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2012 Annual Report - Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Creating a shared vision“Determine that the thing can and shall bedone and then we shall nd the way.”–Abraham Lincoln2 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Annual Report 2012 | 3


Partners in GivingHooper Family FoundationHis mother instilled in him a strong conscience and a passion for giving, and nowStanley Hooper is doing the same with his children and grandchildren throughthe Hooper Family Foundation.“It’s a partof my life togive back.”–Stanley HooperMaking decisions about where their charitable dollars are bestutilized and choosing the right partners is a responsibility thatStanley and his family take very seriously. When the WNY Chapterof the Alzheimer’s Association approached the family about makinga memory care grant to honor Stanley’s beloved wife, Lois, the familyturned to the Community Foundation for philanthropic consulting.The two foundations had been building a relationship, and the Hooper family was relievedto be able to rely on the Community Foundation’s expertise in managing signicant grants.“We’ve done major projects before, and at the end of them we’ve often felt that we couldhave maximized our monies and partnerships better, and that’s why we turned to theCommunity Foundation for this specic project,” said Linda Ward, Stanley’s daughter.“We know we can trust the Community Foundation to ensure the money is being usedexactly as we intended.”The result? A unique one-stop memory loss facility: the Lois Hooper Center for Memory Care.The Center is able to diagnose memory loss patients, treat them every step of the way andoffer caregiver assistance through advice and guidance for all families affected by memoryproblems and dementia.12 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Stanley Annual Hooper Report and 2012 Linda | 13 Ward


Partners in GivingArlene & RuthMathews Fund“I was a sales clerk earning 33 cents an hour before I became a teacher and that wasabsolutely fantastic! I thought ‘what am I going to buy next?’ But instead, I put mymoney in the bank to save for the future,” reminisced Ruth Mathews. It’s just that mentalitythat guided Buffalo teachers Ruth and Arlene Mathews to save money over the decades.These sisters recognized that same type of commitment to long-term planning at theCommunity Foundation.“I know that our moneywill make wonderfulthings continue tohappen in Buffalo longafter I’m gone becauseI trust the CommunityFoundation to carryout our wishes.”–Ruth MathewsWhen it came time to make decisions about theirinvestments and what type of charitable legacy they’dlike to have, Ruth’s professional advisor suggested shetalk with the Community Foundation. Impressed withthe range of giving options available and the exibilitythey would have in making decisions about where thefunds would go, they knew the Community Foundationwould carefully manage their hard-earned savings.With her sister now gone, Ruth is carrying on her legacywith condence that the Community Foundation will dothe same for her.The Arlene & Ruth Mathews Fund has supported the Cultures of Giving Legacy Initiative,Western New York preservation efforts and other changing needs in our community, whichensures their gift will be relevant forever.14 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Annual Report Ruth 2012 Mathews | 15


Partners in GivingLibrary Foundation ofBuffalo & Erie CountyMany of us relied on a public library at one point in our lives for help with a schoolassignment, to do research or get a copy of the latest best-seller. But where does the libraryturn when it needs information about maximizing its own long-term nancial investments?“We also wanted to lookat this partnershipwith the CommunityFoundation from along-term perspectiveand not just a quick x.”–Victor Rice, Board PresidentIn 2006, the Library Foundation of Buffalo & ErieCounty approached the Community Foundation forhelp when considering the best way to protect andgrow its endowment funds. The solution needed tobe cost-effective as the funds needed to stay exible,and there needed to be condence in the investmentperformance and stewardship of the funds left byits donors to support specic programs at thelibrary. The Library Foundation quickly realizedthe Community Foundation was the perfect partnerto meet all its needs.“Logic says, you’re better off to be part of a larger group than a smaller group,” said LibraryFoundation Board President Victor Rice. “We also wanted to look at this partnership withthe Community Foundation from a long-term perspective and not just a quick x.”“By sharing the responsibility of investing our donors’ money, we are able to concentrateon what we’re good at and that’s making our libraries a central location for information,education, culture and entertainment for the residents of Erie County,” said Library DirectorMary Jean Jakubowski.Both foundations agree that to thrive in the future, you must rely on strong partnerships.Mary Jean Jakubowski, Director of Buffalo & Erie County Public Library and16 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Victor Rice, President of the Board of Directors, Library Foundation Annual of Report Buffalo 2012 & Erie | County 17


Partners in GivingUnited Way ofBuffalo & Erie CountyFor nearly 100 years, United Way and the Community Foundation have been aligned by thesame cause: helping people in our community. The organizations have been working togetherto understand the needs of the community and address those needs. In 1964, United Waybecame the rst organization to have an endowment fund at the Community Foundation,formalizing the relationship the two organizations share.“The CommunityFoundation knows howto bring organizationstogether on key issues,establish coalitions,and create solutionsthat will be meaningfuland relevant.”–Michael Weiner, President & CEO“This is the heart of our partnership,” said Steve Finch,chairman of the Board of Directors, United Way ofBuffalo & Erie County. “Why create redundantstrategies if it can be done effectively and efciently bya proven organization like the Community Foundation?”Both organizations have worked collaboratively formore than 60 years to support community needs likeliteracy efforts with Read to Succeed Buffalo andwomen’s issues through the WNY Women’s Foundation.Most recently, United Way supported the successfullaunch of Say Yes Buffalo. As both organizationsprepare to celebrate their 100 th anniversaries in the next few years, they know thatthe key to long-term success is community collaboration.Michael Weiner, President & CEO, United Way of Buffalo and Erie County and18 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Steve Finch, Chairman of the Board of Directors, United Way Annual of Buffalo Report and 2012 Erie | County 19


Partners in GivingThe John R. Oishei FoundationMany foundations are learning that when it comes to partnerships, one plus one equalsmuch more than two. That collective impact is what brings the Community Foundationand The John R. Oishei Foundation together on many different initiatives that are shapinga better future for us all.“We value collaboratingwith other fundersbecause we believethat one of the bestways to catalyze changein our community isthrough collaboration.”–Robert Gioia, PresidentA great partnership that benets the entireWestern New York community is exactly whatthe Community Foundation and The John R.Oishei Foundation have created. Whether it isworking together to bring Say Yes to Education toBuffalo or participating in the Fund for the Arts,the Foundations have a deep appreciation for alongstanding proven partnership. With the commongoal of driving much-needed change to strengthenour region, the Foundations have shared aKnowledge Management Ofcer for ve years whohas kept us informed on critical community needs.The John R. Oishei Foundation also relies on the Community Foundation to executeits college scholarship program. Over the years, the Oishei college scholarship program hasawarded 760 students more than $2.3 million through the Community Foundation. “It’s ourvision that as we give these deserving students an opportunity to attend college, they will,in turn, become active community contributors,” said Blythe Merrill, Vice President ofThe John R. Oishei Foundation.By leveraging our shared knowledge and limited resources, we are enhancing our impactand solving problems much more so than we could do on our own.20 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Robert Gioia, President, The Annual John Report R. Oishei 2012 Foundation | 21


Partners in Our FutureSay Yes Buffalo+Diverse and Engaged PartnersA Community Commitment to Buffalo Students= Say Yes BuffaloIt’s an elementary equation with long-term economic results for our entire community.In 2012, individuals, foundations and community-based organizations as well as elected officials,union officials, business leaders, educators, parents, district officials, civic leaders and faith leaders,joined forces to make education a priority for long-term economic growth in our region. Withthe backing of a successful national model, the Community Foundation and The John R. OisheiFoundation provided the leadership to build the civic infrastructure for Say Yes Buffalo.While the capstone to Say Yes Buffalo is a universal scholarship program, the scholarships are justone component of the change needed to remove barriers to education for our students. The Say YesBuffalo partnership is addressing the financial, academic, health, and social/emotional barriers toeducational achievement.The Jacobs Family and Delaware North Companies announcea $1,000,000 donation to the Say Yes Buffalo Scholarship atDelaware North Companies headquarters. From left: AlphonsoO’Neil-White; Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker; Charles Moran, Jr.;and Jerry Jacobs, Jr.The community has been a critical partof the partnership since day one and hasstepped up to support Say Yes Buffaloby committing more than $18 million tomake the scholarships possible. Thisis an inspiring example of how we arecoming together to engage in co-creatingpositive change. Say Yes Buffalo promisesto educate our youth and create longtermeconomic results for everyone.For more information on Say Yes Buffalo,visit sayyesbuffalo.org.Partners in Say Yes BuffaloFunding PartnersIndividuals and Families··Jeffrey Adams··David Alfred··Anonymous··Charles Balbach··Belmore H. Bridgford··Dr. Peggy Brooks-Bertram··Gary and Willow Brost··Henry and Martha Bruner··Richard Cutting··Mark and Nancy Davis··Valerie J. DeBerry··Kevin Demme··James and Gayle Eagan··Ross and Mary Alice Eckert··Denise Fiallo··Fay Friedman··Scott and Dr. Danis J. Gehl··Bill and Mary Gisel··Jeffrey and Michele Goldfarb··Gordon and Gretchen Gross··Pete Grum – Rand Capital··Jason Hedberg··Jeffrey and Shelley Hirshberg··Marie and Fred Houston··Martha and Tom Hyde··Luke and Danielle Jacobs··The Jacobs Family··Bruce and Gail Johnstone··Bill and Anne Joyce··Dr. Richard T. and Dr. Barbara S. Jurasek··Daniel and Margaret Lewis··Marie Marshall··Sally Marks··Gerard and Barbara Mazurkiewicz··Michael and Katie Militello··Mr. and Mrs. Scott Newman··Sanford and Margery Nobel··Donald and Jane Ogilvie··Alphonso and Marcia O’Neil-White··Lawrence Quinn··Linda Ray··Nan and Craig Rung··Michael and Marsha Joy Sullivan··Steve and Nicole Swift··Nancy Tobin and David B. Filvaroff··Brian* and Martha Townson··Dr. Francisco and Janet Vasquez··Dr. Raul and Toni Vazquez··Janet and Wayne Wisbaum··David and Susan ZebroIn Memoriam··Jeffrey Adams in memory of Clarence E.and Audrey C. Adams*··Diane Johnson Morrow in memory ofEli Morrow*··Richard Tobe and Susan B. Tobein memory of Arnold B. Gardner*In Honor··Tony and Kate Masiello in honor ofDr. Elizabeth Conant and Ms. Camille Cox··Dr. Harry and Phyllis Newman in honor ofMary and Scott Newman, Allison Newmanand Desmond Curran, Tineke Chan andEric Newman··Dr. Mary Schohn in honor of Betsy BehrendFoundations··Anonymous··Amgis Foundation··Baird Foundation··The Balbach Family Foundation··Bell Trust Fund··Richard W. Bowen Fund··Louis P. Ciminelli Family Foundation··Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo··Peter C. Cornell Trust··The James H. Cummings Foundation··Robert J. and Martha B. Fierle Foundation··Josephine Goodyear Foundation··Hunt Charitable Foundation··Patrick P. Lee Foundation··Stanford Lipsey Philanthropic Fund··The John R. Oishei Foundation··Saldanha Family Foundation··Say Yes to Education Foundation··Simple Gifts Fund··Statler Foundation··Weissman Family Foundation··Margaret L. Wendt Foundation··Western New York Foundation··Zeron FoundationBusinesses and Organizations··BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York··Buffalo Sabres Foundation··City of Buffalo··Citizens Bank··Computer Task Group··Delaware North Companies··Eastman Foundation··Evans Bank··First Niagara Bank Foundation··Gerald Kelly Capital Corporation··Gibraltar Industries··Key Bank Foundation··Lawley Insurance··Moog Inc.··Nyameke Foundation··Univera Healthcare··Walsh Duffield Companies, Inc.··Winthrop Financial* DeceasedBuffalo Public School children participating22 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Annual in an after-school Report 2012 opportunity. | 23


· · Tony and Kate Masiello in honor ofHonor In· · Jeffrey AdamsFamiliesand IndividualsPartners in Our FuturePartners in Say Yes Buffalo· Mr. and Mrs. Scott Newman·· Peter C. Cornell Trust·Funding PartnersSay Yes Buffalo+Diverse and Engaged PartnersA Community Commitment to Buffalo Students= Say Yes BuffaloIt’s an elementary equation with long-term economic results for our entire community.In 2012, individuals, foundations and community-based organizations as well as elected officials,union officials, business leaders, educators, parents, district officials, civic leaders and faith leaders,joined forces to make education a priority for long-term economic growth in our region. Withthe backing of a successful national model, the Community Foundation and The John R. OisheiFoundation provided the leadership to build the civic infrastructure for Say Yes Buffalo.While the capstone to Say Yes Buffalo is a universal scholarship program, the scholarships are justone component of the change needed to remove barriers to education for our students. The Say YesBuffalo partnership is addressing the financial, academic, health, and social/emotional barriers toeducational achievement.The Jacobs Family and Delaware North Companies announcea $1,000,000 donation to the Say Yes Buffalo Scholarship atDelaware North Companies headquarters. From left: AlphonsoO’Neil-White; Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker; Charles Moran, Jr.;and Jerry Jacobs, Jr.· · AnonymousAlfred David ··· · Belmore H. BridgfordBalbachCharles ··· · Richard CuttingBrunerMartha and Henry ··The community has been a critical partof the partnership since day one and hasstepped up to support Say Yes Buffaloby committing more than $18 million tomake the scholarships possible. Thisis an inspiring example of how we arecoming together to engage in co-creatingpositive change. Say Yes Buffalo promisesto educate our youth and create longtermeconomic results for everyone.For more information on Say Yes Buffalo,visit sayyesbuffalo.org.··· Gary and Willow Brost· Dr. Peggy Brooks-Bertram· Kevin DemmeDeBerry J. Valerie ···· Mark and Nancy Davis···· James and Gayle Eagan·· Fay FriedmanFiallo Denise ·· Jeffrey and Michele GoldfarbGisel Mary and Bill ······ Ross and Mary Alice Eckert· Scott and Dr. Danis J. Gehl···· Gordon and Gretchen Gross· Pete Grum – Rand Capital·· Jeffrey and Shelley HirshbergHedbergJason ·· Martha and Tom HydeHouston Fred and Marie ·· Dr. Richard T. and Dr. Barbara S. JurasekJoyce Anne and Bill ·· Sally MarksMarshallMarie ············ The Jacobs Family· Luke and Danielle Jacobs· Bruce and Gail Johnstone· Daniel and Margaret Lewis·· · Lawrence QuinnO’Neil-WhiteMarcia and Alphonso ··· · Donald and Jane Ogilvie·· Sanford and Margery Nobel·· Robert J. and Martha B. Fierle Foundation·· Josephine Goodyear Foundation·· Hunt Charitable Foundation·· Patrick P. Lee Foundation·· Stanford Lipsey Philanthropic Fund·· The John R. Oishei Foundation·· Saldanha Family Foundation·· Say Yes to Education Foundation·· Simple Gifts Fund·· · Nan and Craig RungRay Linda ··· · Steve and Nicole SwiftSullivan Joy Marsha and Michael ··· · Brian* and Martha TownsonFilvaroff B. David and Tobin Nancy ··· Statler Foundation·· Weissman Family Foundation·· · Dr. Raul and Toni VazquezVasquezJanet and Francisco Dr. ··· Janet and Wayne Wisbaum·· Margaret L. Wendt Foundation·· David and Susan Zebro·· Western New York Foundation·· · BlueCross BlueShield of Western New YorkOrganizationsand Businesses· Zeron Foundation·· Buffalo Sabres Foundation·· City of Buffalo ·· Citizens Bank ·· · Jeffrey Adams in memory of Clarence E.MemoriamIn· · Diane Johnson Morrow in memory ofAdams* C. Audrey and· · Richard Tobe and Susan B. TobeMorrow* Eliin memory of Arnold B. Gardner*· Computer Task Group·· Delaware North Companies·Dr. Elizabeth Conant and Ms. Camille Cox· The James H. Cummings Foundation· Eastman Foundation·· Evans Bank ·· First Niagara Bank Foundation·and Desmond Curran, Tineke Chan andNewmanAllison Newman, Scott and Mary· Gerald Kelly Capital Corporation·· Gibraltar Industries·· Key Bank Foundation·· Lawley Insurance·· Moog Inc. ·· Nyameke Foundation·· Univera Healthcare·· Walsh Duffield Companies, Inc.·· Winthrop Financial·· Louis P. Ciminelli Family Foundation* Deceased·Eric Newman·· Anonymous ········ Gerard and Barbara Mazurkiewicz·· Michael and Katie Militello·· Dr. Mary Schohn in honor of Betsy Behrend· Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo· Dr. Harry and Phyllis Newman in honor ofFoundations· Amgis Foundation· Baird Foundation· The Balbach Family Foundation· Bell Trust Fund· Richard W. Bowen FundBuffalo Public School children participating22 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Annual in an after-school Report 2012 opportunity. | 23


