Today, we shine the spotlight on Cathy Aramini, a pillar of Buffalo’s Jewish Community for over five decades. Cathy’s remarkable journey of service culminated in her well-deserved retirement on December 31st. Her legacy spans back to 1972 when she began as an assistant at the Buffalo office of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. In 1975, she transitioned to the Buffalo Jewish Federation, eventually becoming an integral part of the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies in 1982.
Living in Elma alongside her husband Dino, a retired Buffalo Firefighter, Cathy resides across the street from her children and grandchildren. Together with Dino, she cherishes their three children – Dino, Nicole, and Joey – and adores their four grandchildren. Adding joy to their lives, Duke the beagle recently joined their family.
Cathy’s impact at the Foundation is remarkable. Cathy is well known by the Foundation’s client base initially facilitating their philanthropic mission by issuing grants from donor-advised funds, she transitioned to managing donations and acknowledging these invaluable gifts. Cathy’s sharp memory and wealth of experience made her an invaluable resource, guiding new team members through the Foundation’s intricate operations.
Reflecting on Cathy’s departure, Irv Levy, the Foundation’s Executive Director, remarked: “Cathy’s wisdom and guidance are irreplaceable. While her daily presence will be deeply missed, we’re confident Cathy will maintain strong connections with the Foundation and our cherished clients.”
Please join us in extending a heartfelt Mazal Tov to Cathy as she embarks on her next chapter. If you wish to send Cathy a personal note, you can reach her at Cathy@Jewishphilanthropies.org.