We made it! Welcome to the 2020-2021 AAF Buffalo chapter year. It’s been an eventful and dare I say, unprecedented, year for our club. Thanks to all of the support around WNY, we were announced as back-to-back champions for Division II Club of the Year! It’s the third time in four years we have received the honor, and it’s the kind of national recognition we take great pride in.
The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated our standard programming schedule you, our members, have come to expect from us. However, we are actively planning creative ways to continue to be a community resource throughout the advertising and marketing industry in Buffalo. Our hardworking Board of Directors ran a number of virtual events this fall that showed our dedication to providing member value no matter the circumstances, and this will be the case going forward.
Thanks to incredible fundraising from our Board and supporting membership base, we were able to raise over $4,000 to put towards our scholarship fund this year. We will again disburse over $5,000 in annual scholarships and will not have any decrease whatsoever despite the pandemic disabling our annual Big Tip-Off fundraiser.
Coming off another record-setting ADDYs, courtesy of FARM that took place directly before the world shut down in March, extensive planning is already underway for our 2021 American Advertising Awards, presented by Crowley Webb. Although we need to get more creative than ever before, we’re confident we can produce a great show that will recognize all the superb work that took place from home this year!
Thank you sincerely for all your support of our club during this challenging year. It’s due to this overwhelming support that we’re able to do all we do for the advertising community in WNY, and I can guarantee those efforts won’t be any different this year.
President – AAF Buffalo