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  •  2017 Simon Le Moyne Honoree

    Robert P. Doucette '69

    As a Le Moyne student, Robert P. Doucette ’69 learned the value of community and carried that with him in his life’s work. For Bob, a building is much more than steel, glass and concrete; it is about the people who occupy those spaces and the connection points that nurture a strong sense of community. Nothing fills Bob with a greater sense of purpose than nurturing community.

    As the founder of Armory Square Development & Management, Bob has breathed new life into Syracuse’s Armory Square, transforming what was once a dangerous, blighted part of downtown into one of Syracuse’s greatest points of pride. Its mixture of residential, commercial and retail space truly give it a feeling of community. Bob has been directly involved in many significant projects in the Armory neighborhood, lending credence to the idea that historic rehabilitation and thoughtful planning are central to the creation of a strong, vibrant urban core. His work has continued on Salina Street in the historic heart of Syracuse’s downtown.

    The Athenian Oath, which in part reads “… we will transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us,” continues to inspire Bob in his service to many community organizations, including Le Moyne during his tenure on the board of regents. Over the years he has shared his wisdom and experience with Le Moyne and Syracuse University students by teaching courses in urban planning and development. He enjoys interacting with students and the opportunity to introduce them to something very close to his heart. In Bob’s words, he strives to give them a new “set of glasses” that give meaning to the environment they encounter every day.

    Bob has been honored for his work with the Post Standard Achievement Award, Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board’s Rhea Eckel Clark Citizenship Award, the Everson Medal and the OHA Medal Award, among others. In 2014, Le Moyne College presented him with its Distinguished Alumnus Award. Bob and his wife, Katie, live in Syracuse and are the proud parents of two daughters and five grandchildren.

    Founders' Day Co-Chairs  

    Steven Infanti '70 and David Grover '05

     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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    Click here for past Simon Le Moyne Award winners.

    Click here to nominate someone for 2018 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

    Click here for the One Page Sponsorship sheet
    Sponsor Levels as of 7/18/2017

    Signature Sponsor Levels

    Platinum Sponsor

    Gold Sponsor
    McNeil and Company
    Nascentia Health

    Silver Sponsor
    Dannible & McKee, LLP /
    Thomas '77 & Leanne '82 Fiscoe
    Dermondy, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC
    Peter '78 and Tara '78 DiLaura
    St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center

    Leadership Table
    (Table of 10 plus full-page ad in program) 
    Bousquet Holstein PLLC
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Syracuse
    Catholic Charities of Onondaga County
    Christopher Community
    C.R. Fletcher Associates, Inc.
    Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse
    Haylor, Freyer & Coon Inc.
    Steven J. Ifanti '70
    Jim Longo '77 and Chris Zapf-Longo '79
    Richard L. Neal '76 /
    Donna E. Neal '76
    Syracuse Glass Company, Inc.
    Dr. James Monaco '76 & Debbie Schoneck Monaco '76
    Most Holy Rosary Church

    Table Sponsor
    (Table of 10) 
    Bowers & Company CPA's, PLLC
    Cygnus Management Foundation Inc.
    M&T Bank
    Mirabito Energy Products
    Kurt '86 and Karen Ohliger
     Rich '89 and Kelly Shaw
    SRC Inc.

    Sponsor Levels 

    Printing Sponsor
    (recognition of Silver Level)

    *Centerpieces and Flowers

    *Decoration Sponsor

    *Entertainment Sponsor

    Cocktail Reception 

    Dessert Sponsor 

    Honoree Tribute Video

    President's Toast

     Table Wine Sponsor 

    Cordial Bar
    Dr. Armand J. '57 and Joan Cincotta '88

    Program Book Sponsors

    Honoree Citation Sponsors

    Photography Sponsors

    Simon Le Moyne Award


    Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Dunne '55

    Coat-Check Sponsors

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

    Beverage Station Sponsors
    DEMCO New York Corp.

    Seating Chart Sponsors
    Syracuse Office Environments

     VIP Parking Sponsors 

    Energy Sponsors
    National Grid

    Leadership Ticket

     Individual Ticket

    Young Alumni

    *will receive two tickets to gala

    Advertisement Sponsor Levels

    Program Advertisement Sponsor:   
    Program back cover color advertisement $1,000

     Inside Front Cover black/white advertisement $750

    Inside Back Cover black/white advertisement $750 

    Full page $550

    Half page $300

    Click Here for a full list of our generous 2016 Founders' Day Sponsors