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The New Faces of WNY Nonprofits

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ITA NEW GENERATION OF LEADERS RUNS SOME OF THE REGION’S HIGHEST-PROFILE NONPROFITS, CHANGING THE PERCEPTION THAT IT’S A MAN’S WORLD AT THE TOP

“The last three years have seen more than a dozen women named to president, executive director or CEO roles in Western New York,” Tracey Drury. Stephanie Crockatt, Executive Director of the BOPC, was one of the nine women leaders featured in Buffalo Business First, Feb 12, 2016. 

BUFFALO, NY — Call it the era of the woman, or call it no big deal, but the number of women leaders is growing at the region’s largest nonprofit organizations.

The last three years have seen more than a dozen women named to president, executive director or CEO roles in Western New York. Among the 100 largest organizations in the region and in the last 10 years, the number of women in the top post has increased from 26 to 39 – a 50 percent increase.

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‘WINTER BLAST’ Annual Opening Celebration

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‘WINTER BLAST’ ANNUAL OPENING CELEBRATION AT MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. PARK ICE RINK ON MLK DAY, JANUARY 18, 2016

Family fun winter activities brought to you by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY, the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association and Hasek’s Heroes, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the Buffalo Sabres and Mayor Brown and the City of Buffalo

BUFFALO, NY — Weather permitting, old-fashioned pond skating returns to the MLK, Jr Park ice rink on Monday, January 18 at the 2nd annual ‘Winter Blast’ celebration on MLK Day.

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Self-Guided Mobile Audio Tours in Delaware Park

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NEW SELF-GUIDED MOBILE AUDIO TOUR REVEALS LITTLE-KNOWN STORIES ABOUT OLMSTED’S DELAWARE PARK
Free mobile program to be unveiled at press conference on
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
PRESENTING SPONSOR M&T BANK

BUFFALO, NY — Buffalo really did roam in Delaware Park long ago. The region’s first golf course water hazard was located here, not far from where 300 soldiers who died during the War of 1812 still guard the Great Meadow. Hoyt Lake was originally known as Gala Water.

Visitors can now hear these and other captivating stories, thanks to a new self-guided mobile audio tour of 13 sites in Delaware Park. The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the City of Buffalo, and presenting sponsor M&T Bank will introduce the free mobile program during a press conference on Tuesday, October 6.
Press Conference:
Date:   Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Place:  The Rose Garden in Delaware Park
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13th Annual Frederick Law Olmsted Gala

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WNED-TV and President and CEO Donald K. Boswell to Receive Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s 2015 Frederick Law Olmsted Award
“A park is a work of art” Gala to Take Place This Evening, in Riverside Park

BUFFALO, NY – WNED-TV and Donald K. Boswell, president and CEO, of Western New York Public Broadcasting, have been selected to receive the 2015 Frederick Law Olmsted Award of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. The award will be presented during the organization’s 13th annual gala in Riverside Park this evening.

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The 10 best parks

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From steamy Sao Paolo to breezy Buffalo – via Birkenhead on Merseyside – here are some of the world’s very best urban green spaces. theguardian by Rowan Moore

Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux are best known as the creators of Central Park in New York City, but their greatest work is the coordinated system of parks and parkways, the first of its kind in the United States, in what was then the boom town of Buffalo.

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Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Spring into Summer Inaugural Fundraising Luncheon

By Press Releases

BUFFALO, NY – The first annual Spring into Summer fundraising luncheon scheduled for Thursday, June 4 will take place as planned for the purpose of recognizing community and Conservancy supporters while raising awareness for its mission. Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy leaders are adjusting the event to respectfully remember Maksym Sugorovsky with the wearing of green ribbons by the 400 guests and by holding a moment of silence during the invocation.

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Following tragedy, Cuomo orders Scajaquada speed limit reduced to 30 mph

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Our community is mourning the tragic loss of this little boy, the critical status of his sister, and the emotional forever impact on these families. It is out of respect for them that we keep them in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
– Stephanie Crockatt, Executive Director the BOPC board and staff

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday issued an executive order for the state Department of Transportation to lower the speed limit on the Scajaquada Expressway to 30 mph following Saturday’s tragic vehicle accident that claimed the life of a 3-year-old boy and left his 5-year-old sister in critical condition.

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