Our Supporters

We are immensely grateful to all of the organizations and individuals who support the Buffalo AKG Art Museum.

The Buffalo AKG Art Museum's annual operations are supported, in part, by public funds from the County of Erie and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and by the generosity of our members.

Equipment and technical support provided by Advantage TI.

The Art Truck is fueled by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York. It is supported by The Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation and Lawley.

Art on the Go! is made possible through the generous support of the Cullen Foundation.

Access AK is made possible through the generous support of the James H. Cummings Foundation, Inc. Endowment; National Fuel; the Vogt Family Foundation; and an anonymous donor.

AK Teens is presented by KeyBank in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation.

The Public Art Initiative was established and is supported by leadership funding from the County of Erie and the City of Buffalo.

The Search the Collection section of this website was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (MA-30-15-0277-15).

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Government Support

County of Erie
Mark Poloncarz, County Executive, and Erie County Legislature:
     Howard Johnson
     April N. M. Baskin
     Lisa Chimera
     John Bargnesi
     Jeanne M. Vinal
     Christopher D. Greene
     Tim Meyers
     Frank J. Todaro
     John J. Gilmour
     Joseph C. Lorigo
     John J. Mills
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature

Individual, Corporate, and Foundation Support

The following list includes individuals, corporations, foundations, and other organizations that donated $500 or more between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, to support the annual operations of the Buffalo AKG Art Museum. It does not include Capital Campaign gifts or pledges, which are recognized separately in the Annual Report.

$500,000 and Above 

County of Erie


Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Banta
Getty Foundation
Hauser & Wirth
The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York
Roberta and Michael Joseph
Beatrice "Joan" Lester
M&T Bank
The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc.
Victoria Miro Gallery


Monica Angle and Sam Magavern
Susan O’Connor Baird and Bruce C. Baird
Charles Balbach
City of Buffalo
Richard W. Cutting
Alison and James Derrick
Fair Buffalo Fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Martha and Tom Hyde
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
New York State Council on the Arts
Terra Foundation for American Art
Jon and Heather Williams, The OSC Charitable Foundation


Robert Bojdak and Sarah Williams Foundation
Ann Bonte and Brent Baird
Mildred Bork Conners & Joseph E. Conners Fund
Calderon Family
Catherine and Stephen Foley
Giverny Capital Inc. (François Rochon)
Alice and Jeremy Jacobs Jr.
Jody and Gerald Lippes
Frederick and Lisa Pierce
Tina Sabuda and Chris Bihary
Carole Server and Oliver Frankel


Ann and Bob Brady
The Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation
Drs. Andy and Helen Cappuccino
Catherine Hamberger Charitable Lead Trust
Delaware North
Sally and Robert Gioia
Bonnie and Nick Hopkins
Christine Standish and Christopher Wilk
West Herr Automotive Group, Inc.


Jen and Teo Balbach
Robert M. Carey
Curbell, Inc.
Carolyn and John Darby
Dôme Art Advisors
Jessica and Matthew Enstice
Frey Electric Construction Company
Gilbane Building Company
Hightower LakeWater
Hodgson Russ LLP
Mary Jo and Peter Hunt
Hyatt's All Things Creative
Linda Johnson and Sanford Eisen
Kimmins Contracting Corporation
Brooke and Tim Leboeuf
Life Storage
Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
O'Donnell & Associates
Ralph M. Wynn Foundation
Rich's John R. and Karen L. Sanderson
Amy and Harris Schwalb
Karen and Daniel Sperrazza
Scott and Rachel Stenclik
Steve and Nicole Swift
Marie and Francis Williams


Anonymous (2)
ACV Auctions
Advantage Technology Integration
Albright-Knox Contemporary and Modern Art Foundation Canada
Baillie Lumber
Barbara and Brian Baird
Melissa Balbach and John Bace
Basil Family Dealership
Carly and Joseph Battin
Judy and David Beech
Marry Ann and Bob Budin
Pamela Dinsmore and Robert Desjardins
Douglas Development Corporation
Laurie and Kent Frey
Edward N. Giannino
Marion and Philip Henderson
Phil Lind
Andrée and Joel Lippes
Love Your Neighbor
Donald I. MacDavid
Dr. Paul Marks and Dr. Shawna Granovsky
Audrey and David Mirvish
David and Julie Moos
Oliver's Restaurant
Arthur and Cheryl Orlick
Joseph and Carole Sedita
Courtney and Nick Sinatra 
William C. Smith
Patti and Thurman Thomas


