2019 Founders' Event Gala //

For the past 9 years, the Free Clinic has thrown a celebratory gala in downtown Providence each October to commemorate a valued community partner, congratulate a worthy volunteer physician, and to raise funds for the next year.  This gala is called the Founders' Event to honor the original founders of the Free Clinic, who by creating the Clinic have extended healthcare to countless uninsured Rhode Islanders.

This year, the Clinic is honored to present the 2019 Founders’ Award to Delta Dental of Rhode Island. Thanks to the generous support and partnership of Delta Dental of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Free Clinic now provides dental care to patients in need. Delta Dental of Rhode Island has made countless, invaluable contributions to Clinic, facilitating dental care for vulnerable Rhode Island adults and changing what it means to provide comprehensive care.

The Rhode Island Free Clinic will also present Dr. Walter Hollinger with the 2019 Dr. Steven Brin Physician of the Year Award. Since he began volunteering nearly 14 years ago, Dr. Hollinger has represented the invaluable nature of the Clinic’s volunteer physicians. Dr. Hollinger consistently provides compassionate, comprehensive patient care, culturally-sensitive professionalism, and a willingness to go above and beyond for patients and the Clinic.  

The 2019 Rhode Island Free Clinic Founders’ Event will be held on October 2nd at the Providence Marriott Hotel, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. The Event will consist of dinner & cocktails, a recognition ceremony for the awardees, and a live auction.

Tickets for the 2019 Founders’ Event are $150 and can be purchased by clicking on the image or using the link.


For questions and sponsorship information, please contact Matt Giebert, our Event, Marketing & Donor Relations VISTA, via email at mgiebert@rifreeclinic.org or 401-274-6347 ext. 211

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