Summer celebration raises more than $100K for Oliver Hazard Perry

A FUNDRAISING EVENT was held June 30 for the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, at which close to 350 guests raised more than $100,000 for the “Experience, Education, Exploration” theme of the night. From left, Kathy Vespia, member of the Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island board of directors; Jessica Wurzbacher, OHPRI executive director; Dan Wurzbacher; Steve Wurzbacher; and Bonnie Wurzbacher. /COURTESY OLIVER HAZARD PERRY RHODE ISLAND
A FUNDRAISING EVENT was held June 30 for the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, at which close to 350 guests raised more than $100,000 for the “Experience, Education, Exploration” theme of the night. From left, Kathy Vespia, member of the Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island board of directors; Jessica Wurzbacher, OHPRI executive director; Dan Wurzbacher; Steve Wurzbacher; and Bonnie Wurzbacher. /COURTESY OLIVER HAZARD PERRY RHODE ISLAND
NEWPORT – The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry was dockside for a fundraising event on its behalf on June 30, at which close to 350 guests raised more than $100,000 for the “Experience, Education, Exploration” theme of the night. Construction of the 200-foot ship has been a $16 million economic-development project for the state of Rhode…

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