EPI Fundraising Events

Each year, EPI hosts a variety of unique, engaging fundraising events to benefit different areas of the agency.  If dressing up is your thing, pull out your black-tie attire for the annual Chocolate Ball.  If you prefer a more casual affair, join us for a night celebrating local musicians during Summer and Winter Nights.  Proceeds from all events support EPI and its programs and services upon thousands of children and adults in Upstate New York depend.

Chocolate Ball

What a stellar night! Thank you to our guests, sponsors, incredible chefs, and volunteers who made this event truly out of this world.! Save the date for next year’s Chocolate Ball: March 8, 2025!

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Summer Nights

Enjoy a great night of music featuring local artists. Save the date for Rochester’s Summer Night on June 13, 2024, at Three Heads Brewing. And NEW! Summer Night in Syracuse on June 15 at Riseform Brewing Co.!

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Seize the Day: Amer’s Epilepsy Trail Run

Lace up your sneakers and hit the trails for a challenging 5K or 10K. Mark your 2024 calendar: Sunday, July 21st, at Mendon Ponds Park.

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One in 26 Challenge

Participants have 26 days to walk, run, bike or otherwise complete 26 miles.  We hold two kick-off events, one in Rochester and one in Syracuse at local family farms.

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Sponsorship is a great way to become involved with EPI events.  From Presenting Sponsorships to In-Kind Donations, we offer a variety of levels to accommodate all budgets.

Visit the individual event pages accessed above or click here to download information about Sponsorship for 2024 EPI Events.

Questions?  Please contact Jill Johnson at jejohnson@epiny.org or (310) 995-6810.

Circle of Empowerment

The Circle of Empowerment an annual giving society that recognizes our most loyal donors.  Members agree to a minimum commitment of $1,000 each year for three consecutive years.  Many of the event sponsorship levels surpass the annual financial commitment.  If you are considering sponsorship, we recommend thinking about making a three-year commitment that will solidify your Circle of Empowerment membership and provide EPI with more financial certainty for year-over-year planning.  Visit the Circle of Empowerment page or contact Jill Johnson at jejohnson@epiny.org or (310) 995-6810 for additional information.

Volunteering at EPI Events

Outstanding volunteers are the keys to hosting a successful event!  Over the years, we have been fortunate to build a great volunteer network and we welcome any newcomers who would like to lend a hand.  Visit the Volunteer Page or contact the Development Office at (585) 442-6420 for more information.

Promoting EPI Events

We are always looking for more opportunities to be visible in the community.  When more people know about us, we stand a better chance of connecting with individuals and families who need our services.  For each event, we offer a page of resources (flyers, email language, ticket links, social media assets) that you can share with your friends, families, and colleagues.  Visit each event page to access these tools and spread the word about your favorite EPI event!

Third Party Events

Do you have an idea for an event that could raise money for EPI?  We are available to help by offering tools like online registration/ticketing, email blasts, printed and digital collateral, and social media support.  Please contact the Development Office at (585) 442-6420 for more information.

EPI Event Calendar

In addition to fundraising events, EPI hosts several education and networking in-person and online events.  Visit the Events Calendar to peruse options and select the class, group or program that is right for you.