Charlie & Penny Shuman

Charlie & Penny Shuman

Charlie & Penny Shuman Long-time Buffalo businessman and community leader, Charlie Shuman, was born in 1929 to Philip (Peretz) and Ida (Chaika). The Shumans were from Sokolivka in Central Ukraine, a “shtetel” community that was devastated by pogroms in the early...

Katz Family

The Katz Family Learn about the Katz family’s gift:  coming from a legacy of Jewish values; always giving and a lot of public service, always trying to make a difference in the lives of others. Katz Family Video The Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies would be...

Awner Family

The Awner Family Enjoy a few minutes with the Awner family. Generations were raised with the tradition of being involved with the Jewish Community and giving back and helping people who were in need. Awner Family Video The Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies would be...
Theodore Hofeller

Theodore Hofeller

THEODORE HOFELLER (1854 – 1930) Theodore Hofeller was a well-known businessman and philanthropist born on March 17, 1854 who emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1869. He attended the Buffalo schools and initially entered the clothing business. In 1881 he...