Western New York Heritage

About Us

The mission of the Western New York Heritage is to foster a pride of place through a knowledge and appreciation of the art, architecture and history of Western New York.

We are an IRS 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Donate Now


Sara Augspurger presents the 2015 Owen B. Augspurger Award to Executive Editor Douglas DeCroix at the Buffalo History Museum's annual Red Jacket Awards Dinner, October 1, 2015.

Executive Editor Douglas DeCroix awarded Excellence in Print Journalism Award at 8th Annual Medaille College Media Awards for his work with WNY Heritage magazine, 2013.

Outgoing editor John Conlin and incoming editor Douglas DeCroix accept award at 2009 Preservation Awards.

AIA Buffalo/Western New York, Community Service Award, 2007.

WNY Heritage Staff

  • Douglas W. DeCroix
    Executive Director

  • Darlene M. Lelonek
    Office Manager

  • Melvin "Trey" Bankhead III
    Assistant Editor

  • Char Szabo-Perricelli
    Resource Development Manager

Board Officers

  • Edward Bloomberg, President
  • NIcholas Knab, Treasurer
  • Linda Schineller, Secretary

Board of Directors

  • Christopher Brown
  • Anne Conable
  • Dale Demyanick
  • Donald I. Dussing Jr.
  • Maryann Saccomando Freedman
  • Mary Ann Kresse
  • Alice Miranda
  • David Rogers
  • Joseph V. Sedita
  • Dan Stout