In Memory of Joe Russo

We are sad to announce the passing of one of our co-founders, Joseph C. Russo Jr.

From the Dunkirk Observer:

Many remember Russo as a selfless, charitable man who put others’ needs before his own. He and Owen founded the RO Foundation in 2010, a popular, local not-for-profit intended to assist patients and their families with unexpected travel expenses incurred from visiting treatment centers for long-term illnesses.

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Memorial contributions may be made to the RO Foundation in care of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, 212 Lake Shore Drive West, Dunkirk, NY 14048. The RO Foundation… Continue reading


Why we do what we do! It puts a smile on our faces to hear this!

‘Unbelievable’ response for event

We felt the need to recognize and salute this wonderful organization, because we, as a couple, faced some very unexpected traveling and medical expenses as a result of surgical complications.

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Day Care Donation

Day Care Kids

Day Care Kids

“We wanted to make this year’s sale even better,” Bunge said. “We all wanted to do this in memory of long time family friend Patrick K. Coughlin and to the charity he really believed in, the RO Foundation.

With help from family, friends and the community the day care, located at 170 W. Main St. in Fredonia, was able to raise $1,525.

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