Give For Greatness Campaign Distributes Funds

September 21, 2011 Updated Sep 21, 2011 at 5:08 PM EDT

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Give For Greatness Campaign Distributes Funds

September 21, 2011 Updated Sep 21, 2011 at 5:08 PM EDT

BUFFALO NY: ( release ) On Wednesday Sept 21 at 10:00am a Press Conference was held at the Downtown Central Library to publicly present the Give 4 Greatness beneficiary organizations with funds raised from the Spring 2011 campaign.

42 of the 47 beneficiary groups were in attendance along with Artvoice and WBFO.

Some of Give 4 Greatness’s beneficiary groups were unable to attend due to artistic endeavors or daily operations. Lehrer Dance, for example is currently on tour in Florida. Give 4 Greatness Executive Director, Megan Callahan, along with board members and volunteer staff were proud to distribute checks for funds raised during the Spring 2011 campaign to these organizations.

Give 4 Greatness, powered by Artvoice, and sponsored by M&T Bank, will be continuing in its fundraising and community building efforts. All funds raised are going directly to the arts organizations themselves.

Give 4 Greatness also shared its participation with 30 volunteers in the recent Brush Up Buffalo Event that involved nearly 400 volunteers who painted 13 houses on the East Side of Buffalo. Give 4 Greatness is planning annual participation in this revitalization project.

Give for Greatness envisions a thriving arts and cultural presence in WNY that benefits its citizens, enhances tourism, and nurtures the development of artists. Our mission is simple; fundraising that contributes to operational support for arts and cultural organizations in WNY (GIVE) AND supporting programs that promote the arts and encourage collaboration among arts leaders and the community (GREATNESS).