An Evening Out At Home
An Evening Out At Home is Rochester Area Community Foundation's premier annual event. It 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 Rundel Memorial Library, Three Heads Brewing, 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.
Get Ready for 2019
The 38th edition of An Evening Out At Home will be held on Saturday, May 4, with planning led by Co-Chairs Maggie and Charlie Symington. We are excited that the dessert reception will be held at Comedy @ The Carlson at 50 Carlson Road in Rochester. We hope you will save the date and join the party!
Be Our Guest
Please consider joining our guest list for future An Evening Out At Home galas.
A Look Back at the 2018 Gala
On May 12, 2018, our evening started with delicious meals and lively conversations in the homes of 30 gracious supporters and friends. Then we gathered for dessert, drinks, and dancing at Rundel Memorial Library's newly renovated Hacker Hall. You can check out photos from the evening in our Facebook album. Our sincere thanks to Essie Calhoun-McDavid and Bernard McDavid, the event's co-chairs.
We also want to thank the sponsors, dinner hosts, and dessert and beverage providers for making this event so special.
An Evening Out At Home would not be possible without the generous support of our many sponsors. Here are the terrific sponsors of our 2018 gala:
Presenting Sponsor: Sutherland Global Services
Dance the Night Away Sponsor: Two Point Capital Management
Lead Sponsors: The Bonadio Group; ESL Charitable Foundation; Harris Beach, PLLC; Harter Secrest & Emery LLP; Nixon Peabody LLP; Nocon & Associates; Sage Rutty and Company, Inc.; Tompkins Financial Advisors; and Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP.
Champion Sponsors: Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC; Cobblestone Capital Advisors, LLC; LeChase Construction Services, LLC; Manning & Napier; The Millard Team at Merrill Lynch; and OppenheimerFunds, Inc.
Supporters: EFPR Group, LLP; Flaum Management Company, Inc.; Kroll Law Firm, LLP; NEPC, LLC; Pella Windows and Doors of Rochester; 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
2018 Dinner Hosts
- Jack and Lisa Baron
- Erin and Keenan Barry with
- Hollis and James Budd
- Phil and Sharon Burke
- Bob and Susan Calcagno with
- Jim and Judy Fonzi
- Francis Clement
- Tony Gugino and Earlene C. Siebold
- Nancy and Henry Hamlin
- Terry and Eileen Hartmann
- Tom and Ebets Judson
- Dr. and Mrs. Marvin A. McMickle
- Jack McGowan and Kathy Muscato
- Jim and Alli O'Malley
- Clay and Dorelis Osborne
- Kathy and Louis Parker
- Sharon and Ron Salluzzo
- Jim and Dawn Schnell
- Naomi Silver
- Rebecca Sumner and Harold Lesser
- Dr. Coral Surgeon and Dr. Bradford Berk
- Jaimala and Krishan Thanik
- Scott Turner and Mary Worboys-Turner
- Brad VanAuken and Stacey Miller
- Lori Van Dusen and Ron Boillat
- Kay Wallace and Peter Oddleifson
- Stephen Wershing and Gaelen McCormick
- Chris and Steven Whitman
- Derrick and Kimberly Wilborn
- Drs. Kevin and Diana Williams
- Christopher J. Wilmot and Kathleen Wilmot
Desserts and Refreshments
- Bruster’s Ice Cream, Inc.
- Cheesy Eddie's
Constellation Brands, Inc.
- Country Club of Rochester
- Donna Marie’s Gluten Free
- Genesee Brewing Company
- Midvale Country Club
- Premier Pastry
- Sabra Grill
- Savoia Pastry Shoppe
- Tasteful Connections
- Village Bakery
- Wegmans Food Markets
- Wright Beverage Distributing
Other Event Partners
Mark Cleary (host party)
CreativEye Photo (complimentary portraits)
Adrian DeJesus (candid photography)
Hanna and the Blue Hearts (live music)