Philanthropy Calendar, July 14, 2017

THE SAINT VINCENT'S HOME 12TH ANNUAL Motorcycle Run and Raffle will be held on Sunday, Aug. 20, beginning at 9 a.m. at 2425 Highland Ave., in Fall River. /COURTESY SAINT VINCENT'S HOME
THE SAINT VINCENT'S HOME 12TH ANNUAL Motorcycle Run and Raffle will be held on Sunday, Aug. 20, beginning at 9 a.m. at 2425 Highland Ave., in Fall River. /COURTESY SAINT VINCENT'S HOME

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to Nicole Dotzenrod at at least four weeks in advance of the event.

Honoring David

Celebrating the life of David Louis Cunha, the foundation in his name will host its third annual benefit on July 22 at the Smithfield Elks Lodge at 5 p.m. There will be a barbecue dinner, music performed by David’s lifelong friend, Lainey Dionne, silent and live auctions and raffles, and music by Steve Smith & The Nakeds at 8 p.m. Funds raised will support the foundation’s mission of providing financial support to families with children living with life-threatening medical conditions. David, who was born with a congenital heart defect, lost his life in 2015. Cost: $30, available through July 17. For more information or to register, call (401) 419-2100 or visit

Tee off

The Junior League of Rhode Island is set to hold its 25th annual Pizzuti Open Golf Tournament on July 28, beginning with registration and brunch at 7 a.m. at Pawtucket Country Club, 900 Armistice Blvd., Pawtucket. This year’s event will feature a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., followed by an awards luncheon, silent auction and 50/50 raffle at 1:30 p.m. Proceeds support the JLRI and the American Cancer Society. Cost: $150. For more information or to register, visit

Let’s go fly a kite

The 11th annual Ralph J. Pecchia Kite Day will be held at Brenton Point State Park in Newport on July 29 starting at 8 a.m. and lasting for the day. While the event is free, proceeds from sold Kite Day T-shirts and donations will go toward aiding the Rhode Island chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. For more information or to register, call (401) 463-6223.

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Celebrate history with antiques festival

The Little Compton Antiques Festival brings together more than 25 antiques dealers from around New England to the grounds of the Little Compton Historical Society, 548 W. Main Road, Little Compton. Preview some of the top picks on Aug. 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the Preview Party, featuring live music, a complementary drink and sunset dinner. The event will benefit Preserve Rhode Island and the LCHS. Cost: $50 in advance, $60 after July 28. Admission to Saturday’s festival included. For more information or to register, call (401) 272-5101 or visit

Down on the farm

Take part in a Mount Hope Farm tradition on Aug. 6, 4-8 p.m. with “Cool Jazz,” an evening on the bay featuring a lobster and steak dinner, raw bar and chowder. The fundraiser for MHF will also feature Nancy Paolino and the Black Tie Band. Cost: $85. For more information or to register, call (401) 254-1745 or visit

On the green

Golf on one of the top 50 ranked courses in the nation on Aug. 9 at the Providence Children’s Museum’s 34th annual Allen H. Chatterton Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament to be held at Wannamoisett Country Club in East Providence. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. A shotgun start at 1:15 p.m. will be followed by a dinner at 6 p.m., ending with a silent auction. Cost: $50 for dinner-only; golf packages starting at $1,200. For more information or to register, call (401) 273-5437 or visit

Rev up for kids

More than 200 motorcycles are expected to participate in the 12th annual Saint Vincent’s Home Motorcycle Run and Raffle Aug. 20, at 9 a.m. The drive will start at 2425 Highland Ave. in Fall River and will course throughout Fall River, Freetown, Taunton, Berkley and Lakeville before returning to St. Vincent’s. The return of the motorcyclists will be followed by a cookout as well as a raffle and silent auction. Proceeds benefit Saint Vincent’s Home and its behavioral and health work with children. Cost: $10 to $25. For more information or to register, call (508) 235-3316 or (508) 235-3228.

Save the date to support Children’s Wishes

On Aug. 28, East Coast Solutions Inc. will host its second Annual Golf Classic to support Children’s Wishes at Warwick Country Club, 394 Narragansett Bay Ave., Warwick. Cost: N/A. For more information or to register, call (401) 921-1300 ext. 103.

Cocktails and Conversations

The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island will offer “cocktails and conversations” at an event hosted with 10,000 Small Businesses – the national small-business investment program – from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 13 at Aurora on Westminster Street in Providence. Proceeds will aid the WFRI’s mission to invest in women and address gender inequality. Cost: $10. For more information or to register, visit

Step it up

Walk for a cause at the Alzheimer Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s this September. The Newport walk will begin at Fort Adams State Park on Sept. 17 and the Providence walk will start at Roger Williams Park on Sept. 23. Registration for both begins at 8:30 a.m. while the walks will commence at 10 a.m. Participants can also enjoy exhibitor tents, refreshments, entertainment and giveaways. For more information or to register, call (401) 421-0008.

CCAP Chip for Charity

This year’s CCAP Chip for Charity 9 Hole Golf Tournament & Community Awards Dinner, presented by Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, will take place on Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Harbor Light Country Club, 150 Gray St., Warwick. There will be a morning and afternoon round of golf, hole-in-one concert and awards dinner honoring community partners. Cost: $125/person for golf and dinner, $75/dinner individual, $140/dinner couple. For more information or to register, visit

Ace your way to better health

Support the YMCA of Greater Providence at its Ace Your Way to Better Health Golf Tournament on Sept. 26 at the Alpine Country Club in Cranston beginning at noon. Besides golfing and a meal, registrants can look forward to a memorabilia auction and the opportunity to meet local sports figures such as coaches Ed Cooley, Mike Pressler, Mary Burke and Andy Gresh. Proceeds will go toward funding YMCA health and wellness programs. Cost: $75 for reception and dinner-only to $1,000 for access to lunch, golf, reception and dinner. For more information or to register, call (401) 427-1820.

Celebrate heritage

The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council will highlight “Our Blackstone Valley Story” at its 32nd annual celebration on Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center in Pawtucket. There will be hors d’oeuvres, a meal and complimentary beer and wine, with proceeds benefiting the council’s Environmental Fund. Cost: $100. For more information or to register, call (401) 724-2200.

Walk the Red Carpet

Sojourner House will hold its seventh Annual Masquerade Ball on Nov. 17, with cocktail hour beginning at 7 p.m. at the Providence Biltmore, 11 Dorrance St., Providence. The Hollywood-inspired affair will feature entertainment by Chifferobe’s TropiGals and Michelle Cruz. There will be a cocktail hour, live and silent auctions, a cash bar and a cake competition by Rhode Island Food Fights. Cost: $40-$500. For more information or to register, visit

Nicole Dotzenrod is the PBN researcher. She can be reached via email at or you can follow her on Twitter.