Just Buffalo Donors

Just Buffalo Literary Center could not survive without the support of donors. Thanks to the generosity of the following, Just Buffalo has risen to the top, earning national recognition as one of the leading literary centers in the nation. Our deepest gratitude is extended to everyone listed here.

Literary Leadership Circle

Gifts Over 3 Years (As of June 30, 2015)

President’s Circle ($30,000+)
  • Allan and Melissa Baumgart*
  • Corinne and Victor Rice*^
  • Anne and Dave Taylor*
Platinum ($22,500)
  • Paul A. Battaglia*^
Gold ($15,000)
  • Mark Chason and Mariana Botero Chason*
  • Adele and George DeTitta*
Silver ($10,000)
  • Dianne Bennett and William Graebner*^
  • Susan A. Mann Dolce and in loving memory of Frank Dolce*
  • Miriam and Peter Dow*
  • Mary E. Farallo*^
  • Friends of Just Buffalo*
$7,500
  • Patrick Long and Sandra Block, M.D.*
  • Kevin and Janet O’Leary*
  • Maria Scrivani and John Lipsitz*
  • Richard Schroeder, CFP®*
  • Tim Vukelic and Shelby Deck*
$5,000
  • Michael C. Angelucci*
  • Anonymous*
  • Jean Doerr and Dr. Robert Kaplan
  • Geri Grossman and in loving memory of Jimmie Gilliam*^
  • Thomas and Sharon Hewner*
  • Kris and Bill Marusza*
  • Jennifer Read in memory of M. Margaret Read*

2016-2017 Calendar Year Contributors

$50,000+
  • The John R. Oishei Foundation*
  • New York State Council on the Arts
  • Erie County Cultural Funding
  • Art Works/National Endowment for the Arts
  • WNY Regional Economic Development Council*
$25,000
  • Buffalo News (In-Kind Media Sponsorship)
  • Robert and Particia Colby Foundation*
  • The M&T Charitable Foundation*
  • The Western New York Foundation*
$10,000–$24,999
  • The Baird Foundation*
  • Buffalo & Erie County Public Library(In-Kind)
  • The Cameron & Jane Baird Foundation*
  • The Carlos & Elizabeth Heath Foundation*
  • The Mulroy Family Foundation*
  • The Library Foundation of Buffalo and Erie County*
  • Buffalo Spree (In-Kind Media Sponsorship)
  • Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
  • Robert J. & Martha B. Fierle Foundation*
  • Hodgson Russ LLP*
$5,000–$9,999
  • Adelman Research Group (In-Kind)
  • Anonymous Foundation*
  • Arts Services Initiative of Western New York
  • City of Buffalo
  • The Conable Family Foundation
  • Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Foundation
  • Evergreen Health Services*
  • Garman Family Foundation
  • Gillian M. McCain*
  • Ronald McDonald House*
$2,500–$4,999
  • Balbach Family Foundation*
  • Betty’s (In-Kind Sponsorship)
  • Children’s Foundation of Erie Co.*
  • Anne E. Conable
  • embraceWNY Board of Directors
  • Elsie P. & Lucius B. McCowan Private Charitable Foundation
  • Julian R. and Varue W. Oishei Foundation*
  • The Park School
  • Rigidized Metals Corporation
  • riverrun*
  • The Rylee Fund*
  • Try-It Distributing Inc
  • UB Department of English
  • UB Humanities Institute
$1,000–$2,499
  • Connie Arena*
  • Judy and Tom Beecher*
  • Jim and Mary Fran Derby*
  • embraceWNY Board of Directors
  • Caterine and Robert Gatewood
  • Jeffrey and Shelley Hirshberg*
  • Alice F. Jacobs
  • Janet Kaye and Dan Kushel*
  • Richard & Rita Lipsitz*^
  • Sam Magavern and Monica Angle*
  • Nichols School
  • Michael Parrish*
  • Penelope Prentice & James Grunebaum*
  • Simple Gifts Fund*
  • Sean Sullivan*

* JB40 Donor (Learn more »)
^ Creeley Society Member
Literary Leadership Circle Member

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