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Annual Fund

Our Annual Fund drives our mission and impacts the SEM educational experience throughout the academic year. It is vital to our operating budget as tuition alone cannot cover our school's expenses. Every girl at SEM benefits directly from your generosity.

It's easy to give online! Click here to give with a credit card, debit card, or bank account. Visit our giving page to learn more about making a gift via PayPal, Venmo, stock, telephone, or mail. Thank you for considering a gift to the Annual Fund.

Questions? Please call Ashley Morlock at 716-885-6780 ext. 233 or email amorlock@buffaloseminary.org.

 

 

New this year, give to what you love!

Now, you can make a special Annual Fund gift to the area you care about most at SEM. Give to what you love, or support our area of greatest need today!

Love the arts

SEM students are artists, actors, stage crew, and musicians. Your gift to the arts will help us buy the rights to our fall and spring plays, purchase paint and canvases, and tune our pianos. Nurture creativity with a gift to the Arts at SEM!

Love athletics

An appreciation of healthy competition goes beyond the Hornet/Jacket rivalry. Did you know that 61% of SEM students compete on at least one school team? Your gift to athletics helps SEM maintain our equipment, gym, squash courts, and Larkin Field. Help us build a fun community filled with camaraderie for everyone. #GOSEM

Love student enrichment and technology

SEM prepares our students for success in college and beyond with a 4-year computer science curriculum, virtual reality lab, and challenging, unique courses that begin freshman year. Your gift to student enrichment and technology supports every aspect of the academic environment. Help fund the one to one student laptop program, a robust array of elective courses, and over 30 student clubs and activities!

Love faculty enrichment and salaries

Our alumnae agree that SEM’s remarkable faculty had a profound impact on their ability to speak up and reason through challenges, while instilling a lifelong love of learning. Your gift to faculty enrichment and salaries will help SEM provide valuable professional development opportunities and offer competitive compensation to attract and retain top-notch educators.

Love financial aid and scholarships

At SEM, we believe that all academically qualified girls should have the ability to consider this life-changing education to further their lifelong academic goals. Your gift to financial aid and scholarships helps make the dream of a SEM education possible for deserving girls.

Love our area of greatest need

SEM’s Annual Fund touches every corner of campus, and allows us to respond to our most pressing needs to offer the best possible education for our girls. When you give to our area of greatest need, you provide current use dollars that go to work immediately for our students. Show your love for SEM with an unrestricted gift!

Leadership 2019-20

Molly Beck-Joslyn ’99, Chair

  • Janice Roberts Fretz ’49, Grandparent Fund Chair
  • Roland E. Martin, Faculty Fund Chair
  • Susan Hammel P'20 & P'22, Parent Fund Chair

Founders’ Advisory Committee

Katharine Bowen Smith '92, Chair

  • Monica Angle
  • Jane Schoellkopf Banta '65
  • Margaret Brown '72
  • Jane Hopkins Carey '75
  • Geraldine Walsh Clauss '47
  • Jennifer Cornacchio
  • Linda Cornelius ’71
  • Shelley Cole Drake ’66
  • Kara Hornung Kerwin '98
  • Susie Lenahan Kimberly '68
  • James Kramer
  • Patrick Long
  • Michael Maxwell
  • Barbara Fischer McQueeney '74
  • Katharine Heasly Metzger ’63
  • Erin K. O'Brien '86
  • Michael Perley
  • Elizabeth Montesano Roach
  • Claire S. Schen
  • Suzanne Marlette Sears ’73
  • Josephine Siddiqui

Ex-Officio:

  • Helen Ladds Marlette, Head of School

 

Founders' Society
and Reunion
Leadership Gift Clubs

Board Chair's Circle
$10,000+

Head of School
Council
$5,000 - $9,999

Miss Angell's Circle
$2,500 - $4,999

1851 Founders' Society
$1,000 - $2,499

 

Buffalo Seminary
Gift Clubs

Red & White Club
$500 - $999

Bidwell Loyalty Club
$200 - $499