Philanthropy calendar

Posted 1/18/13

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 Endometriosis Foundation of Rhode Island will host Charmed by Charity, an event to raise awareness of endometriosis and funds, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Alex and Ani, 2000 Chapel View Blvd., Cranston. During the event, 15 percent of all sales will be donated to the foundation. Light food and punch will be served. For more information or to RSVP, contact Jennifer Zanni at or visit


Child & Family Foster Care will host an open house for prospective foster parents from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24. The meeting will be held at 1268 Eddy St., Providence. Attendees will meet the organization’s staff, ask questions, hear about support offered and learn how to become foster parents. During the open house a light supper will be served and child care will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, contact Natasha Babul at (401) 780-2251, (401) 207-5563 or, or visit


Singer and songwriter Cheryl Wheeler will host a concert to benefit Everett: Company, Stage, and School at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at The Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. Wheeler’s songs have been covered by artists such as Peter, Paul and Mary, Kenny Loggins, Garth Brooks and Bette Midler. Guitarist Bertrand Laurence will be the opening act. Tickets: $35. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (401) 831-9479 or visit


The Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence at The Rhode Island Foundation will offer a workshop on successfully engaging the media from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7 at The Rhode Island Foundation, 1 Union Station, Providence. Deb Ruggiero, a communications consultant at DH Communications Group, will present on the dos and don’ts of sharing an organizations story with the media in addition to framing, staying on message and preparing for interviews. This workshop is designed for nonprofit executives and senior staff. Cost: $15. For more information or to register, call Joanna Read Cotter at (401) 427-4054 or visit


The Junior League of Rhode Island Inc. will host a Winter Sparkle culinary event from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum, 199 Hope St., Providence. The event includes food and drinks provided by local restaurants, caterers and spirits connoisseurs, including Matunuck Oyster Bar, Wildwood Catering, Preston Layne Wine, Sons of Liberty Distillery and Nantucket’s Triple Eight Distillery and more. A cash bar will also be available. Tickets include music, food and beverage tastings. Those who purchase VIP tickets will be admitted at 6 p.m. for a preview reception with champagne. Cost: $49 general admission, $75 VIP champagne reception. Complimentary parking will be available at The Wheeler School, 216 Hope St., Providence. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (401) 331-9302 or visit the

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