18th Annual Seaside Gala

Celebrating Community Spirit

The 18th Annual Seaside Gala was held Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 5:30 pm at Atlantic Resort Newport, 240 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, RI. It was our honor to introduce Rilwan K. Feyisitan, Jr., East Bay Community Action Program’s (EBCAP) new President and CEO, as we celebrated the community spirit that supports EBCAP’s wide array of health and human services!

“A Starry Soiree”

This year’s theme was “A Starry Soiree.” Premier Sponsor, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, helped us honor all our stars during a fun-filled evening that included music, an awards presentation, a silent auction, raffles, delicious food, and good friends! The event began with a cocktail hour at 5:30 pm, followed by a seated meal, awards, and entertainment by the Mike Moran Band.

Awards Presentation

The stars were brightly shining as we celebrated accomplishments and recognized community partners during a special awards presentation. This year’s Public Service Award and Vision Award Honorees were:

The 2023 Public Service Award Honoree:

David Bachrach, Community Development Director, City of East Providence, RI

The 2023 Vision Award Honorees:

Baby Steps Advisory Group: Amintha Cinotti, Louisa Boatwright, Lissa Fernandez, and Linda Finn

Brenda and Cameron Booth

Gates of Hope

Tonya Glantz, MSW, PhD

Online Auction

Our online auction offered wide variety of auction items up for bid – travel, getaways, golf, dining, family fun, unique experiences, tickets to sporting events and shows, and more! The auction ran through June 15th on www.biddingforgood.com.

Event Attire

Business after hours. Guests were encouraged to dress in shades of blue or gold and to add some sparkle to their ensemble – all in keeping with the “Starry Soiree” theme.


Ticket sales are now closed.


Many thanks to our dedicated sponsors! We are most grateful for your generous support.

Premier Sponsor, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

Platinum Sponsor, BankNewport

Platinum Sponsor, Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage, Inc.

Gold Sponsor, Eastern Bank

Gold Sponsor, Integrated Healthcare Partners

Gold Sponsor, Molina Healthcare

Gold Sponsor, UnitedHealthcare

Gold Sponsor, Genoa Healthcare

Silver Sponsor, B&M Catering

Silver Sponsor, Conley Law & Associates LLC

Silver Sponsor, INNOVEX