Appeal 2017

In Support of the Corporate Appeal 

I'm Jim Dentinger, President of McGuire Development Group and co-chair of Corporate Appeal 2017, supporting Catholic Charities of Buffalo.




I'm Pastor James Giles, President of Back to Basics Outreach Ministries, and a member of the Catholic Charities Board of Trustees. Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm toward our cause. We would like to introduce you to some terrific friends of Catholic Charities you are hearing on WBEN 930 AM, WGR 550 AM, Kiss 98.5 FM, STAR 102.5 FM, WWWS 1400, ESPN1520 AM and Alt Buffalo 107.7 FM through the generosity of Lawley Insurance, the Basil Family of Dealerships and these stations. As you have heard, your contribution to the 2017 Appeal creates infinite good.

Please make a difference for our community by donating online. Or, you can call the Corporate Division Office of Catholic Charities at (716) 218-1400 ext. 2095 to donate or request for more information. Your donation to the 2017 Appeal will protect, strengthen and empower people in need across Western New York.

Join Catholic Charities to create infinite for those in need!

Corporate Spokespersons

"The service goes to need, not to denomination. It's a quiet dignified, provision of services in treating people with tremendous dignity."

David Nasca
Evans Bank

Listen to David's message

"We're so pleased and proud to support Catholic Charities. We've seen the amazing work they do in our community and they do it with such love and care."

Lisa Wardynski
Internal Communications and Community Relations
Independent Health

Listen to Lisa's message 

Client Spokespersons

"If it wasn't for Catholic Charities providing ongoing support, I wouldn't have my GED. I wouldn't have my driver's license. I wouldn't have my associate's degree, and I definitely wouldn't have a bachelor's degree."

Vicki Hawkins
Former Client
Catholic Charities

Listen to Vicki's message

"We have six boys that we've adopted through foster care and we have one baby that is in foster care right now that we're taking care of. Catholic Charities is amazing, caring and compassionate and gave our family a ton of support. They are part of our family because they love the kids just as much as we do."

Olivia and Marcus
Foster/Adoptive Parent and Son
Catholic Charities

Listen to Olivia's and Marcus' message

"A lot of people think because it's Catholic Charities, we are only giving services to Catholics. That couldn't be further from the truth. Over 50 percent of the people that receive services from Catholic Charities are not Catholics, so it's truly non-denominational." 

- David Nasca

Catholic Charities of Buffalo

We help people in need regardless of someone's religious, ethnic or cultural backgrounds. When you help Catholic Charities, you strengthen our community, socially and economically.

We offer hope and a fresh start to families in crisis and teens and young adults who need job skills and a high school equivalency, share resources and parenting skills with kinship caregivers, and often provide a place to turn when other doors close.

We are innovative and collaborative; we develop and encourage partnerships with other organizations for the benefit of our community.

Improving Lives

We know that businesses benefit when people have job training, education, nutrition and the support they need to succeed and become contributing community members. That's part of the everyday, emergency and comprehensive assistance we provide, and continue with your help.


Being large and comprehensive (70 programs and 61 sites) is not enough, our success is measured by program results and our efficiency.

• Last year, we impacted more than 152,000 children, families, teens, adults and seniors.
• We helped 1,200 youth and adults obtain a high school equivalency, improve math or reading skills or gain job readiness skills.
• We received re-accreditation in 2015 from the Council on Accreditation, ensuring best practices and highest quality services of community-based social and behavioral health care services who voluntarily seek the evaluation.
• We leverage about $3 in additional funding for every dollar raised.
• Fund-raising costs are just 3.3 percent.
• We attain the highest-possible rating of four stars from Charity Navigator for transparency and sound fiscal management.
• We meet the Better Business Bureau's 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.