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Join us to Celebrate Philanthropy in WNY:

National Philanthropy Day, November 14th

National Philanthropy Day

Reserve your tables and seats HERE to join us at our luncheon event to celebrate National Philanthropy Day, presented by Russell J. Salvatore, on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens.

We will honor the following 2018 Awardees:

 Outstanding Philanthropist:
Pamela Jacobs Vogt

 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser:
E. Fink

 Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation:
The 11 Day Power Play Foundation

 Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation:
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

 Outstanding Small Business (100 employees or less):
Interior Design Association of WNY

 Outstanding Philanthropic Media:
Zenger Group

 Outstanding Young Philanthropist (18 years of age or younger):
Anderson Pleasants

 Earle Hannel Outstanding Fundraising Executive:
Adair M. Saviola

Come together with nearly 500 people from across Western New York to help us recognize our 31st year of celebrating National Philanthropy Day.

Click here for details about this special annual event, to reserve your seats, tables, sponsorships and program book ads for the 2018 celebration.

2018 National Philanthropy Day celebration is presented by Russell J. Salvatore

Russell's and Salvatore's Grand Hotel



Gifts From The Heart: Stories of Giving in Western

Missed Gifts from the Heart when it aired on WBBZ?

You can watch it anytime, HERE.

Welcome to our newest Chapter members:

Jodie Antoniadis, American Red Cross

Sarah Bachwitz, Empower Camp

Kyle Donaldson, YMCA Buffalo Niagara

Shatorah Donovan, Center for Elder Law and Justice

Megan Hahin, Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

Greer Hamilton, Mobile Safety-Net Team

Mario Hicks, Buffalo State College

Jillian Johnson, Veterans One-Stop Center of WNY

Amy Johnson, Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences

Moira Lewis, Elmwood Franklin School

Elizabeth Marks

Magdalena Nichols, Jericho Road Community Health Center

Juliana Teibel, Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County




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