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Founders' Day

Friday, October 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm

2016 Founders’ Day Gala

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.

Click here for the Invitation.


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 09/16/2016

Signature Sponsor Levels
Platinum $25,000

Gold $10,000
McNeil & Company
Stickley Audi & Co.

Silver $5,000
CADimensions, Inc.
Dannible & McKee -
Tom'77 & Leanne '82 Fiscoe
Dermody Burke & Brown,
St. Joseph's Health &
Franciscan Companies
The Allyn Foundation Inc.
Walter Benson '78 and
Kate Cogswell '85

Sponsor Levels

Cocktail Reception

Dessert and Cordial Reception

Printing Sponsor

Dinner with A Chef 
(table of 12) 

Dinner with A Chef 
(table of 10)


*Centerpieces and Flowers

Leadership Table in honor of the Class of 1951
(Table of 10 plus full-page ad in program)
Mackenzie Hughes, LLP
Midstate Printing Corporation
Pepsi Bottling Group, LLC
Richard L. Neal and Donna E. Neal, MHSM, PPACA, '76
The Allyn Foundation

*will receive two tickets to gala

Additional Sponsorship Levels

*Decoration Sponsor
James G. Monaco, DMD '76

*Entertainment Sponsor

Table Sponsor 
(Table of 10) 
Diocese of Syracuse
Dr. Mary Ellen Greco '87
Grossman St. Armour
Michael J. Sicilian '83 &
Donna Sicilian Trust
Mr. Richard J. '89 and
Kelly Shaw
Royall & Company
Solvay Bank
Table for Jesuits ~
Edward R. Loos '68

*Honoree Tribute
Video Sponsor


President's Toast/
 Table Wine Sponsor

Allison Ehrhart Allyn '08

Program Book Sponsors

Honoree Citation Sponsors
Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc.

Photography Sponsors

Simon Le Moyne
Award Sponsor

M. Joseph Dunne '55

Coat-Check Sponsors

Food Station Sponsors 

Beverage Station Sponsors

VIP Parking Sponsors 

Energy Sponsors

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