Introducing our 2019 House of Providence Dinner Honorees

We will celebrate our 34th annual House of Providence Dinner on May 22, 2019. We’re excited to honor the following individuals for their incredible contributions to our CNY community. Details about tickets and sponsorships will be available soon. 

Bishop’s Award 
Fr. John Manno
Pastor, Holy Family Church

The Reverend John D. Manno currently serves as pastor of Holy Family Church and as Diocesan Director of Seminary Formation. Fr. Manno was ordained in 2001 and has served at several local parishes including St. James Church. In addition to his parish work, Fr. Manno is dedicated to serving the broader community. In 2009, while serving as pastor of St. James Church, Fr. Manno cofounded the Emmaus Ministry with Sheila Austin. In nearly ten years Emmaus Ministry has grown through its relationship with other community groups and organizations to become an anchor of support and compassion on Syracuse’s South Side.  Fr. Manno has also served on numerous boards, including Catholic Charities of Onondaga County and Christ the King Retreat House. Fr. Manno was born and raised in Fulton, NY, and is the youngest of 10 children born to Patrick J. (deceased 2002) and Mary Manno. In his spare time, Fr. Manno enjoys watching Syracuse University sports and is an avid baseball fan (NY Yankees). He loves to read, spend time with family and friends, and enjoys the company of his Boston terrier, Samson.

President’s Award
Dennis Gleason
Manager of Facility Operations
Upstate NY at National Grid, Retired

Born in South Buffalo and a resident of Syracuse for 15 years, Dennis Gleason has a deep commitment to improving life for residents of Central and Western New York. A graduate of St. Bonaventure University, Dennis recently retired from National Grid after close to 40 years with the company. Dennis served on Catholic Charities’ board for 12 years during which time he fulfilled roles on the Search Committee for a new Executive Director, HR Committee, and Executive Committee as well as being Assistant Secretary, Secretary and Vice-President. Dennis’ community service interests also include time with the United Way of Mohawk Valley, United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, the Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo, and the Western Erie Canal Heritage Corridor Planning Commission. Dennis enjoys spending time with his four children and six grandchildren.

Humanitarian Service Award
Todd and Amy Caputo
Sun Auto Group/Give to Others

Todd and Amy Caputo have a vested interest in giving back to the community. Both Todd and Amy were born and raised in Syracuse. They have been married for 21 years, have three children and are parishioners of Immaculate Conception in Fayetteville. Todd holds a BS in Industrial Labor Relations and Human Resource Management from Le Moyne College and Amy holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from SUNY Plattsburg and a Masters from Oswego College in Special Education. Todd Caputo is the Dealer Principal, Owner, President and CEO of Sun Auto Group. He has worked in the auto business for 26 years, building up from his father’s dealership, “Sun Chevrolet.” Todd and Amy have many philanthropic interests including the Samaritan Center, David’s Refuge, Joseph’s House for Women, and more. In 2001, Todd and Amy founded Give to Others, a web-based nonprofit that facilitates the transfer of goods from individuals to nonprofit organizations in Central New York and beyond. Todd and Amy enjoy spending time with family when not working or volunteering.  

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