“We must support the Say Yes to Education Endowment, and ensure this program, which is critical to offering educational and economic opportunities to the young people of Syracuse, continues to be a vibrant success,” Mayor Miner stated. “I’ve been proud to support Say Yes from its inception in this community. I believe every child in Syracuse can live up to their potential.”
Tickets are $75 per person, and can be purchased at the door, the day of the event.
In addition, individuals who may be unable to attend, but wish to sponsor a Say Yes Scholar to attend, may do so for $50.
The gala is black tie optional, and free parking will be available in the Trolley Lot, behind the MOST.
This is the third annual year the mayor has hosted the event to raise funds for scholarships that provide Syracuse City School District students with tuition to attend public colleges in New York.
Last year, the event raised over $260,000. And, in March, the endowment became fully-funded following a $20 million contribution from the state, and another $400,000 in proceeds from the city’s expansion project at Crouse Hospital.
Subsequently, the fund has reached its goal of $30 million, in an effort to become self-sustaining.
During her time on City Council, Miner was instrumental in bringing the Say Yes program to Syracuse, which she said she considers to be “a signature accomplishment of her time in office.”
One hundred percent of ticket sales will benefit the Say Yes Endowment Fund, according to the city.
Interested individuals may contact the mayor’s office, at (315) 448-8095, for reservations, and visit 2016sayyesgala.eventbrite.com to purchase tickets for the event.