Innovation Celebration

Innovation Celebration

Friday, September 13, 2019
6pm | RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium

For 2019, the RMSC’s annual Innovation Celebration gala will offer you a chance to support our kaleidoscope of learning opportunities, our proliferation of STEM education, and the future of optics. Join us as we celebrate a mission that colors our community with inspiration for curious minds of every generation. #ColorYourselfCurious 

Our festivities will begin at 6pm, with valet parking in front of the Strasenburgh Planetarium. We want you to be comfortable, so this event will be black-tie optional. But, be sure to bring your dancing shoes because we'll be moving and grooving to the music of Uptown Groove. We're alsoexcited to welcome Joe Lomonaco, co-host of the 5 O’Clock News Hour on NewsRadio WHAM 1180 as our emcee for the evening!

To purchase tickets (and raffle tickets for our Wine Pull), follow the link below. Stay tuned for more exciting event details to come!


Thank you to this year's co-chairs: 
Alexis & Darren Vogt and Jim & Liz Sydor

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Photo Credit: Natalie Sinisgalli Photography 


- Gala Tickets: $250 per person

- Wine Pull Raffle: $25/ticket
Also, consider simplifying your evening by purchasing tickets in advance for our Wine Pull Raffle

For general information contact Brandon Swain at 585.697.1988 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event Sponsorship

Support for Innovation Celebration will help the RMSC continue to serve as our community’s multifaceted resource for engaging informal STEM learning, subsidize admission and transportation costs for underserved groups and provide unforgettable programming and experiences that encourage community members of all ages to shoot for the stars.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Katie Mackey at 585.697.1973 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Imagination Sponsors



Transformation Sponsors

John & Barbara Bruning

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Catalyst Sponsors

Bergmann Associates

Brown & Brown of NY

Betsy & John Carver

Canfield & Tack

Cerion Nanotechnology

Stephanie & Doug Dickman

ESL Federal Credit Union

Federated Clover Investment Advisors

Lisa & Ken Ireland

JML Optical 

LaBella Associates

Nixon Peabody

O'Connell Electric Company


Rochester Institute of Technology

Alexis & Darren Vogt



Supporting Sponsors

Adams LeClair LLP


Amidon & Villenuevue CPAs

Benderson Development Company

Bond, Schoeneck & King

Buckingham Properties

Amy Coté of Think Out

DeCarolis Truck Rental, Inc.

Finger Lakes Community College

Mengel Metzger Barr & Co, CPAs 

Monroe Wheelchair

Monroe Community College & Monroe Community College Foundation

Oren Sage Technology

Vincent Associates


Beer Sponsor

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Champagne Sponsor

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Table Wine Sponsor



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Dessert Sponsor

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