Giving Hearts Program

Young Professionals Program

Giving Hearts is engaging young, entrepreneurial and philanthropic individuals who are on the rise in the
Buffalo-Niagara community. 

Together we will ensure that every patient and family member traveling to Buffalo for medical care will be welcomed through our doors, regardless of their ability to pay for their stay.

Do you, or someone you know, want to support KGH and gain non-profit experience?

Contact Marianne at 716-882-1818 or for more information to join Giving Hearts!

Join a dynamic group of individuals who have committed for one year to: 

  • LEARN about non-profits, the medical campus and how to fundraise for a cause.
  • SUPPORT the patients and families who call KGH their “home away from home” with hands-on volunteering and fundraising.
  • NETWORK with other young professionals who are looking to contribute to a cause, as well as KGH board members and other community supporters.
  • SHARE your knowledge with friends, family and co-workers as we look to increase awareness of KGH and grow our network.


    Is your company interested in marketing to young professionals?
    Consider sponsoring the Giving Hearts program and their signature Bites & Brews event, hosted by our Giving Hearts Ambassadors! Contact program manager Marianne Potratz, or call 716-882-1818 to sponsor or ask questions.



Congratulations to the Giving Hearts  Class of 2021!

Together they have raised more than $35,000 (and counting!) to support patients & families

who call Kevin Guest House their “Home-Away-from-Home” during critical medical care. 

2021 Giving Hearts Program Chairs: Carolyn Leed, Adrianna Redman, Jourdan Stevenson & Marie Stoklosa

2021 Bites & Brews Giving Hearts Fundraiser Committee: Jessica Fike & Brooke Smith

2021 Giving Hearts: Laura Amantia, David Blaszak, Wendy Burns, Michelle Calabrese, Karl Chodora,  Megan Crawford, Kelly DeBerg, Elizabeth DiNardo, Lisa Felgemacher, Natalie Hathaway, Mike Healy, Tom Jost, Susan Mailman, Lesley Maloney, Amy Nagai, Ally Pawarski, Luigi Rodo, Joe  Schillace, Jennifer Shiao, Taylor Stuart

2021 Giving Hearts Ambassadors: Kristie Andrews, Keith Bryan, Mark Glieco, Kelsey Gregorie, Chandra Hoyt, Alyssa McNulty, Amy Prinzbach Bonnette, Jackie Ruotsi, Anna Stolzenburg




Sound and Theater


The Buffalo Sabres Foundation

John E. Roberts Funeral Home

Congratulations to the class of 2020!

Together they raised more than $25,000 to support our guests in a challenging year. 

Program Chairs

Chairs – Team A
Carolyn Leed
Marie Ryer Stoklosa
Chairs – Team B
Samantha Palisano
Odochi Uwazurike

Team A

Mehreen Khan, Ambassador
Adrianna Redman, Ambassador
Aubrey Stevenson, Ambassador
Kristie Andrews
Keith Bryan
Michelle Calabrese
Chandra Hoyt
Stephanie Karaszewski
Kaitlyn Koehn
Marina Markey
Shannon McCabe
Steven Mingle, Jr.
Amy Prinzbach
Jackie Ruotsi
Jourdan Stevenson
Gail Testa-Romano

Team B

Emily Smaldino, Ambassador
James Lougen, Ambassador
Melanie Biggs
Jenny Bour
Jamie Dennis
Cassandra Faulkner
Jessica Fike
Mark Glieco
Kelsey Gregoire
Alyssa McNulty
Hanna Nydahl
Mary Russo
Andrew Schrum 
Brooke Smith
Brandon Snyder
Anna Stolzenburg

Thanks to our 2019 Class of Giving Hearts who collectively raised more than $28.5K!

Team A

Chairs: Matthew Whitehead, Marie Ryer Stoklosa 
Ambassadors: Lindsay Pohlman, Emily Smaldino, Odochi Uwazurike

Colleen Bauda, Adam Brasky, Rachel Cappellino, Charles Gattie, Mehreen Kahn, Tom Keefe, Matt Mancini, Dan McCarthy, 
Adrianna Redman, Andrew Russo, Matt Smaczniak

Team B

Chairs: Brittany Frey, Carolyn Leed
Ambassadors: Angela Dowdell, Christine Jordan, Jennifer Guia, 
Shannon Callahan, Breanne Keating

Michael Brady, Emily Duckworth, Angela Indelicato-Matar, James Lougen, Lyndsey Prenatt, Jessica Reagan,
Aubrey Stevenson, Lindsay Truesdell, Ashley Vento, Courtney Weir