Bruce Benderson held a press conference at 11 AM Friday, 9/23 in front of the Ida Benderson Center at 205 S. Salina.
Representing the Benderson family, he announced the formation of Friends of the Ida Benderson Center, a group dedicated to supporting the Ida Benderson Center downtown. Mr. Benderson called upon individuals, community groups and businesses in the Syracuse community to contribute whatever funds, skills or other resources they have to reinvigorate the Ida Benderson Center.
Benderson stated, “I find it incredibly grotesque that Mayor Miner intends to fundraise for the Salvation Army, which already has a staff of professional fundraisers. Instead of what seem like duplicitous strategies to destroy the center dedicated to my mother’s name, Miner should have been asking the community to pitch in. Mayor Miner, will you accept our support now?”
Friends of the Ida Benderson Center can be found online at www.idabenderson.org