Victoria Alviti Music Foundation
The Victoria Alviti Music Foundation, one of many programs across the state that is run by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School, is part of the Victoria’s Dream Project – named for Victoria Alviti, who was killed in an automobile crash eight years ago at age 22. Her family set up a foundation to honor Victoria’s desire to promote music programs in schools, at a time when some school systems have had to cut back on music and art programs. The Alviti Foundation funds music education programs that offer opportunities for active participation in music, impacting the lives of nearly 2,000 students each year through partnerships with schools across Southern New England. In November of 2016, Sharon Alviti, founder and president of the Victoria Alviti Music Foundation, received the Partners in Philanthropy award from the RI Philharmonic Music School for furthering the achievement of their mission through significant generosity and outstanding leadership.
The RIGMC is very pleased to partner with the foundation and support the efforts to keep music alive in the schools and in the hearts of so many students.
For more information on the Alviti Foundation, go to www.victoriaalviti.org.
Friends Wayread more
The PGMC is proud to announce that the recipient of our 2019 holiday benefit concert is FRIENDS WAY (Families Reaching Into Each New Day). Friends Way is the only family bereavement center in Rhode Island, serving families throughout Southeastern New England. Staffed with highly qualified mental health care professionals and extensively trained community volunteers, they provide peer support to children and their families in a safe and nurturing environment. Their services are free to all families, with 100% of their program funded through fundraising activities and community support.
Trinity Academy for the Performing Artsread more
The recipient of our 2018 holiday benefit concert was the Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts (TAPA). Through a rigorous Arts-Integrated program, TAPA, a public charter school in Providence RI, cultivates artist-scholars who are prepared for collegiate and professional success and leadership in a global society. TAPA develops well-rounded, educated, artistic and professional community leaders who practice service and teamwork.
American Parkinson Disease Association, RI Chapterread more
In keeping with our holiday tradition, our 2017 holiday benefit concert was for the RI Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association. We take pride in partnering with a local organization whose mission closely mirrors our own of inclusion, acceptance and finding ways to make this world a better place for all.
Providence Animal Rescue Leagueread more
The 2016 recipient for our Friday benefit concert was the Providence Animal Rescue League (PARL). For a century, PARL has been the haven for hundreds of thousands of unwanted, neglected and abused animals in the Greater Providence area. PARL strives to have programs available to help both the people and animals in our community.