Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

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

November 11, 2014
CGLI Returns from Detroit!
Buffalo News Columnist, Emma Sapong features the CGLI's recent Success Looks Like Me® to Detroit, Michigan General Motors headquarters trip. In case you missed it, click here to read: Program Helps City Students to Dream Big.

October 16, 2014
UB Distinguished Speakers Series - Wes Moore
The CGLI and a group of Buffalo students attended the 28th Annual UB Distinguished Speakers Series to hear from Wes Moore - Youth Advocate, Army Combat Veteran, and Bestselling Author of "The Other Wes Moore." Thank you, Mr. Moore!
Click here to see photos from the event.

September 16, 2014
The "Help Us Connect" Campaign
The CGLI's "Help Us Connect" campaign began earlier this month. All support will help us reach our goal that continues to provide access and opportunities to youth of color in Western New York. Make a donation to the campaign today!
Click here for more information.

July 3, 2014
The CGLI is back from Washington DC!
We have returned from another exciting week in Washington DC for the Close Up Educational Programs. Our youth had the opportunity to visit national monuments and speak with national government officials. Many thanks to Southwest Airlines for their continued support and sponsorship of this year's trip.
Click here to check out photos from the trip!

April 1, 2014
CGLI featured in Buffalo Spree Magazine!
Thank you to Buffalo Spree Magazine and freelance writer 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 MeĀ® 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?

Contact Us

For more information on the Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative, contact CGLI Director, Landrum Beard by email at or at (716) 852-2857 ext. 231.

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