Philanthropy calendar

Posted 8/24/12

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to at least four weeks in advance of the event.


The Junior League of Rhode Island will host “Par for a Cause,” a charity golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Triggs Memorial Golf Course, 1533 Chalkstone Ave., Providence. The scramble-format tournament begins with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. The day also includes a Texas-style barbecue, a putting contest and awards for winning teams. Registration: $125 per person, $500 per foursome. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (401) 331-9302 or visit


The Audubon Society of Rhode Island invites volunteers to participate in area beach cleanups from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 15. Part of the International Coastal Cleanup, workers will bring work gloves and trash bags to collect trash and document their findings. Data collected is published in an annual report. For more information, or to find and register for a nearby beach cleanup, contact July Lewis at (401) 949-5454, ext. 3044 or, or visit


Foster Parrots, a parrot rescue organization, will host its fifth annual fall fundraising gala at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16 at the New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary in Hope Valley at 87 Woodville Alton Road, Hopkinton. The outdoor, tented event will feature a champagne welcome reception with an open wine and beer bar, a vegetarian buffet and sanctuary tours. There will be performances by the Adam Ezra Group and Jennifer Matthews. Guests may also take part in a silent auction and raffle. Tickets: $65, must be purchased in advance. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (781) 878-3733 or (508) 577-0180 or visit


The Providence Rotary Club will sponsor the second annual Providence Rotary Paint Off from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the Providence Art Club, 11 Thomas St., Providence. Attendees will bid on paintings created by artists within two hours during the same day. The event includes food, a cash bar and admission to the auction. Proceeds will benefit children and the arts in Providence. Tickets: $35 in advance, $45 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (401) 885-0375. Checks made out to Providence Rotary Charities Foundation can be mailed to The Rotary Club of Providence, 27 Dryden Lane, Providence, R.I. 02904-2792.


The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council will hold its 27th annual dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27 at Twin River Entertainment Center, 100 Twin River Road, Lincoln. The evening includes a reception and silent auction, followed by dinner and an awards presentation. Tickets: $55 per person, $500 for a table of 10. Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, Sept. 20. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (401) 724-2200 or visit

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