Mayor Miner to Host Annual Say Yes to Education “Back to School Celebration” Fundraiser

Annual Event Raises Money to Support Say Yes Endowment, Providing Scholarships for SCSD Students

Miner: I Encourage The Community to Join Us in Supporting Say Yes

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner announced today she will again host the annual Say Yes to Education Back to School Celebration, benefiting the Say Yes endowment fund. The event will be held at the Landmark Theater, 362 South Salina Street in Syracuse, on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 5:30 pm.

Mayor Miner, January 2015 State of the City

“I have been proud to support Say Yes to Education since my tenure on the Syracuse Common Council and throughout my administration. This important program has sent thousands of young people to college on full scholarships and provide important services to students and their families,” said Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner. “I encourage members of the community to join us in supporting the ongoing good work by Say Yes to Education to better the lives of our next generation.”

Tickets for the event are $50 for the public and $40 for Say Yes Scholars and Alumni. Those who would like to sponsor a Say Yes Scholar to attend can do so for $40. Tickets can be purchased at and contributions should be made out to the Say Yes to Education Endowment Fund, care of the Central New York Community Foundation. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Mayor Miner has hosted this annual fundraiser for the Say Yes to Education endowment since 2014. The event has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for the Say Yes to Education endowment fund.

The Say Yes to Education Endowment Fund is managed by the Central New York Community Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. 100% of ticket sales benefit the Say Yes Endowment Fund. Say Yes to Education is a multifaceted program providing instructional and social service supports to students in the Syracuse City School District, including legal aid, healthcare, enrichment, and remediation. Say Yes to Education provides full scholarships to all students who graduate from city high schools and go on to attend higher education programs.