Thank You Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation! 


pictured:THANK YOU! Terry Alfred (3rd from left rear) and members representing the  Heritage Corridor anchor institutions, pictured above.

The Wilson Foundation has pledged to commit $100,000 annually to the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor and its anchor institutions for the next nine years while an endowment is built at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo that will result in permanent sustainability of the Corridor’s  operations. 

In the wake of the announcement, Terry Alford, Executive Director released the following statement:

“We are honored to be one of the recipients of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation’s investment in Western New York’s arts & culture sector! This is a meaningful and significant recognition of the important role the African American Heritage Corridor plays in creating a thriving cultural center on the east side of Buffalo, anchored by the Michigan Street Baptist Church, Historic Colored Musicians Club, Nash House Museum and WUFO Black Radio History Collective.  We are grateful to the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for establishing this endowment that will create a permanent path forward for the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission to work together with the anchor institutions to honor and preserve this historic district’s legacy for generations to come.

Thank you Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation!”