Thank You to Our Friends and Sponsors

Dear Friends,

Thank you for supporting the Seneca Diabetes Foundation (SDF) and the 13th Annual Chairman’s Ball this year. Our tribute to the 1970s was a great success, and we hope you enjoyed an evening that overflowed with generosity and reasons to celebrate, including an exciting new partnership with our friends at ECMC. We believe this partnership will improve healthcare throughout our community for generations to come.

The support we have received is remarkable, and the cause has never been more important. Thanks to your steadfast support, SDF has been able to make a positive difference in the lives of the many Seneca Nation members and others throughout our region who suffer daily from the debilitating effects of this terrible disease. Together with colleagues like you, we are making a difference.

We offer special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor and Spotlight Sponsor, Independent Health and Seneca Gaming Corporation (SGC), respectively, for their leading roles in supporting our efforts. We are honored to have the benefit of their long-time partnership with SDF.

Again, we truly appreciate your attendance at this year’s event. We can’t wait to see you in 2019 for another exciting gala, which will hopefully bring us one step closer to our ultimate goal of finding and funding a cure for diabetes.

Save the date: The 2018 SDF Golf tournament will be held August 27 at Niagara Falls Country Club and Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course.


Barry E. Snyder, Sr.
Seneca Diabetes Foundation

The Chairman’s Ball is an exciting Las Vegas-style evening with all the glitz and glamour you would expect from the famous city. The Seneca Diabetes Foundation uses the Ball in combination with the Golf Classic to support crucial Seneca Nation Health Department programs, fund our scholarship program to young Senecas studying toward a career in healthcare and the $1.5 million Seneca Diabetes Foundation Endowment Fund at Oishei Children’s Hospital.

The Seneca Diabetes Foundation has been fortunate to have such strong supporters to walk with us on our journey.

To honor those committed to our cause, we’re pleased to present the Barry and Deanna Snyder Chairman’s Award. Each year, SDF will present this to an individual or organization that has given generously to our mission. A unique crystal sculpture has been commissioned for this honor.

The hawk, representing Snyder’s ancestral clan, and the five bound arrows are a symbol of the strength of the five tribes of the People of the Longhouse. Alone, one arrow can easily be broken, but when bound together in harmony, they remain strong.

SDF’s relationship with Dr. Cropp and Independent Health is like the arrows – working as one to create a foundation for generations of healthy families.



A BIG thank you to our 2017 sponsors!

Presenting: Independent Health

Founding: Seneca Gaming Corporation

Cocktail: Phillips Lytle and Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

For details on being a Sponsor, please view our 2018 Sponsorship Kit.