P. Brady Memorial Scholarship Trust Barbara C. and Edward M. Brink Fund BRI-NK Foundation Agnes Clarke Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund Stanley A. Brzezinski Memorial Fund Jerry and Liz Canada Fund Joanne and Franklyn Collins Fund Eugene A. DeFelice, M.D. & Maryanne Harvey Fund Eastern Niagara Fund Ross & Mary Alice Eckert Fund Barbara Ennis Endowment Fund Grace Foundation Theresa Elizabeth Insana Memorial Scholarship Fund Laird Family Foundation Lockport Public Library Endowment Fund

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

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W YOMING FOUNDATION

Enhancing Wyoming County Whether experiencing quaint villages or rolling hills, gleaming waterfalls or forested nature trails, there is no denying the allure of Wyoming County. To improve the lives of its residents, the Wyoming Foundation was created in 1974 by Dr. James MacCallum. Today, it continues to serve as a trusted partner to provide deep local knowledge and a vehicle through which individuals give to causes and organizations they care about. In addition, the Foundation maximizes clients’ generosity by investing and growing their charitable assets. Each year, the Wyoming Foundation runs a competitive grants process where funding is distributed to support local nonprofit organizations. In 2021, the Wyoming Foundation continued to support organizations throughout the County. More than $28,000 in grants were awarded to Arcade Free Library, Arcade Historical Society, Eagle Free Library, LEAD Wyoming County, Oak Orchard Community Health, Shake on the Lake, WNY Rural Area Health Education Center, Wyoming Free Circulating Library and Young Audiences of WNY.

Letchworth State Park

FUNDS Michael & Elaine Almeter Fund Lawrence M. Appleby Fund Leonard M. Barkin Environmental Conservation Trust for Youth Dr. Charles E. Bartlett Memorial Essay Contest Russell C. Christ Jr. Fund James and Ethel DeAmesy Fund DeLaVergne Family Fund Stacy Marie Geercken Scholarship Fund Sam and Cherie Gullo Foundation Katharine Pingrey Hopkins Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Wyoming Foundation has supported many organizations, including the Wyoming County YMCA.

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Mabel Mason Fund Middlebury Historical Society Fund Mr. and Mrs. George Schaumleffel Scholarship Fund Silver Lake Institute Fund Mark E. Strome Scholarship Fund Marjorie and Charles Van Arsdale Family Fund Marjorie Z. Van Arsdale Fund Gary Weidman Fund Wyoming Foundation Endowment Fund Wyoming Free Library Fund


“The creation of a thousand forests is

in one acorn.” —

R A LPH WA LD O EMERS ON


fund RECOGNITION

Knox Farm State Park, photo by Sarah Connaughton


LEGACY SOCIET Y

Established more than two decades ago, the Community Foundation Legacy Society was created to acknowledge individuals and couples who have committed to supporting Western New York and beyond in the future through a planned gift. Making arrangements Anonymous (11) Richard B. Adams Robert A. & Ruth E. Allen* Mr. & Mrs. H. John Angelbeck Mr. Lawrence Appleby* Mr. & Mrs. C. Dixon Arrick* Mr. & Mrs. Stephen C. Ash Jeff Bagel and Maryalice Nowak Mr. Charles E. Balbach Allene C. Barans Henry & Susan Beamer Thomas R. & Judy* Beecher Ms. Dianne Bennett & Mr. William Graebner Mr. Harry J. Beu* Dr. Mary H. Botsford* Mr. James A. Bourne Mr. Richard W. Bowen* John F. Briggs Ms. Mary L. Brink Mr. & Mrs. Gary M. Brost Jean M. Brown* Keirn C. Brown Sr.* Mr. & Mrs. Henry W. Bruner Ruth D. Bryant Mr.* & Mrs. Charles Burdette Jane & Jerry Burzynski Michael & Glenys Butler* Mr. Lewis Buttery Martha Buyer, Esq. Mrs. Helen M. Callan* Mr. John M. Callan Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Cardamone Leslie Carraway & B.J.* Verts

for a charitable legacy that makes the most of your generosity is a simple process. If you are interested in supporting what is important to you beyond your lifetime, please contact Betsy Constantine, Executive Vice President, at (716) 852-2857 ext. 217.

Mr. Paul Carroll Joanne Castellani & Michael Andriaccio Jerry* and Barbara Castiglia Dr. Irwin H. Cheskin* & Mr. Edward Koryl Ms. Mary E. Clemesha* Robert & Patricia Colby* Robert T.* & Sylvia R. Coles Carmela M. & Anthony* J. Colucci Jr. Elizabeth B. Conant, Ph.D.* & Camille Cox Mrs. James L. Crane Jr.* Ms. Beuline Crawford* Ms. C. Elizabeth Crump Mrs. Wilma T. Csont* Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Cyran* Mr. & Mrs. Matthew J. Czajka Eleanor C. Daigler Chet & Delight Dann* Ms. Elizabeth Deichman* Ms. Sandra Demus Miss Virginia Deuel* Larry R. & Sheila Drake Judith & Alan Duchan Ross & Mary Alice Eckert Dr. Kenneth H. Sr. & Marjorie B. 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* Max* & Shirley Fischer Dr. Mildred J. Fischle* Paula C. Flynn Mr. Bob Fortenbaugh Ms. Carol A. Fowler Jean S. Frederick Mr. Fred* & Mrs. Fay Friedman Dennis J. Galucki Mr. Andrew C. Giarrizzo Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Gioia Mr. Kevin K. Gluc Barbara Goldman & Linda Banas Barbara Ina Goldstein Aimee Gomlak Jane Taylor Goraj* Dr. Susan P. Graham & Dr. Jon C. Kucera Gordon & Gretchen Gross* John Gucwa and William Majuk Mr. Michael Hamann Thomas J. Hanifin* Mr. Daniel E. Hannah

Michael and Glenys Butler

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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 Ms. Jane B. Kinkead* Mr. & Mrs. Irvine J. Kittinger Jr.* Mr. & Mrs. George F. Koch Dr. Kenneth A. Krackow Bruce A. Kratzenberg* Leonard H. & Sylvia J. Kratzke Rev. & Mrs. Warren W. Lane* Mr. Harry H. Lang Jr.* Mr. Frank P. Langley Jr.* Wilfred & Joan Larson* Mrs. Margaretha Lawrence* Mr. Almon E. Leach* Mr. & Mrs. Julian & Barbara Leggett Gerald A. & Barbara E. Lipa Philip C. Lombardo* Ms. Jo Ann Long* Mrs. William F. Long* Jean Maday Ruth Mathews Charles* & Cara Matteliano Dr. Keith F.* & Mary E. McBride David E. & Andrea J. McGeein Sheldon E. Merritt & Anne S. Merritt Mr. Ronald V. & Kathleen A. Metzger Lois M. Meyer Karin Michelson & Russell Deer Barbara D. Mierzwa

Mary Ann Milak-Young Jock & Betsy Mitchell Mrs. Kathleen Modd Richard E. Moot, Esq.* Ms. Albertine K. Moran* Mr. John J. Myers, Jr. Mr. Robert North Jr.* James R. Owen Jane M. Pattison Mr. Donald A. Pause* Lois & Thomas Pause C. Jane Pendergast Dr. Charles D. Perry* J. Warren Perry, Ph.D., D.Sc.* Mr. Arlan Peters & Mr. Dominick T. DeFillippo Mrs. Barbara Pickburn* Edwin & Georgina Polokoff Mr. & Mrs. Braman Pomeroy* Becky M. Powell Jayne K. Rand Ms. Dorothy Rapp Mr. Alfred H. Rasp Gerald F. & Karen Reger Mrs. Lynn Robillard Alexandra Romanczuk Mr. & Mrs. Arthur H. Rosche* Ms. Doris F. Rosen Dr. Andrew J. Rudnick Ms. Geraldine N. Ryder Mr. & Mrs.* James M. Sampson Carmelo Scaccia Mr. Robert A. Scharf & Dr. Lawrence Van Heusen Dr. Gilbert Schulenberg Ms. Melba Y. Seibold* Mr. & Mrs. Henry B. Sheets Jr.* Mary B. Sippel* Mr. & Mrs. Michael S. Smith A. Warren & Gretchen L. Smith Jr.* Ms. Susan M. Spadinger Rosemarie C. Steeb* Richard A. & Ruth V. Stockton*