Partners in EquityCultures of Giving Legacy InitiativeAn FBI forensic science agent, a President and CEO of a major health care company and a Tony awardwinningactor and playwright were all part of a unique partnership to get local students thinking, “I cando it too” as part of the Cultures of Giving Legacy Initiative (CGLI) “Success Looks Like Me” program.In its second year, this pay-it-forward initiative is the result of a dedicated council of multicultural andmultiethnic community leaders who strive to create positive change in the lives of low-income youth ofcolor by providing them with access to people, places and experiences that help them achieve positivelife goals. This year more than 700 youth benefited from the “Success Looks Like Me” initiative throughprograms featuring the following guest speakers:“ They opened my eyesto new opportunities;they opened my eyesto new leadershipskills and mademe think that Ishouldn’t hold myselfback on anything.No one should.”–Erika, studentDeneen Hernandez: An FBI forensic examiner, who grew up in Gowandaand now works at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., talked about howshe wasn’t born with the ability to do her job, she was taught how to do it.Hernandez emphasized there is no reason any of the students couldn’tdo the same.Alphonso O’Neil-White: President and CEO of BlueCross BlueShield ofWestern New York and member of the CGLI Council, gave 20 students apersonal tour of the BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York corporateheadquarters while discussing his journey and path to success.Ruben Santiago-Hudson: Lackawanna native and Tony award-winningactor and playwright, officially introduced “Success Looks Like Me” at theBuffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts (BAVPA) with an in-depthinterview and a question-and-answer session, where he discussed his experiences overcoming challengeswith over 200 Buffalo Public School students. Although BAVPA hosted the event, other public schools wereable to participate through live video streaming and a live Twitter feed with question-and-answer capabilities.Success Looks Like Me is only made possible through our generous donors who recognize the need tosupport positive change in the lives of low-income youth of color. The Cultures of Giving Legacy Initiativeis also growing national partnerships and, in 2012, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation awarded the initiative agrant that will allow the council to hire a director and continue its work of engaging community leadersPartners in the Cultures of Giving Legacy InitiativeProgram Partners··The Belle Center··Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo··W. Charles Brandy, Director of Social Studies,Buffalo Public Schools··Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts··Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra··Buffalo Public Schools··Buffalo Urban League, Inc.··Close Up Foundation··Custom Tee Active Wear, Inc.··Erie County Central Police Services··Federal Bureau of Investigations, Buffalo Division··Massachusetts Avenue Project··Muhammad School of Music··My Executive Coach··Native American Community Services of Erie andNiagara Counties Inc. (NACS)··Squeaky Wheel··University at Buffalo··WGRZ, Channel 2Funding Partners··Ms. Deborah Abgott··Dr. Charles L. Anderson, Sr.··Mr. Charles E. Balbach··Ms. June Simmons Barrow··Barnes & Noble Booksellers··Ms. Maxine A. Baskervill··Ms. Fern E. Beavers··Hon. Lenora B. Foote-Beavers··Dr. Peggy A. Brooks-Bertram··Mr. and Mrs. James Biltekoff··BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York/HealthNow New York Inc.··Mr. and Mrs. Donald K. Boswell··Mrs. Dorothy Braithwaite··Ms. Anne Laura Brosnahan··Mr. and Mrs. Jerry J. Castiglia··Ms. Jayme Cellitioci··Ms. Marilyn Chapman··Mr. Stephen Clifford··Ms. Lois B. Dabney··Chet* and Delight Dann··Ms. Valerie DeBerry··Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker··First Niagara Bank Foundation··Ms. Bridget Franz··Mr. and Mrs. Athelstan Gaskin··Dr. Danis J. Gehl and Mr. Scott W. Gehl··Dr. Gregory F. George, D.D.S.··Dr. Carol Jackson-Gibson and Mr. Garfield Gibson··Mrs. Margot Glick··Mr. and Mrs. Gerald P. Glose··Dr. Samuel Goodloe, Jr.··Dianne Bennett and William Graebner··Dr. Ellen Grant··Ms. Esterphine Greene··Ms. Jane F. Griffin··Ms. Geraldine Grossman··Gwen, Inc.··Ms. Denise Y. Hare··Ms. Justine Harris··Ms. Christine Hatem··Ms. Lorna Hill··Ms. Bernice M. Hughes··Peter and Mary Jo Hunt··Tom and Martha Hyde··Inclusion Development Associates, Inc.··Mr. Charles Jacobs··Joan Hornig Jewelry··Mr. Anthony Johnson··Ms. Lavera Johnson··Lavera Johnson Family Charitable Trust Fund··Mr. LeRoi C. Johnson··D. Bruce and Gail Johnstone··Bill and Anne Joyce··K&D HSV, LLC··KANS LLC dba KSF··Ms. Mary Ruth Morrow Kapsiak··Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Karns··Mr. and Mrs. Anthony M. Leavy, Sr.··Ms. Stacy Lewis··Ruth D. Bryant and Earl M. Lynch··Mr. and Mrs. William N. Mahar··Mr. Owen Herne and Ms. Lisa Manchester··Marketing Kachingle··Tony and Kate Masiello··Ms. Brenda Williams McDuffie··Ms. Michaelene J. McFarlane··Ms. Francesca Mesiah··Mr. Clyde B. Murphy··National Black MBA Association, Inc., WNY Chapter··The National Federation for Just Communities of WNY··Ms. Barbara A. Nevergold··Mr. and Mrs. Alphonso O’Neil-White··Hon. E. Jeannette Ogden··Jennifer J. Parker, J.D.··Mr. Melvin Parker··Adam W. Perry, Esq.··Mr. Michael Quinniey··Rand & Jones Enterprises Co., Inc.··Ms. Rhonda A. Ricks··Ms. Lori A. Rumph··Dr. Anne Saldanha··Mr. Lou Santiago··Mr. and Mrs. Gary Schwartz··Hugh B. Scott··Mr. Daniel Seeber··Mrs. Rita SeepersadDeneen ··Seneca Hernandez, Holdings, an LLC FBI forensic examiner, didn’tjust show ··Ms. Julie Native Signorille-Browne American students how to crackcodes; she challenged them to do it themselves.··Mr. Kenneth Sodaro··Ms. Karen Lee Spaulding··Spectrum Radiology Associates, PLLC··Karen Stanley Fleming··Neldria Staton··Ms. Thomasina R. Stenhouse··E.W. Dann Stevens, Esq.*··Ms. Brenda Stubblefield··Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sullivan··Ms. Najeyah Sultan··Ms. Erica Thomas··Hon. Betty Calvo-Torres and Mr. Charles Torres··Ms. Toni L. Vazquez··Verizon Foundation··Ms. Munni Visco··Ms. Melva D. Visher··Ms. Tara L. Vogel··Mr. Edreys Wajed··Peter Weinmann and Amelida Ortiz Weinmann··Mr. William E. West, Sr.··Westminster Foundation··Mr. and Mrs. Scott W. Williams··Janet and Wayne Wisbaum··WNED – WNY Public Broadcasting··Ms. Claudia Dixonwho recognize the importance of endowment building as a means to inspire philanthropy, for and within··Mr. Oswaldo Mestre··Mr. Jeffrey Wolman··Dopkins & Company, LLP··Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Miller··Ms.RubenSujata YalamanchiliSantiago-Hudson, the Tony awardcommunitiesof color.··Ms. Kathleen Duggan-Haaswinning actor and playwright, discussed his··Jock and Betsy Mitchell··Dr. Joan Yang··James and Gayle Eagan Alphonso O’Neil-White showed studentsexperiences overcoming challenges with24 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo ··Ms. Nancy Tobin and Mr. David B. the Filvaroff view from the CEO’s··Gary L.office.Mucci, Esq.* DeceasedAnnual over Report 2002012 local students. | 25


Partners in the Cultures of Giving Legacy Initiative· · The Belle CenterPartnersProgramPartners in Equity· · National Black MBA Association, Inc., WNY ChapterMurphy B. Clyde Mr. ··· · Ms. Barbara A. NevergoldCommunities of WNYJust for Federation National The ··Cultures of Giving Legacy InitiativeAn FBI forensic science agent, a President and CEO of a major health care company and a Tony awardwinningactor and playwright were all part of a unique partnership to get local students thinking, “I cando it too” as part of the Cultures of Giving Legacy Initiative (CGLI) “Success Looks Like Me” program.In its second year, this pay-it-forward initiative is the result of a dedicated council of multicultural andmultiethnic community leaders who strive to create positive change in the lives of low-income youth ofcolor by providing them with access to people, places and experiences that help them achieve positivelife goals. This year more than 700 youth benefited from the “Success Looks Like Me” initiative throughprograms featuring the following guest speakers:“ They opened my eyesto new opportunities;they opened my eyesto new leadershipskills and mademe think that Ishouldn’t hold myselfback on anything.No one should.”–Erika, student· Hon. E. Jeannette OgdenO’Neil-WhiteAlphonso Mrs. and Mr. ··· · Jennifer J. Parker, J.D.·· · Adam W. Perry, Esq.Parker Melvin Mr. ··· · Rand & Jones Enterprises Co., Inc.QuinnieyMichael Mr. ··· · Ms. Lori A. RumphRicks A. Rhonda Ms. ··· · Mr. Lou SantiagoSaldanhaAnne Dr. ··· · Hugh B. ScottSchwartzGary Mrs. and Mr. ··· · Mrs. Rita SeepersadSeeber Daniel Mr. ··· · Ms. Julie Signorille-BrowneLLC Holdings, Seneca ··· · Ms. Karen Lee SpauldingSodaroKenneth Mr. ··· · Karen Stanley FlemingPLLCAssociates, Radiology Spectrum ··· · Ms. Thomasina R. StenhouseStaton Neldria ··· · Ms. Brenda StubblefieldEsq.*Stevens, Dann E.W. ··· · Ms. Najeyah SultanSullivanMichael Mrs. and Mr. ··· · Hon. Betty Calvo-Torres and Mr. Charles TorresThomas Erica Ms. ··· · Verizon FoundationVazquez L. Toni Ms. ··Deneen Hernandez: An FBI forensic examiner, who grew up in Gowandaand now works at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., talked about howshe wasn’t born with the ability to do her job, she was taught how to do it.Hernandez emphasized there is no reason any of the students couldn’tdo the same.· · Ms. Bridget FranzFoundationBank Niagara First ··· · Dr. Danis J. Gehl and Mr. Scott W. GehlGaskinAthelstan Mrs. and Mr. ··· Dr. Carol Jackson-Gibson and Mr. Garfield GibsonD.D.S.George, F. Gregory Dr. ··· · Mrs. Margot Glick·· · Dr. Samuel Goodloe, Jr.Glose P. Gerald Mrs. and Mr. ··· · Dr. Ellen GrantGraebnerWilliam and Bennett Dianne ··· · Ms. Jane F. GriffinGreeneEsterphine Ms. ··· · Gwen, Inc.GrossmanGeraldine Ms. ··· · Ms. Justine HarrisHare Y. Denise Ms. ··· · Ms. Lorna HillHatemChristine Ms. ··· · Peter and Mary Jo HuntHughes M. Bernice Ms. ··· · Inclusion Development Associates, Inc.Hyde Martha and Tom ··· · Joan Hornig JewelryJacobsCharles Mr. ··· Ms. Lavera JohnsonJohnsonAnthony Mr. ··· W. Charles Brandy, Director of Social Studies,Buffalo of Club Girls & Boys ··· · Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing ArtsSchoolsPublic BuffaloAlphonso O’Neil-White: President and CEO of BlueCross BlueShield of· · Lavera Johnson Family Charitable Trust Fund·Western New York and member of the CGLI Council, gave 20 students apersonal tour of the BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York corporate· · D. Bruce and Gail JohnstoneJohnson C. LeRoi Mr. ··headquarters while discussing his journey and path to success.· · K&D HSV, LLCJoyce Anne and Bill ··· · Buffalo Public SchoolsOrchestraPhilharmonic Buffalo ··· · Close Up FoundationInc. League, Urban Buffalo ··· · Erie County Central Police ServicesInc. Wear, Active Tee Custom ··· · Massachusetts Avenue ProjectBuffalo DivisionInvestigations, of Bureau Federal ··· · My Executive CoachMusic of School Muhammad ··· University at BuffaloWheelSqueaky ··Ruben Santiago-Hudson: Lackawanna native and Tony award-winningactor and playwright, officially introduced “Success Looks Like Me” at the· · Ms. Mary Ruth Morrow KapsiakKSF dba LLC KANS ··Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts (BAVPA) with an in-depth· · Mr. and Mrs. Anthony M. Leavy, Sr.Karns A. Christopher Mrs. and Mr. ··interview and a question-and-answer session, where he discussed his experiences overcoming challenges· · Ms. Melva D. VisherVisco Munni Ms. ··with over 200 Buffalo Public School students. Although BAVPA hosted the event, other public schools were· · Mr. Edreys WajedVogel L. Tara Ms. ··· · Ruth D. Bryant and Earl M. LynchLewis Stacy Ms. ··able to participate through live video streaming and a live Twitter feed with question-and-answer capabilities.· · Mr. Owen Herne and Ms. Lisa ManchesterMahar N. William Mrs. and Mr. ··Success Looks Like Me is only made possible through our generous donors who recognize the need to· · Mr. William E. West, Sr.WeinmannOrtiz Amelida and Weinmann Peter ··· · Tony and Kate MasielloKachingleMarketing ··support positive change in the lives of low-income youth of color. The Cultures of Giving Legacy Initiative· · Mr. and Mrs. Scott W. WilliamsFoundationWestminster ··is also growing national partnerships and, in 2012, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation awarded the initiative a· · Ms. Michaelene J. McFarlaneMcDuffieWilliams Brenda Ms. ··grant that will allow the council to hire a director and continue its work of engaging community leaders· · WNED – WNY Public BroadcastingWisbaumWayne and Janet ··· · Mr. Oswaldo MestreMesiahFrancesca Ms. ··· · WGRZ, Channel 2·· · Ms. Deborah AbgottPartnersFunding· · Mr. Charles E. BalbachSr. Anderson, L. Charles Dr. ··· Barnes & Noble BooksellersBarrowSimmons June Ms. ··· · Ms. Maxine A. Baskervill·· · Hon. Lenora B. Foote-BeaversBeavers E. Fern Ms. ··· · Mr. and Mrs. James BiltekoffBrooks-BertramA. Peggy Dr. ··· · Mrs. Dorothy BraithwaiteK. BoswellDonald Mrs. and Mr. ··· · Mr. and Mrs. Jerry J. CastigliaBrosnahanLaura Anne Ms. ··· · Ms. Marilyn ChapmanCellitiociJayme Ms. ··· · Ms. Lois B. DabneyCliffordStephen Mr. ··· · Ms. Valerie DeBerryDann Delight and Chet* ··· · Ms. Claudia DixonDedeckerPerez-Bode Clotilde ··who recognize the importance of endowment building as a means to inspire philanthropy, for and within·Niagara Counties Inc. (NACS)Services of Erie andCommunity American Native ··HealthNow New York Inc.Western New York/of BlueShield BlueCross ··· Dopkins & Company, LLP·Deneen Hernandez, an FBI forensic examiner, didn’tjust show Native American students how to crackcodes; she challenged them to do it themselves.Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the Tony awardcommunitiesof color.winning actor and playwright, discussed hisAlphonso O’Neil-White showed studentsexperiences overcoming challenges with24 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo the view from the CEO’s office.Annual over Report 2002012 local students. | 25· · Ms. Sujata YalamanchiliWolmanJeffrey Mr. ··· Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Miller·· Ms. Kathleen Duggan-Haas·· Jock and Betsy Mitchell·· Dr. Joan Yang ·· James and Gayle Eagan·· Gary L. Mucci, Esq.·* Deceased· Ms. Nancy Tobin and Mr. David B. Filvaroff·


