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A Toast to REF and Our Partners


A Toast to REF and Our Partners 2017

Join us for our annual tribute to great partners of city school students. This event continues to be the only community-wide event honoring the individuals, programs, and partners who provide much-needed resources to Rochester's city school students. Featuring a silent auction and musical entertainment, the festive evening will offer delicious cocktails, wine, and hot and cold hors d'oeuvres by La Luna in the dramatic La Luna Banquet Center overlooking the Genesee River gorge. Celebrate a new school year with a toast to REF and our Award Winners.



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

5:30 - 8 PM


La Luna Banquet Center,

60 Browns Race

Sponsorships: $900 to $5,000

$90 per person;

$150 per person for Patron Ticket (name included in program)



2017 REF Partner Awards


Educator Award

Principal Sharon Jackson

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School No. 9

Educator Award

Teacher Andrea Garfield

George Mather Forbes School No. 4

Volunteer Award

Mary Zadorozny

Abraham Lincoln School No. 22

Making a Difference Award

Sharon and Larry Nazarian

Nathaniel Hawthorne School No. 25


Net proceeds from this event -- our major fundraising event of the year -- support Rochester Education Foundation's major programs: Spring for Music Opportunities, Rochester College Access, Give Back, Give Books, and Teachers' Choice.


Sponsor this Event

We truly appreciate the support of our sponsors, who receive varied benefits depending on the sponsorship level.
Click here for all the details.
Click here to sign up!

Take an Ad

In addition to the event sponsorships, businesses and individuals may purchase ad space in our event program book. Click here to download our Ad Form.

Buy your tickets

Ticket and sponsorship registration and sales are online now. Please click here to learn more.


We'd love to have your help in preparing for this event! Please contact Stuart Hencke, REF's Program Director, at (585) 271-5790 or

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