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2023 Annual Luncheon, Fundraiser and Partner Appreciation Event

Homeless Alliance of WNY 2023 Annual Luncheon, Fundraiser, and Partner Appreciation Event

It’s almost time for the annual Homeless Alliance luncheon…

Join us as we gather to recognize individuals from across our community and fundraise to continue our efforts to eliminate homelessness at its root causes!

Want to learn more about this event?

Who is invited?

The Homeless Alliance’s annual luncheon recognizes members of our local Continuum of Care (CoC), collaborators, and sponsors who have contributed to the mission of our organization. Join us as we celebrate the great strides that are being made every day to end homelessness in Western New York.

What can attendees expect?

This year, we are delighted to offer a fully catered luncheon, a variety of fun ways to support our cause, and an award ceremony recognizing outstanding members of our community. In addition to your free thank you gift, all attendees will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for prizes generously donated by individuals and organizations across WNY, a play at our Wine Pull Table, and more!

Where is this year’s event?

Classics V Banquet Center
2425 Niagara Falls Blvd. Amherst, NY 14228 (view on Google Maps)

When are we celebrating?

Friday, December 8th, 2023 from 12 – 2pm, doors open at 11:30am

Click here to purchase your ticket online by Tuesday, December 5th, 2023.

How can I nominate someone for an award? 

The Monsignor Henry J. Gugino Organizational Service Award recognizes the achievements of an agency or program that has provided exceptional services to individuals with lived experience of homelessness or toward the elimination of homelessness at its root causes.

The Killian Vetter Individual Achievement Award recognizes the hard work, dedication, and special achievement of an individual who has worked on behalf of homeless and low-income persons.

The Unsung Hero Award is given to those individuals or groups in our community whose quiet and diligent efforts had an incredibly positive impact on the lives of homeless individuals and families. Particular consideration will be given to those with lived experience of homelessness.

The Community Advocacy and Education Award recognizes exemplary individual or organizational efforts to advocate for homeless persons through public education initiatives, awareness campaigns, conference presentations, or published research.

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Collaboration Award recognizes organizations or individuals from outside Continuum of Care (CoC) funded programs who are spearheading efforts that support the reduction and prevention of homelessness in Western New York.

HAWNY Award Nomination Form

The People’s Choice Award is open to all clients that would like to nominate a frontline caseworker for their dedication to serving those experiencing homelessness.

People’s Choice Award Nomination Form

Why should I support this event?

The Homeless Alliance relies on the support of sponsors to continue our work to end homelessness. All proceeds from this event will benefit HAWNY, and our Continuum of Care (CoC) partners across Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Orleans, and Wyoming counties. If you will be unable to attend, please consider making a donation to our raffle or wine table. Additionally, we are offering advertisement space within the event program at a variety of price points for businesses interested in demonstrating an organizational commitment to ending homelessness.

For more information please contact:

Jarrett Steffen

Operations Manager

[email protected]