About Us
Transforming Futures Through the BISON Fund
Our Mission

Founded in 1995, the BISON Children’s Scholarship Fund is a privately funded organization whose mission is to broaden the educational opportunities for Western New York children by helping low-income families afford the cost of private K-12 schools.

Quality Education for All

Simply put, we raise money and give it away to students who need tuition assistance in WNY.

Eliminate the Waitlist

Through our Celebration Luncheon, Annual Giving requests, President Council fundraisers and supporters like you, our goal is eliminate every student on the waitlist and provide school access to all.

Our Goal is to go out of Business

Unlike most businesses, in a perfect world, there would be no need for BISON. With higher quality public education or school vouchers through the state, families would be assured a quality education for their child.

Our Story
Paving the Way for Educational Equality

Since 1995 the BISON Children’s Scholarship Fund has been privately funded to support our mission of creating educational opportunities for low-income Western New York students afford private K-12 education.

Our Staff

Clara S. Moran

Executive Director
Our Board of Directors
Paul D. Bauer
Development Director
Hon. Christopher L. Jacobs
Community Volunteer
Thomas R. Beecher, Jr.
Jonathan Amoia
Sandhill Investment Management
Kristin M. Bauer
Community Volunteer
Andrew L. Fors
Fors Holdings, Inc.
Tod D. Martin
Michael L. McCabe
Delaware North
Shawn T. Pearce
FVP Wines, Meritas Equity Partners
Rev. Joseph L. Rogliano
Community Volunteer
Christine L. Standish
Community Volunteer
Elizabeth C. Sullivan
Create 615, LLC
Dennis J. Szymkowiak
Szymkowiak & Associates
Kellie M. Ulrich
Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP
Junior Board
President’s Council Designees