2023 Children's Friendship Award

Join us at 6 pm on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at the Alpine Country Club in Cranston for our biggest party of the year!

Come be inspired at our biggest party of the year!

Honorary Co-Chairs

Marisa A. Albanese
Scott Avedisian

Have fun and be inspired while learning how St. Mary’s – with your help – plants the seeds that allow children, adults, and families to find the strength inside themselves to improve their lives

2023 Awardees

Lori Butler
Barry Sutcliffe

Alpine CC

Please note the change in venue for our event!

Due to a fire at our original venue, we are now holding the Children’s Friendship Award at the Alpine Country Club at 251 Pippin Orchard Rd, Cranston, RI 02921. Everything else remains the same – the event happens from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, May 24! Can’t wait to see you there! 

Become An Event Sponsor

Join St. Mary’s in sponsoring our Children’s Friendship Award through a monetary or in-kind donation. Event sponsors receive many different benefits and will be listed on this page in the future. Learn more below.

Support Local Children

You can donate online or by mail to support the Children’s Friendship Award. Send checks made out to St. Mary’s Home for Children to 420 Fruit Hill Avenue, North Providence, RI 02911.

Questions? Contact Christina Jagolinzer, Development Director, at 401-353-3900 x 262 or cjagolinzer@smhfc.org.

2023 Children’s Friendship Award Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Atlantis Comfort Systems

Advocate – $5,000 Level 

Navigant logo

Mayor Lombardi Holiday Charitable Fund | Mr. & Mrs. Charles Lombardi

Harry & Nancy Hanoian

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Branca

Ernest L. Crivellone

Sustain – $3,000 Level

Marasco & Nesselbush logo

John & Donna Lombari

Grieco Automotive logo

Hope – $1,500 Level

Mrs. Elizabeth Ingraham ($1,600)

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI

Dunkin’ and Dan’s Management

Hallam ICS

WD & Associates


Accardo Law Offices

RI Energy

DiSanto Priest Charitable Foundation

Gilbane Building Company

Brennan, Recupero, Cascione, Scungio & McAllister, LLP.

Nixon Peabody

Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island

Aidance Scientific, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Wilcox

Mr. Dennis Burton

Marisa Albanese

St. Mary’s Leadership Team

Res/Title Inc.

Support – $500 Level

J.H. Lynch & Sons ($1,000)

Otrando, Porcaro & Associates, Ltd.($1,000)

Jeffrey & Eleni Cascione

Delta Dental

Scott Avedisian

Construction and General Laborers’ Union 271

Aaron Nadich


Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Grilli

Dean Warehouse Services

Washington Trust Company

St. Mary’s Bank

Lorraine Albanese

Dolores Zompa

Saccoccio & Associates

Roberts, Carroll, Feldstein & Peirce

Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. Ltd.

Frank Shatz & Company, Inc.

Optimates, LLC

John Schibler

The Martone Group, Inc. / Remax Properties

Bally’s Twin River Lincoln Casino Resort

Seasons Corner Market

Joseph Raheb, Attorney at Law