July 26, 2019
For Immediate Release

Greater Niagara Frontier Council: John Rutigliano – (716) 512-6209 or john.rutigliano@scouting.org
Phillips Lytle: Oliver F. Hays – (716) 847-5444 or ohays@phillipslytle.com

Phillips Lytle to Host Reception for the Endowment Boy Scout Council on Thursday, August 1 at One Canalside Office in Downtown Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP will host a reception for the Endowment Committee of Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America titled “Giving Questions, Scouting Answers,” on Thursday, August 1, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. outdoors on the deck of the Phillips Lytle Office at One Canalside.

John G. Schmidt, Jr., a partner at Phillips Lytle and Past President of the Greater Niagara Frontier Council, serves on the Executive Board of the Council and is a member of the Endowment Committee. Mr. Schmidt’s interest in the Endowment Committee began during his Wood Badge training. Wood Badge is an advanced, national leadership course in Scouting open only to Scouting volunteers and professionals. The servant leadership emphasis of Wood Badge includes a service project in support of Scouting. He chose to work with the Endowment Committee for his Wood Badge project.

“Our Council’s Endowment Fund helps preserve the future of Scouting in Western New York for the next generation,” said Mr. Schmidt. “Our committee has several professionals with experience in all aspects of planned giving. There are many instruments that offer tax advantages to individuals while providing philanthropic support to Scouting.”

The event is free and open to anyone considering how their legacy can support Scouting in Western New York. Parking is available near Washington Street and throughout the Canalside District. Light refreshments will be provided.

About the Greater Niagara Frontier Council

The Greater Niagara Frontier Council has encouraged hundreds of thousands of Western New York youth to develop leadership, citizenship, character, and personal fitness by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law since 1910. In 2018, our Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venture, Explorer and Sea Scouts invested 36,344 service hours in our local communities, the equivalent of four Scouts working side by side, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Visit www.wnyscouting.org or contact John Rutigliano, Development Director, john.rutigliano@scouting.org or 716.512.6209.

About Phillips Lytle

Phillips Lytle LLP is a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence. With offices in New York State, Washington, D.C., Cleveland, Ohio, and Canada, our attorneys serve a multinational client base including FORTUNE 1000 companies, global and regional financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, middle market companies, startups, entrepreneurs and individuals on important matters affecting their businesses and personal wealth. For more information, visit www.phillipslytle.com.