century of generosity + bighearted individuals = change makers. You, your neighbor, your loved ones. Collectively, your boundless optimism is the reason we are witnessing impactful change in our region. Your unwavering commitment to doing good in our community and beyond has inspired us for our first 100 years and will drive us to do better each and every day for centuries into the future. We are confident that our best days are yet to come.
Generosity on repeat.
In 1919, American soldiers were returning from World War I, prohibition was adopted and dial telephones were introduced. That same year, George F. Rand Sr., President of Marine Trust Co., asked his attorney, Edward H. Letchworth, to visit the first community foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. After that trip, George Sr. recognized the unique role a community foundation could play to enable families, including his own, to give back for generations to come. George Sr. and his wife had four children, including George Jr. Upon the passing of his parents, George Jr. carried on his father’s wishes by establishing the Buffalo Foundation, now the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, and creating the first endowment to address the changing needs of this community. Following in his father’s footsteps, George Jr. became president of Marine Midland Corporation. He also served as Director of the Buffalo Foundation. George Jr. and his wife, Isabel, had three children, including Calvin, who went on to carry on his family’s generosity in many ways – including founding the Shaw Festival at Niagara-on-the-Lake.
being committed, and it says a lot about the leadership at the foundation for all these years,” he once said. Calvin’s brother, George III, who also worked at Marine Midland before forming Rand Capital Corp in the 1960s, supported many local organizations, including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. George III and his wife had six children, including Jayne. “My father did a great deal to carry on our family’s legacy,” said Jayne Rand about the late George III. “As busy as he was in his professional life, giving back was just always something he did and something he assumed his children would do too.” Jayne is now the fourth generation of the Rand family who is committed to giving through the Community Foundation. She is a member of the Community Foundation’s Legacy Society, which acknowledges individuals who have committed to supporting the community in the future through a planned gift. Jayne is also a member of the 21st Century Fund and a leader on its steering committee.
Today, 100 years after George F. Rand Sr. first The late Calvin Rand observed that many envisioned a community foundation where families who had ties to the Community people and organizations would work together Foundation in 1919 maintained their relationships to improve lives in Western New York, his gift over time, generation to generation. “That is endures. The generosity of the Rand family continues to make its mark on Western New York. because of people doing the right thing and
Photo, top: George F. Rand Sr. (back) and George Rand Jr. (in front of his father) at a family reunion in Niagara Falls, NY, on July 4, 1898. Photo, middle: Jayne and her uncle Calvin Rand. Photo, bottom: George F. Rand Sr.
Building a legacy.
If Sylvia Coles could describe her husband’s character in one word, it would be perseverance. Born at a time when breaking through race barriers in certain careers was discouraged, Robert Traynham Coles overcame many obstacles to become a well-known architect who continues to make his mark on Western New York today.
Robert attended Buffalo Technical High School, where he enrolled in a course called Building Design. “I took to it like a duck takes to water,” Robert recalled. He felt that architecture was his calling, but his teacher told him it would be a waste of time to pursue because there were no African American architects.
Growing up in the Cold Springs area on the east side of Buffalo, Robert’s family was one of the only African American families in the neighborhood. His father worked for the United States Postal Service and his mother was a homemaker.
Instead of taking his teacher’s advice, Robert became even more motivated to follow his dream and blaze a trail for others. “I decided that I would become an architect and the best darn architect I could,” he said.
Soon after, Robert heard about Edward H. Moeller, who, through the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, had established scholarships for Western New Yorkers who wanted to study architecture. Robert was awarded the scholarship, which he put toward earning his degree at the University of Minnesota. Robert met and married Sylvia and the couple headed to Cambridge, Massachusetts, so Robert could pursue his post-graduate degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His career began to take shape, with his wife and their two children by his side. They found themselves back
Center and the Merriweather Library among his most meaningful work. Now both approaching 90, Robert and Sylvia wanted another way to leave their mark on Western New York. “We have more resources than we need to take care of ourselves and decided we wanted to give something back,” Sylvia said. The Coles’ attorney suggested they look at the Community Foundation, which manages the charitable legacies of hundreds of generous individuals.
”We hope this scholarship will give architecture students the means to implement their plan, just as a scholarship did for me.” in Buffalo when an architectural and engineering firm called him and asked for his help. In addition to designing their own house on Humboldt Parkway in Buffalo, which is now a designated historic landmark, Robert Coles went on to design several other buildings in Western New York, including University at Buffalo’s Alumni Arena. He lists the JFK Community
Robert and Sylvia made plans to establish a scholarship fund that will benefit African American and other students of color looking to pursue a career in architecture. “We hope this scholarship will give them the means to implement their plan, just as a scholarship did for me,” said Robert. The Coles’ legacy of giving will now come full circle.
Photo, top: Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo. Photo Credit: Paul Hokanson/University at Buffalo. Photo, bottom: Robert and Sylvia Coles. 5C
The gift of family. For many Western New York families, generosity seems to be in their DNA, passed on from one generation to the next. From a young age, Carl Montante says he learned from his parents to give what he could. He and his wife, Carol, passed that on to their four children, Laura, Carl Jr., Michael and Tim. The siblings saw their parents give back in many forms, from purchasing TVs for local workers during the holidays to supporting local organizations during tough times. “We grew up knowing that you give back to your community,” said Michael. “It’s always been part of our lives.”
They have also engrained a culture of caring at their family-owned company by giving employees opportunities to allocate funding and to take time off to volunteer. Now that Carol and Carl’s 10 grandchildren are young adults, the next Montante generation is making its mark. The cousins shared a childhood filled with volunteering at charity events, delivering clothes to those less fortunate and seeing their parents and grandparents step up to help whenever they saw a need. “At this point, giving back just comes naturally,” said Megan Montante, a recent college graduate. This youngest generation also emphasizes their desire to pay it forward. “As soon as my kids can walk, I’m going to get them involved in giving back,” said Zak Zaepfel, Laura’s son, who is a recent high school graduate. “I hope when they are older, it is just a part of their culture and lifestyle.” To help meet their charitable goals, the Montantes established the Carol & Carl Montante Fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.
“The Community Foundation has made things easy for us,” said Carl. “We do not have to worry about investing the money or the technical aspects of having your own private foundation.” “And what the Community Foundation is doing to teach our children about philanthropy is also very helpful,” added Michael. “It is a big part of how we hope to pass on this legacy of giving. We are now approaching it with a bit more structure, as opposed to just learning it as we go.” And just what is the secret for making sure generosity remains in the family’s DNA? The Montantes unanimously agree that it is doing meaningful things together as a family. “Just be with the ones you love and do good things for other people,” said Michael. Megan agreed, “When you bring your kids along with you, you show them the good that you can bring to others.”
Photo, left: Carl and Carol Montante. Photo, top right: Carl and Carol’s grandchildren celebrating the holidays in 2018. Photo, center right: Carl and Carol’s grandchildren celebrating the holidays in 2005. Photo, bottom right: Three generations of the Montante family gather for a portrait. 7C
A world of giving. Born in Buffalo, Norman E. Mack II was a world traveler who set up residences in various East Coast cities during his lifetime. But no matter where he was, or from where he was sending postcards, he always stayed connected to Buffalo. Norman was the grandson of the founder of the Buffalo Times, a popular local morning newspaper in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Growing up in Buffalo, Norman benefitted from his family’s success and enjoyed purchasing houses, fixing them up and reselling them with his partner, Bill Gurney. “He made the homes and the neighborhoods better than they were when he found them, which parallels nicely in why he left a charitable legacy,” said Charles (Chuck) F. Kreiner Jr., Norman’s personal friend and financial advisor.
When Norman passed away in 2011, he left a good portion of his estate to organizations that were important to him. Deciding what to do with the funds to make a transformational impact on our community was left up to Chuck and James (Jim) M. Wadsworth, Norman’s attorney and cousin.
restoration effort in the long-polluted section of Scajaquada Creek that runs through Forest Lawn Cemetery. The Community Foundation identified additional funding for the project through its network of partners and clients, and the collaboration has already made a significant impact on the environment.
”Norman was an innovative person who wanted to create a legacy of giving.“ “Norman was an innovative person who wanted to create a legacy of giving,” Jim said. “By creating the Norman E. Mack II Fund at the Community Foundation, it was a way to carry on his name.” In addition to honoring Norman’s legacy by continuing his annual donations to the organizations that were most important to him, Chuck and Jim looked for other meaningful ways to carry out Norman’s wishes. “Norman was very supportive of community activities,” Jim said. “He liked the idea of supporting efforts that were committed to advancing Buffalo.” Norman’s gift was used to help transform an important waterway, launching a massive
Jim and Chuck believe that Norman would feel his funds have been put to very good use. “This is a great example of the power of collective impact through the Community Foundation,” Chuck said. “Norman told me, ‘I want you to use the money at the Community Foundation for the betterment of this community and the people in it.’ So that is exactly what we are doing while carrying on his name and his philanthropy.”
Photo, top: Norman E. Mack II. Photo, bottom: Charles F. Kreiner Jr. and James M. Wadsworth, Esq., visit the restoration efforts underway at Forest Lawn Cemetery. 8C
Motherly love. Every December, about 2,500 middle and high school-aged youth in Western New York dress up and hit the dance floor for a good cause. Even more incredible than the success of this annual event is the woman behind it: Maria M. Love, the social work pioneer who started the Charity Ball more than 115 years ago. A prominent Buffalonian in the 19th century and early part of the 20th century, Maria M. Love never married or had children. She devoted her entire life to helping others. “Maria is credited for starting the first crèche or day care center in the United States in 1881,” said Mary Bacon, President 10C
of the Maria M. Love Convalescent Fund Board. “She realized there was a need for child care for working moms in the city of Buffalo and then she would go a step further by inviting the moms in for tea when they picked up their children so she could teach them parenting skills.” To support convalescent respite care for mothers and their children, Maria organized a group of women in 1903 who, in turn, created the first Charity Ball. Today, the organization uses the proceeds from the Charity Ball to assist individuals who are residents of Erie County and have medical conditions by providing
up to $300 that can be used for something simple, but life-changing, like a pair of eyeglasses or to cover time off from work for treatments at Roswell Park.
the Maria M. Love Convalescent Fund. “We now have access to excellent investment managers with the Community Foundation and the returns consistently
“We now have access to excellent investment managers because we are aligned with the Community Foundation.“ When it came to carrying on the legacy of Maria M. Love, the Fund’s Board sought a partner who shared a vision of improving lives in Western New York. By setting up an endowment at the Community Foundation using monies raised for its 110th anniversary, future leaders of the Board will have access to a sustainable source of funding to carry on the mission for generations to come. “The Community Foundation just stood out,” said Jodi Osinski, past Treasurer of
outperform national benchmarks. The added benefits beyond the investment performance also impressed us including community expertise and the Community Foundation’s knowledge of planned giving. It is a win-win.” It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of people in Buffalo have benefitted from Maria M. Love’s generosity – and that number will only continue to grow as good is done in her name forever.
