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  • APPLY NOW for the I.D.E.A. Scholarship!

    We are pleased to announce we are accepting applications for our chapter’s first I.D.E.A. Scholarship. Please share this scholarship program news within your circles and, where possible, outside your circles and encourage or refer candidates (there’s prize for the referring member if your candidate is chosen!).

    The deadline for submission is March 15 this year. 


    If you have any questions, please contact the IDEA Committee co-chairs:
    Danielle White at WhiteDM@alfredstate.edu
    or Karen Buchheit at karen@cattfoundation.org
  • Congratulations to the 2019 Philanthropy Award Winners!

    AFP WNY Chapter is proud to announce the
    2019 Philanthropy Award Winners.
    The following awardees will be honored at our annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon,
    presented by Russell J. Salvatore,
    on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Salvatore's Italian Gardens.  

    2019 AFP WNY Chapter Rising Star:
    Kelly Campbell

    Outstanding Philanthropist:
    Wayne Wisbaum, Esq.,posthumous
    Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser:
    Dr. John Bodkin
    Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation:
    Patrick P. Lee Foundation
    Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation:
    BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York
    Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business:
    (25 employees or less)
    26 Shirts
    Outstanding Philanthropic Media:
    Buffalo Spree
    Outstanding Young Philanthropist:
    (18 years of age or younger)
    Olivia Larson

    Please join us on Wednesday, November 13th as 
    the AFP WNY Chapter recognizes our 32nd year 
    of celebrating National Philanthropy Day!

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