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Evening of Wishes Dinner

Join us for the 2018 Evening of Wishes Dinner!

The 2018 Evening of Wishes Dinner

Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.
Omni Providence Hotel 
One West Exchange Street, Providence, RI 02903

Preview the Silent Auction


Tickets: $250/person

Please contact Sara Masri or 401.781.9474 for details on sponsorship opportunities and individual ticket sales.

Cocktail Reception, Hors d’oeuvres, and Silent Auction
Entertainment provided by Colin Nagle, Wish Recipient 1993

Dinner Program and Live Auction
Master of Ceremonies: Michelle Muscatello, WPRI Channel 12
Auctioneer: John Terrio, Auction Knights

Cocktail Attire | Complimentary Valet Parking

Event Sponsors

Thank you to the generous sponsors of our 2018 Evening of Wishes Dinner!


Delta Dental

 Bill and Doris Loehning


Panasonic Toughbook

Bentley Builders
Blish & Cavanagh
Canton Hathaway
Lifespan Corporation
Shepherd Kaplan Krochuk

AA Wrecking
Ahlborg Construction
Custom Drywall
Customers Bank
Danielson Glass
Gilbane Building Company
Joseph and Julie Perroni
Rhode Island Medical Imaging
Textron, Inc.
University Orthopedics
Washington Trust Company

AAA Northeast
Advocacy Solutions
Almon and Suzanne Hall
Central Painting
Citizens Bank
Hasbro, Inc.
Hayes and Sherry
JoMar Painting
Murphy and Fay
Navigant Credit Union
New England Steel Fabricators
Northeast Acoustical Ceilings
Pannone Lopes Devereaux and O’Gara
Peregrine Group
Providence Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Rama Electric
RGB Architects
Rhode Island Federation of Teachers
Ruggieri Brothers Flooring
Salve Regina University
Skurka Construction
Tony and Virginia Thomas
Tufts Health Plan
Union Fence

Thank you to our event chairs and committee!

Event Chairs:
Joe and Jan Nagle

Event Committee:
Stephanie Bernaba
Louis Cooper
Donna Croce
Randy-Lynn Kroll
Doris Loehning
Sharon Santos
Julienne Stenberg
Debra Tomassini
Tessa Tomassini
Meg Whelan

A Look Back at Our 2017 Evening of Wishes Dinner

  • Violet Link, age three, and her family thank the audience for her wish-come-true.

  • Emcee Michelle Muscatello from WPRI Channel 12 and also a member of our Rhode Island Advisory Council.

  • Wish recipient Nicholas, pictured with his parents, shared highlights on stage from his wish to meet Tom Brady.

  • Nunes Brothers Strings, featuring 1999 wish recipient Tim (left) and his brother Adam, performed during our cocktail reception.

  • Wish parent Lynne Vaudry spoke about the impact of her son Evan's wish for a log cabin playhouse.

  • Guests wrote letters to fill Evan's mailbox at his log cabin playhouse!

  • Make-A-Wish CEO Charlotte Beattie and Board Chair Jay Mattie.

  • Rhode Island Advisory Council Chair Bill Loehning, who was also our Evening of Wishes Presenting Sponsor along with his wife, Doris.

  • The Evening of Wishes live auction gets underway with auctioneer John Terrio from Auction Knights.


Nearly 250 attendees joined us for this inspiring evening on November 4, 2017, at the Omni Providence Hotel in Providence, RI. Emceed by WPRI Channel 12 meteorologist Michelle Muscatello, the event featured the stories of area wish recipients and their families and raised over $235,000, to grant wishes for 29 children with life-threatening illnesses in Rhode Island.

The event celebrated our organization’s 30th anniversary, highlighting the enduring impact of a wish through video and speakers, including 1999 wish recipient Tim Nunes, who is now a wish granter (scroll down for video). Wish mom Lynne Vaudry shared the story of her son Evan’s wish for an accessible log cabin playhouse, and wish dad Michael Link reflected on his daughter Violet’s wish trip to Walt Disney World® Resort. The evening also included a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, and musical entertainment provided by Tim and his brother, Adam.

We are grateful to all of our sponsors and in particular, to our Presenting Sponsor Bill and Doris Loehning; our Strength Sponsors  Delta Dental, The Donnelly Family Fund, Panasonic, and Shepherd Kaplan; and our Joy Sponsors Bentley Builders and Swarovski . To all of our donors, program participants, guests, event committee members, and volunteers, thank you for your support of the 2017 Make-A-Wish Evening of Wishes Dinner. Together, we’ll bring hope, strength, and joy to seriously ill children through the granting of their heartfelt wishes! 

View our featured videos from Evening of Wishes:

Watch this short video to learn how your support
 helps children like Violet, who joined us for our Evening of Wishes Dinner:

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