WISDOM KEEPER 2018
Each year FOCUS celebrates and honors an inspirational leader who provides an example of continual caring and understanding of the vision for tomorrow. This year’s FOCUS Wisdom Keeper Sean Kirst celebrates with us by honoring the people of Central New York who made his storytelling career possible.
The newest Wisdom Keeper is an award winning columnist, author of three books the most recent being “The Soul of Central New York” – MORE ABOUT SEAN.
The 2018 event held April 4 in the Finger Lakes Ballroom of the Marriott Downtown Syracuse – historic Hotel Syracuse was extraordinary. Among the speakers were Deputy County Executive Ann Rooney and Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh, who declared the day as Sean Kirst Day.
In 2017 FOCUS Greater Syracuse honored Bethaida “Bea” González, Syracuse University Vice President of Community Engagement. Pictured on the home page and above is the 2017 event in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Downtown Syracuse and many of the Wisdom Keepers attending.
Previous Wisdom Keepers have been:
Charlotte “Chuckie” Holstein
Rev. James Mathews
Dr. Sharon Brangman
Bethaida “Bea” González