Five individuals and organizations will be honored next week at the Ability Partners Foundation annual Evening of the Stars Gala at Locust Hill Country Club. Jack Howitt will receive the Harold C. Augustin Founders Award. A former pediatric dentist, Howitt ...Read More »
Five hundred guests will help celebrate several area individuals and nonprofits Thursday at Rochester Area Community Foundation’s 2018 Philanthropy Awards and Annual Report to the Community Luncheon. The event, to be held Sept. 20 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester ...Read More »
More than 70 area businesses participated in the Small Business Council of Rochester’s annual Backpack Give Back program, helping an estimated 1,500 local kids with school supplies. Now in its third year, the SBC program uses just word-of-mouth through members ...Read More »
More than 350 Eastman Kodak Co. employees honored the 164th birthday of their company’s founder July 12 by doing something he likely would have done himself: give back to the community. “Stuff A Bus” was organized to celebrate businessman and ...Read More »
The president of Rochester Institute of Technology had been promising a historic announcement for weeks. Amid musical and theatrical performances at the ice rink-turned-nightclub Thursday, July 12, David C. Munson was scheduled to make the announcement before 2,000 guests: RIT has launched ...Read More »
Chris Wiedemer got into online sales big-time in the early days of the internet 20 years ago. He’d spend hours in the basement of his store, Cooks’ World, preparing 20 to 30 packages a day for shipment. All that kneeling on ...Read More »
Catholic Family Center at its annual meeting Wednesday awarded college scholarships to two unaccompanied refugee minors who will graduate from the Rochester City School District this week. Destalem Lemlem came to the U.S. as a refugee from Eritrea in 2014. ...Read More »
Rochester Area Community Foundation will award nearly $330,000 in grants to 20 local youth sports and recreation programs from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Legacy Fund for Youth Sports. The grants range from $5,500 to $25,000 and support projects that ...Read More »
Ten area not-for-profits will be the recipients of nearly $200,000 in grants from the Rochester Women’s Giving Circle. The organization, which was founded in 2007, is a community of philanthropic women in which each member makes an annual donation of ...
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The 2018 Rochester Lilac Festival, which concluded its 10-day run on Sunday, raised nearly $15,000 for local charities. Beneficiaries included Honor Flight Rochester Inc., which received more than $10,000 in proceeds from the USA Flag Garden, and Willow Domestic Violence ...
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The Warriors of Freedom Memorial Committee has met its fundraising goal, paving the way for a new monument to be built in Highland Park. “It is with great humility and solemn reflection that Monroe County welcomes the Warriors of Freedom ...Read More »
Flower City Habitat for Humanity raised more than $144,000 at its 17th Annual Gala, “Framing for the Future” last month. Hosted by Terry Clifford and Steve Hausmann of 92.5 The Buzz, the gala provided FCHH staff, directors, volunteers and supporters ...Read More »
Foodlink Inc. is teaming with the City of Rochester and a number of other organizations this weekend to bring food and games to area children. Saturday’s “Spring into Summer” event at Frontier Field will feature games and activities, an appearance ...Read More »
The need for crisis housing is so widespread in Rochester that in the week before Owen’s House officially opened children were sleeping in four of the home’s beds. “We had four little ones whose mom was homeless and we were ...Read More »