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Charitable Events Calendar 2014: July to December 2014

July

Annual Ladies’
Golf Tournament for Holy Childhood
Date: July
Organization: Holy Childhood
Location: TBD
Time: TBD
Price: TBD
Estimated attendance: TBD
Purpose: To support Holy Childhood services for people with developmental disabilities
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsors accepted up to one month before the tournament
Volunteers needed: Yes, 18+
Contact: Kate Balconi
Email: kbalconi@holychildhood.org
Website: holychildhood.org
Phone: 585-359-3710, ext. 169

Realtors Charitable Foundation Golf Classic
Date: July
Organization: Realtors Charitable Foundation
Location: Two locations, TBD
Time: TBD
Price: TBD
Estimated attendance: 300
Purpose: To provide opportunities for affordable homeownership and address critical housing needs
Corporate support needed: Sponsorship opportunities available
Volunteers needed: N/A
Contact: Diane Russi
Email: DRussi@GRAR.net
Website: www.RFoundation.org
Phone: 585-341-2122

Swim Across the Bay
Date: July
Organization: YMCA of Greater Rochester, Bay View Branch
Location: Bay View YMCA waterfront, 1209 Bay Road, Webster
Time: Noon – 7 p.m.
Price: $50 fundraising minimum
Estimated attendance: 250
Purpose: Raise money for the YMCA’s Invest In Youth Campaign.
Corporate support needed: Sponsorship opportunities available
Volunteers needed: Yes, ages 16+ as trail guides and kayakers
Contact: Anne Hosselopp
Email: anne.hossenlopp@rochester.rr.com
Website: rochesterymca.org/bayview
Phone: 585-341-3218

Moonlight Strolls
Date: July 4, 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1
Organization: Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Location: Sonnenberg Gardens, 151 Charlotte St., Canandaigua
Time: 8 – 10 p.m.
Price: $9/person or $7/member; $4 youths 6-17, free for ages 5 and under
Estimated attendance: TBD
Purpose: Fundraising
Corporate support needed: Corporate sponsorship welcome
Volunteers needed: Age 16 and older; 15-year-olds if accompanied by an adult
Contact: Kimberly Burkard
Email: marketing@sonnenberg.org
Website: www.sonnenberg.org
Phone: 585-394-4922

Independence Day
Date: July 4
Organization: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford
Time: 10 a.m – 4 p.m.
Price: $13.50 – $16.50
Estimated attendance: 1,500
Purpose: To celebrate Independence Day and host a naturalization ceremony
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship opportunities
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Melanie Diaz
Email: events@gcv.org
Website: www.gcv.org
Phone: 585-538-6822

YMCA Kids
Marathon Kickoff
Date: July 5
Organization: YMCA of Greater Rochester, Bay View Branch
Location: Bay View YMCA, 1209 Bay Road, Webster
Time: 4 – 7 p.m.
Price: $26.20 for kids, $12 for adults
Estimated attendance: 150
Purpose: To promote running for kids
Corporate support needed: Sponsorship opportunities available
Volunteers needed: Yes, for setup, greeters, cleanup, servers
Contact: Jill Bellucco
Email: jillb@rochesterymca.org
Website: ymcakidsmarathon.com
Phone: 585-341-3223

23rd Annual
Golf for Hospice Tournament
Date: July 7
Organization: Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester and Monroe County Inc.
Location: Midvale Country Club
Time: 1 p.m.
Price: $1,000/foursome
Estimated attendance: 200
Purpose: To support patients and families served by Visiting Nurse Hospice
Corporate support needed: Sponsorships available from $500 to $15,000
Volunteers needed: Yes, age 18+
Contact: Kate Whitman
Email: kwhitman@vnsnet.com
Website: www.VNSnet.com
Phone: 585-787-8714

14th Annual
Sporting Clays Classic
Date: July 8
Organization: Boy Scouts of America, Seneca Waterways Council
Location: Rochester Brooks Gun Club, 962 Honeoye Falls #6, Rush
Time: Noon
Price: $225/person
Estimated attendance: 150
Purpose: To support shooting sports safety education programs at Scout summer camps
Corporate support needed: Yes, various sponsorship levels available
Volunteers needed: N/A
Contact: Frank Capozzi
Email: fcapozzi@bsamail.org
Website:
www.senecawaterways.org
Phone: 585-241-8527

YMCA Kids
Marathon Final Run
Date: July 10
Organization: YMCA of Greater Rochester, Bay View Branch
Location: Holy Trinity Church, 1460 Ridge Road, Webster
Time: 6 p.m.
Price: $26.20 for kids, $12 for adults
Estimated attendance: 250
Purpose: To promote running for kids
Corporate support needed: Sponsorship opportunities available
Volunteers needed: Yes, for setup, check-in, entertainment, road marshals, water stop
Contact: Jill Bellucco
Email: jillb@rochesterymca.org
Website: ymcakidsmarathon.com
Phone: 585-341-3223

Relay for Life
of Pittsford
Date: July 12
Organization: American Cancer Society
Location: Pittsford Sutherland High School, 55 Sutherland St., Pittsford
Time: See website
Price: $10 registration fee
Estimated attendance: See website
Purpose: To raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships
Volunteers needed: Yes, all ages
Contact: Sarah Cox
Email: sarah.cox@cancer.org
Website: www.relayforlife.org/pittsfordny
Phone: 585-288-1950

NYWCC Garden Party
Date: July 12
Organization: New York Wine & Culinary Center
Location: NYWCC, 800 S. Main St., Canandaigua
Time: 6 p.m.
Price: $75
Estimated attendance: 150
Purpose: Promote New York agriculture while raising education funds for kids’ programs
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Information desk
Email: info@nywcc.com
Website: www.nywcc.com
Phone: 585-394-7070

25th Annual
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester Golf Classic
Date: July 14
Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester
Location: Irondequoit Country Club
Time: TBD
Price: TBD
Estimated attendance: 100
Purpose: To support Big Brothers Big Sisters programs
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships available with or without golf
Volunteers needed: TBD
Contact: Tracey C. Lewis
Email: tlewis@bbbsr.org
Website: beabig.com
Phone: 585-442-2250

5th Annual Michael
F. Contestabile Memorial Golf Tournament
Date: July 14
Organization: James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
Location: Shadow Pines Golf Course, 600 Whalen Road, Penfield
Time: 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. start, 4:30 p.m. dinner and awards
Price: Donations priced for foursomes and sponsors
Estimated attendance: 150
Purpose: To help fund local pancreatic cancer research at Strong Hospital
Corporate support needed: No
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Chip Moore
Email: s-a-m@rochester.rr.com
Website: N/A
Phone: 585-414-6319

The Salvation Army’s 19th Annual
Golf Tournament
Fore! Kids
Date: July 14
Organization: The Salvation Army of Greater Rochester
Location: Locust Hill Country Club
Time: 10 a.m. registration and lunch, noon shotgun start
Price: $250/golfer
Estimated attendance: 150
Purpose: To raise funds for Salvation Army youth programs
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship and advertising opportunities available
Volunteers needed: Yes; call 585-987-9500, ext. 2312
Contact: David Baker
Email: David.Baker@USE.SalvationArmy.org
Website: www.RochesterSalvationArmy.org
Phone: 585-987-9500, ext. 2320

Annual Westside
District Golf Tournament
Date: July 14
Organization: YMCA of Greater Rochester, Westside and Northwest branches
Location: Ridgemont Country Club, West Ridge Road
Time: Noon shotgun start
Price: TBD
Estimated attendance: 150
Purpose: To raise money for the YMCA’s annual Invest in Youth Campaign
Corporate support needed: Sponsorship opportunities available
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Chrissy Andrews or Tammie Messineo
Email: tammie@rochesterymca.org
Website: rochesterymca.org/wsdgolf
Phone: 585-723-5478 or 341-3286

23rd Annual
Heritage Christian Services Foundation Golf Classic
Date: July 15
Organization: Heritage Christian Services
Location: Shadow Pines and Shadow Lake Golf Clubs, Whalen Road and Five Mile Line Road, Penfield
Time: TBD
Price: TBD
Estimated attendance: 300
Purpose: To support programs for more than 1,700 people with developmental disabilities
Corporate support needed: Sponsorships available; contact Jillian Carter at jcarter@heritagechristianservices.org; donations also appreciated
Volunteers needed: Yes, call 340-5780
Contact: Deb McDonald
Email: dmcdonald@heritagechristianservices.org
Website:
www.heritagechristianservices.org
Phone: 585-340-5715

Swing for Seniors Classic for Fairport Baptist Homes
Date: July 16
Organization: Fairport Baptist Homes Foundation
Location: Ravenwood Golf Club, Victor
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Price: Sponsorships and foursomes from $800 to $2,500
Estimated attendance: 150
Purpose: Benefits FBH and provide care for seniors
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship and advertising opportunities available
Volunteers needed: Yes, 18+
Contact: Jessica Regan
Email: jregan@fbhcm.org
Website:
www.fairportbaptisthomes.org
Phone: 585-388-2324

15th Annual
Fr. Ed Zimmer Memorial Mercy Golf Tournament
Date: July 16
Organization: Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women
Location: Shadow Lake Golf Club, Penfield
Time: 10 a.m. shotgun start
Price: $140/golfer ($125 early bird special)
Estimated attendance: 125
Purpose: To benefit the students at Our Lady of Mercy
Corporate support needed: Sponsorship opportunities available from $150 to $5,000
Volunteers needed: N/A
Contact: Karen M. Ralph
Email: kralph@mercyhs.com
Website: www.mercyhs.com
Phone: 585-288-7120, ext. 313

WNY Optics
Golf Tournament
Date: July 17
Organization: Golisano Children’s Hospital
Location: Shadow Pines and Shadow Lake Golf Clubs, Penfield
Time: 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. shotgun start
Price: $115/person
Estimated attendance: 300
Purpose: To benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital and new hospital construction
Corporate support needed: Yes
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Ron and Diane Schulmerich
Email: wnyoptics@rochester.rr.com
Website: www.wnyopticsgolf.com
Phone: 585-455-4447

ROC Pride Games
Date: July 18 – 20
Organization: Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley
Location: Multiple venues
Time: Tournaments at various times and locations throughout the weekend
Price: Most are free
Estimated attendance: 1,000
Purpose: To incorporate LGBT athletic competition into Rochester Pride Weekend
Corporate support needed: Yes, underwriter and sponsors at various venues
Volunteers needed: Yes, 13 and older
Contact: Scott Fearing
Email: scottf@gayalliance.org
Website: www.gayalliance.org
Phone: 585-244-8640, ext. 11

Golf for Lives
Date: July 19
Organization: Canandaigua Emergency Squad
Location: Centerpointe Golf Course, 2231 Brickyard Road, Canandaigua
Time: Noon
Price: $75
Estimated attendance: 144
Purpose: Fundraising best-ball golf tournament
Corporate support needed: Corporate support for advertising, hole markers, longest drive, closest to the pin, prizes
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Ken Beers
Email: kbeers@canandaiguaes.org
Website: www.canandaiguaes.org
Phone: 585-394-5860