ACME Cabinet Company
Ryan H. Arthurs and Christopher Walsh
Barbara T. and Douglas H. Baker
Howard E. Bell
Buffalo Bills / Pegula Sports and Entertainment
Reverends Stephen J. S. Smith and Sarah Buxton-Smith
Mitchell Chan
Cynthia and Frank F. Ciminelli
Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Couch III
Judith F. and Alan I. Duchan
Charles G. Duffy III
Alan Elia
Ms. Mary A. Ferguson
Ferguson Electric Foundation
Ryan Flore, Equitable Advisors LLC
The Frank G. Raichle Foundation
Dr. Robert and Cathy Gatewood
Sylvia Golden
Amy J. Habib
Roscoe Henderson III
James Howell Foundation
HUNT Real Estate Corporation
Jerald and Terri Katz Kasimov
Malinda Krantz
Susan B. Lee
Norman and Eunice Lewin
Samuel D. Magavern Fund
Marie S. and Frederic K. Houston Fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
James & Janice Mazzo
Scott L. and Carol J. McFarland
Mrs. Sheldon Merritt
Jeffrey Meyer
Microsoft Corporation
Morris Masonry Restoration, LLC
Victoria Beck Newman and James Newman
Joan Peck
Premier Wine and Spirits
Kevin D. Robinson and Rachelle Satchell-Robinson
Deborah Ronnen
Sanderson Wealth Management, LLC
Sandhill Investment Management
Mary G. Therrien
Maansi and Mark Travers
Michelle and Michael Tuber
Cynthia and Jan van Eck
Jack Walsh
Donna and Barry Winnick
Karen and Don Wood
Kayla Zemsky and Michael Myers


Drs. Amy and Julio Alvarez-Perez
Marcia Angle and Mark Trustin Fund of Triangle Community Foundation
Eleanor C. Ash
Susan K. Attea
Ansie S. Baird
Nancy and Paul Banas
Rosemarie Banks
Drs. Kevin and Elizabeth Barlog
Barrantys LLC
Dr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Bartolone
Jule and Will Basil
Elizabeth and John Bauman
Ryann Bevilacqua and Tod Martin
Thomas R. Beecher, Jr.
BuffaloveNotes—The Donnelly Family
Laura Brosnahan
Lucy and John L. Butsch
Drs. Ann Marie Carosella and Jeffrey M. Lackner
Katie Campos and Erin Chapman
Joseph A. Chazan
Sandra Chouchani and Juraj Podolak
CJ Sound
Frederick B. and R. Maura Cohen
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Cryer
Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker and Adrian F. Dedecker
Dr. Ravi Desai and Dr. Angela McLellan-Desai
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Drago
Allison Drake and Anthony Lelito
Mary and Frank Eberl
Elsie P. and Lucius B. McCowan Private Charitable Fund
Erie County Bicentennial
Jeffrey Erlich
Sarah and Daniel Fabrizio
Jennifer and Christopher J. Feeney
Elfriede and Donald Ferguson
Judith P. Fisher
Ilene and Peter Fleischmann
Rose H. and Leonard H. Frank Community Endowment Fund
James Fronk
Angeline Fryer
Courtney Gatewood
Theodore C. Geier
Samantha and Matthew General
Goldman Titanium, Inc.
Sarah Goodyear
Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Greene
Daniel Greene and Ashley Rowe Greene
Mark R. Hammer
Karen and Edward Healy
Barbara and Edward Henderson
Dr. and Mrs. Curtis F. Holmes
James Hubbell and Kate Todd Hubbell
Patricia and Patrick Hughes
John and Diane Hurley, Jr.
James Iglewski
Pamela Jacobs Vogt
Mary T. “Bibber” Jebb
Ann S. and Dean H. Jewett
Jillian and Eric Jones
Drs. Barbara and Jeanette Jurasek
Dr. Michael and Gail Kaplan
Maria T. Kardash
Daniel and Leslie Keane
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Kellogg
Mr. and Dr. Kevin Kennedy
Alex and Danielle Keogan
Debra and Will Keresztes
Dr. Irfan Khan, Circuit Clinical
Valerie R. Koch and Dorothy Maritime
Dr. Alphonse Kolodziejczak
Molly and Charles Lambros
Albert H. Laub Bequest
Thomas Leed
Legacy II Fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Joseph J. Lesinski III
Fern and Joel Levin
Bradford Lewis
Carol LeWitt and Bruce Josephy
Mr. Robert J. Liguori and Ms. Julia J. Liguori
Lockhouse Distillery and Bar
William J. Magavern
Sally M. Marks
Kate and Anthony M. Masiello
Linda B. Matt
Annmarie L. Maxwell
Cristina McGinniss
Claire Miller McGowan
Elizabeth and John Mitchell
Peggy Moriarty
Amy and Rodman Nagy
Carol Newman
Gina and Erik O’Neill
Lauren Paddock and Sean Talbert
Paul and Else Blum Private Foundation
Paul J. Koessler Foundation
Bianca Pavia
Hal D. Payne
The Pearce Family in Memory of Bill and Betsy Pearce
Pegula Sports and Entertainment
Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Penfold
The Penn Schoellkopf Fund, Inc.
Jamie and Clayton Perry
Caroline Pierce
Georgina Polokoff Fund
Port X Logistics
Erin and Jonathan Powers
Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Pranikoff
Shakora and Matthew Purks-Morris
Pinky and Bill Regan
Craig Reilly and Caitlin Corr Reilly
Mary and Charles Rice
Susan and Rick Rieser
Anne and Philipp Rimmler
Jane and Bruce Roberts
Jeff and Misha Russo
Laura Ryan
Geraldine N. Ryder
Maureen and Richard Saab
Alan R. Saltzman
G. Aaron Santarosa
Matthew P. Schaab
Douglas G. Schultz
Maria Scrivani and John Lipsitz
Caren D. and Stuart C. Shapiro
Shuman Family Foundation
Sonja and Janne Sirén
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Spampata, Jr.
Karen and Frederick Spaulding
Judy and Peter Spira
Michael C. Straeck
Alice and Richard Sullivan
Susan and John Thomas
University at Buffalo—Center for the Arts
Usherwood Office Technology
Michal and James Wadsworth
Karen and Roger Walcott
Watts Architecture & Engineering
Mary M. Wilson
Brummitte Dale Wilson, M.D.
Dr. Ian J. Wilson
Janet Wisbaum
WNY Land Conservancy
Zubatkin Owner Representation


