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Who: The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy presents its 3rd Annual Spring into Summer Fundraising Luncheon
What: The Luncheon aims to both recognize community and Conservancy supporters and to raise awareness of the organization’s mission. Net proceeds will benefit the Conservancy and its ongoing efforts to keep our historic parks, gracious parkways and landmark circles beautiful today and for future generations.
When: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 — 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Kleinhans Music Hall/The Mary Seaton Room (Olmsted’s cultural partner)
Attendees will don their smartest spring hats or bow ties and celebrate the start of a beautiful new park season. Click here to view fun photos from Spring into Summer 2016!
Attendees will also celebrate award recipients:
William Dorsheimer Community Partner Award: Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper
Volunteer(s) of the Year Award: Ruth Lampe (posthumously)
Event sponsors include BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Buffalo Sabres, Colucci & Gallaher P.C., ECMC, Hodgson Russ LLP, Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture, Inc., Lawley Insurance, M&T Bank, MassMutual Financial Group – New York State, Phillips Lytle LLP and Wegmans.
Janis Dunworth and Christine Wiktor are chairwomen of the event. Heather Ly of WGRZ Channel 2 Daybreak will be the emcee.
About the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is the first nonprofit organization in the nation to manage and operate an entire urban park system that consists of 850 acres of beautifully designed parks, parkways and circles. The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is a membership-based, community organization whose mission is to promote, preserve, restore, enhance, and maintain the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks and parkways in the Greater Buffalo area for current and future generations. More than 2.5 million people use Buffalo’s historic, award-winning Olmsted Park System annually for recreation, relaxation and rejuvenation. America’s first landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, designed the parks more than 149 years ago. Basic maintenance of the parks has been greatly improved since the 2004 groundbreaking public/private agreement with the City of Buffalo and Erie County. Since that time, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, now partnering with the City of Buffalo, has retained full responsibility for the management and care of these green spaces, which are listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. In 2014, the American Planning Association recognized Delaware Park as on of the Great Places in America. Most recently, The Guardian named the Olmsted Park System as one of the Top 10 Parks in the World. Learn more at: bfloparks.wpengine.com