James Farley - Founder of NYS 501(c)3 Charity, Farley's Friends, Inc

Recently, in late 2015, Farley formed a 501(c)3 charity called Farley’s Friends who’s mission believes in community betterment and striving to increase the reach and resources of select nonprofit organizations, charitable groups and community programs in Upstate NY through leadership, networking and strategic fundraising events.  This was the natural evolution of his successful eight year run of successful philanthropic events, which accounted for tens of thousands of dollars in additional monies for local organizations such as Gilda’s Club, Salvation Army, and Rochester Contemporary Art Center, to name a few.

Alyssa Belasco Appointed to Board of Directors of Newly Established Upstate NY Charity

As an experienced marketing, communications and nonprofit fundraising professional, Alyssa Belasco serves as the Director of Development and Programs for the Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley. She is a native Rochesterian with a love for her city and a passion for rebuilding Rochester through promoting and supporting nonprofit organizations, local businesses, arts and entertainment.

James Farley announces the creation of 501(c)3 Charitable Organization, Farley's Friends, Inc.

In a city with so many charitable organizations, it can be difficult to sift through them all to find the best donor or volunteer fit. Since 2009, Farley's Friends has been hosting events that benefit multiple nonprofits, helping people get more involved with great causes in our community. It’s been incredible to see these events grow and prosper while creating significant long term support for a number community and nonprofit organizations in our community.

Farley's Friends Appoints Steven C. Argento to Board of Directors

Argento has an extensive 20 year experience as a community leader and business owner, serving on various non profit boards, community fundraising committees and business councils in the past two decades.  His philanthropic fundraising activities have earned Argento numerous awards throughout his professional career. Organizations benefiting from his leadership and philanthropy range from the Al Sigl Community of Agencies, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, ArtWALK and the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester to Camp Good Days, Easter Seals and the Veterans Outreach Center.

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