The HopeHealth Gala: An Evening of Hope & Gratitude (RI)

Connecting Together: A Celebration of Hope & Gratitude

HopeHealth’s two annual fundraising events—An Evening of Hope & Gratitude and the HopeHealth Invitational—are important opportunities for us to connect with our donors and supporters. 

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to merge these events into one virtual event. We’re calling it Connecting Together: A Celebration of Hope & Gratitude and it will culminate on Saturday, September 12. The live virtual event will include special messages from HopeHealth caregivers, patients and families—and our Human Dignity Award honoree, the Rev. Janet Cooper Nelson. All gifts and sponsorships to this event are 100% tax-deductible.

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Thank You to Our 2020 Leadership Sponsors

Premier Sponsor:
Swipe for a Cause

Gold Sponsors:
Barrett & Singal
Elms Foundation

Diamond Sponsors:
Coastal Medical
Robbins Properties

Silver Sponsors:
Citizens Bank
Coastline Emergency Medical Services
Mayer & Judy Levitt

Bronze Sponsors:
CVS Health
FM Global
Ruth and Jonathan Fain
Diana and John Franchitto
Marcum LLP
Meridian Printing
Edward W. Martin, MD & Linda Resnik, PhD
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Mutual Property Associates
Taco / The White Family Foundation

Friend Sponsors:
Amica Insurance
Bender Strategies, LLC.
Brown University
Deslandes Construction, LLC.
Dimeo Construction Company
Gilbane Building Company
Hall Capital Management Co., Inc.
Keough Kirby Associates, Inc.
Koffler Bornstein Family Foundation
M. DiSandro and Sons Masonry, Inc.
Netsmart Technologies, Inc.
North Main Radiation Oncology
Plimoth Investment Advisors
Residential Properties, Ltd.
Wells Fargo Bank N.A.
Yankee Travel, Inc.

Patron Sponsors:
Alexander’s Uniforms
George and Petrina Babcock
Brian Berger & Matthew Jacobson
Don McRobert Design
Maureen & Tom Bischoff
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Diane Fasching
Suzanne Fortier
Furey Roofing Co.
Chrissy Nevins-Herbert, M.D.
The Reverend Janet M. Cooper Nelson and Stephen Nelson
Pawtucket Credit Union
Nancy Rogers
Mark A. Tracy
Washington Trust

Seventh HopeHealth Human Dignity Award

We're honored to be presenting the Reverend Janet M. Cooper Nelson, Chaplain of Brown University, the seventh HopeHealth Human Dignity Award at this year's gala. This special award is given to people who have dedicated themselves to the core values of hospice: to offer comfort, compassion and dignity to patients at the end of life and hope and healing to their families. Previous recipients of the Human Dignity Award were Stanley Aronson, MD, Rabbi Leslie Gutterman, Milton W. Hamolsky, MD, Edward Martin, MD, MPH, Arthur S. Robbins and Fred Schiffman, MD.

Janet Cooper Nelson was appointed Chaplain of the University, Director of the Office of Chaplains and Religious Life and faculty member at Brown University in 1990. As Brown’s Chaplain she leads a multi-faith team of associate chaplains and oversees student religious organizations. She earned degrees at Wellesley College, Tufts University and Harvard Divinity School.

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Questions about HopeHealth’s virtual event? Give us a call at (401) 525-8867 or email us at

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