buffalo bills alumni
Buffalo, NY…December 11, 2014…
The Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation presented $90,000 in donations to over 30 Western New York not-for-profit organizations on December 10, 2014 during their Annual Charity Check Presentation Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Buffalo.
The Alumni Foundation has given almost 2 million dollars to various charitable organizations over the past several years. “This really is the highlight of the year for our Foundation”, stated Alumni President Ed Rutkowski. “These organizations that receive this support from us are so very appreciative, and we are happy to help them out in any way possible so they may continue bringing those needed programs and services to our community”, added Rutkowski.
This year’s primary recipient is Prostate Cancer Awareness.
The following organizations were the recipients from the Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation:
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Variety Club Telethon
Eyes On America
Special Olympic Foundation, Inc.
Dan R. Acker Scholarship Program
Urban Christian Ministries
Food Bank of WNY
Clarence “Rock” Connor Scholarship Program
Ilio DiPaolo Scholarship Program
Cross Training Football
Shaken Baby Syndrome Education Program
St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy
Nativity Miguel Middle School
Character Council of WNY
Alzheimer’s Assoc. of WNY
Cape Ability Outrigger
Seneca Diabetes Foundation
WNY Independent Living
Mikey’s Way Foundation
Anthony V. Mannino Foundation
New Era Scholarship Fund
Alpha Phi Alpha
Eugene Richards Scholarship Fund
Several members of the Buffalo Bills Alumni were on hand for the luncheon as well as
many of the sponsors who have so graciously supported the fundraising efforts of the
Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation over the years.
The Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation was founded in 1999 and is comprised of past Bills
players that have left an imprint on society during their football careers and want to
continue molding society in a positive manner. Not only have they changed the game,
but they have touched and shaped Buffalo as we know it today.