DATE: 9/20/16
CONTACT: Clarice Otminski,
Director of Public Relations & Community Marketing
OFFICE: (716) 989-2072
MOBILE: (716) 512-9325

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Photo Caption: Linda & Bill Maggio, chair couple Hospice Buffalo 2016 Harvest Fest

A Season of Change

Mr. and Mrs. William Maggio of Buffalo have been selected as chair couple of Hospice Buffalo’s 16th Annual Harvest Fest, a Celebration of Hospice, Friends and Family. The theme for this year’s gala is “A Season of Change” and will be held on Friday, October 21st at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Linda and Bill are engaged in a number of social, charitable and community organizations. “We are very honored to be a part of Hospice and the Harvest Fest. Hospice seems to touch everyone's lives in some aspect, including ours, and we are grateful that we can give back. We look forward to seeing everyone on October 21st for a fun night of celebration,” said Linda Maggio.

Linda Maggio volunteers for several not-for-profit organizations, including Hospice, and is a marketing consultant for a variety of Buffalo start-ups and established businesses. Her previous employers include AT&T, Kellogg’s, and Pfizer. Bill Maggio is Principal at Lorraine Capital LLC and the Chief Executive Officer and President of Immco Diagnostics, Inc. He serves on several boards throughout WNY and is currently Chairman for 43North. Bill comments, “We look forward to a fantastic evening at our new venue, the Hyatt Regency. There will be an excellent selection of dinner wine donated by Gallo Family Vineyards, fabulous live auction items including a trip to NY City, a Chef’s Table at Oliver’s Restaurant and a weekend in Ellicottville.”

The Harvest Fest gala is presented by Great Lakes Health System of WNY (ECMC and Kaleida Health). Corporate tables-of-ten start at $2800; individual tickets are $200 each. For auction donations, reservations or sponsorship information, visit, or call the Hospice Foundation at 686-8090.

The Harvest Festival will benefit the many programs and services of Hospice Buffalo, one of the nation’s largest hospice and palliative care, non-profit organizations. Hospice Buffalo and its affiliates serve individuals with serious illness and their families and caregivers through a continuum of care spanning the course of illness and bereavement. More than 700 patients each day receive hospice care in homes, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living, group homes, and at the Mary and Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Hospice Inpatient Unit. For more information, visit