Legacy Society

Bette and John Hulley have generously supported our community for years, including through John’s work as a master craftsman on restoration projects like the Darwin Martin House. When it came time to plan their legacy, they selected the Community Foundation. Bette, a certified financial planner, has referred several long-standing clients to the Community Foundation and knew it was the right partner to ensure that the community they cared for during their lives would be supported in their names forever.


Managing the charitable legacies of generous individuals is central to the work of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. The Community Foundation Legacy Society was created in 1999 to acknowledge those individuals who have committed to supporting the community in the future through a planned gift. According to their specific directions, the Community Foundation will support the organizations, issues and communities these individuals care about, in their names, forever, in Western New York and beyond. 

Making arrangements for your charitable legacy is a simple process and we are here to help. If you are interested in supporting the community beyond your lifetime, please contact the Giving Strategies team at (716) 852-2857.


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Richard B. Adams

Robert A. & Ruth E. Allen*

Mr. & Mrs. H. John Angelbeck

Mr. Lawrence Appleby*

Mr. & Mrs. C. Dixon Arrick*

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen C. Ash

Jeff Bagel and Maryalice Nowak

Mr. Charles E. Balbach

Allene C. Barans

Henry & Susan Beamer

Thomas R. & Judy* Beecher

Ms. Dianne Bennett
& Mr. William Graebner

Mr. Harry J. Beu*

Dr. Mary H. Botsford*

Mr. James A. Bourne

Mr. Richard W. Bowen*

John F. Briggs

Ms. Mary L. Brink

Mr. & Mrs. Gary M. Brost

Jean M. Brown*

Keirn C. Brown Sr.*

Mr. & Mrs. Henry W. Bruner

Ruth D. Bryant

Mr.* & Mrs. Charles Burdette

Jane & Jerry Burzynski

Michael & Glenys Butler*

Mr. Lewis Buttery

Martha Buyer, Esq.

Mrs. Helen M. Callan*

Mr. John M. Callan

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Cardamone

Leslie Carraway & B.J.* Verts

Mr. Paul Carroll

Joanne Castellani
& Michael Andriaccio

Jerry* and Barbara Castiglia

Dr. Irwin H. Cheskin*
& Mr. Edward Koryl

Ms. Mary E. Clemesha*

Robert & Patricia Colby*

Robert T.* & Sylvia R. Coles

Carmela M. & Anthony*
J. Colucci Jr.