Rochester LGBT
Pride Festival
Date: July 19
Organization: Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley
Location: Manhattan Square Park
Time: Noon – 9 p.m.
Price: $15
Estimated attendance: 3,500
Purpose: Celebrate Rochester’s LGBT community and allies
Corporate support needed: Yes, underwriters and sponsors
Volunteers needed: Yes, 13 or older
Contact: Scott Fearing
Email: scottf@gayalliance.org
Website: www.gayalliance.org
Phone: 585-244-8640, ext. 11

Rochester Pride Parade
Date: July 19
Organization: Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley
Location: Park Avenue area
Time: TBD
Price: Registration fee $25 to $100
Estimated attendance: 3,000
Purpose: To celebrate Rochester’s LGBT community, allies and supportive businesses and organizations
Corporate support needed: Sponsors and underwriters
Volunteers needed: Yes, 20 and older
Contact: Scott Fearing
Email: ScottF@gayalliance.org
Website: www.gayalliance.org
Phone: 585-244-8640, ext. 11

Relay For Life
of the Red Wings
Date: July 19 – 20
Organization: American Cancer Society
Location: Frontier Field
Time: 6 p.m. – 6 a.m.
Price: $10, waived if fundraising minimum is reached
Estimated attendance: 400
Purpose: To honor cancer survivors, remember those we have lost, and raise funds and awareness to fight cancer
Corporate support needed: Yes
Volunteers needed: Yes, all ages
Contact: Danielle Dent
Email: Danielle.Dent@cancer.org
Website: http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=57425
Phone: 585-224-4923 or 301-5863

Civil War Re-enactment & Encampment
Date: July 19 – 20
Organization: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Price: $13.50 – $16.50
Estimated attendance: 4,000
Purpose: To celebrate the war’s sesquicentennial and promote awareness of the war’s local impact
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships available
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Melanie Diaz
Email: events@gcv.org
Website: www.gcv.org
Phone: 585-538-6822

Jungle Jog 5K and Seneca Park Mile
Date: July 20
Organization: Seneca Park Zoo Society
Location: Seneca Park Zoo and lower Seneca Park
Time: 8:30 a.m. 5K start, 9:30 a.m. mile start
Price: Pre-registration only; $25 for the 5K, $15 for the mile
Estimated attendance: 1,200
Purpose: To support zoo programs and exhibit enhancements
Corporate support needed: Sponsorship opportunities available at various levels
Volunteers needed: Yes, 13 or older
Contact: Kelli O’Brien
Email: kobrien@senecazoo.org
Website: www.senecaparkzoo.org
Phone: 585-336-7202

St. John’s 25th Annual Golf Tournament
Date: July 21
Organization: St. John’s Foundation
Location: Midvale Country Club
Time: 12:45 p.m. shotgun start
Price: $350/ golfer
Estimated attendance: 140
Purpose: To benefit the elders of St. John’s
Corporate support needed: Sponsorship and advertising opportunities available.
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Holly White
Email: hwhite@stjohnsliving.org
Website: stjohnsliving.org
Phone: 585-760-1265

Cubby Chase
5K, 10K & Fun Run
Date: July 26
Organization: Geneva General Child Care Center
Location: Geneva General Hospital, Geneva
Time: 8 a.m.
Price: $20 registration; special student and family pricing
Estimated attendance: 600
Purpose: Family-friendly certified race to support early childhood services
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsors to help underwrite the event and vendors to be featured in an expo of locally grown healthy food and beverages; corporate teams invited to compete
Volunteers needed: Yes, both youth and adult; sign-up available on the event website
Contact: Kathy Ryrko
Email: kathy.ryrko@flhealth.org
Website: www.cubbychase5k10k.org
Phone: 315-787-4190

Party Madagascar
Date: July 26
Organization: Seneca Park Zoo Society
Location: Seneca Park Zoo
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Price: $10 in advance; $12 at the door
Estimated attendance: 500
Purpose: Raise funds for conservation projects in Madagascar
Corporate support needed: Sponsorship opportunities available at various levels; in-kind donations appreciated
Volunteers needed: Yes, 21 or older
Contact: Joanne Pernice or Ann Marie Tobey
Email: jpernice@rochester.rr.com, annmarietobey@yahoo.com
Website: www.senecaparkzoo.org
Phone: 585-336-7213

12th Annual
Tour de Thompson
Bike Ride
Date: July 26
Organization: Thompson Health
Location: Onanda Park, West Lake Road, Canandaigua
Time: 7 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. mass start
Price: $30 early-bird, $35 by July 15, $40 after July 15
Estimated attendance: 150
Purpose: Proceeds benefit the rehabilitation services after-care program at Thompson Hospital
Corporate support needed: Sponsorship opportunites available
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Dudley Hallstead
Email: Dudley.Hallstead@thompsonhealth.com
Website: www.thompsonhealth.com
Phone: 585-396-6050

Native American Dance and Music Festival
Date: July 26 – 27
Organization: Friends of Ganondagan
Location: Ganondagan State Historic Site, Victor
Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Price: Adults $12, seniors $10, students with ID $7, children $5
Estimated attendance: 2,500
Purpose: To educate people about the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) culture through the arts
Corporate support needed: Yes, corporate sponsorship
Volunteers needed: Yes, 18 and older
Contact: Jeanette Miller
Email: jeanette@ganondagan.org
Website: www.ganondagan.org
Phone: 585-742-1690

12th Annual ìTee’d
Off At Breast Cancerî
Golf Tournament
Date: July 28
Organization: Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
Location: Brook-Lea Country Club, 891 Pixley Road
Time: 10:30 a.m. registration, noon shotgun start
Price: $150/golfer, $600/foursome, $40 for dinner only
Estimated attendance: 160
Purpose: To fund local breast cancer support, research, education and advocacy
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship and donation opportunities available
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Cindy Dykes
Email: cindy@bccr.org
Website:
www.breastcancercoalition.org
Phone: 585-473-8177

Donald Raines
14th Annual
Golf Tournament
Date: July 28
Organization: Bristol Valley Theater
Location: Bristol Harbour Golf Course, 5410 Seneca Point Road, Canandaigua
Time: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Price: $95/person plus $25 for dinner
Estimated attendance: 100
Purpose: To benefit the Bristol Valley Theater
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships available for dinner, reception, program and holes
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: David Shane
Email: dshane@bvtnaples.org
Website: www.bvtnaples.org
Phone: 585-374-9032

James P. Wilmot
Cancer Center/
Kovalsky-Carr Golf Event
Date: July 28
Organization: James P Wilmot Cancer Center
Location: Irondequoit Country Club
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Price: Invitation only
Estimated attendance: 150
Purpose: To raise funds for cancer research
Corporate support needed: Sponsorships available
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Don Bausch
Email: dbausch@kovalskycarr.com
Website: www.urmc.Rochester.edu/
cancer-center
Phone: 585-325-1950

Annual Sonnenberg
Golf Tournament
Date: July 28
Organization: Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Location: Sonnenberg Gardens, 151 Charlotte St., Canandaigua
Time: 10 a.m.
Price: $55/person
Estimated attendance: TBD
Purpose: Fundraising
Corporate support needed: Corporate sponsorship welcome
Volunteers needed: Age 16 and older; 15-year-olds if accompanied by an adult 
Contact: Kimberly Burkard
Email: marketing@sonnenberg.org
Website: www.sonnenberg.org
Phone: 585-394-4922

Veterans Outreach Center 20th Annual
Golf Tournament
Date: July 28
Organization: Veterans Outreach Center Inc.
Location: Midvale Country Club, Penfield
Time: Noon shotgun start
Price: $225/golfer, $1,000/corporate foursome
Estimated attendance: 144
Purpose: To honor the service of veterans, support Veterans Outreach Center and enjoy a course designed by Robert Trent Jones
Corporate support needed: Sponsorship opportunities available starting at $150
Volunteers needed: Yes, 16 and older; apply online at
www.veteransoutreachcenter.org
Contact: Alexis Ganter
Email: aganter@veteransoutreachcenter.org
Website:
www.veteransoutreachcenter.org
Phone: 585-295-7804

August

Bark For Life
Date: August
Organization: American Cancer Society
Location: See website
Time: See website
Price: See website
Estimated attendance: See website
Purpose: To raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships
Volunteers needed: Yes, all ages
Contact: Sarah Cox
Email: sarah.cox@cancer.org
Website: www.relayforlife.org/barkrochesterny
Phone: 585-288-1950

MDA’s Annual
Rochester Executive ìUnlock the Cureî Lock-Up
Date: August
Organization: Muscular Dystrophy Association
Location: Rochester
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Price: No ticket sales
Estimated attendance: 100-200 business leaders
Purpose: To raise donations to send kids to camp and fund muscular dystrophy research and awareness
Corporate support needed: Business leaders turn themselves in to MDA and raise "bail" to get out of "jail"
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Sally A. Cramer
Email: Rochester@mdausa.org
Website: www.mda.org
Phone: 585-424-6560

MDA’s Premier Event
Date: August
Organization: Muscular Dystrophy Association
Location: TBD
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
Price: None
Estimated attendance: 100 – 200
Purpose: Acknowledgement of MDA sponsors and programs and viewing of the national telethon
Corporate support needed: No
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Sally A. Cramer
Email: scramer@mdausa.org
Website: www.mda.org
Phone: 585-424-6560

Ricky Palermo
Spinal Injury Research Golf Tournament
and Dinner
Date: Aug. 2
Organization: Ricky Palermo Foundation
Location: Golf at Terry Hills Golf Course, 5122 Clinton Street Road, Batavia; dinner at Genesee Community College, 1 College Road, Batavia
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. golf; 7:15 dinner
Price: Golf $110, dinner $45
Estimated attendance: 400
Purpose: Raise money for spinal injury research
Corporate support needed: Yes
Volunteers needed: Yes, high school age and older
Contact: Ricky Palermo
Email: rickypalermo24@gmail.com
Website: www.rickypalermo.org
Phone: 585-343-0750

Laura Ingalls
Wilder Days
Date: Aug. 3
Organization: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Price: $13.50 – $16.50
Estimated attendance: 3,000
Purpose: To provide youths with a historical experience and fund educational programming
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship opportunities
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Melanie Diaz
Email: events@gcv.org
Website: www.gcv.org
Phone: 585-538-6822

4th Annual
Golf Tournament to Benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester
Date: Aug. 4
Organization: Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester Inc.
Location: Locust Hill Country Club
Time: 11 a.m.
Price: $250/golfer, $1,200 foursome
Estimated attendance: 130
Purpose: To benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester
Corporate support needed: Yes, a major sponsor
Volunteers needed: Yes, 18 and older
Contact: Koralee Bernardo
Email: kbernardo@bgcrochester.org
Website: www.bgcrochester.org
Phone: 585-328-3077

Health Care Foundation of the Finger Lakes Annual Charitable
Golf Tournament
Date: Aug. 4
Organization: Health Care Foundation of the Finger Lakes
Location: Midvale Country Club
Time: 10 a.m.
Price: $150
Estimated attendance: 150
Purpose: To fund education for nursing home employees
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsors
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Keith Chambery
Email: info@hcffl.org
Website: hcffl.org
Phone: 585-216-1941

