On May 4th, more than 70 agency donors, friends, employees and board members joined us for our annual Celebration of Friends event at the historic Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Buffalo. Guests a cocktail and hors d’euvres reception as live organ music filled the museum. Towards the end of the night, we were honored to present staff and members of our community with awards in recognition of their tremendous and continued contributions to our agency. The 2011 honorees were: Janet B. Wattles Award, Jeff Bowen; William B. Hoyt Memorial Advocacy Award, Barbara A. Piazza, Esq.; Stanley G. Falk Memorial Award for Distinguished Educators, Eric Johnson; John N. Walsh Board Appreciation Award, Kevin O’Leary; Susan T. Siewic Distinguished Donor Award, Mike and Dona King.