Tents & Toasts: Celebrating Philanthropy on Aquidneck Island

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Sail Newport

Founded in 1983, Sail Newport is home to New England’s largest public sailing center and is considered Rhode Island’s premier public sailing site.  Sail Newport’s mission is to promote and operate affordable public sailing instruction, rental programs and to create opportunities to attract new sailors to the sport.  www.SailNewport.org

Sail Newport 30th gala cocktail hour Sept 2013

Guests mingle during sunset at the commencement of the Sail Newport 30th Gala held September 27, 2013 at Fort Adams State Park.  Photo by Matthew Cohen.

Christening of new J22s at Sail Newport.

Christening of the new J22 fleet for Sail Newport was held June 1, 2013 at Fort Adams State Park.  Photo by Billy Black.


Met Life Regatta hosted by Sail Newport with the new J22 fleet, Summer 2013. Photo by Matthew Cohen.


newportFILM was founded in 2010 to nurture discovery, creative achievement and community dialogue through the art of film. Serving and celebrating both the film artists and the audiences who view their work, newportFILM seeks to expand on Newport’s proud history of culture and artistic patronage by bringing new and timeless voices in film to the Rhode Island community.  www.newportFILM.com

Pam Owens, Oliver Beavers, Meg Braff and Leslie Grosvenor ©J. Clancy Photography

Pam Owens, Oliver Beavers, Meg Braff and Leslie Grosvenor (L to R) enjoy the evening at the newportFILM Summer Benefit at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, July 19, 2013. Photo credit: J. Clancy Photography

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Jeff Rozansky, Kelli Rugg, Genevieve Rozansky, and Robert Matheson (L to R) enjoying the summer evening at the International Tennis Hall of Fame to celebrate newportFILM, July 19, 2013. Photo credit: J. Clancy Photography

aaa Elizabeth and Earle McMillan (McMillan Yachts) ©Quisan Taylor-Lawhon

Elizabeth & Earle McMillan arriving at newportFILM’s Summer Benefit, July 19, 2013. Photo credit: J. Clancy Photography

Josh Janson and Esmond Harmsworth ©Quisan Taylor-Lawhon

Josh Janson & Esmond Harmsworth attending newportFILM’s Summer Benefit held July 19, 2013 at The International Tennis Hall of Fame.  Photo credit: J. Clancy Photography

Louis Rose, Mark and Leslie Godfrey, John Seitz ©J. Clancy Photography

newportFILM Summer Benefit at The International Tennis Hall of Fame, July 19, 2013 – Louis Rose, Leslie & Mark Godfrey, John Seitz (L to R).  Photo credit: J. Clancy Photography

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newportFILM’s screening of the Parisian film, “Diner en Blanc”, celebrated by La Famille de Tanton: Chauncey, Jaqueline, and yacht designer Yves-Marie Tanton.  September 5, 2013 at the Norman Bird Sanctuary. Photo credit: J. Clancy Photography

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“Diner en Blanc” was served before the film of the same name at The Norman Bird Sanctuary at the September 5, 2013 event hosted by newportFILM in partnership with their generous sponsors.  Photo credit: J. Clancy Photography.

Bike Newport

The mission of Bike Newport is to improve, encourage and facilitate bicycling in and around Newport for the health and well-being of our youth and families and as a viable and enjoyable method of transportation for residents and visitors.  www.bikeNewportRI.org

Fathers Day Bike 2013

Celebrating the life of Dr. Elliot Kaminitz at the 1st annual Father’s Day Ride, June 2013

prize winner 2013

Bike Newport Night 2013: Braden of Newport Bicycle (left) with Jen Sannes (right), the happy winner of the 2013 Grand Prize, a Cannondale Quick 6 donated by Newport Bicycle.

Bike to Work Day 2013

Bike to Work Day, May 2013

Save the Bay

Save the Bay protects, restores and improves the ecological health of the Narragansett Bay region through an ecosystem-based approach to environmental action; defends the right of public use of the Bay; and fosters an ethic of environmental stewardship among residents and visitors of the Narragansett Bay region.  www.SaveBay.org

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Topher Hamblett, Save The Bay’s Director of Advocacy, gives a safety briefing prior to swimmers and kayakers at the 35th Annual Swim from Newport to Jamestown. 2011

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Swimmers heading to Jamestown during the 35th annual Save the Bay swim, 2011.

Newport Historical Society

Founded in 1854, the Newport Historical Society is one of the finest local historical society collections in New England. Its manuscripts, portraits, silver, furniture, decorative arts, and genealogical collection are nationally recognized.  www.NewportHistory.org

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Newport Antiques Show Chair Anne Hamilton and Co-Chair Norey Cullen, 2013

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Dodo Hamilton, 2013

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Rod Newhouse and Rod O’Hanley at The Newport Antiques Show, 2013

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Holly Banister and Richard Crisson at The Newport Antiques Show, 2013

Show Manager Diana Bittel stands in her booth, Diana Bittel Antiques at the 2013 Newport Antiques Show

Show Manager, Diana Bittel, stands in her booth Diana Bittel Antiques. The Newport Antiques Show 2013

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Dealer Karen DiSaia (right) from Oriental Rugs LTD speaks with Ron Fleming and his guest, 2013

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The centerpiece clock of Historic New England’s loan exhibit, 2013

1-980x560Alison Vareika stands with Ron Flemming, his guest, and Presenting Sponsor William Vareika

Alison Vareika stands with Ron Fleming and his guest and Presenting Sponsor, William Vareika. The Newport Antiques Show, 2013