Francis ìBenî Bonafiglia Happiness House
Golf Tournament
Date: Aug. 6
Organization: Happiness House/Finger Lakes United Cerebral Palsy Association Inc.
Location: Seneca Falls Country Club, 2790 State Route 89, Seneca Falls
Time: 8:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. shotgun start, 4:30 p.m. dinner
Price: $125/golfer, $750/team of six
Estimated attendance: 180
Purpose: To support Happiness House programs and services
Corporate support needed: Sponsorships available
Volunteers needed: TBD
Contact: Cheryl Coppola
Email: ccoppola@happinesshouse.org
Website: www.happinesshouse.org
Phone: 585-394-8178, ext. 7264

Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce 43rd Annual Ralph Sheridan Golf Classic
Date: Aug. 7
Organization: Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce
Location: Bristol Harbour Resort
Time: All day
Price: Varies
Estimated attendance: 170
Purpose: Chamber’s annual fundraiser
Corporate support needed: Yes, a range of sponsorships available
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Elisha Snow
Email: esnow@canandaiguachamber.com
Website: www.CanandaiguaChamber.com
Phone: 585-394-4400, ext. 203

5th Annual CCFA Golf for Guts Tournament
Date: Aug. 7
Organization: Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Rochester/Central New York Chapter
Location: Eagle Vale Golf Club
Time: 12:30 p.m. shotgun start
Price: $125/golfer
Estimated attendance: 80+
Purpose: To raise funds for CCFA’s activities and research
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships and donations
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Stacy Massaro
Email: smassaro@ccfa.org
Website: www.ccfa.org/chapters/rochester
Phone: 585-617-4771

Avon Rotary Corn Festival
Date: Aug. 9
Organization: Rotary Club of Avon
Location: Genesee Street, village of Avon
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Price: Free
Estimated attendance: 2,000
Purpose: Fundraiser for local, national, international organizations supported by Avon Rotary
Corporate support needed: Yes; underwriting of free evening concert
Volunteers needed: Yes; over 18
Contact: Tom Vonglis
Email: cornfestchair@avonrotary.org
Website: www.avonrotary.org
Phone: 585-739-1043

National Silver Ball Tournament
Date: Aug. 10
Organization: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Price: $12.50 – $15.50
Estimated attendance: 1,000
Purpose: To promote the museum’s historic baseball program
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Melanie Diaz
Email: events@gcv.org
Website: www.gcv.org
Phone: 585-538-6822

5th Annual
American Portfolios Charity Golf Tournament
Date: Aug. 11
Organization: American Portfolios
Location: Penfield Country Club
Time: 11 a.m. registration, 12:30 p.m. shotgun start
Price: $800/foursome
Estimated attendance: 120
Purpose: To support Golisano Children’s Hospital and Autism Up
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships and donations for raffle and silent auction
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Rosann Lill or Robert Bartolotta
Email: rlill@americanportfolios.com
Website: www.APFSRochester.com
Phone: 585-348-9525

St. Marianne Cope Parish Summer Festival
Date: Aug. 16
Organization: St. Marianne Cope Roman Catholic Parish
Location: Good Shepherd Church, 3318 East Henrietta Road, Henrietta
Time: 1 – 8 p.m.
Price: Free
Estimated attendance: 1,500
Purpose: Church festival
Corporate support needed: No
Volunteers needed: Yes, parishioners
Contact: Carol Bucci
Email: bucciteam4@frontiernet.net
Website: www.smcrcc.org
Phone: 585-721-1056

Old-Time Fiddlers’ Fair
Date: Aug. 16 – 17
Organization: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Price: $13.50 – $16.50
Estimated attendance: 2,500
Purpose: To promote New York’s heritage of fiddle music
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Melanie Diaz
Email: events@gcv.org
Website: www.gcv.org
Phone: 585-538-6822

Arts at the Gardens
Date: Aug. 16 – 17
Organization: Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Location: Sonnenberg Gardens, 151 Charlotte St., Canandaigua
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Price: $6/person
Estimated attendance: TBD
Purpose: Fundraising
Corporate support needed: Corporate sponsorship welcome
Volunteers needed: Age 16 and older; 15-year-olds if accompanied by an adult 
Contact: Kimberly Burkard
Email: marketing@sonnenberg.org
Website: www.sonnenberg.org
Phone: 585-394-4922

Corey Coffey Golf Classic
Date: Aug. 18
Organization: Camp Good Days and Special Times Inc.
Location: Penfield Country Club, Penfield
Time: Noon
Price: $1,000 corporate sponsorships
Estimated attendance: 100
Purpose: To benefit Camp Good Days
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships of $1,000
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Nicole Jones
Email: njones@campgooddays.org
Website: campgooddays.org
Phone: 585-624-5555
27th Annual
Gaffney Memorial
Golf Tournament
Date: Aug. 18
Organization: Catholic Family Center
Location: Irondequoit Country Club
Time: 12:30 p.m. shotgun start
Price: $175
Estimated attendance: 150-200
Purpose: Raise funds for programs of Catholic Family Center
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship opportunities available
Volunteers needed: TBD
Contact: Cheryl Marshall
Email: cmarshall@cfcrochester.org
Website: www.cfcrochester.org
Phone: 585-262-7172

Curtiss Golf Classic
Date: Aug. 18
Organization: Glenn Curtiss Museum
Location: Bath Country Club, Bath
Time: 8 a.m.
Price: $400/foursome
Estimated attendance: 200
Purpose: To support the museum
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships available
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Jean Doherty
Email: info@
glennhcurtissmuseum.org
Website:
www.glennhcurtissmuseum.org
Phone: 607-569-2160

Mercy Flight Central 22nd Annual
Golf Tournament
Date: Aug. 18
Organization: Mercy Flight Central
Location: Bristol Harbour, 5410 Seneca Point Road, Canandaigua
Time: 11 a.m. registration and lunch
Price: $150/golfer, $600/foursome
Estimated attendance: 130
Purpose: To help support Mercy Flight Central’s lifesaving services.
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship opportunities at many levels
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Taryn White
Email: twhite@mercyflightcentral.org
Website: www.mercyflightcentral.org
Phone: 585-396-0584

Peter D. Formicola Sunshine Camp
Golf Invitational
Date: Aug. 18
Organization: Rochester Rotary Charitable Trusts
Location: Midvale Country Club
Time: Noon
Price: $300/golfer, $100 for dinner only
Estimated attendance: 200
Purpose: Raise funds for the Rochester Rotary Sunshine Campus
Corporate support needed: Yes, visit www.rochesterrotary.org for information
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Heather Rossi
Email: hrossi@rochesterrotary.org
Website: www.rochesterrotary.org
Phone: 585-546-7435, ext. 204

Advent House
Garage Sale
Date: Aug. 22 – 23
Organization: Advent House
Location: Veterans of Foreign Wars, 300 Macedon Center Road, Fairport
Time: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday,
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday
Price: Free
Estimated attendance: Hundreds
Purpose: Fundraiser to support comfort care home for the terminally ill
Corporate support needed: Yes, for tents, trucks and food
Volunteers needed: Yes, cleanup at 4 p.m. Saturday
Contact: Vicki Deady
Email: theadventhouse@frontiernet.net
Website: theadventhouse.org
Phone: 585-223-6112

Heritage Christian Legacy Mile & 5K
Date: Aug. 23
Organization: Heritage Christian Services
Location: Monroe Community College
Time: 7:30 a.m. registration, 8:30 5K, 10:15 mile walk
Price: $25 for the 5K
Estimated attendance: 1,500
Purpose: A milelong walk and 5K race including a wheelchair/handcycling division to raise money for programs serving more than 1,700 children and adults with disabilities
Corporate support needed: Sponsorships available; call 340-5704. Donations also appreciated
Volunteers needed: Yes, call 340-5780
Contact: Deb McDonald
Email: dmcdonald@heritagechristianservices.org
Website:
www.heritagechristianservices.org
Phone: 585-340-5715

Golisano Children’s Hospital Golf Classic
Date: Aug. 25
Organization: Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center
Location: Monroe Country Club, Country Club of Rochester and Oak Hill Country Club
Time: 11 a.m. lunch and registration, 12:15 p.m. shotgun start
Price: Sponsorships
Estimated attendance: 450 people
Purpose: To support Golisano Children’s Hospital and its patients
Corporate support needed: Sponsorships available
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Betsy Findlay
Email: bfindlay@admin.rochester.edu
Website: givetokids.urmc.edu
Phone: 585-273-5933

Urban League of Rochester 17th Annual Invitational Golf Classic
Date: Aug. 25
Organization: Urban League of Rochester
Location: Locust Hill Country Club
Time: 10 a.m.
Price: Corporate sponsorships
Estimated attendance: 148
Purpose: Support Urban League programming
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Jacqueline Hall
Email: jhall@ulr.org
Website: www.ulr.org
Phone: 585-325-6530, ext. 3025

Camp Stella Maris
Golf Classic
Date: Aug. 28
Organization: Camp Stella Maris
Location: Bristol Harbour Golf Resort
Time: 11 a.m. registration, noon shotgun start
Price: $187.50/golfer
Estimated attendance: 144
Purpose: Benefit the Charles M. Bayer Campership Fund
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsors for lunch, dinner, holes, caddies and golf foursomes.
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Karen Six
Email: KarenS@campstellamaris.org
Website: www.campstellamaris.org
Phone: 585-346-2243, ext. 117

13th Annual
Crosswinds 5K
Date: Aug. 30
Organization: Crosswinds Wesleyan Church
Location: Crosswinds Wesleyan Church, Middle Cheshire Road, Canandaigua
Time: 7 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. race
Price: $15 in advance, $20 on race day; discount for Greater Rochester Track Club members
Estimated attendance: 350+
Purpose: Proceeds benefit the Sands Cancer Center’s Patient Needs Fund
Corporate support needed: Sponsorship opportunities available
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Bob and Becky Andrus
Email: crosswinds5k@gmail.com
Website: www.crosswindsonline.org
Phone: 585-229-2475

10th Annual Oak Tree Half Marathon
& 5K Run/Walk
Date: Aug. 31
Organization: Genesee Valley Conservancy
Location: Geneseo
Time: 8 a.m.
Price: Early registration is $20 for 5K, $45 for half-marathon
Estimated attendance: 750
Purpose: Run in the Genesee Valley to raise money for conservation.
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship opportunities available; cash and in-kind donations appreciated
Volunteers needed: Yes, all ages
Contact: Benjamin Gajewski
Email: oaktree@geneseevalleyconservancy.org
Website: www.geneseevalleyconservancy.org
Phone: 585-243-2190

September

Fine Tastings
for Al Sigl Community
Date: September
Organization: Al Sigl Community of Agencies
Location: Locust Hill Country Club
Time: TBD
Price: $75
Estimated attendance: 200
Purpose: Fundraiser benefiting Al Sigl member agencies serving people with special needs
Corporate support needed: Yes, at various sponsorship levels
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Kayleigh Nutting
Email: knutting@alsigl.org
Website: www.alsigl.org
Phone: 585-442-4102, ext. 8944

Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Date: September
Organization: Alzheimer’s Associaton, Rochester & Finger Lakes Chapter
Location: Several locations in the Rochester area
Time: 9 a.m.
Price: N/A
Estimated attendance: 3,000+
Purpose: To raise awareness of and funds for programs and services offered by the Alzheimer’s Association
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships available
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Judith Lemoncelli
Email: jlemoncelli@alz.org
Website: www.alz.org/rochesterny
Phone: 585-760-5404

7th Annual
Sporting Clays Shoot
Date: September
Organization: Boy Scouts of America, Seneca Waterways Council
Location: Canandaigua Sportsmen’s Club, 5280 Emerson Road, Canandaigua
Time: 9 a.m.
Price: $50
Estimated attendance: 100
Purpose: To support shooting sports safety education programs at Scout summer camps
Corporate support needed: Yes, various sponsorship levels available
Volunteers needed: N/A
Contact: Frank Capozzi
Email: fcapozzi@bsamail.org
Website:
www.senecawaterways.org
Phone: 585-241-8527

Courage Bowl X
Date: September
Organization: Camp Good Days and Special Times Inc.
Location: SUNY Brockport Athletic Complex
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: $5 donation
Estimated attendance: 4,000
Purpose: College football game to raise money for Camp Good Days
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship opportunities available
Volunteers needed: Yes, to sell raffle tickets and collect donations; no age limit
Contact: Laura Osborn
Email: pmartello@campgooddays.org
Website: campgooddays.org
Phone: 585-624-5555

CP Rochester’s Founders Ball
Date: September
Organization: CP Rochester
Location: TBD
Time: TBD
Price: TBD
Estimated attendance: 300
Purpose: To raise funds for adults and children with disabilities
Corporate support needed: Yes
Volunteers needed: Yes, ages 21+
Contact: Dave Carro
Email: dcarro@cprochester.org
Website: www.CPRochester.org
Phone: 585-334-6000, ext. 1322

Celebration of
Hope & Recovery
Date: September
Organization: East House
Location: Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon lunch
Price: TBD
Estimated attendance: 500
Purpose: To benefit East House services for individuals in recovery
Corporate support needed: Yes, many sponsorship opportunities available
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Sarah O’Brien
Email: development@easthouse.org
Website: www.easthouse.org
Phone: 585-238-4800

17th Annual
Barktober Fest
Walk, Run & Festival
for the Animals
Date: September
Organization: Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester
Location: Lollypop Farm and Egypt Park, Victor Road in Perinton
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Price: Call for details
Estimated attendance: 3,000
Purpose: To raise money to combat animal cruelty and care for homeless animals
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship and in-kind donation opportunities available; contact Vicky Pape at 585-223-1330, ext. 219.
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Anna Menagias
Email: annam@lollypop.org
Website: www.lollypop.org
Phone: 585-223-1330, ext. 241

Westside District
Invest In Youth
Gala and Auction
Date: September
Organization: YMCA of Greater Rochester, Northwest and Westside branches
Location: Hyatt Regency Rochester, East Main Street
Time: 6 – 10:30 p.m.
Price: TBD
Estimated attendance: 150
Purpose: To raise money for the Invest in Youth Campaign
Corporate support needed: Sponsorship opportunities available and auction donations needed
Volunteers needed: Yes, to assist with auction tables
Contact: Chrissy Andrews or Tammie Messineo
Email: Chrissya@rochesterymca.org,
tammie@rochesterymca.org
Website: www.rochesterymca.org/wsdgala
Phone: 585-723-5478 or 341-3286

Thompson Health Gala
Date: Sept. 5
Organization: Thompson Health
Location: Inn on the Lake, Canandaigua
Time: TBD
Price: Call for details
Estimated attendance: 300+
Purpose: Proceeds benefit the F.F. Thompson Foundation
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship opportunities available
Volunteers needed: N/A
Contact: F.F. Thompson Foundation
Email: N/A
Website: www.ThompsonHealth.com
Phone: 585-396-6155

Rochester Irish Festival
Date: Sept. 5 – 7
Organization: Rochester Irish Festival
Location: Camp Eastman, Irondequoit
Time: 4 – 11 p.m. Friday, noon – 11 p.m. Saturday, noon – 6 p.m. Sunday
Price: TBD (2013 price at the door was $10)
Estimated attendance: 2,400
Purpose: To celebrate Irish culture and heritage
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships available
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Rick Faro
Email: richardfaro@aol.com
Website:
www.rochesteririshfestival.com
Phone: 585-303-9345

CURE 5K and Fun Walk
Date: Sept. 6
Organization: CURE Childhood Cancer Association
Location: Genesee Valley Park
Time: 8 a.m. registration, 9:30 start
Price: $25 – $50 personal fundraising; sponsorships also accepted
Estimated attendance: 600
Purpose: Helping families whose children have been diagnosed with cancer
Corporate support needed: Many sponsorship opportunities available
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Brian Wirth
Email: staff@curekidscancer.com
Website: www.curekidscancer.com
Phone: 585-473-0180

Pluta Cancer Center Foundation’s 15th Annual Emerald Ball
Date: Sept. 6
Organization: Pluta Cancer Center Foundation
Location: Oak Hill Country Club
Time: 6 p.m.
Price: $200 regular, $225 at patron level
Estimated attendance: 500
Purpose: To raise funds for patients of Pluta Cancer Center
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship
Volunteers needed: Yes, 13 and older
Contact: Development Office
Email: Erin_ODonnell@urmc.rochester.edu
Website: www.plutacancercenter.org
Phone: 585-486-0591

Pound the Ground for Veterans 10K/5K
Race and Walkathon
Date: Sept. 6
Organization: Veterans Outreach Center Inc.
Location: Mendon Ponds Park
Time: 9 a.m. start
Price: $20 in advance, $30 on Sept. 6
Estimated attendance: 300+
Purpose: To bring veterans and supporters together for a fundraiser on challenging USATF courses
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship opportunities starting at $100
Volunteers needed: Yes, 16 and older; apply online at www.veteransoutreachcenter.org
Contact: Alexis Ganter
Email: aganter@veteransoutreachcenter.org
Website:
www.veteransoutreachcenter.org
Phone: 585-295-7804

Hang Around Victor Day
Date: Sept. 6
Organization: Victor Hiking Trails Inc.
Location: Main Street, village of Victor
Time: 9 a.m.
Price: Free
Estimated attendance: 10,000
Purpose: Spread the word about multi-use trails in Victor
Corporate support needed: Yes, to sponsor the tent and donate raffle items
Volunteers needed: Yes, 18 and older to hand out literature, sign up new members, sell raffle tickets
Contact: David Wright
Email: chairman@
victorhikingtrails.org
Website: www.victorhikingtrails.org
Phone: 585-234-8226

Swinging Fore Scholarships
Date: Sept. 9
Organization: American Institute of Architects and Architectural Foundation of Greater Rochester
Location: Blue Heron Hills Golf Course, Macedon
Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Price: $450/foursome
Estimated attendance: 130
Purpose: Raise funds for local scholarships
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship opportunities starting at $300
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Linda B. Hewitt
Email: lbhewitt@aiaroc.org
Website: www.aiaroc.org/foundation
Phone: 585-232-7650

Greater Rochester Community Transportation Foundation 14th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Date: Sept. 9
Organization: Greater Rochester Community Transportation Foundation
Location: Brook-Lea Country Club
Time: Noon
Price: $200/golfer
Estimated attendance: 100
Purpose: To raise money and awareness for the Transportation Foundation
Corporate support needed: Yes, corporate sponsors and donors
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Jake Ziegler
Email: grctf@rgrta.com
Website: www.rgrta.com/grctfoundation
Phone: 585-654-0706

Advent House
Golf Tournament
Date: Sept. 12
Organization: Advent House
Location: Victor Hills Golf Club, 1450 Brace Road, Victor
Time: Noon shotgun start
Price: $110
Estimated attendance: 140 – 150
Purpose: Fundraiser for comfort care home for the terminally ill
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships and program advertisers
Volunteers needed: Yes, 18 and older to solicit sponsors and sell raffle tickets on the day of the tournament
Contact: Vicki Deady
Email: theadventhouse@frontiernet.net
Website: theadventhouse.org
Phone: 585-223-6112

Lobster Fest
Date: Sept. 12
Organization: Boy Scouts of America, Seneca Waterways Council
Location: Oak Hill Country Club
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Price: $250/person
Estimated attendance: 300
Purpose: To support youth development programs for low-income at-risk youths
Corporate support needed: Yes, various sponsorship levels available and donations for live and silent auction needed
Volunteers needed: N/A
Contact: Frank Capozzi
Email: fcapozzi@bsamail.org
Website:
www.senecawaterways.org
Phone: 585-241-8527

Another Chance
Pet Rescue’s Hope
Date: Sept. 13
Organization: Another Chance Pet Rescue Inc.
Location: Centerpointe Golf Club, 2231 Brickyard Road, Canandaigua
Time: 11 a.m. registration, 1 p.m. golf, 6 p.m. dinner
Price: $100 for golf, lunch and dinner; $80 for golf and lunch, $50 for dinner only
Estimated attendance: 100
Purpose: To raise funds to save abused and neglected animals
Corporate support needed: Yes, donations for the silent auction and hole sponsorships at $100 each
Volunteers needed: Yes, to post fliers, obtain auction items and recruit attendees
Contact: Marcy Bennett Daniels
Email: krazykty@rochester.rr.com
Website:
www.anotherchancepetrescue.org
Phone: 585-370-7242

Gathering of Gardeners Symposium
Date: Sept. 13
Organization: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County
Location: Eisenhart Auditorium, Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Ave.
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Price: $45 by Aug. 1, $50 at the door
Estimated attendance: 125 – 150
Purpose: Gathering sponsored by Master Gardeners of Monroe County
Corporate support needed: TBD
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Karen S. Klingenberger
Email: ksk8@cornell.edu
Website: www.cce.cornell.edu/monroe
Phone: 585-461-1000, ext. 225

Lobsterfest in the Village
Date: Sept. 13
Organization: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: Village of Mumford
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Price: Call for details
Estimated attendance: 400
Purpose: Raising funds for the educational programming of the museum
Corporate support needed: Yes, many sponsorships available
Volunteers needed: Yes, 18 and older
Contact: Susan S. Duffin
Email: sduffin@gcv.org
Website: www.gcv.org
Phone: 585-294-8252

Golisano Children’s Hospital Racket Festival
Date: Sept. 13
Organization: Golisano Children’s Hospital
Location: Tennis Club of Rochester, 570 Kreag Road, Pittsford, and other venues
Time: All day
Price: Varies
Estimated attendance: 2,500
Purpose: Supporting Golisano Children’s Hospital
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships at many levels
Volunteers needed: Yes, age 16+
Contact: Dante Pennacchia
Email: dante@maxualize.com
Website:
www.CharityTennisForKids.com
Phone: 585-737-5362

