The Rochester Education Foundation honored those who have made a difference in the lives of city school children.
City officials, community leaders and REF members recognized the efforts of community partners Wednesday night.
"These partners do things like they offer summer jobs for kids, they might offer mentoring support for kids. They really do all kinds of things. We really believe that this community support, we know it can make huge difference in the lives of children," said Pat Braus, Rochester Education Foundation executive director.
Those honored included Laura Delehanty, a teacher at East High School and John Fetter, an Eastman School of Music professor who works with kids at School 17.
East High alumnus and Super Bowl champion Roland Williams was the keynote speaker.
The Rochester Education Foundation works to find resources for students, helps with grant programs, and supports literacy activities.