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With this year's contributions of $790,796 to Buffalo-area institutions, charitable grants by made the James H. Cummings Foundation since its beginning in 1962, total nearly $12 million.

Cummings, a Buffalo pharmaceutical manufacturer, specified in his will that foundation money be used for medical research and education, for underprivileged children and for elderly and infirmed persons.

Grants went to Beechwood-Blocher Foundation, $15,000; Blind Association of Western New York, $50,000; Boy Scouts Niagara Frontier Council, $4,696; Boys and Girls Clubs of Buffalo, $50,000.

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, $114; Children's Hospital, $41,667; Cradle Beach Camp, $150,000; Erie County Medical Center Lifeline Foundation, $15,000; Gateway-Longview, $10,000; Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Foundation, $125,000.

Lord of Life Adult and Child Services, $25,000; Meals on Wheels, $50,000; Roswell Park Cancer Institute, $14,000; Sea Fever, $25,000; Society of St. Vincent de Paul, $15,000; Trocaire College, $25,000; United Way, $60,000.

University at Buffalo Foundation, $107,612; Valley Community Association, $20,000; Villa Maria College, $20,000; Western New York Children's Health Services (Ronald McDonald House), $10,000; and Wyndham Lawn Home for Children, $2,707.

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