Photo, top: From left: Nancy Stevens, Executive Director of the Maria M. Love Convalescent Fund; Mary Bacon, President of the Maria M. Love Convalescent Fund Board; Jodi Osinski, past Treasurer of the Maria M. Love Convalescent Fund Board; Amy Nagy, Treasurer of the Maria M. Love Convalescent Fund visit the Olmsted Center for Sight, an organization that still benefits from the generosity of Maria M. Love. Photo, bottom: A portrait of Maria M. Love. 11C
Legacy Society Managing the charitable legacies of generous individuals is central to the work of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.
individuals care about, in their names, forever, in Western New York and beyond.
The Community Foundation Legacy Society was created 20 years ago to acknowledge those individuals who have committed to supporting the community in the future through a planned gift. According to their specific directions, the Community Foundation will support the organizations, issues and communities these
Making arrangements for a charitable legacy that will stand the test of time is a simple process. If you are interested in supporting the community beyond your lifetime, please contact Betsy Constantine, Executive Vice President, at (716) 852-2857 ext. 217.
Ruth D. Bryant
Richard B. Adams
Mr.* & Mrs. Charles Burdette
Robert A. & Ruth E. Allen*
Jane & Jerry Burzynski
Mr. & Mrs. H. John Angelbeck
Michael* & Glenys Butler
Mr. Andy Anselmo
Mrs. Helen M. Callan
Mr. Lawrence Appleby*
Mr. John M. Callan
Mr. C. Dixon Arrick* & Mrs. Ione B. Arrick
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Cardamone
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen C. Ash Mr. Charles E. Balbach Allene C. Barans Henry & Susan Beamer Thomas R. & Judy* Beecher
Mr. Paul Carroll Joanne Castellani & Michael Andriaccio Dr. Irwin* H. Cheskin & Mr. Edward Koryl
Ms. Dianne Bennett & Mr. William Graebner
Ms. Mary E. Clemesha*
Mr. Harry J. Beu*
Robert T. & Sylvia R. Coles
Dr. Mary H. Botsford* Mr. James A. Bourne Mr. Richard W. Bowen*
Leslie Carraway & B.J.* Verts
Robert & Patricia Colby* Carmela M. & Anthony* J. Colucci Jr.
Ms. Mary L. Brink
Elizabeth B. Conant, Ph.D. & Camille Cox
Mr. & Mrs. Gary M. Brost
Mrs. James L. Crane Jr.
Jean M. Brown*
Ms. Beuline Crawford*
Keirn C. Brown Sr.*
Ms. C. Elizabeth Crump
Mr. & Mrs. Henry W. Bruner
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* Dr. Mildred J. Fischle 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 Aimee Gomlak Jane Taylor Goraj* Dr. Susan P. Graham & Dr. Jon C. Kucera Gordon* & Gretchen Gross Mr. Michael Hamann Thomas J. Hanifin Mr. Daniel E. Hannah Mr. Hans Heckelman Ms. Marsha S. Henderson Ms. Alice B. Hilborn Ms. Judith A. Hirsch Mr. & Mrs. L. Nelson Hopkins Jr.* Mary Louise Hopkins* Phillip & Jayne* Hubbell John & Bette Hulley Mr. & Mrs. H. Reed Hunt* Rev. Dr. Leona M. Irsch Gail & Bruce Johnstone Mr.* & Mrs. A. David Jones
Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey D. Kashin 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.* Mrs. Margaretha Lawrence* Mr. & Mrs. Julian & Barbara Leggett Gerald A. & Barbara E. Lipa Philip C. Lombardo* Ms. Jo Ann Long* Mrs. William F. Long Jean Maday James & Margel* Marean Ruth Mathews Charles* & Cara Matteliano Dr. Keith F. & Mary E. McBride David E. & Andrea J. McGeein Sheldon E. Merritt & Anne S. Merritt
â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were introduced to the Community Foundation as we began our estate planning and truly enjoy the opportunities provided by the Foundation to see collective community work in action. We have our roots in the city and each time we come on an Impact Tour, we learn something new and we see how we can play a role. Together we can accomplish many things. The future is bright.â&#x20AC;? G E R A L D A N D BA R BA R A L I PA
Legacy Society cont. Mr. Ronald V. & Kathleen A. Metzger Lois M. Meyer Karin Michelson & Russell Deer Mary Ann Milak-Young Barbara D. Mierzwa 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 Mrs. Lynn Robillard Alexandra Romanczuk Mr. & Mrs. Arthur H. Rosche* Ms. Doris F. Rosen Dr. Andrew J. Rudnick Dr. & Mrs.* James Russell 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* Dr. Richard A. Stockton Jr. Mr. Franz T. Stone* Cheryl S. Strub 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. 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. Jay Wopperer & Ms. Linda Schmieder Mr. Charles E. Wright David & Susan* Zebro Mr. Eddie Zewin* & Mrs. Christine Zewin *Deceased 13C
All Funds For 100 years, generous individuals, families, foundations and organizations have entrusted the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo to steward their charitable resources. We are honored to help these clients make the most of their generosity and take great care to deliver grants in their names 1919 Mr. & Mrs. George F. Rand Memorial Fund 1920s William Henry Andrews Bequest Buffalo Seminary Alumnae Association Frank S. Fosdick Scholarship Lilla B. McCready Bequest Jacob F. Schoellkopf-Jefferson Penn Fund The Jacob F. Schoellkopf Trust for the University of Buffalo Frederick A. Vogt Scholarship Fund Elizabeth DeWees Walker Scholarship Fund 1930s Andrew C. Hansen 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 Albert J. Klinck Memorial Funds Charles Elbert Rhodes Scholarship Bequest 14C
Sara B. Richmond Scholarship Fund Alfred H. Schoellkopf-Elizabeth Pierce Olmsted, M.D., Center for the Visually Impaired Alfred H. SchoellkopfRoswell Park Emmie F. Schoellkopf Fund Richard C.R. Taggesell Fund 1940s Louis R. Davidson Bequest Pauline Ellis Scholarship Fund William Hengerer Company Fund Howard Kellogg Trust Madeline A. Kraft Bequest Edith Haake Lankler Scholarship Horace L. Mann Memorial Fund Edward H. Moeller Scholarship Fund Horace B. Pomeroy Fund George F. Rand Bequest Jacob F. & Wilma S. Schoellkopf Trust Walter H. Schoellkopf Memorial Fund 1950s Grover E. Bell Award Lawrence D. Bell Bequest
exactly as they have directed. For information about how the Community Foundation can help you establish a permanent source of support to benefit the communities, causes and organizations you care about, please contact Betsy Constantine, Executive Vice President, at (716) 852â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2857 ext. 217. Grace Neff Daniels Memorial Fund Empire of America Federal Savings Bank Scholarship Fund M. Florence Fraley Fund in memory of her son, George K. Fraley Jr. Charles & Marion Hahn Fund International Association of Administrative Professionals Scholarship Fund Edward H. Letchworth Bequest Edward H. Letchworth Memorial Fund Amos J. & Leigh Hunt Minkel Memorial Student Fund George F. & Isabel W. Rand Memorial Fund John P. Samson Memorial Fund C. Edgar & Roberta S. Schabacker Trust J.F. Schoellkopf Jr. Bequest Special Fund #7 Ellsworth M. Statler Trust 1960s Anna May Andrews Trust C. Edgar Barlow Scholarship Fund George E. Becker Fund for Heart Research
Bell Fund Trust #1 Bell Fund Trust #2 Herman G. & Emma A. Ernst Fund Emmons B. Farrar Scholarship Fund Greater Buffalo Alumnae Panhellenic Scholarship Fund Thekla R. Groben Bequest Rae A. Hanigan Memorial Fund Herbert A. Hickman Fund Mildred Moffat Bequest Rumsey 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 Cameron Baird Fund Edgar Bellersheim Scholarship Fund Bennett High School Alumni Scholarship Fund Josephine Biontolillo Bequest Corrine G. Bird Bequest
Photo, top: Gary Mucci, Esq., Laurence Rubin, Esq., and Jonathan Amoia gather at a Community Foundation event for professional advisors that featured a presentation by RenĂŠ Jones, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of M&T Bank. Photo, left: Clients enjoy a performance by the Ade Jembe Fola African Dance and Drum Group as they arrive at a Community Foundation event at Tewksbury Lodge.
