Jess D’Eredita -President- Is a graduate of St. John Fisher College with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. He hopes to utilize his skills in marketing, blogging, and social media to help expand the Silver Knights Foundation's awareness through their programs and community involvement. Jess is an NSCAA Licensed Coach and has been involved in the local soccer community all his life.

Shannon Keifer -Vice President

Abigail (Abby) Lent -Secretary- Abby is highly passionate about the good of the Syracuse community. CNY born and raised, Abby returned to her hometown after graduating college in Washington, DC, where she has established herself as a champion for numerous organizations and causes, with the Syracuse Silver Knights Foundation as one of her most beloved. As Secretary, Abby is committed to the success and good fortune of the organization and what it does for so many of our Syracuse youth. She hopes to spread more awareness and knowledge of the Foundation through her skills in Public Relations and Marketing, so it can further its impact on both the children it supports and the public as a whole.



Paul Colabufo -Paul serves disabled individuals in our community with his work at Advocate's Incorporated. He founded and runs the Turbo Bocce League, Syracuse's largest lawn bowling league. He is Vice President of Believe In Syracuse, and Co-Chair of 40 Below's Civic Engagement Task Force.

Tom Babcock -Board Member- Tom is an associate in Melvin & Melvin’s Estates and Trusts Law and Real Estate Law practices.  He is a graduate of Le Moyne College and Syracuse University College of Law.  Thomas represents clients in the areas of estate planning, disability law, and real estate.

Thomas has counseled non-profits, individuals, corporations and trusts regarding real estate transactions; including churches, rectories and other commercial and residential real estate. In addition to his real estate practice, Thomas also gained significant experience as a Development Officer for Le Moyne College helping alumni donors create current and estate gifts to the college.

In addition to his practice with Melvin & Melvin, Mr. Babcock is an avid soccer fan and is Vice President of the Syracuse Chapter of the American Outlaws, a non-profit United States soccer supporters group.


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Rick Sauter -Serves as the Executive Director of the Silver Knight Foundation.  Rick has been with the foundation since 2014 and he is thrilled to be able to help better the lives of children. His background is in Communications and PR having worked for consulting firms based in Washington, DC & Phoenix working with many Fortune 500 companies.  Rick holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Syracuse University. He formerly served on the board of directors for the CNY Syracuse Alumni Club and the Tipperary Hill Neighborhood Association.pramin

Pete Ramin -Serves as Team Liaison for the Syracuse Pro Sports, LLC.  He created and operates CNY's Premier Indoor - Outdoor Sports Complex. On 26 acres in a 48,000 sqft building with two full size indoor fields and 6 outdoor fields. 10,000 people a week go through the business. A Fitness Center and Snack Shop are leased out within the complex.

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