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


City of Buffalo
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York
The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc.
The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.
M&T Bank
National Endowment for the Humanities
Shearbrook (US), LLC


Monica Angle and Samuel Magavern
Susan O'Connor Baird and Bruce Baird
Charles E. Balbach
Bank of America
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Banta
Roberta and Michael Joseph
KeyBank in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation
New York State Council on the Arts


Ann Bonte and Brent Baird
Mildred Bork Conners & Joseph E. Conners Fund
Drs. Andy and Helen Cappuccino
D'Youville College
Alison and James Derrick
Jeffrey and Debra Feinstein Foundation
Catherine and Stephen Foley
Hyde Family Charitable Fund (Martha and Tom Hyde)
Jody and Gerald Lippes
NY Carlsberg Foundation
Frederick and Lisa Pierce
François Rochon
Tina Sabuda and Chris Bihary
Sean Kelly Gallery


AT&T Foundation
Robert Bojdak and Sarah Williams Foundation
Ann and Bob Brady
Catherine Hamberger Charitable Lead Trust
Frederick B. and R. Maura Cohen
Sally and Robert Gioia
Bonnie and Nick Hopkins
Mary Jo and Peter Hunt
Alice and Jeremy Jacobs Jr.
National Fuel
Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
Gina and Erik O'Neill
John R. and Karen L. Sanderson
The Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation
Jon and Heather Williams, The OSC Charitable Foundation
Geoffrey and Margaret Zakarian


Albright-Knox Contemporary and Modern Art Foundation Canada
Bette and Bernard B. Blum
Curbell, Inc.
DoubleLine Capital
Hunt Mortgage Corporation
Hyatt's All Things Creative
Linda Johnson
The MAK Fund
Victoria and Northrup R. Knox, Jr.
Mrs. George Phillips, Jr.
Deborah Russell and Peter Jones
Amy and Harris Schwalb
Scott and Rachel Stenclik
Steve and Nicole Swift
Usherwood Office Technology
Vogt Family Foundation
Melissa Weiksnar
West Herr Automotive Group, Inc.


Jonathan Amoia
The Estate of Amy Averill
Barbara and Brian Baird
Judy and David Beech
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Robert M. Carey
Cynthia and Frank L. Ciminelli
Nan Clarkson
Clover Group
Creative Arts Initiative of the University at Buffalo
Current Catering
Pamela Dinsmore and Robert Desjardins
Alan Elia
Key Private Bank
Kimmins Contracting Corporations
Life Storage
Philip B. Lind and Ellen Rolland
The Stanford and Judith Lipsey Foundation
Dr. Paul Marks and Dr. Shawna Granovsky
Jeffrey Meyer
Microsoft Corporation
Audrey and David Mirvish
Elizabeth and John Mitchell
David Moos
Margery and Sanford Nobel
Nottingham Advisors
Deborah Ronnen*
Maureen and Richard Saab
Sanderson Wealth Management, LLC
Joseph and Carole Sedita
The Estate of Janet G. Stenger
Mary G. Therrien
Emmett Watson
Ellen and Steven Weiss


John K. Bace and Melissa T. Balbach
Barrantys LLC
Howard E. and Mary F. Bell
RoseAnn and Joseph Berardi
Mary Kirsch Boehm and Raymond F. Boehm
Mary Ann and Bob Budin
Clark Rigging & Rental Corporation
Frederick B. and R. Maura Cohen
Judith F. and Alan I. Duchan
Ferguson Electric Foundation
Five Star Bank
Robert K. Freeland
Laurie and Kent Frey
Gilbane Building Company
Sylvia Golden
Amy J. Habib
Marion and Philip Henderson
Hodgson Russ LLP
Marie S. and Frederic K. Houston
Independent Health
Kaleida Health
Jerald and Terri Katz Kasimov
Debra and Will Keresztes
Susan B. Lee
Life Storage
Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP
Samuel D. Magavern Fund
Linda and William J. Maggio, Jr.
Victoria Beck Newman and James Newman
NOCO Energy
Pegula Sports and Entertainment
Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Penfold
Cara M. and Eric S. Reich
Susan and Rick Rieser
Kevin D. Robinson and Rachelle Satchell-Robinson
Sandhill Investment Management
The Donald F. and Barbara L. Newman Family Foundation
Virginia Wettlaufer Tomenson and Walter S. Tomenson
Maansi and Mark Travers
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County


