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


$100,000 – $149,999

$50,000 – $99,999

$20,000 – $49,999

$10,000 – $19,999




$1,000 – $4,999

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
Reid Group
Rich Products
Sevenson Environmental
The Strauss Group
The Travel Team
Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP

$500 – $999

Berardi Immigration Law
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

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
Avenue Art & Frame
Buffalo Distilling Co.
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
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
Southern Wine and Spirits
Visit Buffalo Niagara
The Westin Buffalo

2017-18 Opening Night Gala Sponsors

Thank you to our Opening Night Gala Sponsor
The Louis P. Ciminelli Family Foundation

Honorary Gala Chairs
Tony & Barbara Cassetta
Clement & Karen Arrison/WNED
The Baird Foundation
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York
Bond, Schoeneck & King
Calspan/John & Carolyn Yurtchuk
Carol & Angelo Fatta
HighTower LakeWater
Hodgson Russ LLP
M&T Bank
Bill & Linda Maggio
Rich Products
Superior Group
James & Michal Wadsworth