The Genesee Community College Foundation is pleased to announce Batavia residents Joseph and Mary Beth Teresi have been named chairpersons of Encore 2010, an annual holiday celebration that supports student scholarships at Genesee Community College. The Teresi’s would like to invite community residents to an “Evening of Traditions” at Encore 2010 on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. The festivities begin with a Gala Reception and continue with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) performing in the Stuart Steiner Theatre at the College’s Batavia Campus.
Chairpersons Joe and Mary Beth Teresi are looking forward to this year's BPO concert after having served on the organizing committee for many years. "Encore ushers in the holiday season, while also serving as GCC's premier community social event and raising awareness to the importance of scholarships for the deserving students as well as raising scholarship funds.”
Joe and Mary Beth are residents of Batavia, NY and proud parents of a current Genesee Community College student and are vested in the local community. Joe has served on several local boards and committees including GCC Foundation’s Encore; Genesee - Wyoming YMCA; Regional Action Phone; ARC; and The Notre Dame Educational Foundation, as well as both a board member and coach of various sports teams and leagues. Joe is currently a vice president of Tompkins Insurance Agency and Mary Beth is the Work Study Program coordinator at Batavia High School. The Teresi's have three children including Joe III currently serving in the United States Air Force, Michael and Paul.
The evening’s events will begin with a private Prelude Reception with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra conductor, Paul Ferington. For all guests, a Gala Reception Grandioso with sensational food selections will follow at 6:00 p.m. in the William W. Stuart Forum. An Encore Energico Chance drawing to win an opportunity to be a BPO Guest Conductor will be held at 7:30 p.m. Guests will proceed to the Stuart Steiner Theatre for a holiday pops concert at 8:00 p.m. with the two-time Grammy Award winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and afterward enjoy Delectable Dessert Finale back in the William W. Stuart Forum.
Proceeds from Encore support Genesee Community College Foundation Scholarship Fund. The Foundation would like to thank Five Star Bank, the lead corporate benefactor, for its continued support of Encore. For ticketing and sponsorship information, please contact the Foundation office at (585) 345-6809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For reservations please call the Genesee Community College Foundation at 585-345-6809. Sponsorship support is welcome at the following levels: Conductor’s Circle provides six tickets for $1,000; Golden Baton Society provides four tickets for $600; and the Inner Circle provides two tickets for $300. Singular Platinum Patron tickets are $100 each. The evening is black tie optional.
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Editor’s Note: A photograph of Encore 2010 chairpersons, Joe and Mary Beth Teresi