Salute to Excellence

Salute to Excellence: A Celebration of Philanthropy and Outstanding Alumni

32nd Annual Salute to Excellence
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the MCC Foundation.

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5:00pm Private Benefactor Reception
5:30pm General Reception
6:30pm Dinner and Awards
Business Formal Attire

Salute to Excellence Award Recipient
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

Honorary Chairs
Ms. Erin Tolefree, president, Baldwin Richardson Foods Co.
Mr. Truman Tolefree, founder and managing principal,
Intersection Realty Group

Committee Chair
Robert J. Duffy ’75, president and CEO,
Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce

MCC Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees
Four distinguished alumni will be recognized for their professional and personal achievements and civic excellence.

Ms. Angelica Perez-Delgado ’97
President and CEO, Ibero-American Action League, Inc.

Mr. Joseph M. Rizzo ’79
Manager, Economic Development, NYSEG and RG&E

Mrs. Patricia F. Soltys ’72
Commissioner, Public Service Water District, Hilton Head, SC
and Entrepreneur

Ms. Alyssa Whitfield ’90
Founder and CEO, Dress for Success Rochester
and The Whitfield Collective LLC

Ticket Information
$1,440 Patron table of eight; $180 Benefactor ticket(s),
Each includes a listing in the evening program.
$135 Individual ticket(s)
Special MCC faculty, staff and retiree pricing is available.
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 Monroe Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt not-for-profit organization. Funds raised from events support scholarship assistance, faculty enrichment programs, funding for educational equipment and seed money for innovative programs.

Questions or comments or call? Email the MCC Foundation or call 585.685.6020.