A Night
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Friday, September 7, 2018

7:00PM - 10:00PM

About Us


The original school building was built in 1922 under the leadership of the Reverend Walter McCarthy, the first pastor.  In 1963 the present school building reopened after a devastating fire. 

St. Ambrose School was open until June 2005.  At the same time, St. John the Evangelist School closed and then  St. James School was closed in 1990.  

The school year of 2005-2006, a new school  was created. St. John Neumann School is housed in the former St. Ambrose School on Empire Blvd. 

Under the leadership of Father Robert Schrader, our school council and parish have decided to renew our past and move forward to the future. With the help of the Diocese of Rochester and the blessing of the Most Reverend, Bishop Matano, our school will open its doors as St. Ambrose Academy for the 2018-2019 school year.

Why a gala?

St. Ambrose is truly is a service to the community. Nearly 80% of our students are residents of the city of Rochester who are seeking a faith based education for their child where they can feel safe and truly feel like a family.  Many of our current families struggle financially to keep their children enrolled in our school. 

There are many who would love to send their child to St. Ambrose Academy but just can't make it happen. We would love to give more famillies the opportunity to experience the gift of a Catholic education, therefore we are going to build a solid Scholarship fund to help more families. 

The purpose of this gala is to raise at least $50,000 so we can minimize the financial struggle and caregivers can truly give their children the top notch education they deserve.


Friday, September 7, 2018

7:00PM - 10:00PM


The Evening's Program

We are planning an elegant, fabulous night with music, delicious food, and many exciting items to bid on! 

The event is on Friday, September 7, 2018, in Dailey Hall at St. Ambrose Academy School. 

This is not just a fundraiser but a friendraiser that gathers our community together for the benefit of our students. 

Hors d'oeuvres


Silent auction


Support Opportunities

  • Purchase Tickets
  • Become a Sponsor
  • Donate an Auction Item
  • Make a Monetary Donation

Click on the "FIND OUT MORE" button for donation options. 

Thank you to our contribututors!

NY Jets                                                    Hilton Garden Inn

Buffalo Bills                                             Memorial Art Gallery

Rochester Amerks                                  Buckinham Properties

Scott Miller                                              Horizon Fun FX

Blue Ground                                            Geva Theatre

The Gem Lab                                          NY Giants

Aveda                                                      RPO

Holy Sepulchre Cementary                   Jines

Thirty One                                              Atlantic Restaurant

Lombardi's                                             Applebee's

LulaRoe                                                  I-Square

Get Caked                                              Whispering Pines Mini Golf

Alex & Ani                                               Sonnenberg Gardens

Flaherty's                                               AMC Movie Theater

Fleet Feet                                               The Woodcliff

BJ's                                                         Proietti's

Bill Gray's Regional Ice Plex                  Rochester Knighthawks     

McQuaid Jesuit                                      Rock Ventures

TGI Fridays

Contact Us

By Email

St. Ambrose Academy Gala

31 Empire Boulevard, Rochester, New York 14609, United States