Philanthropy calendar

Posted 8/16/13

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.


A motorcycle ride to support families of fallen police officers will be held Thursday, Aug. 22 at 9 a.m. at the Rhode Island State Police Headquarters, 311 Danielson Pike, Scituate. The ride, escorted by R.I. State and Providence Police departments, will conclude at the south lawn of the R.I. Statehouse at 10 a.m. Following the ride, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, Ride4Cops founder Harry Herington, Superintendent of the R.I. State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, and Public Safety Commissioner Steven Paré will speak during a ceremony to honor police officers who have lost their lives serving the people of Rhode Island. Herington will also present a check to the New England Chapter of C.O.P.S. The ride and ceremony is free and open to the public. For more information and to reserve a space, email or visit


Center for Southeast Asians (CSEA) will hold a fundraising event on Friday, Aug. 23, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Providence Marriott, 1 Orms St., Providence. The event includes a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, as well as traditional Southeast Asian live music and dance performances. Cost: $75 per person; $125 per couple. Tickets will not be sold at the door. RSVP by Aug. 21. For more information and to buy tickets, call (401) 274-8811 or visit


Rhode Island for Community & Justice (RICJ) will host a gala reception at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Rhode Island Convention Center Rotunda, One Sabin St., Providence. The event will honor RICJ’s 2013 honorees, which include family members of those that R.I. lost in 9/11 and celebrate 61 years of social justice in Rhode Island. A gala reception featuring “food from around the world” representing the seven continents and cash bar will be offered. Cost: $100 per person. For more information and to buy tickets, call (401) 467-1717 x102 or email


The annual John Venditti Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 beginning at 11 a.m. at Cranston Country Club, 69 Burlingame Road, Cranston. All proceeds from the event will go to the GianFranco Venditti fund with portions of the proceeds funding scholarships for two college bound students from Exeter West Greenwich High School. The event will include food (lunch and dinner), prizes, a sports memorabilia auction, and free golf balls at the driving range. Cost: $125 per golfer (includes lunch, dinner, golf); $45 non-golfers (dinner only). For more information and to register, email or visit


The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island will host a fundraising concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Stone Soup Coffeehouse, 27 Kent St, Cumberland. The concert will feature performances by keyboardist, Keith Munslow and the Superchief Trio. The event is fourth in the ACLU's “Evenings of Dangerous Songs” concert series. Proceeds from the concert will support the agency's work on behalf of Rhode Islander's civil liberties. Light refreshments will be available. Parking is available in the church lot or on the street. Cost: $15. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information and to buy tickets, call (410) 831-7171 or visit

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