Sip, Savor, and Shop for the Rochester Community Schools Foundation

Each year the event grows with new and unique vendors attracting more attendees to stroll through and shop while sipping their favorite beverage and enjoying delicious appetizers from local restaurants.

The seventh annual Sip, Savor and Shop fundraiser will be hosted on Wednesday, November 14, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the Forestre Banquet Center, 1919 Star Batt Drive, Rochester Hills. Adults, 21 and over, are invited to the all-inclusive evening.

Photo of a previous event showing lots of people networking around vendor tables

RCS Foundation Sip, Savor, Shop

Since its inception, event organizers, Suzanne Tedesco and Jennifer Donovan, always had a passion to give back to Rochester Community Schools. “We have grown our raffle and silent auction prizes to value more than $20,000 with thanks to our many generous donors. Our fabulous prizes include event tickets, restaurant gift certificates, salon and spa treatments, sports memorabilia, jewelry, gift baskets, fitness packages, vacation stays and much, much more,” said Donovan.

“With more than 35 select vendors, the event is a great opportunity to get a head start on holiday shopping while having a fun evening out with friends,” said Tedesco.

The first 100 attendees will receive gift bags. Admission is $25 per person or 5 for $100, if purchased by October 31. Prices will increase November 1 to $30 per person through November 8, after which and until November 13, admission will be $35 per person. Due to an overwhelming response from the community, no admissions will be sold at the door. Admission includes assorted beverages, appetizers, an opportunity to shop unique vendors, and the chance to win amazing silent auction and raffle prizes (raffle tickets sold at the event).

“We are pleased to be able to partner with such a great group of small and independent business owners to enhance the Foundation’s mission,” said RCS Foundation Director Lori Grein. “We look forward to another successful event filled with lots of fun.”

“The proceeds donated in prior years have supported grant requests allowing our teachers and staff to enhance the teaching and learning environment for our students,” said RCS Foundation Coordinator Joann Beydoun. “The RCS Foundation truly appreciates Suzanne and Jennifer’s passion and commitment to organize this event and support the students and staff throughout the district.”

To be added to the guest list, credit card payments can be made by using the following links:

Individual Attendee ($25 until Oct. 31, $30 Nov. 1 – 8, $35 until Nov. 13).

Group Discount $100/5 Attendees until October 31, 2018 or call 248-726-3140 to pay with a credit card.

For additional information or to learn about opportunities to donate silent auction prizes, raffles prizes, and/or food, please contact Suzanne at or Jennifer at

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