Festival of Food
Date: Sept. 15
Organization: Foodlink
Location: Rochester Public Market
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
Price: $50 in advance, $60 at the door
Estimated attendance: 1,200
Purpose: To enjoy samples from the best of the region’s food and drink while supporting Foodlink’s efforts to fight hunger and promote economic development
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships at various levels
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Terra Keller
Email: tkeller@foodlinkny.org
Website: www.foodlinkny.org
Phone: 585-328-3380, ext. 131

Greece Rotary Charity Golf Tournament
Date: Sept. 15
Organization: Greece Rotary Foundation
Location: Ridgemont Country Club, West Ridge Road, Greece
Time: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Price: $140/golfer, $560/foursome
Estimated attendance: 144
Purpose: Funding for Challenger Little League Program and Rotary Foundation projects.
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships at various levels
Volunteers needed: Rotarians
Contact: Cheryl Ebert
Email: czebert@aol.com
Website: www.greecerotary.org
Phone: 585-637-5336

Tournament of Hope
Date: Sept. 15
Organization: Villa of Hope, formerly St. Joseph’s Villa
Location: Penfield Country Club
Time: 11 a.m.
Price: $1,050/foursome
Estimated attendance: 150
Purpose: To support Villa of Hope programs
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships and auction item donations
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Christy Post
Email: christy.post@villaofhope.org
Website: www.villaofhope.org/golf
Phone: 585-865-1550, ext. 381

Rochester Area Business Ethics Awards
Date: Sept. 16
Organization: Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation
Location: Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Time: 11:30 a.m. registration, noon lunch and program
Price: $75/person, $600 for a table of eight
Estimated attendance: 350+
Purpose: To recognize award recipients, award business ethics student scholarships and raise funds to endow the scholarship program
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships at various levels
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Theresa Parker Duane
Email: info@rochesterbusinessethics.com
Website:
www.rochesterbusinessethics.com
Phone: 585-385-6065

2014 Philanthropy Awards and Annual Report to the Community Luncheon
Date: Sept. 17
Organization: Rochester Area Community Foundation
Location: Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Time: 11:15 a.m. reception; noon – 1:30 p.m. luncheon
Price: $50; $450 for a table of 10
Estimated attendance: 400 – 600
Purpose: Honor philanthropists and highlight the foundation’s impact in our region
Corporate support needed: No
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Norma Galloway
Email: ngalloway@racf.org
Website: www.racf.org
Phone: 585-271-4100

Celebration 20!
Date: Sept. 18
Organization: Providence Housing Development Corp.
Location: TBD
Time: 5 – 8 p.m.
Price: TBD
Estimated attendance: 150 – 200
Purpose: Celebrating 20 years of creating affordable housing by supporting the Pre-development Revolving Fund
Corporate support needed: Sponsorship and program book opportunities available; silent auction items also needed
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Lori Foster
Email: LFoster@dor.org
Website:
www.providencehousing.org
Phone: 585-328-3228, ext. 1433

Dine Out For Wilmot
Date: Sept. 18
Organization: Wilmot Cancer Center
Location: Visit www.DineOutForWilmot.urmc.edu for all restaurant locations and details
Time: All day
Price: TBD
Estimated attendance: TBD
Purpose: To support oncology nursing education with 25 percent of the day’s sales
Corporate support needed: TBD
Volunteers needed: TBD
Contact: Karen Humbert
Email: khumbert@
admin.rochester.edu
Website:
www.DineOutForWilmot.urmc.edu
Phone: 585-276-4715

Play Ball
Date: Sept. 19
Organization: The Strong Museum
Location: The Strong Museum
Time: 6 – 10 p.m.
Price: $150
Estimated attendance: 600+
Purpose: Adults-only fundraiser to benefit the museum’s education and outreach programs
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship opportunities from $1,500 to $25,000+; donations appreciated for live and silent auction
Volunteers needed: N/A
Contact: Katie Riley
Email: kriley@thestrong.org
Website: www.thestrong.org and www.theplayball.org
Phone: 585-410-6368

Gala in the Valley
Date: Sept. 20
Organization: United Way of Livingston County
Location: Grounds of the Historic Wadsworth Homestead, 4 South St., Geneseo
Time: 4:30 p.m. VIP reception, 5:30 p.m. gala, 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. program, 8:30 dancing
Price: $125/person; $200 including VIP reception
Estimated attendance: 225
Purpose: Fundraiser for the United Way of Livingston County
Corporate support needed: Yes, corporate sponsorships available
Volunteers needed: Yes, 16 or older to help with seating guests
Contact: Karen Rumfola
Email: Karen.rumfola@
uwrochester.org
Website: www.uwlivingston.org
Phone: 585-519-4250

Dixon Schwabl Open
Date: Sept. 22
Organization: Janie Argenta ’82 Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund at SUNY Geneseo
Location: Ravenwood Golf Club, 929 Lynaugh Road, Victor
Time: 3 p.m. shotgun start, 6 p.m. dinner
Price: $75/golfer, $50 for dinner only
Estimated attendance: 150
Purpose: Nine-hole scramble tournament to support the Janie Argenta scholarship fund at SUNY Geneseo
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship opportunities from $100 to $2,500
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Kathy Phelps
Email: Kathy_Phelps@dixonschwabl.com
Website: N/A
Phone: 585-899-3238

Fantastic Findings Sale, RMSC Women’s Council
Date: Sept. 26 – 27
Organization: Rochester Museum & Science Center
Location: Eisenhart Auditorim, RMSC
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday
Price: Free
Estimated attendance: 200+
Purpose: Fundraiser for RMSC
Corporate support needed: No
Volunteers needed: Yes, for setup, sorting, pricing, selling, cleanup
Contact: Anne Fassanella
Email: annefassanella@gmail.com
Website: rmsc.org
Phone: 585-377-7271

13th Annual ARTrageous Affair
Art Auction & Gala
Date: Sept. 27
Organization: Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
Location: Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St.
Time: 6 – 10 p.m.
Price: $125, or $1,250 for a table of 10; $150 at the patron level or $1,500 for a patron table
Estimated attendance: 470
Purpose: Funds local breast cancer support, research, education and advocacy
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship opportunities available; donations of art and items for silent and live auctions needed
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Cindy Dykes
Email: cindy@bccr.org
Website:
www.breastcancercoalition.org
Phone: 585-473-8177

Tour de Teddi
Date: Sept. 27
Organization: Camp Good Days and Special Times Inc.
Location: Camp Good Days and Special Times, 643 West Lake Road, Branchport
Time: 10 a.m.
Price: $45; raise $200 to receive a Tour de Teddi jersey
Estimated attendance: 300
Purpose: Bicycle ride around Keuka Lake to raise funds for Camp Good Days
Corporate support needed: Sponsorships available.
Volunteers needed: Yes, 18+ to hand out food and drinks to riders at stops
Contact: Nicole Jones
Email: njones@campgooddays.org
Website: tourdeteddi.org
Phone: 585-624-5555

Monroe Community College 8th Annual
5K Walk/Run for Scholarships
Date: Sept. 27
Organization: Monroe Community College Foundation
Location: Brighton Campus, 1000 East Henrietta Road
Time: 11 a.m.
Price: $18
Estimated attendance: 200
Purpose: Raise scholarship funds for MCC students
Corporate support needed: Opportunities for underwriting and sponsorship available
Volunteers needed: Yes, age 18+, including MCC alumni
Contact: Karen Shaw
Email: kshaw@monroecc.edu
Website: www.monroecc.edu
Phone: 585-262-1501

OktoberFest at Brickstone
Date: Sept. 27
Organization: St. John’s
Location: 1325 Elmwood Ave.
Time: 6 p.m.
Price: TBD
Estimated attendance: TBD
Purpose: Benefiting the elders of St. John’s
Corporate support needed: Yes, underwriting opportunities available
Volunteers needed: TBD
Contact: Kristin Eklin
Email: keklin@stjohnsliving.org
Website: www.brickstone.org and www.stjohnsliving.org
Phone: 525-760-2464

Family First Penfield
5K Challenge
Date: Sept. 28
Organization: Eastside YMCA
Location: 1985 Baird Road, Penfield
Time: 9 a.m.
Price: TBD
Estimated attendance: 200
Purpose: Benefits the YMCA’s annual Invest in Youth Campaign
Corporate support needed: Sponsorship opportunities available
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Kailey McCabe
Email: Kailey.McCabe@rochesterymca.org
Website: rochesterymca.org/eastside
Phone: 585-341-4023

Walking on Sunshine
Date: Sept. 28
Organization: Mary Cariola Children’s Center
Location: Ontario Beach Park
Time: 9:30 a.m. registration, 10:30 a.m. walk
Price: NA
Estimated attendance: 1,250
Purpose: To raise money and awareness for the center
Corporate support needed: Sponsorships and in-kind donation opportunities available; items needed for silent and live auction
Volunteers needed: Yes, 14 or older
Contact: Mel Carpino
Email: mcarpino@marycariola.org
Website: www.marycariola.org
Phone: 585-271-2897, ext. 1633

October

11th Annual
Signature Luncheon
Date: October
Organization: Action for a Better Community Inc.
Location: TBD
Time: Noon
Price: TBD
Estimated attendance: 500
Purpose: To support ABC programs
Corporate support needed: Sponsorships available
Volunteers needed: N/A
Contact: Cherise Jordan
Email: cjordan@abcinfo.org
Website: www.abcinfo.org
Phone: 585-325-5116, ext. 4554

Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Date: October
Organization: Alzheimer’s Association, Rochester & Finger Lakes Chapter
Location: Various locations in the Rochester area
Time: 9 a.m.
Price: N/A
Estimated attendance: 3,000+
Purpose: To raise awareness of and funds for programs and services offered by the Alzheimer’s Association
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships available
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Judith Lemoncelli
Email: jlemoncelli@alz.org
Website: www.alz.org/rochesterny
Phone: 585-760-5404

Skills for Living Reception
Date: October
Organization: Boy Scouts of America, Seneca Waterways Council
Location: TBD
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Price: Free
Estimated attendance: 300
Purpose: To share the achievements of Scouting with the community and kick off the annual giving campaign
Corporate support needed: Yes, various sponsorship levels
Volunteers needed: N/A
Contact: Steve McEwan
Email: smcewan@bsamail.org
Website:
www.senecawaterways.org
Phone: 585-241-8556

Pumpkins on Parade
Date: October
Organization: Holy Childhood
Location: Gro-Moore Farms, 2811 East Henrietta Road, Henrietta
Time: TBD
Price: $25
Estimated attendance: TBD
Purpose: To celebrate autumn with live music, seasonal foods and an auction of decorated pumpkins while supporting Holy Childhood services for people with developmental disabilities
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships available
Volunteers needed: Yes, all ages
Contact: Kate Balconi
Email: Kbalconi@holychildhood.org
Website: www.holychildhood.org
Phone: 585-359-3710, ext. 169

Toast for Hope Gala
Date: Oct. 4
Organization: Hope Hall School
Location: TBD
Time: 6 p.m.
Price: TBD
Estimated attendance: 400+
Purpose: To raise funds for Hope Hall’s academic programs and celebrate its 20th anniversary
Corporate support needed: Yes, many sponsorship levels available
Volunteers needed: Yes, 18 or older for planning, setup, registration, silent auction
Contact: Kelly Hallenbeck
Email: kelly.hallebeck@hopehall.org
Website: www.hopehall.org
Phone: 585-426-5824, ext. 111