Don Pause Dr. Richard A. Stockton Jr. Mr. Franz T. Stone* Cheryl S. Strub Father F. Norman Sullivan* Mr. Peter W. Swanson 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. Steven Vathy and Ms. Leslie Fox Mr. Raymond C. & Ms. Sheila M. Vaughan James & Michal Wadsworth Dr. & Mrs. John M. Wadsworth* Ms. Carol A. Wagner Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Wagner* Ms. Karen E. Waible Emily W. Wettlaufer Mr. & Mrs. Christopher J. Whiteford Tom and Diana Witkowski Mr. Jay Wopperer & Ms. Linda Schmieder Mr. Charles E. Wright David & Susan* Zebro Mr. Eddie Zewin* & Mrs. Christine Zewin Barbara M. Ziegler *deceased

According to their specific wishes, the Community Foundation will support the organizations, issues and communities these individuals care about, in their names, forever. COMMUNIT Y FOUNDATION FOR GRE ATER BUFFA LO 2021 ANNUAL REPORT | 49


2021 NEW FUNDS

Fischle Scholarship Fund

O'Loughlin Charitable Fund

The Stuart and Joyce Angert Fund

Fischle-Swartney Scholarship Fund

Patrick Reilly Foundation

Bennett Alumni Endowment Fund

Nathan Goldin Research Fund

Blackchief Family Foundation

The Wilbert H. Green Jr. Charitable Fund

African American Veterans Monument Inc.

Rose M. Bridwell Bequest Buffalo Seminary Carin Wyckoff Phillips '51 Scholarship Fund Jerry and Barbara Castiglia Family Fund Center for Elder Law and Justice Fund Cook Family Foundation Cox-Conant Fund Mary Alice and Ross Jay Eckert Fund Fair Buffalo Fund

Greene Family Fund Healthy Community Alliance Hull House Foundation Ahmed & Farhana Khan Fund

Andrew J. Rudnick Fund Axel Sack Memorial Fund Hy & Marjorie Scheff Foundation South Buffalo Community Association Ronald A. Stanke Foundation Amy J. Vilz Fund

The Seymour H. Knox Foundation

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Inclusive Arts & Culture Initiative

Raymond and Maryann Laks Foundation

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Trails Endowment for Western New York

Stanford Lipsey Fund

Ralph Wilson Park Conservancy

Long Pond Fund

Tom and Diana Witkowski Endowment Fund

Make a Difference UB MSW Scholarship

COX- CONANT FUND “I would like to be remembered as someone who contributed to the process of making Buffalo a better place,” the late Dr. Elizabeth “Babs” Conant said. “The Community Foundation has been instrumental in offering me ways to do that.” A lifelong activist for justice and human rights, Babs was committed to making a difference in her adopted hometown. In 2000, she established the first of many funds at the Community Foundation. Through a planned gift, Babs established the Fair Buffalo Fund. Activated when she passed away in 2020, this fund has provided one-time support to specific organizations, as well as on-going support for causes she cared about deeply. She also established the Cox-Conant Fund, which will provide annual funding to address Western New York’s changing needs in her name and in her spouse Camille’s name, forever. Babs’ legacy of generosity will make Buffalo a better place for all generations to come. 50 | COMMUNIT Y FOUNDATION FOR GRE ATER BUFFA LO 2021 ANNUAL REPORT


ALL FUNDS

Ellicottville, photo by Dan Aldrich

1910s Mr. & Mrs. George F. Rand Memorial Fund 1920s William Henry Andrews Bequest Buffalo Seminary Alumnae Association

Alfred H. Schoellkopf-Elizabeth Pierce Olmsted, M.D. Center for the Visually Impaired

Charles & Marion Hahn Fund

Alfred H. Schoellkopf-Roswell Park

International Association of Administrative Professionals Scholarship Fund

Emmie F. Schoellkopf Fund

Edward H. Letchworth Bequest

Richard C.R. Taggesell Fund

Edward H. Letchworth Memorial Fund

1940s

Amos J. & Leigh Hunt Minkel Memorial Student Fund

Frank S. Fosdick Scholarship

Louis R. Davidson Bequest

Lilla B. McCready Bequest

Pauline Ellis Scholarship Fund

Jacob F. Schoellkopf-Jefferson Penn Fund

William Hengerer Company Fund

George F. & Isabel W. Rand Memorial Fund

Howard Kellogg Trust

John P. Samson Memorial Fund

Madeline A. Kraft Bequest

C. Edgar & Roberta S. Schabacker Trust

The Jacob F. Schoellkopf Trust for the University of Buffalo Frederick A. Vogt Scholarship Fund

Edith Haake Lankler Scholarship Horace L. Mann Memorial Fund

J.F. Schoellkopf Jr. Bequest Special Fund #7

Elizabeth DeWees Walker Scholarship Fund

Edward H. Moeller Scholarship Fund

1930s

Horace B. Pomeroy Fund

1960s

Andrew C. Hansen Scholarship Fund

George F. Rand Bequest

Anna May Andrews Trust

Jacob F. and Wilma S. Schoellkopf Trust

C. Edgar Barlow Scholarship Fund

Harry S. Hilliker Bequest Blanche B. Joseph Trust Jacob G. Joseph Bequest Jacob G. Joseph Bequest (Camp) Jacob G. Joseph Bequest Jewish Federation

Walter H. Schoellkopf Memorial Fund 1950s Grover E. Bell Award Lawrence D. Bell Bequest

Ellsworth M. Statler Trust

George E. Becker Fund for Heart Research Bell Fund Trust #1 Bell Fund Trust #2 Herman G. & Emma A. Ernst Fund

Albert J. Klinck Memorial Funds

Grace Neff Daniels Memorial Fund

Emmons B. Farrar Scholarship Fund

Charles Elbert Rhodes Scholarship Bequest

Empire of America Federal Savings Bank Scholarship Fund

Greater Buffalo Alumnae Panhellenic Scholarship Fund

Sara B. Richmond Scholarship Fund

M. Florence Fraley Fund in memory of her son, George K. Fraley Jr.

Thekla R. Groben Bequest Rae A. Hanigan Memorial Fund

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1960s cont.

Jean Knowlton Brown Fund

Ralph Kimberly Bequest

Herbert A. Hickman Fund

Martin A. Buecking Bequest

Mildred Moffat Bequest

Margaret E. Carnahan Bequest

Charles M. Knapp Educational Memorial Fund

Rumsey Fund

Dr. Norman Chassin Endowment Fund

J.F. Schoellkopf IV Memorial Fund Edna Foster Smith Bequest Stephen W. Tilton Bequest Fund Ethel Vick Wallace Townsend Memorial Fund United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Endowment Charlotte Potter Whitcher Trust 1970s

Howard G. Kreiner Bequest

Helen Anderson Cobb Bequest

Albert H. Laub Bequest

Herbert F. & Bertha W. Darling Trust

L.K.P. Trust Edward P. Lupfer Memorial Scholarship

David Donald Fund Theodore S. Fassett Memorial Fund

Lloyd A. Miller Scholarship Fund

Marjorie D. Frink Scholarship Fund Elizabeth Crosby Gardner Fund The Anthony H. and Richard E. Gioia Fund

Cameron Baird Fund Edgar Bellersheim Scholarship Fund

Elmer P. Groben Memorial Fund

Bennett High School Alumni Scholarship Fund Josephine Biontolillo Bequest Corrine G. Bird Bequest Anthony A. Brese Scholarship Rosalie H. Bretzfelder Fund John Bridge Memorial Fund

Howard J. Knorl Scholarship Fund

Loren Hendrix Memorial Award Carolynne Schutz Hoddick Memorial Campership Fund

Ruth M. Keeney Bequest Louise Kimberly Bequest

Douglas L. Rehlaender Trust Philip S. Savage Trust Albert R. & Alma E. Shadle Endowment Fund Harris N. Snyder Fund Lucie M. Stanton Memorial Trust Daniel W. Streeter Memorial Fund

