Michael Borrello, Silver Creek

Brad Balentine

Employer: Phillips Lytle
Board Member since 2017

Family:  I have a wife named Annie, who teaches third grade at Forestville Elementary School, and three children, Ryan (10), Matthew (8), and Olivia (5).  I also have an old dog named Sam-the-Dog (12).

Biography:  My family and I live in Silver Creek, where I grew up.  I taught MS/HS English at Forestville Central School for seven years, before leaving to attend law school at the University at Buffalo.  I now practice corporate law at Phillips Lytle LLP, in Buffalo.

What is something people would not expect about you?

I’d love to own a farm one day.

 What is your favorite quote?

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” ~ Thoreau

What drew you to United Way?

My whole life has been spent in Northern Chautauqua County, but I only realized how special it was after spending time away at school.  The region and the people are the finest I know.  It seems the majority of    charitable resources are directed toward large cities, but a lot of good can be done in the smaller cities and the more rural areas.  The United Way of Northern Chautauqua County is devoted to helping our neighbors, and I thought I’d try to lend a hand.

What do you love about United Way?

I love that the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County makes it easy for people help others.

Additional comments

Thank you for any contributions you have made to the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County.  Your money has gone to worthiest of causes; to those among us who need it most.  It is much appreciated.