List of Supporters

You make this possible.

Our supporters are extraordinary people and organizations with a passion for shaping the future of a New Rochester.

This list is updated periodically and shows supporters from 2014 – 2016. If your name or organization has been omitted or incorrectly identified, please accept our apologies and let us know so that we can correct the situation. Thank you.

Founders Circle

Founders Circle Members donate at levels of $1,000-$2,500 and are integral to the foundational support for Greentopia. Please contact Michael Philipson, 585-287-5560, Ext. 701, to discuss becoming a Founders Circle Member today. Or, visit our membership page for secure online donation.

Lisa & Jack Baron
Fred & Judy Beltz
Erick & Nancy Bond
Russell & Robin Bullock
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Calcagno
Howard Decker & Amy Hecker
James Farr

Andy & Jacquie Germanow
Suzanne Gouvernet
Henry & Nancy Hamlin
Warren Hern & Katharine Bello
Nicholas & Kathryn Jospé
Gerald & Karen Kral
Peter & Kathy Landers
Stephen Lurie & Kathleen Holt

Ray Manard
Sharon Napier
Nannette Nocon
Tom Riley & Barbara Kelley
Matthew Ruffing
Harold & Judy Samloff
Greg Skalny
Christine Whitman
Eric I. Zeller

Corporate and Organizations

Our corporate partners benefit from association with Greentopia. Corporations may sponsor in a variety of ways from event sponsorship, donor wall recognition, and in-kind donations. Please contact Michael Philipson, 585-287-5560, Ext. 701, to discuss corporate sponsorship opportunities or visit our special corporate page now.

Advantage Federal Credit Union

Ahrens Agency

Allyn’s Creek Garden Club

Alstom Signaling Foundation

Ashbury First United Methodist Church

Badfish Consulting, LLC

Bank of America Foundation


Bond Financial

Bond, Schoenick & King, PLLC

Brighton Securities

Canandaigua National Bank

Charles Settlement House

Coca-Cola of Rochester

Complemar Partners

Crystal Pix

EV Charge Solutions
Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway
First Unitarian Church, Social Justice Ministry
Genesee Brewery
Goldman Sachs Gives Annual Giving Fund
G-S Plastic Optics
High Falls Business Improvement District
High Falls Development Corporation
Hunt Engineers, Architects, & Land Surveyors, P.C.
Johnson Controls
Junior League Garden Club
Knauf Shaw LLP
Le Chase Construction
LVW Advisors
Merrill Lynch
Monroe Community College
M & T Bank Charitable Foundation

Nocon & Associates

Norbut Renovations

North American Brewing Company


O’Connell Electric Company

Partners + Napier

Paychex Community Foundation

Pioneer Millworks

POST Magazine

Pullano & Farrow

Roberts Communications

Rochester Garden Club

Rochester Gas & Electric

Sardone Robinson & Associates


St. John Fisher College

Summit Federal Credit Union

Sustainable Energy Development

SWBR Architects


T.Y. Lin International

Tel-Tru Manufacturing Company

Thomson Reuters

Tipping Point Media

Town of Ontario Garden Club

Vegetal I.D.

Webster Properties


Woodside Garden Club

Workforce Development Institute


Government partners are important to the work of Greentopia. Much of our capital work for GardenAerial is achieved on public right-of-way property, mostly owned by the City of Rochester. And some of our programmatic work (especially High Falls EcoDistrict) rely on essential government support.

We work with many governmental agencies to leverage corporate and individual support for all our projects. We would not be able to achieve many of the initiatives of Greentopia without this critical support from our government partners. Please contact Michael Philipson, 585-287-5560, Ext. 701, to discuss ongoing government support opportunities.

Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester
Lovely Warren, Mayor, City of Rochester
Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council
Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks
New York State Council on the Arts
New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation
Rochester City Council
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Andrew Cuomo, Governor, State of New York


Foundations are critical partners for organizations like Greentopia. They often provide the needed catalyst funding, especially for new programs or initiatives. The power of Foundation funding is in the leverage possibilities and community support they offer to Greentopia. Here’s a list of current and past Foundations who have supported various programs and projects of Greentopia. Please contact Michael Philipson 585-287-5560, Ext. 701, to discuss additional foundation support opportunities.