Martin R. Hughson Memorial Fund Nellie Karlak Scholarship

Gretchen Rand Penney Bequest

Catherine Swerdloff Bequest Helen V. Walker Bequest Henrietta M. Wiley Bequest Gustav & Grete M. Zimmer Bequest

21ST CENTURY FUND In March 2021, the 21st Century Fund, a giving circle of the Community Foundation, hosted its Final Vote Event virtually for the first time ever. After postponing the event in 2020, a record number of members voted online and FeedMore WNY was awarded a $100,000 grant for its GrowMore for Good project to purchase a 320 sq. ft. cargo container to create a hydroponic farm. It is capable of producing 200 lbs. of produce a week, which is harvested and distributed within 48 hours. You can learn more about 21st Century Fund membership at 21stCenturyFund.org. 52 | COMMUNIT Y FOUNDATION FOR GRE ATER BUFFA LO 2021 ANNUAL REPORT


Susan Harvey Prentis Fund Professional Engineers Fund Elizabeth A. Rambo Bequest Mr. & Mrs. Raymond J. Riefler Memorial Fund Scan this QR code to watch the event. In October, the Community Foundation hosted the 2021 Community Impact Session: Creating Career Pathway Opportunities for Youth. During this event, Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker shared a snapshot of our region in light of the pandemic, and four guest speakers discussed the Youth Employment Coalition, one of the newest initiatives of the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable that focuses on creating career pathways for youth ages 16–24.

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond J. Riefler Scholarship Fund Rupp Scholarship Award Fund C. Gordon Ryther Memorial Scholarship Fund Howard T. Saperston Sr. Trust Estelle Sawyer Writing Award Edward C. Schlenker Trust

1980s

Ethel M.C. Davis Scholarship Fund

Ina D. Alt Trust

The D-B Trust

Joseph & Margaret Andrews Educational Trust Fund

Eaton Deabold Scholarship Fund

Annual Odd Fellows-Rebekah Award Cameron Baird Endowment Fund for Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus Adrian A. & Betsy B. Bennett Fund Dr. Germante L. Boncaldo Scholarship Fund Richard Boyd Bowen Memorial Scholarship Fund Irma Brand Bequest James E. Braunberns Bequest Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society Endowment Fund Burtsell-Steuernagel Memorial Fund Cargill Scholarship Fund Gustaf & Sigrid Carlson Memorial Fund Eldon H. Chaddock Bequest Mildred Bork Conners & Joseph E. Conners Fund Mildred Bork Conners & Joseph E. Conners Scholarship Gerhard A. & Lura L. Cook Educational Fund Joseph & Bernadette S. Corcoran Fund

Loraine Altro Dietz Scholarship Fund Paul P. Dosberg University of Pennsylvania Scholarship

Harley J. & Alice M. Schlieder Scholarship Ruth and Darwin Schmitt Fund Judith Abbott Schoellkopf Fund Judith Abbott Schoellkopf Memorial Fund Laura C. Scholl Memorial Fund

Ruth E. Farrington Bequest

Albert G. Schuele Scholarship Fund

Harriet Frank Scholarship Fund

(Albert), Maude & Marion Schuele Memorial Fund

William F. Goodson Bequest Industrial Educational Fund Ingleside Home Memorial Fund Kensington High School Alumni Association Fund Alfred H. & Emma M. Kirchhofer Fund Dr. Harry G. LaForge Bequest Hubert George & Alice Shyne Leising Fund Katherine & John MacDonald Foundation Antoinette Malanowicz Fund for Cancer Research

Albert, Maude, & (Marion) Schuele Memorial Fund Joe & Brett Ski Scholarship Fund Lucie M. Stanton Scholarship Fund Charles E. Stewart Memorial Fund Grace & Francis Stewart Humanities Scholarship Mr. & Mrs. Franz T. Stone Trust Cecil J. Terwilliger Scholarship Fund James W. Vogel Memorial Scholarship Fund Margaret M. Ward Bequest

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

Dr. Paul L. Warner Memorial Chemistry Award

Ida M. Mevius Bequest

Frieda W. Waugh Memorial Fund

Marcella & Felix Mioducki Fund Open Key Fund

Frieda W. Waugh Memorial Student Fund

Pediatric Digestion & Motility Disorders Society

Lucinda Yang Scholarship Fund

Polly Rumsey Wolfe Fund

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BP/Carborundum Scholarship Fund

William Paul Ganley Scholarship Fund

Brzezinski Philanthropic Fund

Eleanor M. and Willard A. Genrich Scholarship Fund

Walter L. Byram Bequest Callan Family Scholarship Fund Christopher Callan Memorial Scholarship Fund

Community Foundation President & CEO, Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker was awarded the 2021 Jim Casey Building Communities of Hope Award. This national award, named in honor of Casey, Family Programs founder Jim Casey recognizes leaders and communities that successfully bring together public, business, nonprofit, philanthropic and community partners to improve the safety and success of children and their families. Clotilde (right) is pictured here in 2019 with Felicia Beard, Senior Director of Racial Equity Initiatives at the Community Foundation and Dr. William C. Bell. 1990s

Elizabeth J. Cappella Birthday Trust

Allentown Village Society, Inc. Scholarship Fund Emily E. Babchak Memorial Fund Dara L. Barker Memorial Fund

Joanne Champion Granger Fund Dr. Alan J. Gross Dental Student Fund G. R. S. Fund

Robert J. Chambers, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

Lillian M. Gruener Business Education Scholarship Fund

Willis E. Chilson Memorial Fund

William J.C. & Louise Grupp Memorial Fund

Mark Chowaniec Memorial Fund Mary & Robert Chur Healthcare Scholarship Fund Bronson & Margaret Collins Scholarship Fund Sonja H. & Carlton P. Cooke Jr. Fund

Joan Hetzelt Hanifin Memorial Fund Leonard L. & Blanche F. Hank Fund Daphne Hare Fund Harvey Family Fund

Russell E. Corser Fund

Hawk Creek Foundation Fund

Kathryn R. Cottrell Scholarship Fund

William J. & Frieda H. Heckelman Memorial Fund

Wilma T. Csont Fund

Mildred T. Hill Fund

Damon Family Fund

Geoffrey Hull Memorial Scholarship

Herbert F. & Jane K. Darling Philanthropic Fund

21st Century Fund

Norman Goldfarb Award Fund

Holly Augspurger Donaldson Fund Henry and Constance Drew Foundation for Children Jerome Dreyfuss Scholarship Fund

Irsch Fund Jenna Kern Memorial Scholarship Fund C. Taylor Kew Memorial Fund James William Kideney & Isabel Houck Kideney Fund

Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts

Marjorie & Mary Louise Emerson Bequest

Alanson C. Bigalow Scholarship Fund

Esther Link Emig Fund

Kittinger Family Fund

FANA Scholarship Fund

Kiwanis Club of Kensington Fund

Peter D. Blacher Health Care Fund

David R. Fendrick Theatre Fund

Virgil A. & Margaret L. Black Memorial Fund

Peter J. Ferraro Memorial Fund

Albert P. & Maryon C. Krueger Fund

Brian H. Blesy Memorial Scholarship Fund BlueCross/BlueShield Physicians Fund for Children's Health Bollier Family Fund Kathleen M. Box-Krycia Memorial Scholarship Fund

Robert J. and Martha B. Fierle Scholarship Fund Burt Flickinger Jr. Leadership Fund Doris L. Flierl Trust Fund for the Environment Fuzak Family/Joan M. & Victor T. Fuzak Fund

Kinerk Family Fund

L414 Children's Memorial Fund Janet K. Larkin & John D. Larkin III Fund Howard C. Laverack Bequest Mrs. Rosemary LoDestro Lett Memorial Fund Marie A. Marshall Fund

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In September 2021, Cara Matteliano, Community Foundation Senior Director, Policy and Strategic Partnerships, accepted an award from the Helen Lapp Society on behalf of the Community Foundation for its work in convening the WNY COVID-19 Community Response Fund. Cara is pictured here with Dan Wiles, Executive Director of KenTon Meals on Wheels.

