Friday, April 29, 2022
For Our 2022 Gala -- back in person!
We'll be taking a trip through Provence with our 2022 Enlightenment Award honoree, Mary B. Olenn!
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.
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Our 2022 Host Committee

Ed Cabral & Tripp Evans
Laina Crowthers
Sean Dagesse
Adriana Dawson
Elizabeth Debs

Nick Debs
Jo DuBiel
Rob & Marilyn Edwards
Kathleen & Barry Hittner
Stacy Hurley

Billy Kepner & Joseph Zappala
James Leach
Jane O'Farrell
Eric Rietveld & Nick Autiello
Ray Willis III & Sally McDonald Willis

Enlightenment Award Subcommittee

Les Bambocheurs -- The Revelers!

Erin Tully Chace
Brad & Kim Dimeo
Karen G. DelPonte
Pam Faulkner
Gloria Hall
Maria Goncalves
Ed & Diane Iannuccilli

Philip & Niamh Maddock
Dotty McCulloch
Maureen McDonald
Ruth Mullen
Charles Otto & Carol Grant
Mike & Mary Schwartz
Joel & Kate Stark

Howard & Kim Sutton
Mike & Anne Szostak
Cheryl Greenfield Teverow
Dale Thompson
Jim Vincent
Michelle Walker

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 2021 Event Partners

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