A glorious night with Evita.

Thanks to all who made it a success.

On Thursday, September 12, the Tony Award-winning revival of EVITA launched its first national tour in Providence. This opening-night performance set the stage for Read to Succeed’s first major fundraising event: a sold-out reception with special guests Vincent Cianci, former mayor of Providence, and Deborah Gist, RI Commissioner of Education.

We offer sincere thanks to all of the corporate sponsors, individual patrons and in-kind donors for the event, including the Providence Performing Arts Center and the Providence Journal. Their generosity will directly support college scholarship awards and book purchases for our Read to Succeed scholars.

Our Board of Advisors offers special thanks to Zachary Darrow, John Tarantino and Bob Tasca for serving as Honorary Co-Chairmen for a highly successful and enjoyable evening.

EVITA is part of the Taco/The White Family
Foundation Broadway Series.

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Photos by Corey Martineau.

Our EVITA Reception Patrons

Ralph & Barbara Papitto and The Papitto Foundation

Richard L. Bready

The Providence Journal Charitable Fund

National Grid Foundation

Charles Schwab & Co.

Corvias Group

John & Patrice Tarantino

Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

Robert F. Tasca, Jr. and Tasca Automotive Group

DarrowEverett LLP

Bank of America

Dr. James Myers

Andsager, Bartlett & Pieroni

Vantage in Philanthropy, Inc.

Alex and Ani

A.T. Cross Company

Bryant University

Calare Properties

Eagle Bridge Capital

GTECH Corporation

Lender Services

LIN Media

Rose Mastrati

Nortek, Inc.

Peter M. Scotti

Acropolis Management Services

Capital Communications

John Cioe

Corky & Company

Mr. & Mrs. Harry Crump


Eident Sports Marketing

First Bristol Corp

Ford Credit

Lewis and Edna Lipsitt

Martins Maintenance

Mechanics Bank

Aurelia Papitto & Bill Young

Pawtucket Credit Union


Skin Pros

Jaime Tasca

Thompson Farland Engineering

Visconti & Boren, Ltd

WhaleRock Point Partners

Robert Zagrodny, CPA

American Print and Mail

Joseph L. Amsler

Capital Building & Design, Inc.

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas DiLuglio

Goldman Sachs

H. Allen Holmes, Inc.

Virginia P. Johnson

Thomas J. McAndrew, Esq.

David Nolan

Ken Orenstein

RGB Architects

John T. Romano

Sage Environmental

Dr. Philip A. Torgan

Wells Fargo

Motorhead Magazine

Paul J. Brennan, Jr.


Daniel Ferris

Ron Fournier

LaChance Advertising

Charles Sherman

Howard Triedman

Yarlas, Kaplan, Santilli & Moran

Dr. John Yashar

AAA Southeastern New England