The Providence Children’s Museum recently welcomed 220 guests to the Providence Public Library for its annual gala fundraiser, “Unplugged – The Way to Play.”
During the April 25 event, supporters helped to raise $84,200 to benefit the museum and provide play and learning opportunities for children and families in need. Guests bid nearly $25,000 on 70 items in the live and silent auctions and purchased 28 charitable Children's Museum memberships for low-income families.
The event also honored local leaders who foster community well-being through “shared fun and learning”, including:
John Elkhay, the owner of Chow Fun Food Group, who co-founded the Ross Elkhay Foundation in memory of his son to support children and their families who are living with life-altering or terminal illnesses.
Mike Tamburro, president of the Pawtucket Red Sox
Laurie White, president of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
Cliff Wood, executive director of the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy