Townsend Luncheon 2022

Child&Family Townsend Luncheon Logo

Child & Family celebrated its 8th Annual Townsend Luncheon, held on June 22nd at OceanCliff Hotel & Resort. Thanks to Community Partners as well as an exciting Fund the Mission, the luncheon raised over $75,000 to benefit Child & Family programs. The event is a celebration of Ellen Townsend and her founding of Child & Family, originally an orphanage, in 1866.

The keynote speaker, Collete Rinkel, shared, “my children and I were given a sanctuary thanks to the amazing Supportive Housing program. Without the support of Child & Family, my babies and I would not have a home, we wouldn’t be finding our time to thrive and make the strides we have.” Through the Supportive Housing Program, parents are provided with wraparound case-management services and the resources necessary for them to secure permanent housing and improve the overall wellbeing of their families. Up to 12 families each year directly benefit from the program, which is 100% philanthropy-funded through Community Partners like Mark and Ida Aramli.

Child & Family would like to thank the Aramlis, owners of BedJet and Founders of The Aramli Foundation for their very generous Fund the Mission gift of $25,000! Mark Aramli said, “Our Foundation’s mission is most heavily focused on vulnerable children and families in the area surrounding BedJet headquarters in Newport. When we were researching non-profits that support families throughout Newport County it was obvious the mission of Child & Family aligns with our own and we are thrilled to co-chair their 39th Annual Taste of Newport Sunday, October 23rd.”

Child & Family is excited to return to an in-person Taste of Newport! As in years past, guests will enjoy a variety of passed small plates and tasting stations, presented by the finest restaurants, caterers, beverage vendors, and confectioners. To learn more, CLICK HERE.

Child & Family is grateful to all of our 2022 Community Partners for the success of this year’s Townsend Luncheon, including The Aramli Foundation, BedJet, BayCoast Bank, NewportFed Charitable Foundation, the HarborOne Foundation, Bowen’s Wharf Company, Citizens Bank, Affiliated Insurance Managers, BankNewport, Berkshire Bank, Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI, Gil’s Appliances, Corrigan Financial, Neighborhood Health Plan of RI, Secure Networks, People’s Credit Union, our host venue and caterer OceanCliff Hotel, our event photographer Allan Millora Photography, our dedicated Child & Family’s Development & Communications Committee members and all the generous supporters who give to Child & Family all year round.

(L to R) Former and Current C&F Board Chairs, Ann Conner, Lynette Dawley, Laura Yalanis, Sara Hiebner, & C&F CEO & President Marty Sinnott(L to R) Former and Current C&F Board Chairs, Ann Conner, Lynette Dawley, Laura Yalanis, Sara Hiebner, & Child & Family CEO & President Marty Sinnott

(L to R) Keynote Speaker Collete Rinkel, Betsy Akin(L to R) Keynote Speaker Collete Rinkel, Betsy Akin

(L to R) Keynote Speaker Collete Rinkel, Kim Fuller(L to R) Keynote Speaker Collete Rinkel, Kim Fuller

(L to R) Landa Patterson dressed as Ellen Townsend with C&F Board Chair Sara Hiebner(L to R) Landa Patterson dressed as founder “Ellen Townsend” with Child & Family Board Chair Sara Hiebner
(L to R) Mark Aramli, Ida Aramli, Besty Akin, Ann Conner & C&F CEO & President Marty Sinnott(L to R) Mark Aramli, Ida Aramli, Besty Akin, Ann Conner & Child & Family CEO & President Marty Sinnott
OceanCliff Hotel & Resort (A)OceanCliff Hotel & Resort
Welcome Sign, Child & Family Townsed Luncheon Townsend 2022 Sponsor thank you logo image (6.13.22)



Child & Family

Founded as an orphanage by Ellen Townsend in 1866, today, Child & Family provides a continuum of care and housing support programs for families, youth, and elders in crisis.

 

Make a DONATION

Please consider a donation to support the children, families, and seniors we serve. To donate using a credit card, please click the above link. You will receive an immediate receipt for your fully tax-deductible contribution.

Should you wish to donate by mail, please send your check payable to “Child & Family”  with “Townsend Campaign” in the memo section to:

Child & Family
Attn. Development
31 John Clarke Road
Middletown, RI 02842

Your generous donation in any amount is much appreciated!