Hall of Distinction Tickets




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The mission of Auburn Education Foundation is to support an enriched learning environment for students of the Auburn Enlarged City School District through collaborations, gifts, and grants.

Our vision is to provide significant resources to champion enrichment programs ensuring every student in the Auburn Enlarged City School District meets his/her full potential.

Generous support from the community allows the Foundation, through its Educator Grant Program, to enrich the educational experience of all students.


Join us in recognizing and honoring distinguished alumni at our Fifth Annual Auburn Alumni Hall of Distinction celebration.

May 6th

7:00 PM

Hilton Garden Inn

Hors d’oeuvres and dessert reception with cash bar

$35 per person

Reservations can be made on the right side of this page.

Dr. Barry Tharp – Class of 1954, pediatric neurologist and Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at University of California, Davis School of Medicine

Melina Carnicelli – Class of 1966, former Auburn mayor, educator, and businesswoman

Thomas Lewis – Class of 1976, CFO of Johnston Paper, community leader and volunteer

Robert Dorsey – Class of 1976, Professor of Art at Rochester Institute of Technology and renowned portrait artist

Kenneth Davis – Class of 1983, Earth Scientist, Professor at Penn State University and principal investigator for a $30 million NASA grant awarded to Penn State

Amy Rankin – Class of 1999, survivor of a tragic accident resulting in a traumatic brain injury, author and motivational speaker


IMAGINE…students in Auburn High School English classes discussing o Kill a Mockingbird after reading the novel and attending the Syracuse Stage’s production of the play; families in Auburn invited to an evening presentation by a nationally recognized children’s author; an entire elementary school learning about science and nutrition when the school’s courtyard is turned into a regenerative edible garden; students excited about participating in the National Archery in Schools Program with updated archery equipment; and finally, imagine 120 high school biology students boarding the Scandling research vessel on Seneca Lake conducting hands-on experiments working collaboratively to collect and analyze biological, chemical, and physical data.

All of these innovative programs were funded by the Auburn Education Foundation. We were able to support these enriched learning envionments for students of the Auburn Enlarged City School District because of your generosity. To date, more than $167,000 has been awarded to fund scholarships as well as innovative programs in our schools. IMAGINE the programs that your monetary gift to our annual Appeal will allow AEF to fund! 

Your gift stregthens our Grant Program and supports rich academic opportunities for our students. Please consider making a donation below. Auburn Education Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Auburn Eduation Foundation and the students of the Auburn Enlarged City School District thank you.   


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