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Partnerships in Action

At Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, our mission is to enhance the lives of others. As part of our mission, we support organizations that promote physical health, community health, and our regions’ health. Our employees also raise and donate several hundred thousand dollars each year and volunteer in the communities we serve. 

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Albright-Knox Art Gallery

The Albright-Knox's Education and Community Engagement team initiates and manages a wide range of public programs, including art classes, tours, concerts, and.

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Alzheimer's Association of Western New York

To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through.

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

AFSP is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

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American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. Their work is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; champion clean air for all; improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and create a tobacco-free future. 

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Buffalo

Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo serves nearly 2,600 youth between ages 5-18. Kids are provided a safe-haven with caring mentors and life enhancing programs.

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Buffalo Niagara Partnership

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is a privately-funded, economic development organization and the largest chamber of commerce in Western New York. The Partnership grows private investment and jobs in Buffalo Niagara.

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Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is the first nonprofit organization in the nation to manage and operate an entire historic urban park system that consists of 850 acres of beautifully designed parks, parkways and circles. More than 1 million people use Buffalo’s award-winning Olmsted Park System.

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Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society, Inc. provides a resident, professional, major symphony orchestra of artistic excellence and integrity to enrich the quality of life in Western New York through the presentation of live symphonic music and other musical events.

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Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network

BPPN coordinates and collaborates with key stakeholders in Erie County/City of Buffalo to increase access to and utilization of preconception, prenatal, perinatal and postpartum health care services in the community. 

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Buffalo Prep

The mission of Buffalo Prep is to provide access and preparation for talented, underrepresented youth to achieve success in college prepatory high schools and higher education.

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Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center

The Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center is uniquely located in the only indoor riding facility in the heart of the City of Buffalo, and has been the site of a therapeutic riding program for 30 years. The BTRC currently offers program for mentally and emotionally impaired, learning disabled and developmentally challenged children ages 5 to 18.

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Located on the revitalized waterfront in the heart of Buffalo, Canalside provides various events, including fitness classes, concerts, and festivals. Canalside promotes community and wellness within Western New York.

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Classic Rink

Classic Rink hosts events such as private parties, public skating, camps and programs, promoting a fun and active way to exercise.

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Elmwood Village Farmer’s Market

Located in the heart of the historic Elmwood Village, the market is proud to provide fresh and delicious local food to the people of Buffalo, NY for over 21 years.

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Evergreen Health

Evergreen Health fosters healthy communities by providing medical, supportive, and behavioral services to individuals and families in WNY; especially those living with chronic illness or who are underserved by the health care system.

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Explore & More

Explore & More is a world-class children’s museum that celebrates the power of child-led play. With four floors of fun to explore, the 43,000 sq. ft. museum sits at the crossroads between replica canals and bridges that have become year-round community destinations.

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FeedMore WNY

The Food Bank and Meals on Wheels are now FeedMore WNY.

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Garden Walk Buffalo

The Garden Walk (Gardens Buffalo Niagara) is a nonprofit group made up of some of the area's greatest gardening community, who love to show it off.

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Girls on the Run of Buffalo 

Girls on the Run inspires young girls to be joyful, healthy and confident by using a fun, experienced-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

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Leadership Buffalo

Leadership Buffalo's mission is to make Buffalo better. It unites leaders from diverse backgrounds and increases their knowledge of community issues, broadening their vision and enhancing their ability to lead.

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Police Athletic League

PAL is a not-for-profit organization that provides youth of the City of Buffalo with recreational, educational, cultural, environmental and preventive program activities in structured, supervised and organized settings, using professional recreation and law enforcement personnel, in an effort to provide leadership, direction and an opportunity for those youth to become responsible, successful adults.

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Say Yes Buffalo

Say Yes Buffalo works to strengthen the WNY economy by investing in the education of Buffalo's future workforce. Its vision is that every student can graduate high school and college when given the proper supports, resources, and opportunities.

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The mission of the SPCA is to create a caring and kind community that encourages fair and humane treatment of all living creatures. The SPCA addresses the current state of animals in our community, rescues and shelters animals in need.

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Susan G. Komen ®

From outreach and education about risk factors and early detection of breast cancer, to support and information for all those affected by the disease, the organization empowers and engages the community.

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County

The United Way brings people, organizations, and resources together to improve community well-being. The United Way believes every person in our community has the opportunity to enjoy the highest possible quality of life.

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Variety — the Children's Charity of Buffalo & WNY

The mission of the organization is to transform, uplift, and enrich the lives of sick, disabled, and disadvantaged children in Western New York.

Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI)

The Westminster Economic Development Initiative is a non - profit organization that works to strengthen economic development, community building, and education in order to minimize barriers for the economically disadvantaged individuals in Western New York.

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WNED | WBFO Buffalo-Toronto 

WNED | WBFO Buffalo-Toronto provides entertainment, enrichment and engagement through television, radio, digital media, and educational services.

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WNY Women's Foundation

The mission of the WNY Women's Foundation is to remove barriers and provide opportunities for women and girls to become self-sufficient. When women and girls are secure, entire communities are stronger.