Partners in theEnvironmentWestern New York Environmental AllianceAn alliance by definition is a relationship based on affinity in interests, nature or qualities.The Community Foundation likes to define alliance as a web of partnerships committed to acommon goal—and that’s exactly what the Western New York Environmental Alliance (WNYEA) is.It is a blossoming group of over 80 environmental organizations in Western New York all workingtogether to advocate for our region’s environment.The Community Foundation was honored bythe Environmental Protection Agency with anEnvironmental Quality Award for achievementsin protecting public health and the environment.U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand nominated theCommunity Foundation for this honor.To share news and educate the community aboutour region’s environment, the WNYEA utilizes theGrowWNY.org website. The work of the WNYEAand GrowWNY is made possible thanks toour donors, sponsors and a growing partnershipwith the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.The WNYEA has developed and approved a SharedAction Agenda for 2013, which will guide its effortsin education and advocacy. The agenda ranges frompromoting energy conservation to encouraging greenjob development in Western New York. To see the fullagenda, visit GrowWNY.org/shared-agenda.One of the most popular features available to the public on GrowWNY.org is an interactive Go OutsideMap that showcases our region’s natural assets. Visitors can choose an activity and an area theywant to explore and the interactive map will list all the options for them to enjoy their favorite outdooractivities. In 2012, GrowWNY created a printed Go Outside Map in partnership with Wegmans.Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster attended the launch of the map onthe Buffalo waterfront in July. The free maps are available at Western New York Wegmans and dozensof other local businesses and organizations.Partners in WNY Environmental AllianceProgram PartnersMembers··Adirondack Mountain ClubNiagara Frontier Chapter··Alliance for the Great Lakes··AWARE (Association for Wild AnimalRehabilitation and Education)··Buffalo Audubon Society··Buffalo CarShare··Buffalo First!··Buffalo Local Initiatives Support Corp.··Buffalo Museum of Science··Buffalo Niagara Green Expo··Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER··Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy··Buffalo Ornithological Society··Buffalo ReUSE··Buffalo Urban Outdoor Education Foundation··Center for Environmental Information··Citizens Campaign for the Environment··Citizens for Regional Transit··Clean Air Coalition of Western New York··Clean Production Action··Coalition for Economic Justice··Coalition on West Valley Nuclear Wastes··Community Action Organization of Erie County, Inc.··Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County/WNY Energy $mart Communities··Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County··Cornell University ILR School Laborand Environmental Programs··Curtiss Urban Farm Foundation (CUFF)··Daemen College Center for Sustainable Communitiesand Civic Engagement··Engineers for a Sustainable World—University at Buffalo Chapter··Environmental Justice Action Group of WNY··Environmental Network··Erie County Environmental Education Institute··Family Environmental Health Resources··Field & Fork Network··Friends of Reinstein Nature Preserve, Inc.··Friends of Tifft Nature Preserve, Inc.··Friends of Times Beach Nature Preserve··Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo··Green Buffalo Runner··Green Gold Development Corp.··Go Bike Buffalo··Groundwork Buffalo··Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Buffalo··Jamestown Audubon Society, Inc.··Keep Western New York Beautiful··League of Women Voters of Buffalo Niagara (LWVBN)··Little Lake George, Inc.··Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY··Massachusetts Avenue Project··Nature Ed-Ventures··New York Sustainable Agriculture Working Group··Niagara County Community CollegeHorticulture Program··Niagara University: ReNU Niagara··Nickel City Housing Cooperative··Nurse Rise—Nurses for Safe Water··Partnership for the Public Good··Penn Dixie Paleontological & Outdoor Education Center··Pfeiffer Nature Center··POWR Protecting Our Water Rights··PUSH Buffalo··Residents for Responsible Government From left to right: Mayor ··Cotton Paul Buns Dyster, Cloth Diaper Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker··Re-Tree WNYand Mayor Byron ··Design Brown to announce Live Sustainably the launch of the GrowWNYGo Outside map on the Buffalo waterfront in July 2012. Mayor Dyster··Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History ··Earth Care Team ofhad a chance to ride North the GrowWNY Presbyterian Church, pedal Williamsville powered Fender Blender.··Sierra Club, Niagara Group··SUNY Fredonia Campus Climate Challenge··SUNY Fredonia Sustainability Committee··The Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts··The Great Lakes Experience··The Learning Sustainability Campaign··The Nature Conservancy of Central &Western New York··The Paleontological Research Institution &its Museum of the Earth··The Service Collaborative of WNY··University Heights Collaborative··U.S. Green Building Council—New York Upstate Chapter··UB Green··University at Buffalo Student AssociationEnvironmental Department··Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo··WNY Apollo Alliance··WNY Land Conservancy··WNY Sustainable Energy Association/WNYSEA··Wild Kritters of Niagara County··Wind Action Group··WNY Drilling Defense··WNY Earth Day Committee··Workforce Development Institute Western RegionAffiliates··Buffalo State Small Business Development Center··Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County··Department of Family Medicine, University at Buffalo··Environmental Studies Program, Canisius College··Erie County Environmental Management Council··Erie County Department of Environment and Planning··Nardin Academy··Niagara University: Sustainability Committee··Sustainable Urban and Natural EnvironmentsResearch Group··Tapestry Charter School··The Urban Design Project··Town of Clarence··Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, Inc.··Stereo Advantage26 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo ··Wegmans Annual Report 2012 | 27Supporters··Baby Bongos··B.I.R.D.S.; Building InterdependentResidential Dynamics Sustainably··Care for Creation—St. Christopher Parish··Hazman··Kean Wind Turbines··McCollum Orchards, LLC··Merge Restaurant··News from Below Media, Inc.··Re-ENERGIZE BUFFALO··Ripley Place Block Club··Sunnking··Sustainable Earth Solutions, Inc.··The Leader Group··WEKANU··West Side Media Coop··Wilson Street Urban Farm··Zenner & Ritter, Inc.Funding Partners··BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York··Buffalo Sabres··Catholic Health··Ecology and Environment··HSBC··John S. and James L. Knight Foundation··The Knoer Group, PLLC··Modern Recycling··New York State Department of State··Solar LibertyPhoto courtesy of Block Club


· · BlueCross BlueShield of Western New YorkPartnersFunding· · Adirondack Mountain ClubMembersPartners in WNY Environmental AllianceRehabilitation and Education)for Wild Animal(Association AWARE ··North Presbyterian Church, Williamsvilleof Team Care Earth ··Partners in theEnvironment· · Buffalo State Small Business Development CenterAffiliates· · Department of Family Medicine, University at BuffaloCounty Erie of Extension Cooperative Cornell ··· · Erie County Environmental Management CouncilCollegeCanisius Program, Studies Environmental ··· · Nardin Academyof Environment and PlanningDepartment County Erie ··Western New York Environmental Alliance· Sustainable Urban and Natural EnvironmentsCommitteeSustainability University: Niagara ··· · Tapestry Charter SchoolGroupResearchAn alliance by definition is a relationship based on affinity in interests, nature or qualities.· · Town of ClarenceProjectDesign Urban The ··The Community Foundation likes to define alliance as a web of partnerships committed to acommon goal—and that’s exactly what the Western New York Environmental Alliance (WNYEA) is.· · Baby BongosSupportersIt is a blossoming group of over 80 environmental organizations in Western New York all workingtogether to advocate for our region’s environment.· · Cotton Buns Cloth DiaperParishChristopher Creation—St. for Care ··· · Kean Wind TurbinesHazman ··· · Merge RestaurantLLC Orchards, McCollum ··· · Re-ENERGIZE BUFFALOMedia, Inc.Below from News ··· SunnkingPlace Block ClubRipley ··The Community Foundation was honored bythe Environmental Protection Agency with anEnvironmental Quality Award for achievementsin protecting public health and the environment.U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand nominated theCommunity Foundation for this honor.· · Sustainable Earth Solutions, Inc.·· · WEKANUGroup Leader The ··· · Wilson Street Urban FarmCoop Media Side West ··· · League of Women Voters of Buffalo Niagara (LWVBN)Beautiful York New Western Keep ··· · Nature Ed-VenturesProjectAvenue Massachusetts ··· Niagara County Community CollegeWorking GroupAgriculture Sustainable York New ··· · Niagara University: ReNU NiagaraProgramHorticulture· · Nurse Rise—Nurses for Safe WaterCooperativeHousing City Nickel ··· · Penn Dixie Paleontological & Outdoor Education CenterGood Public the for Partnership ··· · POWR Protecting Our Water RightsCenter Nature Pfeiffer ··To share news and educate the community aboutour region’s environment, the WNYEA utilizes theGrowWNY.org website. The work of the WNYEAand GrowWNY is made possible thanks toour donors, sponsors and a growing partnershipwith the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.· · Residents for Responsible GovernmentBuffalo PUSH ··· · Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural HistoryWNY Re-Tree ··· · SUNY Fredonia Campus Climate ChallengeGroupNiagara Club, Sierra ··· · The Elmwood Avenue Festival of the ArtsCommitteeSustainability Fredonia SUNY ··· · The Learning Sustainability CampaignExperienceLakes Great The ··· · Alliance for the Great LakesChapterFrontier Niagara· · Buffalo CarShareSocietyAudubon Buffalo ··· Buffalo Local Initiatives Support Corp.First! Buffalo ··· · Buffalo Museum of Science·· Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPERExpo Green Niagara Buffalo ··· · Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy·· · Citizens for Regional TransitEnvironmentthe for Campaign Citizens ··· · Clean Production ActionWestern New Yorkof Coalition Air Clean ··· · Coalition on West Valley Nuclear WastesJusticeEconomic for Coalition ··· · Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County/Inc. County, Erie of Organization Action Community ··The WNYEA has developed and approved a SharedAction Agenda for 2013, which will guide its effortsin education and advocacy. The agenda ranges frompromoting energy conservation to encouraging greenjob development in Western New York. To see the fullagenda, visit GrowWNY.org/shared-agenda.· · University Heights CollaborativeWNY of Collaborative Service The ··· · Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara CountyCommunities$mart Energy WNY· · Daemen College Center for Sustainable Communities(CUFF)Foundation Farm Urban Curtiss ··· · Engineers for a Sustainable World—EngagementCivic and· · Environmental Justice Action Group of WNYChapterBuffalo at UniversityOne of the most popular features available to the public on GrowWNY.org is an interactive Go OutsideMap that showcases our region’s natural assets. Visitors can choose an activity and an area theywant to explore and the interactive map will list all the options for them to enjoy their favorite outdooractivities. In 2012, GrowWNY created a printed Go Outside Map in partnership with Wegmans.Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster attended the launch of the map onthe Buffalo waterfront in July. The free maps are available at Western New York Wegmans and dozensof other local businesses and organizations.· · Catholic HealthSabresBuffalo ··· · HSBCEnvironmentand Ecology ··· · The Knoer Group, PLLCKnight FoundationL. James and S. John ··· · New York State Department of StateRecyclingModern ··· Stereo AdvantageLiberty Solar ··· · University at Buffalo Student AssociationGreen UB ··· · Wellness Institute of Greater BuffaloDepartmentEnvironmental· · WNY Land ConservancyAllianceApollo WNY ··· · Wild Kritters of Niagara CountyAssociation/WNYSEAEnergy Sustainable WNY ··· · WNY Earth Day CommitteeDefenseDrilling WNY ··· · Erie County Environmental Education InstituteNetworkEnvironmental ··· · Field & Fork NetworkResourcesHealth Environmental Family ··· · Friends of Tifft Nature Preserve, Inc.Inc. Preserve, Nature Reinstein of Friends ··· · Grassroots Gardens of BuffaloPreserveNature Beach Times of Friends ··· Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Buffalo·· · Green Gold Development Corp.RunnerBuffalo Green ··· · Groundwork BuffaloBuffalo Bike Go ··Program Partners· Jamestown Audubon Society, Inc.·· Little Lake George, Inc.·· Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY···· Buffalo Ornithological Society·· Buffalo ReUSE·Residential Dynamics SustainablyInterdependentBuilding B.I.R.D.S.; ··· Buffalo Urban Outdoor Education Foundation·· Center for Environmental Information·· Design to Live Sustainably·Western New YorkConservancy of Central &Nature The ··and Environmental ProgramsILR School LaborUniversity Cornell ··its Museum of the Earth& Institution Research Paleontological The ··New York Upstate ChapterCouncil—Building Green U.S. ··· Zenner & Ritter, Inc.·· Wind Action Group·· Workforce Development Institute Western Region·· Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, Inc.·From left to right: Mayor Paul Dyster, Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedeckerand Mayor Byron Brown announce the launch of the GrowWNYGo Outside map on the Buffalo waterfront in July 2012. Mayor Dysterhad a chance to ride the GrowWNY pedal powered Fender Blender.26 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Annual Report 2012 | 27· · Wegmans·Photo courtesy of Block Club


Partners in Healthy HousingGreen & Healthy Homes InitiativeOne year ago, 78-year-old Florine was living in a 90-year-old home in the City of Buffalo surroundedby chipped and peeling paint and old windows that leaked cold air in the winter and filled her homewith lead dust. Florine, a mother, foster mother and grandmother, was living with other membersof her family, including two with asthma. Florine began looking for help and found the CommunityFoundation’s Green & Healthy Homes Initiative.The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative brings together more than a dozen active partners including:the City of Buffalo; the Erie County Department of Health; New York State Energy Research &Development Authority (NYSERDA); Belmont Housing Resources for WNY; and the U.S. Departmentof Housing and Urban Development; to work side-by-side with homeowners to address criticalchanges that will make their homes healthier and more energy efficient.By bringing public and private partners to the table that hadn’t traditionally worked together, theGreen & Healthy Homes Initiative is able to solve serious issues facing Buffalo homeowners residingin low-income neighborhoods. It’s a coordinated partnership that meets regularly to share resourcesand ensure that work is done efficiently and more effectively to change the complicated and oftenfrustrating process for homeowners.This initiative goes beyond just fixing the structure of a home. It prevents serious illness by improvinga home’s healthy environment. Children exposed to lead dust are at a higher risk for learning disabilities.Moldy walls can trigger asthma, leading to more hospital visits, missed school for students and missedwork for parents. Poor insulation in a home also means higher heating costs that stretch family budgetsto a breaking point.(Left) The Community Foundation was the recipient of the first-ever U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary’sAward for public and private partnerships. (Center) Florine’s house before the restoration. (Right) Florine’s newly renovated home.Partners in Green & Healthy Homes InitiativeProgram Partners··American Lung Association··Asthma Coalition of Erie CountyFlorine and her family enjoying28 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Annual Report their renovated 2012 | home. 29··Austin Air··Belmont Housing Resources for WNY, Inc.··Buffalo AmeriCorps··Buffalo Board of Block Clubs··Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network··Buffalo Urban League··CAO Head Start··Center for Employment Opportunities··Clean Air Coalition of WNY··Coalition for a Lead Free Community··Community Action Organization Erie County··Community Health WorkerNetwork of Buffalo··CORE Environmental··Cornell Cooperative Extension··Cornell University ILR School··DC4 Painters Union··D’Youville College··Ellicott District Community Development, Inc.··Environmental Education Associates··Environmental Justice ACTION Group··Erie Community College··Erie County EnvironmentalEducation Institute··Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc.··Hispanics United of Buffalo··Homefront, Inc.··Honeywell··Independent Health··International Institute of Buffalo··Investigative Post··Kaleida Health—School BasedHealth Centers··Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center··Monroe Plan for Medical Care··National Coalition to End ChildhoodLead Poisoning··National Fuel··National Green & Healthy Homes Initiative··Neighborhood Housing Services —South Buffalo··Neighborhood Legal Services··New Buffalo Impact, Inc.··Nichols School··Old 1st Ward Community Association, Inc.··PUSH Buffalo··The Service Collaborative of WNY··Squarefoot Staffing··SS. Columba-Brigid R.C. Church··SUNY Buffalo Law School··Univera Healthcare··University District CommunityDevelopment Agency··West Side & Black Rock—Riverside Neighborhood Housing Services··WNY Apollo Alliance··WNY Energy $mart Communities··WNY Lead Poisoning PreventionResource CenterFunding Partners··BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York··City of Buffalo··Erie County Department of Health··Health Foundation of Central andWestern New York··New York State Homes andCommunity Renewal··New York State Department of Labor··New York State Office ofthe Attorney General··NYSERDA··Open Society Foundation··U.S. Department of Housing &Urban Development··U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


