BISON Fund Events

2019 Annual Celebration Luncheon

Marking a historic 25 years of helping WNY families choose the right school for their children, 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  Get Tickets HERE

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED to make the 2019 Luncheon a Success!

Sponsorships are available for the 2019 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 1,200 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 over $410,000! Capitalizing on our matching program with the Children’s Scholarship Fund, we are able to grow the Luncheon proceeds by an additional $102,500, allowing us to provide scholarships to over 370 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 2019 Luncheon Sponsors:

25th Anniversary Sponsor

Head of School


M&T Bank


Delaware North
Kellie & Steve Ulrich

Head of the Class

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Bauer

Catholic Health
Diocese of Buffalo
Five Star Bank
Joy Family Foundation

Marla & Keith Wofford

Honor Roll


Tom Beecher

Dansa D'Arata Soucia LLP
Hodgson Russ LLP
HUNT Real Estate
Mader Construction
Phillips Lytle LLP

Susan & Paul Santandreu

Colleen & Paul Seminara

Christine Standish & Chris Wilk


Marla & Jeff Williams

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