An Evening Out At Home

Now in its 36th year, 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 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 Memorial Library's historic Hacker Hall and dancing to Hanna and the Blue Hearts. 

Because of the event's tie to the library, we are asking guests to consider bringing a new or gently used book (for ages 5 to 12) to the reception. We will be giving them to Rochester City School District students participating in Quad A for Kids' after-school programs.

We hope to see you there! 

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Our Sponsors

An Evening Out At Home 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: The Bonadio Group; ESL Charitable Foundation; Harris Beach, PLLC; Harter Secrest & Emery LLPNixon 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, LLCManning & Napier; The Millard Team at Merrill Lynch; and OppenheimerFunds, Inc.  
Supporters: EFPR Group, LLP; Flaum Management Company, Inc.Kroll Law Firm, LLPNEPC, 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

Additional Sponsors Welcome: Please consider supporting the Community Foundation and this event. We have several sponsorship levels available: Catalyst ($5,000); Lead ($2,000+); Champion ($1,000+); and Supporter ($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.

Your 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
  • 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)

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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