JoAnn’s 20th Anniversary Event Details

JoAnn Falletta’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

October 18, 2019

6 p.m. Cocktails
7 p.m. Dinner and Entertainment
9:30 p.m. Dessert & After Party
11 p.m. Conclude

A special thank you to the steering committee

Cindy Abbott Letro (Co-Chair)
Peter Eliopoulos (Co-Chair)
Tom Emmerling
Suzanne Fatta
Nickole Garrison
Jim Iglewski
Karen Sperrazza
Christine Standish

Thank you to our sponsors

Honorary Event Co-Chairs
James M. and Michal Wadsworth
John R. and Carolyn Yurtchuk

Commemorative Sponsor
Scott R. and Rachel Stenclik

Tribute Sponsors
Cindy Abbott Letro and Francis Letro
Karen and Clement Arrison
Baird Foundation
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York
Bond, Schoeneck and King, PLLC
Mark and Mariana Botero Chason
Anthony J. and Barbara Cassetta
Peter and Maria Eliopoulos
Angelo and Carol Fatta
Largo Capital, Inc.
M&T Bank
Joseph V. and Carole Sedita
Christine Standish and Chris Wilk

Individual Guests
Eileen and Erik Anderson
Douglas Bean and Elisa Kreiner
Linda and James Beardi
Catherine M. Beltz
Sebastian and Marilyn Ciancio
Michael P. D’Ambrosio
Warren and Carol Emblidge
Peter and Ilene Fleischmann
Otis Glover
Dan and Barbara Hart
David and Eva Herer
Bruce and Gail Johnstone
William P. Keefer
Ronald H. Luczak and Michael Boland
The Honorable Ann T. Mikoll
Douglas B. Moreland and Svetla Sokolova
Erin M. Peradotto
Christye Peterson and Paul Grogan
Joseph and Linda Priselac, Jr.
Mary Anne Rokitka
Roger B. and Joan Simon
Karen and Daniel Sperrazza
Janet Wisbaum

Honorary Donations
Vanda and Paul Albera
Robert J. and Doris Drago
Luella Johnson

A special thank you to our in-kind sponsors
The Copy Store
Hadley Exhibits, Inc.
Hotel Henry
Premier Wine & Spirits


Creative black tie with a splash of sparkle.


Hotel Henry at the Richardson Olmsted Campus
444 Forest Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213

Directions & Parking

Complimentary valet will be available, located at the North Entrance to Hotel Henry, accessible via Rockwell Road, located at the Corner of Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle.

Enter the following address into your GPS system:

Corner of Rockwell Road & Cleveland Circle, Buffalo, NY 14213

(Please note, the entrance to the Richardson Olmsted Campus from Forest Avenue will be closed.)


Should guests wish to stay overnight at Hotel Henry, reservations can be made by calling (716) 882-1970. Please mention that you are a guest of the JoAnn Falletta Celebration for special rates.

(Please note, there are a limited number of rooms available.)

Event Details


Cocktails and hors d’ouevres will be served beginning at 6 p.m. on the 3rd floor of Hotel Henry.


Dinner will be served promptly at 7 p.m. in the 4th floor banquet hall of Hotel Henry. Please remit your entrée selection to your table host or on the remittance card included with your invitation.


Fresh Breads & Rolls

Seasonal Greens with Roasted Squash, Shaved Onion & Spiced Pepitos

Secondi (pre-selected)

Beef Shank Osso Bucco, Creamy Polenta, Gremolata

Butter Poached Halibut, Braised Escarole, Cannellini Beans, Polenta

Vegetarian Entree of Whole Roasted Eggplant, Charred Peppers, Polenta, Goat Cheese & Tomato Relish


Following dinner, guests will be treated to a musical performance by a special celebrity performer whose identity will remain secret until that night.


Please join us for light dessert, coffee, and dancing after dinner on the 3rd floor of Hotel Henry.

Hotel Henry’s Signature Sweets Table:
Petite cheesecakes & tartlets, seasonal brûlée and/or pots de crème, chocolate covered pretzels, candied apples, toffee and/or house made chocolate bark.


Please contact Megan Smith at 716.242-7825 or with any questions.