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Date: Oct. 5
Organization: Alternatives for Battered Women
Location: Ontario Beach Park
Time: 9 a.m.
Price: $20
Estimated attendance: 200+
Purpose: To raise awareness of ABW and raise funds for its programs
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsors
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Shannon Scholand
Email: shannons@abwrochester.org
Website: www.abwrochester.org
Phone: 585-232-5200, ext. 234

Buddy Walk 2014
Date: Oct. 5
Organization: Flower City Down Syndrome Network
Location: Webster Thomas High School, 800 Five Mile Line Road, Webster
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Price: Free
Estimated attendance: 2,500
Purpose: To promote awareness and inclusion for all people with Down syndrome in the community
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship opportunities available; in-kind donations needed for the raffle
Volunteers needed: Yes, all ages for setup, raffle ticket sales and cleanup
Contact: Chris Tumminelli
Email: president@fcdsn.com
Website: www.fcdsn.com and buddywalk.fcdsn.com
Phone: 585-662-9585 or 568-7421

Fall Festival Featuring the Agricultural Fair
Date: Oct. 5
Organization: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Price: $13.50 – $16.50
Estimated attendance: 3,500
Purpose: To support and raise awareness of historic agriculture
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships available
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Melanie Diaz
Email: events@gcv.org
Website: www.gcv.org
Phone: 585-538-6822

Philanthropy Challenge/Photo Finish 5K
Date: Oct. 5
Organization: George Eastman House and other non-profits
Location: Race start and end at the Eastman House, 900 East Ave.; course in the Neighborhood of the Arts
Time: 8 a.m.
Price: $25; $31 or $37 including an event shirt
Estimated attendance: TBD
Purpose: To raise funds for the Eastman House and other non-profit organizations in the Rochester area
Corporate support needed: Yes
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: George Eastman House Photo Finish 5K
Email: photofinish5k@geh.org
Website: eastmanhouse.org
Phone: 585-271-3361, ext. 445

Rochester
Security Summit
Date: Oct. 7 – 8
Organization: Information Systems Security Association of Rochester, Rochester InfraGard and Rochester OWASP
Location: Hyatt Regency Rochester
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Price: $120 earliest price, up to $175
Estimated attendance: 360
Purpose: Awareness training and education of information technology, security and business professionals
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship opportunities available
Volunteers needed: Yes, for planning starting in January
Contact: Ralph Durkee
Email: info@rocissa.org
Website: rocissa.org
Phone: 585-624-9551

Journeys: 13th Annual Celebration of Living
Date: Oct. 11
Organization: Melissa’s Living Legacy Teen Cancer Foundation
Location: Temple B’rith Kodesh
Time: 6 – 10 p.m.
Price: $55
Estimated attendance: 250+
Purpose: Celebrating teens who face cancer with resilience
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship opportunities available and silent auction donations needed
Volunteers needed: Yes, 14 and older
Contact: Lauren Spiker
Email: Lauren.spiker@teenslivingwithcancer.org
Website:
www.teenslivingwithcancer.org
Phone: 585-563-6221

ZooBoo
Date: Oct. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26
Organization: Seneca Park Zoo Society
Location: Seneca Park Zoo
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Price: $8 for each trick-or-treating ticket; non-members also pay regular zoo admission; advance discount for zoo members
Estimated attendance: 15,000
Purpose: Fundraising for zoo programs and exhibit enhancements
Corporate support needed: Sponsorship opportunities available at various levels; in-kind donations appreciated
Volunteers needed: Yes, 13 and older
Contact: Karen Panosian
Email: kpanosian@senecazoo.org
Website: www.senecaparkzoo.org
Phone: 585-336-7216

Run for the ACORNS
Date: Oct. 12
Organization: Association for Conservation of Recreational and Natural Spaces Inc.
Location: Genesee County Park & Forest, 11095 Bethany Center Road, East Bethany
Time: 7:30 a.m. registration,
8:30 race
Price: $20 early registration, $25 late
Estimated attendance: 300
Purpose: To raise funds for Genesee County parks
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship and in-kind donation opportunities available
Volunteers needed: Yes, 12 and older, on the day before and day of the race
Contact: Julia Garver
Email: jagarver@yahoo.com
Website: acorns.shutterfly.com
Phone: 585-344-1122

4th Annual Breast Cancer Ride & Run
Date: Oct. 12
Organization: Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
Location: Mendon Ponds Park, Stewart Lodge
Time: 8 a.m. 5K run, 10 a.m. 50-mile bike ride, 10:25 a.m. 25-mile bike ride, 10:45 a.m. 10-mile bike ride
Price: $15 to run, $35 to ride, $50 for both
Estimated attendance: 750
Purpose: To raise money for the Breast Cancer Coaltion
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsors for aid stations or for the bike routes
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: James Cronkwright
Email: james@towpathbike.com
Website: www.towpathbike.com
Phone: 585-381-2808

Race on the Ridge 5K
Date: Oct. 12
Organization: Greece Chamber Charitable Foundation
Location: The Mall at Greece Ridge, Greece
Time: 7 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. start
Price: Adults $25 (early registration discount available); students 18 and younger $15
Estimated attendance: 250
Purpose: To support the Greece Chamber Charitable Foundation and other local charities
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship packages available
Volunteers needed: Yes, 12 and older
Contact: Sue Edgett
Email: Sue@GreeceChamber.org
Website: www.GreeceChamber.org
Phone: 585-227-7272

TLC Bandana Bolt
5K Race
Date: Oct. 12
Organization: Melissa’s Living Legacy Teen Cancer Foundation
Location: Seneca Park
Time: 9 a.m.
Price: Call for details
Estimated attendance: 500
Purpose: Helping teens with cancer
Corporate support needed: Sponsorship opportunities available
Volunteers needed: Yes, 14 and older
Contact: Lauren Spiker
Email: Lauren.spiker@teenslivingwithcancer.org
Website: www.teenslivingwithcancer.org
Phone: 585-563-6221

Easter Seals New York Art Show
Date: Oct. 12 – Nov. 2
Organization: Easter Seals New York
Location: Raymour and Flanigan, 500 Jay Scutti Blvd., Henrietta
Time: Store hours, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday
Price: Free
Estimated attendance: TBD
Purpose: Sharing students’ artistic talents with the community
Corporate support needed: No
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Elizabeth Way
Email: eway@eastersealsny.org
Website: www.eastersealsny.org
Phone: 585-957-9247

Empty Bowls Rochester
Date: Oct. 15
Organization: Catholic Family Center
Location: TBD
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Price: $25 – $30
Estimated attendance: 400+
Purpose: Raise funds for Catholic Family Center’s programs
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship opportunities available
Volunteers needed: TBD
Contact: Cheryl Marshall
Email: cmarshall@cfcrochester.org
Website: www.cfcrochester.org
Phone: 585-262-7172

12th Annual Wine & Microbrew Tasting
Date: Oct. 16
Organization: Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Location: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave.
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Price: $50/person
Estimated attendance: 500
Purpose: To support programs and services for abused children
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships available; raffle items needed
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Donna Lipari
Email: dlipari@BivonaCAC.org
Website: www.BivonaCAC.org
Phone: 585-935-7800

Brain Game
Date: Oct. 16
Organization: Literacy Volunteers of Rochester
Location: Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Price: $35/individual, $850/team
Estimated attendance: 250
Purpose: To raise funds to support adult literacy in Rochester
Corporate support needed: Yes, teams representing local companies; sponsorships also sought
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Susan Kramarsky
Email: skramarsky@literacyrochester.org
Website: www.literacyrochester.org
Phone: 585-473-3030

Finish Strong 5K
Date: Oct. 17
Organization: Athletes in Action
Location: Grace and Truth Sports Park, 373 North Greece Road, Hilton
Time: 9 a.m.
Price: $18 – $25
Estimated attendance: 300
Purpose: Event for the running community and fundraiser for Athletes in Action
Corporate support needed: Yes, cash and in-kind donations
Volunteers needed: Yes, 18 and older
Contact: Jeremy Demarest
Email: jeremy@finishstrong5k.com
Website: www.athletesinaction.org
Phone: 585-315-2746

More Than Mountains: Adventure in Education with Todd Huston
Date: Oct. 17
Organization: Rochester School for the Deaf
Location: 1545 St. Paul St.
Time: 5 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. presentation
Price: $45/person; $20 for presentation only
Estimated attendance: 300+
Purpose: To raise funds that enhance RSD education programs
Corporate support needed: Underwriting opportunities at $250 and up
Volunteers needed: Limited; adults preferred
Contact: Bill Keenan
Email: bkeenan@rsdeaf.org
Website: www.rsdeaf.org/Adventures
Phone: 585-336-5884

Mansion Mysteries
Date: Oct. 17, 18, 24 and 25
Organization: Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Location: Sonnenberg Gardens, 151 Charlotte St., Canandaigua
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Price: $24; $20 for Sonnenberg members and youths ages 12 – 18
Estimated attendance: TBD
Purpose: Fundraising
Corporate support needed: Corporate sponsorship welcome
Volunteers needed: Age 16 or older; 15-year-olds if accompanied by an adult 
Contact: Kimberly Burkard
Email: marketing@sonnenberg.org
Website: www.sonnenberg.org
Phone: 585-394-4922

Step Out
Walk to Stop Diabetes
Date: Oct. 18
Organization: American Diabetes Association
Location: Genesee Valley Park Roundhouse Shelter
Time: 10 a.m.
Price: Free
Estimated attendance: 1,200
Purpose: To raise funds for the American Diabetes Association
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship levels from $1,000 to $10,000; also corporate teams to participate in the event
Volunteers needed: Yes, all ages, for preparation in advance and help at the event
Contact: Sarah Gordon
Email: sgordon@diabetes.org
Website: www.diabetes.org/stepoutrochester
Phone: 585-458-3040, ext. 3479

FLCC Foundation
Book Feast: One-Night Book Club and
Gourmet Dinner
Date: Oct. 18
Organization: Finger Lakes Community College Foundation
Location: Finger Lakes Community College Student Center and private homes
Time: 5 p.m.
Price: $125/person
Estimated attendance: 75
Purpose: Supports FLCC scholarships, equipment purchases, capital projects, professional development
Corporate support needed: Yes, event sponsor
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Lisa Scott
Email: scottll@flcc.edu
Website: www.flcc.edu/bookfeast
Phone: 585-785-1454

Golisano Children’s Hospital Gala
Date: Oct. 18
Organization: Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center
Location: Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Time: 6 p.m. cocktails,
8 p.m. program
Price: $175/person
Estimated attendance: 750+
Purpose: To raise money for Golisano Children’s Hospital
Corporate support needed: Live and silent auction items needed; sponsorships available
Volunteers needed: Yes, 18 and older
Contact: Betsy Findlay
Email: bfindlay@
admin.rochester.edu
Website: givetokids.urmc.edu
Phone: 585-273-5933

