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Philanthropy calendar

Posted 3/7/14

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Inspiring Minds will host a fundraiser at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 23 at Omni Hotel Providence, One West Exchange St., Providence. Olympic figure skating champion Michelle Kwan will emcee the event, which features a red carpet, celebrity fashion show, auction items and brunch. The first 400 attendees will receive free gift bags and parking at Providence Place Mall. Proceeds will support Inspiring Minds, an award-winning nonprofit that accelerates the learning and success of an at-risk student population in Providence through innovative and traditional tutoring. Cost: $75 per person. For more information and to make reservations call (401) 274-3240 or visit


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State will hold a volunteer recruiting event from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 29 at the Bradford R. Boss Arena, One Keaney Road, Kingston. The event, which features free ice skating, crafts and refreshments, will help the organization introduce potential new mentors to the power and impact of mentoring a child. Many of the boys and girls from the agency’s waiting list will be present and participating in the event. Free bus service will be available. Representatives from the University of Rhode Island hockey team will also be on hand to skate with the kids. Bring skates, rentals are limited. Free. RSVP before March 15. For more information and to register, contact Matt D’Amato at (401) 921-2434 x126 or email


Providence Children’s Museum will host its annual gala from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 3 at The Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. The event, which celebrates the importance of play in kids’ healthy development, will feature live and silent auctions, music, cocktails and delicious fare by Russell Morin Fine Catering. Community leaders will also be honored during the evening, including: Elizabeth Burke Bryant, executive director, Rhode Island Kids Count; Rajiv Kumar, founder and CEO, Shapeup Rhode Island; Tim Brown, founder and CEO, Jamie Oliver at Home; Wendy Nilsson, executive director, Partnership for Providence Parks. Dress is cocktail attire. Cost: $100 per person. All proceeds benefit Providence Children’s Museum. For more information and to buy tickets, contact Sara Clarke at (401) 273-5437 ext. 121, email or visit


The Miriam Hospital will host its annual gala from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Place, Cranston. This year’s event will feature auction items presented by professional auctioneer Paul Zekos, food cuisine by Russell Morin Fine Catering and dancing to the sounds of the World Premier Band. Funds will support clinical trials for the hospital’s cancer patients. Cost: $200 per person. For more information and to buy tickets, visit


Kids Klub Rhode Island will host its ninth annual fundraising event from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 4 at Hanley's Ale House, 52 Pine St., Providence. Guests at the event will enjoy prizes, food and live entertainment. Proceeds will support the Kids Klub Fund, which benefits enrichment programs, educational field trips and tuition scholarships for children enrolled in its programs. Cost: $25 per person. For more information call (401) 723-2277, email or visit

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