The Junior League of Buffalo, in partnership with The Buffalo News, are seeking proposals for the 2021 Decorators’ Show House Proceeds. Qualified 501(c)(3) not-for-profit agencies in Buffalo and Western New York are encouraged to apply. Only one agency will be selected through a competitive process. The recipient of the $315,000 award will be announced in November 2022.
The Grace Millard Knox House, located on the historic “Millionaire Row” at 800 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo was the 21st Decorators’ Show House. Western New York’s finest decorators and landscapers combined their talents to transform this historic home built by NYC Architect Charles Pierrepont H. Gilbert between 1915-1918 for the widow of Seymour Knox. The residence was staffed by the Junior League of Buffalo, as well as other community volunteers.
Since 1981, the Junior League of Buffalo has proudly collaborated with The Buffalo News in presenting its largest fundraiser, the Decorators’ Show House. The semiannual event has raised more than $4.4 million to date. A few of the previous Show House proceeds recipients include: A Playground for All at Chestnut Ridge Park, Gerard Place, the Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin D. Martin House, Jericho Road Ministries, Massachusetts Avenue Project, Torn Space Theatre, and many others.
A preliminary application is required and must be delivered to the Junior League of Buffalo via email to [email protected] by 5:00 p.m. on July 25, 2022. Final proposals will be sought from invited applicants only and will be due in September 2022. Agencies must complete the preliminary application to be eligible for funding. The preliminary application and additional details are available on the Junior League of Buffalo’s website, buffalo.jl.org.
Questions regarding 2021 Decorators’ Show House Proceeds may be directed to Show House Proceeds Chair, Amy Hemenway at (716) 812-2155 or [email protected]. Please include “Proceeds” in the subject line of any email sent to this address.
The Junior League of Buffalo is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and to improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.