1970s cont. Anthony A. Brese Scholarship Rosalie H. Bretzfelder Fund John Bridge Memorial Fund Jean Knowlton Brown Fund Martin A. Buecking Bequest Margaret E. Carnahan Bequest Dr. Norman Chassin Endowment Fund Helen Anderson Cobb Bequest Herbert F. & Bertha W. Darling Trust David Donald Fund Theodore S. Fassett Memorial Fund Marjorie D. Frink Scholarship Fund Elizabeth Crosby Gardner Fund The Anthony H. & Richard E. Gioia Fund Elmer P. Groben Memorial Fund Loren Hendrix Memorial Award Carolynne Schutz Hoddick Memorial Campership Fund Martin R. Hughson Memorial Fund Nellie Karlak Scholarship Ruth M. Keeney Bequest Louise Kimberly Bequest Ralph Kimberly Bequest Charles M. Knapp Educational Memorial Fund Howard J. Knorl Scholarship Fund Howard G. Kreiner Bequest Albert H. Laub Bequest L.K.P. Trust Edward P. Lupfer Memorial Scholarship Lloyd A. Miller Scholarship Fund Gretchen Rand Penney 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 Catherine Swerdloff Bequest Helen V. Walker Bequest Henrietta M. Wiley Bequest Gustav & Grete M. Zimmer Bequest 1980s Ina D. Alt Trust Joseph & Margaret Andrews Educational Trust Fund Annual Odd FellowsRebekah Award Cameron Baird Endowment Fund for BP 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 Ethel M.C. Davis Scholarship Fund The D-B Trust Eaton Deabold Scholarship Fund Loraine Altro Dietz Scholarship Fund Paul P. Dosberg University of Pennsylvania Scholarship Ruth E. Farrington Bequest Harriet Frank Scholarship 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 Arthur J., Alice M. & Dr. James McMullen Memorial Fund Ida M. Mevius Bequest Marcella & Felix Mioducki Fund Open Key Fund Pediatric Digestion & Motility Disorders Society Susan Harvey Prentis Fund Professional Engineers Fund Elizabeth A. Rambo Bequest Mr. & Mrs. Raymond J. Riefler Memorial Fund Mr. & Mrs. Raymond J. Riefler Scholarship Fund 15C
All Funds 1980s cont. Rupp Scholarship Award Fund C. Gordon Ryther Memorial Scholarship Fund Howard T. Saperston Sr. Trust Estelle Sawyer Writing Award Edward C. Schlenker Trust Harley J. & Alice M. Schlieder Scholarship Ruth & Darwin Schmitt Fund Judith Abbott Schoellkopf Fund Judith Abbott Schoellkopf Memorial Fund Laura C. Scholl Memorial Fund Albert G. Schuele Scholarship Fund (Albert), Maude & Marion Schuele Memorial Fund Albert, Maude, & (Marion) Schuele Memorial Fund 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 Dr. Paul L. Warner Memorial Chemistry Award Frieda W. Waugh Memorial Fund Frieda W. Waugh Memorial Student Fund 16C
Polly Rumsey Wolfe Fund Lucinda Yang Scholarship Fund 1990s 21st Century Fund Allentown Village Society, Inc. Scholarship Fund Emily E. Babchak Memorial Fund Dara L. Barker Memorial Fund Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts Alanson C. Bigalow Scholarship Fund Peter D. Blacher Health Care Fund Virgil A. & Margaret L. Black Memorial 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 BP/Carborundum Scholarship Fund Brzezinski Philanthropic Fund Walter L. Byram Bequest Callan Family Scholarship Fund Christopher Callan Memorial Scholarship Fund Elizabeth J. Cappella Birthday Trust Robert J. Chambers, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund Willis E. Chilson Memorial Fund Mark Chowaniec Memorial Fund Mary & Robert Chur Healthcare Scholarship Fund
Bronson & Margaret Collins Scholarship Fund Sonja H. & Carlton P. Cooke Jr. Fund Russell E. Corser Fund Kathryn R. Cottrell Scholarship Fund Wilma T. Csont Fund Damon Family Fund Herbert F. & Jane K. Darling Philanthropic Fund Holly Augspurger Donaldson Fund Henry & Constance Drew Foundation for Children Jerome Dreyfuss Scholarship Fund Marjorie & Mary Louise Emerson Bequest Esther Link Emig Fund FANA Scholarship Fund David R. Fendrick Theatre Fund Peter J. Ferraro Memorial Fund Robert J. & 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 William Paul Ganley Scholarship Fund Eleanor M. & Willard A. Genrich Scholarship Fund Norman Goldfarb Award Fund Joanne Champion Granger Fund Dr. Alan J. Gross Dental Student Fund
“I became acquainted with the Community Foundation when I first started practicing trust and estate law in Buffalo. Over the years, I have learned a lot more about the Community Foundation and what it has to offer my clients when it comes to making the most of their generosity. It has been an educational and uplifting experience for me and I feel confident that the Community Foundation uses the funds entrusted to them to do good in our community and beyond. It is a full partnership with both of us working together to get things done for my clients.”
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At her death in 1975, a widow gifted $400,000 to the Community Foundation to create a fund as a tribute to her beloved late husband. Originally from Germany, the couple made Buffalo their home and she wished to take care of their adopted community in perpetuity. By the end of 2018, the fund had grown to $1.3 million and had granted out $1.8 million to support the changing needs of our community in their name.
1990s cont. G. R. S. Fund Lillian M. Gruener Business Education Scholarship Fund William J.C. & Louise Grupp Memorial Fund Joan Hetzelt Hanifin Memorial Fund Leonard L. & Blanche F. Hank Fund Daphne Hare Fund Harvey Family Fund Hawk Creek Foundation Fund William J. & Frieda H. Heckelman Memorial Fund Mildred T. Hill Fund Geoffrey Hull Memorial Scholarship Irsch Fund D. Bruce & Gail Johnstone Philanthropic Fund Jenna Kern Memorial Scholarship Fund
C. Taylor Kew Memorial Fund James William Kideney & Isabel Houck Kideney Fund Kinerk Family Fund Kittinger Family Fund Kiwanis Club of Kensington Fund Albert P. & Maryon C. Krueger 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 Heather A. McGowan Scholarship Fund Frank & Donna McGuire Fund Stephen C. McKinney Scholarship Fund Meals on Wheels of Buffalo & Erie County Endowment 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 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 Albert & Mildred Pfrender Bequest Frederick S. & Phyllis W. Pierce Family Fund Benny J. Polizzi Memorial Award Fund Braman Pomeroy Trust Edgar F. Pope Scholarship Fund Read to Succeed Buffalo Endowment Fund Ruth B. Reinhardt Memorial Scholarship Fund Eugene T. Reville Memorial Scholarship Fund Charles & Alice Rolland Scholarship Fund Natalie Kubera Roth Fund Natalie Kubera Roth Fund for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Jane Ruff Memorial Fund Norman A. Schoell Scholarship Fund Richard G. Schwind & Rhoda Robertson Schwind Fund Irene Klingener Selover Fund Brenda Kurtz Shelton & Harry C. Shelton Fund Shifflet-Steffan Scholarship Fund Bernard & Carolyn Shilt Scholarship Fund Leonard S. Sikora Scholarship Fund Marjorie Joyce Simmons Memorial Medical Fund Dr. Barnett A. Slepian Memorial Fund Gretchen L. & A. Warren Smith Jr. Changing Needs Fund Daunt & Irene Stenzel Scholarship Fund Charles F. Stewart Scholarship Fund Evelyn Stiem Fund 17C
All Funds 1990s cont. 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 William F. Thiel Trust Lisa Georger Thompson Memorial Fund Tifft Nature Preserve Fund Tops Friendly Markets Art & Music Scholarship William L. Van Schoonhoven Fund Variety Club Foundation Fund Wadsworth Fund Aaron Matthew Waldeck Scholarship Fund William B. Walsh Trust Fund Eileen & Rupert Warren Charitable Fund Bernard D. Welt & Ida Z. Welt Fund Western New York Land Conservancy Endowment Fund Fred H. & Lorene L. White Fund Betty Ball Wilder Fund Dick Wohler Hutch-Tech Professional Engineering Scholarship WNY Women’s Foundation Wyoming County Medical & Nursing Scholarships 18C
2000s Anonymous (1) Acacia Park Fund Advancing Arts & Culture Endowment Fund Charlotte Albright Fund Michael & Elaine Almeter Fund Paul & Jean Almeter Fund Amherst South Rotary Club Endowment Fund Elizabeth & John Angelbeck Foundation Arts Academy Fund Dale L. Askey Memorial Fund Leonard M. Barkin Environmental Conservation Trust for Youth Nora Shea Barnwell Endowment Fund Dr. Charles E. Bartlett Memorial Essay Contest Henry E. & Susan W. Beamer Endowment Fund Thelma L. & Milfred R. Beck Fund Martha H. Beeman & Judge William L. Kellick Endowment Fund Bennett Alumni Association Foundation Fund Charles A. & Anne L. Bird Fund Anna Kowalska Bley Music Memorial Award Maurice G. Bley Drama Memorial Award Jule Bogner Philanthropic Fund Robert Bojdak & Sarah Williams Fund Book & Material Buying Endowment Fund
Photo: Anthony Frisicaro and Mark Davis attend an event in Naples, Florida, celebrating the Community Foundation’s centennial year. Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo Fund Boys & Girls Club of Eden Fund David & Jessica Brason Philanthropic Fund Agnes Clarke Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund Jean M. Brown Fund Henry W. & Martha L. Bruner Philanthropic Fund Stanley A. Brzezinski Memorial Fund BTF Make a Dream Come True Scholarship Fund Buffalo Audubon Endowment Fund Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance Scholarship Fund Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Fund Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Permanent Endowment Fund Buffalo Rotary Foundation Fund Buffalo Yacht Club Fund Joseph E. Buran Music Fund
Michael R. Butler & Glenys Maschoff Butler Fund Kate Cady Endowment Fund Calpin Family Fund Career Aspiration Scholarship Fund Leonard M. Castrianno Scholarship Fund Philip & Joyce Celniker Family Fund Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & 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
City of Tonawanda Library Endowment Fund Velma C. Cobb Scholarship Fund Colligan Family Fund Joanne & Franklyn Collins Fund James & Judith Collord Fund Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative Endowment Fund Community Impact 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 James & Ethel DeAmesy Fund Decillis Family Philanthropic Fund Eugene A. DeFelice, M.D. & Maryanne Harvey Fund Elizabeth Deichman Fund f.b.o. Buffalo Animal Shelter
Photo: Hundreds of youth from across Western New York participated in the first ever Free Play Challenge at the ADPRO Fieldhouse in Orchard Park hosted by Project Play Western New York, which is supported by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation and the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. Attendees were able to try out different activities set up by community partners for an afternoon of fun and free play. 2000s cont. M. Dolores Denman Fund for Community Needs Heather J. DePaolo-Johnny Memorial 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 Eastern Niagara Fund Ross & Mary Alice Eckert Fund Dr. Kenneth H. Sr. & Marjorie B. Eckhert Fund ECMC Lifeline 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 Fischle-Laesser Endowment Fund Fisher Family 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 Stacy Marie Geercken Scholarship Fund George Family Foundation Dena Goldstein Memorial Scholarship Fund Diane J. Goodberry Memorial Scholarship Fund Josephine Goodyear Foundation Graham-Kucera Philanthropic Fund Grassroots Gardens J. Milton Zeckhauser Memorial Endowment Fund Great Lakes United Endowment Fund Grelick Family Foundation Gordon R. & Gretchen S. Gross Family Fund
Grosvenor Society Endowment Fund Seth Grosvenor Book & Material Endowment Fund Joan Willard Gruen Philanthropic Fund Ray & Doris Guenter Scholarship Fund Dominik Hasek Sports & Scholarship Fund Health Foundation of Western & Central New York Philanthropic Fund Leo J. Winter & Marie R. Winter Heim 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 & Ronald Chang Scholarship Fund Anne Sage Hubbell Fund Jayne & Phil Hubbell Foundation Hutch-Tech Alumni Scholarship Fund Increasing Racial & Ethnic Equity Endowment Fund Theresa Elizabeth Insana Memorial Scholarship Fund Mariann Inzinna Camp Good Days & Special Times 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 & Gail Johnstone Fund Gail Johnstone Community Leadership Fund A. David & Heather M. Jones Advisory Fund Junior League of Buffalo 1919 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 Florence L. Knorl Memorial Kensington High School Scholarship Fund Kreher Family Fund Krieger Family Fund Columbus McKinnon Herbert P. Ladds Jr. Scholarship Fund Allen & Lillian Laese Memorial Fund Allen & Lillian Laese Scholarship 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 Library Foundation of Buffalo & Erie County, Inc. Fund Library Foundation of Buffalo & Erie County, Inc. Permanent Endowment Fund Life Storage Foundation For A Better WNY 19C
