Inspiring Minds Annual Recognition Event

DSC_0233More than 200 guests turned out on May 19 to help us honor Sparling Garcia, Bright Young Mind Award; Marianne Stephanian of Lifespan, Dedicated Volunteer Mentor in our Power Lunch Program; Walter Zekanoski, Distinguished Community Volunteer Tutor, and; Blythe Raucci of URI, Outstanding College Volunteer,. Helena B. Foulkes, Executive Vice President, CVS Health and President, CVS/pharmacy was our keynote speaker. Helena’s late mother, Martha Buonanno, was a long-time volunteer who loved tutoring our students. Helena was joined by Governor Gina M. Raimondo via video. The Governor was representedby the First Husband Andy Moffitt, who also spoke.

Every year we rely on the support of a thousand volunteers,  numerous families, Providence school principals and teachers, and hundreds of individual donors and corporations and businesses to carry out our mission of tutoring over 2,000 students. While it’s always hard to select just a few among so many to honor each year, it’s also a very great pleasure to recognize these dedicated people for all they do for our students.

Click here to see all the pictures from the event!


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