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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.

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    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 6/20/2017

    Signature Sponsor Levels

    Platinum Sponsor

    Gold Sponsor

    Silver Sponsor

    Leadership Table
    (Table of 10 plus full-page ad in program) 

    Table Sponsor
    (Table of 10) 

    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

    Program Book Sponsors

    Honoree Citation Sponsors

    Photography Sponsors

    Simon Le Moyne Award


    Coat-Check Sponsors

    Food Station Sponsors 

    Beverage Station Sponsors

    Seating Chart Sponsors

     VIP Parking Sponsors

    Energy Sponsors

    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