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  • Founders' Day Gala
    Friday, October 19, 2018
    2018 Honoree Coming Soon

    Click here to see pictures from the 2017 Gala

     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.

    2017 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.

    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 of Advancement
    (315) 445-4553

    Sponsorship Levels & Recognition

    Click here for the Sponsorship Brochure

    Click here for the One Page Sponsorship sheet
    Sponsor Levels as of 10/20/2017

    Signature Sponsor Levels

    Platinum Sponsor

    Gold Sponsor
    McNeil and Company
    Nascentia Health

    Silver Sponsor
    Walter Benson '78 and Kate Cogswell '85
    Board of Trustees
    Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
    CADimensions, Inc.
    Dannible & McKee, LLP /
    Thomas '77 & Leanne '82 Fiscoe
    Dermondy, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC
    Michael J. and Noreen R. '58 Falcone
    Anthony '61 and Eileen '65 Oliva
    Michael J. '83 and Donna Sicilian
    St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
    Stickley Audi & Co.
    Summit Realty Management, LLC/ Keenan

    Leadership Table
    (Table of 10 plus full-page ad in program) 
    Barclay Damon
    The Bonadio Group
    Bousquet Holstein PLLC
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Syracuse
    Catholic Charities of Onondaga County
    Christopher Community
    C.R. Fletcher Associates, Inc.
    Crouse Health and Community Memorial Hospital
    Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse
    Fust Charles Chambers, LLP
    Haylor, Freyer & Coon Inc.
    Steven '70 and Kathleen Infanti
    Jim Longo '77 and Chris Zapf-Longo '79
    Richard L. Neal '76 /
    Donna E. Neal '76
    Our Lady of Pompei/ St. Peter's/ CAP
    Syracuse Glass Company, Inc.
    Mackenzie Hughes, LLP
    Dr. James Monaco '76 & Debbie Schoneck Monaco '76
    Most Holy Rosary Church
    Our Lady of Pompei/ St. Peters/ Cathedral Academy at Pompei
    Pepsi Bottling Group, LLC
    Russo Produce
    Fred Valerino '51

    Table Sponsor
    (Table of 10) 
    Be the Change
    Bowers & Company CPA's, PLLC
    Cygnus Management Foundation Inc.
    Robert Doucette '69
    Grossman St. Armour, CPA's
    Infusacare Medical Services, P.C./ Dr. & Mrs. Robert Dracker
    Edward R. Loos '68
    M&T Bank
    Mirabito Energy Products
    Kurt '86 and Karen Ohliger
    Pediatric Cardiology Associates, LLC
    Royall and Company
     Rich '89 and Kelly Shaw
    Solvay Bank
    SRC Inc.
    Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists
    Timothy and Mary Ellen Greco Sullivan, M.D. '87

    Sponsor Levels 

    Printing Sponsor
    (recognition of Silver Level)
    Rapid Response Monitoring

    *Centerpieces and Flowers
    Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPA's

    *Decoration Sponsor

    *Entertainment Sponsor
    TD Bank

    Cocktail Reception 
    CADimensions, Inc.

    Dessert Sponsor 

    Bond, Schoeneck & King
    King & King Architects

    Honoree Tribute Video
    Robert Doucette '69
    Pathfinder Bank

    President's Toast
    Pinkney Hugo
     Table Wine Sponsor 
    Hueber Breuer

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

    Program Book Sponsors
    Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa, CPA, P.C.

    Honoree Citation Sponsors
    O'Brien & Gere

    Photography Sponsors

    Simon Le Moyne Award


    Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Dunne '55

    Coat-Check Sponsors
    Relph Benefit Advisors

    Food Station Sponsors 
    Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa, CPA, P.C.
    Mr. Richard Senecal '53
    Relph Benefit Advisors
    Liberty Mutual Insurance

    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