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National Philanthropy Day:

Thank you for celebrating the best in WNY philanthropy with us!

National Philanthropy Day 2017

On Wednesday, November 15th, more than 400 people from across Western New York came together to help the AFP-WNY Chapter recognize our 30th year of celebrating National Philanthropy Day.


 Salvatore's Italian Gardens hosted us for a beautiful program to honor the exceptional accomplishments of our 2017 awardees:


 Outstanding Philanthropists:
The Garvey Family, founders of Kevin Guest House

 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser:
Cynthia Schwartz

 Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation:
Bison Children’s Scholarship Fund

 Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation:
Modern Corporation

 Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business (25 employees or less):
Sinatra & Co. Real Estate

 Outstanding Philanthropic Media:
Janet Snyder & Nicholas Picholas of Kiss 98.5 Radio

 Outstanding Young Philanthropist (18 years of age or younger):
Mason Wille

 AFP WNY Chapter 2017 Rising Star:
Kate Heidinger


the 2017 National Philanthropy Day celebration is Presented by Russell J. Salvatore

Russell's and Salvatore's Grand Hotel


Patron Sponsors:

 Erie Community College Foundation Kiss 98.5 Radio


Supporting Sponsors:

 Alexandria Professional

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Welcome to our newest Chapter members:

Austin Byrd - University at Buffalo

Dan Wiles, BS - KenTon Meals on Wheels

Danielle Heferle - Child/Family Svcs, Haven House

Laurie Jones-Prinzel - Dmitri House, Inc.

Robert Van Wicklin - St. Bonaventure University

Rachel Voelkle-Kuhlmann - Evergreen Health

Tracy Reed - Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart

Miata Wright - Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME)

Kelly Kinderman, MS - CSDD


Banner Photography by James Klein     

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