All Funds 2000s cont. 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 James & Margel Marean Endowed Fund Julia W. Marks Fund Mabel Mason Fund Arlene & Ruth Mathews Fund Belton & Mabel McCarley Scholarship Fund Grace Fallon & Rapier Hayden McMenamy Fund Joseph & Riva Mehr Fund Melson Fund MIBBS Fund Middlebury Historical Society Fund Thomas F. Miklejn Scholarship Fund Susan & Richard Minekime Family Fund Miss Buffalo Fund Mitchell Family Philanthropic Fund MJH Fund Mothers’ Club of Buffalo Scholarship Fund Jon Newman Memorial Scholarship Fund Niagara Area Foundation Endowment Fund Niagara Education Foundation Fund 20C
Fund for Niagara Hospice Niagara Relicensing Environmental Coalition Fund NTHS Alliance for Higher Education & Development Fund Nathalie Hawthorne Olena Bequest Mary Louise Olmsted Fund Our Lady of Lebanon 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 & Western New York Fund Edwin Polokoff Fund Georgina Polokoff Fund Positive Youth Development Philanthropic Fund Preservation Buffalo Niagara, Inc. Fund Marnie Currie Quinones Scholarship Fund Rare Book & Special Collections Endowment Fund Gregory K. Raynor Memorial Fund
T H E P OWE R O F E N DOWM E NT $6.0
All balances in millions
$ Photo: Zenetta Everhart, Community Representative for Senator Tim Kennedy; Sam Radford, President of the District Parent Coordinating Council (DPCC) of Buffalo; Anibal Soler, Associate Superintendent for Strategic Alignment & Innovation for Buffalo Public Schools; Lana Benatovich, President of The National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York, Inc. and Felicia Beard, Director, Racial Equity Initiatives at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo after a narrative change meeting with the Boys and Young Men of Color Coalition. Molly & Luke Rich Mental Health Fund Arthur H. & Olga M. Rosche Environmental Education Fund Ross Family Fund Elizabeth Pierce Olmsted Ross Fund Michael W. Russell Fund Sandstone Trust Schneider Family Fund Norman A. Schoell Charitable Foundation Inc. Philanthropic Scholarship Fund The Schultz Family Fund D. Sinclair Scott & Dorothy Doane Scott Fund Dr. & Mrs. Roy E. Seibel Philanthropic Fund Bernard & Estelle Siegel Fund
Sigma Alpha Nu Scholarship Fund Society of Financial Service Professionals Buffalo Chapter Endowment Fund Elizabeth & Mary June Sonnenberg Scholarship Fund Herman Spiegel & Amanda Spiegel Memorial Fund Janet M. Sporleder Scholarship Fund St. John Hospice Endowment 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 Swanson Community Fund Evelyn Swarts Fund Swift Family Philanthropic Fund Walter P. Sy, M.D. Scholarship Fund Ambassador Paul D. Taylor ‘56 Scholarship Fund Tobin/Filvaroff Family Endowment Margaret & Glenn Tome Scholarship Fund City of Tonawanda Library Endowment Fund Trocaire College Endowment Fund Dr. Clarence A. Tyler Scholarship Fund Jim & Donna Tyrpak Family Fund
ORIGINAL GIFT IN 1991
VALUE IN 2018
TOTAL GRANTS TO CHARITY SINCE 1991
To honor his wife’s lifelong dedication to community, this client established a fund in their names to support the organizations she cared so much about during her lifetime. The original gift of $2 million in 1991 has since grown by 2.5 times its original value to $5 million and has given $3.9 million in grants in their names to the community and organizations that meant so much to her.
2000s cont. United Way Human Services Fund Urban Christian Ministries Fund USS The Sullivans (DD537) Fund Marjorie & 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 Fern J. White & Neva A. Jackling Scholarship Fund William & Betty Wilder Scholarship Fund Wilson Free Library Forever Friends Endowment Fund WNY MEET Fund Genevieve Wojtusiak Fund Wyoming Foundation Endowment Fund Wyoming Free Library Fund YMCA Buffalo Niagara Agency Endowment Fund YWCA of Niagara Fund YWCA of Niagara Ruth N. Downes Fund for Domestic Violence 2010s Anonymous (2) The AJL Fund Dorothy & Eugene Allbert Fund James & Kristin Allen Fund The Robert A. & Ruth E. Allen Memorial Fund Sheriff Michael S. Amico Fund The Stuart & Joyce Angert Fund Lawrence M. Appleby Fund Charles & Ione Arrick Charitable Fund
Augustine Family Fund James M. & Barbara J. Barrett Family Foundation Benaiah Fund Lana & Howard Benatovich Philanthropic Fund The Berardi Fund The Hubert & Dennis Bernhardt Foundation The Better Buffalo Fund Harry J. Beu Scholarship Fund Reverend A. Joseph Bissonette Memorial Fund The Robert Bodkin Foundation Boubaris Family Foundation The Lorraine M. & Eugene P. Brady Memorial Scholarship Trust Belmore Hicks Bridgford Fund BRI-NK Foundation Barbara C. & Edward M. Brink Fund Maureen E. Brinkworth Memorial Scholarship Buffalo Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Endowment 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
Built to Play Fund Jerry & Liz Canada Fund Cappuccino Family Foundation Edna L. Carroll Trust Mary B. Cassata Library Studies & Information Department Scholarship Fund S. J. Cassata & Mary B. Cassata Communication Department Scholarship Fund S. J. Cassata Memorial Scholarship Fund at Depew High School Keith Celniker Memorial Fund Centennial Changing Needs Endowment Fund CGLI Match Fund Irwin H. Cheskin Fund The Ilka Cohn Fund The Ilka Cohn Health Fund Michael Collins & Kathleen O’Leary Charitable Fund Community Services Support Foundation Angela Y. Coniglio Memorial Scholarship Fund The Peter C. Cornell Trust Beuline Crawford Bequest Gary M. Crosby Endowed Scholarship Fund Jeanette Marie Daigler (Class of 1965) & Aldine M. Tarbell (Class of 1946) Scholarship Fund Madeline Davis LGBT Archives Endowment Fund The D-B Trust Dedrick Family Foundation Elizabeth Deichman Fund Virginia Deuel Memorial Fund Stu & Nancy Dorfman Foundation Jeffrey T. & Jeanne R. Dorn Fund 21C
Photo: Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, President/CEO Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, was invited to speak on a national panel in Washington, D.C., with the US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty. Clotilde, pictured far left, spoke about collaborative work happening here in Buffalo with fellow panelists: Joshua Bolten, President/CEO Business Roundtable; Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Nisha G. Patel, Executive Director, US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty; Wes Moore, CEO Robin Hood; and Peter Scher, Chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Region, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Photo credit: Lydia Thompson at Urban Institute
All Funds 2010s cont. Paul P. Dosberg Charitable Fund - Endowed Paul P. Dosberg Charitable Fund - Non-Endowed Charles G. Duffy Jr. & Virginia Leahy Duffy Scholarship Fund Mary Alice & 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 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. & Beatrice M. 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 22C
Richard & Patricia Garman Scholarship for East Aurora Union Free High School Richard & Patricia Garman Endowment for Lutheran Organizations Richard & Patricia Garman Endowment for Outdoor & Environmental Education Gelman-Koessler Foundation John & Catherine Gillespie Fund Robert & Sally Gioia Fund The Gisel Family Fund Gondree Family Fund The Lillian Lewandowski Gondree Scholarship Fund Grace Foundation Greater Buffalo Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Fund Greene Family Fund The Gregory Family Fund Gronk Nation Youth Foundation Gross Family Fund Lou Gross Memorial Fund Sam & Cherie Gullo Foundation Joan Hetzelt Hanifin Theatre Fund Harvard Summer Community Service Fund HealthNow Healthy Living Endowment Fund HealthNow Healthy Living Fund Ilene N. Hein 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. & Jane D. Hopkins Designated Advised Fund The Mary Lou Hopkins Fund The John R. Hotchkin Memorial Endowment Fund Marie S. & Frederic K. Houston Fund Margaret Huffman Scholarship Fund John Hulley & Elizabeth Rydzynski-Hulley Fund H. Reed Hunt Fund Nick Iannarelli Memorial Fund Irish Classical Theatre Company Endowment Fund Bill & Jean Irr Family Foundation The Jacobs Foundation The Joy Family Foundation The William & Anne Joyce Fund Kenneth R. Kahn & Linda Angert Kahn Fund Kevin Guest House Endowment Fund KeyBank Inclusive Economy Fund Jane B. Kinkead Community Service Fund John T. & Carol V. Kociela Endowment John & Byron Koekkoek Endowment for Fair Housing Education John & Byron Koekkoek Fund for Fair Housing Education Kucera-Graham Family Foundation The LaFalce Foundation Langley Family Fund Frank P. Langley Jr. Fund Wilfred & Joan Larson Fund
Robert & Tammy Laughlin Fund Edmond & Margaretha Lawrence Fund Legacy II Fund Lewis Family Fund Barbara Wirtner Liberatore Fund Lions Blind & Charity Fund Stanford Lipsey Scholarship Fund Lockport Public Library Endowment Fund-Andrews Fund Locust Street Art Classes Forever Foundation Phillip C. & Josephine R. Saglibene-Lombardo Endowment Fund Jo Ann Long Charitable Fund Maria M. Love Endowment Fund Maria M. Love Long-term Fund George & 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 The Michael J. McDermid Exemplary Citizenship Fund for the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site Foundation
The Marilyn Gohr McTaggart Reveal Fund Thomas & Jennie Militello Family Foundation Minority Bar Foundation Fund The MJA Wildlife Fund Richard H. Morse Fund Dr. Carol A. Munschauer Charitable Foundation NativityMiguel Middle School of Buffalo Fund The NFJC of WNY Fund The Rosa L. & LaMarr Norman, Sr. Education Fund Normandy Fund Robert & Marion North Fund The O’Neil-White Family Fund Elsie & Eugene Oliver Memorial Scholarship Trust Park School Cash Reserve Fund The Park School Foundation of Buffalo Donald A. Pause Fund Lois & Thomas Pause Charitable Fund The Ralph F. Peo Fund People Inc. Foundation Endowment Fund People Inc. Foundation Support Fund The Perelandra Fund The Peter & Tommy Fund Pieroni Greco Family Fund Polish Arts Club of Buffalo Endowment Fund David & Molly Quackenbush Fund Lawrence Quinn Fund
2010s cont. Mary A. Hodson & Josephine E. Radziwon Memorial Scholarship Fund Raina Family Fund Reed Family Fund Reilly Family Foundation Mary N. Riggs Library Fund The Sylvia L. Rosen Philanthropic Fund Andrew J. Rudnick Fund The Rung Family Foundation The Nelson Russell Memorial Fund Salem UCC Endowment Fund Say Yes Buffalo Endowment Fund Say Yes Buffalo Scholarship Fund Mr. & Mrs. George Schaumleffel Scholarship Fund S & J Schwartz Fund Alan & Michele Scheff Family Fund Hy & Marjorie Scheff Foundation
Hy & Marjorie Scheff Foundation #8 Jacob F. & Wilma S. Schoellkopf Foundation Fund Melba & Richard Seibold Fund Amy & Ken Shuman Fund Audrey & Lawrence Silverstein Foundation The Thomas K. Singer Charitable Trust Michele Sirianni Resident Education Fund SJM3 Fund A. Warren Smith Jr. & Gretchen L. Smith Fund Christina M. Sonne Fund Robert G. Sr. & Loretta L. Spampata Fund for Education Dr. Ralph & Lynn Sperrazza Family Scholarship Lee Ann Steiner/James A. Bourne Fund The E.W. Dann Stevens Perpetual Endowment Fund
The Talboys Family Fund Richard Tobe & Susan B. Tobe Donor Advised Fund Jim Y. & Emilia M. Tou Foundation Elinor Townsend Trust Townson Family Foundation Eleanor R. Treiber Art Scholarship Fund Turin Fund Blanch H. Van Valkenburgh Scholarship Fund Verizon Media Community Benefit Fund for Lockport Verizon Media Community Benefit Fund for Niagara County Empire State Development Gertrude Angert Victor Child Development Fund Vogt Family Foundation The James & Michal Wadsworth Fund Carol G. Wagner Fund for Historic Research & Preservation
Norman F. Walawender Fund The Ward Family Fund Edward & Kathleen Warnke Foundation Watson Billings Family Foundation Evelyn T. Watson Fund for the Promotion and Advancement of “Historical Phases of Prophetic Teaching” Gary Weidman Fund Spc. Blake D. Whipple Memorial Award Spc. Blake D. Whipple Memorial Scholarship Dorothy Barrow Wilding Fund James Wilding Fund Walter Wiles Charitable Fund Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Endowment Fund for the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Wish Gift program to benefit Hunter’s Hope Foundation
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Explore & More Operations Fund Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Fund to benefit Western New York Amateur Football Alliance Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund for Caregivers Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund for Community Assets Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund for the Community Foundation 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 The Zebro Fund Laurette Zwelling Fund 23C
Niagara Area Foundation Established in 2000 by local community leaders, the Niagara Area Foundation, led by eight volunteer Council Members, is committed to strengthening Niagara County by addressing critical needs to improve lives. Through the years, the Niagara Area Foundation has supported the arts, civic needs, community development, education, the environment, and health and human services with an emphasis on positive youth development.
