DEAR FRIENDS, BENEFACTORS, SUPPORTERS AND FELLOW DIRECTORS,
Happy Holidays from the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation!
As the second and final year of my term as President of the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation (BRF) winds down, I can say that the Foundation is thriving and poised to continue to move Buffalo Forward. The past year’s grant appropriation process was one of the most difficult in recent years, as we received over 40 grant requests for approximately $350,000 in funding.
We held record luncheon and golf events that will benefit Western New York charities in 2014 as a result of the tireless efforts by both committees. The Foundation focused on four core areas during 2013: education, cultural art and tourism, veterans and outreach. We continue striving to provide those organizations in need with funding to complete vital projects.
I’d like to take this time to thank all of our sponsors who supported our events in 2013, and ensure you that every dollar raised is re-circulated back into our Western New York community. Enjoy the holidays!
EUGENE G. KERSHNER PRESIDENT