The Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation

About Our Foundation

The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Foundation is a 501 (C) (3) tax exempt New York not-for profit corporation operated exclusively for charitable purposes for John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital. The Foundation was established in 1988 to centralize and coordinate the efforts of generating, soliciting and receiving donations, both in-kind and monetary, to benefit and enhance the specialized pediatric and women’s health services.

The year 2017 was historic for our Western New York community as we officially moved our programs and services into John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in November. It is because of the community's faithful support that we have been able to fulfill our dream of building a modern facility designed and equipped for the care and comfort of infants, children and mothers.

The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Foundation, by fostering charitable The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Foundation LOGOrelationships and increasing philanthropy, will continue to support Oishei Children’s Hospital in its mission to enhance care and the overall patient experience, to pursue research and discovery and invest in education, advocacy and outreach. 

Andrew D. Bennett


Vice President
The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Foundation


About Kaleida Health


Our mission is to advance the health of our community


To provide compassionate, high-value, quality care, improving health in Western New York and beyond, educating future health care leaders and discovering innovative ways to advance medicine


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Foundation 2018-19 Board of Directors

The Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation has a committed Board of Directors who lead the philanthropic effort to benefit John R. Oishei Children's Hospital. Many outstanding community leaders serve on our Foundation Board. We extend a sincere thanks to these individuals and the countless others who partner with us in support of quality health care.

Chairman – Christopher Kania 
Vice Chair – Chris Alfiero
Secretary – Alison C. Derrick
Treasurer – TBD
President – Andrew D. Bennett, VP, Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Foundation

Pete Augustine
Mary Grace Bauer
Gerald A. Buchheit, Jr.
Frank L. Ciminelli, II
Craig R. Dumbleton
Nathan Gordon
Amy Habib Rittling
Theresa Kazmierczak
Sharon M. LaMartina
Betsy McGraw
Robert Moore
Jon Notarius
John Persons
Peter Petrella
Bonnie A. Redder
Lawrence F. Robb
James Rosenberg
David C. Schutte
Ken R. Slomovitz
Steven J. Sucher
Heather A. Williams

Allegra Jaros, MBA
John R. Oishei Children's Hospital