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Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative (CGLI)

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Mission: To increase philanthropy within and for Western New York Communities of Color. To create positive change in the lives of low-income youth of color via access to people, places and experiences that help them achieve positive life goals.


Latest News

April 1, 2014
CGLI featured in Buffalo Spree Magazine!
Thank you to Buffalo Spree Magazine and editor Gwen Ito for featuring the CGLI in this month's issue! In case you missed it, click here to read the "Connecting WNY Youth with Dreams for the Future."

February 7, 2014
"Success Looks Like Me" Role Model Event with General Motors
General Motors design executives speak to automotive program students at Burgard High School about various career options and opportunities in the automobile and engineering fields. The presentation was also live-streamed to other students within the Buffalo Public Schools. The executives were in Buffalo from Detroit for the Buffalo Auto Show.
Click here for the video recording of the event!
Click here to see photos from the event.

December 16, 2013
CGLI Challenge Grant Expires on Dec 31,2013
The CGLI has been the recipient of a generous challenge grant whereby it will receive $1 for every $3 it raises (up to $100,000) before 12/31/13. The CGLI has $38,260 left to raise by 12/31/13. We are close to our goal! Will you consider a donation today?

December 11, 2013
Celebration of Philanthropy and Pay it Forward Awards Ceremony Recap
On November 7 at WNED Studios, The CGLI held its annual signature event: The Power of Collective Giving and Pay it Forward Awards Ceremony. The CGLI is grateful to all of its sponsors, donors, and volunteers who made the event possible!
Click here to see photos from the event.
Click here to view the impact video that was streamed during the event.

October 10, 2013
CGLI in the Buffalo News!
Thank you to Buffalo News Columnist Rod Watson for featuring the CGLI in his weekly column! In case you missed it, click here to read: Multi-ethnic effort to "pay it forward."

October 4, 2013
Discovering the Roots of Philanthropy
On Friday, October 4, the 2013 inaugural class of EPC held a retreat: Discovering the Roots of Philanthropy at the Lodge at Woodlawn Beach State Park. Click here to learn more about the inspiring event!

October 3, 2013
"Success Looks Like Me" Role Model Event with Steve Finch
50 Buffalo Public School students traveled to the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant to hear from General Manager Steve Finch and a panel of GM Engineers. Click here to check out the coverage the event received in the Buffalo News and here to view photos from the event!

September 17, 2013
The Premier of People, Places and Experiences from Buffalo to Washington, DC
CGLI Youth revealed their Pay it Forward video to a packed house in September. Entitled "People, Places and Experiences from Buffalo to Washington, DC, the video detailed their weeklong civic engagement trip in their own words. The CGLI is proud of this very bright group! Click here to view the video and here to see event photos.

August, 13, 2013
CGLI Council Summer Cultivation Event
CGLI Council Members hosted a cultivation event on a beautiful summer afternoon in August for current and potential CGLI Donors. Click here to view photos from the event.

July 23, 2013
CGLI Youth "Paying it Forward"
Upon return from Washington DC, the CGLI youth are charged with “Pay it Forward” and sharing what they learned in Washington DC with their peers and their community. The youth collectively worked on a “Pay it Forward” Video project at Squeaky Wheel. Click here to see photos from the session! Stay tuned for the video reveal!

July 9, 2013
The CGLI is back from Washington DC!
We recently returned from an exciting week in Washington DC! Our youth visited everything from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial to the Smithsonian American History Museum, to the Embassy of Saudi Arabia -- and much more. Click here learn more and view photos from this life-changing trip.

June 18, 2013
Close Up Washington DC 2013
Click here to check out photos from the final orientation meeting held last night for our Close Up Class of 2013. In less than one week, we'll be in Washington DC! Thank you to all of our partners and supporters for making this amazing opportunity possible.

Monday, June 17, 2013
Best Wishes to our Youth Leadership Buffalo of Erie County 2013 Graduate!
Each year, the CGLI sponsors 1 local youth for Leadership Buffalo's Youth Leadership of Erie County Program as part of its Success Looks Like Me initiative. This year, the CGLI sponsored Nadierah Sanders, a senior at Oracle Charter School. We attended her graduation ceremony last Thursday. Click here to read more about our 2013 graduate! We wish her the best of luck in her endeavors!

June 10, 2013
Building our endowment, one gift at a time
The CGLI has received a generous gift in the amount of $12,000.00 to support its mission of building endowment to create positive change in the lives of low-income youth of color via access to people, places, and experiences. The CGLI has also received a generous challenge grant whereby it will receive $1 for every $3 it raises (up to $100,000) before December 31, 2013. Therefore, this generous gift has triggered a $4,000.00 matching grant.
The CGLI is extremely grateful to all of its supporters!

Contact Us

For more information on the Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative, contact the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo at (716) 852-2857.

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