Chinese Club of Western New York, a.k.a. CCWNY, originally formed as the Chinese Club of Buffalo in 1954 by the local Chinese American community, we became a charitable corporation under Section 402 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law of the New York State, and in 1988 were recognized by IRS as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our officers are all volunteers. Today, we have more than four hundred active members and various community groups (such as Buffalo Chinese Language School, Chinese Business Association, and Buffalo Chinese Health Professionals). Through organizing community events and services, we preserve our culture, promote fellowship among members and cultivate a social network of trust, and participate in local events as a member of the greater community and promote cultural exchanges. We welcome new and old friends to join us to build a more cohesive community, enhance our image, and grow our influence.
- To promote cultural exchanges and understanding of Chinese culture and affairs by all people
- To promote and perpetuate the fellowship among members, and to cultivate a spirit of cooperation
- To participate as a member in selected activities of the community
- Supervise Buffalo Chinese School teaching the Chinese Language to our club members and their family members (every Saturday morning from 9:00 am to 11:00 am while local public school is open)
Each year we are required by law to file an IRS 990 EZ form. The most recent 3 years' forms are available at GuideStar in PDF format. Anyone can register and view these forms.
Certificate of Incorporation