20 Years Of Difference: Wolf School’s Supporters Raise Over $189,000

It may be a small school in a small state but The Wolf School difference is mighty. This innovative special education school in East Providence, RI, has changed the lives of over 150 Complex Learners and their families. As a culminating event to celebrate their 20th anniversary, the school hosted Discover the Difference, a celebratory gala, on April 26th at the Providence Graduate Hotel. With 200+ supporters in attendance, over $189,000 was raised to support programs and critical financial aid for students with complex attention and learning challenges.

With a nationally recognized groundbreaking teaching model and small class size, The Wolf School inspires confidence, compassion and a love of learning in K-8 students from Rhode Island and Massachusetts who have multiple learning differences. Discover the Difference 2019 brought together a record-breaking number of supporters to raise critical funds to better serve these Complex Learners. Attendees included current and alumni families, community members, corporate sponsors and many special guests including Senator Jack Reed, the Honorable Judge Frank Caprio, and the Wolf School founding parents Andy Wallerstein and Mary Sloane. The Wolf School was thrilled to have Al & Gerrie Verrecchia, longtime supporters of Wolf and current Wolf grandparents, as the community co-chairs for this highly anticipated celebration. An outpouring of corporate generosity was led by Canton Hathaway LLC/Malcolm G. Chace, Jr. as the event’s first time Diamond Level Sponsor.

Anna Johnson, Head of School at Wolf, reflected on the tremendous growth and support that’s occurred over the school’s 20 years. “It’s hard to believe we started with three students in one classroom and have grown to become a premier special education school that’s a beacon of hope for so many students and families. We have an incredible community,” Johnson says. “It is thanks to their passion for our mission and their ongoing support that we are celebrating 20 years. They see the difference The Wolf School can make in the life of a Complex Learner and they go above and beyond to ensure we’re able to reach those students who need us.”

For more information on The Wolf School please visit thewolfschool.org or contact mesposito@thewolfschool.org

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