Abbey Mecca
Mary and Wayne Bacon
Laura Bardier
Anita Bernstein
Jessica and David Brason
Diane and John Burkholder
Joseph and Susan Cardamone
Robert J. Castellani
Dr. Gregory Castiglia and Dr. Valerie Zingapan
Mark Chason and Mariana Botero Chason
Mary Louise L. Clark
Sue and Stanford Copley
Drs. Maria A. Corigliano and George T. Danakas
Ann S. Daughton
Mary Frances and James Derby
Adele and George DeTitta
Jonathan Dewald and Patricia Marino
Gary DiNezza
Ellen Doyno
Edward Dudek and Patricia Ryan-Dudek
Anne D. Ehrlich and R. Alfred Wodehouse
Erie County Industrial Development Agency
Sarah Erlich and Matthew David
Alison J. Fleischmann
Janet Flynn
Jerold Frakes and Cristanne Miller
Sarah W. French
Catherine S. and John A. Gillespie
Philip Glick and Drucy Borowitz
Susan P. Graham and Jon C. Kucera
Jane and Richard Griffin
Maureen O. and John J. Hurley
Irwin H. Cheskin Fund
Charles G. Jones
Joseph R. Takats Foundation
Karl and Joanne Kaminski
Jane and John Kearns
Gunilla and Daniel Kester
Suzanne Kovic and Michael Balzkowski
Marilyn and David Kurzawa
Donald G. Latt
Harold and Elizabeth Leader
Sandra and E. Dennis
McCarthy III
Tim McEvoy and Donna Siwek
Katalin and Laszlo Mechtler
Frank Mendicino
Genevieve Montante
Ellen and Charles Niles
Edward and Dawn Northwood
Karen Parysek
Sarah A. Phelps
Karen L. Podd
Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Rifkin
Mary and Thomas Roberts
Jeffrey and Susan Schwartz
Simple Gifts Fund
Scott Smith and Cynthia Vance
Susan B. Sorotsky
Nancy and Marc Tetro
Lyle and Philip Toohey
Townsquare Media
Jacqueline Trace
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
Paula M. Wardynski

Memorial Donations

In Memory of Warren Barbour
In Memory of Elizabeth Conant
In Memory of Cynthia and Bill Doolittle
In Memory of Dina Goldstein
In Memory of Marjorie and William Heim
In Memory of Frederic Houston
In Memory of John Knight
In Memory of Lilian Lee
In Memory of Annette and Joseph Masling
In Memory of Sheldon E. Merritt
In Memory of Eldene Mohl
In Memory of Phyllis Pierce
In Memory of Marlene Stanford


In Honor of Monica Angle
In Honor of Charlie and Penny Banta
In Honor of Helen and Andy Cappuccino
In Honor of Laura Fleischmann
In Honor of Caterine Gatewood
In Honor of Robert D. Gioia
In Honor of Jeffrey Gundlach
In Honor of Alice Jacobs
In Honor of Grace Johnson and Jon Garrity
In Honor of Jillian Jones
In Honor of Hannah Nisengard
In Honor of Clement J. Poehnelt, Jr.
In Honor of Janne Sirén
In Honor of Scott Weinstein
In Honor of Jon M. Williams