··Partners in Healthy HousingPartners in Green & Healthy Homes InitiativeGreen & Healthy Homes InitiativeOne year ago, 78-year-old Florine was living in a 90-year-old home in the City of Buffalo surroundedby chipped and peeling paint and old windows that leaked cold air in the winter and filled her homewith lead dust. Florine, a mother, foster mother and grandmother, was living with other membersof her family, including two with asthma. Florine began looking for help and found the CommunityFoundation’s Green & Healthy Homes Initiative.The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative brings together more than a dozen active partners including:the City of Buffalo; the Erie County Department of Health; New York State Energy Research &Development Authority (NYSERDA); Belmont Housing Resources for WNY; and the U.S. Departmentof Housing and Urban Development; to work side-by-side with homeowners to address criticalchanges that will make their homes healthier and more energy efficient.· American Lung AssociationPartnersProgramBy bringing public and private partners to the table that hadn’t traditionally worked together, theGreen & Healthy Homes Initiative is able to solve serious issues facing Buffalo homeowners residingin low-income neighborhoods. It’s a coordinated partnership that meets regularly to share resourcesand ensure that work is done efficiently and more effectively to change the complicated and oftenfrustrating process for homeowners.· Austin Air ·· Asthma Coalition of Erie County··· National Coalition to End ChildhoodLead Poisoning··············Resource CenterLead Poisoning PreventionWNY ··Western New Yorkof Central andFoundation Health ··· Hispanics United of Buffalo·· Homefront, Inc.·Community RenewalYork State Homes andNew ··· Honeywell ·· New York State Department of Labor·· Independent Health·· International Institute of Buffalo·the Attorney GeneralState Office ofYork New ··· Investigative Post·· NYSERDA ·· Open Society Foundation·Health CentersHealth—School BasedKaleida ··· National Fuel ·· National Green & Healthy Homes Initiative·· Belmont Housing Resources for WNY, Inc.South BuffaloHousing Services —Neighborhood ··· Buffalo AmeriCorps· Neighborhood Legal Services·· Buffalo Board of Block Clubs· New Buffalo Impact, Inc.·· Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network· Nichols School·· Buffalo Urban League· Old 1st Ward Community Association, Inc.·· CAO Head Start·· PUSH Buffalo ·· Center for Employment Opportunities· The Service Collaborative of WNY·· Clean Air Coalition of WNY· Squarefoot Staffing·· Coalition for a Lead Free Community· SS. Columba-Brigid R.C. Church·· Community Action Organization Erie County· SUNY Buffalo Law School·· Community Health Worker· Univera Healthcare·Network of Buffalo· CORE EnvironmentalDevelopment AgencyDistrict CommunityUniversity ··· Cornell Cooperative Extension· Cornell University ILR SchoolRiverside Neighborhood Housing ServicesBlack Rock—& Side West ··· DC4 Painters Union· WNY Apollo Alliance·· D’Youville College· WNY Energy $mart Communities·· Ellicott District Community Development, Inc.·This initiative goes beyond just fixing the structure of a home. It prevents serious illness by improvinga home’s healthy environment. Children exposed to lead dust are at a higher risk for learning disabilities.· Environmental Education Associates·· Environmental Justice ACTION Group·Funding PartnersMoldy walls can trigger asthma, leading to more hospital visits, missed school for students and missed· BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York·· Erie Community College·· City of Buffalo ·· Erie County Environmental·work for parents. Poor insulation in a home also means higher heating costs that stretch family budgetsto a breaking point.Education Institute· Erie County Department of Health·· Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc.·(Left) The Community Foundation was the recipient of the first-ever U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary’sAward for public and private partnerships. (Center) Florine’s house before the restoration. (Right) Florine’s newly renovated home.· Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center·Urban DevelopmentDepartment of Housing &U.S. ··· Monroe Plan for Medical Care·· U.S. Environmental Protection Agency·Florine and her family enjoying29 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Annual Report their renovated 2012 | home. 30


Partners in the ArtsFund for the ArtsSupporting cultural and arts organizations in Western New York has never been more important. Withgrowing interest nationally and internationally in our vibrant cultural gems, it is key that we strengthenand support these valuable assets. Fund for the Arts brings together arts funders to strengthencollaborative support for the arts and cultural sector.The Fund for the Arts team is made up of representatives from family, private and corporatefoundations that help assess the needs of the arts community with invaluable input from those directlyimpacted and involved. All the funders are already contributors to individual arts organizations, butthey also recognize the power of partnerships when it comes to maximizing their giving, so they cometogether to fund sector-wide initiatives. Fund for the Arts supports collaborative partnerships betweencultural groups, artists and organizations, such as the Arts Service Initiative of Western New York (ASI).ASI focuses on capacity building, collaboration and advocacy efforts for the region’s cultural sector.In 2012, ASI awarded more than 40 grants, including: Tony-nominated actor Stephen McKinleyHenderson working with Buffalo students to prepare them for a national competition, performancesby the Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus and Orchard Park Chorale; a Native American dance and beadworkexhibit; a photo project that highlights our refugee community; and concerts in multiple urban,suburban and rural municipalities.Since 2005, more than $2 million has been directed to arts needs in the community throughFund for the Arts.Partners in Fund for the ArtsFunding Partners··Ms. Pamela Agostinelli··The Baird Foundation··The Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation··Mr. Clem Bremer··Buffalo State College Foundation··Ms. Susan K. Choewa··Louis P. Ciminelli Family Foundation··City of Buffalo Common Council··Davis Family Foundation··First Niagara Bank Foundation··Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies··Mr. Roger A. Glasgow··Josephine Goodyear Foundation··The Paul J. Koessler Foundation, Inc.··The Kresge Foundation··Marks Family Foundation··Ms. Janet C. Massaro··M&T Charitable Foundation··New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA)··The New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc.··The John R. Oishei Foundation··Patrick P. Lee Foundation··Ms. Katie Schneider··Vogt Family Foundation, Inc.··The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation··Western New York Foundation··Mr. Marcus L. WiseFund for the Arts supports collaborative partnershipswith cultural groups, artists and organizations.Front Row:Brian Baird (The 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 (Community Foundation)Nancy Davis (Davis Family Foundation)Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker (Community Foundation)30 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Annual Report 2012 | 31


· · Ms. Pamela AgostinelliPartnersFunding····· The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation·· Western New York Foundation·· Mr. Marcus L. Wise·Partners in the ArtsPartners in Fund for the ArtsFund for the Arts supports collaborative partnershipswith cultural groups, artists and organizations.Fund for the ArtsSupporting cultural and arts organizations in Western New York has never been more important. Withgrowing interest nationally and internationally in our vibrant cultural gems, it is key that we strengthenand support these valuable assets. Fund for the Arts brings together arts funders to strengthencollaborative support for the arts and cultural sector.· The Baird Foundation·· The Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation·· Mr. Clem Bremer· Buffalo State College Foundation· Ms. Susan K. Choewa· Louis P. Ciminelli Family Foundation· City of Buffalo Common Council·The Fund for the Arts team is made up of representatives from family, private and corporatefoundations that help assess the needs of the arts community with invaluable input from those directlyimpacted and involved. All the funders are already contributors to individual arts organizations, butthey also recognize the power of partnerships when it comes to maximizing their giving, so they cometogether to fund sector-wide initiatives. Fund for the Arts supports collaborative partnerships betweencultural groups, artists and organizations, such as the Arts Service Initiative of Western New York (ASI).· Davis Family Foundation·· First Niagara Bank Foundation·· Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies·· Mr. Roger A. Glasgow·· Josephine Goodyear Foundation·· The Paul J. Koessler Foundation, Inc.·· The Kresge Foundation·ASI focuses on capacity building, collaboration and advocacy efforts for the region’s cultural sector.In 2012, ASI awarded more than 40 grants, including: Tony-nominated actor Stephen McKinleyHenderson working with Buffalo students to prepare them for a national competition, performancesby the Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus and Orchard Park Chorale; a Native American dance and beadworkexhibit; a photo project that highlights our refugee community; and concerts in multiple urban,suburban and rural municipalities.Since 2005, more than $2 million has been directed to arts needs in the community throughFund for the Arts.· Marks Family Foundation·· Ms. Janet C. Massaro·· M&T Charitable Foundation·· New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA)·· The New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc.·· The John R. Oishei Foundation·· Patrick P. Lee Foundation·· Ms. Katie Schneider·· Vogt Family Foundation, Inc.·Front Row:Brian Baird (The 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 (Community Foundation)Nancy Davis (Davis Family Foundation)Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker (Community Foundation)30 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Annual Report 2012 | 31


The Legacy SocietyManaging the charitable legacies of generous individuals is central to the work of theCommunity Foundation for Greater Buffalo. The Community Foundation Legacy Societywas created in 1999 to acknowledge those individuals who have committed to supportingour community in the future through a planned gift. According to their specific directions,the Community Foundation will support the organizations, issues and communities theseindividuals care about, in their names, forever.Making arrangements for your charitable legacy is a simple process and we are here to help.If you are interested in supporting the community beyond your lifetime, please contactBetsy Constantine at (716) 852-2857, ext. 217 or betsyc@cfgb.org.··Anonymous (11)··Robert and Ruth Allen*··Mr. and Mrs. H. John Angelbeck··Mr. Lawrence Appleby··Mr. C. Dixon Arrick* andMrs. Ione B. Arrick··Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Ash··Mr. Charles E. Balbach··Allene C. Barans··Henry and Susan Beamer··Thomas R. and Judy Beecher··Ms. Dianne Bennett andMr. William Graebner··Mr. Harry J. Beu*··Dr. Mary H. Botsford*··Mr. Richard W. Bowen*··Ms. Mary L. Brink··Jean M. Brown*··Keirn C. Brown, Sr.*··Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Bruner··Michael and Glenys Butler··Mr.* and Mrs. Charles Burdette··Dr. William and Dr. Susan Carney··Leslie Carraway and B.J. Verts*··Ms. Mary E. Clemesha*··Anthony J. and Carmela M. Colucci, Jr.··Mrs. James L. Crane, Jr.··Ms. Beuline Crawford··Ms. C. Elizabeth Crump··Mrs. Wilma T. Csont··Mr.* and Mrs. Matthew Cyran··Mr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Czajka··Chet* and Delight Dann··Miss Virginia Deuel··Larry R. and Sheila Drake··Ross and Mary Alice Eckert··Mrs. Kenneth H. Eckhert··Miss June M. Farrington*··Miss Ruth Farrington*··Dr. Edward A. Fial*··Ms. Anne Catt Filer··Dr. Mildred J. Fischle··Ms. Carol A. Fowler··Jean S. Frederick··Mr. Fred* and Mrs. Fay Friedman··Mr. Dennis J. Galucki andMs. Barbara Mierzwa··Mr. Andrew C. Giarrizzo··Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Gioia··Jane Taylor Goraj*··Constance A. Greco··Gordon and Gretchen Gross··Mr. Michael Hamann··Thomas J. Hanifin··Mr. Hans Heckelman··Ms. Alice B. Hilborn··Ms. Judith A. Hirsch··Mr.* and Mrs. L. Nelson Hopkins, Jr.··Mary Louise Hopkins··Mr. Phillip H. Hubbell··John and Bette Hulley··Mr. and Mrs. H. Reed Hunt*··Rev. Dr. Leona M. Irsch··Dr. Thomas A. Jambro··Gail and Bruce Johnstone··Mr. and Mrs. A. David Jones··James S. Keysa, Esq.··Ms. Jane B. Kinkead*··Mr.* and Mrs. Irvine J. Kittinger, Jr.··Mr. and Mrs. George F. Koch··Dr. Irwin H. Cheskin* andMr. Edward Koryl··Dr. Kenneth A. Krackow··Leonard H. and Sylvia J. Kratzke··Rev. and Mrs. Warren W. Lane*··Mr. Harry H. Lang, Jr.··Mr. Frank P. Langley, Jr.*··Mrs. Margaretha Lawrence*··Philip C. Lombardo*··Mrs. William F. Long··Ms. Jo Ann Long··James and Margel Marean··Ms. Marie A. Marshall··Mrs. L.B. McCowan··Mrs. Kathleen Modd··Richard E. Moot, Esq.··Ms. Albertine K. Moran··Mr. Robert North, Jr.*··James R. Owen··Jane M. Pattison··J. Warren Perry, Ph.D., D.Sc.*··Dr. Charles D. Perry*··Mrs. Barbara Pickburn*··Edwin and Georgina Polokoff··Mr. and Mrs. Braman Pomeroy*··Jayne K. Rand··Ms. Dorothy Rapp··Mr. Alfred H. Rasp··Mrs. Lynn Robillard··Mr. and Mrs. Arthur H. Rosche*··Ms. Doris F. Rosen··Dr. Andrew J. Rudnick··Dr. and Mrs. James Russell··Ms. Geraldine N. Ryder··Mr. and Mrs. James M. Sampson··Ms. Melba Y. Seibold*··Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Sheets, Jr.··A. Warren and Gretchen L. Smith, Jr.*··Ms. Susan M. Spadinger··Rosemarie C. Steeb··Ruth V. Stockton··Mr. Franz T. Stone*··Mr. Peter W. Swanson, Jr.*··Dr. Walter* and Jeanie M. Sy··Stanley A. and Sharon K. Tirrell··Mr. William Townsend··Miss Guida Tyldesley··Mr. Charles L. Van Arsdale··Mr. William L. Van Schoonhoven*··Mr. Raymond C. andMs. Sheila M. Vaughan··Dr. and Mrs. John M. Wadsworth··Mrs. Carol A. Wagner*··Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Wagner*··Emily W. Wettlaufer··Mr. Jay Wopperer andMs. Linda Schmieder··David and Susan Zebro··Mr. Eddie Zewin* andMrs. Christine Zewin* DeceasedA passion for their community and a love of musicinspired Thelma and Milfred Beck to leave their lifesavings to support both forever. The couple knew thatthey would have the opportunity to continue givingback to Niagara County, despite not having heirs,by designating the Niagara Area Foundation at theCommunity Foundation to be the recipient of theirsignificant savings. Whether it be music or anotherneed in the community, the couple was confident thatthey could trust the Niagara Area Foundation to use themoney where it was needed most in the community.32 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Annual Report 2012 | 33


8.4%The average percentage of annual+8.4%+8.4%+8.4%growth for endowed funds managed+8.4%by the Community Foundation over+8.4%+8.4%the past 10 years.+8.4%+8.4%+8.4%+8.4%2003200420052006200720082009201020112012$25.7millionSources of funding the Community Foundation has attractedfrom outside of Western New York to invest in our region.750funds underthe CommunityFoundation umbrella.The Power of Partnerships13:1For every local $1 given to support thechanging needs of Western New York,the Community Foundation has brought$13 more to support key initiatives.Compared with other largeendowments and foundationsnationwide in the Russell/Mellon Index, the CommunityFoundation investments haveconsistently performed in thetop 25%400partners we work with to improvelives in Western New York.34 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Annual Report 2012 | 35


Our Approach toCharitable InvestmentsThe Community Foundation’s Investment Committee has oversight for more than $250 million incharitable assets. Members of the committee are specifically recruited because of their knowledgeof investments. They receive advice from our independent investment consultant specializing in largeendowment funds—Colonial Consulting, Inc. —throughout the year. Together they work to allocatethe charitable assets left to the Community Foundation’s care into a highly diversified mix of globalequities, fixed income and alternative investment strategies that include more than 27 differentinvestment management organizations pursuing strategies within 13 different asset classes.Within each asset class, the Community Foundation seeks to utilize world-class investmentmanagers who are able to outperform appropriate target market benchmarks over long periods.Investment Committee Members··Luke Jacobs, Esq., Chair··Charles E. Balbach··Joseph J. Castiglia··Laurence W. Franz, Ph.D.··Richard O. Hopkins··William Joyce··Gerard Mazurkiewicz, C.P.A.··Michael E. Munschauer, C.F.P.··William J. Williamson, Jr., C.F.P.** DeceasedThe Community Foundation’s Investment Committee has oversight for more than$250 million in charitable assets.Luke Jacobs, Esq.; Michael E. Munschauer; Laurence W. Franz, Ph.D.; William Joyce;Gerard Mazurkiewicz, C.P.A.; Richard O. Hopkins; Charles E. Balbach.Financial HighlightsInvestment OverviewOver the long term, the investments of the Community Foundation continue to consistentlyoutperform our benchmarks, adding 8.4% per year over the last ten years. This growth ranks theCommunity Foundation’s performance in the top 25% of foundations and endowments nationwideand provides significant value to charitable assets at the Community Foundation.The strong long-term investment results are the product of the Foundation’s decision to maintain astrategy that is driven by long-term objectives, while utilizing the size of its asset pool and a thoroughdue diligence process to access exceptionally capable investment management firms.As of December 31, 201214.0%12.7%12.0%10.7%10.0%8.0%6.0%8.4%7.9%7.1%6.6%5.9%4.0%3.5%3.6%2.0%1.1%0.0%Latest 1 Year Latest 3 Years Latest 5 Years Latest 7 Years Latest 10 YearsCommunity Foundation Returns Presented Net of Investment Management FeesCommunity FoundationComposite Benchmark*In 2012, the Community Foundation received a clean audit. Audited financial statements are available at cfgb.org orby request. Contact Betsy Constantine at (716) 852-2857, ext. 217.*Weighted average of sector benchmarks36 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Annual Report 2012 | 37


