Appeal 2018

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In Support of the Corporate Appeal 

I'm Lisa Wardynski, Internal Communications and Community Relations Director of Independent Health and co-chair of Corporate Appeal 2018, supporting Catholic Charities of Buffalo. 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 2018 Appeal brings good close to home.

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 2018 Appeal will protect, strengthen and empower people in need across Western New York.

Give to love your neighbor, and bring good close to home!




 Jon Williams
 OSC Holdings

"There are a lot of incredible philanthropic organizations in Western New York, but Catholic Charities looks at someone in need, as an individual, not as someone in need of help today but in need of help to get their life back on track and there's a huge difference."

Listen to Jon's messages:

 Anthony J. Delmonte, Jr.
 President and CEO
 Bank of Akron

"From a business perspective, Catholic Charities is a good return on investment. And, as a business person that supports Catholic Charities, you can see it in the outcomes, and you can see it in the fact that they return 88 cents (or north of that) of every dollar that's collected directly to their programs and services."

Listen to Anthony's messages:


 Sister Mary McCarrick
 Diocesan Director
 Catholic Charities of Buffalo

"We often hear from wonderful people who are grateful for our help."

Listen to Sister Mary's message:


  Robert Bennett
  2018 Appeal Chair
  Catholic Charities of Buffalo

"Neighborliness is a hallmark of the Buffalo community and so loving your neighbor is something that’s very, very important, very profound and yet very simple. And that’s what Catholic Charities really stands for. Any gift to Catholic Charities is deeply appreciated and needed, and it will be well spent and it will result in services to your neighbor."

Listen to Robert's messages:


  Ricky McTier
  Former Client
  Catholic Charities of Buffalo

"My name is Ricky McTier and I am here to thank Catholic Charities for the help that they gave me, believe it or not, back in the '70s. I went five years of being unemployed and Catholic Charities helped me out. And I just would like to say to Catholic Charities and all the people that work for Catholic Charities, thank you. Catholic Charities never turned a back on me and I'm grateful for that."

Listen to Ricky's messages:

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 nearly 153,000 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.  

"We know that Catholic Charities will be a good steward of those dollars that will go back into our community."   -  Anthony J. Delmonte, Jr.