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    Friday, October 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    2016 Founders’ Day Gala

    2016 Simon Le Moyne Honoree

    Aminy Inati Audi

    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.

    Click here for past Simon Le Moyne award winners.

    Click here to see pictures of the 2015 Founders' Day Gala.

    Click here to nominate someone for 2017 Simon Le Moyne Award.

    For More Information... 
    Contact Kimberly McAuliff, Senior Director Leadership Gifts & Events 
    (315) 445-4553

    Sponsorship Levels & Recognition

    Click here for the Sponsorship Brochure
    Sponsor Levels as of 10/13/2016

    Signature Sponsor Levels


    McNeil & Company
    Stickley Audi & Co.

    Bond Schoeneck & King Attorneys 
    CADimensions, Inc.
    Dannible & McKee, LLP 
    Tom '77 & Leanne '82 Fiscoe
    Dermody Burke &
    Brown CPA's LLC
    St. Joseph's Health &
    Franciscan Companies
    The Allyn Foundation Inc.
    Walter Benson '78 & 
    Kate Cogswell '85
    Aminy Inati Audi
    Olivia Properties, LLC
    Le Moyne Board of Trustees
    Pioneer Companies

    Leadership Table
    (Table of 10 plus full-page ad in program) 
    Audi Family
    Barclay Damon, LLP
    Fust Charles Chambers LLP
    M&T  Bank
    Mackenzie Hughes, LLP
    Our Lady of Pompeii
    Pepsi Bottling Group, LLC
    Richard L. Neal &
    Donna E. Neal '76, 
    Robert A. Dracker, M.D.
    Russo Produce Company, Inc.
    The Bonadio Group
    Fredrick M. Valerino '51

    Table Sponsor
    (Table of 10) 
    Audi Employees
    Bousquet Holstein PLLC
    Catholic Charities of
    Onondaga County / 
    Christopher Community, Inc.
    C.R. Fletcher Associates
    Crouse Health
    Cygnus Management Foundation Inc.
    Dr. Mary Ellen Greco '87
    Grossman St. Armour 
    James E. Joseph '83
     ~ Jesuits Table ~ 
    Edward R. Loos '68
    Mirabito Energy Products
    Pediatric Cardiology
    Associates, LLC
    QPK Design
     Michael J. Sicilian '83 & 
    Donna Sicilian Trust
    Mr. Richard J. '89 &
    Kelly Shaw
    Roman Catholic
    Diocese of Syracuse
    Royall & Company
    Solvay Bank
    SRC Inc. 
    George P. Tilley, M.D., 
    and Carol K. Tilley
    VNA Homecare

    Sponsor Levels

    Cocktail Reception
    A Friend of Le Moyne
     Rapid Response Monitoring Services, Inc.

    *Dessert and Cordial Reception
    Bond Schoeneck & King Attorneys

    Printing Sponsor

    *Centerpieces and Flowers

    *Decoration Sponsor

    *Entertainment Sponsor
    James G. Monaco, D.M.D. '76

    Honoree Tribute Video

    Bond Schoeneck & King Attorneys

    President's Toast
    Mark & Allison Ehrhart '08 Allyn 
    Relph Benefit Advisors

     Table Wine Sponsor 
    Hueber-Breuer Construction
    Company, Inc.
    Prime Buchholz

    Program Book Sponsors
    TD Bank

    Honoree Citation Sponsors
    O'Brien & Gere LTD
    Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc.

    Photography Sponsors
    Upstate Yoga Institute of CNY

    Simon Le Moyne Award

    M. Joseph Dunne '55

    Coat-Check Sponsors
    Anaren, Inc.

    Food Station Sponsors 
    Firley, Moran, Freer
    & Eassa, CPA, P.C.
    Liberty Mutual 
    King & King Architects
    Mr. Richard Senecal '53

    Beverage Station Sponsors
    Annese & Associates, Inc.
     Byrne Dairy, Inc.
    King & King Architects

    VIP Parking Sponsors 
    Birnie Bus Service, Inc.

    Energy Sponsors
    Excellus Blue Cross
    Blue Shield

    Individual Ticket 

    Young Alumni

    *will receive two tickets to gala

    Advertisement Sponsor Levels

    Program Advertisement Sponsor:   
    Full page $550
    Half page $300

    Click Here for a full list of our generous 2015 Founders' Day Sponsors