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Hodgson Russ, Dansa D'Arata & Soucia CPAs & KeyBank present 9th annual 'Lawyers for the Arts'

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Fri, Jan 24th 2020 04:10 pm

Fundraiser to benefit ASI’s ‘Give for Greatness’ program

Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced this year’s “Lawyers for the Arts” fundraiser will be presented by Hodgson Russ LLP, Dansa D’Arata & Soucia CPAs LLP, and KeyBank on Saturday, April 4, at the Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St., Buffalo. The event will see attorneys from across practice areas and industries come together to play music on stage to a crowd of supporters of Western New York’s thriving arts and cultural sector.

This event has sold out every year for the past six years, so attendees are encouraged to purchase their $25 tickets early. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or call the Tralf at 716-852-2860.

“Lawyers for the Arts” is an annual benefit organized by ASI to benefit its “Give for Greatness” program, which awards operating funds to small to mid-sized nonprofit organizations based in Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties every December in anticipation of year-end goals and the holiday season. In 2019, ASI awarded a total of $32,000 in “Give for Greatness” grants to a variety of the region’s arts and cultural institutions.

“ ‘Give for Greatness’ awards grassroots cultural organizations for their important work by providing support for their general operating efforts,” ASI Executive Director Jen Swan said. “These organizations serve as critical cultural hubs across Western New York’s urban and rural communities, often operating on an annual budget of less than $20,000 and with nearly all-volunteer staff.”

“Give for Greatness” is funded by money ASI raises throughout the year. It is supported by “Fund for the Arts,” “Lawyers for the Arts,” “Lawyers for the Arts: Classical Edition,” and The Rupp Family Foundation. Learn more by visiting asiwny.org.

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