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Welcome to the Western New York Chapter!

Our Popular Luncheon Series Kicks-Off 9/20


NEW SEASON, NEW LOCATION: Hyatt Place, Buffalo/Amherst - 5020 Main St.

First Session of the Fall Season is Wednesday, September 20th

"Annual Fundraising Plans Made Easy"
with Jeff Bagel, CFRE; AFP-WNY Chapter President

See full details and register HERE

National Philanthropy Day Winners Announced!

We are proud to announce the 2017 Philanthropy Award Winners! AFP-WNY Chapter offers our heartfelt congratulations to the following awardees, who will be honored at AFP WNY’s annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon, presented by Russell J. Salvatore, on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens:

 Outstanding Philanthropist:
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


Join Us As We Celebrate 30 Years of NPD!National Philanthropy Day 2017

Reserve your seats and tables HERE and join us for our 30th anniversary of celebrating the best of local philanthropy.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

11:30am registration
12:00pm lunch and program

Salvatore's Italian Gardens
6461 Transit Rd, Depew, NY



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

Russell's and Salvatore's Grand Hotel


Patron Sponsor:

 Erie Community College Foundation


Supporting Sponsor: Alexandria Professional


Celebrate with us! Click to reserve your seats and tables today.

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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