Boys and Girls Club Lifetime Achievement Award Concert Gala


Saturday, October 28, 2023 | 6:00 PM | Rochester Riverside Convention Center | Cocktail Attire

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Rochester is excited to announce its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award Concert Gala, presented by Harris Beach PLLC.  Join us for a unique evening as we transform the Grand Lilac Ballroom into a legendary jazz club and bring the Blue Note to Rochester, New York for a one night only, unforgettable experience. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award will honor Marc Iacona, President & CEO of Simcona Electronics and Executive Director & Co-Producer of the Rochester International Jazz Festival.

This limited, private event will make a huge impact on the children at the Boys and Girls Club of Rochester.  Attendees will enjoy an exclusive evening of entertainment, cocktails, and dinner in an intimate setting.  But most importantly, your generosity will help the Boys and Girls Clubs of Rochester to provide a world-class Club that ensures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors. 

The evening will feature a live, private concert by the renowned Sy Smith, “Queen of Underground Soul and R&B”.  Based in Los Angeles, Smith is an Emmy-nominated singer/songwriter, recording artist, actor, and performer.  With a vocal range spanning five octaves, Smith began her career providing supporting vocals for Whitney Houston in the late ‘90s, and has since worked closely with Sheila E., Chaka Khan, Usher, Macy Gray, Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti, Grammy-nominated group the Foreign Exchange, and dozens of other artists. 

Tickets: $175

Tables: $1,700

Sponsorship packages and table sales are limited! To reserve your spot, please call 585-328-3077 x102 or email

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2019 Lifetime Achievement Gala

Theresa Mazzullo, CEO of Excell Partners, was honored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester with the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. Presented by ESL Federal Credit Union, the celebration and fundraising event drew more than 300 guests to the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center and commemorated the tremendous impact that Theresa has had when it comes to investing in Rochester’s businesses and individuals. Together, we were able to raise $150,000 for the Club!

Watch Theresa’s Tribute Video

2018 Lifetime Achievement Gala

In 2018, Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester proudly honored Nelson Leenhouts and his late brother, Norman, commemorating the tremendous impact the twin brothers have had on Rochester through business and philanthropy. The celebration and fundraising event, presented by M&T Bank, drew more than 400 guests to the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center and raised more than $160,000 for the local youth development organization.

Watch the Leenhouts Tribute Video

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