3rd Annual Friend Raiser Builds Foundation and Friends
Friends of Community Services, corporate sponsors and
their employees gathered at the Buffalo waterfront’s
popular Templeton Landing for the 3rd Annual
Community Services Support Foundation’s
Friend Raiser on Thursday, September 12th. The
cocktail hour event showed how funds donated to
the Foundation are used and the sorts of things that they
do for the people that Community Services supports.
Michelle Zangerle and Carlton Jackson spoke
about how their 2012 mini-grant helped to fund
the creation of a soda vending machine opportunity.
The Pre-employment Experiences = Prepared
Successful Individuals (P.E.P.S.I.) project successfully
completed its first year and is actually expanding
to other locations with new machines. Michelle
submitted the grant application, worked to bring
the program into reality with Carlton working
alongside from the beginning.
This year’s Community Services Support Foundation Mini-
Grants seek to help Community Services departments
and staff create and enhance opportunities for the
people that Community Services supports. The
2013 mini-grant awards are listed at the right.
Thanks to everyone that came to our 3rd Annual
Friend Raiser. What a great night! Thanks to all of the
sponsors including Tops Markets, ParkviewHealth
Services, Brown and Brown Insurance, Independent
Health, Dopkins & Company Accountants, West-Herr
Automotive Group, Bison Fleet Specialists, William L.
Long Associates Architects, Bouvier Partnership, LLC
Attorneys, Key Bank, Walsh insurance, Philadelphia
Insurance and Calamar Builders and Developers.
We’ve been hearing good things and we’re glad
that everyone had a good time. See you at our
25th Gala next year!