Celebrating 90 Years of Excellence and Impact

For 90 years, the UB School of Social Work has been advancing the dignity and worth of humankind. 

During our yearlong 90th anniversary celebration, the School of Social Work community will come together to celebrate this momentous occasion and serve our community.

The School of Social Work celebrates our 90th anniversary in 2024.

Service opportunities

Service is central to our values, both as a school and as social workers. Join us in giving back to the Buffalo community during our anniversary year.

Save the date: Plant trees with the Tool Library

  • When: Saturday, Nov. 2 from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Where: Buffalo, NY (exact location TBD)

Join your friends and colleagues from the School of Social Work to plant trees at a Buffalo park with the Tool Library.

Showing up for the City of Good Neighbors

To celebrate our 90th anniversary, the School of Social Work hosted a Day of Service in partnership with the City of Buffalo's Operation Clean Sweep initiative on April 24. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and field education partners joined together to pick up trash and distribute resources to residents around Masten Park in Buffalo.

In addition to marking our anniversary, volunteers dedicated their efforts to the lives lost during the racially fueled massacre in May 2022 at Tops, which was along the volunteers’ clean-up route that day. 

Photos: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki

Reflecting on our legacy

During our 75th anniversary, faculty members Denise Krause and Susan Green led the creation of a comprehensive documentary about our history and impact. The project included about 60 interviews with alumni, former deans, UB presidents and faculty members.

Thank you to our anniversary sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

For sponsorship information, please contact Erin Zack, associate director of advancement, at erinzack@buffalo.edu.