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Welcome to the 16th annual

Syracuse for St. Jude Gala

Presented by The Maguire Foundation

Syracuse, NY  •  March 4, 2023

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Join us for the 16th annual Syracuse for St. Jude Gala presented by The Magurie Foundation in Syracuse, NY, on Saturday, March 4, 2023 as we gather to support the livesaving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: Finding cures. Saving children.®

Enjoy an evening of live entertainment, cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, a Give to Live auction and an impactful Mission Moment, where you have the chance to hear stories from St. Jude patients. We'll also celebrate our Honoree Officer, Collin Hayward-Toland, and present an award in his namesake, the Officer Colin Hayward-Toland Award.
All proceeds from this event benefit patient and patient families at St. Jude. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – so they can focus on helping their child live.



The Marriott Syracuse Downtown
100 E Onondaga St.
Syracuse, NY 13202




Saturday, March 4, 2023
6 p.m. ET




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Early bird sponsorships run through November 4.

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Presenting Sponsor

Maguire Foundation logo

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. And we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. 


St. Jude patient Mikayla


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By partnering with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and sponsoring this event, you will align your company name with the strong, nationally recognized St. Jude mission and brand, and instill pride in your employees, consumers, vendors and company executives.

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Officer Colin Hayward-Tolan Award honorees

Amy and Joe Rossi

Committee chair Joe Rossi, his wife Amy and their family

Officer Colin Hayward-Tolan Award honorees Joe Rossi (third from left), Amy Rossi (fourth from left) and their family


2022 Committee

The 2022 Committee for the Syracuse Gala.

Donate today

Every gift you give makes a real impact in the lives of St. Jude kids and their families.*

St. Jude patients Kennan and Robert

St. Jude patients Kennan and Robert

A gift of $500 …

could help provide a night to remember for St. Jude teen patients.*

Give $500

St. Jude patient Delarian, at age 5

St. Jude patient Delarian, at age 5

A gift of $1,000 …

could help provide a unique graduation experience for young St. Jude patients.*

Give $1,000

St. Jude patient Pops

St. Jude patient Pops

A gift of $2,500 …

could help provide a No More Chemo party for a St. Jude patient, where we celebrate the end of chemotherapy with cake, confetti and a special song.*

Give $2,500

St. Jude patient Adalyn

St. Jude patient Adalyn

A gift of $5,000 ...

could help provide more wagons to make trips to treatment more enjoyable for St. Jude patients.*

Give $5,000


*Your donation will be used to provide breakthrough research, treatment and cures. Items listed here are representative of services and supplies that are part of the treatment and care of children at St. Jude. The cost of each item or service is an approximation and will vary based on actual costs incurred and individual patient needs. Your donation will be used for the general operating needs of St. Jude, where no family ever receives a bill for treatment, lodging, travel or food. View information about tax-deductible donations.


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St. Jude patient Colin Hayward-Toland with committee members Joe and Amy Rossi

St. Jude patient Colin Hayward-Toland (bottom, left) with commitee members Joe and Amy Rossi

This award was created by gala committee members to honor the legacy of Officer Colin Hayward-Toland. At age 2, Colin was diagnosed with anaplastic ependymoma, a rare form of brain cancer, and began treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Colin believed that you should “never give up on your dreams."

In 2016, he was able to realize his own dream by being sworn in as an honorary member of the Ithaca Police Department.

On March 17, 2018, after an 8-year fight with cancer, Colin lost his battle. We remember Colin’s legacy with the Officer Colin Hayward-Toland Award, which recognizes a local community member who represents virtues similar to Colin’s spirit of tenacity, resilience and positivity.