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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. Sibley clock

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 400 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As guests arrive at the beautifully renovated entrance off East Main Street, they will be treated to a special exhibit of work by 24 Western New York artists. These pieces lining the hallway comprise the exhibit "Fabulous Fine Art Blooms at Sibley's," which was curated by artist Jacquie Germanow. After the gala, the exhibit can be viewed at public Open Houses from 4 to 7 p.m. on June 4 and 5.  Admission is free. Click here to find out what artists are participating and more details on their work on display.

Sponsors

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; Thorley Wealth Management and Wells Fargo Advisor Heather Proctor.
Reception Sponsor: WinnDevelopment
Media Sponsor: WROC-TV (Channel 8)

Other Partners

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 ConsignmentTwilight Entertainment (dance music at the reception) • Vittorio Menswear & Tuxedo

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  

 

RSVP Today

We are excited about plans for the 2015 An Evening Out At Home at the Sibley Building downtown.

Click here to make your online reservation today. Reservations are due by Friday, May 15.

Our Dinner Hosts

We thank the following for providing dinners for our guests:

 • Lorraine and Daan Bravemen

 • Susan and Bob Calcagno with Jean and Rich Lourette

 • Chip and Shirley Dawson

 • Pam and Bob DiPaola

 • Brent and Roberta DuBeshter

 • Dan and Lisa Dwyer

 • Doug and Hilda Escher with Melisza Campos and Herb Escher

 • Charlie and Anne Francis

 • Carolyn and Roger Friedlander

 • Linda and David Friedman

 • Essie Germanow

 • Jacquie and Andy Germanow, Mary and Ned Nicosia, and Mimi and Sam Tilton (at Stone-Tolan House)

 • Joanne Gianniny with Gayle and Bob Stiles

 • Tony and Ernie Gugino (at Genesee Valley Club)

 • Nancy and Henry Hamlin

 • Ginger and Holly Howell

 • Glenn and Jenny Kellogg

 • Nirupama and Rahul Laroia

 • Chris and Bettie Lindley with Theresa and Kevin Fitzpatrick

 • Elaine Jackson and Bob Lowenthal (at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion)

 • Abby MacRae

 • Scott MacRae and Elaine Mizzoni

 • Bernard and Essie (Calhoun) McDavid

 • Clayton and Kim Millard

 • Tom and Pat Mitchell

 • Kathy and Ted Nixon (at Century Club)

 • Jim and Marguerite Quinn

 • Jamal and Pam Rossi (at Max of Eastman Place)

 • Julio and Lynette Saenz

 • Richard Sarkis and Diane Chevron

 • Lori Van Dusen and Ron Boillat

 • Chris and Kathy Wright (at Rosario Pino's Artisan Foods)