2018 OHA Medal Breakfast Honoring Mike Moss, Alissa Viti, and Allen Naples
May 3 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am$50.00 - $125
The 2018 Onondaga Historical Association (OHA) Medal will be awarded to three individuals: Michael Moss for his work in preserving and advancing the history of Onondaga County’s Jewish community; Alissa Viti, Manager of Charitable and Community Relations at M&T Bank, for her dedication to educating the public about our community’s history through the funding of OHA programs and exhibitions; and Allen Naples for his leadership and his commitment to financing the restoration and adaptive reuse of our historic architecture, an important component of our community’s very identity.
This year’s event will take place at the Persian Terrace in the beautifully restored Marriott Syracuse Downtown (formerly the Hotel Syracuse) on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM. The OHA Medal is the highest honor that this organization can bestow for contributions made to the cause of preserving and interpreting our heritage. The Medal is a two-sided, bronze piece struck in 1894 to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the founding of Onondaga County.
Since OHA is the largest and longest standing institution in this community devoted to conserving and presenting our history, one might also consider this medal the highest tribute that can be awarded on behalf of the entire Onondaga County community to those that ensure that our history remains a vital part of our future. This is only the 27th OHA Medal ceremony since its inception in 1945.
About the honorees:
Michael Moss, a businessman and historian, is an active member of Temple Concord in Syracuse. He served on the board of the Syracuse Area Interreligious Council (now InterFaith Works) from 1981-1984 and from 1985-1986 he was the board secretary. The Jewish Community Foundation of CNY honored Moss in 2006 with its first Annual Legacy Award in recognition of his extraordinary support of the Jewish community. He has provided significant historical accounts for the film “Stories from the Syracuse Jewish Community.” In 2015, Moss received The Jewish Community Center’s Hall of Fame Award, which recognizes and celebrates individuals who have dedicated themselves to the Syracuse Jewish community and to the advancement of the JCC.
Alissa Viti joined M&T Bank in 2007 as Manager of Charitable and Community Relations for the Central New York region. Ms. Viti has more than 30 years of experience in banking including various positions with Fleet Bank, Bank of America and Partners Trust. She is a graduate of SUNY College of Technology in Utica with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Allen Naples joined M&T Bank in 2005 as Senior Vice President and Regional President in Syracuse, New York. Prior to M&T, Mr. Naples served as Executive Vice President and Regional President for HSBC USA and Syracuse District Executive for Key Bank of Central New York. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Personnel and Industrial Relations from Syracuse University, an Honorary Associate of Arts Degree from Onondaga Community College, and has received training from the West Point Management School of Career Development, the University of Buffalo in Advanced Leadership, the Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at the University of Virginia, and the Hong Kong Shanghai Corporate Center for Advanced Management Skills.
Regular tickets to the OHA Medal Breakfast are $50 and Patron tickets are $125. Both can be purchased below.
Regular tables are $400, and Patron tables are $1,250.