Philanthropy calendar

Posted 4/12/13

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.


Festival Ballet Providence will hold a fundraising gala, Urban Beauty, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, at Aspire at Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. The event includes complimentary valet parking, an open wine bar, hors d’oeuvres, live jazz music and live and silent auctions. Gene Valicenti will serve as emcee. Tickets: $100 individuals, $175 patrons. Sponsorships of $1,200 are also available and include admission for up to eight people, a bottle of champagne, a bottle of wine and acknowledgement in the event program. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Shana Santow at (401) 432-6064 or visit


Big Brothers Big Sister of the Ocean State will hold its annual gala, The Big Night Out: Bollywood, from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, April 27, at the Hyatt Regency, Goat Island, Newport. The event will feature dinner, live and silent auctions and music and entertainment. Honorees will be inducted into the magical circle, and the agency’s Legacy Award winner will be announced. A cash bar will be available. Attire is black tie optional. Proceeds will be used to support mentoring programs. Tickets: $125. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (401) 921-2434 or visit


Operation Stand Down Rhode Island will hold a golf tournament to benefit disabled homeless veterans from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Swansea Country Club, 399 Market St., Swansea. Participants will play 18 holes on the club’s Executive Course. The tournament begins with registration at 9 a.m. and a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Cost: $75 per golfer, includes cart and lunch. For more information, contact Brian Sullivan at (401) 383-4730 or


The Imagine Walk & Family Fun Day for Autism, presented by The Autism Project, will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, April 28, at Goddard Memorial State Park, 1095 Ives Road, Warwick. The event includes a 2K walkathon and a variety of free activities, including bounce houses, a reptile show, arts, crafts and face painting. Participants may create teams and collect pledges for the cause. On the day of the walk, the first 500 participants to check in with $100 or more in pledges will receive free t-shirts. For more information, contact Mary at (401) 785-2666 or, or visit


St. Mary’s Home for Children will hold the second annual Heal and Hope Walk to benefit programs serving children who are victims of abuse at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 28. In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention month, participants will take a 3-mile walk starting at 420 Fruit Hill Ave., North Providence. Following the walk, there will be children’s activities, an education area and fitness demonstrations. Food will be available for purchase. Registration: $25 adults, $15 children 12 and younger. For more information or to register, call (401) 353-3900, ext. 262, or visit

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