Anderson-Rogers Foundation


August Family Foundation

Captain Planet Foundation

Community Foundation of Greater Rochester

Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation

Developmental Disabilities Giving Circle at RACF

Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation

Gannett Foundation

Gilbert Spirit Fund, First Unitarian Church of Rochester

Golisano Foundation

Gouvernet Arts Fund at the RACF

Henry E. and Emily L. Gillette Fund, RACF

George J. and Maude A. Peterson Memorial Fund

Iberdrola USA Foundation / Avangrid

Metabolic Studio

Polisseni Foundation

Joseph Rippey Charitable Trust

Rose Family Foundation

Samloff Family Fund

Joseph and Irene Skalny Charitable Trust

John F. Wegman Fund at the RACF

Fred & Floy Willmott Foundation

Marie C. and Joseph C. Wilson Foundation

Windfall Foundation

Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation


Individual giving is the lifeblood of any community-based non-profit. We are fortunate to have this kind of support and want to thank all our individual donors for their belief in the vision and for taking part in reshaping Rochester. Individual support takes the forms of memberships, annual giving, and other vehicles that all serve to support Greentopia.

Here’s a list of all current and past Individual donors who have supported various programs and projects of Greentopia. Please contact Michael Philipson, 585-287-5560, Ext. 701 to discuss additional individual support opportunities.

Jane Adams
Gilbert Aleman
Eileen & Jim Anderson
Vee & George Motley Angle
Michelle Ashby
Priscilla Auchincloss
John August
Lisa & Jack Baron
Hannah Barry
Dave Beinetti
Joel Bettinger
Tara Boggio
Megan Borruso
Eric Bracken
Johanna Brennan
Laurie & Al Broccolo
Graham Brown
Douglas Buckley
Fina Burino
Patrick C. Burke
Craig & Leslie Carlson
Jim Chapman
Rob & Dana Clark
Kevin Cleland
Ellen Clifford
Molly Clifford
Nancy Bloom & Alan Cohen
Chris Craft
Liz Craig
Geoffrey Cusano
Jeff Czajka
Kathryn D’Amanda
Corinne Dagen
Emily Davis
Ned Davis & Dr. Anne Kress
Howard Decker & Amy Hecker
Rachel DeGuzman
Mallory Diamond
Gary Domenico
Mike Donoghue
Charles & Joyce Dostman
Maureen Duggan & James McIntosh
Ann Dozier
Vinnie Esposito
Jim Farr
Sam & Linda Fedele
Robin Flanigan
Dave & Patty Flowers
Dillion Foley
Mary Ford
Julie Forward
Gloria Foster
William Foster
Hon. Sandra Frankel
Betsy Friedman
Maria Furgiuele
Karen Gallina
Catharine Gardner
Jack & Bonnie Garner
Laura Garrison
Esther Germanow
Danelle Giannini
Bruce Gianniny
Leslie Giering
Jason Gillette
Joanna Grosodonia
Jeff Guldenschuh

Joel Elliot
Seth Eshelman
Kelly Foss & Zach Slade
Catharine Gardner
Laura Garrison
John & Leslie Giering
Jason Gillette
Patricia Giordano
Ruth Goldberg
David & Sandra Goldman
Mary Goldman
John & Rosalyn Goldman
John Green
Benita Greenfield
Pat Gottry Tobin
Joanna Grosodonia
Carole Haas
Nancy & Henry Hamlin
James & Kathryn Hammond
Linda Hanna
Emil Hansen
Craig & Janice Hanson
Mark Hasman
Andrew Heiligman
Wendi Heinzelman
Andrea Hryhorenko
Dan & Barbara Hoffman
Jim Hoffman
Amy Hughes
Debra Hughes
Katrina Hurzy
Kristen Jenks
Sara Jenks
Laura Jonasse
Mike & Diane Jones
James & Marilyn Jordan
Robert Keck
John Keiser
Rebecca Kelly
Dennis Kennelly
Samuel Kent
Walter Ketcham
Shirley King
Nancy Kleintop
Jordan Kowalcyk
Gerald & Karen Kral
Ava Labuzetta
Amy Lagambino
Brett Langdon
Rahul Laroia
Amanda LeDonne
Jennifer Lee
Nancy Lee
Nelson B. Leenhouts
Edward & Johnnie Lehman
Jennifer Leonard
Rusty Likly
Sharon Lilla
John & Barbara Lovenheim
Diane Macchiavelli
Ginny Maier
Linda Malboeuf
Raymond Manard
Linda Mapstone
Barbara Marianetti
Dominic Masiello
Rick & Kate Massie
Nancy McAfee
Ann McAllister-Thomas
Tom & Maranne McDade Clay
Joseph McKeon
Patricia McKinny
Kathleen McManus
Andrew & Laura Meloni
Mark Minunni
Stuart Mitchell
Richard & Helen Moore
Clara Mulligan
Robin Muto
Tom Myers