Henry E. & Susan W. Beamer Endowment Fund Thelma L. & Milfred R. Beck Fund Martha H. Beeman & Judge William L. Kellick Endowment Fund The Lorraine M. & Eugene P. Brady Memorial Scholarship Trust Barbara C. & Edward M. Brink Fund BRI-NK Foundation Agnes Clarke Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund Stanley A. Brzezinski Memorial Fund Jerry & Liz Canada Fund Joanne & 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 24C
Lockport Public Library Endowment Fund - Andrews Fund Stephen C. McKinney Scholarship Fund Joseph & 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
The Community Foundation provides support for the Niagara Area Foundation in grantmaking, fund development, client services, investment oversight, accounting and fiduciary reporting. To learn more about how the Niagara Area Foundation is connecting people, ideas and resources in the community, please contact Betsy Constantine, Executive Vice President, at (716) 852-2857 ext. 217.
Wyoming Foundation In 1974, the Wyoming Foundation was established by Dr. James MacCallum to improve the quality of life for Wyoming County residents. Today, 45 years later, the Wyoming Foundation continues to actively support a wide variety of cultural, educational and human services organizations. Twelve years ago, it became a division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo in order to expand its capacity and better serve Wyoming County residents. This partnership allows the Wyoming Foundation to concentrate on responding to the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current and emerging needs, while benefiting from the Community Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expertise and infrastructure. To learn more about the work of the Wyoming Foundation, please call (585) 285-4135.
Photo: Niagara Area Foundation Advisory Council Chair Bruce Elliott and Council Member Betsy Diachun after serving a meal and playing games with residents at the Community Soup Kitchen through Community Missions.
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 & Ethel DeAmesy Fund Stacy Marie Geercken Scholarship Fund Sam & Cherie Gullo Foundation Katharine Pingrey Hopkins Memorial Scholarship Fund
Mabel Mason Fund Middlebury Historical Society Fund Mr. & Mrs. George Schaumleffel Scholarship Fund Mark E. Strome Scholarship Fund Marjorie & Charles Van Arsdale Family Fund Marjorie Z. Van Arsdale Fund Gary Weidman Fund Wyoming Foundation Endowment Fund Wyoming Free Library Fund
Photo, from left: Wyoming Foundation Council Members Eric Szucs, Joan Mokdessi, Scott Gardner and Anne Conable represent the Wyoming Foundation at the first ever Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performance in Letchworth State Park in July 2018. The Wyoming Foundation provided grant funding to make this performance possible. 25C
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akers are inspired by change. Recognizing that the needs of our community are constantly changing, we are rolling up our sleeves to create solutions to the challenges that are as unique as our region. Together, we are improving education and revitalizing neighborhoods, while championing our cultural assets and natural resources. We stand on the shoulders of our founder, George F. Rand Sr., and thousands of others with a vision to create a vibrant and more inclusive region with opportunity for all â&#x20AC;&#x201C; today, tomorrow and forever.
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action. Just as the needs of our community are ever changing, so is the way we meet those needs. As a community foundation, it is important that we recognize the solutions to our challenges are as unique as the community we serve. To facilitate long-term transformative change in our region, the Community Foundation for Greater Buﬀalo prioritizes its leadership work through a strategic planning process led by its Board of Directors. The process includes analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, as well as resident input to determine community goals. The four current goals are detailed here with examples of supporting work in action. This work is made possible thanks to our generous Change Makers.
I M PROV E E D U C ATI O NA L AC H I E VE M E NT A N D WO R K FO RC E R E A DI N E S S FO R R E S I D E NT S LIVI N G I N LOW- I N COM E H O U S E H O LDS By removing ﬁnancial, academic, social and health barriers to educational attainment, we will upgrade the skills in our local talent pool to support long-term economic growth in the region.
I N C R E A S E R AC IA L A N D E T H N I C EQ U IT Y Our region is experiencing a renaissance and we need to ensure that all residents have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to help sustain our resurgence.
PROT EC T A N D R E STO R E S I G N I FI C A NT E NVI RO N M E NTA L R E SO U RC E S A N D PROMOT E EQ U ITA B LE ACC E S S Western New York is home to more than 150 organizations working to protect and steward our environment and natural resources, and it is important to align all of the stakeholders with a shared vision.
ST R E N GT H E N T H E R EG I O N A S A C E NT E R FO R A RC H IT EC T U R E , A R T S A N D CU LT U R E Our region’s arts and culture sector enhances the quality of life in our community and boosts our local economy. Every dollar invested in the arts returns nearly $10 in economic impact.
Helping our community soar. Achieving racial equity means more people purchasing homes, buying groceries, eating at restaurants and supporting the cultural assets in our region. Everyone will beneﬁt when all residents have the opportunity to learn, work and contribute to a healthy, thriving and prosperous community. Recognizing the need to change policies, practices and procedures that hold us back from achieving racial equity, in 2015 the Community Foundation brought together civic leaders from across sectors to form the Greater Buﬀalo Racial Equity Roundtable. In consultation with the community, the Roundtable has developed a nine-point agenda, rooted in data, to advance racial equity in our community. 4M
Below are a few of the recent accomplishments the Roundtable’s coalitions have achieved: • The Business Leaders Task Force, a group of 12 major employers, funded the Buﬀalo Purchasing Initiative pilot to explore ways to build community and capacity around inclusive procurement practices to increase spending with businesses owned by people of color. • By the end of 2018, more than 1,200 individuals representing 80 organizations participated in Racial Equity Impact Analysis Training. This training oﬀers organizations a tool they can use to insert a racial equity lens into decisionmaking processes. Additionally, regular sessions are held for designated coaches at organizations to provide support and further peer learning after the training. • The Boys and Young Men of Color Coalition celebrated the ﬁrst graduating class of Breaking Barriers. This group of young men of color is creating and strengthening a uniﬁed voice that
advocates for social justice, racial equity and policy change. In partnership with Say Yes Buﬀalo, the ﬁrst Breaking Barriers graduates are mentoring the second class of young men. • With a goal of improving reentry success and recognizing that reducing Erie County’s high rate of recidivism will reduce taxpayer costs, The Reentry Coalition announced plans to establish a reentry center for Erie County next door to the Erie County Holding Center in cooperation with the Erie County Department of Mental Health and the Erie County Sheriﬀ ’s Oﬃce. The Racial Equity Roundtable and its more than 220 partners are committed to making Buﬀalo a better place for future generations by creating an expanded economy.
Photo, top: The ﬁrst graduating class of Breaking Barriers with their mentors at a ceremony held in January 2019. Photo, center: Representing private, public and the nonproﬁt sectors, Bill Gisel, CEO of Rich Products Corporation; Clotilde Perez-Bode Deckeder, President/CEO Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo; Daniel Robertson, Boys and Young Men Of Color Initiative Manager, Say Yes Buffalo; and Maria Whyte, Deputy Erie County Executive; participated in a conversation about key initiatives of the Racial Equity Roundtable. Photo, bottom: In April 2019, the Racial Equity Roundtable hosted racial healing circles at Buffalo Academy for Visual Performing Arts. 5M
Every child should have the opportunity to learn and ﬂourish in high quality schools that help discover and nurture their potential. In fact, the leading indicator of economic health for a region is the level of education of its residents. Rewind back to 2012 when the high school graduation rate for Buﬀalo city schools was 49 percent – less than half. School days were
to educational success, Say Yes Buﬀalo has built support services including mobile health clinics, mental health services at the schools, legal clinics, summer camps, paid internships and community schools that are open on weekends for families. Supports are also in place to help students with the transition from high school to college.
”The thought that an institution cares so deeply for the future of myself, my peers and the city of Buffalo allowed me to keep the drive and motivation throughout my higher education.” – C H E Y E N N E K E T T E R- F R A N K L I N under seven hours and attendance levels were low. The dismal graduation rate led the Community Foundation to broker an unprecedented partnership that included business, government and nonproﬁt leaders, which resulted in Buﬀalo being chosen as a Say Yes city.
