Special Tribute Gifts

In Honor of Mrs. Pat Garman…
I met Mrs. Garman when I started working for her husband Richard in 1987. It was clear, even then that her focus was on the less fortunate. As a therapist, she was able to help people in many different areas of their lives. She continues to do what seems to be her “calling” in her participation in the Compeer organization. Pat and Richard Garman will always have a special place in my heart and her recognition for her actions is well deserved and appreciated by many.
– Sal Castro


In Honor of Ellen Cooper…
You have given so much to so many for so long. Thank you.
– The Upson Family


In Honor of Sylvia Nadler…
For her important work.
– Eliott and Bonnie Schulman


In Honor of Compeer Friends, Past & Present…
Compeer friends…Carol, Karen, Ruth, Christine, Arleen & Jeanne…you have taught me much compassion, caring, companionship, charity, charisma, and cheer of friendship! God bless!
– Sandi Flanders


In Memory of Lynda Suchman…
She will never be forgotten. She touched everyone’s heart. I miss our talks.
– Barbara Kingsley


In Honor of Karen Bartkowiak Peffer…
You are doing amazing work for our community. Thank you.
– Mr. and Mrs. Charles Holmberg


In Honor of Joann Seelig…
My special friend, Joann. It’s not only her thoughtfulness, supportiveness, and addictive silliness – she is also my confidant and spirit lifter which is priceless to me.
– Donna Kondrak


In Honor of Thomas Trainor…
In recognition of your life long commitment to the people of your community.
– Frank and Kim Christiano


In Memory of Montgomery Pooley…
– Georgia Pooley


In Honor of Ellen Cooper…
We are pleased to recognize Ellen Cooper for her remarkable achievements and service for Compeer.
– Dr. and Mrs. Philip Morey


In Honor of Sarah Stimm…
My real gratitude to Sara who consistently listened to my concerns and ideas with compassion and integrity. Many thanks to a true professional in her field.
– Maria Pratt


In Honor of E.J. Butler…
EJ is a tribute to Compeer and to all of WNY. He is a family man who is generous and civic minded. He is a diligent and caring force; a genuine hometown hero.
– Don and Lorraine Jordan


In Honor of Ellen Cooper…
Ellen is a one of a kind! She is caring, generous and humorous. We are proud of all her accomplishments. We have known Ellen since high school and treasure her friendship.
– Judy and Bo Lyons


In Honor of E.J. Butler…
Daddy, we only hope we can grow up to be as selfless and generous as you. Congratulations, Dad. We love you.
– Madi and Drew


In Honor of Kathy Lynch…
Kathy, you are truly special, not only to me, but to everyone you know and help in Western New York. Love you, dear friend.
– Judy Dintino


In Honor of Friends…
In honor of Lynne Shuster
In tribute to Patrick R. & Rusty
In memory of Peter Heggs
Your work, struggles, and love mean everything in my life.
– Sherry Byrnes


In Honor of Ken Houseknecht…
Charismatic, creative, and compassionate – a friend whose integrity is eternal and whose laugh is contagious. Congratulations on your well-deserved award!
– From your friends at Shatter I.T.


In Honor of Ellen Todd Cooper…
A truly wonderful person to honor! Ellen has been a close friend for over 60 years. You couldn’t find a more caring, loving and generous person. Her children and grandchildren should be very proud of her.
– Marilyn Riley


In Honor of Ken Houseknecht…
Congratulations on such a well deserved tribute. Because of your hard work and diligence on behalf of Compeer, the friendraiser is the event of the year! Thanks Ken.
– Robyn Meyer and Joe Dobies


In Honor of John Bartkowiak…
You shared your time, love, and strength with us. We share, too, to honor your legacy.
– Karen and Tom Peffer


In Honor of Thomas Peffer, Jr.…
A tribute to our friend, our mentor, our father. A man who embodies the spirit of friendship, whose memory inspires us to be better today than we were yesterday.
– Tom Peffer, III


In Honor of E.J. Butler…
You are a chip off the old block! Googie would be proud of you and we are so grateful as well for your commitment and generosity to Compeer. Congratulations!
– Robyn Meyer and Joe Dobies


In Honor of Ellen Cooper…
When I picture Compeer, I think of a big heart with you standing right in the middle. Thank you for placing Compeer in your heart. Congratulations!
– Robyn Meyer and Joe Dobies


In Honor of Pat Garman…
The mental health system is a far, far better place because of all you have contributed! A special thank you for everything that you have done for compeer and for your commitment to all those whose voices are not often heard.
– Robyn Meyer and Joe Dobies


In Honor of Alfred “Kayo” Kazukiewicz…
Always kind, loving, fun, thoughtful and amazing – your smile and warm heart are with me always. I miss you, Dad, and think of you every day.
– Tim Kazukiewicz