Wisdom Keeper 2023
Wisdom Keeper 2022
Wisdom Keeper 2021
Van B. Robinson,Former President, Syracuse Common Council
Linda Brown-Robinson, Immediate Past President, of the Syracuse Onondaga NAACP
Merike Treier,Executive Director, Downtown Committee of Syracuse
Wisdom Keeper 2020
The Board of Directors of FOCUS Greater Syracuse, Inc. celebrated our 2020 Wisdom Keeper event by honoring the Central New York community for resilience through 2020.
Wisdom Keeper 2019
Melanie Littlejohn, Vice President, NY Customer & Community Management, National Grid; and chair of the Centerstate CEO Board of Directors.
Maarten Jacobs, Director of Community Prosperity, Allyn Family Foundation.
WISDOM KEEPER 2018
Sean Kirst, Columnist, Post-Standard in Syracuse, New York.
WISDOM KEEPER 2017
Bea González, Vice President for Community Engagement, Syracuse University.
WISDOM KEEPER 2016
Dr. Sharon Brangman, SUNY Upsatate Medical University. Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of the Department of Geriatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University and Director, Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease of CNY
WISDOM KEEPER 2015
Rev. James Mathews, Pastor, St. Lucy’s Church, Syracuse
WISDOM KEEPER 2014
Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper, Turtle Clan, Onondaga Nation, Haudenosaunee, Six Nations, Iroquois Confederacy for the Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs.
WISDOM KEEPER 2013
Dr. Cornelius (Neil) Murphy, Jr., President of SUNY ESF
WISDOM KEEPER 2012
Dr. Judith Mower, Former president of J. C. Mower Consultants
WISDOM KEEPER 2011
Bill Sanford, Former SU crew coach, and Onondaga County politician
Nancy Cantor, Chancellor of Rutgers University–Newark
WISDOM KEEPER 2010
Charlotte “Chuckie” Holstein, Co-Founder, FOCUS Greater Syracuse, Inc.