Alexandra Montante holds a AB in Economics from Smith College (1990); an MA in Spanish Literature from the University of Buffalo (1992); and a MAEd in Higher Administration from the University of Buffalo (1998). She is a Nichols School graduate.
She has a long history of volunteer service in her community. She has chaired several events with her husband, Michael Montante, including the former Studio Arena’s Gala event; Nardin Academy’s Fortune Dinner; and Sister’s Hospital Foundation’s Black and White Gala. She has co-chaired the Signature Event for the WNY Women’s Foundation and most recently chaired for several years the Nichols School Annual Fund, growing the Fund to $1 million. She has also served on several community committees for Catholic Charities; the WNY Women’s Foundation; as well as Nichols School. She has served on the 21st Century Fund Committee, and in 2016 and 2017 served on the Gala committee for Buffalo Prep. She and her husband Michael have committed to co-chair the 2018 Celebrations Gala for Buffalo Prep. She currently serves on the Community Impact Committee for the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, awarding community grants. She also is serving on the Ralph C Wilson Jr. Foundation’s Task Force for Youth Sports, partnering with the Aspen Institute, and produced the 2017 WNY State of Play Report.
She has dedicated her board service as a trustee or director over the years to the Junior League of Buffalo serving as Strategic Planning Chair and President; the Buffalo Zoological Society; the WNY Women’s Foundation; and Nichols School serving as development chair. She currently serves on the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Board as well as Buffalo Prep, and also serves as the Board Chair for Teach for America Buffalo.
Before dedicating her time to volunteer service, Alexandra taught at Nardin Academy both in the high school for five years and then in the Montessori program for 7 years part-time. Prior to Nardin Academy she taught part-time at St. Rose of Lima, Holy Spirit School, and St. Mark’s in North Buffalo.
Although much of her work has been in the area of development, her passion lies in Education and Women’s issues. She and her husband, Michael, live in Clarence and have 3 children Michael Jr. (22), Peter (21), and Grace (18).