Welcome to our 3rd annual Inspiring Great Futures Concert and Dinner.  This evening’s auction will raise critical funds for afterschool and summer programs. These programs provide our members, ages 5-18 a safe and positive environment to advance academically, as well as socially, often in the neighborhoods that need us most.
 
The Inspiring Great Futures Concert is an exciting collaboration between the musicians of the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo.  This is a unique fundraising opportunity for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo featuring a concert and dinner in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhan’s Music Hall.  Buffalo Philharmonic musicians are paired with children from one of our Clubs, whom they mentor starting in the fall and culminating with tonight’s performance.
 
We thank you for joining us and we hope you enjoy the evening.  Thank you to our major sponsors, the Habib Family and GEICO, as well as our sponsors, the committee and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo Board of Directors.
 
Regards,

Paul & Martha Lamparelli
Event Co-Chairs


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo reaches nearly 3,000 youth each year in some of our community’s most distressed neighborhoods.  Eighty-five percent of our members are considered to be at-risk for academic failure, substance abuse, violence, gang activity and juvenile delinquency.  The majority of our members and their families live below the poverty line.