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friends of father baker reception

Friday, November 2, 2018  |  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  |  Hyatt Regency Buffalo


The Friends of Father Baker Reception is one of the Our Lady of Victory (OLV) Organizations’ two main fundraising events. Each year, over 350 well-wishers from Western New York and beyond attend this cocktail reception to support the programs and services at Baker Victory Services, Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity, Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, and Our Lady of Victory Elementary School.  In addition, the evening pays tribute to two individuals who, like Father Baker, have dedicated their life's work to serving children and families in need.


2018 Service to Youth Honoree -
Ronald E. Thaler

2018 Youth Service Award Honoree -
Douglas Coleman


Honorary Chairman -
Msgr. Paul J.E. Burkard
2018 Chairperson -
Susan Santandreu
2018 Emcee - WGRZ Channel 2 news anchor -
Maryalice Demler



How to Become a Part of our Event 

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Can't attend the event?  While we will miss seeing you, there is always the option of making a monetary contribution to assist with funding for our important programs.  To make a donation please click here.

If you would like additional information on the evening or to reserve a sponsorship or purchase a ticket, please contact our Special Events Department at 716-828-9289.