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Commissioning USS Little Rock (LCS 9) Set for Saturday, December 16, 2017

January | 2018

By adminabbeyOctober 18, 2017LCS 9 Journey, LCS Crew 109, LCS Program News   BUFFALO, NY – The future USS Little Rock LCS 9, one of the newest US Navy littoral combat ships (LCS), will make her way to Buffalo for an official Commissioning Ceremony on Saturday, December 16, 2017. A ship commissioning is an event […]

BRF unveils newest Sculptural Art piece

January | 2018

By Colin Dabkowski | Published Thu, Jan 4, 2018 | Buffalo News   Buffalo’s first major public artwork of the new year was debut Wednesday at the Richardson Olmsted Complex, adding a contemporary grace note to one of the city’s most impressive historic buildings.   The Spirit of Community, the latest in a series of […]

New USS Little Rock undergoing tests in advance of commissioning in Buffalo

December | 2017

By Michael Mroziak • WBFO News • Nov 11, 2016   This Veterans Day holiday, the contractor that has built what will soon become the new USS Little Rock is hoping to build excitement for what will be the first-ever commissioning of a Naval vessel next to its decommissioned counterpart.   Lockheed Martin is creating […]

Community Easter Egg Hunt

April | 2017

The Buffalo Renaissance Foundation hosted its first ever community Easter Egg Hunt. BRF Directors hid 6000 stuffed eggs throughout Buffalo’s Front Park on the West Side. The Easter Egg Hunt was open to all children 12 years of age and younger and prizes included bicycles, scooters and 3′ chocolate rabbits. The Buffalo Renaissance Foundation plans […]

At Bailey Green, an oasis emerges in neighborhood around Harmac Medical Products

March | 2016

By Mark Sommer Buffalo News, March 12, 2016   Pleas Starks Jr. walks a block and half to his job every workday, passing vacant lots and a boarded-up building amid the homes still standing in his East Side neighborhood. When Starks arrives at Harmac Medical Products, he works in a safe, clean factory on a […]

Summer 2015 Newsletter

October | 2015

DEAR FRIENDS, BENEFACTORS, SUPPORTERS AND FELLOW DIRECTORS,   Since 1981, the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation and its directors have been driven by a passion to move our community forward. 2015 is already underway as evidenced by the sold-out Spring Luncheon at the historic Kleinhan’s Music Hall, where we recognized Kim and Terry Pegula as our Renaissance […]

Apartments at The Hub | A Historic Adaptive Reuse Project

October | 2014

A video on the Apartments @ the HUB which features the BRF Spirit of Transportation Sculpture and thanks the BRF in the video’s credits.       Situated in the southeast corner of Downtown, the Apartments @ the Hub are uniquely positioned at the nexus of three major catalysts driving job growth and new development […]

The Rusk Report- WWKB 1520AM

October | 2012

Buffalo Renaissance Founder Jake Schneider and Past President David Pfalzgraf, Jr. interviewed on The Rusk Report and talk BRF.

Spirit of Life – Buffalo Rising

November | 2011

The sun is just beginning to warm the late morning air as a crowd gathers on the corner of High and Ellicott Streets. Amidst the embraces, handshakes and jovial conversations growing on this small corner of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, camera crews set up tripods and test equipment. They have all come to dedicate […]

Renaissance Backs Medical Campus

February | 2009

The Renaissance Fellowship Fund has been established to support internship programs at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus research institutions. The fund, a joint initiative of the medical campus, the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation and First Niagara, will support at least two Renaissance Fellows every summer with a minimum scholarship of $2,500 each. The first fellowships will […]