The Non Gala Gala

Thursday June 17, 2021 • 6:30 - 7:15 pm


The Event

Guest Host: Alison Bologna
NBC 10 News Anchor, founder of Shri Yoga & Service Corps


Billy Gilman
Runner up of The Voice season 11 and American Music Award winner
will perform a virtual concert.

Raffle Prizes



Win a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada for four days & three nights at the Wynn Las Vegas with economy class air! Also includes an exotic car racing experience and a $250 gift card for dining or entertainment!


Take your pick of an exciting NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, MLS, or PGA regular-season game or tournament with reserved seats and all accommodations including three days & two nights with economy class air for two!


A deep-sea fishing adventure out of Jamestown with Blitzen
Fishing Charters.


3 course dinner for 4 in your home, with wine pairings, cooked by James Beard Award-winning chef, David Verdo.


A weekend race package for two people to the NHRA drag races in Epping, NH on Friday, June 11-13 tickets and hotel. as VIP guest of Alexis DeJoria

***early bird drawing live on Facebook on Monday, May 17***

A Note from Our Chairs

While the pandemic halted in classroom learning, in-home visits and still keeps our residential clients stuck in their homes, it has not stopped The Groden Network from fulfilling its mission of supporting individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Throughout the pandemic, all 500 staff members showed incredible dedication as they taught and cared for their clients. As Mom and Brother to Neal, for that we are eternally grateful to them for their efforts. It is estimated 10,000 Rhode Islanders live their lives with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Network Staff never stops advocating for them.

This State budget cycle is expected to be particularly fierce and Network staff have been on the front line advocating for increases to funding rates, which in some cases, have remained the same for years. This makes fundraising from private sources critical.

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Mrs. Mary Cooney
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cooney Jr.

Committee Members

Mr. & Mrs. James Baldwin
Ms. Jamie Briggs
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Considine
Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Considine
Mr. Paul Cooney
Mr. & Mrs. Brian Fallon
Mr. & Mrs. James Hutzler
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Mahoney
Mr. & Mrs. Hugo Mainelli, III

Mr. & Mrs. J.P. Marrinan
Ms. Jennifer Mauran
Dr. Robert McRae &
Ms. Mary L. Bresnahan
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Moran
Mr. & Mrs. Samy Morcos
Mr. & Mrs. Tim Naughton
Mr. & Mrs. James Salome
Mr. & Mrs. Russell Shippee

Mr. & Mrs. John Tickner

Mr. Michael Pearis
Ms. Catherine Nassa