Our biggest fundraising event of the year, the Swing into Spring Gala is an evening of delicious food, cocktails, a live auction, and dancing 
that you and your guests won't soon forget. 
This year's event is completely reimagined, with a few great surprises! 

Join Us

for the 24th annual

Swing into Spring Gala

Friday, April 24, 2020

6:30 - 10:30 p.m.

The Atlantic Resort at Wyndham Newport Hotel

Tickets: $125 each ($150 at the door)

To purchase tickets:

To give a donation in lieu of attendance, click here.


Sponsorship of Swing into Spring provides excellent visibility within the community while sustaining the MLK's life-changing programs. We expect 400 guests to attend Swing into Spring, and enjoy a cocktail hour, seated dinner, music, and dancing. Will you rise to the challenge as our community champion and sponsor this favorite event?

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Sponsorship Acceptance Form

To purchase sponsorship, contact Director of Development Alyson Novick via email or at (401) 846-4828 x102.

You may also purchase sponsorship securely via PayPal:

Swing into Spring

Event Committee

Elizabeth Alofsin

Gail Alofsin

Mary Arnold

Ryan Belmore

Alex Brandariz

Taylor Brandariz

Deanna Conheeny

Kelly Doern

Toby Field 

Betsey Galvin

Katie Gray  

Elizabeth Gugliotta, Co-Chair

Tom Hockaday

Barbara Howlett

Rose Hyder, Co-Chair

Suzanna Laramee

Rebecca Knapp LeBlanc

Heather Lynch

Lindsay Lyons

Bill Martin 
Alyson Novick  

Gianna Sollitto
Dana Spring
Heather Hole Strout
Rich Willis    



Board of Trustees

Rose M. Hyder, President

Eilish FitzGerald Clarkson, Vice President

Kim Bullock, Co-Secretary

John Rok, Co-Secretary

John L. Burke, Treasurer

Elizabeth Alofsin

Gail Alofsin

Kelly M. Doern

Matthew Gray

Elizabeth Gugliotta

Rebecca Knapp LeBlanc

Elizabeth Phelps

David D. Schuller

Whitney C. Slade

John P. Sullivan 

Kathleen Taddei

Executive Director

Heather Hole Strout

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