Amy Martis – Individual Volunteer Award Winner, Chair of Supper in the Street, our Adopt-A-Room challenge, Weekly front desk volunteer, dinner group family, and events volunteer. 

Shirley Johnson – Healthcare Partner Award Winner, Chief Clinical Operations Officer and Senior Vice President at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, KGH board, Affaire of the Heart & House Operations committees, a vital resource in our COVID19 action plan, keeping KGH safe and operational throughout the pandemic. 

Carol Horton – Healthcare Partner Award Winner, Vice President, Kaleida Health Foundation, longtime KGH supporter and advocate, facilitating a growing relationship with our healthcare partners in the Kaleida Health System. 

Isabella Kimball – Youth Volunteer Award Winner, Amherst High School Student and member of the Trailblazers leadership team, planned and executed the first Spooktakular Skool Nite fundraiser, raising $1775+ for KGH.

Sam Frost – Youth Volunteer Award Winner, volunteered his time and skills to paint/patch ceilings and walls, and install a new floor in the laundry room of the Main House, providing a fresh, bright space for our guests and earning his Eagle Scout rank. 

Buffalo Sunrise Rotary – Volunteer Group Award Winner, Regularly provides dinner for our guests, and awarded KGH a generous grant supporting the replacement of carpet in the first floor of the Main House, creating a clean, welcoming entrance to our campus and volunteering for install. 

Thank you to our 48th Anniversary Sponsors!
Your commitment has supported our continued operations:


2019 Heart Award Honorees

Kevyn Adams and his parents Ken and Diane Adams

Kevyn, General Manager of Harborcenter, Director of Academy of Hockey, and President of the Buffalo Junior Sabres has been the host of our Celebrity Golf Classic and a dedicated volunteer at the event for more than 20 years! He has been instrumental in strengthening our relationship with the Buffalo Sabres and Pegula Sports and Entertainment and continues to recruit local celebrities for the cause. 

His wonderful parents, Ken and Diane have been two of our most generous volunteers and supporters. Diane has volunteered at our front desk nearly every Tuesday for more than 20 years, and Ken has been a key member of our Celebrity Golf committee recruiting local celebrities and alumni for the event. 

Thank you to the Adams family for your generosity and support of the KGH mission!

Kelly McEachon Representing People, Inc. 

Kelly McEachon, Community Vocational Trainer for People, Inc.’s Young Adult Life Transitions Program, pictured with team members Michael Wojtan, Collin Hager, and  Rebecca Lovenic represent just some of the amazing volunteers from People, Inc. that come daily to maintain our beautiful homes while learning life skills. Thank you for bringing joy and comfort to our guests!

Thank you 2019 sponsors:

Anniversary Sponsor


Celebration Sponsors

Dr. Stephen Edge


Garden Sponsors

Ashland Pest Control, Buffalo Spree Publishing, Inc. , David & Kathy Carlson, Lamparelli Construction,
             Penn Power Group, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center


Patron Sponsors

Ferguson Electric, Progressive Direct Marketing,Upstate Pharmacy
About our Anniversary Sponsor:

Wegmans is a regional supermarket chain with 96 stores across New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. It is one of the largest private companies in the U.S. Founded in 1916 by the Wegmans family, this Rochester, NY-based company is currently ranked #2 on FORTUNE magazine’s 2018 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Wegmans has been on the list every year since it first ran in 1998, and ranked #1 in 2005. Wegmans raises the bar on the shopping experience: the best quality; a spectacular abundance of choice; restaurant-quality prepared foods; beautiful stores and displays; and a nearly telepathic level of customer service.

2018 Heart Award Honorees

The Heart Award is given in honor of Kevin “Heart” Garvey in recognition of our outstanding volunteers who have opened their hearts to our guests.

Gerald Halligan, Author

Images of Modern America: Kevin Guest House

Interior Design Association, Western New York

Karen Bialkowski, Darlene Ellis, Michelle Peller-White, Barbara Reformat, Robert Reeder, Carol Schaper, and Mark Taylor

Junior League of Buffalo 2017 Decorators’ Show House Leadership

Sue Niver-Percy, Debi Scherer, Colleen Seminara, Maura Siebold, Rita Stevens, and Jeannine Yager-Aiello