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We want to thank all of our supporters, sponsors and those who attended this year’s Musical Feast for the Eyes and Ears Fundraiser. It was a huge success with over $56,000 raised.

The event highlighted the accomplishments of Retina–Vitreous Surgeons, our Honorary Chairs, and their founder Dr. William Delaney.   Close to three hundred guests were inspired by the testimonials of Tim Conners and Shaunna Smith and enjoyed the musical talents of concert pianist Andrew Russo.     A new feature, our PAY IT FORWARD Auction, enabled us to explain our programs and services, raise money, and honor the memory of our good friend, Bruce Soden. 

Please consider thanking our sponsors by visiting their establishments, taking advantage of their services or even just dropping them an email or note to thank them for their support of AURORA: 

Presenting Sponsor
Welch Allyn, Inc.
Health Care Sponsor
Specialty Surgery Center of CNY
            Retina Vitreous Surgeons of CNY
Crystal Sponsors
Druger Eye Care &
Syracuse Eye Surgeons
            Romano Motors
Excellence Award Sponsor
            H. Kenneth & Caroline Fitzgerald
Diamond  Sponsor
Dr. & Mrs. William V. Delaney
            Empower Federal Credit Union
Platinum Sponsors
Deptartment of Ophthalmology
            Geddes Federal Savings
            Murray & Kathy Grossman
Scott & Laura Gucciardi
            Instruments for Vision
            Mack Studios
            National Grid
            J. Danial & Diane Pluff
            Dean & Heather Wallace
Gold Sponsors

          Eastern Managed Print Network
Hiscock & Barclay, LLP
          Key Bank Business Banking
          Martino Flynn, LLC
          Pulmonary Health Physicians, PC
          The Armory Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
          The Honorable Karen Uplinger
              In memory of Robert & Martha Uplinger
          Mr. & Mrs. William Watt
Silver Sponsors
        Edward & Laila Audi
        Blue Ocean Strategic Capital, LLC
        Bond, Schoeneck & King
        C&S Companies
        Cortland Eye Center, Jacqueline Fergerson, MD
        Delaney & O’Connor, LLP
        Delmonico Insurance Agency
        Eye Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons of CNY
        Sam & Carol Nappi
        Timothy Riccardi. MD & Evis Petrela, MD
        The Rosamond Gifford Foundation
        Salli & James Tuozzolo           
Bronze Sponsors
     Brown & Brown Empire State
     Joe &  Debra Chaiken
     Dalton’s American Decorative Arts
     Dermody, Burke and Brown
     Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
     Eye Consultants of Syracuse
     Earleen Foulk
     Fulton Savings Bank
     grossman st. amour, CPA’s
     Mr. & Mrs. Robert Haege
     Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc.
     Hear2Learn/Hear for Life
     Gerald L. Malchak
     Richard & Nancy Marsden
     Wally & Betsy Merriam
     Midstate Printing Corp.
     Kathryn Pavlacka
     Pioneer Companies
     Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation
     Buzz & Gretchen Roberts
     Hamilton & Fran Rotunno Fish
     John C. Scala
     Louise Sessa
     Sirchia & Cuomo, LLP
     Skaneateles Lions Club
     Dr. & Mrs. Robert L. Slavens
     James Snyder-Greene & Reid, PLLC
     Bruce & Priscilla  Soden
     Dr. & Mrs. Richard Steinmann
     Syracuse Host Lions Club
     The Wladis Companies, Inc.
     Deb & Jim Tifft
     Robert & Francine Torrisi
     University Otolaryngology Assoc.
     Upstate Medical University

With THANKS to the many donors that contributed to our Live and Silent Auctions!!
Adirondack Lakefront
Property Management
Arad Evans Inn
Arena’s EIS House
Ashley Lynn Winery
Aspen Athletic
Beak & Skiff
Bed Bath n& Beyond
Bersani’s Gallery
Aurora Bondi
Debbie Bondi-Ellison
Bradley’s Jewelery
Brooklyn Pickle
Cabbot Cheese
Camillus Kayak Shop
Canel View Café
Carpet One-Laurie Shapiro
Carrabbas Restaurant
Castleman Classic Floors
Cheeky Monkey Foods
Chocolate Pizza Company
Chuck Hafner’s Garden Center
CNY Yoga Center
Coinstar & Redbox
Coleman Florist
Coleman’s Restaurant
Coldsteel Sports Fishing
Cooperstown Connection
Cranky Cats
Pat Culeton
Darien Lake
Ross DeForrest
Delphi Healing Arts
Denny’s Restaurant
Doow Lumber
Double Tree –Rochester
Matt & Sandy Downey
Dunk N’ Bright
Jeff Eades
Ryan Emery
Empire Brewing Co.
Enchanted Forest
Water Safari
Eyeworld Unlimited
Frank’s Plank Road Café
Gertrude Hawk
Glimmerglass Festival
Beverly Goewey
Green Mountain Coffee
Greenway & Perry Dental
Grimaldi’s Luna Park
Laura Gucciardi
Harbor Towne Gifts
Highlights Magazine
Holiday Inn Auburn
Gloria Hooper-Rasberry
Ichiban Steakhouse
Indigo Art
Joe’s Pasta Garage
Julie’s Place
Just 1 Bite
Judy Keib
Laila Kobrossy-Audi
Kollikan & Manro Menswear
Joseph Lauko
Lawrence World Class Karate
David Liddell
Lincklaen House
Lisa Lily of Fayetteville
MacKenzie Childs
Magnus Ridge Winery
Francis Miribito
Nancy Marsden
Agnes McCray
Merry-Go-Round Theater
Mid-Lakes Navigation
Mirabeau Inn & Spa
Ken & Phyllis Mowers
My Hotel Gift
Nagy Family
Sam & Carol Nappi
NYS Fair
Brad O’Connor
Oswego County Visually Impaired
Outback Steakhouse
Panara’s Bread
Pascale’s Restaurant
Ted Pasinski
Patience Brewster
Paul diLima Coffee
Pier 57 Restaurant
Daniel & Diane Pluff
Leslie Rapson
Rebecca’s Bridal Boutique
Red Lobster Restaurant
Riley’s Restaurant
Rochester Museum of Science
Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Tammy Russell
John Scala
Sea Breeze
Linda Shaffer
SpyBaby Bridal
SU Athletic Dept
Syra-Juice Bars & Eatery.
Syracuse Opera
Syracuse Stage
The Art Store
The Gymboree
Toggenburg Ski Center
TOPS Markets
Uncle Sam’s Boat Tours
Bob & Ginnie Welcher
Maryann Winters





















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