Strategic AssetAllocationThe size of the Community Foundation’s investments allows us to have a highly diversified portfoliowith access to the full range of asset classes and top investment managers, increasing the likelihoodof achieving performance objectives under varying economic and market conditions.Hedge Funds16%Private Equity5%Commodities4%U.S. Large/MidCap Equity20%Power of EndowmentHow will you be remembered? When you create an endowment fund through the CommunityFoundation, you can support the community you love in your name, forever.• Your gift is invested over time. Earnings from your endowment fund are grantedto organizations based on your direction.• Your legacy is ensured. Donors who endow their gifts can make a difference in theircommunity during their lifetime and at the same time establish a legacy that lasts forever.• We can help. Call the Community Foundation’s Vice President of Giving Strategies,Betsy Constantine at (716) 852-2857 ext. 217 to arrange for a consultation.$4.0$3.5$3.4Private Real Assets/Real Estate5%Cash1%Global Bonds5%U.S. High Yield Bonds4%Treasury InflationProtected Securities5%TotalAlternatives30% Total Equity45%Total FixedIncome25%U.S. Aggregate Bonds10%Non-U.S.Emerging Equity5%U.S. Small Cap Equity7%Non-U.S.Developed Equity13%$3.0$2.5$2.0$1.5$1.0$0.5$0.0$0.8$2.4Gift in 1956 2012 Value Total Grants to CharitySince 1956To learn how the investment strength of the Community Foundation can benefit the causes and organizations youcare about, contact Betsy Constantine at (716) 852-2857, ext. 217.In 1956, a widow left $800,000 through her estate to the Community Foundation to set up a fund to honor her sonwho died tragically as a young man. Now, this fund grants about $100,000 every year to the most pressing needs ofthe community. To date, the fund’s balance has grown to $2.4 million and has granted $3.4 million to the community.38 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Annual Report 2012 | 39


Professional AdvisorHonor RollMembers··Lisa J. Allen, Esq.··Margaret Auerbach, Esq.··Maxine W. Awner··Brian D. Baird, Esq.··Robert M. Glaser, C.P.A.··Kevin K. Gluc, Esq.··Christopher T. Greene, Esq.··Peter J. Grogan, C.F.P.··Daniel D. Shonn, Jr., Esq.··Roger B. Simon, Esq.··Peter D. Spira, C.F.P.··Rosemarie C. Steeb, C.P.A.··David R. Barrett, C.P.A.··Gordon R. Gross, Esq.··Thomas A. StewartSince opening our doors in 1919, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has partneredwith hundreds of attorneys, C.P.A.s and financial professionals to serve the needs of their clients.··James Barrett, C.P.A.··Holly Beecher, Esq.··David J. Blesy, C.P.A.··Thomas J. Hanifin, Esq.··William D. Harrington, Esq.··Jeffrey Hirshberg, C.P.A.··Deborah Stauring··Charles E. Telford, Esq.··Melanie Collins Tisdale, Esq.We are grateful to the many practitioners who think of us when looking for a way to honor their clients’wishes. We welcome the opportunity to meet with those who are interested in learning about how theFoundation’s services can help maximize their clients’ charitable giving.··Stephen Brady, C.P.A.··Jillian Brevorka, Esq.··W. Lawrence Buck··Charles W. Chiampou, C.P.A.··Elizabeth R. Hulley, C.F.P.··Thomas R. Hyde, Esq.··Luke Jacobs, Esq.··Cheryl A. Jankowski, C.P.A.··Robert J. Travis, C.P.A.··Nicole R. Tzetzo, Esq.··Gregory J. Urban, C.P.A., C.V.A.··James M. Wadsworth, Esq.In 2011 and 2012, we were proud to partner with more than 80 professionals who brought themessage of the Community Foundation to their clients and we are pleased to recognize themhere for their leadership.··David Colligan, Esq.··Anthony J. Colucci, Jr., Esq.··Robert W. Constantine, Esq.··Karen Cook Serotte, Esq.··Edwin M. Johnston, III··Jeffrey Katz, Esq.··Henry Koziol, Jr., C.P.A., C.F.P.··Charles F. Kreiner, Jr.··Lisa Walsh··Sharon Wick, Esq.··Wayne D. Wisbaum, Esq.* Deceased··Victoria L. D’Angelo, Esq.··Robert J. Kresse, Esq.“The Community Foundation is aresource for me when my clients areinterested in charitable giving. I lookto the Community Foundation forits exible solutions, top investmentperformance and commitment todonor intent. I know the CommunityFoundation is maximizing my clients’charitable assets so that they will havea greater impact in our community and··Dale B. Demyanick, C.P.A.··Richard B. Dopkins, Esq.··Kenneth C. Drake, M.B.A.··Gayle Eagan, Esq.··Catherine Eberl, Esq.··Patrick L. Emmerling, Esq.··Mary Engler Roche, Esq.··William C. Farner, Esq.··David D. Fenster, Esq.··Jennifer G. Flannery, Esq.··Lawrence C. Franco, Esq.··Robert Gailey··Kevin Gaskill··Warren B. Gelman, Esq.··Patricia A. George, Esq.··Sally B. Logan, Esq.··David J. Luzon, Esq.··James L. Magavern, Esq.··Gerard Mazurkiewicz, C.P.A.··Charles W. McCollum··Richard B. McCormick*··David J. McNamara, Esq.··Michael E. Munschauer, C.F.P.··Edward C. Northwood, Esq.··Robert J. Plache, Esq.*··John P. Robshaw, Jr., Esq.··Daniel Roblin III··Robert W. Romeo, M.S., C.F.P.··Alan K. Scheff··Hyman M. ScheffPatricia George, Esq. listens to aspeaker at a Professional AdvisorHonor Roll luncheon.beyond, and I trust the CommunityFoundation to carry out my clients’wishes established in their estate plan.”–Jeffrey Katz, Esq.; Katz and Baehre40 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Annual Report 2012 | 41


Niagara AreaFoundationYou’ve probably heard the old African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child.” Well switch outthe word “village” for “county” and that is what motivates and inspires the Niagara Area Foundationon one of its initiatives. A geographic affiliate of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo,the Niagara Area Foundation recognized the critical need in Niagara County for high-quality earlyeducation and, thus, the Niagara County Early Child Care Quality Improvement Project (QIP) was born.When the Niagara Area Foundation set out to address this issue in 2010, research showed thatone in five children under the age of five were living in poverty in Niagara County. Many did not haveaccess to education before kindergarten because the daycare system focused on babysitting ratherthan on educational programming.To begin addressing these concerns, the Niagara Area Foundation partnered with Niagara Universityto develop the QIP program and curriculum and the United Way of Greater Niagara to help implementthe reforms. The key funding partners, Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation and the Grigg-LewisFoundation, financially supported the efforts. Together this team has made great strides toward earlychildhood education enrichment.To date, QIP has provided training and support to 20 centers and more than 50 staff at those siteshave earned certificates of completion. Ten additional centers are currently going through the training.Early childhood education is just one of the initiatives that the Niagara Area Foundation supports toimprove the value of life in Niagara County. For more information about the Niagara Area Foundationand how you can get involved to support efforts in Niagara County, contact Holly Mergenhagen, Esq.,at (716) 852-2857, ext. 207.Funds··Dale L. Askey Memorial Fund··Thelma L. and Milfred R. Beck Fund··Henry E. and Susan W. Beamer Endowment Fund··The Lorraine M. and Eugene P. Brady Memorial Scholarship Trust··Stanley A. Brzezinski Memorial Fund··Agnes Clarke Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund··Barbara C. and Edward M. Brink Fund··Caldwell Family Fund··Joanne and Franklyn Collins Fund··Eugene A. DeFelice, M.D. and Maryanne Harvey Fund··Eastern Niagara Fund··Ross & Mary Alice Eckert Fund··Barbara Ennis Endowment Fund··Freischlag Scholarship Fund··Franasiak Park Philanthropic Fund··Fund for Niagara Hospice··Grigg-Lewis Philanthropic Fund··Theresa Elizabeth Insana Memorial Scholarship Fund··Laird Family Foundation··Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association Endowment Fund··Lockport Public Library Endowment Fund··Lockport Lions Club Sight Fund··Lockport High School Foundation Philanthropic Fund··Stephen C. McKinney Scholarship Fund··Joseph and Riva Mehr Fund··Thomas F. Miklejn Scholarship Fund··Niagara Area Foundation Endowment Fund··Niagara Education Foundation Fund··Niagara Family & Children’s Fund··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··Troop 6 Ernie Beamer Memorial Scout Fund··Fern J. White and Neva A. Jackling Scholarship Fund··Wilson Free Library Forever Friends Endowment Fund··YWCA of Niagara Fund··YWCA of Niagara Ruth N. Downes Fund for Domestic Violence··YWCA of Niagara Munk/Human Memorial Scholarship Trust42 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Children benefitting from curriculum enrichment as aAnnual Report 2012 | 43result of the NAF Quality Improvement Program.


Karen Six, Wyoming Foundation Board Member,presents research findings at needs forum.Wyoming FoundationOn a crisp fall day in Wyoming County, hundreds gathered for a historic needs forum hostedby the Wyoming Foundation, a geographic affiliate of the Community Foundation. It is believedto be the first of its kind in the county where residents were invited to discuss not only the healthneeds of the community, but also the needs of the arts and culture, education and businesssectors. The event brought together more than 100 partners.After presentations on the 2012 Wyoming County health needs assessment and the othercounty needs mentioned above, residents participated in a process to prioritize the mostimportant issues facing the county. Residents engaged in lively discussions with WyomingFoundation donors, county leaders, both business and elected, along with representativesof nonprofit organizations.A final question was asked at the end of the day: “Based on what you heard today, if you had$1 billion, which issue would you focus on and why?” The answers were instrumental in charting afuture course of giving and programming for the Wyoming Foundation. The focus in 2013 and beyondwill be on building an education-to-jobs pipeline and marketing the county’s arts and culture highlights.For more information about the Wyoming Foundation and how you can get involved to support effortsin Wyoming County, call (585) 285-4135.Funds··Michael & Elaine Almeter Fund··Leonard M. Barkin EnvironmentalConservation Trust for Youth··Dr. Charles E. Bartlett Memorial Essay Contest··Russell C. Christ, Jr. Fund··James and Ethel DeAmesy Fund··Stacy Marie Geercken Scholarship Fund··Katharine Pingrey Hopkins Memorial Scholarship Fund··Mabel Mason Fund··Middlebury Historical Society Fund··Mr. and Mrs. George Schaumleffel Scholarship Fund··Mark E. Strome Scholarship Fund··Marjorie and Charles Van Arsdale Family Fund··Marjorie Z. Van Arsdale Fund··Wyoming Foundation Endowment Fund··Wyoming Free Library FundSandy Kushner and Jessie Barth at Wyoming Needs Forum.44 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Partners discussing Annual issues Report at 2012 needs | forum. 45


New Clients 2012All Funds·Robert · A. and Ruth E. AllenMemorial Fund I·Lorraine · M. and Eugene P. BradyMemorial Scholarship Trust·Ilka · Cohn Educational Fund·Ilka · Cohn Health Fund·Annette · Cravens Fund·Foundation · for JewishPhilanthropies Fund·Philip · Frandina Scholarship Fund·GHHI · Data Support·GHHI · Health & Safety Fund·Roberta · Grimm Charitable Gift Fund·Gronk · Nation Youth Foundation·Ilene · N. Hein Fund·H. · Reed Hunt Fund·Joy · Family Foundation·Jane · B. KinkeadCommunity Service Fund·Knight · FoundationEnvironmental iPost Fund·AJL · Fund·Norman · E. Mack, II Fund·Raymond · F. May, M.D.Memorial Scholarship Fund·Thomas · and Jennie MilitelloFamily Foundation·Mr. · and Mrs. George SchaumleffelScholarship Fund·Melba · and Richard Seibold Fund·Richard · Tobe and Susan B. Tobe Fund·Elinor · Townsend Trust·Townson · Family Foundation·Blanch · H. Van Valkenburgh ScholarshipFor more than 90 years, generous individuals, families and organizations have entrusted the CommunityFoundation to steward their charitable resources. We are honored to help these donors make the mostof their generosity and take great care to deliver grants in their names exactly as they have directed.The following pages list all of the charitable funds that make up the Community Foundationfor Greater Buffalo as of the end of 2012, noting the year that each was established.For information about how the Community Foundation can help you establish a permanentsource of support to benefit the communities, causes and organizations you care about,please contact Betsy Constantine at (716) 852–2857, ext. 217.Funds··21st Century Fund 1999··43 x 79 Philanthropic Fund 2003··Acacia Park Fund 2008··Advancing Arts &Culture Endowment Fund 2007··AJL Fund 2012··Charlotte Albright Fund 2008··Dorothy & Eugene Allbert Fund 2010··James and Kristin Allen Fund 2010··Robert A. and Ruth E. Allen MemorialFund I 2012··Allentown Village Society, Inc.Scholarship Fund 1998··Michael & Elaine Almeter Fund 2007··Paul & Jean Almeter Fund 2004··Ina D. Alt Trust 1989··Amherst South Rotary ClubEndowment Fund 2001··Anna May Andrews Trust 1962··Joseph & Margaret AndrewsEducational Trust Fund 1988··William Henry Andrews Bequest 1924··Elizabeth and John AngelbeckFoundation 2009··Joyce and Stuart Angert Fund 2011··Annual Odd Fellows—Rebekah Award 1981··Anonymous Donor FoundationEndowment Fund 2006··Arts Academy Fund 2002··Fund for the Arts 2005··Arts Services Initiative 2011··Dale L. Askey Memorial Fund 2006··Emily E. Babchak Memorial Fund 1996··Cameron Baird Endowment Fundfor BP Chorus 1985··Cameron Baird Fund 1979··Dara L. Barker Memorial Fund 1992··Leonard M. Barkin EnvironmentalConservation Trust for Youth 2007··C. Edgar Barlow Scholarship Fund 1965··Nora Shea BarnwellEndowment Fund 2004··James M. and Barbara J. BarrettFamily Foundation 2010··Dr. Charles E. BartlettMemorial Essay Contest 2007··Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan BaumanFund for the Arts 1996··Henry E. and Susan W. BeamerEndowment Fund 2004· Thelma L. and Milfred R. Beck Fund 2004··George E. Becker Fund for HeartResearch 1963··Bell Bequest—Buffalo General Hospital 1959··Bell Bequest—Clarkson University 2007··Bell Bequest—Crippled Children’s Guild 1959··Bell Bequest—Elizabeth PierceOlmsted, M.D. Center for theVisually Impaired 1959··Bell Bequest—Erie County S.P.C.A. 1959··Bell Bequest—Hobart College 1959··Bell Bequest—Mental Diseases 1959··Bell Bequest—National Foundationfor Facial Reconstruction 1959··Bell Bequest—U.B. School ofEngineering 1959··Bell Fund Trust #1 1960··Bell Fund Trust #2 1960··Grover E. Bell Award 1957··Herbert L. Bellamy, Sr. & Irene A.Bellamy Philanthropic Fund 2007· Edgar Bellersheim Scholarship Fund 1975··Benaiah Fund 201046 | Community Foundation for Greater BuffaloAnnual Report 2012 | 47


