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Gathering to Give – Children First & Always Awards Luncheon

June 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Noon.
Agawam Hunt Club, Rumford RI

The Center for Advanced Practice at Adoption Rhode Island invites you to an afternoon filled with inspiration and celebration.

Join us as we proudly honor exceptional leadership and dedication to making a transformational difference in the lives of children at the 1st Annual Children First and Always Awards Luncheon.

Enjoy a tasty lunch prepared by the culinary team at Agawam while together we recognize the outstanding contributions that our esteemed honorees have made to changing the course of children’s lives.

Gala at Agawam Hunt

Guest speaker and honoree Princess Sirleaf Bomba, Director of Diversity and Unity at Wheeler School, will offer an opening address. Princess will share insights gained from the depth of her professional experience in child welfare, higher education, and her current DEIB leadership role at Wheeler, combined with her unwavering personal commitment to creating a just and inclusive Rhode Island for all children.

We are pleased to congratulate the following inaugural group of honorees joining Princess in being recognized for their extraordinary commitment to Children First, Always:

  • April Dinwoodie
    Podcaster, Speaker, Writer, Communications Consultant
  • Gayle L. Goldin
    Senior Advisor – Women’s Bureau, US Department of Labor
    Former RI State Senator
  • Harold D. Grotevant
    Rudd Family Foundation Chair in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Rudd Adoption Research Program.
  • The Honorable Jim Langevin
    United State Congress
  • Neil Steinberg
    President & CEO, Rhode Island Foundation


Tickets are $75 per person.
Purchase at https://adoptionri_luncheon.eventbrite.com
If you would like to pay by check, please send to:
Adoption RI, PO Box 6411, Providence, RI 02940


June 9, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The Center for Advanced Practice at Adoption Rhode Island
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Agawam Hunt Club
15 Roger Williams Avenue
East Providence, RI 02916 United States
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(401) 434-0980
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