BISON Fund Events

2018 Annual Celebration Luncheon

For 24 years, members of our community like you, have allowed BISON to assist over 31,349 low-income children attend schools of their choice via tuition assistance.  Supporting BISON is a great investment – perhaps the best investment you can make in our community. Educated communities tend to be healthier, more productive, and more stable. Buffalo’s future is dependent on our area’s young people. It is because of this that we believe BISON’s mission is as important as ever. We are especially grateful to our supporters who understand the importance of our mission.



12 PM – 1:15 PM

(Doors open at 11:30 am)

Buy your Sponsorship and/or Tickets Online  HERE:

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED to make the 2018 Luncheon a Success!

Sponsorships are available for the 2018 BISON Luncheon.  Sponsorships include attendance at the event, as well as advertisement in the Luncheon Program Book seen by over 1,000 people in the Western New York region.  More information can be found using the Sponsor Packet button below or by contacting Executive Director Amy E. Popadick at

Last year we welcomed over 1,000 BISON supporters and friends to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center for our Annual Celebration Luncheon. Through community generosity, we surpassed our original goal and had a record-setting year raising $325,000! Capitalizing on our matching program with the Children’s Scholarship Fund, we are able to grow the Luncheon proceeds by an additional $81,000, allowing us to provide scholarships to over 300 children.

On behalf of the children and their families now assisted through BISON scholarships, thank you for your thoughtful consideration!

For more information, please contact Amy E. Popadick at


Thank you to our 2018 Luncheon Sponsors:

Head of School


The Comer Family
M&T Bank
Summers Foundation

Head of the Class

Baillie Lumber Co.
Catholic Health
Five Star Bank
Foundation of the RC Diocese of Buffalo
Five Star Bank
Habib Family Charitable Fund
Life Storage
Maid of the Mist
Sheila & Mike Muldowney
The OSC Foundation
Karen & Richard Penfold
Kellie & Steve Ulrich

Honor Roll

D'Youville College
Gibson, McAskill & Crosby LLP
Hodgson Russ
Hunt Real Estate
Joy Family Foundation
Mader Construction Company
Hon. Nancy Naples
Nash Connors PC
National Fuel
Personal Touch Food Service
Phillips Lytle
Mary & Dave Pietrowski
Remedy Intelligent Staffing
Sandhill Investment Management
Szymkowiak & Associates CPAs

And many thanks to our many TABLE SPONSORS and Advertisers who have supported the Luncheon!