Special thanks to all who made our 14th Annual FLO Gala amazing. View photos from the gala at the slideshow below or at https://flic.kr/s/aHskJi2Lx7
Each and every Olmsted landscape is a work of art, a masterpiece, and yours to treasure. This year, we look forward to celebrate Olmsted’s work at the 14th Annual FLO Gala in South Park with you.
“Born and raised in South Buffalo, Buffalo Olmsted Park’s beautiful South Park holds a special place in our hearts. Through the years, I have enjoyed many reflective runs around the lake, taking in the picturesque nature of the park dotted with a wide variety of trees and shrubs. It truly is a special place to be.” – Congressman Brian Higgins
It is our pleasure to have Congressman Brian Higgins as our honorary chair at this year’s FLO Gala. A South Buffalo native, Congressman Higgins is a sixth term member of the United States House of Representatives serving New York’s 26th congressional district, which includes portions of Erie and Niagara Counties.
The theme of this year’s gala, Year of The Tree, is in conjunction with the ten-year anniversary of the October Storm of 2006. In less than 24 hours, more than 12,000 trees in the Olmsted Park System were damaged. The aftermath was shocking and severe, and we remember mourning the loss of our signature urban forest. The Olmsted Parks, Parkways and Circles, 1,200 acres in all, were significantly scarred. We would like to acknowledge the top ReLeaf stewards who supported the Conservancy’s restoration efforts following this unforeseen event.
Date: September 9, 2016
Place: South Park
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Individual tickets: $275
Tables of 8: $2,000
MC: Linda Pellegrino, AM Buffalo Host
Auctioneer: Cash Cunningham
BLACK TIE OPTIONAL
Year of The Tree Special Presentation
The Frederick Law Olmsted Award is presented to the top ReLeaf stewards who supported reforestation efforts after the October storm of 2006
- Clement & Karen Arrison Family Charitable Foundation
- The Cameron & Jane Baird Foundation
- Peter C. Cornell Trust
- Davis Family Foundation
- HSBC Bank USA
- M&T Bank
- Pierce Family Charitable Foundation
- Re-Tree WNY
- Victor & Corinne Rice
- The Western New York Foundation
Special Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors:
Partner with the Parks (Platinum):
The Buffalo News