Community leaders to be honored by Catholic Charities at annual House of Providence Dinner

Submitted by Catholic Charities of Onondaga County

Catholic Charities of Onondaga County will honor three individuals at the 32nd annual House of Providence Dinner in May.

   More than 600 guests will attend the event on May 17, 2017, at the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center at the Oncenter. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m.

   The three individuals to be honored this year are Dr. Linda LeMura, Larry Bousquet, and Leola Rodgers. Dr. LeMura, president of Le Moyne College, will receive the Bishop’s Award, which recognizes Dr. LeMura’s personal and professional commitment to serving the community. Bousquet, a member of Bousquet Holstein PLLC, will receive the President’s Award. The President’s Award honors individuals who are devoted to the betterment of the human condition and demonstrate vision and leadership in their contributions. Leola Rodgers, president and CEO of Syracuse Community Health Center, will receive the Humanitarian Service Award. This award honors individuals who have dedicated their professional and personal lives to the service of others.

   Catholic Charities of Onondaga County assists people in need regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, or nationality. Over 20,000 people in Onondaga County benefit from Catholic Charities programs every year. Services include shelters, youth programs, refugee resettlement, elderly services, food pantries, emergency relief, and much more. Proceeds from the annual House of Providence Dinner will be used wherever the need is greatest.

   Tables of ten are available for $1,950, and individual reservations are $195. For more information, please visit www.ccoc.us or contact Mary Kay Musyt at (315) 362-7579 for details.