Campaign for the Community

Working together, we can make a difference!

September 23, 2021 - March 31, 2022

The annual UB Campaign for Community (SEFA Campaign) impacts the Western New York area in many ways and demonstrates to the community how deeply SEAS and UB care about the community. Campaign funds are used to improve the lives of countless people in Western New York – it’s a testament to the charitable giving that infuses our university community.

You can choose a specific agency to receive your contribution or you can make a general contribution to be distributed to all of the participating agencies. Please consider giving – even $1.00 a paycheck can help! The campaign money stays within the Buffalo and Erie County community.

We ask that you complete the electronic form regardless of whether you are contributing to the campaign. First-time donors will receive a coupon for a free cup of coffee or tea, courtesy of Campus Dining. Anyone who contributes is also eligible for prizes in the weekly raffle!

Fundraisers & Events

Upcoming/Current Fundraisers and Events

Valentine's Day Chocolate Fundraiser with Parkside Candy

February 1-14, 2022

Heart-shaped box with chocolates.

Deluxe Heart Box

sponge candy.

Sponge Candy

boxes of fancy chocolates.

Be entered for a chance to win "Buffalo's Best" Tower!

SEAS is once again partnering with Parkside Candy for a Valentine’s Day Chocolate Fundraiser to benefit the Campaign for the Community, February 1st through the 14th!

  • Treat a loved one or yourself to the gift of chocolate. Choose from a variety of milk chocolates, dark chocolates, sponge candy, peanut butter cups, and more.
  • Contribute to a great cause—25% of all sales will go the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences SEFA Campaign for the Community.
  • Support a local family-owned and operated business. Learn more about Parkside Candy, which is designated as a National Historic Landmark and known for their delicious chocolate.
  • Get a chance to win more chocolate. All purchases are entered for a chance to win Parkside Candy’s “Buffalo’s Best” Tower, containing over 3 lbs. of truffles, sponge candy and other assorted chocolates!
Pick-up and Shipping Options

Pick-up on North Campus: Order by Feb. 10th to pick-up on Feb. 11th (12 to 5 p.m.) or on Feb. 14th (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) in 438 Bell Hall.

Pick-up at Parkside Candy, 3208 Main Street, Buffalo: Order by Feb. 14th and pick up by Feb. 16th.

Ship your order: Available for an extra charge.

boxes of fancy chocolates.

Be entered for a chance to win "Buffalo's Best" Tower!

Past Fundraisers and Events

Campaign Liaisons

Our team of campaign liaisons is here to help. Please feel free to contact them for any questions you have, or visit the FAQs page shown below.

Questions about the campaign? Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.