JoAnne A. Hudecki

Consultant, Owner Representation and Capital Projects


Through her extensive network within the Western New York not-for-profit community, JoAnne Hudecki has served as a valuable resource as McGuire Development’s owner representation for capital projects consultant. Her esteemed knowledge of not-for-profit operations and organizational structure has greatly assisted McGuire Development in service of their not-for-profit clients.

JoAnne has demonstrated an outstanding dedication to the Western New York community through her service with not-for-profit organizations and local civic leadership. In 1987, while volunteering on the Board of Directors for Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services, Inc. she was asked to join the staff and spearhead a capital campaign. Starting with just $100, she co-founded the Kids Escaping Drugs Campaign. The Campaign was designed to raise money to build facilities to treat WNY adolescents struggling with drug dependency and addiction.

Since 1990, the Renaissance House Campus has treated thousands of WNY teens suffering from the deadly disease of addiction, and the effects that it has on the teen’s families. The Renaissance House Campus has the capacity to house and treat 62 chemically-dependent adolescents, ages 12 – 21. Through her staff and many volunteers, the campaign has raised over $12 million for capital projects and many more millions for the foundation and the campus. Since 1990, the foundation has acquired three additional properties for treating WNY adults.

Now in retirement, after 25 years with Kids Escaping Drugs, JoAnne has continued her pledge to live her life fully as a volunteer and give back to the community she holds dear. She holds many board positions with several organizations throughout Western New York.

Current Community Involvement 

1987-Present Co-Founder of Kids Escaping Drugs
2005-Present Member Bishops Council of the Laity
2006-Present Advisory Committee Nativity Miguel Middle School of Buffalo
2008-Present Buffalo Bills rookie experience Buffalo guide
2008-Present Foundation of the Roman Catholic Church Diocese of Buffalo Committee on Grants
2011-Present Southeast Works Board of Directors, Board Vice President
2012-Present Member St Joseph University Voice Core Team
2013-Present Board Member University District C.D.A. Inc./Gloria J. Parks Community Center
2013-Present Nativity Miguel Board of Directors, Strategic Plan Chairman
2013-Present Consultant – Kids Escaping Drugs Campaign
2013-Present Nativity Miguel Advancement committee
2014 Leadership Buffalo Experience Buffalo Committee
2014 Kids Escaping Drugs Advocacy Committee
2014 Member Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizen Academy Alumni Association

Past Community Involvement

1998 First graduating class of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Citizen Academy
2002-2012 Federal Bureau of Investigation Buffalo Citizens’ Academy Foundation Board Member
2003-2012 Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services Board of Directors
2007-2012 Vice President Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizens Academy Foundation Board
2004 Leadership Buffalo Class Experience
2004-2006 Leadership Buffalo Board of Directors Class member
2004-2011 Leadership Buffalo Facilitation Team Member
2006-2007 Leadership Buffalo Co-Chair Experience Buffalo Committee
2007-2012 Experience Buffalo Chairman for Leadership Buffalo
2007 Graduate of Harvard Business School Club of Buffalo
2008-2012 Executive committee of United Ways AEA
2009-2012 Planning team for WNY sector DEA community pharmaceutical drops

Mt. St. Joseph Academy, Parents Guild
St. Joseph Collegiate Institute, Parents Guild
St. Joseph Collegiate Institute, LaSallian Acquisition Chairman
Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Josephine Goodyear committee
Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, winter fest Committee
Chairman, Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Festival of Trees
Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Aid Board
Alcoholism Services of Erie County, Board of Directors
Buffalo Zoological Volunteer
Mt. St. Joseph Academy, Board of Directors
Kelly for Kids Foundation, Jim Kelly Star Gaze Committee
Greater Buffalo All America City Committee
Greater Buffalo All America City Delegate, Fort Worth, Texas
Buffalo Events Network
Downtown Summit City of Buffalo Participant
Chairman, Mt. St. Joseph Academy, Board of Directors
Coordinated Care Development Committee
Founder/President, UPTOWN Coalition University Heights
WNY Planned Giving Consortium
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
Advisory committee NYS Transportation Main Street Renovation

Honors and Awards

St. Apollonian Community Service Award, 1992
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Director’s Community Leadership Award, 1993
Gateway Youth and Family Services, Friend of Children Award, 1993
City of Buffalo, Common Council Hero Award, 1996
All America City Delegate, Greater Buffalo All America City Award, 1996
Dedication and Service Award, Williamsville North High School, 1999
Governor’s Award for Excellence Volunteer and Community Leader 1999
Women of Influence Life Time Achievement Award 2010



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