An Evening Out At Home

The Community Foundation's premier annual event, An Evening Out At Home, was created in 1981 as a way to bring together members of the greater Rochester community for an elegant evening and, at the same time, raise awareness and support for the Foundation and its mission.

How It Works

Every year, guests dine in small groups at the homes of Foundation supporters, starting at 6 p.m., and then gather at a special venue to mingle with party-goers from the other dinner parties. The dessert reception features locally made desserts and drinks and includes dancing. Past reception sites have included the renovated Sibley Building, ARTISANworks' French Quarter, George Eastman Museum, Memorial Art Gallery, Village Gate, City Hall, and many other special locations. Past events have drawn 300 to 400 people.

Check out photos from the 2017 gala, where guests gathered after their dinners at Three Heads Brewing in the Neighborhood of the Arts for dancing, drinks, and desserts.

Join Us May 12, 2018

Dinners in private homes and some special locations will be followed by a dessert reception in Rundel Library's Hacker Hall. We hope to see you there! 

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Sponsoring Our Event

An Evening Out At Home, now in its 36th year, would not be possible without the generous support of our many sponsors. This year is no exception. Here is who has signed on so far:

Presenting Sponsor: Sutherland Global Services
Dance the Night Away Sponsor: Two Point Capital Management
Lead Sponsors: Harris Beach, PLLC; Harter Secrest & Emery LLPNixon Peabody; Nocon & Associates; Tompkins Financial Advisors; and Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP.
Champion Sponsor: Manning & Napier
Supporters: Kroll Law Firm, LLPNEPC, LLC and Thorley Wealth Management
Reception Sponsor: Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library and Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
Media Sponsor: WROC-TV, Channel 8

Sponsors Still Needed: Please consider supporting the Community Foundation and this event. We have several sponsorship levels available: Catalyst Sponsor ($5,000); Lead Sponsor ($2,000+); Champion ($1,000+); and Supporters ($500+). Sponsorships of $2,000 or more include complimentary tickets to the gala.

For more information, contact Lauren Frank, vice president of philanthropic engagement, at or 585.341.4360.


PHONE 585.271.4100 | FAX 585.271.4292 |
500 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

PHONE 585.271.4100 | FAX 585.271.4292 |
500 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607


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