Philanthropy calendar

Attleboro YMCA anniversary, Schwartz Center walk and more. More

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Philanthropy calendar

Posted 8/29/14

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Raise the roof

Attleboro will celebrate its 100-year anniversary atop the roof of the YMCA on Sept. 5 from 6-10 p.m. at 63 North Main St., Attleboro. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Attleboro Y’s Best Friends Campaign, which funds the camp and program scholarships, as well as a subsidized member program. Dinner will be provided by Matt Haist, executive chef of the Capital Grille in Providence. There will also be a raw bar (courtesy of Neil Thompson of Windfall Shellfish), beer and wine (courtesy of City Spirits) and music provided by James Foster Jazz. Cost: $50 per person. For more information or to register, call (508) 222-7422 or visit

Harvest moon

The Katie DeCubellis Memorial Foundation is hosting its 15-year anniversary “Harvest Moondance” gala on Sept. 14 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Dunes Club at 137 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett. The event will honor Katie’s life and it will also celebrate the accomplishments of the foundation, which was created after Katie was tragically killed by a drunk driver when she was 13. This gala intends to raise awareness about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving; proceeds will be used to further the objectives of the Foundation, as well as support its scholarship endowment program. The gala will feature Grammy-nominated composer and musician, Joe Parillo and the A Capella group from Harvard University, the Oppertunes. Nancy Paolino and the Black Tie Band will also perform and DJ Ulysses Gallman will MC the event. There will also be a variety of food provided by Gregg’s Restaurants and Brickley’s Ice Cream. Cost: $125 per person, must pre-register. For more information or to register, call (401) 788-0052 or visit

The first step

The Schwartz Center for Children will host its 26th annual walk to benefit children with special needs on Sept. 16 at Fort Taber on 1000C South Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford. There will be a 3.5-mile loop around Fort Taber with family-friendly activities and music following. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the ceremony will begin at 9:15 a.m., followed by the walk. Participants can either start their own team or join an existing fundraising team. For more information or to register, call (508) 996-3391 or visit

Friend in need

The East Bay Center will host a celebratory event to honor two individuals for their commitment to the community on Sept. 18 from 6-9 p.m. at Blithewold Mansion at 101 Ferry Road, Bristol. Two awards will be given, one will go to Dr. Michael Fine, the director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, for his leadership in the state’s current overdose crisis. Barrington police chief, John LaCross, will also be honored for his leadership in health and safety in the community. Patrick Little of WPRI-TV will be the emcee for the evening and entertainment will be provided by the Barrington High School Jazz Ensemble. Hors d’oevures and refreshments will be provided by Leo’s Catering in Bristol. There will also be a silent auction and raffle. Proceeds benefit East Bay Center’s mission to improve the quality of live for families and individuals that are affected by struggles with mental illness and substance abuse disorders. Cost: $50 per person. For more information or to register, call (401) 431-9870 ext. 109 or visit

Mind behind the masterpiece

FirstWorks will host its 10th anniversary gala on Sept. 18 from 6-9 p.m. at the Providence Biltmore Hotel at 11 Dorrance St., Providence. The evening will feature music, entertainment, cocktails and gourmet fare. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with leading artists from Rhode Island, as well as the far end of the globe, such as Australia and Morocco. The event will also honor Fred Butler, FirstWorks board chair, who helped launch the arts education programs that benefit from the evening’s proceeds. Cost: $110 per person. Corporate group sponsorships are also available. For more information or to register, call (401) 421-4278 or visit

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