Honors and Awards

Endowment Development Award

The Foundation’s Endowment Development Award is the highest honor that our organization annually bestows. It is awarded in recognition of extraordinary service, generosity and commitment to the Buffalo Jewish community. Our Community Leadership Award recognizes significant contributions to Western New York.

  • 2015 Jordan and Holly Levy, Endowment Leadership Award
  • 2014 Gordon R. Gross, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2014 Charles F. Kreiner Jr., Professional Advisor Award
  • 2012 Hannah R. and Norman L. Weinberg
  • 2008 Wayne D. and Janet K. Wisbaum
  • 2007 Hyman B. Shuman, Charles E. Shuman and Irving M. Shuman*
  • 2006 Ruth Kahn Stovroff, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2005 Dr. Sol Messinger
  • 2004 Nathan Benderson*, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2003 Eugene M. Setel
  • 2002 Stanford Lipsey
  • 2000 Dorothy* and Byron Goldman*, Fanette* and Harold Goldman*
  • 1999 Sylvia L. Rosen
  • 1998 Shirley* and Sam Zemsky, Dr. Richard Ament*
  • 1997 Rose* and Leonard Frank*
  • 1996 Harry Dosberg* and Paul P. Dosberg*
  • 1995 Haskell I. Stovroff*and James I. Stovroff*
  • 1994 Regina Holland* and Ann Holland Cohn
  • 1993 Gordon R. Gross
  • 1992 Ambassador Leonard Rochwarger*
  • 1991 Nathan Benderson*
  • 1990 Nancy S. Warner* and Robert C. Hayman*
  • 1989 Benjamin Smith*
  • 1988 Edwin Polokoff
  • 1987 J. Milton Zeckhauser* and Richard Brummer
  • 1986 Ruth Kahn Stovroff and Sanford M. Nobel
  • 1985 Ann S. Riwchun* and Sheldon Hurwitz*

Community Leadership Award

  • 2013 David Dunkelman, Evie Weinstein, PeterFleischmann and Marlene Schillinger
  • 2010 David Bunis and Saul Elkin
  • 2009 Maestro JoAnn Falletta and Dr. Enrico Mihich

Corporate Philanthropy Award

  • 2014 Independent Health
  • 2011 The Buffalo News
  • 2003 M&T Bank