26 Mississippi Street LLC
30 Mississippi Street LLC
Abbey Mecca
Marcia Angle and Mark Trustin Fund of Triangle Community Foundation
Christina and Wyatt R. Arthurs
Eleanor C. Ash
Ansie S. Baird
Jennifer and Carl Teo Balbach
Bariatric Fusion
Drs. Kevin and Elizabeth Barlog
Dr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Bartolone
Carly and Joseph Battin
Judy and Tom Beecher
Gary and Willow Brost
James Buck
Buffalo Maritime Center
Susan M. Burns Luhr and Al Luhr
Bush Industries, Inc.
Lucy and John L. Butsch
Marjorie and John Buyers Foundation Inc.
Drs. Ann Marie Carosella and Jeffrey M. Lackner
CFA Society Buffalo
Katie Campos and Erin Chapman
Joseph A. Chazan
Camille Cox
CPL Architecture, Engineering & Planning
Ann S. Daughton
Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker and Adrian F. Dedecker
BuffaloveNotes – The Donnelly Family
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Drago
Edward Dudek and Patricia Ryan-Dudek
Wendy Eaton
Eberl Iron Works, Inc.
Elsie P. and Lucius B. McCowan Private Charitable Fund
Erie County Industrial Development Agency
Molly A. Ferguson
Lynne Marie Finn
Judith P. Fisher
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fleming
Ryan E. Flore – Equitable Advisors, LLC 
Rose H. and Leonard H. Frank Community Endowment Fund
James Fronk
Sarah Fallon and John Fudyma
Garrison Murphy WealthManagement, LLC
Nickole Garrison and Douglas Nemec
Lynn Gates
Theodore C. Geier
Edward N. Giannino
Goldman Titanium, Inc.
Sarah Goodyear
Christopher T. and Cameron R. Greene
Daniel Greene and Ashley Rowe
Jacqueline and William Gurney
Mark R. Hammer
Roscoe Henderson III
Barbara Henderson
Dr. and Mrs. Curtis F. Holmes
James Howell Foundation
John and Diane Hurley, Jr.
Pamela Jacobs Vogt
Ann S. and Dean H. Jewett
D. Bruce and Gail Johnstone
Jillian and Eric Jones
Drs. Barbara and Jeanette Jurasek
Maria T. Kardash
Daniel and Leslie Keane
Mark and Paola Keller
Karen and Kevin Kennedy
Paul J. Koessler Foundation
Alphonse Kolodziejczak
Leslie and James Kramer
Molly and Charles Lambros
Estate of Albert H. Laub
Brooke and Tim Leboeuf
Cindy and Francis Letro
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
Kate and Anthony M. Masiello
Scott L. and Carol J. McFarland
Michael P. Monin, Morgan Stanley
Carol B. Newman
Arthur and Cheryl Orlick
Paul & Else Blum Private Foundation
Catherine B. Foley, Paul William Beltz, LLC
Joan Peck
Caroline Pierce
Georgina F. Polokoff
Port X Logistics
Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Pranikoff
Shakora Purks
Yexing Qiao
Barbara and William J. Regan, Jr.
Jeff and Misha Russo
Geraldine N. Ryder
Matthew P. Schaab
Douglas G. Schultz
Maria Scrivani and John Lipsitz
Caren D. and Stuart C. Shapiro
Shuman Family Foundation
Snyder Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Spampata, Jr.
Judy and Peter Spira
Michael Straeck
Paul F. Teryl
Nancy and Marc Tetro
The Martin Group
Wayne Thiebaud
James Hubbell and Katelyn Todd Hubbell
Cathy and Peter Toren
Jack Walsh
Watts Architecture & Engineering
Debra L. Williams and Gary McDaniel
Marie and Francis Williams
Mary M. Wilson
Brummitte Dale Wilson, M.D.
Ian J. Wilson
Zenger Group
Zephyr Partners


