WNY Veterans Housing Coalition
The WNY Veterans Housing Coalition (WNYVHC) was founded in 1987 to provide housing for homeless Veterans and Veterans with special needs. The organization has since evolved to manage residential housing for persons in need of support, including the homeless, low income individuals, the severely disabled and those with special needs.
For more information about WNY Veterans Housing Coalition visit www.wnyvhc.org
“Say Yes” Buffalo
In March 2013, the Nyamekye Foundation made a large contribution to the “Say Yes” Buffalo Scholarship. This initiative is dedicated to providing postsecondary tuition scholarships for graduates of Buffalo public and charter schools. This program makes it possible for students to push past economic and social barriers to reach their educational goals.
Greg Daniel, MD, MBA, Chair of the Nyamekye Foundation, said, “Education is essential for students to set, meet and exceed their greatest expectations in life. Our contribution to student scholarships aligns with our collective mission to continuously improve and to be active, contributing members of our community.”
“Say Yes” recognizes that the education of residents has a direct impact on their community’s economic well-being. “Say Yes” notes that the 54% graduation rate at Buffalo public schools has a direct impact on Buffalo’s consistent ranking as one of the poorest cities in America. To this end, “Say Yes” looks to increase graduation rates and education levels by providing assistance to students, which in turn will impact the local workforce and therefore, the local economy.
For more information about “Say Yes” Buffalo visit www.sayyesbuffalo.org
Doctors Without Borders
The Nyamekye Foundation is proud to be a supporter of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), also known as “Doctors Without Borders.” This international medical relief organization focuses on aid missions to victims of natural and man-made disasters, including armed conflict and epidemics. MSF provides relief care in more than 60 countries worldwide. MSF provides a wide range of services, including healthcare, vaccines, staffing at clinics and offering food, shelter and other necessities.
For more information about Doctors Without Borders visit www.doctorswithoutborders.org
The Nyamekye Foundation wanted to help support the Haiti disaster relief efforts in 2010 and chose the AmeriCares Organization for its commendable healthcare relief efforts. Founded in 1982, AmeriCares is a nonprofit emergency response organization providing medicine, medical supplies and aid to a network of clinics, hospitals and healthcare providers around the world.
For more information about AmeriCares visit www.americares.org
In July 2010, the Nyamekye Foundation supported Dr. Mary P. McCourt’s study on Cholestosome technology at Niagara University. Cholestosomes are nanoscale neutral lipid based vesicles which have a unique set of properties that allow for the encapsulation of difficult molecules.