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20th Anniversary Celebration Alumni Information

Hello FrancisCorps Alumni!  The planning committee has been hard at work not just planning a celebratory banquet but a weekend full of events to celebrate 20 years of amazing service!  This page will serve as a one stop shop for all information related to the weekend that pertains to alumni and we will be keeping it updated as more information becomes available.

When and Where is the Celebration Weekend?

July 19 through July 21 in Syracuse, New York

What are we doing?

Friday, July 19th

Alumni Reception and Evening Prayer

  • 5PM to 7PM at Assumption Church, Syracuse, NY
  • Alumni & families kick off the weekend with pre-prandials and evening prayer where it all started!
  • Open to alumni and their families

Saturday, July 20th

Alumni Reunion and Morning Prayer

  • 10AM to 2PM at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse, NY
  • Reminisce and enjoy the morning with friends, family, and community members in the heart of Syracuse. Lunch and zoo entrance fees included!
  • Open to alumni and their families

20th Anniversary Celebratory Banquet

  • 5PM to 8PM at the Embassy Suites at Destiny, Syracuse, NY
  • Celebrate the past, present, and future of FrancisCorps with family, community, and distinguished guests and hear from the weekend’s special guest, Fr. Daniel P. Horan, OFM. Kids welcome!
  • Open to the public

Sunday, July 21st

Mass

  • 10AM at Assumption Church, Syracuse, NY
  • Join the greater Syracuse community to celebrate Mass.  Join us Sunday at 10AM at Assumption Church and be sure to grab coffee and donuts before you leave!
  • Open to the public

Where will I stay?

We are working on putting together hotel options for alumni coming in from out of town.  We will be updating this section soon with more details!

How much will it cost?

In the spirit of celebration, we are doing our very best to keep costs to guests at a minimum.  The cost for a ticket to the banquet will be $25 per person for the general public, but we are offering the reception, reunion and banquet free of cost to all alumni and their families.

Wait, this weekend sounds expensive.  How exactly are you paying for it then?

We’re working hard to get sponsorship from corporations and individuals to underwrite the weekend.

I’d like to be a sponsor!  What are my options?

While we know not everyone can sponsor the 20th Anniversary Celebration Weekend, we are excited you’d be interested!  There are a number of levels of sponsorship.  They include:

Major Sponsor ($1000)

  • Listed as Major Sponsor in 20th Anniversary Booklet and program to be used all weekend
  • Full Page Advertisement in 20th Anniversary Booklet and program to be used all weekend

Sponsor ($500)

  • Listed as Sponsor in 20th Anniversary Booklet and program to be used all weekend
  • Half Page Advertisement in 20th Anniversary Booklet and program to be used all weekend

Benefactor ($250)

  • Listed as Benefactor in 20th Anniversary Booklet and program to be used all weekend
  • Quarter Page Advertisement in 20th Anniversary Booklet and program to be used all weekend

Friend ($100)

  • Listed as Friend in 20th Anniversary Booklet and program to be used all weekend

You can sign up to be a sponsor simply by e-mail at 20thanniversary@franciscorps.org letting us know so we can coordinate your listing and how you will be making payment.  You can mail a check to:

FrancisCorps
P.O. Box 11166
Syracuse, NY  13218

Or make your sponsorship donation online here: 20th Anniversary Sponsorship

How do I RSVP?

We’ve set up an online RSVP for Alumni guests.  You can reply here: 20th Anniversary Alumni RSVP

Please RSVP by March 15th so we know how many to expect!

We hope this information helps as you prepare for the 20th Anniversary Celebration Weekend.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Planning Committee at: 20thAnniversary@franciscorps.org

20th Anniversary Planning Committee
Caroline Johnson, FC 17, Chair
Veronica Feliz, FC 18
Brendan Foley, FC 16
Jordan Differding, FC 12
Sean Gaw, FC 1
Zoe Gonza, FC Advisory Board Member

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