WARSAW, NY – The Wyoming Foundation and the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo are again seeking input from Wyoming County residents to continue informing a community discussion on the general health-related needs of the county. Residents 18 years of age and older are encouraged to participate in an online survey that has been set up. Qualified residents who complete the survey will automatically be entered to win a $50 Visa gift card. Online surveys must be completed by Friday, October 9, 2015.

The online survey is available by clicking here

The results of the survey will provide information to inform new funding priorities for next year and will be discussed at the 2015 Wyoming County Health Care Forum on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at The Club on Silver Lake. The forum is free and open to the public and will address the critical health issues and priorities of county residents. All concerned area residents, community leaders, and health care professionals are encouraged to attend.

“The Wyoming County Health Care Forum is made possible by the generosity and foresight of longtime Wyoming County philanthropist, William F. Thiel,” said Scott Gardner, Chair of the Wyoming Foundation. “Mr. Thiel left a significant legacy to the county through the creation of the William F. Thiel Fund to benefit the health needs of Wyoming County residents. Since 2008, three Wyoming County Health Care Forums have been held in honor of Mr. Thiel’s request.”

To date, more than half of Wyoming County residents have been impacted by Mr. Thiel’s generosity, making it a great example nationally for best practices in improving rural health.


The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, a 501(C)3 organization, was established in 1919 to enhance and encourage long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. The Community Foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. For over 95 years, the Community Foundation has made the most of the generosity of individuals, families, foundations and organizations who entrust charitable assets to the Community Foundation’s care.

Register by calling (716) 852-2857 ext. 206

or via email to by October 5, 2015