Gordon Gross 1931 – 2019
Our firm was founded sixty years ago by one of the most dynamic, kind-hearted, innovative and philanthropic lawyers in Western New York. Gordy was just an all-around great guy. His legacy will continue to live on through his commitment to our clients and community – a foundation he laid at our firm that has been deeply instilled in the next generations of attorneys.
Gordon had a long record of public service, including serving as a trustee for the State University of New York. In recognition of his dedication to the University at Buffalo and to the community at large, he was awarded the Samuel J. Capen Award, the highest honor given by the UB Alumni Association, in 2010.
His involvement with community service has included leadership positions with Roswell Park Cancer Institute, St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, Read to Succeed Buffalo, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and Kleinhan’s Music Hall Management, Inc. The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo named its prestigious professional award after Gordon.
Gordon was also deeply committed to serving the Jewish community. He served in leadership roles for the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies, Jewish Center of Buffalo, Weinberg Campus, Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo, Kadimah School, Temple Beth Zion and the United Jewish Fund.
Many of us know Gordon for long-time fundraising commitment for Roswell Park Cancer Institute and his love of the Ride for Roswell. Over the years, Gross Shuman has raised more than $400,000 to support this signature community event.
We will ride on this June – and carry on Gordon’s love of life, the legal field and his friends and family.