During today’s Monday Quarterback Club luncheon at the Adam’s Mark Hotel, the Buffalo Bills Alumni Association presented their annual Citizen of the Year Award. This year’s Award went to Alphonso O’Neil-White and and his wife Marcia O’Neil- White for their distinguished service to the WNY community.
“This is the first time that we have selected co-citizens of the year” stated Bills Alumni President Ed Rutkowski. “Alphonso and Marcia are both outstanding community leaders and most deserving of this prestigious award.”
Alphonso is the former CEO of HealthNow New York Inc. and is credited with turning the company around and providing continued leadership in the market. He is also a trustee and director on several local and national boards including the Albright- Knox Art Gallery, the Buffalo State College Council and the National Institute for Healthcare Management.
Marcia has been the Executive Director of Buffalo Prep at the University at Buffalo since 2003. She is responsible for directing programs for gifted disadvantaged minority students and overseeing board development and financial components of the organization. She’s also served on several boards in the Western New York area including the WNY Women’s Foundation, Read To Succeed and the National Partnership for Educational Access.
Past recipients of the Buffalo Bills Alumni Citizen of the Year Award include; Bills owner, Ralph C. Wilson; Dr. Andrew Cappuccino; Amherst Chamber of Commerce President, Colleen DiPirro; Buffalo City Court Judge E. Jeanette Ogden and Buffalo Bills Vice President, Bill Munson.
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