An Evening Out At Home

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 Rundel Memorial Library, Three  Heads Brewing, 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 our Facebook album showcasing the 2018 gala.

Get Ready for 2019

The 38th edition of An Evening Out At Home will be held on Saturday, May 4, with planning led by Co-Chairs Maggie and Charlie Symington. We are excited that the dessert reception will be held at Comedy @ The Carlson at 50 Carlson Road in Rochester. We hope you will save the date and join the party!

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Our Sponsors

An Evening Out At Home would not be possible without the generous support of many sponsors. We have sponsorship levels for businesses from $2,500 to $10,000 and for individuals, couples or families ($250 to $1,250). Each level has a variety of perks, with many including complimentary reservations.

Many thanks to the following that have signed on to sponsor An Evening Out At Home 2019:

Presenting Sponsor: Sutherland Global Services
Dance the Night Away Sponsor: Two Point Capital Management
Media Sponsor: WROC-TV, Channel 8
Lead Sponsors: Mary Crowe; ESL Charitable Foundation; Harris Beach, PLLC; Harter Secrest & Emery LLPNixon Peabody; Nocon & AssociatesRochester Regional Health Foundation; Sage Rutty and Company, Inc.; Maggie and Charlie Symington; Tompkins Financial Advisors; Dr. Bill Valenti and James Wolk; and Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP.
Champion Sponsors: Marc and Ann Iacona and LeChase Construction Services, LLC
Supporters: DeJoy, Knauf & Blood, LLP; EFPR Group LLPFlaum Management Co., Inc.; Henderson FordKroll Law Firm, LLP; NEPC; Richard and Laurie Riedman; Synergy IT SolutionsThorley Wealth Management; Tri-Delta Resources; and Judy and Erik von Bucher.

Special thanks to sponsors of An Early Evening Out event:

Zachary Amstrong of Sage Rutty and Company, Inc.; Michael Mills Real Estate; NextGen Rochester; Denishea and Orlando Ortiz; and Vittorio Menswear & Tuxedo.

If you are interested in sponsoring this one-of-a-kind event, please contact Kayleigh Rae Stampfler ( or 585.341.4409).

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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