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Gifts From The Heart: Stories of Giving in Western

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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 was 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

Selective Staffing Solutions


Welcome to our newest Chapter members:

John Alduino - Kidney Foundation of Western New York

Timothy Boling - Compeer

Elizabeth Cardamone - Empower

Maryellen Carlo - Career Partners

Elaine Duquette

Kaelyn Gates - American Lung Association

Bryanna Gwitt - Hunter's Hope Foundation

Quinn Moeller - Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Devon Pettygrove - Cradle Beach

Michael Pietkiewicz - Erie Community College Foundation

Ezra Rich - ENR Consulting

Kelly Sheldon - WNED | WBFO

Lindsay Thomas - WNED | WBFO


Banner Photography by James Klein     

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