··Adrian A. & Betsy B. Bennett Fund 1988··Bennett Alumni AssociationFoundation Fund 2002··Richard Boyd Bowen MemorialScholarship Fund 1981··Richard W. Bowen Fund 2009··Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra SocietyEndowment Fund 1988··Buffalo Rotary Foundation Fund 2009· Clifford C. Chapman Memorial Fund 2001··Dr. Norman ChassinEndowment Fund 1973··Bennett High School AlumniScholarship Fund 1975··Better Buffalo Fund 2011··Harry J. Beu Scholarship Fund 2010··Alanson C. BigalowScholarship Fund 1991··Josephine Biontolillo Bequest 1976··Charles A. & Anne L. Bird Fund 2001··Corrine G. Bird Bequest 1972··Peter D. Blacher Health Care Fund 1997··Virgil A. & Margaret L. BlackMemorial Fund 1997Community Foundation Board MemberJim Biltekoff and wife Joanne.··Brian H. BlesyMemorial Scholarship Fund 1998··Anna Kowalska BleyMusic Memorial Award 2000··Maurice G. BleyDrama Memorial Award 2000··BlueCross BlueShield Physicians Fundfor Children’s Health 1998··Jule Bogner Philanthropic Fund 2008··Robert Bojdak & Sarah WilliamsFund 2005··Bollier Family Fund 1996··Dr. Germante L. BoncaldoScholarship Fund 1983··Book and Material BuyingEndowment Fund 2006··Tom Borrelli Memorial Fund 2009··Kathleen M. Box-Krycia MemorialScholarship Fund 1995··Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo Fund 2008··Boys & Girls Club of Eden Fund 2006· BP/Carborundum Scholarship Fund 1996··BPS Officers SearchPhilanthropic Fund 2006··Lorraine M. and Eugene P. BradyMemorial Scholarship Trust 2012··Irma Brand Bequest 1985··David & Jessica BrasonPhilanthropic Fund 2005··James E. Braunberns Bequest 1980··Anthony A. Brese Scholarship 1971··Rosalie H. Bretzfelder Fund 1977··John Bridge Memorial Fund 1973··Belmore Hicks Bridgford Fund 2011··Brighter Future Philanthropic Fund 2008··Barbara C. and Edward M. BrinkFund 2010··Jean M. Brown Fund 2007··Agnes Clarke Brown MemorialScholarship Fund 2001··Jean Knowlton Brown Fund 1976··Ruben Brown Foundation 2003··Henry W. & Martha L. BrunerPhilanthropic Fund 2004··Stanley A. BrzezinskiMemorial Fund 2000··Brzezinski Philanthropic Fund 1998··BTF Make a Dream Come TrueScholarship Fund 2007··Sarah Hill Buck Philanthropic Fund 2004··Jane and Lawrence BuckPhilanthropic Fund 2002··Martin A. Buecking Bequest 1971··Buffalo Audubon Endowment Fund 2000··Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing AllianceScholarship Fund 2000··Buffalo Olmsted ParksConservancy Fund 2000··Buffalo Philharmonic OrchestraPermanent Endowment Fund 2007··Buffalo SeminaryAlumnae Association 1924··Buffalo Seminary Board DesignatedInvestment Fund 2011··Buffalo Seminary Brown Funds 2011··Buffalo Seminary CoreInvestment Fund 2011··Buffalo Seminary Historic Dollar ValuePreservation Fund 2011··Buffalo Seminary Jean Wright HudsonFund 2011··Buffalo Yacht Club Fund 2001··Joseph E. Buran Music Fund 2007··Burtsell-SteuernagelMemorial Fund 1983··Michael R. Butler & Glenys MaschoffButler Fund 2000··Walter L. Byram Bequest 1990··Kate Cady Endowment Fund 2004··Caerus Forum PhilanthropicFund 2009··Alfred Caffiero FoundationPhilanthropic Fund 2003··Caldwell Family Fund 2002··Christopher Callan MemorialScholarship Fund 1999··Callan Family Scholarship Fund 1999··Calpin Family Fund 2007··Elizabeth J. Cappella Birthday Trust 1995··Career Aspiration Scholarship Fund 2007··Cargill Scholarship Fund 1983··Gustaf & Sigrid CarlsonMemorial Fund 1989··Margaret E. Carnahan Bequest 1975··Leonard M. CastriannoScholarship Fund 2003··Philip & Joyce Celniker Family Fund 2007··Center for the Study of Art, Architecture,History and Nature Fund 2009··Eldon H. Chaddock Bequest 1982··Robert J. Chambers, Jr. MemorialScholarship Fund 1997· R. Mark Chandley Scholarship Fund 2007··Irwin H. Cheskin Fund 2010··Children’s Programming & ResourcesEndowment Fund 2006··Willis E. Chilson Memorial Fund 1992··Mark Chowaniec Memorial Fund 1991··Russell C. Christ, Jr. Fund 2007··William & Ida ChristieFund for Music 2004··Mary and Robert ChurScholarship Fund 1997··Frances G. Churchill Bequest Fundf.b.o. the Churchill Memorial UnitedMethodist Church 2000··Helen Anderson Cobb Bequest 1971··Velma C. Cobb Scholarship Fund 2000··Ilka Cohn Educational Fund 2012··Ilka Cohn Health Fund 2012··Colligan Family Fund 2009··Collins Family Trust 2009··Bronson and Margaret CollinsScholarship Fund 1998··Joanne and Franklyn Collins Fund 2005··Michael Collins and Kathleen O’LearyCharitable Fund 2010··James and Judith Collord Fund 2007··Community Impact Fund 2005··Conable Family Foundation Fund 2005··Mildred Bork Conners & Joseph E.Conners Fund 1988··Mildred Bork Conners & Joseph E.Conners Scholarship 1988··Owen D. Connolly Flex Fund 2007··Convergence Partnership Fund 2010··Gerhard A. & Lura L. CookEducational Fund 1985· Sonja H. & Carlton P. Cooke, Jr. Fund 1997··Joseph & Bernadette S. CorcoranFund 1986··Peter C. Cornell Trust 2011··Russell E. Corser Fund 1995· Kathryn R. Cottrell Scholarship Fund 1998··Annette Cravens Fund 2012Drew family with 2011 Annual Report, featuring their fund’s namesakesHenry and Constance Drew.··Betty Crump Fund 2007··Wilma T. Csont Fund 1998··Cultures of Giving Legacy InitiativeEndowment Fund 2009··Damon Family Fund 1997· Mason O. Damon Endowment Fund 2006··Grace Neff Daniels Memorial 1951··Dorothy C. Darlak Memorial Fund 2000··Herbert F. - Bertha W. Darling Trust 1973··Herbert F. & Jane K. DarlingPhilanthropic Fund 1999··Louis R. Davidson Bequest 1942··Ethel M.C. Davis Scholarship Fund 1980··Davis Family Fund 2008··D-B Trust 1985··Eaton Deabold Scholarship Fund 1982··Deaconess Hospital Nurses AlumniFund 2006··James and Ethel DeAmesy Fund 2007··Decillis Family Philanthropic Fund 2004··Eugene A. DeFelice, M.D. andMaryanne Harvey Fund 2007··Elizabeth Deichman Fund 2010··Elizabeth Deichman Fund f.b.o. BuffaloAnimal Shelter 2008··M. Dolores Denman Fund forCommunity Needs 2000··Heather J. DePaolo-JohnnyMemorial Fund 2004··DePerno Family Fund 2001· Loraine Altro Dietz Scholarship Fund 1982··Disaster Relief Fund 2004··Alfred H. & Irene N. Dobrak Trust 2001··David Donald Fund 1972··Holly Augspurger Donaldson Fund 1993··Dopkins Philanthropic Fund 2008··Stu & Nancy Dorfman Foundation 2010··Paul P. Dosberg University ofPennsylvania Scholarship 1985··Francis P. Douglas Memorial Fund 2000··Henry and Constance DrewFoundation for Children 1998··Joe & Brett Ski Scholarship Fund 1988··Jerome Dreyfuss Scholarship Fund 1994··Peter Dominik, Helen & Paul LeonDrumsta Memorial Fund 2004··Eagan Family Endowment Fund 2005··Eastern Niagara Fund 2000··Ross & Mary Alice Eckert Fund 200648 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Annual Report 2012 | 49


· Philip Frandina Scholarship Fund 2012··Harriet Frank Scholarship Fund 1981··Jeffrey Freedman & Barbara HamiltonPhilanthropic Fund 2005··Freischlag Scholarship Fund 2001··Fay & Fred Friedman FamilyFoundation Fund 2003··Friends of Chamber Music 2009··Marjorie D. Frink Scholarship Fund 1972··Fund for Nature 2010··Josephine GoodyearFoundation Fund 2006··Graham-Kucera Philanthropic Fund 2000··Joanne Champion Granger Fund 1994··Grassroots Garden J. MiltonZeckhauser Memorial EndowmentFund 2007··Great Lakes United EndowmentFund 2000··Greater Buffalo Alumnae PanhellenicScholarship Fund 1961··Harvard Summer CommunityService Fund 2010··Harvey Family Fund 1997··Dominik Hasek Sports & ScholarshipFund 2001··Hawk Creek Foundation Fund 1999··Health Foundation of Western andCentral New York PhilanthropicFund 2002··HealthNow Healthy LivingEndowment Fund 2011··Harry S. Hilliker Bequest 1936··Hispanic Women’s LeagueEndowment Fund 2006··Historic & Architectural LandmarksEndowment Fund 2007··Carolynne Schutz Hoddick MemorialCampership Fund 1975··L. Nelson Hopkins, Jr. FamilyFund 2006··Katharine Pingrey Hopkins MemorialScholarship Fund 2007Donors Betsy Mitchell (left) and Rev. Ellen Montgomery visit select Foundation sponsoredprojects on Buffalo’s East Side on behalf of the Josephine Goodyear Foundation.··Dr. Kenneth H., Sr. and Marjorie B.Eckhert Fund (1) 2009··Dr. Kenneth H., Sr. and Marjorie B.Eckhert Fund (2) 2009··ECMC Lifeline Fund 2005··Economic Self-SufficiencyEndowment Fund 2007··Eden Community Foundation 2002··Darwin E. & Evelyn E. Ellis Fund 2000··Pauline Ellis Scholarship Fund 1945··Marjorie & Mary Louise EmersonBequest 1999··Esther Link Emig Fund 1990··Empire of America Federal SavingsBank Scholarship Fund 1954··Barbara Ennis Endowment Fund 2000··Fund for the Environment 1997··Erie County SPCA Fund 2007· Herman G. and Emma A. Ernst Fund 1965··Herman G. and Emma A. Ernst Fundfor Catholic Charities 1965··Josephine & Michael ErvolinaCharitable Fund 2010··Evans Bank Foundation Fund 2002· Derek Falkenbach Scholarship Fund 2008··FANA Scholarship Fund 1999· Emmons B. Farrar Scholarship Fund 1969··June Farrington Fund 2008··Ruth E. Farrington Bequest 1988· Theodore S. Fassett Memorial Fund 1976··Paul S. Feinstein Scholarship Fund 2002··David R. Fendrick Theatre Fund 1990··Donald Ferguson Fund 2004··Peter J. Ferraro Memorial Fund 1995· Edward A. and Stephanie E. Fial Fund 2010··Robert J. and Martha B. FierleScholarship Fund 1998··Finer Buffalo Fund 2002··Fischle - Laesser Endowment Fund 2009··Fisher Family Fund 2001··Burt Flickinger, Jr. Leadership Fund 1997··Doris L. Flierl Trust 1990··G&W Follies Scholarship Fund 2000··George & Lydia Richards FormEndowment Fund 2006··Frank S. Fosdick Scholarship 1924··Foundation for Jewish PhilanthropiesFund 2012··M. Florence Fraley Fund in memory ofher son, George K. Fraley, Jr. 1956··Franasiak Park Philanthropic Fund 2007··Fuzak Family/Joan M. &Victor T. Fuzak Fund 1998··Galbraith Family Fund 2006··Lawrence J. and Elizabeth R. GallickFund 2009· Sean P. Galliher, Jr. Scholarship Fund 2004··William Paul GanleyScholarship Fund 1998··Elizabeth Crosby Gardner Fund 1974··Helen S. Garms Bequest 2002··Gateway—Longview Future Fund 2007··Stacy Marie GeerckenScholarship Fund 2007··Eleanor M. and Willard A. GenrichScholarship Fund 1999··George Family Foundation 2004··GHHI Data Support 2012··GHHI Health & Safety Fund 2012··GHHI Workforce Development 2011··Jean E. Gilmore Philanthropic Fund 2007··Robert and Sally Gioia Fund 2011··Anthony H. and Richard E. GioiaFund 1977··Gisel Family Fund 2010··Norman Goldfarb Award Fund 1994··Dr. Richard & Cheri GoldmanPhilanthropic Fund 2006··Dena Goldstein MemorialScholarship Fund 2002··Gondree Family Fund 2010··Good Schools for All EndowmentFund 1998··Diane J. Goodberry MemorialScholarship Fund 2005··William F. Goodson Bequest 1981··Grelick Family Foundation 2009··Grigg-Lewis Philanthropic Fund 2000··Roberta Grimm Charitable GiftFund 2012··Elmer P. Groben Memorial Fund 1979··Thekla R. Groben Bequest 1969··Gronk Nation Youth Foundation 2012· Dr. Alan J. Gross Dental Student Fund 1998··Gordon R. & Gretchen S. GrossFamily Fund II 2000··Lou Gross Memorial Fund 2010· Grosvenor Society Endowment Fund 2006··Seth Grosvenor Book and MaterialEndowment Fund 2006··G. R. S. Fund 1996··Joan Willard GruenPhilanthropic Fund 2000··Lillian M. Gruener Business EducationScholarship Fund 1998··William J.C. & Louise GruppMemorial Fund 1994··Ray Guenter Scholarship Fund 2007··Helen Habermehl CharitableLead Trust 1996··Charles & Marion Hahn Fund 1955··Gary P. Hall Endowment Fund 2011··Joan Hetzelt Hanifin Memorial Fund 1997··Joan Hetzelt Hanifin Theatre Fund 2011··Thomas J. Hanfin BPO Fund 2007··Thomas J. Hanifin BPO Fund II 2010··Rae A. Hanigan Memorial Fund 1965··Leonard L. & Blanche F. Hank Fund 1994· Andrew C. Hansen Scholarship Fund 1938··Daphne Hare Fund 1997··HealthNow Healthy Living Fund 2011··William J. & Frieda H. HeckelmanMemorial Fund 1995··Leo J. Winter & Marie R. Winter HeimFund (1) 2006··Leo J. Winter & Marie R. Winter HeimFund (2) 2006··Ilene N. Hein Fund 2012··Loren Hendrix Memorial Award 1974··William Hengerer Company Fund 1943··Margaret Bierl Herr Memorial Fund 2000··Herbert A. Hickman Fund 1966··High Tower Fund 2008··Mildred T. Hill Fund 1991··Marie S. and Frederic K. HoustonFund 2011··Dr. Irene Hu and Ronald ChangScholarship Fund 2007··Jayne & Phil Hubbell Foundation 2005··HUD Lead Outreach 2008··Martin R. Hughson Memorial Fund 1978··Geoffrey Hull Memorial Scholarship 1997··Robert & Eileen Hull Fund 2005··John Hulley and Elizabeth Rydzynski-Hulley Fund 2011··Human Services Research &Planning Fund 2004··H. Reed Hunt Fund 2012Donor Gordon Gross (center) with daughters, Sandra Gross Wolchock (left) andDebra Gross Weiner (right)50 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Annual Report 2012 | 51