1990s cont. Heather A. McGowan Scholarship Fund Frank and Donna McGuire Fund Stephen C. McKinney Scholarship Fund Barbara T. Meech & Robert B. Meech Fund Robert H. & Rita Meier Memorial Scholarship Fund Benjamin Milak Memorial Scholarship Fund Dr. Gustave P. Milkey & Janet B. Milkey Fund Alice Greger Miller Memorial Fund Sperry W. Miner Bequest MPZ Endowment Fund Sarah & Richard Munschauer Fund Nativity Fund Henry M., Patricia A. & Mary Brainard Naylon Bequest Robert B. Newcomb Trust The John R. Oishei Foundation Scholarship Program Fund Orchard Park Lions Club Trust Fund Orchard Park Public Library Endowment Fund Robert Oristaglio Humanitarian Award Pearl B. & J. Lawrence Osborne Memorial Fund James R. Owen Scholar/Athlete Cross Country Award Scholarship Norma & Samuel Payne Fund Hanna Peters Trust

Read to Succeed Buffalo Endowment Fund Ruth B. Reinhardt Memorial Scholarship Fund Eugene T. Reville Memorial Scholarship Fund Charles and Alice Rolland Scholarship Fund Natalie Kubera Roth Fund Natalie Kubera Roth Fund for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

The Stockton Family Fund Ralph W. & Jane P. Strobel Memorial Fund Studio Arena Theatre School Fund Adele W. & Francis X. Sturner Trust Sustainable Use Fund of WNY John P. & Lorraine Altwater Sutkus Charitable Fund Joseph & Loretta Swart Fund Edna M. Theobald Trust

Jane Ruff Memorial Fund

William F. Thiel Trust

Norman A. Schoell Scholarship Fund

Lisa Georger Thompson Memorial Fund

Richard G. Schwind & Rhoda Robertson Schwind Fund

Tifft Nature Preserve Fund

Irene Klingener Selover Fund

Tops Friendly Markets Art & Music Scholarship

Brenda Kurtz Shelton & Harry C. Shelton Fund

William L. Van Schoonhoven Fund

Bernard and Carolyn Shilt Scholarship Fund

Wadsworth Fund

Leonard S. Sikora Scholarship Fund Marjorie Joyce Simmons Memorial Medical Fund

Variety Club Foundation Fund Aaron Matthew Waldeck Scholarship Fund William B. Walsh Trust Fund Eileen and Rupert Warren Charitable Fund

Albert & Mildred Pfrender Bequest

Dr. Barnett A. Slepian Memorial Fund

Frederick S. & Phyllis W. Pierce Family Fund

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

Western New York Land Conservancy Endowment Fund

Benny J. Polizzi Memorial Award Fund

Daunt & Irene Stenzel Scholarship Fund

Fred H. & Lorene L. White Fund

Braman Pomeroy Trust

Charles F. Stewart Scholarship Fund

Edgar F. Pope Scholarship Fund

Evelyn Stiem Fund

Bernard D. Welt & Ida Z. Welt Fund

Betty Ball Wilder Fund Dick Wohler Hutch-Tech Professional Engineering Scholarship

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Community Foundation President & CEO Clotilde PerezBode Dedecker, was invited as one of 17 nonprofit leaders nationwide to join a commission to study the central role generosity plays in our society, its shifting nature, and the ways it is being reimagined across generations and communities. The Generosity Commission members are: Jane Wales, Chair, the Generosity Commission; Vice President, Aspen Institute

Heather Templeton Dill, President, John Templeton Foundation

Marla Blow, President & COO, Skoll Foundation

Wendy Guillies, President & CEO, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Ann Mei Chang, CEO, Candid Dr. Cecilia Conrad, CEO, Lever for Change; Managing Director, MacArthur Foundation Asha Curran, CEO, Giving Tuesday Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, President & CEO, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

1990s cont. WNY Women's Foundation Wyoming County Medical & Nursing Scholarships 2000s

Kenneth Hodder, National Commander, Salvation Army

Natalye Paquin, President & CEO, Points of Light Dr. Eboo Patel, author; CEO, Interfaith Youth Core Valerie Rockefeller, Trustee, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Lisa Marsh Ryerson, President, AARP Foundation

Rob Rosen, Director Philanthropic Partnerships, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. Michael McAfee, President & CEO, PolicyLink

Jerre Stead, CEO, Clarivate; investor and philanthropist

Luis Miranda Jr., Founding Partner, MirRam Group

Nora Shea Barnwell Endowment Fund

Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo Fund

Dr. Charles E. Bartlett Memorial Essay Contest

Agnes Clarke Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund

Henry E. & Susan W. Beamer Endowment Fund

Jean M. Brown Fund

Boys & Girls Club of Eden Fund

Thelma L. & Milfred R. Beck Fund

Henry W. & Martha L. Bruner Philanthropic Fund

Advancing Arts & Culture Endowment Fund

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

Stanley A. Brzezinski Memorial Fund

Charlotte Albright Fund

Charles A. & Anne L. Bird Fund

BTF Make a Dream Come True Scholarship Fund

Michael & Elaine Almeter Fund

Anna Kowalska Bley Music Memorial Award

Buffalo Audubon Endowment Fund

Maurice G. Bley Drama Memorial Award

Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance Scholarship Fund

Jule Bogner Philanthropic Fund

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Fund

Anonymous Acacia Park Fund

Paul & Jean Almeter Fund Amherst South Rotary Club Endowment Fund Elizabeth & John Angelbeck Foundation Arts Academy Fund Leonard M. Barkin Environmental Conservation Trust for Youth

Robert Bojdak & Sarah Williams Fund Book and Material Buying Endowment Fund

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Permanent Endowment Fund Buffalo Rotary Foundation Fund

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2000s cont. Buffalo Yacht Club Fund Joseph E. Buran Music Fund Michael R. Butler & Glenys Maschoff Butler Fund Calpin Family Fund

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

Fischle - Laesser Endowment Fund

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

Fisher Family Fund

M. Dolores Denman Fund for Community Needs Heather J. DePaolo-Johnny Memorial Fund

Career Aspiration Scholarship Fund Leonard M. Castrianno Scholarship Fund Philip & Joyce Celniker Family Fund Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature Fund R. Mark Chandley Scholarship Fund Clifford C. Chapman Memorial Fund Children's Programming & Resources Endowment Fund Russell C. Christ Jr. Fund William & Ida Christie Fund for Music Frances G. Churchill Bequest Fund f.b.o. the Churchill Memorial United Methodist Church Velma C. Cobb Scholarship Fund Colligan Family Fund Joanne and Franklyn Collins Fund James and Judith Collord Fund Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative Endowment Fund Community Impact Fund

DePerno Family Fund Alfred H. & Irene N. Dobrak Trust Dopkins Philanthropic Fund Francis P. Douglas Memorial Fund Peter Dominik, Helen & Paul Leon Drumsta Memorial Fund Eagan Family Endowment Fund

G&W Follies Scholarship Fund George & Lydia Richards Form Endowment Fund Fay & Fred Friedman Family Foundation Fund Fund for the Arts Galbraith Family Fund Sean P. Galliher Jr. Scholarship Fund Helen S. Garms Bequest Gateway - Longview Future Fund

Eastern Niagara Fund

Stacy Marie Geercken Scholarship Fund

Ross & Mary Alice Eckert Fund

George Family Foundation

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

Dena Goldstein Memorial Scholarship Fund

ECMC Lifeline Fund

Diane J. Goodberry Memorial Scholarship Fund

Economic Self-Sufficiency Endowment Fund Eden Community Foundation Darwin E. & Evelyn E. Ellis Fund Barbara Ennis Endowment Fund Erie County SPCA Fund Evans Bank Foundation Fund Derek Falkenbach Scholarship Fund June Farrington Fund Paul S. Feinstein Scholarship Fund

Josephine Goodyear Foundation Graham-Kucera Philanthropic Fund Grassroots Gardens J. Milton Zeckhauser Memorial Fund Great Lakes United Endowment Fund Grelick Family Foundation Gordon R. & Gretchen S. Gross Family Fund Grosvenor Society Endowment Fund

Conable Family Foundation Fund Owen D. Connolly Flex Fund Betty Crump Fund Mason O. Damon Endowment Fund Dorothy C. Darlak Memorial Fund Deaconess Hospital Nurses Alumni Fund

The WNY COVID-19 Community Response Fund was named Best COVID Philanthropy in the 2021 Buffalo Spree “Best of WNY” awards. The Fund has provided more than $13 million in grants to more than 400 nonprofit organizations since its founding in late March 2020.

