Recognition Awards - SCSD Educational Foundation

Annual Recognition Awards

Each year, the SCSD Educational Foundation recognizes individuals, businesses, and organizations that have given above and beyond in providing support to teachers, students, and programs in the Syracuse City School District.

These awards are presented at the Foundation’s Annual Recognition Breakfast which is held in March (March 25, 2023). This is the most significant fundraiser for the Foundation, and proceeds from this event are donated back to teachers in city schools for supplemental education program. Anyone in the Syracuse City School District or in the Central New York community can submit a nomination. All nominations are reviewed by the Foundation’s Board of Directors and award winners are notified prior to the breakfast. A public announcement is distributed to local media outlets as well. Award recipients are invited to attend the breakfast and accept their award at that time.

To submit a nomination, please download the nomination form, and review the instructions and deadlines provided

Recognition Award Recipients

2020 Recipients
  • Bankers Healthcare Group
  • Amanda Murphy
    Parent, Volunteer & Substitute Teacher, Salem-Hyde Elementary School
2019 Recipients
  • C&S Companies
  • Mercy Works
  • Darco Manufacturing, Inc.
2018 Recipients
2017 Recipients
    SCSD Elementary School Annual Hats
    and Gloves Donation Program
    SCSD Field Coordinator for the Arts (retired)
    SCSD Superintendent of Schools
2016 Recipients
    First African American SCSD Teacher, taught in Syracuse Schools for 60 years.
    Community volunteer.
    Founder and Director Syracuse 20/20
2015 Recipients
  • Patrick F. Spadafora
    SCSD graduate and former SCSD
    Principal and Administrator
  • Laurence G. Bousquet
    1973 SCSD Graduate, Partner at Bousquet Holstein PLLC
2014 Recipients
  • David J. Moynihan
    Partner - Testone, Marshall & Discenza, CPAs
  • Manny Breland
    1952 SCSD Graduate, Administrator and Syracuse Sports Legend
  • Gino Duca & Michael Grieb
    STEM Volunteers and Owners of Salt City Technical
  • Dan Cummings
2013 Recipients
  • Stephen C. Jones
    Former Superintendent
  • Wayne O'Connor
    Hillside Work Scholarship Connection
2012 Recipients
  • Margaret A. Charters
    Long-time SCSD Volunteer
  • Bond Schoeneck & King
2011 Recipients
  • Lockheed Martin
  • SRC
  • Daniel Lowengard
2010 Recipients
  • Elaine Van Avery
    Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA)
2009 Recipients
  • Mary Nelson
    Syracuse Youth Day BBQ
  • AXA Advisors
2008 Recipients
  • Jan Maloff
    Long-time Coordinator and Volunteer of the SCSD Bicycle Giveaway Program
  • Crouse Hospital
2007 Recipients
  • Chancellor Nancy Cantor,
    Syracuse University
2006 Recipients
  • Beacon Federal Credit Union
  • The Hartford
  • George Wladis
    The Wladis Companies
2005 Recipients
  • Joel Delmonico
    Clear Channel Radio
  • Frank A. Clark
  • Paul Nojaim
    Nojaim Bros. Supermarkets
2004 Recipients
  • Reverend John Carter
    Abundant Life Christian Center

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