··Louise Kimberly Bequest 1923··Albert P. & Maryon C. Krueger Fund 1994··L.K.P. Trust 1973Donors Margery Nobel (left) and Sue Gardner (right).··Hutch-Tech AlumniScholarship Fund 2000··Industrial Educational Fund 1987··Ingleside Home Memorial Fund 1980··Theresa Elizabeth Insana MemorialScholarship Fund 2005··International Association ofAdministrative ProfessionalsScholarship Fund 1954··Mariann Inzinna Camp Good Days& Special Times Fund 2001··Mariann Inzinna Extra Mile Fund 2001··Bill and Jean Irr Family Foundation 2011··Irsch Fund 1999··I.T.L. Philanthropic Fund 2000· Lawrence D. Jacobs Memorial Fund 2001··Grover & Isabel James Fund 2002··A. Wesley Johns Fund (as establishedin the Will of June B. Johns) 2005··D. Bruce and Gail JohnstonePhilanthropic Fund 1998··D. Bruce and Gail Johnstone Fund 2003··Gail Johnstone CommunityLeadership Fund 2007··A. David & Heather M. Jones AdvisoryFund 2002··Blanche B. Joseph Trust 1939··Jacob G. Joseph Bequest 1932··Jacob G. Joseph Bequest (Camp) 1932··Jacob G. Joseph Bequest —Jewish Federation 1932··Josh’s Journey Fund 2009··Joy Family Foundation 2012··William and Anne Joyce Fund 2010··Junior League of Buffalo 1919 Fund 2004··Just Pizza Charity Fund 2009··Linda A. & Kenneth R. Kahn Fund 2004··Kaleida Health Fund to Support theProvision of Uncompensated PrimaryCare in Buffalo 2011··Peter G. Karamanos IIScholarship Fund 2001··Nellie Karlak Scholarship 1977··Mr. & Mrs. Arthur KarstenScholarship Fund 2000··Ruth M. Keeney Bequest 1974··Ruth M. Keeney Scholarship 1974··Howard Kellogg Trust 1946··Kensington High School AlumniAssociation Fund 1988··Jenna Kern MemorialScholarship Fund 1999··C. Taylor Kew Memorial Fund 1992··James William Kideney & Isabel HouckKideney 1992· Donald E. Killingbeck Memorial Fund 2006··Ralph Kimberly Bequest 1973··Kinerk Family Fund 1999··Barbara King & Marion MabeeMemorial Fund 2005··Jane B. Kinkead CommunityService Fund —Faith UnitedMethodist Church 2011··Jane B. Kinkead Community ServiceFund—Greenfield 2012· Alfred H. & Emma M. Kirchhofer Fund 1987··Kittinger Family Fund 1993··Kiwanis Club of Kensington Fund 1996··Klein Family Philanthropic Fund 2009··Albert J. Klinck Bequest —American Red Cross 1934··Albert J. Klinck Bequest —Children’s Guild 1934··Albert J. Klinck Bequest—Episcopal Church HomeFoundation of WNY, Inc. 1934··Albert J. Klinck Bequest—Evangelical Lutheran 1934··Albert J. Klinck Bequest—Fresh Air Mission 1934··Albert J. Klinck Memorial Fund 1934··Charles M. Knapp EducationalMemorial Fund 1970··Knight Foundation EnvironmentaliPost 2012··Knight Foundation Grow CitizenJournalism 2011··Knight Foundation Grant Fund 2008··Florence L. Knorl Memorial KensingtonHigh School Scholarship Fund 2003··Howard J. Knorl Scholarship Fund 1972··John T. and Carol V. KocielaEndowment 2010··John Howland Koekkoek Endowmentfor Fair Housing Education (1) 2011··John Howland Koekkoek Endowmentfor Fair Housing Education (2) 2011··Madeline A. Kraft Bequest 1949··Kreher Family Fund 2006··Howard G. Kreiner Bequest 1975· Kresge Foundation—Talent Dividend 2011··Krieger Family Fund 2000··L414 Children’s Memorial Fund 1997··Labor of/for Love Fund 2002··Herbert P. Ladds, Jr. ScholarshipFund 2007··Allen & Lillian Laese Memorial Fund 2006· Allen & Lillian Laese Scholarship Fund 2006··Lafayette High School ScholarshipFund 2004··Dr. Harry G. LaForge Bequest 1988··Laird Family Foundation 2004··Landmark Society of the NiagaraFrontier Endowment Fund 2005··Frank P. Langley, Jr. I 2011··Frank P. Langley, Jr.Philanthropic Fund 2002··Edith Haake Lankler Scholarship 1942··Janet K. Larkin & John D. Larkin IIIFund 1997··Albert H. Laub Bequests 1973··Howard C. Laverack Bequest 1994··Lawley Services Inc.Scholarship Fund 2006··Lead Poisoning Primary PreventionProgram - Erie County DOH 2011··David & Marie LeamyEndowed Fund 2006··Legacy II Philanthropic Fund 1999··Hubert George & Alice Shyne LeisingFund 1986··Jamie Lembeck Memorial Fund 2008··Edward H. Letchworth Bequest 1959··Edward H. LetchworthMemorial Fund 1958··Mrs. Rosemary LoDestro LettMemorial Fund 1998··Lewis Family Fund 2010··Lewiston-Porter Alumni AssociationEndowment Fund 2010··Library Foundation of Buffalo and ErieCounty, Inc. Fund 2006··Library Foundation of Buffalo and ErieCounty, Inc. Permanent EndowmentFund 2006··Olga Murray Lindberg—National League of American PenWomen Scholarship Fund 2005··Lockport High School FoundationPhilanthropic Fund 2006··Lockport Lions Club Sight Fund 2006··Lockport Public LibraryEndowment Fund 2001··Locust Street Art ClassesForever Foundation 2011··William F. Long Fund 2000··Edward P. LupferMemorial Scholarship 1973··Sam Lux Fund 2001··Katherine & John MacDonaldFoundation 1988··Norman E. Mack, II Fund 2012··R & J Magavern Fund 2005··Antoinette Malanowicz Fund forCancer Research 1981··Horace L. Mann Memorial Fund 1947··James & Margel MareanEndowed Fund 2006··Julia W. Marks Fund 2001··Marie A. Marshall Fund 1997··Mabel Mason Fund 2007··Arlene and Ruth Mathews Fund 2007··Raymond F. May, M.D. MemorialScholarship Fund 2012··Scott B. Maybee Scholarship Fund 2002··Belton & Mabel McCarley ScholarshipFund 2003··Lilla B. McCready Bequest 1926··Heather A. McGowan ScholarshipFund 1992··Frank and Donna McGuire Fund 1994··Stephen C. McKinneyScholarship Fund 1996··Grace Fallon & Rapier HaydenMcMenamy Fund 2001··Arthur J., Alice M. & Dr. JamesMcMullen Memorial Fund 1981··Meals on Wheels of Buffalo & ErieCounty Endowment 1990··Barbara T. Meech and Robert B.Meech Fund 1997··Joseph and Riva Mehr Fund 2009··Robert H. & Rita Meier MemorialScholarship Fund 1997Donors Chet and Delight Dann at21 st Century Fund Event.··Melson Fund 2004··Messer Foundation—Permanent Fund 2010··Ida M. Mevius Bequest 1980··MIBBS Fund 2000··Middlebury Historical Society Fund 2007· Thomas F. Miklejn Scholarship Fund 2001··Benjamin Milak MemorialScholarship Fund 1993··Thomas and Jennie Militello FamilyFoundation 2012··Dr. Gustave P. Milkey and Janet B.Milkey Fund 1996··Alice Greger Miller Memorial Fund 1996··Lloyd A. Miller Scholarship Fund 1972··Susan & Richard MinekimeFamily Fund 2000··Sperry W. Miner Bequest 1998··Amos J.—Leigh Hunt MinkelStudent Award 1953··Marcella & Felix Mioducki Fund 1980··Marcella & Felix Mioducki Fund forCancer Research 1980··Miss Buffalo Fund 2004··Mitchell Family Philanthropic Fund 2000··MJH Fund 200752 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Annual Report 2012 | 53


· Edward H. Moeller Scholarship Fund 1949··Mildred Moffat Bequest-CommunityMusic School 1966··Mothers’ Club of BuffaloScholarship Fund 2005··MPZ Endowment Fund 1997··Dan & Jeannine MullanPhilanthropic Fund 2004··Sarah & Richard Munschauer Fund 1996··Nativity Fund 1997··Henry M., Patricia A., & Mary BrainardNaylon Bequest 1995··Robert B. Newcomb Trust 1993··Jon Newman Memorial ScholarshipFund 2004··NFJC of WNY Fund 2011··Niagara Area FoundationEndowment Fund 2000· Niagara Education Foundation Fund 2006··Niagara Family & Children’s Fund 2004··Niagara Relicensing EnvironmentalCoalition Fund 2009··Fund for Niagara Hospice 2004· Norman A. Schoell Scholarship Fund 1995··NTHS Alliance for Higher Education &Development Fund 2002··NYS Office of the Attorney General—GHHI 2010· NYS—WNY Environmental Coalition 2010··John R. Oishei Foundation ScholarshipProgram Fund 1999··Nathalie Hawthorne Olena Bequest 2001··Mary Louise Olmsted Fund 2008··Open Key Fund 1980··Orchard Park Lions Club Trust Fund 1999··Orchard Park Public LibraryEndowment Fund 1997··Robert Oristaglio HumanitarianAward 1995··Pearl B. & J. Lawrence OsborneMemorial Fund 1996··Our Lady of Lebanon Fund 2000··James R. Owen Scholar/Athlete CrossCountry Award Scholarship 1998··Park School Foundationof Buffalo 2010··Patricia L. ParkinsonScholarship Fund 2009··Norma and Samuel Payne Fund 1994··Pediatric Digestion & Motility DisordersSociety 1989··Gretchen Rand Penney Bequest 1970··Ralph F. Peo Fund 2011··J. Warren Perry & Charles Donald PerryMemorial Trust 2001··Michael J. Perry Scholarship Fund 2002··Pet Emergency Endowment Fund 2008··Hanna Peters Trust 1999··Norma E. Pfeifer Fund 2002··PFLAG Buffalo/NiagaraEndowment Fund 2002··Albert & Mildred Pfrender Bequest 1996··Alexander & Irene PhillipsScholarship Fund 2004··Phillips Lytle Foundation 2001··Pickburn Memorial Fund for Wildlife 2003··Frederick S. & Phyllis W. PierceFamily Fund 1996··Pinto Foundation Fund 2003··Planned Parenthood of Buffalo &Erie County Fund 2003··Police Athletic League of BuffaloAgency Endowment Fund 2007··Benny J. Polizzi MemorialAward Fund 1998··Edwin Polokoff Fund 2006··Georgina Polokoff Fund 2006··Braman Pomeroy Trust 1998··Horace B. Pomeroy Fund 1949··Edgar F. Pope Scholarship Fund 1995··Positive Youth DevelopmentPhilanthropic Fund 2008··Susan Harvey Prentis Fund 1986··Professional Engineers Fund 1982··Lawrence Quinn Fund 2011··Marnie Currie QuinonesScholarship Fund 2003··Reducing Racial & Ethnic DisparitiesEndowment Fund 2008··Mary A. Hodson & Josephine E. RadziwonMemorial Scholarship Fund 2010··Elizabeth A. Rambo Bequest 1985··George F. Rand Bequest 1943··Mr. & Mrs. George F. RandMemorial Fund 1919Reception to welcome new BuffaloPublic Schools Superintendent, Dr. PamelaC. Brown (Center) with Ruth Bryant (left)and Earl Lynch (right).··George F. - Isabel W. RandMemorial Fund 1951· May C. Randazzo Scholarship Fund 1998··Rare Book and Special CollectionsEndowment Fund 2006··Gregory K. Raynor Memorial Fund 2000··Douglas L. Rehlaender Trust 1979··Ruth B. Reinhardt MemorialScholarship Fund 1993··Eugene T. Reville MemorialScholarship Fund 1990··Charles Elbert Rhodes ScholarshipBequest 1934··Molly & Luke RichMental Health Fund 2003· Sara B. Richmond Scholarship Fund 1930··Mr. & Mrs. Raymond J. RieflerMemorial Fund 1988··Mr. & Mrs. Raymond J. RieflerMemorial Fund—Buffalo PsychiatricCenter 1988··Mr. & Mrs. Raymond J. RieflerMemorial Fund-Network of ReligiousCommunities 1988··Mr. & Mrs. Raymond J. RieflerScholarship Fund 1988··Charles and Alice RollandScholarship Fund 1999··Arthur H. & Olga M. RoscheEnvironmental Education Fund 2003··Ross Family Fund 2009· Elizabeth Pierce Olmsted Ross Fund 2008··Natalie Kubera Roth Fund 1994··Natalie Kubera Roth Fund for theBuffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 1994· Jane Ruff Memorial Scholarship Fund 1999··Rumsey Fund 1965··Rupp Scholarship Award Fund 1985··Nelson Russell Memorial Fund 2011··Michael W. Russell Fund 2008··C. Gordon Ryther MemorialScholarship Fund 1987··John P. Samson Memorial 1956··Sandstone Trust 2009··Howard T. Saperston, Sr. Trust 1989··Philip S. Savage Trust 1974··Estelle Sawyer Writing Award 1985··Say Yes Buffalo Scholarship Fund 2011··C. Edgar & Roberta S. SchabackerTrust 1958··Mr. and Mrs. George SchaumleffelScholarship Fund 2012··Hy & Marjorie Scheff Foundation 2010··Hyman & Marjorie ScheffFoundation #2 2011· Alan and Michele Scheff Family Fund 2011··Edward C. Schlenker Trust 1984··Harley J. & Alice M. SchliederScholarship 1987··William Kenneth Schmitt Fund 1987··Schneider Family Fund 2007··Norman A. Schoell CharitableFoundation Inc. PhilanthropicScholarship Fund 2006··Schoellkopf Trust—University of Buffalo 1926··Alfred H. Schoellkopf-Elizabeth PierceOlmsted, M.D. Center for the VisuallyImpaired 1938··Alfred H. Schoellkopf-Fresh AirMission 1938··Alfred H. Schoellkopf-Roswell Park 1938··Jacob F. Schoellkopf-Jefferson PennFund 1922· Jacob F. - Wilma S. Schoellkopf Trust 1946··J.F. Schoellkopf, Jr. Bequest 1954··Jacob F. & Wilma S. SchoellkopfFoundation Fund 2011··J.F. Schoellkopf IV Memorial Fund 1969··Judith Abbott Schoellkopf Fund 1982··Judith Abbott Schoellkopf MemorialFund 1981· Walter H. Schoellkopf Memorial Fund 1946··Laura C. Scholl Memorial Fund 1988··Albert G. Schuele Scholarship Fund 1981··(Albert), Maude & Marion SchueleMemorial Fund 1981··Albert, Maude, & (Marion) SchueleMemorial Fund 1983··Schultz Family Fund 2005··Richard G. Schwind & RhodaRobertson Schwind Fund 1998··D. Sinclair Scott & Dorothy DoaneScott Fund 2006··Bill and Helen Secen PhilanthropicFund 2001··Dr. and Mrs. Roy E. SeibelPhilanthropic Fund 2009··Melba and Richard Seibold Fund 2012··Irene Klingener Selover Fund 1993··Albert R. & Alma E. ShadleEndowment Fund 1972··Sgt. Daniel Shaw Memorial Fund 2008··Brenda Kurtz Shelton & Harry C.Shelton Fund 1992··Shifflet-Steffan Scholarship Fund 1999··Bernard and Carolyn ShiltScholarship Fund 1997··Bernard & Estelle Siegel Fund 2004··Sigma Alpha Nu Scholarship Fund 2001· Leonard S. Sikora Scholarship Fund 1990··Marjorie Joyce Simmons MemorialMedical Fund 1990··Thomas K. SingerCharitable Trust 2011··SJM3 Fund 2010· Dr. Barnett A. Slepian Memorial Fund 1999··Edna Foster Smith Bequest 1969··Gretchen L. & A. Warren Smith, Jr.Changing Needs Fund 1998··A. Warren Smith, Jr. and Gretchen L.Smith Fund 2010··Harris N. Snyder Fund 1974··Society of Financial ServiceProfessionals Buffalo ChapterEndowment Fund 2002··Elizabeth & Mary June SonnenbergScholarship Fund 2000· Sovran Foundation For A Better WNY 2006··Special Fund #7 1950Nancy Orsi (front left), Ken Franasiak (front right), Peg Lynch (back left),and Mary Murphy (back right) are active supporters of the Niagara Area Foundation.54 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Annual Report 2012 | 55


