Support the Kenan Center!
October Gala to Benefit the Kenan Scholarship ProgramJoin us for an evening of fine food, drink, music, and dancing in support of the Kenan Center's Scholarship Program, providing those in need with the ability to participate. The event takes place at the Lockport Town & Country Club from 6:30 pm-midnight, and includes one hour open bar with hors d'ouerves from 6:30-7:30 pm followed by dinner. Entertainment will be provided by Kevin Clark and the Mark Mazur Trio. Black tie optional. Tickets are $75/individuals and $150/couple. Response is requested by October 15. To purchase tickets, call Heather Lindquist at 433-2617 or visit the Kenan Center Business Office.
Support Youth Program, Scholarships & Public Art!At Kenan Center, we’re excited that our new KidQuest Summer Youth Program has opened up a variety of creative and recreational opportunities for children ages 3 to 17 that continues into August! The program includes KidVentures, an hour-long, six-week program for ages 3-6 with a different activity each day; our free Whimsical Sculpture Project for ages 10-12; a six-week Summer Recreation Program for ages 7-15 that provides supervised recreational activities in the Arena; and a Theater Enrichment program for ages 6-11 designed to help children build performing and self-confidence skills. We’ll also present a free, all-ages performance with the zany Niagara University Repertory Theatre—a.k.a. N.U.R.T.—for the whole community to enjoy on August 14. And our Montessori Preschool students will have the opportunity to take part in a “Getting Ready for Montessori Preschool” week so that they can feel comfortable in their new learning environment.
For many families, these programs can be out of reach because of financial challenges. Kenan Center scholarships make it possible for those families to enjoy quality programming that will enrich their children’s lives. We would like to build our scholarship fund so that more families can take advantage of this essential assistance throughout the year on all Kenan programs.
Does public art matter to you? The Kenan Center has been working towards building a collection of outdoor sculptures for several years. We currently have an opportunity to purchase the exceptional ceramic sculpture, Guardian, by Buffalo artist, Robert L. Wood, that is displayed on the front lawn of the Kenan campus. Your generosity could help us tomake this sculpture a permanent addition.
Please consider making a donation to the program of your choice: KidQuest Summer Youth Programs; Program Scholarships; or our Public Art Purchase Fund. Or, you can simply check “general fund" on the donation form. Download a form here or to charge by phone, call 433-2617. Your support is sincerely appreciated!
Annual Appeal Campaign 2015
Donate to the Annual Appeal Campign online. Make your donation for any amount, safely and securely, by clicking the "Donate" button. You do not have to have a PayPal account. Pay with MasterCard, VISA, Discover, or American Express.
Making a Donation, Sponsorship or BequestsThe Kenan Center provides numerous opportunities to contribute to the institution as well as individual programs. Whether you would like to purchase an Arena signboard, sponsor a soccer team, donate in memory of a friend or loved one, give to a fundraising effort, product in-kind materials or services, or make a bequest, we would be happy to discuss the options available. Please contant the Kenan Center at 433-2617.
Donor/Sponsor Acknowledgement (updated March 2015)Major Donors
Julie Muscato Interior Design
The Glynn Group
2014 & 2015 Gallery Exhibits
Special 2014 Rita Argen Auerbach ExhibitFrancis & Cindy Letro
Jim & Joy Brandys
Storrs All High Photo Show 2015
The Buffalo News
Individual Exhibition DonorsRobert M. Budin
2014/2015 MusicPro Bono
Niagara Wine & Beer Tasting Fest 2015
M&T Bank, Event Sponsor
Renewing Arena Sign Sponsors
International Stone Gallery
Soccer Team Sponsors
100 American Craftsmen 2015M&T Bank, Event Sponsor
The Buffalo News
Holiday Gala to Benefit the Kenan Center Montessori Preschool
Wooden butterfly handmade by Gordon Bald; donated by Gloriann Bald
Molly Shearer Fund on behalf of Robert DeFazio
Whimsical Sculpture Project 2015
Through Spring It On--online fundraiser through United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
Arts & Cultural
Sports & Recreation
Corporate SponsorshipThe Kenan Center offers a variety of opportunities for businesses to support vital programs. For as little as $25 you can sponsor an All High Photo Show Award, or choose a more substantial sponsorship for such programs as the Performing Arts Series, 100 American Craftsmen, gallery exhibits, arena signs or youth soccer team. To learn more about Corporate Sponsorships, call the Kenan Center at (716)433-2617.
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