Philanthropy calendar

Posted 7/5/13

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.


YWCA Rhode Island will hold its 19th annual golf tournament on Sunday, July 21, starting at 1 p.m. at Foster Country Club, 67 Johnson Road, Foster. The event will benefit ENCOREplus, a program that focuses on women’s health education about breast and cervical cancer and promotes early detection, and fund a scholarship for a female student-athlete. The event is held each year in the memory of Gini Duarte, who died of breast cancer in 1994. The tournament will include prizes for winners in the women’s and co-ed/male divisions. Cost: $117 per person, including a steak dinner and hot dogs during the tournament. For more information or to register, contact Holly Courtemanche at (401) 769-7450 x15 or visit .


The Newport Music Festival will host its Sapphire Gala on Friday, July 19 at 7 p.m. at the Rosecliff mansion, 548 Bellevue Ave., Newport. The gala will help raise funds in support of the Festival’s 45th season of music and celebrate the Newport Music Festival’s founders and their families. The event will feature food by Russell Morin Fine Catering and a selection of virtuosic works by festival musicians during the event. Cost: $300 per person. For more information call (401) 846-1133, or visit .


The Sargent Rehabilitation Center will host its 23rd annual benefit golf tournament on Monday, July 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Quidnessett Country Club, 950 N Quidnessett Road, North Kingstown. The tournament will feature mens and ladies divisions; hole competitions; complimentary golfer gifts; refreshments and raffles. The benefit will have a cash bar, appetizers, awards ceremony and dinner. For more information and to register, call (401) 886-6613 or visit


Horse Play, an equine rescue andsanctuary will host a mid-summer gala on Saturday, July 27 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Newport Elks Lodge on Pelham Street in Newport. The gala will benefit Horse Play’s equine rescue and sanctuary efforts and will feature dinner, music, dancing and raffles. Cost: $20. For more information and to RSVP, call (401) 294-3565, email or visit


The Mishnock Wish Team will sponsor its’ 3rd annual “Wheels for Wishes” classic car show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mishnock Barn on Lake Mishnock, 200 Mishnock Road, West Greenwich. The show will benefit Children’s Wishes of R.I., which helps grant children with life threatening illnesses their wish. The event will feature antique and classic cars from 1989 and earlier, oldies music by Cruisin’ Bruce Palmer, door prizes, raffles, and refreshments. Trophies will be awarded at 2 p.m. Cost: free to attend; $15 to enter a car. For more information, call Ruth at (401) 480-9769, or email or

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