DEAR FRIENDS, BENEFACTORS, SUPPORTERS AND FELLOW DIRECTORS,
As we wind down the second half of my first year as President of the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation (BRF), I couldn’t be more proud of the way our directors have responded over the past 12 months.
We held record luncheon and golf events that will benefit Western New York charities in the coming year based on the positive outcomes of these signature events. We continue to provide those organizations in need with funding to complete vital projects. Our focus on educational programs, specifically mentoring, shined through in our 2012 grant appropriations process and is evidenced by our 2012 luncheon beneficiary, the Mentoring Matters Program run by First Niagara. We continue to strive to move Buffalo Forward and I’d like to take this time to thank all of our sponsors who supported our events in 2012, and ensure you that every dollar raised will end up back in our Western New York community.
EUGENE G. KERSHNER PRESIDENT