The Class of 2021 will graduate on Friday, June 25th at KeyBank Center in downtown Buffalo. In celebration of this group of seniors who will officially become Amherst Alumni, we are asking you to make a donation to the Amherst Central Alumni Foundation, Inc.
Because of the pandemic, the Foundation has cancelled its main fundraiser, the Alumni Golf Classic, two years in a row. A donation from you would help ease that loss of these funds. Our generous support from Amherst Alumni allows us to do what we do.
The foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization supporting the Amherst Central School District by engaging alumni and the community. Our donors help bridge the gap between basic funding and what Amherst students need to truly excel. Since 2003, we have given out over $110,000 in grants.
There several ways you can donate:
Donating through Facebook is easy and the Foundation receives 100% of your donation. No processing fees.
BOECKEL – Robert W., Jr. Of Amherst, entered into rest on June 12, 2021. Beloved husband of Frances A. (nee Paladino) Boeckel; devoted father of Robert W. (Meghan) Boeckel III and Kathryn (Michael) Cioppi; loving son of the late Robert and Nancy Boeckel; cherished brother of the late John Boeckel (Karen Elardo) and the late William (Patrica) Boeckel; also survived by many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Snyder Chapel), 4614 Main St. near Harlem Rd., on Tuesday from 3-7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in St. Leo the Great Church, 885 Sweet Home Rd., Amherst on Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock (please assemble at church). Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Robert was a member of the Buffalo Launch Club and the Antique & Classic Boat Society.
The Daily Bread Food Truck and the Tiger’s Den Food Pantry have teamed up together to help those hungry in the community. The Daily Bread Food Truck will be offering free meals at St. Paul’s to the “Pantry Families” and community when the pantry is open. The meal-share dates for June are Thursdays 3rd and 17th at St. Paul’s from 3-5:30 pm, and Saturdays June 12th and 26th at St. Paul’s from 9 am-11:30 am, If you would like to sponsor a “giving meal” event, please contact Katie at 716-835-0407
Additional news for June:
The Daily Bread Food Truck will be parked at the Amherst High School front lot loop on Monday 14th and 21st from 5-7 pm handing out free hot meals to the community. Since April, they have given away over 800 meals, just on Mondays alone!
For the month of June, St. Paul’s is looking particularly for Tiger’s Den donations of coffee, tea, rice, and canned fruit. Personal care products (shampoo, deodorant, body wash, lotion, and hand soap) are always needed and welcomed.
Donations can be dropped off Monday – Friday to the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (4007 Main St. – Office Entrance) during office hours: 9:30 – 1:30 daily. Any questions, please contact St. Paul’s Office: 835-0407.
The Food Pantry is open to anyone in need in zip code 14226. The June Pantry hours are Thursdays 6/1 & 6/17 from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, and Saturday 6/12 & 6/26 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.
“Hi my name is Jennifer. My little brother Joshua N. Allen passed away on June 1st, 2021. He was only 20 years old. He was terribly sick for several months originally diagnosed with double pneumonia. Overtime it was discovered he had also fell victim to a very deadly disease known as HLH or Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis.
He passed away at Roswell Cancer Institute after so many weeks of fighting and showing promise. This rocked the very core of our family.
As the youngest, Joshua did not have any life insurance. Due to the extenuating costs of his home going services and the incoming medical bills it has been hard to cover all of it by our family alone.
For the sake of my mother, my older brother, and the rest of our grieving family we are willing to accept any help that is offered.
Joshua was always the life of the party and his energy could light up a room. I think it’s best to give him a home going that reflected how he truly lived: big and bold.”
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 72nd Amherst Operetta will be going virtual. While it’s disappointing not to see the performance in person this year, this a unique opportunity for alumni near and far to see the production of Strawberry Fields. The filming of the operetta has been professionally shot. It will debut on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 7:30 PM.
In this challenging school year, Justin Pomietlarz, the director of choral activities and the Operetta producer/vocal music director at Amherst Central High School, made the production happen for the students.
This a great way for TigerAlumni to support the Amherst Operetta Association and the arts in Amherst Schools.
To order the video for streaming and find out more about Strawberry Fields, follow this link.