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June 6, 2017


BNHV to Host Inaugural Founders’ Dinner

Dolores Attea Sapienza to be honored in recognition of more than four decades of service.


AMHERST, NY – On Thursday, June 8, Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village (BNHV) will host its Inaugural Founders’ Dinner. The Founders’ Dinner is set to be an annual fundraising gala, which strives to recognize the selfless service and dedication of its founding members in support of the museum’s mission.


For its inaugural year, Dolores Attea Sapienza will be recognized for her commitment to Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village as a founding member and devoted advocate. A native of Amherst, Dolores has served the local community faithfully for more than four decades. A graduate of Rosary Hill College, she went on to enjoy an accomplished career of service to community, working as an employee of the Erie County Child Welfare Services before serving as the Director of Service Clubs for the United States Government (USO). Over the years, Dolores’ passion for and devotion to BNHV has never wavered.


“Dolores is a very passionate individual who began her service with the museum in the 1970s.  Her force as an advocate remains strong to this day. Dolores remains active and participates at each of our special events, and even regularly recruits new membership. She is a true friend and ally,” explains Executive Director Herbert Schmidt III.


In her honor, a dedication ceremony of the BNHV Ballroom as the Dolores Attea Sapienza Ballroom will commence following the evening’s dinner. The dinner program will feature a live auction for a weekend at the Chautauqua Institute. All proceeds will go to the support of the museum and village.


BNHV is a private, 501-c (3) not-for-profit organization. Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is an educational institution, chartered by the State of New York whose mission is to instill, educate and cultivate an informed appreciation of the American past and its impact on current lifestyles, culture and historical development of the Buffalo Niagara Region. BNHV’s mission is to preserve and interpret the story of Buffalo Niagara for the people of today and the community of tomorrow. We receive funding support from the Town of Amherst, Erie County, donors, members, and friends. http://bnhv.org/


Media Contact

Stephen Blass

Director of Development

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Phone: 716-689-1440

Email: development@bnhv.org


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