2019 Gala Sponsorship

Dear Friend of the Community,


WNY Independent Living, Inc. is a non-profit agency, which assists individuals with disabilities throughout all of Western New York. We assist by providing programs and services that support and assist individuals with mental health, physical, cognitive, learning, mobility, developmental, or a combination of these disabilities, to work, attend school or vocational training, obtain accessible housing, and remain integrated within the community that he or she chooses through empowerment, education and equality.


What is the one common denominator in obtaining all of these goals? Accessible and available Transportation!


WNY Independent Living’s transportation department, Independence Express, provides approximately 500 unduplicated rides per month throughout Erie, Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans and Niagara Counties, for people with disabilities. WE need YOUR help to obtain accessible vans and to provide transportation for the increasing number of individuals with disabilities who are unable to secure accessible transportation.


How can you help?

By becoming a “sponsor for the year” through the transportation department.


To be a sponsor, you pick a level on the form included. By doing so, you will gain access to marketing for your company or organization throughout the year, and attend the 6th Annual Night for Independence Gala on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Events at the Wurlitzer from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Your participation and contribution will benefit WNY Independent Living’s accessible transportation services, which assists individuals and families with disabilities throughout Western New York. Being a part of this event really says something extraordinary about your community commitment!


Your contribution will go directly to assist the local community and persons with disabilities within Western New York and improve their quality of life. Because WNYIL, a 501c3 non-profit organization, your contribution is tax deductible. Please indicate your sponsorship interest on the enclosed reply form.


We thank you in advance for your consideration and support. Please contact me if you have any questions or comments.


Kind Regards,


Marykate Waringa

Community Events and Outreach Coordinator
WNY Independent Living, Inc.

3108 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214

716-836-0822 ext. 146