Spirits of the Past Theatrical Tours
Date: Oct. 17 – 18 and 23 – 25
Organization: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford
Time: 6 – 9:30 p.m.
Price: $14 – $16
Estimated attendance: 2,000
Purpose: To fund educational programs
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships available
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Melanie Diaz
Email: events@gcv.org
Website: www.gcv.org
Phone: 585-538-6822

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Date: Oct. 19
Organization: American Cancer Society
Location: Frontier Field VIP parking lot
Time: 9 a.m. check-in, 10 a.m. walk
Price: Free
Estimated attendance: 10,000
Purpose: Raise awareness and funds for breast cancer initiatives
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships and teams needed at many levels
Volunteers needed: Yes, 18 or older on the day of the walk
Contact: Gerianne Puskas
Email: rochester.strides@cancer.org
Website: makingstrideswalk.org/rochester
Phone: 1-800-227-2345

Recipe for a CURE Sunday Brunch
Date: Oct. 19
Organization: CURE Childhood Cancer Association
Location: Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Price: $45 until Oct. 1, then $55
Estimated attendance: 625
Purpose: To support CURE in helping families of children with cancer
Corporate support needed: Many levels of sponsorship available
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Brian Wirth
Email: staff@curekidscancer.com
Website: www.curekidscancer.com
Phone: 585-473-0180

Jazz 90.1 Annual Autumn Breakfast
Date: Oct. 25
Organization: Jazz 90.1
Location: Olympia High School cafeteria
Time: 9 a.m. – noon
Price: $8; children under 5 free
Estimated attendance: 350
Purpose: Fundraiser for Jazz 90.1
Corporate support needed: No
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Laurylann Romeo
Email: laurylann@jazz901.org
Website: www.jazz901.org
Phone: 585-967-6800

Al Sigl Community WalkAbout
Date: Oct. 26
Organization: Al Sigl Community of Agencies
Location: Eastview Mall
Time: 8:30 a.m. registration,
9:30 walk
Price: Free; individuals and teams do fundraising
Estimated attendance: 1,500
Purpose: Fundraiser benefiting Al Sigl member agencies serving people with special needs
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships at various levels
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Kayleigh Nutting
Email: knutting@alsig.org
Website: www.alsigl.org
Phone: 585-442-4102, ext. 8944

Trick-or-Treating
in the Village
Date: Oct. 26
Organization: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford
Time: Noon – 4 p.m.
Price: $3 – $5; free for adults with trick-or-treaters
Estimated attendance: 2,000
Purpose: Family-oriented event in support of future programming
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships available
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Melanie Diaz
Email: events@gcv.org
Website: www.gcv.org
Phone: 585-538-6822
Haunted Garden Stroll
Date: Oct. 26
Organization: Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Location: Sonnenberg Gardens, 151 Charlotte St., Canandaigua
Time: 6 – 10 p.m.
Price: $5; children under 5 free
Estimated attendance: TBD
Purpose: Fundraising
Corporate support needed: Corporate sponsorship welcome
Volunteers needed: Age 16 or older; 15-year-olds if accompanied by an adult 
Contact: Kimberly Burkard
Email: marketing@sonnenberg.org
Website: www.sonnenberg.org
Phone: 585-394-4922

Women’s Foundation
of Genesee Valley
5K Run/Walk
Date: Oct. 26
Organization: Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley
Location: Genesee Valley Park
Time: 10 a.m.
Price: TBD
Estimated attendance: 500 –
1,000
Purpose: To benefit the Women’s Foundation and celebrate its 20th anniversary
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship and in-kind donation opportunities available
Volunteers needed: Yes, on the event day
Contact: Lindsay Chambers
Email: lchambers@womensfoundation.org
Website: womensfoundation.org
Phone: 585-330-1968

November

Artists Unlimited Musical Theatre
Date: November
Organization: Artists Unlimited Inc.
Location: TBD
Time: Evening and matinee shows during November
Price: $12 in advance, $13 at the door
Estimated attendance: 400+ per show
Purpose: To enable individuals with physical or developmental disabilities to participate in musical theater
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships and program advertising
Volunteers needed: Yes, 16 and older
Contact: Ashley Mittiga
Email: ashley.mittiga@gmail.com
Website:
www.rocartistsunlimited.com
Phone: 585-698-7088

Heroes Ball: Celebrating the Power of Hope, Courage & Commitment
Date: November
Organization: Gilda’s Club Rochester
Location: TBD
Time: 6 p.m.
Price: $175
Estimated attendance: 400
Purpose: Annual gala to honor and celebrate the heroes of Gilda’s Club
Corporate support needed: Yes, many levels of sponsorship available
Volunteers needed: N/A
Contact: Johanna Lester
Email: jlester@
gildasclubrochester.org
Website:
www.gildasclubrochester.org
Phone: 585-423-9700

Holiday Pet Photos at Lollypop Farm
Date: November
Organization: Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester
Location: Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Perinton
Time: TBD
Price: TBD
Estimated attendance: N/A
Purpose: Portraits of people and their pets to benefit Lollypop Farm
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship and in-kind donation opportunities available; contact Vicky Pape at 585-223-1330, ext. 219.
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Anna Menagias
Email: annam@lollypop.org
Website: www.lollypop.org
Phone: 585-223-1330, ext. 241

Step It Up to Cure Pancreatic Cancer Indoor 5K
Date: November
Organization: Pancreatic Cancer Association of Western New York
Location: Gordon Field House, Rochester Institute of Technology
Time: Noon – 4 p.m.
Price: TBD
Estimated attendance: 1,000+; open to all ages.
Purpose: To raise awareness of pancreatic cancer and support local pancreatic cancer research at Wilmot Cancer Center
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships at various levels; in-kind auction donations welcomed
Volunteers needed: Yes, adults for planning and to help at the event
Contact: Lorie Perez
Email: lperez@pcawny.org
Website: www.pcawny.org
Phone: 585-413-0372

Craftapalooza!
Craft Show & Sale
Date: Nov. 1
Organization: Elmgrove United Methodist Church
Location: 1500 Spencerport Road, Gates
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Price: Free
Estimated attendance: Hundreds
Purpose: To fund various church ministries
Corporate support needed: No
Volunteers needed: Yes, 12 and older
Contact: Nora
Email: eumcrafts@gmail.com
Website: elmgroveumc.org
Phone: 585-352-0912

Holy Childhood’s Annual Art and Craft Sale
Date: Nov. 2
Organization: Holy Childhood
Location: Holy Childhood, 100 Groton Parkway, Henrietta
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Price: Free
Estimated attendance: 600
Purpose: Sale of handcrafted items to benefit Holy Childhood
Corporate support needed: No
Volunteers needed: Yes, for staffing booths, directing traffic, setup and teardown
Contact: Kate Balconi
Email: Kbalconi@holychildhood.org
Website: Holychildhood.org
Phone: 585-359-3710, ext. 169

17th Annual
Building Fund Luncheon
Date: Nov. 2
Organization: Pet Pride of New York Inc.
Location: Champion Hills Country Club
Time: Noon silent auction, 1 p.m. buffet lunch
Price: $25/person
Estimated attendance: 50
Purpose: To fund animal shelter maintenance, exclusive of operating expenses
Corporate support needed: Yes, luncheon sponsors
Volunteers needed: Yes, to obtain auction items, set up tables, organize raffle
Contact: Maureen Mulley
Email: wmulley@rochester.rr.com
Website: www.petprideny.org
Phone: 585-624-3940
Jazz 90.1
40th-Anniversary Annual Evening of
Wine (Beer) & Jazz
Date: Nov. 6
Organization: Jazz 90.1
Location: Waterside Room at Pier 45
Time: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Price: $25
Estimated attendance: 500
Purpose: Fundraiser for Jazz 90.1
Corporate support needed: Yes, to donate items for the silent auction
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Laurylann Romeo
Email: laurylann@jazz901.org
Website: www.jazz901.org
Phone: 585-967-6800

Stars & Stripes Celebration
Date: Nov. 6
Organization: Veterans Outreach Center Inc.
Location: Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Time: 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 dinner
Price: $150/individual, $1,500/table of 10
Estimated attendance: 600+
Purpose: An evening to honor local veterans
Corporate support needed: Sponsorship opportunities available starting at $250
Volunteers needed: Yes, 16 or older; apply online at www.veteransoutreachcenter.org
Contact: Alexis Ganter
Email: aganter@veteransoutreachcenter.org
Website:
www.veteransoutreachcenter.org
Phone: 585-295-7804

National Philanthropy Day Luncheon
Date: Nov. 7
Organization: Association of Fundraising Professionals, Genesee Valley Chapter
Location: Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main St.
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Price: $55 for AFP members, $65 for non-members, $500 for a table of 10
Estimated attendance: 550
Purpose: Celebration of philanthropy in the community
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship opportunities available; see www.afpgv.org for details
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Brenda Thornton
Email: info@afpgv.org
Website: www.afpgv.org
Phone: 585-586-7810
Monroe 2-Orleans Educational
Foundation Celebration
Date: Nov. 7
Organization: Monroe 2-Orleans Educational Foundation
Location: TBD
Time: 6 p.m.
Price: TBD
Estimated attendance: 200
Purpose: To fund scholarships for students in non-traditional programs to continue education after high school
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships available
Volunteers needed: Yes, 21 and older
Contact: Steve Dawe
Email: sdawe@monroe2boces.org
Website: www.monroe2boces.org/m2oedfoundation
Phone: 585-349-9066

11th Annual
Firehouse Chili Cookoff
Date: Nov. 8
Organization: Genesee Center for the Arts & Education
Location: 713 Monroe Ave.
Time: 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Price: $30
Estimated attendance: 300
Purpose: To promote the arts and local restaurants
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsors
Volunteers needed: Yes, adults to staff the event
Contact: Janice Gouldthorpe
Email: gcae@geneseearts.org
Website: geneseearts.org
Phone: 585-244-1730

Monopoly Tournament
Date: Nov. 8
Organization: Gilda’s Club Rochester
Location: Rochester Club Ballroom
Time: 6 p.m.
Price: $45/person, $240/table of six
Estimated attendance: 75
Purpose: Fundraiser with a 90-minute tournament game, prizes and a raffle
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships available
Volunteers needed: Yes, adults
Contact: Shannon Davis
Email: RocPetSit@gmail.com
Website:
www.gildasclubrochester.org
Phone: 585-771-7676

Avon Rotary Auction
Date: Nov. 8
Organization: Rotary Club of Avon
Location: Avon Primary School, 191 Clinton St., Avon
Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(preview at 8 a.m.)
Price: Free
Estimated attendance: 200
Purpose: Fundraiser for local, national and international organizations supported by Avon Rotary
Corporate support needed: Yes, to underwrite expenses
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Jim Ryan
Email: auctionchair@avonrotary.org
Website: www.avonrotary.org
Phone: 585-410-5626

Toast to Your Health Fine Wine Auction
Date: Nov. 8
Organization: University of Rochester Medical Center
Location: Robert B. Wegman Conference Facility, 200 Wegmans Market St.
Time: 6 p.m.
Price: $300/person
Estimated attendance: 300
Purpose: Fundraising that attracts wine connoisseurs
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships available
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Megan Vargulick
Email: Megan.Vargulick@
rochester.edu
Website:
www.toasttoyourhealth.com
Phone: 585-275-0806

