Headway of WNY, Inc.

A support and advocacy agency
for individuals with brain injuries,
disabilities and seniors.

Please join us for our 20th Annual Spring Gala

Thursday, May 16, 2019, from 6 - 9 p.m.
The Atrium @ Rich’s
One Robert Rich Way
Buffalo, NY

Support Headway’s Annual Gala with a “Roaring Twenties" theme

twentiesflyer Flyer here

Headway of WNY, an affiliate of People Inc., is excited to host its 20th Annual Spring Gala, “The Roaring Twenties,” on Thursday, May 16! The event, which has become a favorite for many, will be held once again at The Atrium @ Rich’s in Buffalo. Be prepared for a fun time – get out your top hats and fedoras or dress like a flapper, gangster, silent screen star or dress as you are!

The 1920s-themed event will feature live music by the Bobby Militello Quartet, basket raffle, silent auction, food stations, two hour open bar and much more! New this year is the opportunity to purchase admissions online! Sponsorship opportunities are now available and auctions items are needed. 

Event proceeds benefit Headway of WNY to ensure that people in Western New York with brain injuries and other disabilities have access to advocacy, resources and support systems to enable them to live as independently as possible.

Pre-sale admission prices end at midnight on Tuesday, May 14. For more information, to become a sponsor, donate items or if you have questions about event admissions, contact Christine Melchiorre at cmelchiorre@people-inc.org or call 716.408.3117.

A variety of sponsorship levels are available.

Sponsorship Packages Outlined Here

Silent auction items and basket raffle donations are welcome.

Basket Raffle and Silent Auction Gifts Donation Form Here

Sponsorships and admissions to event may be purchased online here.

Pre-sale prices end at midnight on Tuesday, May 14.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on May 16!

Thank you to all who helped make the 2018 Carnevale spring gala a great success!

Spring Carnevale Program

Headway's 19th Annual Gala

Spring Carnevale

Was held on Thursday, May 17, 2018

6 - 9 p.m.

Atrium @ Rich's

Thank you Sponsors!


The Landwehr Family


Paul DiVito

Erie County Medical Center



The Denio Family

Elmwood Health Center

Erie & Niagara Insurance Association

Feroleto Law

Rich Products Corporation


Mark & Nancy Reed

Jeff & Trudy Sanderson

Chris Van Veghten & Elisabeth Mann

All proceeds from the annual spring gala benefit Headway of WNY, Inc., an affiliate of People Inc.






Thank you for your generosity and support!

Headway's Spring Gala is held each year during the month of May and is our main fundraiser. 

Thank you to all who joined us and supported Headway's

8th Annual Fall Fundraiser 

 Friday, October 13, 2017

Headway's Haunted Helmet Ride & Walk

Parkside Lodge and Ring Road

Delaware Park, Buffalo, NY

5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Thank you Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:


Presenting Sponsor:


Co-Presenting Sponsor:

Mark Reed and Family, Buffalo Fire

Prevention Sponsor:


Partnering Company:

Bandbox, LLC Helmets


Informational Event Flyer Here!

This was a family friendly fundraising event designed to raise awareness about traumatic brain injury (TBI), encourage helmet use, safety and brain injury prevention.

Thank you to all who joined us for an evening walk or bicycle ride around Ring Road in Delaware Park featuring helmets and costumes. The event began at Parkside Lodge and ended there with a Halloween themed reception complete with food/drink, music, games, prizes and raffles.

Participants were encouraged to wear stylish helmets or dress up helmets in coordination with their costumes.

Bikes and all wheelchairs were welcomed

No motorized vehicles

Thank you!

All Proceeds from this event benefit Headway of WNY's Mission

Past Events:

Thank you to all who participated in Headway's 18th annual spring gala:

Unite & Move Forward at The Atrium


Held at Rich's Atrium on May 18, 2017

We're so grateful for your support!

Special thanks to our extraordinary Sponsors:

Need, $2,500

The Landwehr Family

Initiative, $1,250

Health Force

Trust, $1,000

All Metro Health Care

Endurance, $500


The Denio Family

Erie and Niagara Insurance Association

Feroleto Law

Interim Health Care

Schofield Care

Additional specific thanks to the following organizations:

Aftercare Nursing Services

Venture Forthe

People Inc.

And to all other organizations, groups and individuals that donated gifts-in-kind, purchased tickets, or contributed in a variety of other ways to make this year's event a great success. 

Thank you for your generous support of our Mission!





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