Winter Gala

Oh, what fun! Thank you to all who made the inaugural Winter Gala a success! 

The College at Brockport shined during its 2016 Winter Gala, and we offer our sincerest appreciation for your commitment to the event’s success through your dedication and support. Thanks to the generosity of the nearly 400 members of the Brockport family who attended, the total revenue from the Gala topped $145,000, including $45,300 for the Extraordinary Academic Scholarship Program in aid of 36 scholarships. These hundreds of gifts will serve to perpetuate the College’s long-standing tradition of providing a high-quality, affordable education to high-achieving students in need.

Check out a photo gallery from the event (the password to download photos is "brockport") and the below video that debuted that night, made with help from our friends at Dixon Schwabl. Hear from alumni, friends, and students about what makes Brockport special.

Sponsored in part by:




Saturday, December 10
Hyatt Regency Rochester
125 E. Main St
Rochester, NY 14604
6 pm - Cocktails
7 pm - Dinner & Program

Black Tie Optional

Keynote address by:


Actor and Brockport alumnus William “Bill” Fichtner ’78 presented the keynote address. Bill has more than 75 movie and television credits to his name, and is perhaps most known for his roles in The Lone Ranger, The Dark Knight, Black Hawk Down, Armageddon, Contact, and The Perfect Storm. He recently appeared in Independence Day: Resurgence and the television series, Mom. Bill narrated the ESPN 30 for 30 film, The Four Falls of Buffalo, which chronicled the four consecutive trips his beloved Buffalo Bills made to the Super Bowl in the early 1990s.

Special presenters:

Megan Carter ’06 & Corey James ’06 (98 PXY)
Glenn Johnson ’85 (13 WHAM)
Dave Kane ’79 (WCMF)
Stacey Pensgen ’07 (WROC)
Sandy Waters ’98 (98.9 The Buzz)

For information, contact Kim Ehret, Gala Chair & Assistant Director of Donor Relations, at (585) 395-5124 or