Serving Since 1925

96 Years of Serving the Williamsville / Amherst Community (1925-2021)

  • Exploration of Need for Community Hospital (1930-1935)

  • Depression Era: Food and Clothes for Needy

  • World War II: Tin Can Drives; Blood Bank; “Bundles for Britain”

  • Co-Sponsor: Community Polio Victims Swimming Pool

  • Donation of 100 Trees for Main Street (1959)

  • Facilitator: Emergency Medical Services Council (1985)

  • Sponsor of C.P.R. Training for Town Workers (1985)

  • Amherst Drug Court

  • Amherst Museum

  • Amherst Public Library

  • Amherst Senior Services

  • Amherst Symphony Orchestra (Co-sponsor Annual Music Scholarship since 1987)

  • Amherst Youth Program / Amherst Youth Foundation

  • Bornhava (An Early Childhood Center for Children with Developmental Disabilities)

  • Business Award Scholarships

  • Buffalo-Niagara Heritage Village (formerly Amherst Museum)

  • DECA Programs (Distributive Education Clubs of America)

  • Drug Re-Hab Center (Renaissance House – West Seneca)

  • Gateway-Longview Home / annual Christmas Gift Program

  • Health Clinic Construction & Supply in Haiti (Co-Sponsor with Grand Island Rotary)

  • Rotary International Youth Exchange Program (Incoming and Outgoing Students)

  • Rotary International PolioPlus Program – Worldwide Eradication of Polio

  • Maintenance of Rotary Park / 200-feet into Main Street Entrance to Glen Park

  • Make-A-Wish Foundation

  • Mathewson-McCarthy Baseball League

  • Matrichaya School (Ranchi [Jharkand] India) (teaching business school for women)

  • Kaleida / Millard-Fillmore Suburban Hospital

    (see “Community Hospital”, above 1930-1935)

  • Nepal Hospital (India)

  • Northeast YMCA

  • Playground Construction Supporter (Heim Middle & Willow Ridge Schools)

  • SABAH (Skating Association for the Blind and Handicapped)

  • Williamsville High Schools – Annual Senior Student Scholarship

  • Rotary Interact Club support at the Williamsville South High School and their annual Christmas gift program to U.S. military families

This is a partial listing of recipients of the Club’s fundraising efforts since 1925.

The Club has three [3] major events per year – annual Wine Tasting & Food, usually held in March-April; annual Strawberry Festival, held 3rd week of June; and, Classic Car Show, a professionally judged event held in late summer at the Northtown Center. The Club may also sponsor smaller fund raising events.

Numerous others have also received donations from the Rotary Club of Williamsville Foundation, Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit charity. The Foundation, created in 1982, receives an annual contribution from the Club. The Foundation has an annual aspirational goal of supporting local community projects of about $10,000 to $15,000 per year. Examples of recent projects are: roof replacement for the band stand at Buffalo-Niagara Heritage Village (BNHV); schoolhouse painting at BNHV: Amherst Senior Center support for a new transportation vehicle; a 5-year annual pledge to the Williamsville Public Library; a 5-year annual pledge to The Summit Center; annually, scholarships to local high school students, and many other community venues.