Elizabeth B. Conant, Ph.D.*
& Camille Cox

Mrs. James L. Crane Jr.*

Ms. Beuline Crawford*

Ms. C. Elizabeth Crump

Mrs. Wilma T. Csont*

Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Cyran*

Mr. & Mrs. Matthew J. Czajka

Eleanor C. Daigler

Chet & Delight Dann*

Ms. Elizabeth Deichman*

Ms. Sandra Demus

Miss Virginia Deuel*

Larry R. & Sheila Drake

Judith & Alan Duchan

Ross & Mary Alice Eckert

Dr. Kenneth H. Sr.
& Marjorie B. Eckhert*

Mr. Robert J. Ellis

Miss June M. Farrington*

Miss Ruth Farrington*

Mr. Worth Farrington*

Mrs. Dorothy T. Ferguson

Dr. Edward A. Fial*

Ms. Anne Catt Filer*

Max* & Shirley Fischer

Dr. Mildred J. Fischle*

Paula C. Flynn

Mr. Bob Fortenbaugh

Ms. Carol A. Fowler

Jean S. Frederick

Mr. Fred* & Mrs. Fay Friedman

Dennis J. Galucki

Mr. Andrew C. Giarrizzo

Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Gioia

Mr. Kevin K. Gluc

Barbara Goldman & Linda Banas

Barbara Ina Goldstein

Aimee Gomlak

Jane Taylor Goraj*

Dr. Susan P. Graham
& Dr. Jon C. Kucera

Gordon & Gretchen Gross*

John Gucwa and William Majuk

Mr. Michael Hamann

Thomas J. Hanifin*

Mr. Daniel E. Hannah

Mr. Hans Heckelman

Ms. Marsha S. Henderson

Ms. Alice B. Hilborn

Ms. Judith A. Hirsch

Mr. & Mrs. L. Nelson Hopkins Jr.*

Mary Louise Hopkins*

Phillip & Jayne* Hubbell

John & Bette Hulley

Mr. & Mrs. H. Reed Hunt*

Rev. Dr. Leona M. Irsch

Gail & Bruce Johnstone

Mr.* & Mrs. A. David Jones

Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey D. Kashin

Ms. Jane B. Kinkead*

Mr. & Mrs. Irvine J. Kittinger Jr.*

Mr. & Mrs. George F. Koch

Dr. Kenneth A. Krackow

Bruce A. Kratzenberg*

Leonard H. & Sylvia J. Kratzke

Rev. & Mrs. Warren W. Lane*

Mr. Harry H. Lang Jr.*

Mr. Frank P. Langley Jr.*

Wilfred & Joan Larson*

Mrs. Margaretha Lawrence*

Mr. Almon E. Leach*

Mr. & Mrs. Julian
& Barbara Leggett

Gerald A. & Barbara E. Lipa

Philip C. Lombardo*

Ms. Jo Ann Long*

Mrs. William F. Long*

Jean Maday

Ruth Mathews

Charles* & Cara Matteliano

Dr. Keith F.* & Mary E. McBride

David E. & Andrea J. McGeein

Sheldon E. Merritt
& Anne S. Merritt

Mr. Ronald V.
& Kathleen A. Metzger

Lois M. Meyer

Karin Michelson & Russell Deer

Barbara D. Mierzwa

Mary Ann Milak-Young

Jock & Betsy Mitchell

Mrs. Kathleen Modd

Richard E. Moot, Esq.*

Ms. Albertine K. Moran*

Mr. John J. Myers, Jr.

Mr. Robert North Jr.*

James R. Owen

Jane M. Pattison

Mr. Donald A. Pause*

Lois & Thomas Pause

C. Jane Pendergast

Dr. Charles D. Perry*

J. Warren Perry, Ph.D., D.Sc.*

Mr. Arlan Peters
& Mr. Dominick T. DeFillippo

Mrs. Barbara Pickburn*

Edwin & Georgina Polokoff

Mr. & Mrs. Braman Pomeroy*

Becky M. Powell

Jayne K. Rand

Ms. Dorothy Rapp

Mr. Alfred H. Rasp

Gerald F. & Karen Reger

Mrs. Lynn Robillard

Alexandra Romanczuk

Mr. & Mrs. Arthur H. Rosche*

Ms. Doris F. Rosen

Dr. Andrew J. Rudnick

Ms. Geraldine N. Ryder

Mr. & Mrs.* James M. Sampson

Carmelo Scaccia

Mr. Robert A. Scharf
& Dr. Lawrence Van Heusen

Dr. Gilbert Schulenberg

Ms. Melba Y. Seibold*

Mr. & Mrs. Henry B. Sheets Jr.*

Mary B. Sippel*

Mr. & Mrs. Michael S. Smith

A. Warren & Gretchen L. Smith Jr.*

Ms. Susan M. Spadinger

Rosemarie C. Steeb*

Richard A. & Ruth V. Stockton*

Dr. Richard A. Stockton Jr.

Mr. Franz T. Stone*

Cheryl S. Strub

Father F. Norman Sullivan*

Mr. Peter W. Swanson Jr.*

Dr. Walter* & Jeanie M. Sy

Stanley A.* & Sharon K. Tirrell

Mr. William Townsend*

Mr. Charles L. Van Arsdale*

Mr. William L. Van Schoonhoven*

Mr. Steven Vathy and Ms. Leslie Fox

Mr. Raymond C.
& Ms. Sheila M. Vaughan

James & Michal Wadsworth

Dr. & Mrs. John M. Wadsworth*

Ms. Carol A. Wagner

Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Wagner*

Ms. Karen E. Waible

Emily W. Wettlaufer

Mr. & Mrs. Christopher J. Whiteford

Tom and Diana Witkowski

Mr. Jay Wopperer
& Ms. Linda Schmieder

Mr. Charles E. Wright

David & Susan* Zebro

Mr. Eddie Zewin* & Mrs. Christine Zewin

Barbara M. Ziegler

*deceased