We celebrate the accomplishments and salute the efforts of our Matthew Foster Foundation Wall of Famers and Matty Award winners.

Western New York relies on the selfless generosity of others to provide many types of contributions that make our communities better places to live. When either companies or individuals contribute time and/or financial support, they deserve the Matthew Foster Foundation’s recognition and show of gratitude.

WirelessZone – Outstanding Sponsor

In 2009 Dave Bogart, of WirelessZone, knew of the foundation and he made the effort to contact us about sponsoring the gala, I thought it was a terrific opportunity. We truly appreciate their support over the years.

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Danny and Hollie Morrison – They were at our first gala at Kotecki’s Grove and have supported us with both their attendance and working with us on a number of our raffle packages.


Jim and Lori Reuther – They too were there in 2004 when we started. Besides their attendance they also have been great in helping us with a number of great donations for raffle items.

Life Time Achievement

Kurt Kaul (Baldone) – Has been very important to us right from the first gala and before. He has been key in getting donations for each of our events and also has made great contributions in bringing many people to events.

Most Value Player

Phil Petoniak of Upstate Pharmacy – Upstate has sponsored many of our golf tournaments over the years. Besides his sponsorship he too donates raffle items for our events and brings a number of people to both our golf tournaments and galas.

Angel Zachara

Our guardian Angel, has been part of our family from the start of our childhood cancer experience. She was there for Matthew when all of this started. She has been a great supporter as long as we can remember. Like some of the other award winners she and her husband have been great in supporting us with both bringing people to our events and donations.