25th Annual
Salute to Excellence
Date: Nov. 13
Organization: MCC Foundation
Location: Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Price: $120
Estimated attendance: 600
Purpose: To support student success at Monroe Community College
Corporate support needed: Underwriting opportunities available
Volunteers needed: Yes, adults
Contact: Gretchen Wood
Email: gwood9@monroecc.edu
Website: www.monroecc.edu
Phone: 585-262-1500

2013 Easter Seals New York Annual Meeting
Date: Nov. 19
Organization: Easter Seals New York
Location: ArtisanWorks, 565 Blossom Road, Suite L
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
Price: $45/individual, $80/family; $60 individual VIP, $100/VIP family
Estimated attendance: 200
Purpose: Celebrate the growth and success of Easter Seals New York
Corporate support needed: Yes, to purchase tables or make donations
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Elizabeth Way
Email: eway@eastersealsny.org
Website: www.eastersealsny.org
Phone: 585-957-9247

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County Annual Meeting
Date: Nov. 20
Organization: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County
Location: TBD
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Price: Free
Estimated attendance: 80 – 100
Purpose: To build support for Cooperative Extension programs
Corporate support needed: TBD
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Susan A. Maney
Email: sam497@cornell.edu
Website: www.cce.cornell.edu/monroe
Phone: 585-461-1000, ext. 242

Annual Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Sale
Date: Nov. 21 – 23
Organization: Rochester Museum & Science Center
Location: Rochester Museum & Science Center and Eisenhart Auditorium
Time: 5 – 9 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday
Price: $5
Estimated attendance: 5,000
Purpose: Museum fundraiser
Corporate support needed: No
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Olga Vaughn
Email: omvaughn@gmail.com
Website: rmsc.org
Phone: 585-266-0991

New York State of Mind
Date: Nov. 22
Organization: New York Wine & Culinary Center
Location: NYWCC, 800 S. Main St., Canandaigua
Time: 6 p.m.
Price: $150
Estimated attendance: 150
Purpose: Promote New York agriculture while raising funds for healthy-living education
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Information desk
Email: info@nywcc.com
Website: www.nywcc.com
Phone: 585-394-7070

Our Lady of Mercy’s 12th Annual
Mercy Spirit Gala
Date: Nov. 22
Organization: Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women
Location: Our Lady of Mercy, 1437 Blossom Road
Time: 6 p.m.
Price: $150
Estimated attendance: 400
Purpose: To raise funds for the operating budget, including financial aid and scholarships
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships available from $2,500 to $10,000
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Mary Beth Curtin
Email: Gala@mercyhs.com
Website: www.mercyhs.com
Phone: 585-288-7120, ext. 312

30th Annual
Southeast YMCA
Turkey Classic Race
and Family Fun Run
Date: Nov. 23
Organization: YMCA of Greater Rochester, Southeast Branch
Location: Southeast YMCA, 11 E. Jefferson Road, Pittsford 
Time: 8:10 a.m. one-mile fun run, 9 a.m. five-mile race
Price: $10 – $33 depending on race distance and registration date
Estimated attendance: 150
Purpose: Raising money to help provide YMCA memberships for people in need
Corporate support needed: Sponsorship opportunities available.
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Ryan McLean
Email: Ryan.McLean@RochesterYMCA.org
Website: rochesterymca.org/turkeyclassic
Phone: 585-341-3263

24th Annual
Race with Grace 10K
Date: Nov. 27
Organization: CURE Childhood Cancer
Location: First Bible Baptist Church, 990 Manitou Road, Hilton
Time: 9 a.m.
Price: $18 till Nov. 25, $20 on Nov. 26, $25 on race day
Estimated attendance: 1,200
Purpose: To assist families during cancer diagnosis and treatment
Corporate support needed: Sponsors welcome
Volunteers needed: Yes, mostly for tasks requiring a minimum age of 16
Contact: Bob Dyjak
Email: Runr4Jesus@Yahoo.com
Website: www.gandtathletics.info/sports/racewithgrace
Phone: 585-615-6059
Town of Irondequoit
and Irondequoit Kiwanis Club’s Holiday
Spectacle of Lights
Date: Nov. 28 – Dec. 21
Organization: Golisano Children’s Hospital
Location: Camp Eastman, Lakeshore Boulevard
Time: 5 – 9 p.m.
Price: $10/car
Estimated attendance: 5,000 –
10,000
Purpose: Lighting up the holidays to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital
Corporate support needed: Sponsorship opportunities from $250 to $10,000
Volunteers needed: Yes, 18+
Contact: Peter O’Brien
Email:
pobrien@irondequoit.org
Website: www.irondequoit.org
Phone: 585-336-6070

Preparing for the Holidays & Breakfast with St. Nicholas
Date: Nov. 29
Organization: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Price: $6.50 – $8.50
Estimated attendance: 800
Purpose: To celebrate historic holiday traditions through educational programming
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships available
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Melanie Diaz
Email: events@gcv.org
Website: www.gcv.org
Phone: 585-538-6822

Holiday Bazaar
Open House
Date: Nov. 29
Organization: Pet Pride of New York Inc.
Location: Pet Pride Shelter, 7731Victor-Mendon Road, Victor
Time: Noon – 4 p.m.
Price: Free
Estimated attendance: 50
Purpose: To fund animal shelter maintenance, exclusive of operating expenses
Corporate support needed: Yes, refreshment sponsor
Volunteers needed: Yes, to obtain items to sell, set up and serve refreshments
Contact: Norma Halbleib
Email: noredhal@aol.com
Website: www.petprideny.org
Phone: 585-742-1630
Camp Good Days’
Kazoo Fest
Date: Nov. 29 – Dec. 23
Organization: Camp Good Days and Special Times Inc.
Location: Greece Ridge Mall, Marketplace Mall, Eastview Mall
Time: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Price: No admission; kazoos, candy cane pens and cookbooks sold as stocking stuffers
Estimated attendance: N/A
Purpose: Fundraising to support Camp Good Days
Corporate support needed: No
Volunteers needed: Yes, in shifts of three to four hours; children age 4+ with supervision
Contact: Melissa Cappelluti
Email: mcappelluti@
campgooddays.org
Website: campgooddays.org
Phone: 585-624-5555

Springdale Farm’s Christmas with Santa
Date: Nov. 29, Dec. 6 and 13
Organization: Heritage Christian Services
Location: Springdale Farm, 700 Colby St., Spencerport
Time: Breakfast seatings at 9, 10, 11 a.m. and noon
Price: $8/person; children under 2 free on a parent’s lap
Estimated attendance: 1,200
Purpose: Pancake breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus, kids’ crafts and holiday activities to benefit Springdale Farm, operated by Heritage Christian Services
Corporate support needed: Sponsorships available; call 340-5704. Donations also appreciated
Volunteers needed: Yes, call 340-5780
Contact: Deb McDonald
Email: dmcdonald@heritagechristianservices.org
Website: www.springdalefarm.org
Phone: 585-340-5715

December

23rd Annual
Holiday Bazaar
Date: December
Organization: Thompson Health
Location: M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center, 350 Parrish St., Canandaigua
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Price: N/A
Estimated attendance: TBD
Purpose: To benefit the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center’s Wish Upon a Star Program
Corporate support needed: Call for details
Volunteers needed: N/A
Contact: Debra Gardner
Email: Debra.Gardner@thompsonhealth.com
Website: www.ThompsonHealth.com
Phone: 585-396-6049

ROC the Day
Date: Dec. 1
Organization: United Way of Greater Rochester
Location: Greater Rochester
Time: All day
Price: Free
Estimated attendance: TBD
Purpose: 24 hours of giving to improve the Rochester community
Corporate support needed: No
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: ROC the Day crew
Email: info@roctheday.org
Website: www.ROCtheDay.org
Phone: 585-242-6450

Hope Hall Annual Holiday Fundraiser
Date: Dec. 4
Organization: Hope Hall School
Location: Hope Hall, 1612 Buffalo Road, Rochester
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Price: Free
Estimated attendance: 300+
Purpose: To raise funds for Hope Hall’s woodworking programs
Corporate support needed: Yes
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Kelly Hallenbeck
Email: kelly.hallenbeck@hopehall.org
Website: www.hopehall.org
Phone: 585-426-5824, ext. 111

Yuletide in the Country
Date: Dec. 5-7, 12-14 and 19-21
Organization: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford
Time: Varies
Price: $18 – $22
Estimated attendance: 3,000
Purpose: To celebrate historic holiday traditions through theatrical programming
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorships available
Volunteers needed: Yes
Contact: Melanie Diaz
Email: events@gcv.org
Website: www.gcv.org
Phone: 585-538-6822

Holiday Home Tour
Date: Dec. 6
Organization: Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Location: Sonnenberg Gardens, 151 Charlotte St., Canandaigua
Time: TBD
Price: TBD
Estimated attendance: TBD
Purpose: Fundraising
Corporate support needed: Corporate sponsorship welcome
Volunteers needed: Age 16 or older; 15-year-olds if accompanied by an adult 
Contact: Kimberly Burkard
Email: marketing@sonnenberg.org
Website: www.sonnenberg.org
Phone: 585-394-4922

Hillside Matinee
of ëA Christmas Carol’
Date: Dec. 7
Organization: Hillside Family of Agencies
Location: Geva Theatre, 75 Woodbury Blvd.
Time: 2 p.m.
Price: $80/adult, $60/child
Estimated attendance: 500
Purpose: To raise awareness and funds for families and youths of Hillside
Corporate support needed: Yes, sponsorship opportunities available from $500 to $10,000
Volunteers needed: No
Contact: Sarabeth Rogoff
Email: srogoff@hillside.com
Website: www.hillside.com
Phone: 585-256-7660

Breakfast with Santa
Date: Dec. 7
Organization: YMCA of Greater Rochester, Bay View Branch
Location: Bay View YMCA, 1209 Bay Road, Webster 
Time: 9 a.m.
Price: $9/adult, $6/child
Estimated attendance: 150
Purpose: To benefit the YMCA’s annual Invest in Youth Campaign
Corporate support needed: No
Volunteers needed: Yes, for setup, greeters, cleanup, servers
Contact: Jill Bellucco
Email: jillb@rochesterymca.org
Website: rochesterymca.org/bayview
Phone: 585-341-3223

New Year’s Eve
Family Bash
Date: Dec. 31
Organization: YMCA of Greater Rochester, Southeast Family Branch
Location: Southeast YMCA, 111 E. Jefferson Road, Pittsford
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
Price: $45/family for members, $60/family for non-members
Estimated attendance: 80
Purpose: To enjoy an evening of fun while supporting the Invest in Youth Campaign
Corporate support needed: No
Volunteers needed: Yes, 16 or older
Contact: Sara DeLaurentiis
Email: sara.delaurentiis@rochesterymca.org
Website: rochesterymca.org/southeast
Phone: 585-341-3049

1/17/14 (c) 2014 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email rbj@rbj.net.

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