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2023 gala

Wednesday, September 27th 
6:00-9:00 PM 
The Powerhouse
140 Lee St. Buffalo, NY

This year’s Gala will be a celebration of the incredible accomplishments of the Land Conservancy and its members. The Gala will include a reception with music, hors d'oeuvres, and an open bar with beer, wine, and cocktails. The reception will be followed by a fabulous dinner and dessert. After dinner, we will honor several exceptional Land Conservancy supporters.

$175 per person or $250 for patrons

Tables of 10 for $1,575

Patrons & Table Purchasers will be recognized in the printed program

Semi-formal attire

Free parking at The Powerhouse

Ticket sales are now over. 

Interested in sponsoring the gala? Email Kara at

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Raise your paddle for Mother Nature!

You don't need a ticket to participate in the auction. The auction will go live on September 13th and go until September 27th at 8:45 pm.  

Match a $25,000 Challenge Gift!

Thanks to an anonymous donor, you can double every dollar you donate! Every forest, meadow, farm, and stream has been protected by people like you who value nature. It's up to us to save Western New York's most cherished landscapes. Will you give today?


The Henry J. Kreher Conservation Award

Tony Hiss 

Volunteer of the Year Award

Marcus Rosten 

Guests of Honor

James and Margo Bittner 

Nicole Gerber and Dave Reilly

Sara Heidinger 

Peg Overdorf 

The Sluga Family 

Thank you to the Gala Committee: 

Committee Chairs

Adam Francis and Kayla Stocking

Honorary Co-Chair

Timothy M. Kennedy, New York State Senator

Steve Barber, Jacob Becker, Kathy Bieler, Lamont Beers, Larry Brickman, John Callahan, Bernadette Clabeaux, Jim Clark, Shelby Collins, Katie Costanzo, Liz Czapski, Michael DiCamillo, Peggy Elliott, Deb Fenn, Kara Frisina, Theresa Gaglione, Susan Graham, David Hahn-Baker, Gayle Hutton, Grace Meibohm, Ellen Neumaier, Jajean Rose-Burney, Sam Schlein, Kyle Semmel, Trevor Stone, Kyra Umrigar, Angie Woodworth

Thank you to our event sponsors

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