On Saturday, June 14, the Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals (BULYP) hosted its Second Annual Soiree. The Young Professionals’ chapter is an entity within the Buffalo Urban League that serves as an empowerment and networking forum for Western New York individuals primarily between the ages of 21 and 40.  BULYP members are committed support the Urban League movement through community service, philanthropy, workshops, and membership development.

Second Annual Soiree “Queen City Lights”

The Second Annual Soiree “Queen City Lights” had a “Roaring Twenties” theme.  Participants were encouraged to dress in 1920s attire, while BULYP’s Board of Directors role played as characters who would make Great Gatsby proud. A night of fun, food, raffles, and networking was topped off by a ceremony to highlight success in the community.  Awards were given to celebrate achievements in excellence, member development, entrepreneurship, and community engagement. The event also served as a fundraiser, with part of the proceeds donated to the Buffalo Urban League’s Scholarship Program.

The venue for the soiree was The Foundry Hotel & Banquets at 1738 Elmwood Avenue. The Foundry was refurbished from the old FWS furniture store and is now a mixed use space which includes a banquet facility and hotel establishment interior. The exterior of the building will retain Buffalo’s prestigious industrial heritage.

Freed Maxick was proud to support the BULYP’s mission to train the next generation of leaders, and you can too! Since the Buffalo Urban League is non-profit, it qualifies for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.  Therefore, charitable contributions are tax-exempt and may be deducted. If you like the mission of the organization, make a donation or attend an upcoming event to help support their goals, just remember to itemize these contributions to meet record keeping requirements!

To learn more, the organization’s website is here.