Flower City Habitat for Humanity recently held its seventh annual Roc Properties gala at Village Gate, raising over $152,000 to support its mission to build homeownership, communities and hope.
Hosted by Fickle 93.3’s Dino Kay and Radio 95.1’s Bill Moran, the gala provided FCHH staff, board of directors and supporters an opportunity to bring individuals and organizations together who have contributed to the growth and development of affordable housing in Rochester while raising enough money to fund a full house.
The funds raised will provide a hand-up to additional families working toward the American dream in Rochester.
Guests enjoyed local food and drinks at the event from Black Button Distillery, The Revelry, Blu Wolf Bistro, Amiel’s Original Submarine, Lento, The Daily Refresher, Union Place Coffee, Soul Jazz and Coffee, Hallelujah Tea, Genesee Brewing Co., Blue Toad Hard Cider, Zweigle’s, Salena’s, Grappa, Get Caked Bakery, Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Branca, Lake Beverage Corp., Doc Popcorn, Madeline’s Catering, Tasteful Connections, Simply Crepes, Radisson Rochester Riverside, Insomnia Cookies, Sweet and Cute Sweets, Constellation Brands and Cheesy Eddie’s.
The night included games, activities and a live and silent auction. Local artist Brandi Marino created two original art pieces with guests that were later included in the auctions. The after-party at Nox Cocktail Lounge featured Habitat-themed cocktails.
Roc Properties event chairmen were Karen Wozniak, senior manager of brand and content strategy at Paychex Inc; Julie Clas, Kodak retiree; and Louis Gattozzi, vice president and general manager at WROC-TV.