Abbey Mecca
Kyle P. Adema
Susan K. Attea
Mary and Wayne Bacon
Catherine Beltz
Dianne Bennett and William Graebner
Julia Bottoms
Elizabeth Callahan
Joseph and Susan Cardamone
Estate of Irwin H. Cheskin
Dr. and Mrs. Gabriel Chouchani
Lisa Corrin
Creative Catalysts, Inc.
Drs. Maria A. Corigliano and George T. Danakas
Elizabeth A. Czarnecki
Nick Dalgety
Laurie Dann and Thomas Hunt
Jonathan Dewald and Patricia Marino
Ellen and Vic Doyno
Michael Draves
Edward Dudek and Patricia Ryan-Dudek
Wendy Eaton
Anne D. Ehrich and R. Alfred Wodehouse
Elizabeth S. and Robert A. Evans
Carl Gustaf Ehrnrooth
Jennifer and Christopher J. Feeney
Edward J. Fine
Alison J. Fleischmann
Janet M. Flynn
Angeline Fryer
Caterine and Robert Gatewood
Theresa and Timothy Geiger
Jane and Richard Griffin
Meredith L. Grube
Jane Hartney
Karen and Edward Healy
David and Eva Herer
Andrew Hsu
Joseph R. Takats Foundation
Alan Kelley and Phyllis Spears
Leslie and James Kramer
Susan P. Graham and Jon C. Kucera
Donald G. Latt
Arlyne and Richard Lepie
Janice Loss
William and Lynn Markel
Sally M. Marks
Mary K. Martin
Leigh and Christian Martinez
Linda B. Matt
Katalin and Laszlo Mechtler
Sandra and E. Dennis McCarthy III
Robert L. Miller and Laura S. Mangan
Dr. and Mrs. Herman S. Mogavero, Jr.
Anna L. Moskal
Carolyn and Gary Mucci
Kathleen and Bruce J. Naughton
Edward and Dawn Northwood
Sarah A. Phelps
Red Disk
Nora and Stephen Rich
Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Rifkin
Joan Lyke Roebuck
Alan R. Saltzman
Mr. and Mrs. W. Scott Saperston
Ruth and Darwin Schmitt Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo
Raj Shah
Judi Shelton
Courtney and Nick Sinatra
Duncan R. Smith and Kathleen Hallberg
Karen and Frederick Spaulding
Karen and Daniel Sperrazza
Nancy and Gregory Stevens
Jan Svec
Rhianna and Jared Threat
Susan and John Thomas
Nancy and Marc Tetro
Garin Tomaszewski
Cathy and Peter Toren
Lyle and Philip Toohey
James Van Arsdale
Paula M. Wardynski
Marianna and Jonathan Yellen

Memorial Donations

In Memory of Dr. Warren Barbour
In Memory of Elizabeth M. Blum
In Memory of Mary Ellen Bossert
In Memory of Don and Eileen Brutvan
In Memory of Elizabeth B. Conant
In Memory of Katharine Erkkila Leitz
In Memory of Joan H. Geier
In Memory of Dina R. Goldstein
In Memory of Evelyn Gurney Miller
In Memory of William and Marjorie Heim
In Memory of Frederic K. Houston
In Memory of Hallie Howell
In Memory of John H. Knight
In Memory of Bobby Minkoff
In Memory of Kyle Moten Disch
In Memory of James C. O’Brien
In Memory of Dennis Pines
In Memory of Mary Ann Philippone
In Memory of Joel Rosen
In Memory of Jeanne and George Sackerson
In Memory of Dr. Matti J. Sirén
In Memory of Betsy Stovroff Corrin
In Memory of Constance S. Walsh
In Memory of Robert G. Wilmers


In Honor of Monica Angle
In Honor of Penny and Charles W. Banta
In Honor of Helen and Andy Cappuccino
In Honor of Gretchan Grobe
In Honor of Carol Gundlach
In Honor of Jeffrey Gundlach and Barbara VanEvery
In Honor of Caterine Gatewood's Retirement
In Honor of Mary Cate Kubera
In Honor of Molly and Charles Lambros
In Honor of Holly Levy
In Honor of Samuel D. Magavern’s Birthday
In Honor of Mark McNamara
In Honor of Hannah Nisengard 
In Honor of Chris and Zuzanna Proctor
In Honor of the Sirén Family
In Honor of Danielle Sansanese
In Honor of Amanda Sciandra
In Honor of von Rydingsvard and Greengard Foundation