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Friday, May 5, 2023
For Our 2023 Gala!
Stay tuned for our 2023 Enlightenment Award honoree announcement!
6:00 pm -- Reception, performances, and Enlightenment Award presentation
7:00 pm -- Three-course dinner featuring food and wines from the Provence region of France
Valet parking available. Attire is festive formal!
Please use 150 Empire Street entrance.
Proof of vaccination or negative PCR test within 72 hours is required.
Stay tuned for ticket updates

Interested in 2023 Savor the Story sponsorship?

Learn about our sponsorship levels and benefits.

Questions? Want to reserve a sponsorship early? Contact PPL Philanthropic Engagement Manager Alex Rempis at

Our 2023 Host Committee

Paul Anghinetti (BofA)
Stephen & Hazel Ashworth
Tom & Toto Bryson
Ned & Christine Capozzi
Erin Chace
JP Couture
Laina Crowthers
Rande D'Antuono & Buck Aspirinio
Sean Dagesse
Adriana Dawson
Elizabeth Debs
Jo DuBiel

Rob & Marilyn Edwards
Tripp Evans & Ed Cabral
Larry & Katharine Flynn
Kathleen & Barry Hittner
Stacy & Ryan Hurley
Billy Kepner & Joe Zappala
Sally Lapides & Art Solomon
Tad Lawrence & Vicky Seelen
Lauri & Terry Lee
Rodney Eric López &
Noni Thomas López
Cathy Lund & Peter Karczmar
Maureen McDonald

Eve Veliz-Moran & Pat Moran
Jane O'Farrell & Richard Sherman
Mary Olenn
Jaymin & Kinnari Patel
Mark Pompelia & Charles Flora
Isabella Porter & Ned Levine
Eric Rietveld & Nick Autiello
Jackie Savoie & Dennis McCool
Arun & Barbara Singh
Brett Smiley & James DeRentis
Jen and Frank Sousa
Sally McDonald Willis &
Raymond Willis III

Mary O-Violet Wrap-ppss

2022 Enlightenment Award Recipient

Mary B. Olenn

The Enlightenment Award is presented to those who have demonstrated their commitment to and passion for the mission of Providence Public Library, the ideals exemplified by a life of learning, and the value and importance of sharing knowledge. As we look to PPL's future as a leading 21st-century library, growing and evolving to bring bold new ideas to fruition while listening to and co-creating with our community, we are thrilled to recognize and honor Mary B. Olenn -- the first woman to chair PPL's Board of Trustees and whose passion for the Library and fierce dedication to its mission is unsurpassed.

Thank you to our 2022 Event Partners & Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

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The Doogilvies

Gold Sponsors

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The Debs Family

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Kathleen and Barry Hittner

Bronze Sponsors

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Ms. Maria Goncalves and Mr. Joseph Miller

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Mrs. Dorothy McCulloch in honor of Mary Olenn

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Arun and Barbara Singh

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Jo DuBiel

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Anne & Michael Szostak

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Drs. Kevin & Laina Crowthers

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Suzanne & Terry Murray