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.

Be Our Guest

Please consider joining our guest list for An Evening Out At Home.

A Look Back at the 2018 Gala

On May 12, 2018, our evening started with delicious meals and lively conversations in the homes of 30 gracious supporters and friends. Then we gathered for dessert, drinks, and dancing at Rundel Memorial Library's renovated Hacker Hall. You can check out photos from the evening in our Facebook album. Our sincere thanks to Essie Calhoun-McDavid and Bernard McDavid, the event's co-chairs. 

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.

Here's who has signed on so far to sponsor An Evening Out At Home 2019:

Corporate Levels
Presenting Sponsor
: Sutherland Global Services
Dance the Night Away Sponsor: Two Point Capital Management
Catalyst Sponsor ($5,000): 8 available
Media Sponsor: WROC-TV, Channel 8
Lead Sponsors ($2,500): ESL Charitable Foundation; Harris Beach, PLLC; Nixon PeabodyRochester Regional Health Foundation; Maggie and Charlie Symington; and Tompkins Financial Advisors.
Champion Sponsors ($1,000) 
Supporters ($500): DeJoy, Knauf & Blood, LLP; Kroll Law Firm, LLPNEPC

Individual/Family Levels
Steadfast Supporter ($1,250)
Patron ($250 individual; $500 couple): Tim Thomas & Associates

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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