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 relationships 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
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
Foundation 2019-20 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 - M&T Bank
Vice Chair: Christopher Alfiero - The Alfiero Group
Secretary: Katherine Ragusa - Tony Walker & Co.
Treasurer: Peter Petrella - Viaduct
Mary Grace Bauer
Matthew Davison - The Martin Group
Craig R. Dumbleton - Try-it Distributing, Inc.
Nathan Gordon - Gordon Companies, Inc.
Katherine Gorman - Delaware North
Jeremy Kelley - Buffalo Bills
Amy Habib Rittling - Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP
Daniel Misko - Pegula Sports and Entertainment
Robert Moore - Moore for Kids
JoEtte Mosey-Zaccagnino - JDLA, LLC
Jon Notarius - Premier Wine & Spirits
John Persons -Tops Friendly Markets, LLC
Bonnie A. Redder
Dr. Renee Reynolds - Kaleida Health
Russell Salvatore - Salvatore’s
David C. Schutte - Schutte Hospitality Group
Kenneth R. Slomovitz - Ethan Allen of WNY
Steven J. Sucher - Fisher-Price, Inc.
James Swiezy - Greenleaf Development
Patti Thomas - 34 Group
Heather A. Williams - The OSC Charitable Foundation
Allegra Jaros, MBA
John R. Oishei Children's Hospital