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2000s cont. Seth Grosvenor Book and Material Endowment Fund Joan Willard Gruen Philanthropic Fund Ray and Doris Guenter Scholarship Fund Dominik Hasek Sports & Scholarship Fund

Peter G. Karamanos II Scholarship Fund Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Karsten Scholarship Fund Donald E. Killingbeck Memorial Fund Barbara King & Marion Mabee Memorial Fund Klein Family Philanthropic Fund

Arlene & Ruth Mathews Fund Belton & Mabel McCarley Scholarship Fund Grace Fallon & Rapier Hayden McMenamy Fund Joseph and Riva Mehr Fund Melson Fund MIBBS Fund Middlebury Historical Society Fund

Health Foundation of Western and Central New York Philanthropic Fund

Florence L. Knorl Memorial Kensington High School Scholarship Fund

Leo J. Winter & Marie R. Winter Heim Fund

Kreher Family Fund

Susan & Richard Minekime Family Fund

Krieger Family Fund

Mitchell Family Philanthropic Fund

Columbus McKinnon Herbert P. Ladds Jr. Scholarship Fund

MJH Fund

Leo J. Winter & Marie R. Winter Heim Fund II Margaret Bierl Herr Memorial Fund Hispanic Women's League Endowment Fund Historic & Architectural Landmarks Endowment Fund Katharine Pingrey Hopkins Memorial Scholarship Fund L. Nelson Hopkins Jr. Family Fund Dr. Irene Hu and Ronald Chang Scholarship Fund Jayne & Phil Hubbell Foundation

Allen & Lillian Laese Memorial Fund

Lafayette High School Scholarship Fund Laird Family Foundation Lawley Insurance Scholarship Fund David & Marie Leamy Endowed Fund Library Foundation of Buffalo & Erie County Anonymous Donor Endowment Fund

Increasing Racial & Ethnic Equity Endowment Fund

Library Foundation of Buffalo & Erie County, Inc. Fund

Theresa Elizabeth Insana Memorial Scholarship Fund

Library Foundation of Buffalo & Erie County, Inc. Permanent Endowment Fund

Mariann Inzinna Extra Mile Fund Grover & Isabel James Fund A. Wesley Johns Fund (as established in the Will of June B. Johns) D. Bruce and Gail Johnstone Fund Gail Johnstone Community Leadership Fund A. David & Heather M. Jones Advisory Fund Junior League of Buffalo 1919 Fund

Mothers' Club of Buffalo Scholarship Fund

Allen & Lillian Laese Scholarship Fund

Hutch-Tech Alumni Scholarship Fund

Mariann Inzinna Camp Good Days & Special Times Fund

Thomas F. Miklejn Scholarship Fund

Life Storage Foundation For A Better WNY Olga Murray Lindberg - National League of American Pen Women Scholarship Fund Lockport Public Library Endowment Fund William F. Long Fund Sam Lux Fund R & J Magavern Fund Julia W. Marks Fund

In September 2021, The Buffalo Niagara Freedom Station Coalition (BNSFC), which is supported by the Community Foundation, hosted community archaeological digs at the Michigan Street Baptist Church, in partnership with the University at Buffalo’s Archaeological Survey Department of Anthropology and the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor. With funding from the Network to Freedom, the BNSFC was able to excavate the site and learn what life was like in the 19th century for an African-American Baptist congregation.

Mabel Mason Fund

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2000s cont.

Georgina Polokoff Fund

Jon Newman Memorial Scholarship Fund

Positive Youth Development Philanthropic Fund

Niagara Area Foundation Endowment Fund

Preservation Buffalo Niagara, Inc. Fund

Niagara Education Foundation Fund

Marnie Currie Quinones Scholarship Fund

Fund for Niagara Hospice

Rare Book and Special Collections Endowment Fund

Niagara Relicensing Environmental Coalition Fund

Gregory K. Raynor Memorial Fund

NTHS Alliance for Higher Education & Development Fund

Molly & Luke Rich Mental Health Fund

Nathalie Hawthorne Olena Bequest

Arthur H. & Olga M. Rosche Environmental Education Fund

Mary Louise Olmsted Fund

Ross Family Fund

Our Lady of Lebanon Fund

Elizabeth Pierce Olmsted Ross Fund

Patricia L. Parkinson Scholarship Fund J. Warren Perry & Charles Donald Perry Memorial Trust Michael J. Perry Scholarship Fund Pet Emergency Endowment Fund Norma E. Pfeifer Fund PFLAG Buffalo/Niagara Endowment Fund Phillips Lytle Foundation Alexander & Irene Phillips Scholarship Fund Pickburn Memorial Fund for Wildlife Pinto Foundation Fund Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York Fund Edwin Polokoff Fund

Herman Spiegel & Amanda Spiegel Memorial Fund Janet M. Sporleder Scholarship Fund Janina B. Staniewicz Scholarship Fund Barbara C. Stanikunas Scholarship Fund Rosemarie C. Steeb Endowment Fund Morton & Joan Stovroff Children's Programming Endowment Fund Mark E. Strome Scholarship Fund Judy Summer Library Endowment Fund Swain Family Fund Thomas Swan Fund

Michael W. Russell Fund

Swanson Community Fund

Sandstone Trust

Evelyn Swarts Fund

Schneider Family Fund

Walter P. Sy, M.D. Scholarship Fund

Norman A. Schoell Charitable Foundation Inc. Philanthropic Scholarship Fund

Ambassador Paul D. Taylor '56 Scholarship Fund

The Schultz Family Fund

Tobin/Filvaroff Family Endowment

D. Sinclair Scott & Dorothy Doane Scott Fund

Margaret & Glenn Tome Scholarship Fund

Dr. & Mrs. Roy E. Seibel Philanthropic Fund

City of Tonawanda Library Endowment Fund

Bernard & Estelle Siegel Fund

Trocaire College Endowment Fund

Sigma Alpha Nu Scholarship Fund

Dr. Clarence A. Tyler Scholarship Fund

Society of Financial Service Professionals Buffalo Chapter Endowment Fund Elizabeth & Mary June Sonnenberg Scholarship Fund

Community Foundation President/CEO Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker virtually presented to a room full of attendees in Spain at Foro Demo, the annual meeting of the Asociación Españolas de Fundaciones.

Jim & Donna Tyrpak Family Fund United Way Human Services Fund Urban Christian Ministries Fund USS The Sullivans (DD537) Fund Marjorie and Charles Van Arsdale Family Fund Marjorie Z. Van Arsdale Fund Wagner Family Fund Kuang Mei Wang Fund Monica M. Weidenbach Memorial Scholarship Fund Alyne D. White Bequest

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In January 2021, the Racial Equity Roundtable, along with the National Federation for Just Communities and the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania Commission to Dismantle Racism and Discrimination, hosted the National Day of Racial Healing. This virtual live event featured a number of speakers, including remarks from Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church Michael Curry, who attended public schools in Buffalo. 2000s cont.

