2016 Simon Le Moyne Honoree
Aminy Inati Audi
surrounded by her family from left: daughter Carolyn Audi Fischi, granddaughter Anna Grace Fischi, son in law Michael Fischi, Mrs. Audi, daughter Andrea Audi and daughter in law Laila Audi.
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Honoring Aminy Audi
Built on Tradition, Maintained with Integrity. Since 1974 Aminy Audi has been an owner of L.&J.G. Stickley and an integral member of the Syracuse community. Under her direction, the company, which employs more than 1,200 people, continues to receive national acclaim. It has been featured in almost every major magazine and newspaper in the country.
Aminy has conducted seminars throughout the nation and in Tokyo, Japan, on Stickley’s continuing mission and the pivotal role the company plays in the revival of the Arts and Crafts movement. She has been credited with successfully growing the company by leveraging Stickley’s brand name and modernizing its operations. Highly regarded in her field, Aminy was recently inducted into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame. In addition, she has been the keynote speaker at the annual prayer breakfast for the home furnishings industry. She has also been honored with the InterFaith Works Leadership Award, Small Business Administration Entrepreneurial Success Award, the American Red Cross Women Who Mean Business Award and The Post Standard Woman of Achievement in Business Award.
As a trustee of the State University of New York and co-chair of its International Studies Committee, Aminy traveled to Turkey, Poland, Russia and Mexico. She is a recipient of a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Colgate University. In 1993 Aminy was a nongovernmental delegate to the United Nations Conference on Human Rights in Vienna and in 1995 she was a nongovernmental delegate to the United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing.
A graduate of New York University, Aminy is a firm believer in the power of education to shape lives. She was a commencement speaker at Morrisville State University and Alfred State University. Aminy has been a generous supporter of Le Moyne’s Founders’ Day Gala. In addition, she is providing the College’s students with the opportunity to learn firsthand about the many facets of her industry by developing an innovative internship program at Stickley.
Early in her career, Aminy worked for Voice of America. She and her late husband, Alfred, have three children, Edward, Carolyn and Andrea, and four grandchildren.
Founders' Day Co-Chairs
Leanne '82 & Tom '77 Fiscoe
What is Founders’ Day
Founders’ Day, presented by Le Moyne's Board of Regents, is the most prestigious event held at the college and both commemorates and celebrates the establishment of Le Moyne College.
A key component of the Founders’ Day Gala is the presentation of the Simon Le Moyne Award for outstanding leadership for the benefit of society
What is the Simon Le Moyne Award
This award memorializes Father Le Moyne, a French Jesuit, an ambassador of peace and a person of faith, vision and courage.
How can my support impact students and the community?
The Founders’ Day Gala has a direct impact on Le Moyne students and the quality of life in Central New York. By recognizing outstanding examples of community service, this event serves to reinforce – among Le Moyne alumni, students, employees and friends, and the wider Central New York community – the value of service to others.
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