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National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day
National Philanthropy Day is a celebration of benevolent donations of time, talent and treasure that acknowledges individuals and organizations whose lifetime or long-term achievements have made a significant impact on the WNY community.

On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017, nearly 500 members of the WNY community will gather for a beautiful luncheon event to celebrate and honor the remarkable work of our 2017 Philanthropy Award Winners.


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


11:30 a.m. registration
12:00 to 1:30 p.m. lunch and program


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

Selective Staffing Solutions

We are proud to honor our 2017 Philanthropy Award Winners:


  • 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 & Company 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 Rising Star: Kate Heidinger


Reserve your seats and tables to join us on November 15th:


To reserve between one and nine seats, please use this option.

  • Enter the name and email of the first attendee
  • "Add to cart"
  • Opt to "continue shopping"
  • Enter the name and email of the next attendee, and so on.
Individual Seat at 11/15 Luncheon
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After completing your transaction, please email your list of attendee's full names to no later than Friday, November 3rd.

Reserve your Table for Ten
Organization/Group Name:
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Distinguished Honoree Program

The 2017 Distinguished Honoree submission period has closed. We hope that you will consider recognizing an honoree in 2018.


Event Sponsorship and Program Book

The 2017 sponsorship and program book ad submission period has closed. Thank you for your interest; please consider supporting National Philanthropy Day in 2018.

To pay for existing sponsorship or program book ad commitments by credit/debit card, please call the WNY Chapter Office at 716-887-2655.



View 2016 event photos by Nancy Parisi.

Click here for 2015 coverage from WKBW.

Click here for 2015 coverage from WGRZ.