Philanthropy Calendar, April 12, 2023

THE PROVIDENCE PERFORMING Arts Center will hold its annual Gala Celebration on April 22. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

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Have a heart

The Northern Rhode Island Board of Realtors will hold its annual Have A Heart fundraiser on Thursday, April 20, from 6-9 p.m. at Kirkbrae Country Club, 197 Old River Road, Lincoln. The event will include a dinner buffet and cash bar, as well as raffles and silent auction prizes. Tickets are $45. All proceeds will support Friends of Animals in Need and Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center. For more information, visit


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Making an impact

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island will hold its Scholarship Impact Night on Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. at the Rising Sun Mills, 188 Valley St., Suite 125, Providence. The event will award scholarships to the nonprofit organization’s graduating “Littles.” Tickets cost $50 and all proceeds will support the Dr. Dorothy Pieniadz Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to “Littles” who are pursuing education beyond high school. Food and drink are included in the ticket price. For more information, visit

Providence Performing Arts Center Gala

Providence Performing Arts Center will hold its annual Gala Celebration on Saturday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the theater, 220 Weybosset St., Providence. The annual fundraiser celebrates and supports PPAC’s community outreach and engagement programming. The event will also feature a performance of the Tony Award-winning musical “SIX.” Tickets cost $400. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Donna Santos at

Dancing days

Festival Ballet Providence will host its annual gala on Thursday, May 4, starting at 6 p.m. at the botanical center at Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. The event will include live performances and appetizers will be served. Tickets start at $125 and proceeds raised will support the performing arts nonprofit. For more information, visit

Having confidence

A Kentucky Derby Fundraiser supporting Project Confidence will be held Saturday, May 6, from 5-8 p.m. at Brass Monkey, 800 Allens Ave., Providence. The event will have a horse race raffle and a “Best Derby Fit” contest. Tickets cost $55 and will benefit the local nonprofit that provides personal care products to underserved youths in Rhode Island. For more information, visit

A spring celebration

College Visions will hold its annual Spring Celebration on Thursday, May 18, from 6-8 p.m. at the Casino at Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. The annual fundraiser supporting the educational nonprofit will have music and food in an outdoor setting. Tickets start at $25. For more information, visit

Supporting animals

The Warwick Firefighters Local 2748 will hold a charity ball in support of the Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter on Saturday, May 20, at 6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick, 801 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. The event will have live performances and a dinner buffet. Tickets cost $75. For more information, visit

For birdie

The Groden Network will hold its 43rd annual John Trimble Fund for Autism Golf Tournament on Monday, May 22, at 1 p.m. at Wannamoisett Country Club, 96 Hoyt Ave., East Providence. The event, in addition to golf, will have on-course contests and a post-tournament cocktail hour. Cost is $250 per golfer. Proceeds will support the Groden Network and its programming. For more information, visit

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