Fall Event

A Night to Shine, Step up for RIC Nursing!

We are pleased to invite you to our Adobe PDF2014 A Night to Shine, this year's annual fundraising event to support the Dean's Development Fund, on October 17th @ 5:30 pm at the beautiful Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington.

Last year's " A Night to Shine, Step Up For RIC Nursing" event in October at the Chapel Grill was enjoyable and successful .We are truly grateful for the heartfelt contributions of our Sponsors, Auction Donors, Participants and Volunteers who "stepped up" with outstanding support for RIC Nursing . As a result of your generous contributions we raised $ 18,000 towards our annual targeted goal of $50,000 needed to support the many initiatives of the Dean's Development Fund. The School of Nursing is widely recognized for our innovative nursing program, accomplished students and dedicated faculty. Your contributions, which afford students and faculty to pursue enrichment and academic activities to enhance their personal growth and professional expertise, have enabled us to continue a tradition of excellence.

We, the members of the School of Nursing Advisory Board who are volunteers from the community, support the School because of the vital role it has in assuring a workforce of well prepared Baccalaureate and Masters educated nurses to meet the current and evolving expectations for nursing practice in our twenty-first century healthcare system. We also appreciate the School's role in advancing nursing care in our community and beyond.

As professionals, we understand the need for the faculty to continually be able to access and contribute to the most current information relating to advances in nursing, medicine, sciences, technologies, and health care reform in order to incorporate them into the nursing program curriculum to assure the preparation of current, safe and effective nurses. While we are cognizant of these exponentially increasing challenges, we are aware of the dearth in funding support in today's environment. Therefore, the resources provided by our contributors to the Dean's Development Fund have been critical for the accomplishments we celebrate today and have become increasingly crucial to meeting current and future expectations.

The many impressive ways the funds have been expended and the extraordinary impact it has had on the growth of the faculty, students and the overall nursing program can be found at Adobe PDFThe Dean's Development Fund at Work on the School's website. Our thanks to you for helping to ensure that faculty and students continue to:

  • Pursue research and practice projects focused on improving the quality of care
  • Enhance skills with cutting edge knowledge and technologies
  • Provide student activities that promote leadership development
  • Participate in other endeavors to enrich the professional nursing program
  • Present and attend at national conferences at professional meetings to enrich the nursing program and increase its stature.

We commend Dean Williams for her leadership and vision along with her dedicated and talented faculty for providing us with continued growth of the high quality nursing program which has benefitted Rhode Islanders and gained national recognition. They cannot do this alone. More than ever they need your on-going support. We ask for your continuing contributions to the Dean's Development Fund and to celebrate with us at A Night to Shine.

We hope you make plans to join us at the Rhode Island Country Club on October 18. We promise a lively evening of celebration!


Sandra Zion Hamolsky
Chair, Fundraising Subcommittee, Advisory Board

P.S. The excitement and fun from past events are highlighted in our Scrapbook – take a peek!

How to Make a Gift Online

To designate your gift to the School of Nursing Dean's Development Fund enter your gift amount at the Gift Restriction section, "School of Nursing – Dean's Development Fund" at Give to RIC.

How to Make a Gift by Mail

Checks should be made payable to the Rhode Island College Foundation. Please write "School of Nursing Dean's Development Fund" on the memo line of your check. Checks should be mailed to:

College Advancement Office
Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908-9980
Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Questions? Call or email Carol Peck, (401) 456-8014, cpeck@ric.edu


Emerald Sapphire Amethyst
Lifespan Dr. Joseph Chazan Alexanders Uniforms
Mary Foote Assessment Technologies, Inc.
Carol Lamoureux Care New England
A Friend Delta Upsilon Chapter-at-Large of Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing
Dr. Milton and Hamolsky and Sandra Zion Hamolsky
PCD Properties (Pat, Carolyn and Dick Wood)
Providence Auto Body
Jane and John Williams

Charles Alexander Balfour
Mary Jean and Francis Bishop Patricia Calvert
Bonnie Charland Joanne Costello
John Downing John Fedo
Mark Foster Kevin Harrigan
Dennis McKenna Patricia Molloy
Bernice Petracca Constance Pratt
Sharon Rogers Irene Watson

School of Nursing Advisory Board

Dean Jane Williams, PhD, RN
Deborah Clickner, MEd, RN, CAN, BC
Michael Fine, MD
Mary Jean Francis, MS, RN*
Moses Goddard, MD
Milton Hamolsky, MD*
Sandra Zion Hamolsky, MPA, RN*
Yvonne Heredia '00, BS, RN
Carol Lamoureux, MS, RN, CNAA, BC
Keith Macksoud '83, CRNA, MA*
Carol Mclaughlin '11, BS, RN
Elizabeth Motta '99, BS, RN
Constance Pratt, PhD, RN
Ruth Ricciarelli
Sandy Stamoulis, MBA, RN*
Carolyn Wood, PhD, RN*
* Members of the Fundraising Subcommittee
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