Testimonials

“I think one of the great advantages of working with the Community Foundation is centralizing an individual’s ability to fund their charitable giving. The Community Foundation helps both in the mechanics and in the ability to provide information that will help these individuals clarify their donative intent, in addition to taking on the administrative work.” 

– Cathy Wettlaufer, Esq.
Partner, Barclay Damon

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“I greatly appreciate the honesty, flexibility, and creativity that the Community Foundation brings to clients who may be unsure about how to approach charitable giving.”

– Sarah Fenster, Esq.
Partner, Fenster, Lewis  & Good, LLC

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patrick emmerling. professionla advisors. community foundation for greater buffalo. “For me, the Community Foundation is a valuable partner to which I can refer clients when they have charitable intentions but aren’t sure how to fulfill them. I know they will get sound advice.”

– Patrick L. Emmerling, Esq.
Partner, Bond, Schoeneck & King Attorneys


“I have been working with the Community Foundation for several years now and I have found the team to be a great resource for any charitable issue or questions that my clients have. From transitioning private family foundations from generation to generation to helping a client focus their giving on areas of interest, the team is responsive and easy to work with. Plus, the Community Foundation has an impressive investment advisory approach.”

– Teresa M. Majors, CPA
Partner, Dopkins & Company, LLP


“I became acquainted with the Community Foundation when I first started practicing trust and estate law in Buffalo. Over the years, I have learned a lot more about the Community Foundation and what is has to offer my clients when it comes to making the most of their generosity. It has been an educational and uplifting experience for me and I feel confident that the Community Foundation uses the funds entrusted to them to do good in our community and beyond. It is a full partnership with both of us working together to get things done for my clients.”

– David J. Luzon, Esq.
Partner, Barclay Damon


“For clients who wish to leave a charitable legacy, the Foundation is a great resource and partner.”

– Elizabeth R. Hulley, CFP
First Vice President, Investments, The Hulley Reynolds Nicholson Group of Raymond James