38th Annual Chocolate Ball
Saturday, April 27, 2024
5:30 pm: Cocktail Reception, Cake Tasting & Silent Auction
7:00 pm: Seated Dinner, Program, Cake Awards & Auction
Location: Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY
Parking: Self-parking and valet options available at the South Avenue Garage.
Attire: Black-tie optional
Theme: Galaxy Gala
Prepare to embark on a celestial journey like no other as we invite you to join us for an unforgettable evening at our 38th Annual Chocolate Ball. This stellar event promises an enchanting blend of cosmic wonder and gastronomic delight that will leave you starry-eyed and craving more!
For questions or to support the event in another way, please contact Jill Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Chocolate Ball
Our annual black-tie gala, the Chocolate Ball, showcases the exquisite talents of local pastry chefs. Join us for an evening of decadent chocolate cake, sparkling champagne, craft cocktails and a celebration of hometown culinary artistry.
The event supports EPI and its epilepsy program and services, including support groups, epilepsy education, youth conferences, and Camp EAGR, the only week-long, overnight camp for children with epilepsy. EPI serves thousands of children and adults affected by epilepsy and seizure disorders in Upstate New York.
A Cosmic Cake Competition
Participants in the Chocolate Ball Cake Competition are challenged to create a scrumptious cake inspired by this year’s galactic theme. Our starry-eyed guests will spend the first part of the evening sampling each cake and voting for their favorite! These out-of-this-world cakes are then auctioned off and the proceeds support our epilepsy programs. Click below for the competition rules, photos of cakes from previous, information about the 2024 theme, participating chefs and judges.
A Stellar Silent Auction
Unique experiences and some great products from local and regional vendors! Visit the silent auction page to lean more or to donate to the silent auction.
There are lots of volunteer and promotional opportunities to support the event.
We have many volunteer opportunities, prior to the event and on the night of the event.
For more information, please contact Jill Johnson, at email@example.com or (310) 995-6810.
Media & Photos
Support Camp EAGR
The cash call during the evening specifically raises money for Camp EAGR, New York State’s only week-long, overnight camp for children with epilepsy and their siblings.
Past Chocolate Balls’ Gallery
Watch last year’s news coverage and come back for our news updates.
Pastry event helps raise funds for epilepsy programs
WHEC News 10, April 30, 2023
Chocolate Ball Event Raises Money for Children with Epilepsy.
13 WHAM, April 29, 2023
37th Annual Chocolate Ball Fundraiser Raises Money for Epilepsy
WROC 8, April 29, 2023
Interview with Marc Palmieri
WXXI, April 17, 2023