Campaign for the Community

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.

Working together, we can make a difference!

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 a $1.00 a paycheck can help! The campaign money stays within the Buffalo and Erie county community.

Important Information

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!

Parkside Candy Valentine’s Day Chocolate Fundraiser

Parkside Candy Company chocolates.

February 1-14, 2021

SEAS has partnered with Parkside Candy for a Valentine’s Day chocolate fundraiser to help the SEAS SEFA Campaign for the Community! Parkside Candy is a local family owned and operated candy company. Twenty-five percent of each sale goes directly toward the campaign.

Pickup Details:
Chocolate orders are available for pick-up at Parkside Candy, 3208 Main Street (across from UB South Campus), from Monday, February 1, through Sunday, February 14, (Mon-Sat 11AM-7PM, Sun 11AM-7PM).

Curbside pick-up is available by calling 716-833-7540 in advance of your pick-up.

Shipping Details:
Shipping is available within the U.S.

Buffalo's Best tower candy from Parkside Candy Company.

“Buffalo’s Best” Tower Drawing

Each purchase qualifies you for an entry in the drawing to win “Buffalo’s Best” Tower. The Tower includes: 1 pound Milk Chocolate Sponge Candy, 12 ounce Gourmet Truffle Box, 9 ounce Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Box, 8 ounce Milk Chocolate Buffalo Flats Box, and 8 ounce Deluxe Assortment (includes creams, caramels, cherries, and nuts).

How to enter:

  • Purchase chocolate using the link above.
  • Your name will be automatically entered into the drawing for Buffalo’s Best Tower. Multiple entries are welcome!
  • On Tuesday, February 16, Parkside Candy will choose at random one lucky winner and the winner will be contacted directly through the email provided in the chocolate order form. 

Questions? Contact Marianne Sullivan, SEAS Special Programs Manager, at

DiCamillo Bakery Cookie Sale

Ning Dai.
Congratulations to Dr. Ning Dai, associate professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, for winning the DiCamillo Bakery gift card!

A special thank you to everyone who participated in the drawing and purchased a cookie tray.

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.