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An Evening Out At Home Fact Sheet

Rochester Area Community Foundation's annual gala was held on Saturday, May 31, 2014, with guests enjoying a delicious dinner at a designated home, followed by a reception featuring locally made desserts, drinks and dancing at the historic George Eastman House.

Richard and Laurie Riedman of Canandaigua were co-chairs of the black-tie optional gala.

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 highlighted information about the work of the Foundation in the greater Rochester region. This brief presentation was the only "business" that occurred 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. This year's event raised more than $52,000.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

We were honored to have the following companies 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 Heather A. Proctor of Wells Fargo Advisors.
Dancing in the Conservatory Sponsor: Two Point Capital Management

Our Dessert and Refreshment Providers

We greatly appreciate the delectable desserts and drinks donated for our reception at the George Eastman House from the following:


Thank You

The following hosted guests for dinner in their homes, at local clubs and restaurants: 

  • Susan & Bob Calcagno
  • Dan & Lisa Dwyer
  • Doug, Hilda & Herb Escher with Melisza Campos
  • Judi & Jim Fonzi with Esther Krakower
  • Charlie & Anne Francis
  • Carolyn & Roger Friedlander
  • Jacquie & Andy Germanow
  • Bruce Gorman & Joseph Nardone
  • Suzanne Gouvernet
  • Tony & Ernie Gugino
  • Terry & Eileen Hartmann
  • Mimi Hwang with Kathy & Ted Nixon
  • Scott MacRae & Elaine Mizzoni
  • Marvin & Peggy McMickle
  • Clayton & Kim Millard
  • Tom & Pat Mitchell
  • Peter Oddleifson & Kay Wallace
  • Norma Riedman & Mary Anne Palermo
  • Ray & Donna Ruby
  • Dale Stell & Carla Lee
  • Mimi & Sam Tilton
  • Gretchen Voss
  • Beth & Jeff Wilkens
  • Cindy & Geff Yancey