NOCO Donates To The Buffalo Zoo

Sea Lion Cove exhibit receives support.

From left: James Newman, president, NOCO, Michael Newman, executive vice president, NOCO, and Barbara & Donald Newman.

Family-owned and locally-operated NOCO will donate $45,000 to the Buffalo Zoo as part of a three-year commitment in support of the Sea Lion Cove, an exhibit NOCO has been proud to support since 2005.

The Sea Lion Cove is home of the Zoo’s California sea lions, Dallas and Pocus. Dallas and Pocus live in a 150,000 gallon saltwater tank and are Buffalo’s only resident sea lions.

In addition, Donald Newman, family patriarch and former NOCO president, donates annually to the Buffalo Zoo and has contributed significantly to the new polar bear exhibit currently under construction.

“As a third generation family owned and locally operated business with nearly eighty years of service to the western New York community, it’s important for us to support local and dynamic cultural organizations in the communities we serve,” said President James Newman. “The Buffalo Zoo is truly one of our region’s cultural gems and we are looking forward to continuing our partnership with them in offering quality exhibits for visitors of all ages.”

For over 10 years, NOCO and the Newman family have been proud supporters of the Buffalo Zoo, with more than $200,000 in donations. In addition to the Sea Lion Cove, NOCO has previously sponsored the Zoo’s playground and bison yard.

“We are blessed and privileged to have such a great partnership with NOCO and the Newman family. Their commitment to the Zoo and the community is exemplary,” said Buffalo Zoo President and CEO Donna Fernandes. “We have a tremendous collaboration with NOCO and the Newman family and look forward to a great future working together to enhance this fabulous cultural icon for our community and beyond.”




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