Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Elizabeth Conant

“I would like to be remembered as someone who contributed to the process of making Buffalo a better place and the Community Foundation has been instrumental in offering ways for me to do that.”


Born in Brooklyn and schooled in New England, Elizabeth “Babs” Conant now calls Western New York her home, and gives generously to her adopted community through the Community Foundation. One advantage she found in working with the Foundation is the ability to donate property and have the proceeds from its sale fund her charitable giving. “Donating property to the Community Foundation rendered moot all sorts of things like capital gains taxes. The Foundation, then, sold it—and I was able to recommend that proceeds from the sale be granted to the charitable organizations I care about, including the Community Foundation itself. So, it was a win, win, win.”

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