Excellence in character is the principal foundation for enduring personal, familial, and organizational success. The Character Council of Western New York exists to enrich the understanding of the benefits of good character and to facilitate the continual development of character excellence for citizens throughout our community of Western New York.

We invest in our community by:

  • Modeling character excellence in our personal and professional interactions;
  • Building awareness and understanding of the importance of personal character for sustainable success;
  • Being a catalyst that draws the entire community into a process that develops a community of character;
  • Providing training, resources, and support for character development initiatives within each community sector;
  • Collaborating with existing community resources and facilitating partnerships to enhance character visibility and strengthen character development opportunities; and
  • Acknowledging people and/or organizations that demonstrate character excellence