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Community Services Support Foundation

Enhancing our services by eliminating gaps in funding through events, mini-grants and more!

Mission
The Community Services Support Foundation secures financial resources and manages funds that support organizations, activities, and individuals that provide and improve services for individuals with developmental disabilities in Western New York. The Foundation accepts and administers gifts, donations, bequests, and grants on behalf of Community Services for Every1. We offer opportunities for donors to participate in the pursuit of service excellence, new services and new approaches that improve the quality of life of individuals with developmental disabilities.

Annual Events
Every year we celebrate the incredible accomplishments of the people served by Community Services for Every1. Mark your calendars for Monday, June 15th, 2020 for our 7th annual Golf Tournament, Chipping in for Community Services held at Wanakah Country Club. And stay tuned for more details on our upcoming Fall Fundraiser! We invite you to show your support for our Mission through: Corporate Sponsorships, Donations for Basket Raffles and Silent Auctions or simply Purchase a Ticket. (For more information visit our Events Page.)

 

Why We Were Established
The Community Services Support Foundation came into being in the spring of 2011 as the first formal foray of Community Services for Every1, Inc. into a sustained fundraising initiative. The Community Services Support Foundation, Inc. is incorporated as a New York State not-for-profit corporation and has received its 501(c)(3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service. The Foundation, while independent from Community Services, has been developed to address the challenge ahead for all agencies serving people with developmental disabilities in New York State.

Who Needs Our Support
Over 27,000 people in Western New York are directly affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities. While many are receiving caring services from not-for-profit agencies such as Community Services for Every1, and many more are receiving services directly from New York State, over 1,000 people remain on the NYS OPWDD waiting list for residential placements. Our agencies are overwhelmed by the demand for services at the same time that governmental support is being cut back. There are many more people today that are presenting with multiple service needs that include behavioral, vocational and complex medical requirements. The individuals served are getting older, on average, and that in itself presents significant challenges.

How to Give

Donate via Check – Send check payments to:

Community Services Support Foundation
180 Oak Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Donate online by clicking the button below.

Planned Giving:

  • Designate the Community Services Support Foundation as a beneficiary of a retirement plan.
  • Create a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust with Community Services Support Foundation as the beneficiary.
  • Donate a residence or other property to the Community Services Support Foundation.

These are a few examples of planned giving. To set up a planned giving account, please visit the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo’s website at www.cfgb.org

Foundation Board

Alexandra Wehr

Alexandra Wehr

Chairperson

Justin Johnston

Justin Johnston

Vice Chairperson

Scott B. Vahue

Scott B. Vahue

Treasurer

Mindy Cervoni

Mindy Cervoni

Secretary

Beth Aebly

Beth Aebly

Board Member

Stephen Mayo

Stephen Mayo

Board Member

Christyn Thibault

Christyn Thibault

Board Member

Robert O’Leary

Robert O’Leary

Board Member

Karen A. Silver

Karen A. Silver

Board Member

Carolin Soldo

Carolin Soldo

Board Member

LaToya Williams

LaToya Williams

Board Member