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An Evening Out At Home Fact Sheet

Rochester Area Community Foundation's annual gala will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 with a unique twist. Guests can choose to attend a dinner and reception in Monroe or Yates counties.

The traditions of this long-standing event remain the same. Guests enjoy a delicious dinner at a designated home, followed by a reception featuring desserts, drinks and dancing. This year's post-dinner receptions will be held at the historic George Eastman House and at Lakeside Country Club in Yates County.




Richard and Laurie Riedman of Canandaigua will co-chair the black-tie optional gala in Rochester. Members of the Yates Community Endowment Advisory Board are organizing the "Keuka-casual" dinners and reception in Yates County.

Also new this year is an earlier start time: 6 p.m. Having the dinners earlier will allow our guests to get to the receptions a little earlier, too.

The allure of these intimate dinners is to provide guests with an opportunity to socialize and break bread with new people in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. At each host home, a representative of the Community Foundation highlights information about the work of the Foundation in the greater Rochester region or the Yates Community Endowment efforts since its founding in 2011. This brief presentation is the only "business" that occurs during this strictly entertaining evening.

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.

Show Your Support

We are honored to have the following companies sign on as sponsors for this event:

Presenting Sponsor: Sutherland Global Services
Catalyst Sponsor: Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Lead Sponsor: Two Point Capital Management 
Co-Sponsors: Bonadio & Co., LLP; Cobblestone Capital Advisors, LLC; Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP; LVW Advisors, LLC; Nixon Peabody LLP; Nocon & Associates; Tompkins Financial Advisors; and Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP.
Supporters: Federated Clover Investment Advisors; Fishers Asset Management; Genesee Regional Bank; Manning & Napier; Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co., LLP; Riedman Communications Inc.; Thorley Wealth Management, and Wells Fargo
Dancing in the Conservatory Sponsor: Two Point Capital Management 

For the Yates gala, the following have signed on to sponsor this first-time event:

RSVP today

Please join us for An Evening Out At Home either in Rochester or in Yates County on May 31, 2014. You can save your seat for this special night by making your reservations online today using either of our secure payment forms below (based on what location you choose):

For Rochester gala: Click here to RSVP.

For the Yates County gala: Click here to RSVP.

Feel free to wait until your invitation arrives in the mail in mid-April and send back the RSVP card.