Welcome to Elevate Rochester

Welcome to Elevate Rochester, celebrating ethical cultures. We work with companies and nonprofit organizations to promote ethical business practices by instituting The ETHIE Award, an award that honors organizations who have demonstrated strong ethical cultures. HISTORY OF CORPORATE ETHICS IN ROCHESTER, NY

The Rochester Business Ethics Award program started in 2003 to promote in 2019, through an extensive branding and strategic planning initiative, the new name of elevate Rochester was adopted. Corporate ethics and was modeled after the American Business Ethics Award, sponsored by the Society of Financial Service Professionals. The Rochester chapter of the Society and St. John Fisher College were the original founding institutional partners of the program. In 2005, the Rochester Business Alliance (now the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce) joined as an institutional partner. Based on the immediate success of the annual ETHIE award program celebrating corporate ethics and the related educational and scholarship activities, the Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation (RABEF) was established in 2007 and designated as a 501(c)(3) organization. In 2019, through an extensive branding and strategic planning initiative, the new name of Elevate Rochester was adopted by the board of trustees.

The purpose of Elevate Rochester is to promote, celebrate, and support the creation of ethical cultures throughout the Rochester area business and non- profit community. Elevate Rochester has grown to fulfill this purpose through:

  • The annual ETHIE award, recognizing ethical business practices
    in the Rochester area.
  • The annual Elevate Rochester Scholarships, recognizing students
    who exhibit high ethical standards as future business leaders.
  • Year-round community conversation on corporate ethics in our
    article and reference resources, as well as our educational