··Cecil J. Terwilliger Scholarship Fund 1986··Edna M. Theobald Trust 1997··William F. Thiel Trust 1993··Lisa Georger ThompsonMemorial Fund 1999··Tifft Nature Preserve Fund 1999··Stephen W. Tilton Bequest 1969··Richard Tobe and Susan B. TobeFund 2012··Tobin/Filvaroff Family Endowment 2009··Margaret & Glenn TomeScholarship Fund 2003··Carol G. Wagner Fund for HistoricResearch & Preservation 2010··Wagner Family Fund 2004··Aaron Matthew WaldeckScholarship Fund 1998··Elizabeth DeWees WalkerScholarship Fund 1927··Helen V. Walker Bequest 1972··William B. Walsh Trust Fund 1990··Kuang Mei Wang Fund 2007··Margaret M. Ward Bequest 1984··Ward Family Fund 2011··City of Tonawanda LibraryEndowment Fund 2006··Dr. Paul L. Warner MemorialChemistry Award 1984··Tops Friendly Markets Art & MusicScholarship 1993··Eileen and Rupert WarrenCharitable Fund 1991Donor Marcia O’Neil-White participates at a Say Yes Buffalo Quarterly CommunityLeadership Council Meeting.··Herman Spiegel and Amanda SpiegelMemorial Fund 2008· Janet M. Sporleder Scholarship Fund 2002··St. John Hospice Endowment Fund 2006··Janina B. StaniewiczScholarship Fund 2000··Barbara C. StanikunasScholarship Fund 2002··Lucie M. Stanton Scholarship Fund 1982··Lucie M. Stanton Trust 1978··Ellsworth M. Statler Trust 1955··Rosemarie C. SteebEndowment Fund 2009··Daunt & Irene StenzelScholarship Fund 1999··E.W. Dann Stevens PerpetualEndowment Fund 2011··Charles E. Stewart Memorial Fund 1983· Charles F. Stewart Scholarship Fund 1994··Grace & Francis Stewart HumanitiesScholarship 1987··Evelyn Stiem Fund 1997··Stockton Family Fund 1995··Mr. & Mrs. Franz T. Stone Trust 1987··Morton & Joan Stovroff Children’sProgramming Endowment Fund 2006··Daniel W. Streeter Memorial Fund 1972··Ralph W. & Jane P. StrobelMemorial Fund 1992··Mark E. Strome Scholarship Fund 2007··Studio Theatre School Fund 1992··Adele W. & Francis X. Sturner Trust 1994··Judy Summer LibraryEndowment Fund 2007··Angelo F. Suozzi MemorialScholarship Fund 1997··Sustainable Use Fund of WNY 1997··John P. & Lorraine Altwater SutkusCharitable Fund 1998··Swain Family Fund 2002··Thomas Swan Fund 2003··Swanson Community Fund 2000··Joseph and Loretta Swart Fund 1990··Evelyn Swarts Fund 2003··Catherine Swerdloff Bequest 1973··Swift Family Philanthropic Fund 2004· Walter P. Sy, M.D. Scholarship Fund 2008··Ruth S. Szalasny MemorialScholarship Fund 2007··Richard C.R. Taggesell Fund 1937··Talboys Family Fund 2010··Ambassador Paul D. Taylor ‘56Scholarship Fund 2009··Tower - Niagara County Early ChildCare QIP 2010··Elinor Townsend Trust 2012··Ethel Vick Wallace TownsendMemorial Fund 1967··Townson Family Foundation 2012··Trocaire College Endowment Fund 2004··Troop 6 Ernie Beamer Memorial ScoutFund 2005··Dr. Clarence A. TylerScholarship Fund 2008··Jim & Donna Tyrpak Family Fund 2000··United Way of Buffalo & Erie CountyEndowment 1962··United Way of Buffalo & Erie CountyEndowment Fund 2007··United Way Human Services Fund 2006··Urban Christian Ministries Fund 2007··USS The Sullivans (DD537) Fund 2007··William L. Van Schoonhoven Fund 1990··Blanch H. Van ValkenburghScholarship 2012··Marjorie and Charles Van ArsdaleFamily Fund 2007··Marjorie Z. Van Arsdale Fund 2007··Variety Club Foundation Fund 1998··James W. Vogel MemorialScholarship Fund 1983··Frederick A. Vogt Scholarship Fund 1925··Wadsworth Fund 1998··Lessie Lee Watts Fund 2001··Frieda W. Waugh Memorial Fund 1984··Frieda W. Waugh MemorialStudent Fund 1984··Monica M. Weidenbach MemorialScholarship Fund 2000··Bernard D. Welt & Ida Z. Welt Fund 1992··Western New York Land ConservancyEndowment Fund 1999··Charlotte Potter Whitcher Trust 1969··Alyne D. White Bequest 2002··Fern J. White and Neva A. JacklingScholarship Fund 2008··Fred H. & Lorene L. White Fund 1999··William and Betty WilderScholarship Fund 2009··Betty Ball Wilder Fund 1999··Walter Wiles Charitable Fund 2010··Henrietta M. Wiley Bequest 1978··Wilson Free Library Forever FriendsEndowment Fund 2006··Elizabeth W. Winters PhilanthropicFund 2006··WNY Arts Initiative 2010··WNY Lacrosse for Kids 2006··WNY MEET Fund 2001··WNY Women’s Foundation 1998··Dick Wohler Hutch-Tech ProfessionalEngineering Scholarship 1996Sonja Cooke, daughter-in-law of Carlton Cooke, Sr. the executive director ofthe Foundation from 1963-1969, established a fund to carry on the family nameforever. “I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the Foundation,” Mrs. Cookesaid. Her fund is directed annually to the most strategic needs of the community.··Paul Wojtaszek Scholarship Fund 2011··Genevieve Wojtusiak Fund 2004··Polly Rumsey Wolfe Fund 1982··Lee C. and Julie T. WorthamFamily Fund 2007··Wyoming County Medical &Nursing Scholarships 1997··Wyoming FoundationEndowment Fund 2007··Wyoming Free Library Fund 2007··Lucinda Yang Scholarship Fund 1981··YMCA Buffalo Niagara AgencyEndowment Fund 2007··Charlotte Yudell M.D. & AlexanderRichman M.D. Philanthropic Fund 1999··YWCA of Niagara Ruth N. DownesFund for Domestic Violence 2009··YWCA of Niagara Munk/HumanMemorial Scholarship Trust 2011··YWCA of Niagara Fund 2004··Zebro Fund 2010··Gustav & Grete M. ZimmerBequest 197556 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Annual Report 2012 | 57


Permanent Legacies,Charitable Investmentsand Funding Partnerships··Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Ende··Erie-Niagara Chapter of the NYSSociety of Professional Engineers··Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Ervolina, Jr.··Ms. Susan G. Ervolina··Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Ess··Nyamekye Foundation··Mr. Gary Eye··Estate of June M. Farrington··Pete Grum - Rand Capital··Mr. Jeffrey F. Hart··Health Foundation ofWestern and Central New York··Estate of Ilene N. Hein··David and Eva Herer··Heritage Contract Flooring, L.L.C.··Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Hibschweiler··Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Hirshberg··Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Ferguson··Estate of Marie HopkinsIndividuals, families, foundations and organizations entrusted more than $37 million to the CommunityFoundation in 2012. These dollars gave individuals and families an instrument for passing down familyvalues while providing support for favorite causes, created sources of perpetual support for treasurednonprofit organizations, and helped co-fund our work on education, the arts and the environment.Below is a list of those who entrusted $1,000 or more in charitable assets to the CommunityFoundation in 2012.··Estate of Ruth E. Allen··Amgis Foundation··Mr. and Mrs. H. John Angelbeck··Joyce and Stuart Angert··Anonymous (9)··Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Ash··Mr. James F. Askey··Dr. and Mrs. Fred M. Atkins··The Cameron and Jane BairdFoundation··Balbach Family Foundation··Mr. Charles E. Balbach··Allene C. Barans··Mr. James M. Barrett··Henry and Susan Beamer··Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Bertrand··Mr. and Mrs. James Biltekoff··BlueCross BlueShieldof Western New York··Computer Task Group··Lorraine M. and Eugene P. BradyMemorial Scholarship Fund Committee··Mr. and Mrs. David W. Brason··Belmore H. Bridgford··Mr. Colin W. Brown··Mr. Keirn C. Brown, Jr.··Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Bruner··Ms. Ruth D. Bryant andMr. Earl M. Lynch··Estate of Wilma A. Buchman··Buffalo Bills··Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation, Inc.··Buffalo Harbor Cruises··The Buffalo Seminary··Buffalo Seminary Alumnae Association··Dr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Buran, Jr.··Ms. Helen G. Burlingham··Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Calpin··Mr. and Mrs. Leonard A. Castrianno··Celebrities for Charity Foundation, Inc.··Mr. James E. Cheesman··Louis P. Ciminelli Family Foundation··Citizens Bank Foundation··Estate of Ilka Cohn··David J. Colligan, Esq.··Mr. Michael J. Collins andDr. Kathleen O’Leary··Mrs. Judith Collord··Ms. Edith Conable··Ms. Lisa Corrin··Mrs. DuVal Cravens··Ms. C. Elizabeth Crump··James H. Cummings Foundation, Inc.··Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Cutting··Ms. Laurie Dann and Mr. Tom Hunt··The Davis Family Foundation··Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Davis··Deaconess Alumnae Association··Ms. Valerie DeBerry··Mr. and Mrs. Anthony D. Decillis··Ms. Margaret A. Diez··Dr. and Mrs. Stuart Dorfman··Ms. Carolyn W. Dougherty··Dr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Davis··Mr. and Mrs. James F. Eagan··East Hill Foundation··Mr. and Mrs. Ross Eckert··Robert J. and Martha B. FierleFoundation··Mr. David B. Filvaroff andMs. Nancy Tobin··The Paul and Phyllis FiremanCharitable Foundation··First Niagara Bank Foundation··Dr. Mildred J. Fischle··Karen Stanley Fleming··Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies··Mr.* and Mrs. Phillip F. Frandina··Mr. Jeffrey M. Freedman andMs. Barbara Hamilton··Mr. Kent Frey··Fay Friedman··Ms. Marilyn J. Fuzak··Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Fuzak··Dr. Danis J. Gehl··Mr. Scott W. Gehl and Dr. Danis J. Gehl··Mr. Jeffrey M. Genrich··Mr. and Mrs. Timothy R. George··Gibraltar Industries··Mr. and Mrs. William G. Gisel, Jr.··Goodwill Industries ofWestern New York··Dr. Susan P. Graham andDr. Jon C. Kucera··Dr. and Mrs. Carl V. Granger··Greater Buffalo AlumnaePanhellenic Association··Mrs. Roberta J. Grimm··Mr. and Ms. Matthew J. Grohol··Mr. Gordon Gronkowski, Sr.··Mr. Robert Gronkowski··Housing Opportunities Made Equal(HOME)··Mr. and Mrs. Frederic K. Houston··Mr. Philip H. Hubbell··Hunt Charitable Foundation··Estate of H. Reed Hunt··Tom and Martha Hyde··Immanuel United Methodist Church··Irr Supply Centers, Inc.··Mr. William R. Irr··Luke and Danielle Jacobs··Dr. and Mrs. D. Bruce Johnstone··Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Jolly··Joy Family Foundation··Bill and Anne Joyce··June M. Farrington Charitable Trust··Dr. Richard T. and Dr. Barbara Jurasek··Just Pizza Inc.··Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Kahn··Kaleida Health··Key Bank Foundation··Lawley Service Inc.··Mr. and Mrs. Daniel S. Lewis··Lewiston Porter Alumni Association··Mr. Angelo Liberatore··The Long Firm LLP··M&T Charitable Foundation··Estate of Norman E. Mack··Magavern Pool, Inc.··Mr. and Mrs. James Marean··Mr. Sam Magavern andMs. Monica AngleCommunity Foundation donor andCultures of Giving Legacy Intiative(CGLI) Council Member, Dr. Joan Yang,speaks to audience members at a CGLIcultivation event.··The Marks Family Foundation··Ms. Ruth Mathews··Gerard and Barbara Mazurkiewicz··Medina Sandstone Society, Inc.··Millington Lockwood··Jock and Betsy Mitchell··Moog, Inc.··Gary L. Mucci, Esq.··Ms. Mary Murphy··Mr. Kenneth Myszka··National Black MBA Association, Inc.WNY Chapter··Dr. and Mrs. Harry S. Newman··Dr. and Mrs. David P. Nichols··The John R. Oishei Foundation··Alphonso and Marcia O’Neil-White··Orthopedic Surgery, P.C.··Mr. James R. Owen··Parents Association for HearingHandicapped Children of WNY··The Park School of Buffalo··Mr. Dean Pavlakis58 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Annual Report 2012 | 59


Katie and Jake Schneider, Community Foundation Donors and 21 st Century Fundmembers, at the 21 st Century Fund Final Vote event.··Estate of J. Warren Perry··Phillips Lytle LLP··Mr. and Mrs. Rob Plunkett··Public Relations Society of America··Ms. Alicia A. Quinones··Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Reagan··Mr. Wayne R. Reilly··Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Reinhardt··Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Rich, Jr.··Mr. Robert Rich III··Mr. and Mrs. David Rogers··Dr. and Mrs. Louis Rosati··Dr. Anne L. Saldanha··Mr. Lou Santiago··Mr. and Mrs. Alan K. Scheff··Mr. and Mrs. Hyman M. Scheff··Mr. and Mrs. Jake Schneider··The Norman A. Schoell CharitableFoundation, Inc.··Estate of Jacob F. andWilma S. Schoellkopf··Mr. and Mrs. Gary Schwartz··Hugh B. Scott··Seneca Holdings, LLC··Shawangunk Runners··Mrs. Brenda K. Shelton··Mr. Mark Sidebottom··Simple Gifts Fund··Mr. Robert Skerker··Ms. Karen Lee Spaulding··Ms. Rosemarie C. Steeb, C.P.A.··Dr. Richard Stockton, Jr.··Mrs. Ruth V. Stockton··Michael and Marsha Joy Sullivan··Steve and Nicole Swift··Ronald and Margaret Talboys··Mr. Edwin O. Tilton··Richard Tobe and Susan Bring Tobe··Estate of Elinor Townsend··Brian* and Martha Townson··Dr. Francisco and Janet Vasquez··Dr. and Mrs. John Wadsworth··Ms. Catherine A. Walker··Walsh Duffield Insurance··Mrs. Lisa Walsh··Estate of William B. Walsh··John A. & Mary Clare WardFamily Foundation··Wegmans··Mr. Peter A. Weinmann andMrs. Amelida Ortiz-Weinmann··The Weissman Family Foundation··The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation··Western New York Foundation··WNY Public Broadcasting··Mr. James J. Wilder··Mr. John M. Wilder··Estate of Walter Wiles··Friends of the Wilson Library··Wayne & Janet Wisbaum··Mr. Charles E. Wright andMs. Lina Marie Voutour··Dr. Joan Yang··Mr. and Mrs. David M. Zebro··Zeron Foundation* DeceasedPast Chairs of theCommunity Foundation Board··Jacob F. Schoellkopf 1919–1922··Frank B. Baird 1922–1923··Jacob G. Joseph 1923–1927··Oliver Cabana, Jr. 1927–1933··George F. Rand 1933–1942··Edward H. Letchworth, Esq. 1942–1958··Charles H. Diefendorf 1958–1966··J.F. Schoellkopf IV 1966–1969··Charles H. Diefendorf 1970–1971··George C. Letchworth 1971–1973··Howard T. Saperston, Sr. 1973–1975··Robert I. Millonzi, Esq. 1975–1977··Adelbert Fleischmann, Esq. 1977–1978··Mrs. C. Taylor Wettlaufer 1978–1980··Irvine J. Kittinger, Jr. 1980–1981··Mrs. George D. Unger 1981–1985··Philip M. Marshall, Esq. 1985–1987··Edwin Polokoff 1987–1989··Richard B. McCormick 1989–1991··Mrs. Warren W. Lane 1991–1993··Ronald J. Anthony 1993–1994··John T. Smythe 1994–1995··James B. Denman, Esq. 1995–1996··Gordon R. Gross, Esq. 1997–1998··Holly A. Donaldson 1999–2000··Ruth D. Bryant 2001–2002··Joseph F. Crangle 2003–2003··Robert D. Gioia 2004–2006··Joseph J. Castiglia 2007–2008··Andrew J. Rudnick, Ph.D. 2009–2010Past ExecutiveDirectors/Presidents/CEOs··Dr. Frances Hollingshead 1920–1932··Sara Kerr 1932–1940, 1941–1947··Lars S. Potter 1940–1941··Daniel W. Streeter 1947–1963··Carlton P. Cooke 1963–1969··Charles E. Stewart 1970–1979··William L. Van Schoonhoven 1979–1996··Gail Johnstone 1997–200760 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Annual Report 2012 | 61


1.2.4.5.6.CommunityFoundation2012 BoardMembers3.7.8.1. Gayle L. Eagan, Esq., Secretary2. Danis J. Gehl, Ph.D.3. Anne Saldanha, M.D.4. Alphonso O’Neil-White, Chair5. Charles Balbach9.10. 11.12.13.6. Cindy Abbott Letro7. Marsha Joy Sullivan, Vice Chair8. Gerard Mazurkiewicz, C.P.A., Treasurer9. Gary L. Mucci, Esq.10. Jock Mitchell, Vice Chair11. Jennifer J. Parker, J.D.12. John Walsh III13. James Biltekoff14. William Joyce14. 15.16. 17.18.15. Francisco Vasquez, Ph.D.16. Hugh B. Scott, Vice Chair17. Mary Murphy18. Ross Eckert19. Tim Kibler20. Richard Stockton, Ph.D.21. Valerie DeBerry19.20.21.62 | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Annual Report 2012 | 63


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