Buffalo, N.Y. – The Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative (CGLI), a fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, is pleased to announce that the nomination process for its Pay It Forward Awards is now open. These annual awards were created to recognize outstanding individuals or organizations that embody the CGLI’s mission of cultivating positive change in the lives of trailblazing youth of color living within Western New York.
Since 2012, dozens of individuals and organizations have been recognized for their efforts of consistently supporting youth of color in our community. Emphasis is placed on service to the community and educating the next generation, with a focus on showcasing community champions that reflect the multicultural and ethnic diversity of the CGLI mission.
The ideal candidate(s) will meet the following criteria:
- Significant achievement and recognition in creating positive change in the lives of trailblazing youth of color;
- Dedication to service to the community, civic affairs, and volunteerism outside of work;
- Demonstrated ongoing support for the CGLI and its mission.
The 2022 honoree was: Tiffany Lewis, Founder and CEO of Confident Girl Mentoring. You can see a full list of past honorees here.
Nominations should be submitted online and are due September 15, 2023. A link to the nomination form to the Pay It Forward Awards can be found at www.theCGLI.org.
Award winners will be honored at the annual Pay It Forward Awards on Thursday, November 2, 2023.
About the Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative
The Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative® (CGLI), a fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, exists to cultivate positive change in the lives of trailblazing youth of color living within Western New York. The CGLI works toward this mission through endowment building, engaging strategic partners, and intentional community connections. For additional information about the CGLI, please visit www.theCGLI.org.
About the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
For more than a century, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has enhanced and encouraged long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. A 501 (c)(3) organization, the Community Foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. Established in 1919, the Community Foundation has made the most of the generosity of individuals, families, foundations and organizations who entrust charitable assets to the Community Foundation’s care. Learn more at cfgb.org.