Director’s Message,


I thank you, Everyone, and I thank God for blessing the Center and me with your love and support all these years.  The Center’s Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening was a huge, humongous success.  And it’s all because of you.  I cannot thank you enough.  

Onward and upward.  Amen?  God bless.  I humbly thank you with all my heart.  

Together we will take it to the next step.


The Center needs to be financially sustainable. We are about to open and have more enlightening programs and events that will bring in some much needed revenue, but to truly be on solid footing going forward, we need less spotty revenue coming in. To help us gain that solid footing, I am asking, I am praying for, at least 300 supporters of the Center to commit to continually donating $10.00 a month to the Center. This would be an ongoing donation support that the Center would be able to count on going forward. Believe me, it would help so much.

 At the end of each year, I will send you a record of your donations. We are a 501 (c) 3 and as such, every donation anyone gives to the Center is Tax Deductible. We thank you in advance.

 Donations can be sent to the African American Center for Cultural Development (The Center), PO Box 240, Olean, NY 14760 or to the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation at 201 N. Union St. #203, Olean, NY 14760 in support of the Center. Or you can click on the Donation Button below that goes directly to our account at the Foundation.  Donations can also be made through Venmo, if you wish.

 I will be charging for some of our events, in an effort to help, but our members and the 300 will be given a discount. And will be on our mailing list for alerts for upcoming events and news.

 That’s all for now. Thank you for all your support. God bless you.




PS: Please take this opportunity to help the efforts of the Center by using the button below to contribute to the Center.  Whatever you can donate will be greatly appreciated and much needed.  Remember that we are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and every penny you donate to help us is tax deductible. 

As always,





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The Center has established a fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation to support our fundraising goals. You can donate to the fund to support the Center by using the button below.

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