Philanthropy calendar

Posted 5/18/12

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.


Rocky Hill School will host an informational lecture on the America’s Cup from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22. America’s Cup Then & Now will be presented by Brad Read, chair of the America’s Cup World Series Rhode Island Host Committee and executive director of Sail Newport, and Dyer Jones, member of the Rhode Island Host Committee and CEO of the Herreshoff Marine Museum. This event is free and open to the public. It will be held in Rocky Hill School’s Campbell Center, 530 Ives Road • East Greenwich. For more information or to register, visit


United Methodist Elder Care Communities will present its Sunset Gala from 5:30 p.m. to midnight on Friday, June 1. The event will take place at The Dunes Club, 137 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett. Guests will be able to enjoy music by Brother to Brother, hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner, a signature cocktail and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $125 per person, and can be purchased by calling the UMECD Development Office at (401) 438-4456 ext. 137.


The Wickford Heels & Wheels Gala and Auction will be held on Friday, June 1, to benefit the Rhode Island National Guard, Soldiers and Airmen Emergency Relief Fund and the Bob Woodruff Foundation. The event will last from 6 to 11 p.m. at Wickford Town Beach, 15 Beach St., North Kingstown. Tickets are $50 for the VIP reception starting at 5 p.m., and $125 for dinner, dancing and live auction starting at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Toby Aaron at (401) 862-6882 or visit A car show will be held the following day to raise funds for the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce.


The Rhode Island chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will present the 18th annual Leukemia Cup Regatta on Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2. The festivities begin with a reception and live auction 6 p.m. on Friday at the New York Yacht Club’s Harbor Court, 5 Halidon Ave., Newport. The regatta will take place on Saturday at noon, followed by a post-race barbecue and awards ceremony. Tickets are $60 for the reception and auction. $35 for the barbecue and ceremony. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit


Shape Up RI and Girls on the Run Rhode Island are partnering to host the Providence 5K Walk/Run at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 2. All are welcome to participate in the event, which starts at The Temple to Music at Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. There is a $25 registration fee until May 31, $30 race day; fee is waived for employees of companies participating in Shape Up RI). For more information or to register, call (401) 421-0608 or visit


The Rhode Island Oral Health Foundation is seeking volunteers for its inaugural Mission of Mercy free dental health clinic, taking place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3. In addition to general dentists, oral surgeons, pediatric dentists and other medical professionals, there is a need for community volunteers to help with crowd control/parking, food and beverage service, interpreting, patient registration and more, in addition to set-up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 1. The dental health clinic will be held at the Community College of Rhode Island’s Flanagan Campus, 1762 Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln. For more information or to register as a volunteer, visit

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