The Leadership Council
About the Leadership Council Committee
Helping those who face isolation, despair and serious illness is a noble mission. Gifts to our Annual Friends Appeal support ongoing resident care initiatives at The GreenFields Continuing Care Community’s skilled care homes. Each year a team of volunteers called the Leadership Council Committee meets to assist in the personal solicitation of new and renewing benefactors. All donors who make an annual gift of $500 or more are granted Leadership Council status and are entitled to special recognition opportunities, including our Benefactors Reception. Donors who make an annual gift of at least $500 and also ask others to do the same are entitled to become members of the Leadership Council Committee.
Our 2020 Leadership Council campaign was chaired by Niagara Lutheran Health Foundation Trustees, David Richardson and Kevin Weber.
Funds raised by the Leadership Council during our 2020 Vision campaign supported initiatives which are integral to Niagara Lutheran’s mission and long-range plan, such as collaboration with other non-profit organizations. Niagara Lutheran and other non-profit providers of senior care services continue to make progress in creating a strategic alliance which will help to preserve the future of non-profit care in Western New York.
Thanks to the wonderful generosity of our donors, the 2020 Leadership Council fundraising campaign total was the second highest in the 22-year history of our Leadership Council program! Our 2020 campaign raised a total of $688,052, which is second only to our 2019 campaign total of $720,747.
2020 Leadership Council Committee
David N. Richardson, Co-Chair
Kevin R. Weber, Co-Chair
Todd C. Anderson
Jurgen A. Arndt
Rev. Michael C. Blackwell
Janet Loew Day
Linda A. Dobmeier
Mary F. Dumke
Christopher T. Greene, Esq.
Robert W. Gromer
Cary J. Haller
Roger J. Hoffman
Candyce V. Ingwersen
Laurie J. Jankowski
Scott W. Jones
Judith A. Kelly
Gary P. Kenline
Rev. Thomas R. Mason
David E. McMullen
Rev. Paul R. Mertzlufft
Robert Minicucci, Sr.
Gail M. Myers
Matthew L. O’Connor
Richard C. Paul
Gerald C. Saxe
Henry P. Semmelhack
James M. Sexton, III
Michael A. Sheehan
Michael C. Straeck
George M. Wallrich
Laurence H. Woodward
Edward G. Wright
The Niagara Lutheran Health Foundation is indebted to these previous co-chairs of the Leadership Council Committee:
2019 – Edward Wright and David Richardson
2018 – Edward Wright and Robert Minicucci, Sr.
2017 – Cary J. Haller and Robert Minicucci, Sr.
2016 – Gary Kenline and Cary J. Haller
2015 – Susan Fayle and Gary Kenline
2014 – Janet Loew Day and Susan Fayle
2013 – Janet Loew Day and Trent M. Voelkl
2012 – Donald E. Will
2011 – Michael C. Straeck and Trent M. Voelkl
2010 – Linda A. Dobmeier and Michael C. Straeck
2009 – Linda A. Dobmeier and James M. Sexton III
2008 – James M. Sexton III and Joseph A. Voelkl
2007 – Patricia H. Garman and Howard B. Vahue
2006 – Gerald C. Saxe and Kevin R. Weber
2005 – Christopher T. Greene, Esq., and Gerald T. Mazurkiewicz
2004 – David N. Richardson and Samuel J. Savarino
2003 – Rev. Dr. Charles D. Bang and Henry P. Semmelhack
2002 – Thomas M. Barney, Esq., and Paul J. Koessler
2001 – G. Wayne Hawk and Richard C. Paul
2000 – Charles U. Banta and Edward G. Wright
1999 – Gerald C. Saxe and Robert G. Weber