An Evening Out At Home Fact Sheet
On May 30, 2015, the tradition of An Evening Out At Home will continue with guests enjoying a delicious dinner in the homes of gracious supporters and friends, followed by a reception featuring locally made desserts, drinks, and dancing at the beautifully restored Sibley Building downtown.
This premier event was created in 1981 as a way to bring together members of the greater Rochester community for an elegant evening of dining and entertainment and, at the same time, raise awareness and support for the Community Foundation and its work. The 2014 event raised more than $52,000.
Suzanne and Sandy Mayer of Rochester are co-chairs for this special black-tie optional gala. They are joined by an enthusiastic and dedicated planning committee, which will organize the evening's festivities.
The allure of the event's intimate dinners, which will start at 6 p.m., is to provide guests with an opportunity to socialize and break bread with new people in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Past events have drawn 300 to 500 people.
At each host home, a representative of the Community Foundation highlights information about the work of the Foundation in the eight-county region. This brief presentation is the only "business" that occurs during the strictly entertaining evening.
After dinner, all An Evening Out At Home guests will gather at a treasured downtown location -- the Sibley Building. Complimentary valet parking will be offered. But for those who prefer to self-park, use the adjacent St. Joseph's Garage, courtesy of Buckingham Properties.
We are honored to have the following companies already on board as sponsors for this event:
Presenting Sponsor: Sutherland Global Services
Catalyst Sponsor: Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Lead Sponsor: Two Point Capital Management
Dance the Night Away Sponsor: Two Point Capital Management
Co-Sponsors: The Bonadio Group; Cobblestone Capital Advisors; Gates Automotive; Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP; Nocon & Associates; Tompkins Financial Advisors; and Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
Supporters: Federated Clover Investment Advisors; Fishers Asset Management; Genesee Regional Bank; Event Co-Chairs Sandy and Suzanne Mayer; Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co., LLP; and Thorley Wealth Management.
Reception Sponsor: WinnDevelopment
Media Sponsor: WROC-TV (Channel 8)
We are pleased to work with the following, who are making unique contributions to this evening's festivities:
Buckingham Properties (complimentary garage parking) • CreativEye Photo (guest portraits) • Panache Vintage & Finer Consignment • Twilight Entertainment (dance music at the reception)
Dessert and Refreshment Providers
Bruster's Ice Cream, Inc. • Cheesy Eddie's • Constellation Brands, Inc. • Country Club of Rochester • Donna Marie's Gluten Free Bakery • Genesee Brewing Company • The Gluten Free Chef Bakery • Hedonist Artisan Chocolates • Lanovara Specialty Foods, Inc. • Premier Pastry • Tasteful Connections • The Village Bakery • Wright Beverage Distributing