Central Falls, RI – Progreso Latino’s Board Chairwoman Liz
Goodermote announced that the 41st
Anniversary Gala’s date has been
set for September 28, 2018 at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, at 60 Rhodes Place,
Cranston, RI 02905. The gala is the agency’s largest fundraiser, and will raise
awareness about domestic violence in the Latino and immigrant community.
“For 41 years,
Progreso Latino has developed and implemented transformational programs aimed
to achieve greater self-sufficiency and socio-economic progress,” said
Executive Director Mario Bueno. “Our 2018 Anniversary Gala’s theme on domestic
violence supports comprehensive direct services and education to Latino and
immigrant victims of domestic violence. We are proud to highlight this work and
our partners in Rhode Island. Together, we are changing the narrative of
domestic violence in our state.”
The gala welcomes over
400 guests each year at 6:00 p.m. with a lively cocktail hour, engaging
keynote, condensed speaking program, delicious dinner, fun raffle, live
entertainment and ends at midnight with Latino dancing. The 2018 Gala promises
to top last year’s beautiful event featuring Rhode Island College President Dr.
Frank D. Sanchez, Founder Reverend Raymond Tetrault, Central Falls Mayor James
A. Diossa and ACLU Executive Director Steven Brown.
wishes to thank its corporate, private and public partners who ensure our
agency accomplishes its mission of delivering essential programs that impact
the lives of thousands of Latino and immigrant community members in Rhode
Island,” said Chairwoman Liz Goodermote.
Progreso Latino welcomes
new sponsors for our popular event and thanks the collective generosity of our
current Gala 2018 sponsors: Amica Mutual Insurance, Blue Cross &
Blue Shield of RI, the City of Central Falls, MetLife Insurance, Navigant
Credit Union, Neighborhood Health Plan of RI, Pawtucket Credit Union,
Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage, Inc., and the University of
If a company is
interested in sponsoring the 2018 Gala or purchasing tickets, please contact
Gala Coordinator, Brittany L. Waters at 401.728.5920 ext. 346 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1977, Progreso
Latino has provided crucial programs that include social services, early
childhood education, senior services, youth development, adult education,
emergency food support, workforce development, health & wellness,
immigration services, financial literacy, policy & advocacy and public