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Evening of Wishes Dinner

2017 Evening of Wishes Dinner

Evening of Wishes

Celebrating 30 Years of Hope, Strength, and Joy!
November 4, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.
Omni Providence Hotel  |  Narragansett Ballroom
One West Exchange Street, Providence, RI



Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres and Silent Auction
Entertainment provided by Nunes Brothers' Strings

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

Cocktail Attire; Complimentary Valet Parking

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A Look Back: 2016 Evening of Wishes Dinner

  • Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island CEO, Charlotte Beattie (left) with wish parent Carol Corcelli, who spoke to the audience about her daughter Isabella’s wish to dance with Tony Dovolani from Dancing with the Stars.

  • Coach Ed Cooley, Providence College Friars; Jan Nagle and Joseph Nagle, President and CEO of Delta Dental of Rhode Island, which was Presenting Sponsor of Evening of Wishes.

  • Wish child Jeremiah, whose wish to go to Sesame Street Place was granted several years ago, was a special guest in the audience.

  • Hope Sponsor, Rhode Island Advisory Board chair, and Make-A-Wish board member Bill Loehning addresses the audience.

  • Wish parent Kristen Nelson shares reflections on her daughter Letty’s wish to go to Hawaii to see where Magnum P.I. was filmed.

  • Wish child Letty and her brother Joshua join their mom on stage following her remarks.

  • Wish child Hannah, who wished to go to Hawaii, played her ukulele for the audience.

  • Wish child Cameron, who went to Legoland for his wish, kicks off the live auction with WPRI-TV meteorologist and event emcee, Michelle Muscatello.

  • Coach Ed Cooley joins auctioneer John Terrio and emcee Michelle Muscatello onstage during the live auction.

Thank you to all of our friends and supporters who participated in our fourth annual Evening of Wishes Dinner on May 21 at the Omni Providence Hotel in Providence, RI. Over 250 attendees joined us for this inspiring evening, emceed by WPRI meteorologist Michelle Muscatello. The event, featuring the stories of area wish recipients and their families, raised over $260,000, to grant wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses in Rhode Island.

We are grateful to all of our sponsors and in particular, to our Presenting Sponsor Delta Dental of Rhode Island and our Hope Sponsors Bill and Doris Loehning and Shark | Ninja. Also in attendance was Ed Cooley, coach of the Providence College Friars men’s basketball team, who livened up the night by offering a Friar’s-themed package during the live auction. To all of our donors, participants, event committee members, guests, and volunteers, your support of the 2016 Make-A-Wish Evening of Wishes Dinner will bring hope, strength, and joy to seriously ill children through the granting of their heartfelt wishes in the coming year! Photos courtesy of Olga Photo

2016 Evening of Wishes Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Delta Dental of Rhode Island

Hope Sponsors

Bill and Doris Loehning 

Shark | Ninja

Strength Sponsors

Embrace Home Loans


 Joy Sponsors

Arlen Corporation
Trusted Choice
Tufts Health Plan

 Table Host Sponsors

Bentley Builders
Rhode Island Medical Imaging
Rosen and Associates
Scott Couto and children
Southcoast Health

 Wish Friend Sponsors

Navigant Credit Union

Neighborhood Health Plan
Residential Properties

The 2016 Make-A-Wish Evening of Wishes Committee

Auction Chair
Kelly Martin, Housing and Urban Development

Committee Members:
Joanne Chicoine
Alexandra Fairbrothers, Cranston Public Schools
Randy-Lynne Kroll
Arielle Langlois
Doris Loehning
Nicole McDonnell, Macy’s
Colleen Reilly, Hope Health
Brian Rowley
Mia Sarazen, Events by Mia Rose


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