On Sept. 19, 1947, Aspire of Western New York, formerly known as Cerebral Palsy of Western New York, was officially incorporated. After extensive growth in both physical locations and services provided, Aspire will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Sept. 19.
In honor of this achievement, the dome of Buffalo City Hall will be lit in Aspire’s colors of teal and gold on Sept. 17. It is anticipated that other downtown buildings and venues will follow suit, including The Electric Tower, The Curtiss Hotel, The Theatre District, Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Buffalo & Erie County Public, The Botanical Gardens, Buffalo State College Tower, and The Peace Bridge. Additionally, Niagara Falls on both the U.S. and Canadian sides will be illuminated in Aspire’s colors between 10 and 10:15 p.m. on Sept. 19.
“Aspire is proud of the legacy we have created in making an impact on the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are eager to continue our work in maximizing the potential and the impact made by each person we support,” said Renee A. Filip, Aspire’s president and CEO.
Aspire of Western New York Inc. is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Getzville providing “the full scope of lifetime continuum of services for over 4,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Erie and Chautauqua counties.”