The original Red Jacket medal is one of the most treasured artifacts in Western New York and was repatriated to the Seneca Nation from the Museum in May of 2021. The Red Jacket medal was presented by President George Washington to Seneca Chief Red Jacket (Sagoyewatha) in 1792, the medal bears symbolic imagery of the peaceful coexistence between the United States and Native Americans. The tradition of the Red Jacket Award is inspired by the imperative to continue acknowledging individuals who, through continued and devoted service, strive to support the connections in our region with our heritage.
Honors individuals for their unbroken devotion to the civic progress of Western New York
|OWEN B. AUGSPURGER|
Honors individuals for outstanding service to the cause of regional history
|DANIEL B. NIEDERLANDER|
Honors an organization for outstanding history programming
Black Rock Historical Society
Cocktails & Hors D’oeuvres | 6 p.m.
Awards Ceremony | 7 p.m.
Coffee & Dessert | 7:45 p.m.
Terrence and Jane Gilbride
Red Jacket Benefactor | $3,500
Includes a full page ad in the event program, ten tickets, listing in all event-related publicity, and acknowledgement on our website
Red Jacket Supporter | $2,000
Includes a half page ad in the event program, eight tickets, listing in all event-related publicity, and acknowledgment on our website
Red Jacket Patron | $500
Includes two tickets and listing in the event program
$150 per person | $275 per couple
The M&T Bank Charitable Foundation
Richard & Karen Penfold
Jayne Rand, Cheryl Lyles, Steve Lakomy, MD
William & Maureen O’Donnell
|Anne Conable & Scott Wood|
Louise & Charles Kreiner
Trudy & Van Mollenberg
|Jeanne & Tony DeCillis|
Jane & William Mathias
Patricia & Warren Gelman