Geva Theatre. HSE is an annual sponsor of a Geva production.  Over the past few years our sponsored productions included: The Music Man, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, and Company.

Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester. HSE was a Platinum Sponsor of the Jewish Foundation’s 2011 Annual Campaign. Monies raised in the campaign are used to develop resources and services to support the local Jewish community, and help to strengthen Jewish communal life.

Strings for Success is a program of The Center for Youth that gives all students in grades 3-8 at Rochester City School District School 19 the opportunity to learn to play violin and participate in educational activities.  Over 100 children participate in the program. The children develop a love of learning, a sense of accomplishment and positive goals for the future. HSE was a sponsor of the Strings for Success a fundraising concert on Tuesday May 26, 2015.   Area musicians who support the program (including RPO Concertmaster Juliana Athayde) performed, and a silent auction including unique items and jewelry from local artists, was held to benefit the program.  

Day of Caring, United Way of Greater Rochester. On Thursday, May 12, 2017, 19 HSE volunteers went into the Rochester community to participate in the 2015 United Way's Annual Day of Caring. Our volunteers performed many indoor and outdoor projects for four non‐profit organizations: Bivona Child Advocacy Center, Foodlink, PathStone, and St. Ann's. This year’s projects included grounds keeping, repairing flowerbeds, indoor cleaning, sorting and checking donated food, and serving ice cream to seniors.

Empire State Pride Agenda. The Empire State Pride Agenda is New York's preeminent statewide LGBT civil rights and advocacy group. HSE has been a silver sponsor of the Empire State Pride Agenda Spring Dinner, a celebration of our area’s commitment to winning the fight for equality and justice for LGBT New Yorkers and their families, since 2008. HSE is pleased to support our employees on the organizing committee for this year’s Spring Dinner, held on May 16, 2015 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Additionally, HSE hosts the Board of Directors Spring Board Meeting. 

Supporting Diversity Programs

HSE has long supported local and national diversity programs, and we are committed to carrying this tradition forward. Representatives from the firm participate in conferences and workshops sponsored by many of these organizations. During the last several years, they have included:

  • Buffalo Urban League Membership and Annual Awards Dinner
  • National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York
  • The CLEO (Council on Legal Education Opportunity) Career Fair
  • The Federal Bar Association Indian Law Conference
  • The Minority Bar Association of Western New York Annual Scholarship Dinner
  • The Minority Corporate Counsel Association Annual Conference
  • The National Bar Association
  • The Rochester Black Bar Association
  • The Rochester Black Business Association
  • Seneca Nation Athletic Dinner (Hall of Fame)
  • Western New York Black MBA Association Annual Meeting
  • Workforce Diversity Network membership and participation