On November 5, 2020, the Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative (CGLI) hosted its 2020 Pay It Forward Awards. We are so proud of the 2020 honorees – Zandra Cunningham, Tommy McClam, Daniel Robertson, Renee Mapp, and Marilyn Young. They exemplify the mission of CGLI – which is to cultivate positive change in the lives of trailblazing youth of color in Western New York.
If you missed the celebration, or if you want to see it again, click on the video below:
The Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative® (CGLI), a fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, recognizes the importance of endowment-building as a sustainable means of inspiring philanthropy for and within communities of color. CGLI Council Members all share a desire to “pay it forward” in honor of those who helped them succeed by creating a legacy of success that will encourage collective giving to support positive change in the lives of youth of color living in low-income communities.
The mission of the CGLI is to cultivate positive change in the lives of trailblazing youth of color living within Western New York. CGLI accomplishes this mission via endowment building, engaging strategic partners and intentional community connections.
1. Provide an endowed vehicle for collaborative grantmaking;
2. Inspire philanthropy within and for communities of color in Western New York;
3. Cultivate the next generation of philanthropists of color; and
4. Create positive change in the lives of trailblazing youth of color.
To learn more about CGLI or any of its initiatives below, please call (716) 852-2857 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.