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Buffalo Urban League exceeds goal in its first ever annual fund campaign

The Buffalo Urban League has exceeded its goal in its first ever “annual” fund campaign.

The campaign was launched in January, with a goal of raising $100,000. The campaign concluded March 31 and raised $100,056. The theme of the drive was “Moving Generations Forward.”

The Buffalo Urban League’s president and chief executive officer, Brenda W. McDuffie, said the funds raised will allow the organization to continue its work empowering children and their families in order to secure them a better future.

The Buffalo Urban League dates back to 1927, when it was founded by an interracial group of civic leaders to address the needs of African Americans who were then moving to Buffalo from the South. It continues to serve the community with foster care and adoption services, family support and case management, scholarship programs, job training, housing and a minority business development program.