Augustine Family Fund

Fern J. White & Neva A. Jackling Scholarship Fund

James M. and Barbara J. Barrett Family Foundation

William and Betty Wilder Scholarship Fund

Beard Family - In Honor of Michael Dorian Beard

Wilson Free Library Forever Friends Endowment Fund

Beechwood/Blocher Fund

Buffalo Bills Social Justice Fund Buffalo City Mission Fund Buffalo Eye Bank Foundation Endowment Fund Buffalo Forward Foundation Buffalo Green Fund Buffalo Green Fund Moscicki Fund Buffalo Prep Endowment Fund Buffalo Seminary Board Designated Investment Fund Buffalo Seminary Brown Funds Buffalo Seminary Core Investment Fund Buffalo Seminary Historic Dollar Value Preservation Fund

Benaiah Fund

Built to Play Fund Jerry and Liz Canada Fund

Genevieve Wojtusiak Fund

Lana and Howard Benatovich Philanthropic Fund

Cappuccino Family Foundation

Wyoming Foundation Endowment Fund

Matthew Benedict's One Last Goal Fund

Edna L. Carroll Trust

Wyoming Free Library Fund

Bennett Alumni Association Foundation Fund

WNY MEET Fund

YMCA Buffalo Niagara Agency Endowment Fund YWCA of Niagara Fund YWCA of Niagara Ruth N. Downes Fund for Domestic Violence

The Berardi Fund The Hubert & Dennis Bernhardt Foundation

Mary B. Cassata Library Studies and Information Department Scholarship Fund S. J. Cassata and Mary B. Cassata Communication Department Scholarship Fund

2010s

Harry J. Beu Scholarship Fund

S. J. Cassata Memorial Scholarship Fund at Depew High School

Anonymous (3)

Rosemary P. Biddle Fund

Keith Celniker Memorial Fund

The AJL Fund

Reverend A. Joseph Bissonette Memorial Fund

Centennial Changing Needs Endowment Fund

The Robert Bodkin Foundation

CGLI Match Fund

Boubaris Family Foundation

Irwin H. Cheskin Fund

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

Child Care Resource Network

Akron, NY Community Band Fund Dorothy & Eugene Allbert Fund James & Kristin Allen Fund The Robert A. & Ruth E. Allen Memorial Fund Amherst Central Alumni Foundation Sheriff Michael S. Amico Fund Joyce & Stuart Angert Philanthropic Fund Lawrence M. Appleby Fund Charles and Ione Arrick Charitable Fund

The Better Buffalo Fund

Belmore Hicks Bridgford Fund BRI-NK Foundation Barbara C. and Edward M. Brink Fund Maureen E. Brinkworth Memorial Scholarship Buffalo Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Endowment Fund

The Ilka Cohn Fund The Ilka Cohn Health Fund Michael Collins and Kathleen O'Leary Charitable Fund Community Services Support Foundation Angela Y. Coniglio Memorial Scholarship Fund

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2010s cont. The Peter C. Cornell Trust Beuline Crawford Bequest Gary M. Crosby Endowed Scholarship Fund Jeanette Marie Daigler, Aldine M. Tarbell and Alan T. Karcich Scholarship Fund Madeline Davis LGBT Archives Endowment Fund The D-B Trust Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker & Adrian F. Dedecker III Centennial Endowment Dedrick Family Foundation Elizabeth Deichman Fund Derby Fund Virginia Deuel Memorial Fund Stu & Nancy Dorfman Foundation Jeffrey T. and Jeanne R. Dorn Fund Paul P. Dosberg Charitable Fund - Endowed Paul P. Dosberg Charitable Fund - Non-Endowed Charles G. Duffy Jr. and Virginia Leahy Duffy Scholarship Fund Drs. Bonita R. & Henry J. Durand Fund East Side Collaborative Fund

Mary Alice and Ross Jay Eckert Fund EHS, Inc. Reserve Fund Josephine & Michael Ervolina Charitable Fund Everywoman Legacy Fagin Family Foundation The Evelyn Falk Fund for the North Collins School District FANA Adoption Support Fund Worth L. Farrington Fund The Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Home Community Fund Victor W. Farris Textbook Scholarship Fund Edward A. & Stephanie E. Fial Fund Anne Catt Filer Fund First Niagara Foundation in Partnership with Key Bank for WNY Impact Investment Fund Daniel C. and Beatrice M. Fisher Fund George Byron Fisher Fund Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies The Philip Frandina Scholarship Fund Friends of Night People Endowment Fund

The Fund for Nature Future Growth Fund Garman Family Foundation Richard and Patricia Garman Scholarship for East Aurora Union Free High School Richard and Patricia Garman Endowment for Lutheran Organizations Richard and Patricia Garman Endowment for Outdoor and Environmental Education Gelman-Koessler Foundation J. Giles Foundation Robert and Sally Gioia Fund The Gisel Family Fund Gondree Family Fund The Lillian Lewandowski Gondree Scholarship Fund The Gow School Fund Grace Foundation Grassroots Gardens Legal Defense Fund Greater Buffalo Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Fund Greene Family Fund The Gregory Family Fund Gronk Nation Youth Foundation Gross Family Fund

In November, more than 40 coaches from across the region were honored at Project Play Western New York’s Coaches Honor Roll event, held at Highmark Stadium. The event recognized youth sports coaches, chosen through a communitywide nomination process, who focus on youth development and demonstrate sportsmanship, leadership and integrity.

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2010s cont.

Community Foundation Board members reconnect during a Board dinner hosted by Hon. Rose H. and Lester Sconiers. Pictured here are Bonita R. Durand, Ph.D., and John Walsh III.

Lou and Marv Gross Memorial Fund Sam and Cherie Gullo Foundation Harvard Summer Community Service Fund HealthNow Healthy Living Endowment Fund HealthNow Healthy Living Fund Ilene N. Hein Fund Herbst-Miller Family Fund Heritage Christian Services - Anne Wolf Quality of Life Fund Jean Bernecky Hess Fund Hispanic Heritage Council's Ralph R. Hernandez Bilingual Education Scholarship L. Nelson Hopkins, Jr. and Jane D. Hopkins Designated Advised Fund The Mary Lou Hopkins Fund The John R. Hotchkin Memorial Endowment Fund Marie S. and Frederic K. Houston Fund Margaret Huffman Scholarship Fund

Jane B. Kinkead Community Service Fund Klein Family Foundation John T. and Carol V. Kociela Endowment John and Byron Koekkoek Endowment for Fair Housing Education John and Byron Koekkoek Fund for Fair Housing Education Kucera - Graham Family Foundation The LaFalce Foundation Langley Family Fund

John Hulley & Elizabeth Rydzynski-Hulley Fund

Frank P. Langley Jr. Fund

Hulley WNY Changing Needs Fund

Robert and Tammy Laughlin Fund

H. Reed Hunt Fund

Edmond & Margaretha Lawrence Fund

Nick Iannarelli Memorial Fund

Wilfred and Joan Larson Fund

Irish Classical Theatre Company Endowment Fund

Legacy II Fund

Bill and Jean Irr Family Foundation

Lewis Family Fund

Jacobs Endowment Fund The Jacobs Foundation The Joy Family Foundation The William and Anne Joyce Fund Kenneth R. Kahn & Linda Angert Kahn Fund Kevin Guest House Endowment Fund KeyBank Inclusive Economy Fund

Sally S. Lenahan Bequest Barbara Wirtner Liberatore Fund Lions Blind & Charity Fund

Phillip C. and Josephine R. Saglibene-Lombardo Endowment Fund Jo Ann Long Charitable Fund Maria M. Love Endowment Fund Maria M. Love Long-term Fund George and Teresa Lukis Family Fund Lutheran Charities of Western New York Endowment Fund Lutheran Foundation of Western New York Endowment Fund Norman E. Mack II Fund The Maclay Family Foundation Samuel D. Magavern Fund The MaRK Foundation Martin House Endowment Fund The Mathews Family Fund The Maverick Foundation Raymond F. May, M.D. Memorial Scholarship Fund McBride Veterinary Scholarship Fund

Stanford Lipsey Scholarship Fund

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

Lockport Public Library Endowment Fund - Andrews Fund

The Marilyn Gohr McTaggart Reveal Fund

Locust Street Art Classes Forever Foundation

Frank Mesiah Family Legacy Fund

Andrée and Joel Lippes

Thomas and Jennie Militello Family Foundation

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2010s cont.

