20th Anniversary Celebration!

Thursday, October 11th

Join us to celebrate the programs & people who have made a difference over the last 20 years.

Thank You for Celebrating with the Providence Plan!

Photos from our 20th Anniversary Celebration:


Congratulations to Our Awardees

As part of our Anniversary, we honored our founders by presenting two awards the Fred Lippitt and Tom Anton Awards – to outstanding partners in the community. Program Awards were also be given to five outstanding partners in each of our programmatic areas.

The Lippitt Award was presented to Louis Fazzano, in recognition of his long-standing commitment to public service and community stewardship.
The Anton Award was presented to Ready to Learn founding director Joyce Butler and New Roots founding director Nzinga Misgana for their exceptional contributions to ProvPlan.
The 2012 Program Awards were presented to:
Channavy Chhay, Executive Director, Socio-Economic Development Center for Southeast Asians
Michael Sabitoni, President, Rhode Island Building & Construction Trades Council
Frank Shea, Executive Director, Olneyville Housing Corporation 
Peter Simon, Medical Director, Division of Community, Family Health and Equity, RI Department of Health 
Ready to Learn Providence AmeriCorps Members (2005 – present)



A Special Thank You to Our Event Sponsors: 


Annie E. Casey Foundation, Ascent Advisors, Bank of America, Barbara Sokoloff Associates, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Andrew and Kate Bramson, The Brookings Institution, Brown Rudnick LLP, Brown University, BuildRI, Fred Butler, The Chace Fund (Liz Chace), Cornerstone Group, Citizens Bank, Charles & Meredith Denno, Dimeo Construction Company, The Egis Group, Gayle and Michael Epp, Elaine Fersh and Andrew Bundy, Community Matters LLC, Anthony R. Freitas, Joe Gaeta and Rebecca Epstein, Leslie Gell and Rotem Cohen, Gilbane Building Company, Carol Grant and Charles Otto, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Healthcentric Advisors, Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, Joyaux and Associates, Marie Langlois, Lifespan, Pat McGuigan & Elaine Fersh, Peter & Alice McWalters, Beverly Najarian, New England Laborers' Labor Management Cooperation Trust, Olneyville Housing Corporation, Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West, The Providence Plan Board of Directors, Rhode Island AFL-CIO, The Rhode Island Foundation, Arthur Robbins, Marti Rosenberg, Shawmut Design and Construction, The Senate Leadership, Julia Steiny & Conrad Johnson, The Urban Institute, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Jim Winoker, Cliff Wood