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The 2014 ILAD event will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 5:30-9:00 p.m., at the SRC Arena & Events Center at Onondaga Community College.
“New Lives, New Leaders “
InterFaith Works (IFW) has held this dinner every year since 1982, and last year’s sellout crowd topped 500 guests. Participants come together to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of individuals whose dedication to service and career have made a deep and lasting impact on the Central New York community. Past honorees include Aminy Audi of Stickley and Audi Co., William and Nancy Byrne of Byrne Dairy, Dr. Nancy Cantor, Chancellor of Syracuse University, and Bishop Thomas Costello of the Roman Catholic Diocese to name just a few. The event receives media coverage of the honorees, their work in the community, and the generous sponsors who support the dinner.
For the first time in the history of the ILAD, we will recognize the beneficiaries of IFW’s Center for New American’s Refugee Resettlement Program. The event will not only raise awareness about the struggles of refugees around the globe, but will also showcase Syracuse as a model resettlement city. This year’s honorees will include ten members of the Syracuse community who arrived here as refugees from some of the most distressed regions in the world. Collectively, they represent eight different countries. Many have overcome unimaginable obstacles to escape violence or persecution in their home countries. Their stories embody the mission of InterFaith Works and the very essence of the ILAD. They have shown tireless perseverance and persistence in rebuilding their lives in the United Sates, and they have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to community, faith and career.
For more information, reservations and sponsorship opportunities, contact Nora Heaphy at (315) 449-3552, ext. 120, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.