Annual Gold Star Gala

Unseen Galaxies: An Evening of Wonder

Saturday, April 27, 2024
5:30 p.m.
The Country Club of Rochester
2935 East Avenue

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Please call 585.685.6020 with questions or
to make a reservation.

Honorary Chairs
Dawn Lipson
Duffy Palmer and Mark Siwiec

Committee Chairs
Nicki Hastings and Jay Popli
Lisa and Richard Paulis

Auction Advocates
Robin ’80 and Tim ’80 Wentworth

The stars align for an evening spent under the tapestry of the heavens. Leave behind all your mundane and earthly cares and take in the grandeur and mystery of the constellations and celestial bodies under a ceiling of stars. It will be an evening to remember!

Cocktail chic preferred. Cosmos-themed headpieces and accessories. Sequins and glitter pulled from the stars. Silks and crushed velvet torn from the Milky Way. For color palettes, look no further than the planets in our solar system.
Black tie optional.

Tickets and Sponsorship Opportunities
$25,000 Andromeda
$20,000 Orion
$15,000 Pegasus
(above include seating for 16)
$10,000 Gemini
(seating for 8)
$6,500 Pisces
$3,500 Ursa Major
$2,500 Ursa Minor
(above includes seating for 6)
$300 Individual Ticket(s)

View and Download our Printable Sponsorship Opportunity Form

Opportunities for underwriting support are available.
Please email Karen Shaw (, assistant director of development at the Monroe Community College Foundation, or call 585.685.6020 for information.

The fair market value of the goods and/or services provided to you by the MCC Foundation is $125 per ticket. Payment in excess is eligible for a tax donation.

Gold Star Gala Committee:  Essie Calhoun-McDavid, Julie Camardo, Flor Colón, David Cornell ’73, Lauren Dixon, Adrian Hale ’14, Bernice Hatch, Mike Krupnicki ’85, Jozef Kuzmkowski, Diana Lauria, Nick Mancuso, Lonette Merriman, Eric Paley, Steve Polozie, Abby Reinhard, Mike Schwabl, Morrie Silver, Debbie Stamps ’97, Lori Van Dusen, Jennie Viggiani, Pam Viggiani, Alyssa Whitfield, Jeremy Wolk, Melanie Wolk