50th Annual Dinner, with Amy Goodman!!

Join us to celebrate our 50th Annual Dinner, with special guest, ground-breaking investigative journalist Amy Goodman, the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,400 public television and radio stations worldwide.

Amy Goodman is a prominent and respected American Broadcast journalist, a syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and an author of six books including the New York Times bestseller Standing up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times. Amy is the executive producer and host of the popular, daily, independent radio, internet and television news program named Democracy Now! “Covering The Movements Changing America”. It is broadcasted on 650 stations around the world.
Ms. Goodman’s investigative journalism  includes stellar coverage of Standing Rock/DAPL, the East Timor independence movement, and Chevron Corporation role in Nigeria. For her hard work in her journalism career and for promoting peace around the globe, Amy has received many awards including Right Livelihood Award (2008), Izzy Award, Gandhi Peace Award, and many more. The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard honored Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award. She has co-authored 6 NYTimes best-sellers. The Independent of London called Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! “an inspiration,” and we do too!!

The 50th Annual Dinner will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, this year (a bit earlier than usual due to Ms. Goodman’s schedule). Doors open at 5pm, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. This is our major fundraising event and the proceeds make it possible for the WNY Peace Center to continue its work.

Please buy your ticket now!
Most importantly, come to the dinner and bring your friends for a great celebration of the Peace Center!
Cash Donations
Attendance at the dinner is a wonderful way to encourage young activists. You can sponsor a student or someone of limited income for $30.
Your tax-deductible cash donations of any amount are hugely appreciated!

Use the PayPal form below to buy tickets:

Dinner Orders

We’ll have book sales and signing by Amy; music; silent auction; basket raffle; 50-50 raffle; social hour; great company; and above all inspiration and building up of the Beloved Community. Please join us for the dinner, and support the organization and the movement we all love and need!

We appreciate your kindness and generosity. The Peace Center has a unique place and history in the Western   New York Community. Your support and involvement is both needed and appreciated!

See below on more on ways to support through (1) program book ads; (2) vendor tables; (3) donations, baskets, and Silent Auction items. Many Thanks for your commitment and support to Peace through Justice at home and abroad! We shall overcome!! Si se puede!!



Program Book
Please support this event by taking out an ad in our Program Book. The Program Book offers you an opportunity to get your message out to hundreds of people and support the WNY Peace Center at the same time! You can even be a “Well-Wisher”!   $10.00 for 60 characters!
The Program Book Ad Purchase Order below gives the specifics for submitting your ad. The deadline for ad copy is Friday, October 27, 2017. Costs have not increased since last year!


Purchaser Name (Select one: Organization-Company – Individual)
Contact Name and Phone Number
Purchaser’s Mailing Address

Ad Size                                                                                    Check One

Full Page (8” x 10”) $ 300.00
Half Page (8” x 5”) $ 175.00
Quarter Page (3.75” x 5”) $ 100.00
Back Cover (8” x 10”) $ 475.00
Inside Cover (8” x 10”) $ 450.00
Business Card $   60.00
Well Wisher $   10.00

The DEADLINE for ad copy is Friday, October 27, 2017

Ad Art Specifications:
Electronic files
in PDF, JPG or TIFF format, minimum 300 dpi.
Files may be mailed as attachments to:


Please include the ad size and price (as in form above) when emailing>
Camera-ready art can be mailed or sent by disk with this form to:

WNY Peace Center
1272 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14209


Please send your payment promptly to the Peace Center at the address above.
You can also pay by PayPal at www.wnypeace.org

Please call (716) 332-3904 if you have questions, or email annualdinnerorders@WNYPeace.org.
We truly appreciate your ad purchase. Thank you for your support!


Vendor/Organization Tables
In addition, if your organization or business would like to present your literature or wares to the guests on this special evening, there will be a large area where your table can be set up at the very reasonable cost of $30.00.

Tables are supplied by the convention center and measure 8’ L x 32” W. If you need more than one table for your display, please reserve the number of tables you need at $30 each.




