2020 Founder's Day


Le Moyne's Trailblazing Women

October 23, 2020

Thomas J. Niland Jr. Athletic Complex

Cocktails 6 p.m. | Dinner

 7.45 p.m | Program 9.00 p.m.



Kicking off Le Moyne's 75th Anniversary celebration will be 

Founders' Day on Friday, October 23. Hosted by the Le Moyne Board of Regents, this year's dinner will honor "Le Moyne's Trailblazing Women," Margaret "Peg" Snyder HD '79, Margaret "Peg" Dwyer '54, Gen Saya HD '01 and Barbara Maylone Karper HA '07.

2020 Gala Co-chairs: 
Robert Turner '70, Bonita Lindberg '79 and Gregory Victory '96

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.  



2019 Founders' Day Gala Recap

Click here for a highlight video from Founders' Day 2019, including prayers from Fr. Donald Kirby, S.J. and Thomas Niland III, and remarks from Le Moyne President Linda LeMura and our honoree John Beilein. 

Click here for the official video highlighting John's coaching career 

and the Jesuit values he continues to hold

Click here for Gala Photos

Click here for a slide show of our former basketball 
players in attendance


Click here for past Simon Le Moyne Award winners.

Click here to nominate someone for 2021 Simon Le Moyne Award.

For More Information... 
Contact Cindy Procopio, Development Coordinator
(315) 445-4557