Michael Nazar
Kurtis Niemczyk
Eugene & Ann Northrop
Brendhan O’Brien
Samantha O’Neill
Suzanne A. Olson
Vivian Palladoro
John Palomaki
George Parker
Dan Pearl
Richard Perrin
The Phelan Family
Carol Pilati
Suzanne & Marty Piotrowski
Rebeccah Pope
Kristin Power
Nick & Ashley Prescutti
Randy Raetz
Carolyn Ragan
Rola Rashid & Christopher Amman
Husayn & Susan Rashid
Tom & Betty Richards
Tom Robinson
Scott & Merideth Rochwarg
Pamela Rogers
Emily Romano
Raymond Ross & Theresa Conroy
Kathleen Russell
Sandra Rothenberg & David C. Ryder
Mitch and Michelle Rowe
Maxine Roy
Jay Sackett
James C. Scanzaroli
Joan Schumaker
Jane M. Schuster
Nancy Sears
Linda Eve Seth
Kevin Shaw
Gregory Skalny
ShreeRam Shrivastava
Elizabeth Sieber
Jessica Silva
Norm Silverstein
Adam Smith
Meredith Smith
Mary Staropoli
Carolyn Stiles
Chris Streeter
Brianna Stephenson
Judith Sternberg
Lewis & Thomas Stess Johnston
Ann H. Stevens & William J. Shattuck
Gayle Stiles
Jesse Sutterlin
Margaret & Charles Symington
Robert Sykes
Pam Stiles & Paul Tankel
Kathryn Thomas
Mollie Traub
Scott Turner & Mary Warboys-Turner
George Van Arsdale
Scott Wagner
Sheila Wagoner
Stephen & Jody Waite
Tracy Walker
Don & Deb Waltzer
Amber Webb
Myles Webster
Rachel Rosen & Ron Wexler
Jim Wood
Janet Wyland
Ann G.T. Young
Craig & Kimberly Yunker
Eric Zeller
Joyce A. Zimowski

Honorary and Memorial Gifts

Honorary and Memorial gifts are a special way to recognize individuals, groups of families through giving to Greentopia. One very special way of doing this is through our FlourGarden Donor Recognition Wall program, where you can honor, celebrate or memorialize loved ones through this special permanent, physical recognition at the FlourGarden. Please contact MIchael Philipson, 585-287-5560, Ext. 701 to discuss additional honorary, memorial or celebratory gift opportunities.

In honor of Nellie Gardner by Victoria & William Cherry
Walter Colley & Kim Salley in memory of Carol Marie Colley
James Farr in memory of Joan E. Farr
Eileen and Jim Anderson in Memory of Sue Ellen (Houck) Johnston
Patricia Bartholowmew, Bluebelles & Beaus in Memory of Christian Lester

In-Kind Support

In-Kind support enables Greentopia to offset various program or capital costs through the donation of goods and/or services. This kind of support actually helps us lower the cost of creating capital improvements or for the supplies we need for our Green Visions program, lowering the hard costs of these improvements and programs. We are grateful to have been helped in this way by so many of our local companies and individuals who have found a way to support Greentopia that works for them.

Please contact Michael Philipson, 585-287-5560, Ext. 701 to discuss in-kind support opportunities.

Agricultural Consulting Services
American Harvest Vodka
Badfish Consulting, LLC
Blackbird & Son Production Service
Batavia Turf
Bernardi & Company
Brocollo Tree & Landscape
Century Liquor
Charles Settlement House
Chef’s Catering
Child Care Council
City Blue Imaging
City of Rochester
Christopher Brandt
Crystal Pix
Coca-Cola Company
Constellation Brands
Cornell Jewelers
The Cub Room
Dr. Frank’s Winery

Eastman School of Music

Eat Me Ice Cream

Epic 10


Finas Cafe

Finger Lakes Bio-Char

Flower Fields

Genesee Beer

Garden Factory

Habitat for Humanity

Hanlon Architects

Harris Seeds

Hedonist Artisan Chocolate

Heron Hill Vineyards

Honest Tea


Iron Smoke Whiskey

Joe Bean


Larsen Engineers

LeChase Construction

Lento Restaurant

Leonard Oakes Estate Winery

Lovely Warren, Mayor, City of Rochester

Lucas Greenhouses

Maranne McDade Clay

Marci Muller

Morse Lumber

North American Breweries

Oriental Garden Supply

Paradigm Environmental Services
POST Magazine
Pudgy Girl Bakery
Pullano & Farrow
R-Community Bikes
Restaurant 2-Vine
Rochester Cycling Alliance
Rochester Housing Authority
Rochester Oratorio Society
Sapori Cafe & Catering
Sierra Club
SMART Car of Buffalo
Stella Artois
Strathallan Hotel
Summit Tree & Landscape
Ted Collins Tree & Landscape
The Housing Council at Pathstone
The Sherwin-Williams Company
T.Y. Lin International
UP Hedrick, Inc.
Upstate Gardeners’ Journal
Vive Bistro & Bakery
Wm. B. Morse Lumber Company
Woods, Oviatt, Gellman
Worm Power
YMCA of Greater Rochester

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