Annual Celebration Event

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 6:00 p.m.


For the past 26 years, BISON has funded over 35,000 scholarships for low-income children to attend schools of their choice. For many of our families, this opportunity is the primary way to break a cycle of poverty.

Standing Together, Virtually

The COVID-19 pandemic and the Diocesan bankruptcy has significantly changed the economic landscape for the families we serve and the schools we partner with. BISON families are some of the most vulnerable in our community and have been deeply impacted. This year our goal is to ensure their children can remain enrolled in their school of choice without disrupting their education. We need your help now more than ever.

Like so many organizations, we have decided that our Annual Celebration Event will look different this year. While we will miss the energy in the room that celebrates BISON and all it stands for, we hope that you will join us for our first ever virtual event on October 21, 2021 at 11:30am. 

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Keynote Speakers

Melissa Holmes
Melissa HolmesDaybreak Anchor, WGRZ Channel 2
We are honored to have Melissa Holmes as our emcee again this year! We can’t wait to welcome you on October 20, 2020 at 6 pm!
The Christian Family
The Christian FamilyBISON Family
Meet the Christian Family!
SaMariBISON Alumna
We can’t wait for you to hear the inspiring story of SaMari!


Leadership Sponsors

Head of School & Valedictorian Sponsors

Head of the Class Sponsors

Five Star Bank
Foundation RC Diocese of Buffalo

Honor Roll Sponsors

Hunt Real Estate Company

Table Sponsors

A Friend of BISON

Felicia & Edward Bartz

Liz & William Bevilacqua

Jane & Larry Buck

Buffalo Games, LLC

Buffalo Sabres Foundation

Canisius College

Canisius High School

Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.

Clover Group, Inc.

Colucci & Gallagher, P.C.


Ellicott Development

Evans National Bank

Fors Holding, Inc.

Hilbert College

Danielle & Luke Jacobs

Keller Technology Corporation

Lamparelli Construction

Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP

The Paul W. LoVullo Family

Martha & David Mangan

Masters Insurance

Maxwell Murphy

Merchants Insurance

Mary & Larry Montani

Moshides Financial Group

Nardin Academy

Niagara University

Northeastern Appraisal Associates

Northwest Bank

Personal Touch Food Service, Inc.

Phillips Lytle

Mary & Dave Pietrowski

Priam Enterprises LLC

Therese & Kevin Quinn

Rich Products Corp.

Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLP

Savarino Companies

St. Gregory the Great

St. Joseph University Parish

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute

St. Mark’s Church

St. Mary’s High School

Supermarket Management

The Svec Family

Nicole & Steven Swift

Towne BMW

The Tzetzo Companies LLC

Vanner Insurance

Vascular Associates of WNY

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

WNY Plastic Surgery

World Wide Bonding Agency

Jeanette & David Zygaj

See the 2020 Digital Program Book Here