Unplugged - The Way to Play
Providence Children’s Museum’s Annual Gala
Celebrating the spirit of creativity and innovation
Thursday, April 26
6:00 - 10:00 PM
The Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park
1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI
Enjoy a fun and festive evening, featuring silent and live auctions, music, cocktails and delicious fare by Russell Morin Fine Catering. Dress is cocktail attire.
Individual tickets are $100; ticket packages start at $500; sponsorships start at $1,500. All proceeds benefit Providence Children’s Museum and will help provide imaginative play and learning experiences for children and families in need.
“Unplugged – The Way to Play” will honor the following local innovators who exemplify a spirit of creativity:
Ava Sprague Anderson of Barrington, founder and CEO of Ava Anderson Non-Toxic, is committed to educating consumers about health risks and providing personal care products free of harmful chemicals. The company, which she founded at the age of 15, now has over 30 organic products.
Barrett Bready, M.D. of Providence is president and CEO of NABsys, Inc., a company that aims to make whole-genome DNA sequencing fast, inexpensive and accurate enough to be used in clinical care. He was named 2011 Innovator of the Year by Providence Business News.
Dennis Littky of Providence is co-founder and co-director of The Big Picture Company, The Met School and College Unbound. He is nationally known for his extensive work in secondary education in urban, suburban and rural settings, spanning over 40 years.
Navyn Salem of Barrington is executive director of Edesia Global Nutrition Solutions, a Providence non-profit that manufactures nutritious ready-to-use foods to treat and prevent childhood malnutrition in developing countries.
Jim Stallman of Barrington is the owner of M.H. Stallman Co., manufacturer of innovative foam products. From NASA to the operating room, from Washington's National Museum of Art to Hollywood, M.H. Stallman engineers have brought creative solutions to a diversity of product application challenges.
Max Winograd of Providence is president and co-founder of NuLabel Technologies, Inc., an adhesive and printer hardware technology company that helps companies cut costs and reduce waste by eliminating label backs that end-users peel and throw away.
Meg Wirth of Providence is founder and CEO of Maternova, Inc., a global online “marketplace” for maternal health that accelerates life-saving technologies for women in low-income countries. Maternova was named 2011 Innovation of the Year in Community and Social Service by Providence Business News.
“Unplugged – The Way to Play” is supported by Bank of America; visit www.ChildrenMuseum.org for additional sponsors.
For tickets, donations, sponsorships and other information contact Sara Clarke, (401) 273-5437 ext. 121 or Clarke@ChildrenMuseum.org, or visit www.ChildrenMuseum.org/Unplugged.asp.