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Annual Fundraiser: A Conversation with Bruce Smith

This year the Annual Fundraiser will feature former Buffalo Bills Defensive End and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Bruce Smith!

Event Date

From: June 10, 2023 5:00–8:00 pm


Corning Museum of Glass, One Museum Way, Corning, New York 14830


Annual Fundraiser: A Conversation with Bruce Smith
Saturday, June 10, 2023
Corning Museum of Glass, Auditorium

This year the Annual Fundraiser will feature former Buffalo Bills Defensive End and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Bruce Smith. There will be two tiers of tickets available to our guests, one that will include dinner, and one that will just offer seating in the balcony to hear Bruce speak. One lucky guest will be chosen at random to receive an autographed football!

Dinner tickets include a cocktail reception that begins at 5:00 pm, followed by dinner and an inspirational talk given by Bruce Smith.

All funds raised go toward improving and expanding meaningful opportunities for those we serve to develop their own capabilities.

Bruce Smith is a former NFL Defensive End who played in the league for 19 seasons, primarily with the Buffalo Bills. He played college football at Virginia Tech, where he was a two-time All-American, and was selected first overall by the Bills in the 1985 NFL Draft. Considered one of the greatest defensive ends of all time, Smith is the NFL's all-time career leader in quarterback sacks. Smith also received 11 Pro Bowl selections and eight first-team All-Pro honors, while appearing in four consecutive Super Bowls with the Bills. He was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009.

Balcony Ticket: $40 per person (cocktail reception and dinner are not included, talk begins at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm, seating is first-come, first-served.) Available to purchase through Thursday, June 8!
Dinner Ticket: $80 per person or $750 per table of 10, limited availability (guests arrive at 5:00 pm) Available to purchase through Friday, May 26!

Wegmans (Premier)
Brown & Brown (Platinum)
Chemung Canal Trust Company (Platinum)
WENY-TV (Media - Gold)
Davis-Ulmer (Silver)
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (Silver)
M&T Bank (Silver)
Seven Mountains Media (Media - Silver)
Combined Insurance Company (Bronze)
Community Bank (Bronze)
Eastern Managed Print Services (Bronze)
EMCOR Betlem Services (Bronze)
Mengel Metzger Barr & Co. (Bronze)
Techline Communications (Bronze)
C&N Bank (Friend)
Guthrie (Friend)
John W. Taggart & Son Insurance (Friend)
Radisson Hotel Corning (Friend)
Rimkus, Marciano & Associates, Inc. (Friend)
Sedgwick Business Interiors, LLC (Friend)

Interested in sponsoring the 2023 Annual Fundraiser? Contact us for sponsorship opportunities!