Raina Family Fund

The Somers Foundation

Minority Bar Foundation Fund

Reed Family Fund

Christina M. Sonne Fund

The MJA Wildlife Fund

Gerald F. and Karen Reger Centennial Changing Needs Endowment

Robert G. Sr. & Loretta L. Spampata Fund for Education

Carol and Carl Montante Fund Albertine K. Moran Fund Richard H. Morse Fund Dr. Carol A. Munschauer Charitable Foundation The Michael E. and Lorrie Chamberlain Munschauer Centennial Fund The Myszka Family Fund NativityMiguel Middle School of Buffalo Fund

Gerald F. and Karen Reger Family Foundation Reilly Family Foundation Mary N. Riggs Library Fund The Sylvia L. Rosen Philanthropic Fund The Rung Family Foundation Rural Outreach Center (ROC) The Nelson Russell Memorial Fund

The NFJC of WNY Fund

Salem UCC Endowment Fund

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

Salem UCC Reserves Fund

Normandy Fund Robert and Marion North Fund

Say Yes Buffalo Endowment Fund Say Yes Buffalo Scholarship Fund

Dr. Ralph and Lynn Sperrazza Family Scholarship Lee Ann Steiner / James A. Bourne Fund The E.W. Dann Stevens Perpetual Endowment Fund The Stockton Family Changing Needs Fund The Talboys Family Fund Peter G. Taylor Endowment Richard Tobe and Susan B. Tobe Donor Advised Fund Robin & Sharon Tomasula Foundation Jim Y. and Emilia M. Tou Foundation

North Park Lutheran Church Fund

Carmelo A. and Lynn L. Scaccia Fund

The O'Neil-White Family Fund

Scharf-Van Heusen Fund

Townson Family Foundation

Elsie & Eugene Oliver Memorial Scholarship Trust

Mr. and Mrs. George Schaumleffel Scholarship Fund

Eleanor R. Treiber Art Scholarship Fund

The Park School Foundation of Buffalo

Alan and Michele Scheff Family Fund

Trinity Episcopal Church of Buffalo Fund

Donald A. Pause Fund

Hy & Marjorie Scheff Foundation

Turin Fund

Lois and Thomas Pause Charitable Fund

Jacob F. & Wilma S. Schoellkopf Foundation Fund

Blanch H. Van Valkenburgh Scholarship Fund

The Ralph F. Peo Fund

S & J Schwartz Fund

People Inc. Foundation Endowment Fund

Melba & Richard Seibold Fund

Verizon Media Community Benefit Fund for Lockport

People Inc. Foundation Support Fund The Perelandra Fund The Peter and Tommy Fund Pieroni Greco Family Fund Polish Arts Club of Buffalo Endowment Fund David and Molly Quackenbush Fund

Sherwood Family Fund Amy & Ken Shuman Fund Silver Lake Institute Fund Audrey and Lawrence Silverstein Foundation Simon Family Foundation The Thomas K. Singer Charitable Trust Michele Sirianni Resident Education Fund

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

SJM3 Fund A. Warren Smith Jr. & Gretchen L. Smith Fund

Elinor Townsend Trust

Verizon Media Community Benefit Fund for Niagara County - Empire State Development Gertrude Angert Victor Child Development Fund Vogt Family Foundation Vogt Family Foundation Fund for WNY The James and Michal Wadsworth Fund Carol G. Wagner Fund for Historic Research & Preservation Norman F. Walawender Fund The Ward Family Fund

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2010s cont.

James Wilding Fund

Edward and Kathleen Warnke Foundation

Walter Wiles Charitable Fund

Watson Billings Family Foundation Evelyn T. Watson Fund for the Promotion and Advancement of "Historical Phases of Prophetic Teaching" Gary Weidman Fund The Weiss Family Fund Spc. Blake D. Whipple Memorial Award

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

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Endowment Fund for the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Wish Gift program to benefit Hunter's Hope Foundation Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Explore & More Operations Fund Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Fund to benefit Western New York Amateur Football Alliance Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund for Caregivers

Spc. Blake D. Whipple Memorial Scholarship Dorothy Barrow Wilding Fund

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

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund for Design and Access Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund for Youth Sports Paul Wojtaszek Scholarship Fund YouthTime YWCA of Niagara Munk/Human Memorial Scholarship Trust David Zapfel Charitable Fund The Zebro Fund Laurette Zwelling Fund

MARGARET BIERL HERR MEMORIAL FUND Born in Buffalo in 1918, Walter Herr was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as a cryptographic staff sergeant with the 17th Signal Service Company in Washington, D.C., and in the European Theater. That led him to a long-time banking career in Western New York at Buffalo Savings and M&T Banks. In the early 1960s, Walter met and married Margaret Bierl, an avid animal lover. The couple enjoyed 36 years together and were actively involved in their community. Upon Margaret’s passing in 1997, Walter wanted to honor her legacy. He began writing poetry in her memory and also turned to the Community Foundation to help. Walter established the Margaret Bierl Herr Memorial Fund to support what was most meaningful to them, including churches and the Erie County SPCA. During his lifetime, Walter was able to recommend the distributions, knowing that beyond that, the fund would carry out his unique charitable wishes, in his beloved wife’s name, forever. Since Walter’s passing in 2005, the fund at the Community Foundation has continued to support areas that meant the most to him and Margaret, including churches, healthcare and animal shelter organizations. Because of their generosity, their legacy will always live on. COMMUNIT Y FOUNDATION FOR GRE ATER BUFFA LO 2021 ANNUAL REPORT | 65


2020s African American Veterans Monument Inc.

Fischle-Swartney Scholarship Fund

Long Pond Fund

Kelly Diane Galloway Legacy Fund

Make a Difference - UB MSW Scholarship

The Stuart and Joyce Angert Fund

Joseph G. Giambra Legacy Fund

Muto Charitable Fund

AV3 Foundation

GLYS WNY

O'Loughlin Charitable Fund

Lucas, Clayton, and Gabrielle Baumgart Changing Needs Endowment

Nathan Goldin Research Fund

Open4 Fund

The Wilbert H. Green Jr. Charitable Fund

Vivian E. Pater Memorial Scholarship

Greene Family Fund

Patrick Reilly Foundation

Healthy Community Alliance

Andrew J. Rudnick Fund

Hull House Foundation

Rudzinski Family Foundation

Hurwitz-Kucera Fund

Axel Sack Memorial Fund

Just Buffalo Literary Center Legacy Fund

Hy & Marjorie Scheff Foundation

Bennett Alumni Endowment Fund Blackchief Family Foundation Rose M. Bridwell Bequest Buffalo Seminary Carin Wyckoff Phillips '51 Scholarship Fund Jerry and Barbara Castiglia Family Fund Amico Castiglione Charitable Fund

Linda Angert Kahn & Kenneth R. Kahn Fund

H. William and Mary B. Sippel Fund

Ahmed & Farhana Khan Fund

South Buffalo Community Association

Kirchner Family Fund

Ronald A. Stanke Foundation

Kirchner Family Scholarship Fund

Diann R. Takens Endowment Fund

Cook Family Foundation

Kite Charitable Fund

Amy J. Vilz Fund

Cox-Conant Fund

The Seymour H. Knox Foundation

Joan B. and James L. Crane, Jr. Fund

Leslie Shuman Kramer Lion of Judah Endowment

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Inclusive Arts & Culture Initiative

DeLaVergne Family Fund

Raymond and Maryann Laks Foundation

Center for Elder Law and Justice Fund Community Leaders Response Fund

Mary Alice and Ross Jay Eckert Fund

Leadership Buffalo Legacy Fund

Christine Holly Emery Scholarship Fund

The Stanford and Judith C. Lipsey Capital Endowment Fund

Fair Buffalo Fund

Stanford Lipsey Fund

Fischle Scholarship Fund

William and Janet Long Fund

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Park Endowment Fund Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Trails Endowment for Western New York Ralph Wilson Park Conservancy Tom and Diana Witkowski Endowment Fund WNY COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Allegany State Park, photo by Paul Crawford

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2021 CONTRIBUTORS AND FUNDING PARTNERS

During a challenging year, individuals, families, foundations and organizations gave generously to support causes important to them through the Community Foundation. $150 million was added to the Foundation to support cherished causes and nonprofit organizations. Below is a list of those who contributed $1,000 or more in charitable assets to the Community Foundation in 2021. Anonymous (7)

Keirn C. Brown, Jr.

African American Veterans Monument, Inc.

Henry and Martha Bruner

Mr. and Mrs. James A. Allen Dr. Tamara Alsace

Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park

Joyce and Stuart Angert

Buffalo Bills

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Ash

Buffalo Prep

Mr. Charles E. Balbach

Buffalo Seminary

Jennifer Balbach

Mr. Andrew T. Card Jr.

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Mr. Wesley T. Carter

Bar Association of Erie County

Center for Elder Law & Justice, Inc.

