Champions of Service

At The Service Collaborative's annual fundraiser each year, we honor a class of "Champions of Service". To recognize the commitment and service individuals and organizations give each year, our staff and board nominate individuals/organizations under three categories: Program Participant/Alumni; Community Partner; Community Leader.

Our Champions of Service for 2021 are:

Program Participant/Alumni: Britany Maxwell

Community Partner: Gerard Place

Community Leader: HSBC

*Champions of Service 2021 are sponsored by: Community Services for Every1

Past Champions:

2016 (Inaugural Year)

Alumni: Emily Oaks
Partner: Buffalo Promise Neighborhood
Community Leader: Dr. Charles Massey


Alumni: Tom Lowe
Partner: The Foundry
Community Leader: Avi Israel


Alumni: Nestor Hernandez
Partner: Family Promise: Luanne Firestone
Community Leader: Felice Brandy


Alumni: Marco Notaro
Partner: Compeer
Community Leaders: Beds for Buffalo Volunteers Trevor Brown and Tom Root

TSC Board and Staff
50% of TSC staff are AmeriCorps alumni

Lifetime Champion of Service: Community Leader
For service as a VISTA and Board Member
Mary Ann Kresse