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This designation came with $15 million and technical assistance from Say Yes to Education – a national organization committed to helping communities develop a pathway of milestones to post-secondary readiness. Say Yes Buﬀalo is a game-changer for public education in the city of Buﬀalo. Recognizing that students need more than just ﬁnancial assistance to climb the ladder
With more than 200 partners actively engaged in Say Yes Buﬀalo, the high school graduation rate in Buﬀalo has increased by 16 percentage points and the postsecondary enrollment rate has increased by 10 percentage points. Say Yes Buﬀalo has raised nearly $30 million to cover the ﬁrst 10 years of scholarships and almost $40 million of a $100 million endowment campaign that will fund the scholarships forever. More importantly, Say Yes Buﬀalo scholars are earning their post-secondary diplomas, building successful careers at nonproﬁts and corporations, working on graduate degrees and contributing to making our region a more vibrant place to live.
Photo, top: Students cheering when Say Yes Buffalo was launched in December 2011. Photo, center: Cheyenne Ketter-Franklin, a member of the ﬁrst graduating class of Say Yes Buffalo Scholars in 2017. Photo, bottom: A mentor with her mentee at an event hosted by Say Yes Buffalo at D’Youville College.
A step ahead.
Mrs. Griﬃn lives with her daughter and two grandchildren in her home in Buﬀalo’s University District. Noticing the peeling paint on her home, she became concerned that it could cause her grandchildren to be lead poisoned. She had reason to be concerned as many children have lost valuable I.Q. points after being poisoned by lead-based paint in older homes built before 1978. Lead exposure comes largely from lead dust and chips from old windows, doors, porches and exteriors. Should Mrs. Griﬃn’s grandchildren be lead poisoned, the consequences are severe. Children with elevated blood lead levels are seven times more likely to drop out of school than children without lead poisoning. Fortunately, we can prevent lead poisoning. Mrs. Griﬃn worked hard her entire life driving a school bus in Buﬀalo and despite that, she could not aﬀord the $18,000 it would take to reduce the lead hazards in her home. Thanks to the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI), her home was remediated, protecting her grandchildren from lead exposure and maintaining the value of her home for the future. Convened locally by the Community Foundation, GHHI is a public-private partnership between federal, state and local governments with local nonproﬁts, as well as national and local philanthropy. Based on models from around
the country, Buﬀalo’s GHHI coordinates funding sources and programs for weatherization, lead hazard control and other home health and safety interventions in homes owned by lowincome families. GHHI is supported by a $2 million grant from Empire State Development, and every dollar is matched by funds from public and private sources. Without GHHI, Mrs. Griﬃn’s grandchildren would be at risk for lead poisoning. While GHHI oﬀers a house-by-house approach, the Community Foundation is striving for policy change that would protect thousands of young children across Buﬀalo and Erie County. In 2018, the Community Foundation and its many partners released the Lead Action Plan with recommendations to eliminate lead exposure. The data shows that 80% of lead poisoning occurs in rental singles and doubles owned by 18,000 landlords – most of whom live in Western New York, often in the same neighborhoods as their rental properties. Now a broad cross-section of leaders from government, higher education, philanthropy, healthcare and grassroots organizations, as well as faith traditions led by the Community Foundation are working together to implement the recommendations from the Lead Action Plan to make homes – like Mrs. Griﬃn’s – safer for future generations.
Photos, top and bottom: Mrs. Grifﬁn’s home before and after lead remediation. 8M
A stroke of genius. It is hard not to be inspired by the arts that surround you in Western New York. Whether you catch a live performance at a local theater, roam through a gallery brimming with possibilities and pops of color or step back in time at a historic landmark, there is no limit to the ways that arts, architecture and culture continue to spark our creativity and bring us together. Western New York’s arts and culture sector creates more than 10,000 jobs and has resulted in more than $350 million in total economic impact. 10M
The Fund for the Arts was established nearly 15 years ago by a group of funders to mitigate the impact of county budget cuts. Today, its mission has evolved to meet the needs of the sector and almost $3 million of collaborative funding has been provided to support various arts and cultural initiatives. The Community Foundation is a convener in these eﬀorts, and currently administers a
One way the Fund for the Arts fosters collaboration is by its support of Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI), which promotes the cultural sector’s vital role in the community through capacity building, advocacy and economic development in Western New York.
The Community Foundation is committed to strengthening our region as a center for architecture, arts and culture for future generations to enjoy. funders’ cooperative of public, private, family and corporate foundations that assesses the needs of our arts community, promotes collaboration and strengthens the sector. For every dollar that the Community Foundation invests, the Fund for the Arts yields an additional $6 from other funding sources.
The Community Foundation is committed to strengthening our region as a center for architecture, arts and culture. Through these eﬀorts, future generations will continue to beneﬁt from all that the arts infuse into our region.
Photo, top: Fund for the Arts front row: Brian Baird, Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation; Beth Gosch, the Western New York Foundation; Paul Hogan, The John R. Oishei Foundation. Back row: Nancy Brock, The M&T Charitable Foundation; Jean McKeown, Community Foundation; Cindy Abbott Letro, Former Community Foundation Board Member; Nancy Davis, the Davis Family Foundation; Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, Community Foundation. Photo, bottom: Acclaimed Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director JoAnn Falletta conducts the Orchestra and Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus at Kleinhans Music Hall. 11M
Deepening our roots. From lessons in giving back to tips for buying your ﬁrst home to witnessing democracy in action in Washington, D.C., the Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative® (CGLI) is working diligently to build opportunities across generations within communities of color. Understanding it is important to start young, the CGLI created The Young Philanthropists program to lead teenagers on a path of deeper understanding of what philanthropy is and how they can build wealth throughout their life while still giving back in a meaningful way.
The program includes lessons on giving and allows the participants to hear pitches from youth-focused agencies and provide grants to organizations making an impact in their interest areas. The idea is that these youth will then be mentored and moved into the Emerging Philanthropists of Color® (EPC) program. This giving circle for young professionals of color includes a grant process, as well as a unique networking opportunity for its members. Meetings are designed to include personal and professional development opportunities, including wealth building and investments. The CGLI understands that it is sometimes who you know and not just what you know and its Council Members continue to mentor the EPC members and bring them into leadership roles in our community to ensure the learning is lifelong. Additional programs that support this pipeline of growth include the Close Up trip to Washington, D.C., where local teens
experience government and democracy in action through the Close Up Foundation. Recognizing a need to strengthen organizations that support communities of color, the CGLI created the Philanthropies of Color Network. This network has been so well received that it will be expanded in 2019 to include more organizations. Funding for the CGLI will be boosted this year by a generous donor’s match for the CGLI endowment. When $300,000 is raised, an additional $150,000 will be given by the donor. The endowment provides a sustainable source of long-term funding to ensure the CGLI’s commitment to communities of color continues. Creating access, collaboration, capacity and connections at every stage of life will continue to grow the collective impact of communities of color.
Photo, top: For the ninth year in a row, the Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative, in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, provided an opportunity for a group of Western New York students to experience Washington, D.C. They are pictured here in Senator Charles E. Schumer’s ofﬁce. Photo, center: From left: Ruth Bryant, CGLI Council Secretary; Bonnie Durand, CGLI Council Chair; Derrick Parson, CGLI Vice Chair; Danis Gehl, CGLI Council Member at a CGLI Cultivation event. Photo, bottom: Members of the Emerging Philanthropists of Color present a $2,500 grant check to The Foundry at the annual Pay It Forward Awards hosted by the Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative. 13M
PE R MANE NT CHANGE MAKE R S FUNDS
Philanthropy for today’s philanthropist.
1919 Mr. & Mrs. George F. Rand Memorial Fund
ANNUAL CHANGING NE E DS CONTRIBUTOR S Change Makers are the generous individuals who understand that solutions to challenges we face in Western New York are as unique as the communities that make up our region. These visionaries consider the impact they can make now – and in the future – to address those changing needs. Who are the Change Makers? Our Change Makers are the more than 250 passionate individuals
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen C. Ash Jennifer & Teo Balbach Allan & Melissa Baumgart Ms. Nancy G. Berg Mr. & Mrs. Gerald R. Bertoldo Mr. & Mrs. Denis C. Berwanger James & Joanne Biltekoff Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Burling Mr. & Mrs. Gary M. Brost Mr. James E. Cheesman Ms. Nancy & Ms. Kim Clark Ms. Anne Conable Dr. Elizabeth Conant & Ms. Camille Cox Ms. Frances Cox Gary & Joan Crosby Ms. C. Elizabeth Crump Crowley Webb Ms. Mary Elena Deeney Betsy & Peter Diachun Ms. Barbara Dominesey Dr. Bonita Durand Ross & Mary Alice Eckert
Michael Eichler Mr. & Mrs. John P. Emerling The Celia Lipton & Victor W. Farris Foundation Ms. Donna M. Ferry Mr. Robert E. Firestine First Niagara Bank Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Theron A. Foote Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies Lawrence & Deborah Franco Mr. & Mrs. James W. Fulmer Ms. Dottie Gallagher Dr. Danis J. Gehl & Mr. Scott W. Gehl Greene Van Arsdale Foundation Gordon R. Gross, Esq.* & Mrs. Gretchen Gross Mr. Pete Grum Thomas J. Hanifin, Esq. Ms. Maryanne Harvey Mr. & Mrs. Stuart C. Hempel Aravind & Elizabeth S. Herle Ms. Susan G. Herrnstein
and families who have established endowments during their lifetimes, through their estate plans, or through their funds’ succession plans to provide an annual source of funding to address the changing needs of our community. Those needs inform the Community Foundation’s community goals, which are developed through a strategic planning process. It is likely you may even know one of these Change Makers already, since they are your neighbors, coworkers, family and friends.
Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Horton Mr. & Mrs. Edward V. Hulme Ms. Gail C. Humphrey Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy M. Jacobs Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Johnson Bill & Anne Joyce Mr. & Mrs. Keith D. Kibler Mr. Timothy Kibler Mr. Mark Kramer & Ms. Nancy Robinson Ms. Sandra Kushner Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd B. Lane Myra S. Lawrence Rodney & Mari Logan Tony & Kate Masiello Ruth Mathews Gerard & Barbara Mazurkiewicz Mr. & Mrs. Paul E. McCarthy Jr. Ms. Cheryl A. Miller Teresa A. Miller, J.D. Ms. Joan B. Mokdessi Alex Montante
Mr. Andrew A. Morrison Gary & Carolyn Mucci Mr. & Ms. Gurney Myers Dr. Thaddeus Napra & Mrs. Barbara J. Naprawa Jean Nuwer Mr. Hal D. Payne Tom & Mary Reagan Dr. Andrew J. Rudnick Dr. Anne Saldanha Jane A.C. Schmieder, Esq. Mr. Darwin W. Schmitt Jake & Katie Schneider Jacob F. & Wilma S. Schoellkopf Foundation Fund Hon. Rose H. Sconiers The Mark L. Serventi Family Foundation Ms. Gail L. Shadbolt Ms. Kay Sheehan Mary Sheehan John Somers/Harmac Medical Products, Inc. Mr. Gerould R. Stange
Pamela A. Stephens-Jackson Dr. Richard A. Stockton Jr. Mr. & Ms. Richard Swanson United Way of Greater Niagara United Way of the Greater Capital Region, Inc. / SEFA Mr. Charles L. VanArsdale Mr. George VanArsdale & Ms. Elizabeth Osta Ms. Suzanne J. Van Arsdale Matt Vanderwerken Dr. & Mrs. Francisco M. Vasquez Mr. & Mrs. James M. Wadsworth Linda K. Wadsworth* Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Walczak Jack Walsh Mr. Ronald E. Wert Mr. Arthur Wilk Kristin J. Woods Mr. Kevin Yost & Mr. John Eckman *Deceased
J.F. Schoellkopf IV Memorial Fund Walter L. Byram Bequest Edna Foster Smith Bequest Sonja H. & Carlton P. Cooke Jr. Fund Damon Family Fund 1970s 1920s Holly Augspurger Donaldson Fund Josephine Biontolillo Bequest William Henry Andrews Bequest Jean Knowlton Brown Fund Marjorie & Mary Louise Emerson Bequest Lilla B. McCready Bequest Martin A. Buecking Bequest Peter J. Ferraro Memorial Fund Jacob F. Schoellkopf-Jefferson Helen Anderson Cobb Bequest Penn Fund Herbert F. & Bertha W. Darling Trust Fuzak Family/Joan M. & Victor T. Fuzak Fund 1930s Elizabeth Crosby Gardner Fund G. R. S. Fund Harry S. Hilliker Bequest Louise Kimberly Bequest William J.C. & Louise Grupp Jacob G. Joseph Bequest Ralph Kimberly Bequest Memorial Fund Albert J. Klinck Memorial Fund Gretchen Rand Penney Bequest Leonard L. & Blanche F. Hank Fund Richard C.R. Taggesell Fund Philip S. Savage Trust Daphne Hare Fund 1940s Catherine Swerdloff Bequest Harvey Family Fund Louis R. Davidson Bequest Henrietta M. Wiley Bequest Kittinger Family Fund William Hengerer Company Fund 1980s Howard C. Laverack Bequest Howard Kellogg Trust Ina D. Alt Trust Dr. Gustave P. Milkey & Madeline A. Kraft Bequest Adrian A. & Betsy B. Bennett Fund Janet B. Milkey Fund Horace L. Mann Memorial Fund Burtsell-Steuernagel Memorial Fund Henry M., Patricia A. & Mary Brainard Naylon Bequest Horace B. Pomeroy Fund Eldon H. Chaddock Bequest Pearl B. & J. Lawrence Osborne George F. Rand Bequest The D-B Trust Memorial Fund Jacob F. & Wilma S. Ruth E. Farrington Bequest Braman Pomeroy Trust Schoellkopf Trust William F. Goodson Bequest Natalie Kubera Roth Fund Walter H. Schoellkopf Dr. Harry G. LaForge Bequest Memorial Fund Gretchen L. & A. Warren Smith Jr. Ida M. Mevius Bequest Changing Needs Fund 1950s Open Key Fund Evelyn Stiem Fund M. Florence Fraley Fund in memory Howard T. Saperston Sr. Trust William L. Van Schoonhoven Fund of her son, George K. Fraley Jr. Edward C. Schlenker Trust Wadsworth Fund Charles & Marion Hahn Fund Judith Abbott Schoellkopf Fund William B. Walsh Trust Fund Edward H. Letchworth Bequest Judith Abbott Schoellkopf Eileen & Rupert Warren Edward H. Letchworth Memorial Fund Charitable Fund Memorial Fund Ruth & Darwin Schmitt Fund Bernard D. Welt & Ida Z. Welt Fund C. Edgar & Roberta S. Albert, Maude & Marion Schuele Betty Ball Wilder Fund Schabacker Trust Memorial Funds J.F. Schoellkopf Jr. Bequest 2000s Charles E. Stewart Memorial Fund Special Fund #7 Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Franz T. Stone Trust Ellsworth M. Statler Trust Elizabeth & John Angelbeck Polly Rumsey Wolfe Fund Foundation 1960s 1990s Henry E. & Susan W. Beamer Anna May Andrews Trust Virgil A. & Margaret L. Black Endowment Fund Thekla R. Groben Bequest Memorial 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 Heather J. DePaolo-Johnny Memorial Fund DePerno Family Fund 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 & Gail Johnstone Fund Gail Johnstone Community Leadership Fund A. David & Heather M. Jones Advisory Fund Kreher Family Fund William F. Long Fund Arlene & Ruth Mathews Fund Melson Fund Niagara Area Foundation Endowment Fund Norma E. Pfeifer Fund Herman Spiegel & Amanda Spiegel Memorial Fund Rosemarie C. Steeb Endowment Fund Marjorie & Charles Van Arsdale Family Fund Kuang Mei Wang Fund
Alyne D. White Bequest Wyoming Foundation Endowment Fund 2010s James & Kristin Allen Fund Sheriff Michael S. Amico Fund Lawrence M. Appleby Fund Belmore Hicks Bridgford Fund Edna L. Carroll Trust Centennial Changing Needs Endowment Fund Beuline Crawford Bequest Elizabeth Deichman Fund Virginia Deuel Memorial Fund Paul P. Dosberg Charitable Fund Mary Alice & Ross Jay Eckert Fund Worth L. Farrington Fund The Gregory Family Fund Gross Family Fund Ilene N. Hein Fund John Hulley & Elizabeth Rydzynski-Hulley Fund H. Reed Hunt Fund Kucera - Graham Family Foundation Langley Family Fund Edmond & Margaretha Lawrence Fund Barbara Wirtner Liberatore Fund The Mathews Family Fund Normandy Fund Lois & Thomas Pause Charitable Fund Pieroni Greco Family Fund Reed Family Fund The Thomas K. Singer Charitable Trust SJM3 Fund Jim Y. & Emilia M. Tou Foundation Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund for the Community Foundation 15M
PE RC E NTAG E P O I NT S
AC TIVE C LI E NT S
Increase in high school graduation rate in BuďŹ&#x20AC;alo since the launch of Say Yes BuďŹ&#x20AC;alo.
LE VE R AG E R ATIO
Since 2005, for every changing needs dollar the Community Foundation has granted on behalf of donors and clients, we have raised $13 more from outside sources.
M I LLIO N
AS OF JUNE 2019
in new assets added to the Community Foundation in 2018.
M I LLIO N granted out to organizations in Western New York and beyond in 2018 on behalf of clients.
500 LEGAC Y C LI E NT S
100 Y E AR S O F G E N E ROS IT Y
B I LLIO N Additional income and wealth for area families when the racial equity gap is closed.
Since 2005, the Community Foundation has attracted more than $93 million in grant funding from outside partners to support collaborative initiatives in Western New York. 17M
Professional Advisor Honor Roll For 100 years, the Community Foundation for Greater Buﬀalo has partnered with hundreds of attorneys, certiﬁed public accountants and ﬁnancial professionals to maximize their clients’ generosity. We are grateful to all the practitioners who think of us as a resource on charitable issues when working with their clients on planned giving. Our team always welcomes the opportunity to meet with
David H. Alexander, Esq. Mark R. Alvut, CFP Jonathan Amoia Victor Anastasia, CRPC Michael L. Andriaccio Brian D. Baird, Esq. Linda G. Banks David R. Barrett, CPA James M. Barrett, CFP Holly A. Beecher Thomas R. Beecher Jr., Esq. Dianne Bennett Jason Bird, CFP, CAP Michael J. Birenbach, CFP David J. Blesy, CPA Ted P. Borowiak Michael Brace, CFA John G. Brenon, Esq. Peter J. Brevorka, Esq. Peter Campo Katherine A. Christoferson Dennis P. Cleary, Esq. Matthew C. Collard David J. Colligan, Esq. Robert W. Constantine, Esq. John Contrata 18M
Mary Ann Coulson Michael F. Curatolo, CFS Judy N. Cuzzacrea Wagner Victoria L. D’Angelo, Esq. Michael A. de Freitas William R. Deacon, CFP Dale B. Demyanick, CPA David R. DiMatteo, Esq. Anne F. Downey Kenneth C. Drake, MBA Jed A. Dutweiler Gayle L. Eagan, Esq. Catherine B. Eberl, Esq. Paul M. Eberz, CFP Robert J. Ellis, MBA Patrick L. Emmerling, Esq. Frank G. Evans Jr., MBA William C. Farner, Esq. David D. Fenster, Esq. Sarah E. Fenster Jennifer G. Flannery, Esq. Lawrence C. Franco, Esq. Scott E. Friedman Sue Gardner Nickole M. Garrison, CPA Robert F. Gaylord
those interested in learning about how the Community Foundation can assist in creating charitable solutions.
Gordon R. Gross, Esq. Award
Over the last decade, we have been proud to partner with more than 125 professionals who have engaged with the Community Foundation to learn more about charitable giving today, tomorrow and forever.
Warren B. Gelman, Esq. Patricia A. George, Esq. Kevin K. Gluc, Esq. Michael F. Godshaw, CLU, CPCU Adam Goldfarb, ChFC Jeffrey M. Goldfarb, CFP Christina L. Good, Esq. George H. Gray, Esq. Christopher T. Greene, Esq. Peter J. Grogan, CFP, CLU, AIFA, AEP Thomas P. Grogan, CPA, CFP Gordon R. Gross, Esq.* John Hartman Elizabeth R. Hulley, CFP Jeffrey A. Human, Esq. Thomas R. Hyde, Esq. Robert P. Ingrasci, CPA Luke T. Jacobs, Esq. Cheryl A. Jankowski, CPA Jeffrey H. Katz, Esq. Leslie R. Kellogg, Esq. Kevin S. Klein, CFP, CRPC, CPFA Charles F. Kreiner Jr. Robert J. Kresse, Esq. Amy Jo Lauber, CFP Sally B. Logan, Esq.
