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.

A Look Back at the 2019 Party

The 37th edition of An Evening Out At Home took place on Saturday, May 4, with planning led by Co-Chairs Maggie and Charlie Symington. The post-dinner reception was at Comedy @ The Carlson at 50 Carlson Road in Rochester.

Guests who RSVP'd before April 12 had a chance to win a $300 grant for their favorite local nonprofit. The winners were Tom Riley and Barbara Kelley. These two former Community Foundation board members chose Rochester Refugee Resettlement Services to receive the grant. 

Our Valued 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 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: The Bonadio Group; 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; LeChase Construction Services, LLC; and The Millard Team at Merrill Lynch

Supporters: DeJoy, Knauf & Blood, LLP; EFPR Group, LLPFlaum Management Company, Inc.; Henderson FordKroll Law Firm, LLP; Sandy and Suzanne Mayer; 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).

Our Wonderful Dinner Hosts

Quincy and Sonya Allen
Bruce and Pam Baker
Jack and Lisa Baron
Lori and Joel Benzel
Scott and Christina Burdett
Todd and Andrea Butler with Aaron and Caitlin Lattanzio (at Village Gate)
Bob and Susan Calcagno
Tony and Sue Cotroneo
Jerry Fisher, PhD, MBA and Jonathan Rosenfeld
Julie and Steve Forney with Richard Sarkis and Diane Chevron (at ARTISANworks)
Tony Gugino and Earlene Siebold (at Genesee Valley Club)
Terry and Eileen Hartmann
Ginger and Holly Howell
Chris and Gayle Jagel
Kate Karl
Dr. and Mrs. Marvin A. McMickle (at Genesee Valley Club)
Kathy and Ted Nixon (at ARTISANworks)
James and Lois Norman
Alli and Jim O’Malley
Jim and Marguerite Quinn
Jim and Dawn Schnell
Naomi Silver
Dutch Summers and Sandy Parker 
Al and Laura Swett
Lori Van Dusen and Ron Boillat
Brad VanAuken and Stacey Miller
Stephen Wershing and Gaelen McCormick
Chris and Steven Whitman
Derrick and Kimberly Wilborn
Christopher J. and Kathleen Wilmot

Dessert and Refreshments 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
Midvale Country Club
Premier Pastry
Sabra Grill
Savoia Pastry Shoppe
Village Bakery
Wegmans Food Markets
Wright Beverage Distributing


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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