Encore A Star Lit Celebration Holiday Gala

To Raise Funds for Student Scholarships

What:             Encore A Star Lit Celebration Holiday Gala

                       To Raise Funds for Student Scholarships


When:            Tuesday, December 10, 2013

                              Reservations Requested by Nov. 25, 2013


Where:           Genesee Community College

                               One College Road, Batavia, NY  14020


Background: The Genesee Community College Foundation invites the community to kick off the holiday season at Encore, A Star Lit Celebration. The annual gala on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 features seasonal music from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra led by renowned conductor Paul Ferington. Encore raises funds for student scholarships. Reservations for Encore are requested by Monday, November 25, 2013. 


The event begins with a prelude reception at 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Stuart Steiner Theatre. Conductor’s Circle and Golden Baton Society patrons will have a chance to meet renowned Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Paul Ferington.


At 6 p.m., guests will move into the William W. Stuart Forum for a Star Lit Dinner Reception. After dinner, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra takes the Stuart Steiner Theatre stage for a holiday pops concert beginning at 7:45 p.m. The delightful evening concludes with an exquisite dessert nightcap at 9:30 p.m. to be held this year in the Wolcott J. Humphrey III Student Union. “We want the community to see one of the newest additions here at the College that has been made possible by their continued support of the GCC Foundation,” said Linda Daviau, who with her husband Brian is chairing this year’s event.


Proceeds from Encore support the GCC Foundation Scholarship Fund. Five Star Bank has again generously signed on to be the event’s Benefactor Sponsor. Sponsorship support is available at the following levels:  

  • Conductor’s Circle - $1,000 entitles donor to six tickets for the event, including a prelude reception at 5:00 p.m. with BPO Conductor Paul Ferington
  • Golden Baton Society - $600 and four tickets, including prelude reception
  • Inner Circle - $300 and two tickets
  • Patron - $100 per ticket


Reservations for Encore: A Star Lit Celebration are requested by November 25, 2013. Questions can be directed to the GCC Foundation at (585) 345-6809 or via email foundation@genesee.edu.


For more information contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email: dsutherland@genesee.edu.



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Editor’s Note:

A photograph of Encore chairpersons Linda and Brian Daviau is available here: