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The Providence Center Raises a Record-Breaking $483,000 at Annual Circle of Stars Philanthropy Event

Posted: Mon, October 28, 2019

(Providence, RI) — Earlier this month, (Oct. 10) , The Providence Center (TPC) held its annual Circle of Stars event at the Rhode Island Convention Center, where over 275 supporters gathered to celebrate the organization’s 50th anniversary of blazing new trails in behavioral health.  A record breaking $483,000 was raised to support The Center’s innovative programs providing critical care to more than 18,000 children, adults, and families struggling with mental illness and addiction each year.

 

Emceed by NBC 10 News Sunrise anchor, Alison Bologna, this special evening not only marked TPC’s milestone anniversary, but honored true community champions who have demonstrated their passion for the organizations mission.

 

This year’s honorees were, Maureen McDonald of Bristol, trustee emerita, The Providence Center; Mark Peterson of Eagan, MN, RPh, chief executive officer, Genoa Healthcare; Dr. Michael "Mickey" Silver of Providence, chief medical officer, The Providence Center; and Dr. David Siwicki of Jamestown, co-founder of Dominion Diagnostics and GENEUS Health. Charles E. Maynard, former president, CEO, and founder of The Providence Center, served as the 50th celebration chairperson.

 

“I am extremely grateful to all of our honorees and supporters for believing in us and helping so many children and adults in our community receive the vital mental health and substance use services they need to recover and thrive.  Their unwavering commitment and generous contributions will help us to continue to deliver more than 60 life-changing programs and additional wrap-around services including education, job training, and primary health care for years to come,” said Deborah M. O’Brien, president and COO, The Providence Center.

 

Major sponsors for the event included Mary Hauser and Dr. David Binsack, Rod and Mercadee Clifton, Figueroa Family Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Maynard, Mark and Karen Peterson, Dr. and Mrs. Michael Silver along with Dr. and Mrs. David Siwicki.

 

Circle of Stars Honoree

Mark Peterson

Mark Peterson, RPh, chief executive officer, Genoa Healthcare

 

Shooting Star Honorees

Maureen McDonald
Trustee emerita, The Providence Center

Michael Silver

Dr. Michael "Mickey" Silver
Chief medical officer, The Providence Center

David Siwicki

Dr. David Siwicki
Co-founder of Dominion Diagnostics and GENEUS Health

*Photo caption: Shooting stars honoree, Maureen McDonald, trustee emerita, The Providence Center; Circle of Stars honoree, Mark Peterson, RPh, chief executive officer, Genoa Healthcare; Deborah M. O’Brien, president and COO of The Providence Center; Shooting stars honoree, Dr. Michael "Mickey" Silver, chief medical officer, The Providence Center; and Shooting stars honoree Dr. David Siwicki, co-founder of Dominion Diagnostics and GENEUS Health.


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