Voice & Viola at Kenneglenn
Saturday, October 22 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Join us for a celebration of autumn color in music, poetry, and nature presented by poet Robert M. Giannetti and violist Leslie Bahler. This talented duo pairs music from folk and classical traditions with original poetry in an engaging program specially created to honor Kenneglenn’s enchanting autumn setting. Attendees will enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres. If weather permits, this will take place outside overlooking a colorful meadow and fall foliage. Tickets are $100 each and all proceeds will support the work of the Land Conservancy. Buy your tickets today.
Grand Opening for Springville Rail Trail on October 5th
Our friends at the Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail invite you to the grand opening of the Springville section of the trail on October 5th from 10 am to 1 pm. Meet at the trailhead across from the historic train depot in Springville. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
Success at our 25th Anniversary Gala
On Wednesday, September 21st, more than 275 people gathered at Statler City in downtown Buffalo to celebrate our 25th Anniversary at the Land Conservancy’s Gala. Led by celebrity emcee Steve Tasker, attendees enjoyed live gypsy jazz music, watched some of our most dedicated members–Kathy Lasher and Joanne Schlegel–receive awards, honored Gerry Rising for his inspirational nature writing, enjoyed a delicious dinner, and participated in a live auction led by famed auctioneer Cash Cunningham! An anonymous donor contributed a $15,000 challenge gift in support of the Land Conservancy’s work, which was matched thanks to the generosity of the gala attendees!
We were pleased to announce at the Gala that we surpassed our fundraising goal for Jackson Falls. The property will be renamed “The Owens Falls Sanctuary,” in honor of Don and Barbara Owens, who donated $200,000 to ensure this special places is protected forever. The room was filled with cheers and applause as the Owens received a standing ovation!
It was a phenomenal night of celebration and we are incredibly grateful to everyone who made it such a success. Thank you!
New Member Drive starts October 1st
The 2016 New Member Drive runs from October 1st through December 31st. If you aren’t already a member, please consider joining today by making a donation on our Online Giving Page, or by mailing a check to the Western New York Land Conservancy at P.O. Box 471, East Aurora, NY 14052. The minimum membership donation is $35. If you’re already a member, please consider asking your friends or colleagues if they are interested in joining too.
Our top recruiters will win prizes! The recruiter who finds the most new members and the recruiter whose new members donate the most money will win a $50 gift certificate to the restaurant of their choice, like the Elm Street Bakery, Farmers and Artisans, or Ashkers. If you’re a current member but haven’t renewed your Land Conservancy membership yet, you can do it online at www.wnylc.org/donate. Thank you for your help and continued support!