Kevin Garvey Society

Named in memory of young Kevin Garvey, The Kevin Garvey Society celebrates individual donors who share his generous spirit and belief in giving to others in a great and caring way. We are humbled to give special thanks to this group of distinguished donors who give $500 or more in a year to directly support the patients and families calling Kevin Guest House their home away from home.

*donations not inclusive of sponsorship or events

Celebrating Our Most Generous Donors

We are so very grateful for our Kevin Garvey Society members. Benefits of the Kevin Garvey Society include:

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Your generosity makes our homes feel cozy and warm. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour to see how your gift allows our guests feel comfortable and at ease. 

Gratitude Gathering

We are so thankful for your kindness. It would be our privilege to thank you and your fellow Kevin Garvey Society members, to celebrate the work you’ve helped make possible, and share our plans for the future.


Personalized Updates

You choose to give to Kevin Guest House for reasons that are personal to you. We’ll give you personalized updates on how your gifts are providing a comfortable and supportive home away from home.

Kevin Garvey Society Members

Donations of $500 or more received from individuals between Sept 1, 2022 – Dec 5, 2023

James & Barbara Barrett
Corlin Bauhofer
Joseph Bertozzi
David & Margaret Borchard
Rosanne Braxton
Ed & Margaret Condon
James Conway
Corey & Becky Cressy
James F. & Patti Doyle
Karen Durawa
Mary Evans & Andrew Hrenyo
Pamela JK Evans
Pamela & Pete Evans
Robert & Wendy Evans
John E. Fitzpatrick
Tedd A. & Melissa P. Galuhn
Hugh J. III & Nina Garvey
Jason & Alexandra Garvey Friel
John & Jeanne Garvey
Michael & Lauren Garvey
Thomas & Mary Garvey
Thomas M. & Dana Garvey
Mary Garvey Grenier
Henry C. & Judy Gorino
Macoy Hartweg
R. Lynn Hoover
John & Cynthia Hopkins
William Hopkins
Kevin & Maureen Horgan
Phillip Hubbell
Mark Jerge
Sarah Kaufman
Samuel & Natalie Kinsella-Flatt
Phillip Kirchner
Lynda S. Large
George Leedom
Linda L. Mader Engstrom
Robert & Elaine Marinucci

Marc & Amy Martis
Gerard & Barbara Mazurkiewicz
Jay & Kim McKinley
LeRhea & Camron McKinley
Carolyn Minnick
Robert L. Montgomery Jr & Kathryn M. Cambi, MD
Amy & Rodman Nagy
Peter & Wendy Naylon
Tedd A. & Melissa P. Neff
M.G. O’Neil, Jr.
Michelle & Gerald Parrish
Sid & Marcy Paskowitz
Beth Patri
Frank & Lynn Potocnik
Seth & Marianne Potratz
David & Marci Potter
Annette Pringle
James F. & Jean A. Quigley
Kevin “Duke” Reilly
Glen & Mary Reaves
Michael Rose
Bill & Holly Rupp
Margaret Ryszka
James Schneider
Frank & Mary Pat Schreck
Jamie & Gail Scotland
Sieglinde Schwinge
William & Susan Semmel
Dr. Samson K. Shen
Bernard & Estelle Siegel
Mary Pat Stechschulte & Sarah A Cerminara
Dr. Christina Tobin
Adolph Uryniak
Cynthia Vance & Scott Smith
Rebecca Walsh
Matthew & Catherine Whitehead
Peter & Deborah Wilson
Daniel & A. Christine Zimmer 

Supporting Special Projects

From time to time the Kevin Garvey Society members are asked to help with special projects including our Comfort & Compassion Project.

A number of years ago, our kitchen chairs had seen a lot of wear-and-tear. We needed to upgrade from the existing residential-grade chairs to something stronger. Most importantly we needed to make an investment in safe yet comfortable chairs that could be enjoyed by our guests each day.

Thanks to the extra-special generosity of our Kevin Garvey Society members, this Comfort & Compassion Project raised nearly $7,000 to purchase commercial-grade kitchen chairs. Our friends from the Interior Design Association of WNY helped find some that would look great in our beautiful kitchen, and secured them for a great price helping our donors’ generosity go even further. Our 2019 Comfort & Compassion Project replaced the lovely but worn carpeting

 on the front and back staircase and throughout the second floor of the main house, including a couple of bedrooms. COVID-19 put the project on hold, but generous friends donated more $9,770, and the upgraded the carpeting provides a comfortable and clean environment for our guests.

In 2020, our project also focuses on safety and security in high traffic guest areas. 

Currently guest keys are kept in two locations – a small, hard to reach plastic box, the other inside a small bathroom cabinet with a safe for guest and staff valuables, and weekly deposits. Daily guest deliveries of personal items and medication remain in plain view but should be locked. A recent technology donation has generously replaced 15-yr-old equipment and laptops for guests to borrow, but we don’t currently have enough lockable space to accept. Moving to new electronic key fob entry also requires a lockable, organized space.

As we move to more touchless entry and other ways for guests to comfortably isolate in their rooms through technology, we need a custom cabinet built to store these items and keep personal belonging safe. There is only one space in the main house that can accomplish all this, requiring custom build due to the unique position of radiators, pipes, etc. Guests and staff will have easier access to items, while also keeping them more secure.