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.


Paul Colabufo -Vice President- Additionally he 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.

Abigail (Abby) Lent -Secretary- Is the Director of First Impressions at Giovanni Foods Co., Inc. 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.

Rosemary Avila -Community Outreach Coordinator- Works as a corporate trainer for a local company.  After graduating from the University of Florida with degrees in Philosophy and Italian Studies, she  moved overseas where she worked with the U.S. government. While working in Venezuela, Haiti, and Mexico, she volunteered with local communities and hospitals. Rosemary has a Master’s degree in Public Administration. She is fluent in Spanish, Italian, and conversational in French. She has a passion for soccer and making a positive difference in young communities. In addition to serving on the SKF board, Rosemary connects with young adults and families as the Director of Young Adult Ministry in East Syracuse.

Peter Schneider  -Board Member- Is a licensed Financial Consultant with AXA Advisors. Born and raised in Central New York, Peter attended Onondaga Community College.  After two years he transferred to Dowling College where he furthered his education with a degree in Business Administration. He was a collegiate lacrosse player at both Onondaga CC and Dowling College.  Peter takes pride in volunteering with the Silver Knights and has a passion for providing youth with the opportunity to develop the skills to be successful on and off the field.



Mike Tianello - Board Member - Is a graduate of SUNY IT with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Information Systems. Mike was a collegiate lacrosse player at SUNY IT.  Mike hopes to provide life skills thought the Silver Knights foundation so the kids are successful in life.Rick

Rick Sauter -Serves as the Executive Director of the Silver Knight Foundation. A recent addition to the Foundation, Rick 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 currently serves on the board of directors for the CNY Syracuse Alumni Club.pramin

Pete Ramin -Serves as VP of Operations and Team Liaison for the Syracuse Pro Sports, LLC- working all areas of operating a professional indoor soccer team affiliated with the MISL league with teams from Chicago, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Wichita, Rochester and Baltimore.  Created and Operate 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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