Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative (CGLI)

What can our communities do to connect youth of color to the area's revitalized economy?

In 2015, the CGLI will conduct research to answer this question in order to increase philanthropy within and for Western New York communities of color. Stay tuned! We will post more information as this campaign develops.

Latest News

February 6, 2015
GM Tonawanda Engine Plant Presentation to CGLI Students at the Auto Show
Buffalo Business First Reporter, David Bertola features a story on the CGLI's recent Success Looks Like Me® program with General Motors Tonawanda Engine Plant at the 2015 Buffalo Auto Show. Click here to read: Word Getting Out on Success Looks Like Me Program.

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!

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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