Corporate, Foundation & Government Support

Corporate Gifts and Sponsorships

Corporate Support

Supporting the BPO is good business.  We seek to make meaningful partnerships that support a healthy, creative and artistic community that helps drive the economy in our shared community.


Opportunities to support the Buffalo Philharmonic include special collaborative promotions that recognize the sponsor, align the sponsor’s business with a cultural gem in Western New York, and provide the opportunity for a lot of fun! Sponsorship packages start at $3,500 and can be customized for your company.

Corporate Council

The BPO’s Corporate Council is comprised of a group of community business leaders assisting the BPO in our efforts to increase corporate support of the BPO.  Corporate Council membership begins at $1,000 and includes many benefits for your company including visibility, promotion, employee engagement and client entertainment. Click here for more information.

Corporate participation is welcome at any level and includes benefits such as concert tickets and a listing in our season playbills. For information on how your company can support the BPO, please contact Wendy Diina at (716) 242-7826 or

It is with deep appreciation that we thank the following major contributors for their support of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra:

Click here to see the sponsors


M & T Bank

$100,000 – $149,999

Moog, Inc.

$50,000 – $99,999

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York
Crowley Webb
Delta Air Lines

$20,000 – $49,999

Alesco Advisors LLC
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC
First Niagara Foundation
National Fuel
Superior Group

$10,000 – $19,999

Allentown Village Society, Inc.
Eric Mower + Associates
Hodgson Russ LLP
Kelly Schultz Antiques
McCullagh Coffee
Pegula Sports and Entertainment
Phillips Lytle LLP
North American Breweries | Labatt USA
RBC Wealth Management
Salvatore’s Italian Gardens
UBS Financial Services
West Herr Automotive Group

$5,000 – $9,999

ABC-Amega, Inc.
Anthony Baldi & Associates
Brian Parisi Copier Systems
Buffalo Limousine
Ellicott Development Company
Gibraltar Industries, Inc.
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
Oliver’s Restaurant

$1,000 – $4,999

The Bonadio Group
Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner LLP
Curbell Medical
D.V. Brown & Associates
Evans Bank
Ferguson Electric
Ferraro Pile & Shoring, Inc.
G & J Contracting
Goldman Titanium
Gurney, Becker and Bourne
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Ingram Micro
Iroquois Bar
John W. Danforth Company
Johnson Controls
Keller Brothers
Lawley Insurance
Mader Construction
Mark Cerrone, Inc.
The Marrano/Marc Equity Corporation
Paramax Corporation
Rand Capital Corporation
The Reid Group
Rich Products
Sevenson Environmental
The Travel Team
Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP

$500 – $999

Berardi Immigration Law
Buffalo Management Group
Heathwood Assisted Living
New Music USA
Remedy Intelligent Staffing
Zaxis Architectural


Foundation Support

$150,000 +

The Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation
Louis P. Ciminelli Family Foundation
The John R. Oishei Foundation

$50,000 – $149,999

The Cullen Foundation
Mulroy Family Foundation
Tower Family Fund, Inc.

$25,000 – $49,999

The Baird Foundation
Robert J. & Martha B. Fierle Foundation
Grigg Lewis Foundation, Inc.
Montgomery Family Foundation

$10,000 – $24,999

The Robert & Patricia Colby Foundation
The Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies
Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation
Carlos and Elizabeth Heath Foundation
W. & J. Larson Family Foundation
Donald F. & Barbara L. Newman Family Foundation
NOCO Foundation, Inc.
The Vincent and Harriet Palisano Foundation
Frederick S. & Phyllis W. Pierce Family Fund

$5,000 – $9,999

Joan and Peter Andrews Family Foundation
Better Buffalo Fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
The Hahn Family Foundation
The Hooper Family Foundation
The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc.
The Linton Foundation
The Ralph F. Peo Fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Lorinda McAndrew Voelkle Foundation
Nellie B. Warner Endowment Fund

$2,500 – $4,999

Joseph & Anna Gartner Foundation
Joy Family Foundation


Government Support

Erie County Seal

Erie County
Mark Poloncarz, County Executive
and the Erie County Legislature:

Patrick B. Burke
Lynne M. Dixon
Betty Jean Grant
Kevin R. Hardwick
Joseph C. Lorigo
Thomas A. Loughran
Barbara Miller-Williams
John J. Mills
Ted B. Morton
Edward A. Rath, III
Peter J. Savage, III


NYSCA Logo - Green

The New York State Council on the Arts
with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
and the New York State Legislature


City of Buffalo
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation
National Endowment for the Arts/ Artworks
National Endowment for the Humanities
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation



Gift-In-Kind Support

Cindy Abbott Letro and Francis M. Letro
Antoinette’s Sweets, Inc.
Arlington Place Pictures
Clement and Karen Arrison
Bennett Direct, Inc.
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC
Brian Parisi Copiers Systems, Inc.
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
Buffalo Limousine
The Buffalo News
Buffalo Spree Publishing, Inc.
CJ Sound
Coco Bar and Bistro
The Copy Store
Cumbo, Inc.
Eber Bros. Wine & Liquor Corp.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown
Lockhouse Distillery
The Mansion on Delaware Avenue
McCullagh Coffee
North American Breweries | Labatt USA
Oliver’s Restaurant
Premier Wine and Spirits
Shannon Pub
Southern Wine and Spirits
Visit Buffalo Niagara
The Westin Buffalo



2016-17 Opening Night Gala Sponsors

Cindy Abbott Letro & Francis M. Letro
The Baird Foundation
BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
Bond, Schoeneck & King
Anthony & Barbara Cassetta
Angelo & Carol Fatta
David & Eva Herer
Hodgson Russ LLP
Largo Capital
M&T Bank
Bill & Linda Maggio
North American Breweries | Labatt USA
Moog, Inc.
Premier Wine & Spirits
Rich Products
Robert & Sara Skerker
Southern Wine & Spirits
Superior Group
James & Michal Wadsworth