Greater Buffalo is on the rise and we believe all our residents should have the opportunity to take part and fulfill their highest potential.

When we tackle the existing gaps in racial equity, we will expand opportunity in neighborhoods across the region — where people live, work and raise their children.

Our region will see even greater growth when all our residents can learn, work and further contribute to a healthy, thriving and prosperous community.

Racial Equity Dividend Report

What could happen when we close all the gaps?


Voices of Equity: Jerry Mazurkiewicz

June 27, 2017

Jerry Mazurkiewicz, a partner at Dopkins & Company and a trustee for the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation,  shares what makes the Roundtable unique and talks about how connecting leaders across our community brings hope to achieving racial equity.

To learn more about the benefits of closing the racial equity gaps, download "The Racial Equity Dividend: Buffalo's Great Opportunity"



Voices of Equity: LaVonne Ansari

June 20, 2017

Dr. LaVonne Ansari, CEO of the Community Health Center of Buffalo, shares how she talks to her staff about working with people from different backgrounds.

To learn more about the benefits of closing the racial equity gaps in education and workforce, download "The Racial Equity Dividend: Buffalo's Great Opportunity" 



Voices of Equity: Lana Benatovich

June 14, 2017

Lana Benatovich, President of the National Federation for Just Communities, shares her experience as a member of the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable. Ms. Benatovich has found the conversations honest and supported by active listening to fellow members as they share their unique visions and express a belief and support for our common goal to achieve racial equity in our community so we ALL benefit.