Ronald Lojacono, CFP David J. Luzon, Esq. James Magavern Teresa M. Majors, CPA Anthony D. Mancinelli Christopher M. Marks, Esq., MBA Gerard T. Mazurkiewicz, CPA Mindy Menke, Esq. Laurie L. Menzies, Esq. Gary L. Mucci, Esq. Michael E. Munschauer, CFP David A. Nelson, CPA Albert A. Nigro, CPA, CVA Erik O’Neill, CFP Jon K. Pellish, CPA Elizabeth Perry, Esq. John Pieroni, CFP Michael A. Piette, Esq. Justin Reid, CPA, CHFP Bruce D. Reinoso, Esq. George E. Riedel Jr., Esq. Edward C. Robinson, Esq. Daniel A. Roblin III, CFP Robert W. Romeo, CFP Laurence K. Rubin, Esq. Mimi Schanzlin, MBA, CFP
Alan K. Scheff Hyman M. Scheff Richard G. Schwind Daniel D. Shonn Jr., Esq. Jamie M. Smith, Esq. Michael Songin, CPA Ellen Grimm Spencer Rosemarie C. Steeb, CPA* Dennis J. Szymkowiak, CPA Charles Telford Melanie C. Tisdale, Esq. Mark A. Tronconi, CPA Nicole R. Tzetzo, Esq. Gregory J. Urban, CPA, CVA Carolyn D. Valenti, CPA Marla Waiss, Esq. Edward F. Walsh Jr., CPCU, CIC Lisa J. Walsh Thomas H. Waring Jr., ChFC, CLU Hon. William M. Weir Sharon Wick, Esq. Richard Wojciechowski, CPA Lee C. Wortham, MBA Richard Wright Jr., CPA Suzanne W. Yount, ChFC, CLU* Thomas R. Zugger, ChFC, CLU *Deceased
Trailblazer. Tireless advocate. Trusted colleague. Thoughtful. Wise. Caring. All of these words have been used to describe Sue Gardner, Esq., who was named the 2018 recipient of the Gordon R. Gross, Esq. Award.
Photo: Sue Gardner, Esq., receives the Gordon R. Gross, Esq. Award at a ceremony in 2018. Sue (left) is pictured with Gordon R. Gross, Esq., former Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Board Chair, and Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, President/CEO, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. G O R DO N R . G ROS S , E S Q. AWA R D 2013 – Award established and presented to its namesake, Gordon R. Gross, Esq. 2014 – Thomas R. Hyde, Esq. 2015 – Gayle Eagan, Esq. 2016 - Rosemarie Steeb (posthumously) 2017 - Gerard “Jerry” Mazurkiewicz, CPA 2018 - Sue Gardner, Esq.
Sue, who is a retired partner of Kavinoky and Cook, embodies Gordon’s legacy of service. Her professional accomplishments would ﬁll this page – including being the ﬁrst woman to be elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates. Sue has also made an indelible mark in our community through her numerous volunteer roles, especially her commitment to causes that support women. Established in 2013, this award recognizes a professional advisor who represents the Community Foundation’s mission to drive positive change in our community. The award’s namesake and ﬁrst recipient, Gordon R. Gross, Esq., passed away in early 2019. Gordon was a longtime friend, former Board Chair, renowned civic leader and passionate advocate for our community and the Community Foundation.
Our Approach to Charitable Investments For 100 years, the Community Foundation for Greater Buﬀalo’s primary goal has been to maximize charitable assets for the beneﬁt of the Western New York region and beyond. The Community Foundation’s Investment Committee has oversight of more than $400 million in charitable assets. Members of the Committee are speciﬁcally recruited because of their knowledge of investments. They receive advice throughout the year from our independent investment consulting ﬁrm Colonial Consulting, LLC, which specializes in advising large endowments and foundations 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 52 diﬀerent investment management organizations pursuing strategies within 13 diﬀerent asset classes. Within each asset class, the Community Foundation seeks to utilize world-class investment managers with the goal of outperforming appropriate target market benchmarks over long periods. The Committee remains focused on maintaining a prudent strategy, consistently executed.
Compared to other large endowments and foundations nationwide,* the Community Foundation investments have regularly performed in the
*Per the MSCI InvestorForce Endowments and Foundations Index
I N VE STM E NT COM M IT T E E M E M B E R S Pictured from left to right: Gerard Mazurkiewicz, CPA; Luke Jacobs, Esq.; Michael E. Munschauer, CFP; Allen “Pete” Grum; William L. Joyce, Chair; Marsha Henderson; Laurence Franz, Ph.D.; Jennifer Balbach. Not pictured: Gary Crosby.
Investment Performance The investments of the Community Foundation for Greater Buﬀalo regularly outperform our benchmarks, on average adding 8.7 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. *Per the MSCI InvestorForce Endowments and Foundations Index. 21M
The Power of Endowment H OW WI LL YO U B E R E M E M B E R E D? When you create an endowment fund through the Community Foundation for Greater Buﬀalo, you can support the community you love, in your name, forever.
YO U R LEGAC Y I S E N S U R E D. Clients who endow gifts can make a diﬀerence in their communities during their lifetimes and at the same time, establish legacies that last forever.
YO U R G I F T I S I N VE ST E D OVE R TI M E . Earnings from your endowment fund are granted to support organizations and needs in the community, based on your direction.
WE C A N H E LP. Please call Betsy Constantine, Executive Vice President, at (716) 852-2857 ext. 217, to arrange a consultation.
How It Works
T H E I M PAC T O F E N D OWM E NT S
This endowment was established with $2.1 million in 1978 through a legacy gift (bequest) to the Community Foundation from a parent in honor of his son who died tragically as a young man. Today, decades after both father and son have passed on, the initial gift has more than tripled to $6.7 million, all while giving $8.6 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.
All balances in millions
$4.5 $3.0 $1.5
$0.0 ORIGINAL GIFT IN 1978
VALUE IN 2018
TOTAL GRANTS TO CHARITY SINCE 1978 23M
100 Years of Leadership FOR ME R BOARD MEMBE R S Daniel J. Kenefick William Henry Andrews General Edmund Hayes *Jacob G. Joseph *Jacob F. Schoellkopf *Frank B. Baird Mrs. Stephen M. Clement *Oliver Cabana Jr. Mrs. Anna B. Fox Jesse C. Dann George A. Keller George F. Rand Jr. Mrs. Alfred H. Clark *Edward H. Letchworth, Esq. Mrs. Carlton M. Smith Carlton K. Matson William Warren Smith J.F. Schoellkopf Jr. Edwin Lang Miller Lewis G. Harriman *Charles H. Diefendorf Albert T. O’Neill *J.F. Schoellkopf IV Grace Rumsey Smith *Howard T. Saperston Sr. *George C. Letchworth J. Eugene McMahon Charles W. Millard Jr.
1919–1921 1919–1922 1919–1923 1919–1931 1919–1935 1920–1922 1920–1924 1922–1938 1922–1940 1923–1923 1923–1926 1923–1942 1925–1937 1926–1958 1928–1956 1931–1932 1932–1947 1936–1952 1938–1966 1941–1963 1943–1971 1948–1959 1953–1969 1957–1972 1959–1962 & 1967-1976 1959–1974 1963–1967 1964–1968
George J. Trimper *Robert I. Millonzi, Esq. *Irvine J. Kittinger Jr. *Adelbert Fleischmann, Esq. *Mrs. C. Taylor Wettlaufer *Mrs. George D. Unger *Philip M. Marshall, Esq. John Patrick Cox Peter J. Crotty *Edwin Polokoff *Richard B. McCormick Robert T. Bongi *Mrs. Warren W. Lane *Ronald J. Anthony Mrs. Robert J. Grantham *John T. Smythe Paul A. Willax *Gordon R. Gross, Esq. *James B. Denman, Esq. Thomas M. Fricano *Holly A. Donaldson *Ruth Bryant Joan M. Sulewski, M.D. Burt P. Flickinger Jr. Thomas R. Beecher Jr. *Joseph F. Crangle *Joseph J. Castiglia Anthony J. Colucci Jr., Esq. Sue S. Gardner, Esq.
1968–1977 1969–1978 1970–1980 1971–1981 1973–1982 1975–1984 1977–1986 1978–1982 1979–1983 1981–1990 1982–1992 1983–1987 1983–1992 1984–1993 1985–1993 1987–1994 1988–1992 1991–2000 1992–2000 1993–1997 1993–2001 1993–2005 1994–1998 1995–1997 1995–2000 1995–2003 1997-2008 1997-2008 1999–2003
William G. Gisel Jr. Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker Howard Zemsky David M. Zebro *Robert D. Gioia *Andrew Rudnick, Ph.D. Kathleen Doucet-Miller Darryl Green Reginald Melson Leslie Zemsky Gayle L. Eagan, Esq. Hon. Hugh B. Scott Charles Balbach Hon. Betty Calvo-Torres John A. Mitchell Anne Saldanha, MD Katie Schneider Luke Jacobs, Esq. *Alphonso O’Neil-White, Esq. Jennifer J. Parker, JD Katie Militello *Marsha Joy Sullivan Cindy Abbott Letro *Gerard Mazurkiewicz, CPA Danis J. Gehl, Ph.D. Richard Stockton, Ph.D. Valerie J. DeBerry Gary Brost Teresa A. Miller, Esq.
2000–2005 2001–2001 2001–2002 2001–2005 2001–2006 2001-2010 2002–2006 2003–2003 2003-2008 2004-2008 2004-2013 2004-2013 2004-2013 2005-2010 2005-2014 2006-2015 2006-2018 2007-2011 2007-2016 2007-2016 2008-2011 2008-2017 2009-2013 2009-2015 2009-2018 2009-2018 2012-2013 2014-2017 2017-2017
CURRE NT BOARD MEMBE R S **Francisco M. Vasquez, Ph.D. Ross J. Eckert Gary L. Mucci, Esq. John N. Walsh, III James Biltekoff *William L. Joyce Lawrence C. Franco, Esq. Melissa Baumgart Alex Montante Alice Jacobs, J.D.
2009 2011 2011 2012 2012 2012 2014 2014 2014 2015
Bonita R. Durand, Ph.D. Dottie Gallagher Allen “Pete” Grum Hon. Rose H. Sconiers John F. Somers Gary Crosby Hal D. Payne Jennifer Chalmers Balbach Tamara O. Alsace, Ph.D. Steve Finch Cheryl Jankowski, CPA
2015 2016 2016 2017 2017 2018 2018 2018 2019 2019 2019
PA ST E XECUTIVE DIRECTOR S/ PRESIDE NTS/CEOs Dr. Frances Hollingshead Sara Kerr Lars S. Potter Daniel W. Streeter Carlton P. Cooke Charles E. Steward William L. Van Schoonhoven Gail Johnstone
1920-1932 1932-1940 & 1941-1947 1940-1941 1947-1963 1963-1969 1970-1979 1979-1996 1997-2007
*Former Chair; **Current Chair
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