Deaf Access Services 40th Anniversary Gala

Date: April 20th, 2023
Time: April 20th, 2023
Location: Shea's Buffalo Theatre



****Event Features: Hors d'oeuvres, Dinner, OPEN BAR (5pm to 6pm), Cash Bar (after 6pm), Desserts, Entertainment- Angela Maria Nardolillo- OFF THE GRID MISSIONS, basket raffle, award recognition ceremony and a fun photo booth! ****


Learn a little bit about our Keynote Speaker! Angela Maria Nardolillo! Founder of Off-The-Grid Missions (OTGM)!
Off-The-Grid Missions has been featured on NBC, USA Today, Red Bull TV, United, Forbes and The Weather Channel! 

This is your chance to be able to hear the journey and experience from Angela directly and how we can all Be The Light for the community as a whole!

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If you want to sponsor in other ways, you can see below:


Contact DAS and call us if you are interested-

Sponsor a table for the Deaf Refugees: Full Table $750.00 (Available)


Sponsor a table for the Community Awardees: Full Table $750.00 (Available)


Sponsor the Decorations/Lights at the Gala: $3,000 (Available)

We accept multiple sponsors to add up to $3,000 if needed


Sponsor our Keynote Speaker- Angela Maria Nardolillo, from Off The Grid Missions: $5,000 (Available)-

**We accept multiple sponsors to add up to $5,000 if needed**


All Sponsors will be recognized. 


We’re pleased to share that Deaf Access Services, an affi liate of People Inc., will celebrate our 40th Anniversary in April 2023! Our team has been working hard planning the big milestone that will capture the essence of celebrating not only our agencies, but also Deaf and hard of hearing communities!

The event will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY. More information will be announced soon, including a time, presenters and entertainment planned. Updates will be shared on our website and the Deaf Access Services Facebook page: and facebook. com/WNYDAS

Another teaser we have to share about our big celebration is the anniversary graphic. As a celebration of all that Deaf Access Services represents, it was important that the anniversary symbol concept be designed by a Deaf person. This concept was designed by Ben Wenzel and incorporates visual representations of American Sign Language (ASL) and our community.

American Sign Language is one of the most important aspects of Deaf culture – our language. The hands are ASL signs for the number forty. Ben incorporated the number 40 behind the hands to remain inclusive to those who do not use American Sign Language. The semi-circle represents a sunrise – a new beginning. The skyline is of our beloved Buffalo, which is one of the many communities where Deaf Access Services and People Inc. provides supports. Buffalo is also home to one of the biggest Deaf communities.

As we celebrate 40 years of serving Deaf and hard of hearing communities, we look forward to even more decades of supporting and continuing to expand our services.

Various anniversary event sponsorship opportunities will be available. For more information, contact David Wantuck at or Jodie Chibi at


Websites to purchase tickets, give donations, and have a chance to sponsor our event will be up soon. Stay tuned! 






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