Buffalo Renaissance Foundation

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 […]

Buffalo Renaissance Foundation Sculptural Art Initiative

March | 2017

REQUEST For PROPOSAL (RFP)   Buffalo Renaissance Foundation Sculptural Art Initiative The “Spirit of Buffalo” Sculpture Series   Richardson Olmsted Complex The “Spirit of Community”   INTRODUCTION The Buffalo Renaissance Foundation, the Richardson Center Corporation, Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center, and the (Lipsey) Buffalo Architecture Center are collaborating on the installation of a contemporary […]

Winter 2017 Newsletter

March | 2017

DEAR FRIENDS, BENEFACTORS, SUPPORTERS AND FELLOW DIRECTORS,   As we head into 2017, the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation continues to lead by example with its continuing sculpture art series, its commitment to the new Oshei Women and Children’s Hospital and our newest endeavor, spearheading the USS Little Rock commissioning ceremony planned for Canalside on the Buffalo […]

Spring 2016 Newsletter

April | 2016

Montante named 24th President of the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation   In January at the Board’s Annual Meeting, Michael J. Montante, Vice President of Uniland Development Company was named the 24th President of the Foundation. Montante has served as Chair of the Appropriations Committee for many years and as Vice President to outgoing President James F. […]

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 […]

Annual Holiday Outreach Program

January | 2016

Each year the BRF Directors and their families get together for the holidays to help those in need. This year we assembled at St. Luke’s for our Annual Holiday Outreach Program.  

8th Annual Veteran’s Scholarship Luncheon

November | 2015

The Eighth Annual Veteran’s Scholarship Luncheon was considered an overwhelming success on Friday. A record attendance of over 120 people were educated on what will be an historical November 2016 when the commissioning of the new USS Little Rock will take place in Buffalo at Canalside. Guests were treated to a presentation by the ships […]