Catalyst Circle

Catalyst Circle


RMSC’s Catalyst Circle is a group of passionate young adults and enthusiastic RMSC advocates who are dedicated to championing RMSC's mission, sharing RMSC’s vision and encouraging other young adults to show their support. The Catalyst Circle supports RMSC’s mission by planning and executing fundraising events throughout the year.

Members of RMSC’s Catalyst Circle have the opportunity to network with key community leaders and make a difference alongside other philanthropically minded young adults.


Become a Catalyst Circle Member

For information about joining RMSC’s Catalyst Circle, contact Laura Carlson, Major Gifts Officer, at 585.697.1962 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Upcoming Events

Catalyst Circle events are open to the public. Join us to have a good time, network and learn more about the Catalyst Circle group and the RMSC.

Past Events

The Pour is Right: A Friend & Fund-Raiser for the Rochester Museum & Science Center
Thursday, April 19 | 7-9:30pm | Fifth Frame Brewing Co

Science Trivia at Roc Brewing
Wednesday, June 14: 6:30–9:30pm | Roc Brewing, 56 S. Union Street

A Night at the Museum
Wednesday, May 10: 5:30–8:30pm | Rochester Museum & Science Center

Catalyst Circle Holiday Bash at Three Heads Brewery
Tuesday, Nov. 22: 5:30–7:30pm

Networking and Cocktail Reception with RMSC Board
Wednesday,  Nov. 30 | Catalyst Circle members only. 

Chat with Catalyst Circle at RYP Social
Wednesday, Nov. 9: 6-9pm | The Play House // Swillburger

Morning of Exploration Leadership Breakfast
Tuesday, Nov. 15 | Catalyst Circle members only. Network with other professionals and learn about opportunities to engage with the RMSC. 

Hot Shots Happy Hour
Friday, Sept. 9: 6-8:30pm | Hot Shots Beach Volleyball Center

Chat with Catalyst Circle at RYP Social
Wednesday, July 20: 6-9pm | Hattie's Rooftop Restaurant at the Strathallan

Rochester Young Professionals (RYP) extends a special welcome to the RMSC Catalyst Circle members and other young professionals.

Real Beer Week: Smuttlabs Happy Hour
Wednesday, June 15: 5:30–7:30pm | Rochester Museum & Science Center

RMSC Catalyst Cocktails 
Thursday, March 24: 6–8pm | The Historic German House, 315 Gregory St. 
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Catalyst Circle Members

Tracey Baas
University of Rochester

Katherine Ballman          
Corning Tropel Corporation

Daniel Brady
The Bonadio Group

Kim Crevelling          
EFPR Group

Tarek Eldaher          
Brown & Brown of New York

Bernie Gridley          
Mellow Mug

Mike Jaffarian

Chris Janiak
Xerox Corporation

Brian Kelly          
CrazyDog T-shirts Incorporated

Chad Krohn

Rachel Kubiak

Jacqueline B. Lee, Chair          
Mengel Metzger Barr & Co. LLP



















Paulina M. Lewandowski
CrazyDog T-shirts Incorporated

Saul Maneiro          
The Community Foundation

Sarah McAndrew
Pyramid Network Services

Benjamin Montreuil
Financial Partners of Upstate NY

Anusha Naganathan
University of Rochester

Jonathan Ogden
Key Bank

Evan P. Pierce          
Peerless Events

Elizabeth Rhoda
Rochester Gas & Electric Corporation

AJ Shear          
DiBella's Subs

Brianna Stephenson
CHA Consulting, Inc.

Matthew J. Sydor
Sydor Optics

Gregory Whittemore          
University of Rochester 



















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