Gathering to Give 2023

Gathering to Give 2023

There will be something for everyone to enjoy as hundreds of compassionate Rhode Islanders come together in early June across seven days and an array of featured events to help Adoption Rhode Island make life better for children and teens in foster care. 


Three grand events from June 2nd to June 8th – each in a stunning venue offering distinctive entertainment and moving programs – will CELEBRATE the strength, beauty, and potential of children, teens, young adults, and families touched by foster care, INSPIRE generosity so that being in foster care is never a barrier to the childhood and future every young person deserves, and HONOR the champions whose leadership, advocacy and philanthropy are changing lives and making the world a better place for all children. 


To check out the pages for each individual event, simply click on the icons or text found in the columns below:

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About Adoption Rhode Island 


Adoption Rhode Island (ARI), is a private, non-profit organization recognized as a leader in delivering compassionate and trauma-informed services to achieve the best lifelong outcomes for children, teens and families affected by child abuse, foster care and adoption.  


Adoption Rhode Island’s mission is to create safety, belonging and permanency for foster and adopted children, vulnerable youth and families through compassionate services, education and advocacy. At the core of our work is dedication to finding permanency for children and promoting their well-being. 


More than 2000 individuals are served by ARI’s delivery of a comprehensive array of programming. ARI plays a critical role in finding permanent, loving families for children and youth in Rhode Island’s foster care system, supporting the well-being of children and families, and improving child welfare policy and practice across the human service system.   


Darlene Allen, CEO & Executive Director,

The following is a list of our sponsors as of March 21, 2023. 

Presenting Sponsors

The Omni Group Logo


Michael Perik and 
Liz Beretta-Perik

Carol A. Peterson

Trish & Harvey Bennett

 Darlene Allen & Carmel Merrick 


Blue Cross Blue Shield RI 

The Honorable Judge Frank Caprio  

Jennifer & Jack Foster 

Home Loan Investment Bank 

Linda Loiselle & Chris Lee 

Charrel Maxwell 

Neighborhood Health Plan of RI 

Lary & Stephanie Norin 

Partridge, Snow & Hahn 

Seaburg Construction  

Genie Shao and Neil Steinberg 

Sweet Pea Village Early Childhood School