2015 Founders’ Day Gala

Honoring Robert Dracker, M.D.

Robert Dracker, M.D., M.H.A., M.B.A., C.P.I., has dedicated his professional life to caring for society’s most valuable and vulnerable citizens – its children. Dr. Dracker is the founder and medical director of Summerwood Pediatrics and Infusacare Medical Services, and chief of pediatrics at University Hospital at Community General in Syracuse, N.Y. In both of those roles, he is committed to providing his patients with quality, compassionate care. He has been honored for his work with numerous awards, including the Onondaga County Medical Society Alliance’s Doctor’s Day Award, and has been named one of America’s Top Pediatricians multiple times.

Each year the College recognizes an individual who has exemplified leadership and service to Le Moyne College and the greater Syracuse community. Dr. Dracker is an adjunct professor at Le Moyne, has been extremely valuable in the placement of second year Physician Assistant students during their pediatric clinical rotations, serves on the College’s Board of Regents and generously funded the Non-embryonic Stem Cell Lab in the new Science Complex. 

Dr. Dracker is involved with numerous Syracuse area non-profits, including Joseph’s House for Women, WCNY, Multiple  Sclerosis Resources of CNY and Francis House.  He is a guest columnist in area publications, local expert for television news programs and advisor to several medical groups.  Dr. Dracker’s interest in health care ranges from the actual practice of medicine to optimum management of medical services in this dynamic environment. 

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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 2014 Founders' Day Gala.

Click here to nominate someone for 2016 Simon Le Moyne Award.