Since the passing of her daughter, Hilary, it is now her passion and mission to continue her daughter’s legacy of helping others. The frustration and desperation Sandra experienced during her daughter’s efforts to become drug free, is the driving force in establishing this foundation. As Sandra laid her daughter to rest, she made a promise, to her daughter Hilary. She would be Hilary’s voice. She would never let her kind, loving, and free-spirited personality ever be forgotten. She is fulfilling this commitment through this foundation.
He has been peripherally involved with numerous charities over the years. He knows firsthand the devastation of opioid addiction, both as a father and as a physician. Hilary’s struggles with the illness and proper treatment has affected Tom and his family for a lifetime. His deep love for her and the excruciating pain of this tragic loss will only be matched by his commitment to help fight addiction for others.
Elizabeth is an active member in the community. She has served on the President’s Council for The Bison Scholarship Fund and various other committees over the years. Elizabeth joined the Hilary Grace Foundation after the loss of her sister Hilary. She hopes to educate the community and provide resources and information on how to fight the opioid epidemic.
After the loss of his sister, Hilary, Ben has developed a strong sense of devotion to helping those individuals and families who are currently suffering from opiate addiction and is dedicated to bringing awareness and education to this pressing national epidemic.
Benjamin is actively involved in the Western New York community. In addition to his involvement with The Hilary Grace Foundation, Inc., he is a current member of the Kids Escaping Drugs Board of Directors and BISON Children’s Scholarship Fund’s President’s Council.
Utilizing his legal background, Benjamin was instrumental in the formation of The Hilary Grace Foundation, Inc.
Larry, a 3M Senior Account Representative (retired), holds a Business Administration degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is the Co-founder and Co-Director of RUN716, which raises funds for local charities, including the Hilary Grace Foundation Scholarship Fund. In addition, Larry is the founder and director of several charitable events in the WNY area including the Moonlight and Loughran’s 5K Runs. He lives with his wife Kathy in Williamsville, NY.
A graduate of Canisius College, Michael received his Bachelor's of Arts and Master's of Arts degrees in English. He is a proud member of the Buffalo community and is involved in several business ventures and real estate development opportunities throughout the area.
Dr. Kim lives in Orchard Park with his son, Trent.
Dr. Kim is no stranger to the pain and heartache that go hand in hand with drug addiction, having a family member struggle with this disease. Because of these heart-breaking experiences, Dr. Kim feels close to the White Family, and watched helplessly as his friends endured the tragedy of the loss of their beautiful daughter to the horrors of drug addiction. Mark was honored to be asked to become a Board Member for the Foundation, and hopes to help families in their struggles to cope with this devastating disease.
A lifelong resident of Western New York, Peggy has been involved in the Williamsville PTA, Girl Scouts of America and New York State Federation of Women. A close personal friend of the White family for over three decades, she watched Hilary grow into an accomplished and beautiful young women before succumbing to this terrible disease. Peggy is committed to working with the Hilary Grace Foundation to address the opioid epidemic through awareness, education and action.
She graduated Cum Laude from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2002, starting her own photography business later that year. She owned and operated Katie Hamister Photography for 12 years before joining Hamister Group full time.A graduate of Canisius College, Michael received his Bachelor's of Arts and Master's of Arts degrees in English. He is a proud member of the Buffalo community and is involved in several business ventures and real estate development opportunities throughout the area.