Our Annual Appeal

The annual Appeal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo and the Fund for the Faith is conducted from January through June.

Catholic Charities spreads the good in our communities through vital services ranging from emergency assistance to job training to counseling and mental health services for all ages. We do it for nearly 150,000 people in need. And we do it to realize the good that is in each person, and in our community as a whole.

Fund for the Faith continues to provide spiritual nourishment throughout our diocese today. Proceeds provide ministry support services that are instrumental to the vitality of our faith experience and enable us to more effectively spread the Gospel message of Christ’s love.

It is our hope and prayer that a successful Fund for the Faith drive will help restore and support expanded ministries including Catholic education and formation programming for youth & young families.

2022 Appeal Leadership

Appeal Chairs

Thomas R. Beecher, Jr., Esq.

Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, PhD

Vice Chair

Adam Sumlin, PhD

Community Division Chair

Laurie Brown-Croyts-Alford, PhD, NP-BC

Parish Division Chair

Kevin Gannon

Corporate Division Chair

Daniel Mecca

Corporate Division Chair

C. Kevin Brayer

Giving Levels

Msgr. Henry J. Gugino Society ($20,000+)

  • Annual invitation to the Monsignor Henry J. Gugino reception hosted by Bishop Fisher.
  • Custom designed commemorative award, at time of achieving the level.
  • Sr. Mary T. McCarrick Society appreciation luncheon.
  • Monsignor John J. Conniff Society Annual Reception.
  • Certificate of recognition and membership
  • Corporate: Prominent listing in a Business First “Thank You” advertisement.
  • Corporate: Inclusion on Catholic Charities website, with link to your website
  • All benefits of Leadership Society

Sr. Mary T. McCarrick Society ($10,000 – $19,999)

  • Sr. Mary T. McCarrick Society appreciation luncheon.
  • Monsignor John J. Conniff Society Annual Reception.
  • Certificate of recognition and membership
  • Corporate: Prominent listing in a Business First “Thank You” advertisement.
  • Corporate: Inclusion on Catholic Charities website, with link to your website
  • All benefits of Leadership Society

Msgr. John J. Conniff Society ($5,000 – $9,999)

  • Monsignor John J. Conniff Society Annual Reception.
  • Corporate: Prominent listing in a Business First “Thank You” advertisement.
  • Corporate: Inclusion on Catholic Charities website, with link to your website
  • All benefits of Leadership Society

Leadership Society ($1,000 – $4,999)

  • Thanksgiving Mass and Reception.
  • Educational programming opportunities
  • Updates on our programs and services via e-news

Legacy of HOPE Society

  • Legacy of HOPE Society, appreciation breakfast.
  • Educational programming opportunities
  • Updates on our programs and services via e-news

Thank You Corporate Sponsors!

Msgr. Henry Gugino Society
Otis Eastern Service, Inc.
Lawley Insurance
Maid of the Mist Corporation
Catholic Health
Key Bank, NA
Tops Markets, Inc.
Richard C. and Karen E. Penfold Family Foundation
Chautauqua Precision Machining
Uniland Development Corporation
Wegmans

Msgr. John J. Conniff Society
The OSC Charitable Foundation
Eileen and Rupert Warren Charitable Fund
Independent Health
Lumsden & McCormick, LLP
N/eat and V/ice Restaurants
Mader Construction Company, Inc.
Liston Mfg, Inc.
Energy Mark, LLC
Frank L. Ciminelli Family Foundation
Gernatt Family Foundation
McGuire Group Corporate Center
The Fatta Foundation
W.H. Greene Foundation
Mollenberg-Betz, Inc.
Ebenezer Railcar Services
The William E. & Ann L. Swan Foundation
Tarantino Foods
Ellicott Development, Co.
Josephine Goodyear Foundation
Joy Family Foundation
Kulback’s, Inc.
Robert J. Fierle and Martha B. Fierle Foundation
Schneider Family of Services
Thomann Asphalt Paving Corp.
Toski & Co. CPAs, P.C.