2nd Annual Passport Gala – May 10, 2019

Children’s Wishes was formed in 2009 to grant Wishes to Rhode Island children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 years of age who are facing life-threatening medical conditions. Children’s Wishes strives to make sure that each child who qualifies for a Wish is able to experience the joy of having their Wish come true. In partnership with other children’s Wish Granting organizations, Children’s Wishes works cooperatively to make sure that the needs of all RI children qualifying for a Wish are met.

Where:

Twin River Event Center
100 Twin River Road
Lincoln, RI 02865

Details:

6pm

  • Mingle with our Wish Families
  • Cocktails and passed hor d’ourves

7-11pm

  • dinner and dancing
  • cash bar, silent auction, live auction, and “Wish in a Bottle” Champagne Raffle

Sponsorship Opportunities

Event Sponsor / $25,000 (SOLD)

  • Name/company logo on all promotional materials
  • 4 VIP tables w/champagne
  • pre-event and event night recognition on all social media platforms and press releases
  • program participation
  • full page ad in program book
  • sponsorship recognition and logo on website event page
  • post event recognition

Gold Star Sponsor / $10,000

  • 2 VIP tables w/champagne
  • pre-event and event night recognition on all social media/media platforms and press releases
  • event night podium recognition
  • full page ad in program book
  • sponsorship recognition and logo on website event page
  • post event recognition

Blue Sky Sponsor / $5,000

  • 1 VIP table with champagne
  • pre-event and event night recognition on all social media/media platforms
  • 1/2 page ad in program book
  • sponsorship recognition and logo on website event page

Green Light Sponsor / $2,500

  • 6 tickets to the gala
  • 1/2 page ad in program book
  • sponsorship recognition and logo on website event page

 Family Sponsor / $250

  • Sponsorship for a Wish Family to attend the gala
  • Recognition in program book.

Purchase Tickets

Become a Sponsor

Donate Auction Items

Bid on Silent Auctions

Our Sponsors

We are grateful for our sponsors – their generosity helps move our mission forward!

Event Sponsor / $25,000

Blue Sky Sponsor / $5,000

 
Navigant
Toray
Unsung Hero
 

Green Light Sponsor / $2,500

 
Customers Bank
IGT
Pelletier Marshall & Clark
Starkweather
 

Honorees

Compass Award

A compass guides, gives direction and stays the course.  The Compass Award is presented to an individual who understands the impact of their generosity in service of our families and has exemplified what it means to be a compassionate and committed leader.

2019 Honoree:  Gary Furtado, President and CEO of Navigant Credit Union

As President and Chief Executive Officer, Gary establishes the tone and strategic direction of Navigant Credit Union, and ensures that everyone on the Navigant team works to fulfill our mission of providing unparalleled service and products that improve the lives of our members. Gary began his career here 39 years ago as a teller, and has served as the Credit Union’s leader since 1989. Gary received his Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Bryant University.

Active in both industry and community affairs, Gary has served as a member and past Board Chair of the Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees Executive Committee, and is on the Board of Directors of several organizations including the Credit Union National Association, Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, and Little Sisters of the Poor. He is also a member of the Pawtucket Boys & Girls Club Executive Committee and the Advisory Council for the Narragansett Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Journey Award

The Journey of the Wish is filled with joy when a Wish is granted, with hope when support continues after the Wish and with pride as we join together with the community as a Wish Family.  The Journey Award is presented to an individual whose life is the embodiment of the joy, hope and pride of the Journey.      

2019 Honoree:  Emma Zielinski, who bravely shaved her head at age 5 when her best friend, Ella lost her hair during treatment for Ewing Sarcoma.

Photos from 2018

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