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About the Gala:

The SPCA Serving Erie County is proud and excited to celebrate 150 years of compassion for all creatures. On Saturday, January 28, 2017, we will be hosting a gala to commemorate this milestone at Hotel @ The Lafayette.

Guests will enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres, a four-hour premium open bar, and a three-course seated dinner. The evening will also feature Mike Randall as our emcee, a presentation by our Executive Director, Gary Willoughby, entertainment by Mr. Ken Kaufman, and various auctions throughout the evening. 

6:00 P.M.
Cocktails and Auctions

7:45 P.M. 
Dinner and Program 
Dinner Options: 
-Rustic Root Vegetable Tart
-Chicken Stuffed with Roasted Red Peppers and Goat Cheese
-Filet of Sirloin with Mushroom Demi-Glace  

Hotel @ The Lafayette is located at 391 Washington Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
Black Tie Optional. 
Guests must be 21 or older. Pets are not allowed on hotel grounds. Complimentary valet parking will be available.


  • $150 Per Person  

  • $1500 Per Table Of Ten 

  • $2000 Table Sponsor 
    -Listing on as a corporate sponsor
    -Quarter-page advertisement in the event program
    -Logo on all signage and banners displayed during the Gala
    -One table of ten at the Gala

Online reservations have now closed. For more information about the Gala please contact Phil Weiss at 716.629.3506 or at 

If you are unable to attend the 150th Anniversary Gala, please consider making a fully tax-deductible contribution in support of helping homeless pets in need. 

Sponsored by:




  Lumsden McCormick                 






Presented by:


David Gacioch 
Danielle Jacobs
Linda Soltis 

Jeff Birtch
Barbara Carr
Sara Dayton
Michelle Gacioch 
Shelly Gordon 
Mary Ellen Hager 
Miche Needham
Alex Scott