Please join influential national and local community members, leaders, and organizations who have pledged their support to the Buffalo initiative.


6:00 p.m.
Panel Series Discussion Hosted by Buffalo History Museum

Learn about the impact of the Buffalo Public School District's Character Development Initiative.

Panelists include:

  • James M. Wadsworth - President of the John R. Oishei Foundation's Board of Directors

  • Clay Hamlin - Founder of CITRS and Buffalo Native

  • Dr. Gary Smit – Master Trainer of CHARACTER COUNTS!

  • Suzanne Bracci - President of the Character Council of Western New York

  • Heidi Milch, LMSW - Executive Director of Community Connections of New York, Inc.

  • Colleen Cunningham - Supervisor of the Buffalo Public School District's Office of School Leadership

  • Demario Strickland - Principal of Harvey Austin School #97

7:30 p.m.
Cocktails and Dinner


This evening will celebrate the success of the Buffalo Public School District's Character Development Initiative in 21 schools, reaching 14,000 pre-k through 12th grade students, teachers, parents, and the surrounding community.



Join us at the Buffalo History Museum on June 6, 2018.

1 Museum Court

Buffalo, NY 14216

610.995.1090   |   |  40 Morris Avenue, Suite 100, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010