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Make-A-Wish Golf Outing

  • Wish child Nicholas and his mom, Jenn, who spoke during the evening program.

  • Eagle Sponsor Bill Loehning (second from right) with his teammates.

  • Eagle Sponsor Doris Loehning (second from left) with her foursome.

  • A foursome from Dinner Sponsor Delta Dental of Rhode Island.

  • The foursome from Golf Cart Sponsor University Orthopedics.

  • The Anytime Realty foursome, including tournament committee chair Don Parson (second from left).

  • Jay Mattie (far left), chair of our Board of Directors, with his foursome.

  • A foursome representing Bristol Macaroni Company, including Joe Perroni (far right), a member of our Rhode Island Advisory Council and our tournament committee.

  • Eagle Sponsor Bill Loehning, who is also chair of our Rhode Island Advisory Committee, a member of our Board of Directors, and a member of the tournament committee.

  • Volunteers and staff ready to greet golfers at registration.

  • Volunteers Ruthie Lombardi and Tony Sampaio were among those who helped the day run smoothly.

A Look Back at 2019

Ushering in spring under beautiful skies and the promise of wishes coming true, the 2019 Make-A-Wish® Golf Outing at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington was a day to remember! On Monday, May 20, participants took to the links at one of Rhode Island’s premier courses along picturesque Narragansett Bay. The tournament brought together top business and philanthropic leaders from the region to support the Make-A-Wish mission.

Following their time on the course, golfers enjoyed a cocktail reception and a dinner program emceed by Michelle Muscatello from WPRI-TV, who is a member of our Rhode Island Advisory Council. Wish mom Jenn Calcagni-O’Neill, our featured speaker, spoke about the impact of the Make-A-Wish mission on her family. The mom of two wish children, Nicholas and Makenzie, Jenn shared, “Make-A-Wish has made some really dark times in my family’s life so much brighter. It has allowed my children to experience a huge, life-changing memory for them to reflect upon and treasure always. It has enabled me to be fully present in these moments, not stressed. Make-A-Wish has impacted our emotional well-being in such a positive way.” The evening concluded with an inspiring show of generosity as tournament participants contributed enough through Fund-A-Wish to grant the wishes of three Rhode Island children!

We extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our generous supporters and in particular, to Eagle Sponsor Bill and Doris Loehning. We are also grateful to our tournament committee members, program participants, event volunteers, and in-kind donors, all of whom contributed to the event’s success. The Make-A-Wish Golf Outing raised $93,000, which will fulfill the wishes of nine Rhode Island children in the coming months! 

Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors


Bill and Doris Loehning




University Orthopedics


Delta Dental of Rhode Island




Gilbane Building Company

2019 Golf Outing Committee

Committee Chair
Don Parsons*, Anytime Realty

Committee Members
Allan Bucher, H+W Test Products
Michael Busam*, Gilbane Building Company
Peter Jacavone, III, Starkweather and Shepley
Robert Jameison, Fidelity Investments
Scott Lisi*, Gilbane Building Company
Bill Loehning**, Barrington, RI
Joe Perroni*, Delta Dental of Rhode Island
Derek Wallen, Fidelity Investments

*Member, Rhode Island Advisory Council
**Member, Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island Board of Directors and Chair, Rhode Island Advisory Council

For Our Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island Events

Wine and Wishes 2019
October 4, 2019 | Boston, MA

Evening of Wishes
November 16, 2019 | Providence, RI

The 2020 Make-A-Wish Gala
April 4, 2020 | Boston, MA

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