Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Giving for Generations

Dec 16, 2016 | Posted in News

Memories preserve the past and inspire a path for the future.

For the Vogt siblings, one memory that drives their family’s legacy of giving is that of their grandmother, Mary Regina Koessler, at her typewriter, diligently making note of the donations she would make to those in need. This legacy was solidified in 1989 with the creation of the Vogt Family Foundation, which was established with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their family business, Greater Buffalo Press.

To ensure that their parents’ legacy of giving is passed on to future generations, the Vogt siblings decided to transfer their family foundation to the Community Foundation. “We know our voices will be heard long after we are gone,” said Katie Schneider, the eldest of the Vogt siblings. “The Community Foundation will be here to tell our parents’ story so that their legacy and our memory of them lives on forever.”

Click here to read more about the Vogt Family Foundation.

Peter & Mary Lou Vogt with children (left to right) Tracy Tremblay, Annie McCune, Katie Schneider & Peter
Vogt circa 1964.

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