GALA 2017

On Saturday, October 7, more than 1,700 of Rochester Regional Health’s friends and employees gathered at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center for the system’s signature celebration. As always, the event celebrated Rochester Regional’s accomplishments and growth, which were more plentiful than ever thanks to the Because Care Matters: The Campaign for Rochester Regional Health. This year, the community’s support of the event raised $1.3 million, benefitting Health Reach’s Healthcare for the Homeless program, the Lipson Cancer Institute, neurosciences at Rochester Regional Health and the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute.

Talk of the Event

“Ooh, fancy!”
Among the first things attendees saw as they entered the Convention Center was the grand staircase that appeared to be wearing the Campaign logo. They were also greeted by the smooth, soulful melodies of the Karl Stabnau Jazz Quartet.

And anyone who had yet to feel the evening’s glamour found it—and a very long line—in the Empire Hall lobby. Attendees were lined up waiting for their chance to strike a pose in the 360 Glam Cam.

“No, you're crying!”
Once everyone sat down for dinner, the night was kicked off with an energizing video that demonstrated why everyone in the room should be proud to support Rochester Regional Health. That feeling was heightened for many further into the program during a second video. This one featured four stories of care that forcefully tugged at the heartstrings.

“Did you make a gift?”
For the first time in Gala history, attendees had the opportunity to make a gift during the event—nearly 300 did, totaling $306,000. For those who didn’t or weren’t there, there’s an online giving form available for you.

“Is that really ABBA?”
Vali Entertainment’s Right Mix provided the soundtrack for the night’s program, featuring an array of contemporary song covers that rivaled the original versions.

Toward the latter portion of the evening ABBA parody group Björn Again transported attendees back to the 1970s with some of the Swedish band’s most popular songs and famous choreography.

After that dose of nostalgia, Right Mix returned to the stage for the Rockin’ After Hours Party and Dessert Reception.

“Let’s take a selfie!”
Throughout the night, moments were captured and posted on various social media using #rrhgala. There were also plenty of photos taken by professionals. 

A Special
Thank You
to Our
Gala Sponsors: 

Presenting Sponsor
Wegman Companies, Inc.

Elite Sponsor
DGA Builders

Entertainment Sponsors
Clark Patterson Lee
LeChase Construction Services, LLC

Cocktail Hour Sponsor
Harris Beach PLLC

Social Media Sponsor
Borg & Ide Imaging, P.C./RadNet, Inc.

Rockin' Afterhours Party
& Dessert Reception Sponsor
Rochester Radiology Associates

Wine & Diamond Sponsor
Constellation Brands, Inc.

Diamond Sponsors
A.P. Enterprises Property Services
Brown & Brown of New York
Buckingham Properties
O’Connell Electric Company, Inc.
Rainaldi Brothers, Inc.
Drs. Patrick & Gail Riggs & Family
Rochester Institute of Technology

Platinum Sponsors
Javen Construction
M/E Engineering, PC

Gold Sponsors
ACM Medical Laboratory Inc.
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC
Gallina Development Corporation
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
J.T. Mauro Co. Inc.
Postler & Jaeckle Corp.
Riedman Foundation
Schuler-Haas Electric Corp
Westside Anesthesia Assoc. of Rochester

Silver Sponsors
Billitier Electric Inc.
Brown, Gruttadaro, Gaujean & Prato, LLC
Cobblestone Capital Advisors, LLC
Constellation NewEnergy Inc.
Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
K's Carpet
Linden Oaks Management Co., Inc.
Rochester Davis-Fetch Corp.
RGH Department of Medicine
Special Care Systems, LLC
Tambe Electric Inc.
The Cabot Group

Bronze Sponsors
Crickler Vending Company, Inc.
Bob & Maureen Dobies
Gallo & Iacovangelo, LLP
HBT Architects
IBC Engineering, P.C.
LaBella Associates, D. P. C.
In Loving Memory of Paul Mastro
Omega Tool Measuring Machine & Precision Properties LLC
Osborn, Reed & Burke, LLP.
Radiation Oncology of Rochester
RGH Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Synergy IT Solutions