On November 1, Rhode Islanders and friends of Rhode Island gathered at the Apollo Rooftop in Northeast D.C. to celebrate Rhode Island businesses, organizations, and products, while honoring a distinguished group of recipients with the SSRI 2018 Leadership Award. Rhode to DC, the Society’s signature annual event, featured dozens of Rhode Island corporate sponsors from the culinary, arts, and business community and attracted over 50 attendees, including several new members.
This year, SSRI honored the following individuals with the 2018 Leadership Award in recognition of his/her commitment to the culture, community, and advancement of the state of Rhode Island:
Francesca Craig, Motion Picture Association of America
Travis Escobar, Co-Founder, Millennial Professionals Group
Asher Schofield, Owner, Frog and Toad
Marta Martinez, RI Latino Arts
Barrett Hazeltine, Professor Emeritus, Brown University
Neil Campbell, Chief of Staff, Office of U.S. Senator Jack Reed
Attendees of this ticketed soiree enjoyed ‘Gansett lagers and Fresh Catch brews provided by sponsor Narragansett Brewing Company, while dining on Rhody signature dishes, like clam chowder and chorizo and peppers.
The 2018 Rhode to DC event was made possible through the support of corporate and institutional sponsors as well as individual donors, member dues and the invaluable support of enthusiastic volunteers.
SSRI is pleased to recognize our Rhode to DC 2018 key sponsors: The Narragansett Brewing Company, Made From RI, Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, and Brown University; as well as Kate Wilson Fine Art, Rhode Island Red Food Tours, Eat Drink RI, Cleverhood, Bohemian Bias Boutique, Dave’s Coffee, Dirty Water Sports Bar, Go Nuts!, Home Remedies, and the Blessing Officiant.
As one of several vibrant state society organizations, the State Society of Rhode Island (SSRI) is a 501(c)(3), nonpartisan organization in Washington, D.C., serving as the premier resource for Rhode Islanders and friends of Rhode Island who live, work, or study in the nation’s capital. Our active Board of Directors provides social, community service, cultural, and educational events to our membership, creating networking opportunities and a strong Ocean State community in Washington along with ever stronger relationships between Rhode Island and Washington.
As institutional and corporate grant-makers finalize their end of year philanthropic decisions, we welcome all those who keep the State Society of Rhode Island and our work on behalf of Rhode Island in mind. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org