National Comedy Center Among WNY Groups Receiving A Big Donation

File image by Storm Hartmann/WNYNewsNow.

JAMESTOWN – The National Comedy Center in Jamestown is among around a dozen arts and cultural institutions in our region receiving a chunk of a $100 million dollar donation.

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announced the news on Thursday.

The money is part of a new endowment with the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.

Some of the money, $250,000 annually, will go to support the National Comedy Center.

The funding, officials say, is unrestricted and can be designated for general operating needs.

However, each organization involved will co-design, in partnership with Community Foundation and national consultants, metrics and benchmarks that support their goals and strategic plans to use the money.


Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the WNY News Now mobile app on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.


Have a news tip? Email, send us a message on Facebook, or Twitter.

WNY News Now encourages an open exchange of opinions and ideas on our stories, however, we ask everyone to follow our comment policy.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.