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Seen Helping out

Galas, sporting events, themed parties—all variety of
fundraisers provide crucial support for nonprofit arts and
human service organizations in our community. They also
fill the area’s social calendar with fun. The Rochester
Business Journal publishes photos of recent fundraisers
every week on the Seen page. For guidelines on submitting
event photos, contact Bill Alden, [email protected] or 546-8303, ext. 114.

 Sept. 9: Lifetime Care Home Health Care and Hospice held its annual Hospice Harvest Festival. With 230 corporate sponsors, donors, staff, volunteers and supporters in attendance, $50,000 was raised for hospice and bereavement programs.

 June 11: Trillium Health’s White Party was held at the Rochester Academy of Medicine and attended by more than 420 people. The event raised nearly $60,000 to support Trillium Health’s Patient Care Fund, which makes health care accessible and affordable to all and funds innovations and approaches to reducing LGBTQ health disparities. Photos by Christopher Cove M.D.

 April 23: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester hosted its annual Red Tie Gala. The event raised nearly $390,000, and 830 people were in attendance. All proceeds will directly benefit local RMHC families and help maintain the organization’s programs that help more than 1,200 families per year.

Photos by Ria Tafani and Sabrina Murillo

 July 18: With nearly 200 golfers, volunteers and friends in attendance, St. John’s Annual Golf Tournament, held at Midvale Country Club, raised more than $87,000. Proceeds support activities for elders such as day trips to the Finger Lakes, live concerts, themed holiday parties and spiritual and religious programs.

 May 6: More than 300 community members attended the 10th anniversary of the Daystar Derby at Monroe Golf Club. More than $257,000 was raised to provide support for families with little ones who are braving life-threatening medical conditions.

 April 9: The Rochester Oratorio Society held its international vocal competition, Classical Idol XI, at Temple B’rith Kodesh. The competition was attended by 250 people and raised $21,000 for the Society.

 Feb. 24: The American Diabetes Association hosted its Manning & Napier Tour de Cure Kick-Off, presented by Best Volvo. A record-breaking 500 people attended the annual event, which signifies the official start of 2016 fundraising, training and team-building.

Photos by Sorrells Photography

 March 18: The seventh annual Gilda’s Guys Bachelor Auction was held at Harro East Ballroom. The event benefits the men, women, teens and kids of Gilda’s Club Rochester who are touched by cancer.  More than 350 attended the auction, which raised in excess of $46,000.

Photos by Natalie Sinisgalli Photography

 May 7: CP Rochester hosted its 11th annual 5K Run for Fun and 1 Mile Fun Walk fundraiser in Henrietta with nearly 375 people participating. The event raised more than $30,000 to benefit Ability Partners Foundation in support of the people with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities who receive services from CP Rochester and Happiness House.

 June 4: More than 700 people attended Seneca Park Zoo’s Zoobilation event. The event raised nearly $150,000 to support zoo education programs and to raise awareness of the zoo’s role in leading conservation efforts for species survival.

Photo by Vasiliy Baziuk

 Feb. 6: More than 300 guests attended Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc.’s 30th annual Chocolate Ball, Visit the City of Chocolate, at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The Chocolate Ball raised nearly $100,000 for epilepsy services, including Camp EAGR, a residential summer camp for kids with epilepsy and their siblings.

Photos by Tracy Hughes Kroft

 June 3: Holy Childhood held its School’s Out for Summer 5K and Fun Walk fundraiser for the third year. The event raised $6,500 with proceeds to support the programs and services Holy Childhood provides to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

1/20/2017 (c) 2017 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email [email protected]


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