News Articles

State Farm Continues To Support EPIC's Car Seat Safety Program

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

State Farm's committment to child safety is evident by its support of $20,000 for EPIC's car seat safety program.

EPIC Heroes Awards Celebration Photos

Monday, January 27th, 2020

EPIC's 2019 Heroes Awards Celebration was a huge success.  Thank you to all of our event sponsors, including Baillie Lumber, BlueCross BlueShield, Delaware North and Rich Products, and our Wine Sponsor for the evening, The Premier Group. 

Professional Development Grant Received

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Guess Who's 40?

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

EPIC is Celebrating its 40th Anniversary!

Raul Vazquez, MD Honored as EPIC Hero

Monday, November 4th, 2019
                                                                                
Raul Vazquez, MD Honored as
EPIC Hero
Robert M. Bennett Award for Service
to Community
EPIC – Every Person Influences Children
 
BUFFALO (NY) -  EPIC – Every Person Influences Children is delighted to announce that Raul Vazquez, MD will receive the Robert M. Bennett Award for Service to Community.

State Farm Honored with William B. Hoyt Award for Service to Families

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

EPIC – Every Person Influences Children is pleased to announce that State Farm has been selected as a 2019 EPIC Hero, receiving the William B. Hoyt Award for Service to Families. EPIC – Every Person Influences Children established the award to recognize organizations whose work improves the lives of children by strengthening the bonds of home and family.

The Gloria J. Parks Community Center to receive the Eugene T. Reville Service to Education Award

Friday, October 18th, 2019

EPIC – Every Person Influences Children is delighted to announce that the Eugene T. Reville Award for Service to Education has been awarded to The Gloria J. Parks Community Center. EPIC established the award to recognize schools or agencies whose work enriches school by engaging families in the education of their children. Gloria J. Parks Community Center sponsors the exemplary 21st Century After School Program.

Mary H. Gresham, Ph.D. Honored with the Robert L. Wilson Award for Exceptional Service and Leadership

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
EPIC – Every Person Influences Children is delighted to announce that Mary H. Gresham, Ph.D. will receive the Robert L. Wilson Award for Exceptional Service and Leadership.
 
Mary H. Gresham, Ph.D. has dedicated her life to educational support of nontraditional students. In her current role as Interim Dean of the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Maine, more than 40 years of service work at University at Buffalo, as well as numerous volunteer and board commitments to the community, Dr. Gresham embodies the leadership and service qualities that Robert L. Wilson, EPIC’s founder, lived daily. 

3rd Annual WNY Family Engagement Conference

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

EPIC - Every Person Influences Children and Parent Network of WNY present the 3rd Annual WNY Family Engagement Conference.

Sandra B. Rifkin to Receive the Lifetime Achievement Award

Monday, September 30th, 2019
BUFFALO (NY) - EPIC – Every Person Influences Children is delighted to announce that Sandra B. Rifkin will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. 
 
Sandra B. Rifkin dedicated her adult life as volunteer, president, and after retiring, board member and long-time advocate of EPIC, which helps families, schools and communities raise children to become responsible and successful adults.

EPIC Announces Heroes Award Winners

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
BUFFALO (NY) -  EPIC – Every Person Influences Children is delighted to honor the following individuals and organizations for commitment to children and families.
 

EPIC Receives support from International Paper Foundation

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Buffalo, NY (8/22/19) – EPIC – Every Person Influences Children has been awarded a $15,000 grant from International Paper’s Buffalo, NY Sheet Plant and the International Paper Foundation. Funds will support EPIC’s Storytime at Canalside and Ready, Set, Read! programs.  

United Way increases funding for EPIC

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

BUFFALO (NY) -  United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (UWBEC) increased funding for EPIC - Every Person Influences Children’s programs and services that support families and children. United Way awarded a total of $125,000 for 2019-2021 to support EPIC’s Families in Transition, Family Engagement, Early Care Engagement, and Just Teens/Incredible Years programs.

EPIC Board Member John Murphy Inducted to the Buffalo Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame

Monday, June 17th, 2019

EPIC - Every Person Influences Children is proud to congratulate John Murphy, EPIC Board Member for his induction onto the 2019 Hall of Fame of the Buffalo Broadcasters Association.  Congratulations John!

EPIC offers Tech Savvy Workshop

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
Buffalo, NY - What happens online has real world consequences.  EPIC - Every Person Influences Children, dedicated to families and children, believes the way to keep our children safe in cyberspace is open frank dialogue.
 

EPIC Ready, Set, Read! in WNY

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Buffalo, NY - EPIC – Every Person Influences Children is excited to announce that it will be launching its Ready, Set, Read! (RSR!) program in Erie and Niagara Counties thanks to the generosity and partnership of The Health Foundation of Western and Central New York’s Innovation in Children’s Health and Well Being Initiative. 

Congratulations to Sean Keenan, EPIC Board Member

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

EPIC offers congratulations to Sean Keenan, EPIC Board member, as he becomes the Fifth Generation Leader of Walsh Duffield.  Walsh Duffield is a trusted, local, family-owned insurance agency that has helped countless families and businesses since 1860, creating a legacy of helping others through both disasters and victories.

EPIC to Expand Car Seat Safety Program

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

EPIC to Expand 2019 Car Seat Safety Program in Erie and Niagara County