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An Evening of Hope & Gratitude

Memorable Moments

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our 2023 gala!
We appreciate your support. Click through our picture album to see the special moments from the event.

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Presenting Sponsor
Swipe for a Cause sponsor logo
Diamond Sponsor

Husch Blackwell - sponsor logo

Gold Sponsors

Brown University - sponsor logo

Lifespan Gold Sponsor logo

Spirit of Hope Award Sponsor

Arthur Coia & Donna Paolino Coia

Paolino Properities sponsor logo

Silver Sponsors

City Kitty sponsor logo

Peter Karczmar, MD & Cathy Lund, MD

Bronze Sponsors

Bender Strategies - sponsor logo

Besdine Wetle
Family Foundation

Delta Care sponsor logo

Ruth & Jonathan Fain

Diana & John Franchitto

Hilb Group/Arbella Insurance Foundation

Marsh McLennon sponsor logo

Edward W. Martin, MD
& Linda Resnik, PhD

F. Dennis McCool, MD
& Jacqueline M. Savoie

Netsmart sponsor logo

Family Foundation

Friend Sponsors

George and Petrina Babcock

BCBS RI logo

Brown Medicine logo

Cape Dairy, LLC

Citizens Bank sponsor logo

Cornish sponsor logo

Exceptional Executive sponsor logo

Falvey sponsor logo

Barry Hittner &
Kathleen Hittner, MD

Vince Mor, PhD &
Margaret Wool, PhD

Plimoth Investments - sponsor logo

Arthur & Judy Robbins

Nancy Rogers

Senior Care Concepts logo

Joan & E. Paul Sorensen

Starkweather & Shepley logo

Paul Stajduhar &
Pamela Shepard

Sturdy Health - sponsor logo (new)

Sandra & Mitchell

Yankee Travel, Inc.


BankRI sponsor log

Meredith Curren & Gary Frishman, MD

Enos sponsor logo

Dr. Mayer & Mrs. Judy Levitt

Mr. Messenger, Inc.

Navigant Credit Union sponsor logo


NHRI sponsor logo

Jennifer Ritzau, MD & Stephen Ritzau, PhD

Arthur Sampson

Salter McGowan Sylvia & Leonard
Mark Tracy

Vision 3 sponsor logo

Bender slider
SCC slider
Stark slider
Besdine & Wetle triblute slide
Bluestone Bank tribute l
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island - tribute slide

A Very Special Thank You to Our Host, Luis Hernandez, and the Public's Radio 89.3 FM

An Extra-Special Thank You to Our Gala Committee


Peter Karczmar, MD
Cathy Lund, DVM


Christina Ardente
Carie Ann Bailey
Lee Beliveau
Jeffrey Bradley
Donna Paolino Coia

Jeffrey Chase-Lubitz
Ruth Fain
Christian Kabbas
Keith Kelly

Alan Kerr
Chris Marsella
Vincent Mor, PhD
Shideh Shafie, MD

Arthur Robbins
Nancy Rogers
Deanna Upchurch
Margaret Wool, PhD

Have questions or need more information? Call Helena Carvalho at (401) 415-4206 or email

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