NCCF LED Hosts Summit on May 22

The Local Economic Development Initiative of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation will host the 2018 May Summit “Big Picture: Connecting the Puzzle Pieces for Economic Development" on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in the SUNY Fredonia Science Center. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; the program runs from 9 to 11 a.m.

Patrick Whalen, former COO of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, is the featured speaker. He will discuss his history of collaborative successes in the Buffalo-Niagara region, and how we might strengthen our own collective efforts in Northern Chautauqua County. A question and answer period with a panel of experts will follow the presentation.

The Education Coalition bi-monthly meeting is also scheduled in the Science Center that morning. If you plan to attend both meetings, you can register at 7:45 a.m. and attend the Coalition’s meeting from 8 - 8:30 a.m.

For any questions or to register for either meeting, please visit or call (716) 366-4892.

The NCCF, incorporated in 1986, is a tax-exempt charitable organization.  Since its establishment, the NCCF has distributed more than $14 million in the community through its various grant programs.  It is an organization inherently committed to enriching the northern Chautauqua community and encouraging local philanthropy.  For more information on the NCCF, visit or call 716-366-4892.