Allene Barans Mr. and Mrs. James M. Barrett

Ruth D. Bryant

Mrs. Barbara Castiglia Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

Ms. Melissa Baumgart

Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Inc

Henry and Susan Beamer

Mr. James E. Cheesman

Benevity Community Impact

Children's Foundation of Erie County

Bennett Alumni Association Mr. & Mrs. David J. Blesy Mr. Robert J. Bojdak and Ms. Sarah Williams

Ciminelli Development Company, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. James A. Cipriani

The Michael Cohen Fund at The Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies David J. Colligan, Esq. Colligan Law LLP Mr. Angelo F. Coniglio Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cook Mrs. Jane M. Coughlin The Cravens Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Gary M. Crosby Ms. C. Elizabeth Crump James H. Cummings Foundation, Inc. Deaconess Alumnae Association Paul and Eden Dedrick Charitable Lead Annuity Trust Ms. Mary Derby The Donald F. and Barbara L. Newman Family Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Stuart Dorfman Dr. Bonita Durand

In May, the Community Foundation hosted a book discussion for its clients. This conversation, facilitated by Francisco M. Vasquez, Ph.D., and Danis J. Gehl, Ph.D., was an opportunity for participants to connect with other Community Foundation clients and have meaningful dialogue on the important topic of racial equity. COMMUNIT Y FOUNDATION FOR GRE ATER BUFFA LO 2021 ANNUAL REPORT | 67


Gayle Eagan

Mr. and Mrs. William G. Gisel, Jr.

Hon. Susan and Mr. James E. Eagan

Philip L. Glick, MD & Drucy S. Borowitz, MD

East Hill Foundation

Howard F. and Lillian L. Gondree

Mr. Emil J. Karcich

Ross and Mary Alice Eckert

Dr. Samuel Goodloe Jr.

Episcopal Diocese of WNY

The Gow School

Mr. Donald M. Kellner and Mrs. Sandra E. Airnault

Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Ervolina Jr.

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

Mr. Mansoor Khan Dr. and Mrs. Mehdi Khan

Dr. Ellen Grant

Mr. Nasrullah Khan

Christopher T. and Cameron R. Greene

The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc.

Grigg Lewis Foundation Inc.

Mr. Gregory P. Koessler and Dr. Lisa A. Gelman-Koessler

Ms. Susan G. Ervolina ESL Federal Credit Union Mrs. Joan Ess Xandra Ess Evans Bank, N.A. Evergreen Health Services, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Marshall D. Fagin Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation The Celia Lipton & Victor W. Farris Foundation

Mr. Pete Grum Mr. and Mrs. John T. Hanley Harmac Medical Products Healthy Community Alliance John and Sarah Henry

Ms. Mary A. Ferguson

Heritage Christian Services Foundation

Robert J. & Martha B. Fierle Foundation

Aravind and Elizabeth S. Herle Mrs. Jean Hess

Mr. Steven Finch

Hon. Kathy and William Hochul

First Niagara Foundation

Marie Houston

Five Star Bank

Mr. Philip H. Hubbell

Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies

Hull House Foundation

Lawrence and Deborah Franco

Thomas C. Hunt & Laurie Dann

Friends of Night People Ms. Dottie Gallagher

Ms. Patricia K. Humphrey Tom and Martha Hyde Irr Supply Centers, Inc.

Mrs. Sue Gardner Gatehouse Realty, LLC Jeffrey M. Genrich Mr. and Mrs. Timothy R. George

Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy M. Jacobs Jr.

Joseph and Anna Gartner Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kahn

Mr. and Mrs. James Kramer Mr. Peter Kucera and Mrs. Annie Hurwitz Mr. Raymond E. Laks Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd B. Lane Mr. Neil Lange Lawley Insurance Inc. Myra S. Lawrence Leadership Buffalo, Inc. Patrick P. Lee Foundation Library Foundation of Buffalo & Erie County Bruno A. Lombardo, CFP Mr. Robert Lowery M&T Charitable Foundation Mr. Sam Magavern and Ms. Monica Angle

Ms. Anne T. Jalali

Martin House Restoration Corporation

Cheryl A. Jankowski, CPA

Tony and Kate Masiello

Johnson & Johnson Foundation

Ruth Mathews

In December, Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI) announced support from the Community Foundation, M&T Bank and The John R. Oishei Foundation for its capital campaign to build a new, expanded home for the West Side Bazaar on Niagara Street.

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Mr. and Mrs. Gerard T. Mazurkiewicz

Multiple generations of the Vogt family met virtually with Community Foundation staff members to discuss their spring grantmaking.

Ms. Jean McKeown Ms. Lynda McKinley Medina Sandstone Society, Inc. Dr. Leza M. Mesiah Mid-America Football Officials Association Jock and Betsy Mitchell Mr. Michael M. Mohun, Esq. Ms. Joan Mooney Gary L. Mucci, Esq. F.E. Munschauer Family Foundation Michael E. Munschauer, CFP Mrs. Kathleen Murray Mr. and Mrs. Alfonse Muto, RPh Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Myszka Nichols School Nickel City Shirt Company Inc. Northwest Charitable Foundation Inc. Ed and Dawn Northwood Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Norton Trotter Oberrender The John R. Oishei Foundation Ms. Sandra S. O'Loughlin Orthopedic Surgery, P.C. James R. Owen

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth E. Riley

Spaulding Family Foundation

Ms. Amy Habib Rittling

Mr. Ronald A. Stanke*

Mr. and Mrs. David Rogers

State Employees Federated Appeal Niagara Frontier

Dr. Andrew J. Rudnick Mr. Scott Rudzinski Dr. James Russell Mr. William Sack Dr. Anne Saldanha Salem United Church of Christ, Tonawanda, New York Scott and Kristin Saperston Say Yes Buffalo Scholarship Mr. Carmelo A. Scaccia Mr. Robert A. Scharf and Dr. Lawrence Van Heusen Mr. and Mrs. Alan K. Scheff Hy* & Marjorie Scheff Jane A.C. Schmieder, Esq. Jake and Katie Schneider

People Inc.

Dr. Richard A. Stockton Jr. Ms. Brenda Stubblefield Ronald & Margaret Talboys Mr. Samuel O. Tilton, Esq. The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation Mark and Kathleen Tufillaro Mrs. Patricia Tufillaro Uniland Development Corporation United Way of Buffalo & Erie County United Way of Southern Chautauqua County George Van Arsdale and Elizabeth Osta Verizon Media Mr. Heinz F. Vilz

Ms. Katharine Pierce

The Norman A. Schoell Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. John Pieroni

Drs. Jeffrey and Susan Schwartz

Pope Law Firm, PLLC

Hon. Rose H. Sconiers

Ms. Margaret Puzio

SCP Management LLC

Ward Family Foundation

Mr. Robert Pyle

The Mark L. Serventi Family Foundation

Steven & Ellen Weiss Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Wende

Mr. Patrick J. Shea

The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Sherwood, Esq.

Western New York Foundation

Mr. Ken and Mrs. Amy Shuman

Ms. Marilyn Wittman

Mr. Lawrence Quinn Alicia A. Quinones R&P Oak Hill LLC Mr. Nagendra and Mrs. Susan Raina Rakowski & Saia, PLLC

Mr. David & Mrs. Cynthia Silverstein

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

Ms. Jacqueline Simon Mr. James Sorrentino

Dr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Reagan

South Buffalo Community Association

Gerald F. & Karen Reger

Ms. Jeanne Vilz Walsh Duffield Companies Jack Walsh

Tom and Diana Witkowski Ms. Rae Ellen Zahradnik Zemsky Family Foundation *Deceased

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THE BOARD

Tamara O. Alsace, Ph.D.

Jennifer Chalmers Balbach

Melissa Baumgart, Chair

James Biltekoff

Gary Crosby

Bonita R. Durand, Ph.D.

Steve Finch

Dottie Gallagher

Allen “Pete” Grum

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Owen Herne, Esq.

Alice Jacobs, JD

Cheryl A. Jankowski

William Joyce

Jeffrey H. Katz, Esq.

Alex Montante

Hal D. Payne

Amy Habib Rittling, Esq.

Hon. Rose H. Sconiers

John F. Somers

John N. Walsh, III

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