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Veterans One-stop Center Receives First Niagara Foundation Grant

The Veterans One-stop Center of Western New York has received a three-year grant in the amount of $150,000 from the First Niagara Foundation. The grant, made in partnership with Key Bank, will provide $50,000 each year for the next three years to fund a capacity building initiative that will provide ongoing fundraising support to include marketing efforts and events. The development initiative will be integrated into the overall outreach efforts of the Veterans One-stop to identify and connect with all veterans regardless of their circumstances.

“We are grateful to the First Niagara Foundation for their investment and continued support,” said Chuck Marra, President & CEO of the Veterans One-stop. “The support of this initiative will allow us to develop a sustainable funding stream that will allow the Veterans One-stop Center to continue to serve Veterans in Western New York for years to come.”

“Our veterans have made tremendous sacrifices, and they deserve our support as they transition to civilian life,” said Elizabeth Gurney, Executive Director of the First Niagara Foundation. “The First Niagara Foundation is very proud to help provide the resources needed for the Veteran’s One-stop Center to assist the thousands of veterans in our community helping them to realize their potential and achieve their goals.”

Lashandra turned her life around with the help of the Veterans One-stop Center. With the continued support of the First Niagara Foundation, more stories like hers can be possible for local veterans.

About the First Niagara Foundation

Founded in 1998, the First Niagara Foundation will carry out the philanthropic legacy of First Niagara Bank. The Foundation, in partnership with KeyBank, supports not for profit organizations dedicated to empowering individuals and neighborhoods primarily in Western New York.

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