Angel Gowns of WNY was founded in April 2014 by Missy Ray. It was her vision to form an organization which gives back to her community. In September 2014 Angel Gowns received its 501-(c) (3) non-profit incorporation.

During her leadership Angel Gowns has made the following accomplishments.

  • In our first year we have created over 1200 Angel Gowns.
  • Our Volunteer Family has grown to over 220 Volunteers spanning 21 states.
  • We supply over 50 facilities with our Angel Gowns and that number is continually growing.
  • We have shipped Angel Gowns out of state, over night, to individual families who have suffered the loss of their baby.


In April of 2017 Susan Lawkowski became the 2nd President of Angel Gowns of WNY.