Hull House Foundation

The Foundation

Designated as a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization and chartered by the NYS Board of Regents, Hull House Foundation had its origins in the former Landmark Society of the Niagara Frontier, when the Hull House was purchased in 1992 for protection and preservation.

Hull House Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support and partnership of its donors, members and friends including:

  • Baird Foundation
  • Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
  • Conable Family Foundation
  • Erie County Cultural Funding
  • The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation
  • The East Hill Foundation
  • Give For Greatness
  • Hodgson Russ, LLP
  • Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation
  • Barbara & Gerald Kelly
  • M&T Bank Foundation
  • National Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
  • New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
  • New York Council on the Humanities
  • John R. Oishei Foundation
  • Preservation League of New York
  • Town of Lancaster
  • War of 1812 Legacy Council
  • WNY State Legislative Delegation

Donations to the Hull House Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Hull House Foundation 2017 Board of Trustees


Gary N. Costello

Educator - Retired


Mark Martin

Administrative VP | M & T Bank


Michael J. Meyer

Architect, Flynn Battaglia Architects, PC


Thomas Schobert

Retired Administrator

Vice President

Deborah Stauring

Financial Consultant


Michael Dupre

Facilities Manager - Retired


Barbara Kelly

Tour Operator - Retired


Suzanne M. Jacobs

Educator - Retired


Douglas Kohler



Bernadette Dupre

Educator - Retired

Trustee Emeritus

Michael Vallely, PHD

Trustee Emeritus

Jeffery Stravino, Esq.

Trustee Emeritus

Pamela J. Davison