(each basket should have a value of at least $25; Silent Auction items should have a value of $50 or more) IF YOU HAVE ITEMS TO CONTRIBUTE, THEY CAN BE DROPPED AT:
WNYPC HEADQUARTERS: 1272 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209 (716) 332-3904

Or at 189 Bidwell Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 830-6173 WE ARE HAPPY TO ACCEPT PREPARED BASKETS,

FOR MORE INFO CALL PATTI JOHNSON (716) 830-6173 or email me at ninazeke@gmail.com Some ideas for items and baskets are:

  • Gift certificates
  • gardening supplies
  • personal spa packages
  • vacation travel deals
  • consumer electronics items
  • Donations from Grocery Stores & ConvenienceStores
  • anything celebrity related or offering exclusiveaccess
  • Donations from Retail Clothing Stores
  • Donations from Pro Sports Teams
  • Donations from Restaurant Chains
  • Donations from Retailers
  • Product Donations (i.e. movie tix)
  • Donations from Hotels
  • Donations from Rental Car Companies
  • Food and Beverage DonationsWine Lover’s Auction Basket Ideas
    Wine (different varieties: red, white, dessert, etc.) Bottle opener
    Small wine refrigerator
    Wine reference books
    Day trip to a local winery gift card
    Ice bucketA beach theme. Package the basket in something fun like a beach cart or cooler.

Beach towels
Boogie board
Disposable waterproof cameras Beach cart

Pails and shovel Sandcastle molds Sunscreen Bubbles

“Let’s Get Physical” Auction Basket for Exercise Lovers An exercise basket can be appealing to a diverse group. Pick items that are the latest in fitness to make it fun and inviting.

Resistance bands
Free weights/dumbells
Yoga or exercise mat
Exercise DVDs
Certificate for personal training sessions Certificate to sporting goods store
Trial membership at a local gym
Family Night Silent Auction Basket

A family night with games, movies, and popcorn is an appealing basket for any family type. Family movies Popcorn
Board games

Pizza gift certificate Movie candy

Spa-Tacular Silent Auction Gift Basket Certificate to a local popular
Spa robe
Cute flip flops

Spa gift certificate Nail polish
Pedicure kit Magazines

Cute spa bag/purse
Golf Lovers Silent Auction Basket for Golf Enthusiasts

Create a basket with passes to local golf courses, golf items and accessories. Basket items could include: Golf tees

Soft cooler
Oversized umbrella
Club covers
Autographed items
Golf passes to local courses Tournament tickets Sunglasses
Golf glove

The Spa Basket – relaxation products, bath gels, lotions, spa gift cards, massage supplies, herbal teas and lavender sachets, soft music cd’s, fluffy slippers and bathrobe.

The Date Night Basket – restaurant gift cards, movie gift cards, popcorn and movie candy.

The Family Game Night Basket – a selection of board games, popcorn and other treats, deck of cards and fancy soda pop.

Memory Making Basket – disposable camera, scrapbook, scrapbooking supplies like scissors, glue, stickers, ribbons and embellishments.

Patriotic Gift Basket – history themed coffee table book, map or globe, flags, cd of patriotic music, firecrackers, red, white and blue picnic themed tableware and American themed cookbook.

International Basket – a selection of items from different cultures, cookbooks, non-perishable food items, culture specific tableware like chopsticks, fondue pots, BBQ supplies, tortilla warmers. This idea can be crafted towards a blend of cultures or you may select one culture to focus on. Additionally, this basket idea could be tweaked into an Olympic themed basket.

Pet Lover’s Basket – Cat or Dog themed, create a selection of pet toys, pet treats, a pet themed photo frame, a gift card for use at a local pet groomer, or even a certificate for a donation to a pet-friendly charity.

Gift Card Basket – feature a basket with a selection of gift cards from various establishments around your community. These certificates may include restaurants, gym memberships, retail stores, grocery stores, gas cards and more.

Baby Basket – create a basket with all the items a new parents would need for their baby. Medicines, diaper rash cream, blankets, bibs, wipes, diapers, lotions and toiletries, soft music cd, books and more.

Off to College Basket – a supply of non-perishable foods, organizers, totes, laundry supplies, small household items and stationary.

BBQ Basket – a selection of barbecue tools, recipe books, spices, rubs, barbeque sauces, skewers, grillers and picnic ware.

Weekend Getaway Basket – a gift card to a bed and breakfast or hotel, a gas card, a small bottle of champagne and glasses, snacks for the car and brochures from local tourist destinations.
The WNY Peace Center is a 501(c) -3 A copy of our latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from the WNY Peace Center (1272 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14209) or from the NYS Charities Bureau (120 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10271)