Philanthropy calendar

Posted 9/28/12

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 Providence Plan will host a 20th anniversary celebration on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Roger Williams Park Casino, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. The celebration honors the people and programs that have helped the organization succeed during the last 20 years. Community awards and program awards will be presented. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be serviced. Tickets: $50. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (401) 445-8800 or visit


The Rhode Island Chapter of the National MS Society will host a jet pull from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at T.F. Green Airport, 2000 Post Road, Warwick. Teams of 25 will pull a FedEx 757 aircraft across the tarmac in one of five two-hour waves. Those who would like to participate but do not think they can create a team of 25 may register as individuals and be placed on a team. Registration: $50, plus additional $50 fundraising minimum per participant. Spectator admission: $10 adults, $5 children 12 and younger. Children younger than 3 years will be admitted for free. Spectator tickets include access to all activities and post-pull barbecue. Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 14. For more information or to register and begin fundraising, call (401) 738-8383 or email


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State will host its annual fundraiser, The Big Toast, from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Johnson & Wales University Culinary Arts Museum, 315 Harborside Blvd., Providence. Those attending will can taste up to 50 microbrews, wines and spirits. Celebrity chefs will demonstrate cooking techniques and offer guests samples. Other snacks from area restaurants will be served. Raffle tickets for a seven-night cruise for two will be available for purchase during the event for $50 each. Fundraiser tickets: $50. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (401) 921-2434 or visit


The James L. Maher Center will host its annual cocktail celebration from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel, 1 Goat Island, Newport. The evening includes food, drinks, live and silent auctions, raffles and entertainment by Paul DelNero and his jazz quartet. R.I. Sen. M. Teresa Paiva-Weed will be honored for her service to the center during the event. Tickets: $60. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Sheryl at (401) 846-4600 or, or visit


The sixth annual Ruth’s Chris Fundraiser to benefit WaterFire will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the restaurant, 10 Memorial Blvd., Providence. Guests can watch as the basins are lit shortly after sunset while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, a carving station, wine, beer and a special WaterFire cocktail. The event also features a live auction and guest appearances by WaterFire characters. Complimentary gondola rides will be available during the lighting. All proceeds will benefit WaterFire. Tickets: $150. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (401) 273-1155, ext 140 or visit

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