As a nonprofit organization, fundraising is a key component to keeping Brown Play School vibrant and viable. Our supplemental fundraising efforts help us keep tuition costs in check, fund important improvements to our classrooms and grounds, and subsidize salary and benefits packages for our amazing staff.

All families are asked to volunteer time and effort for one of our key fundraising events each year: the Fall Fete & Auction or the Run to Mama road race. Other fundraising initiatives are ongoing throughout the year.

Fall Fete & Auction

Fall Fete main roomIn the past the annual “Fall Fete” wine and cheese cocktail party is our premier fundraising event.   Traditionally, it is held at the Wannamoisett Country Club. It includes live music, raffles, wine bottle surprises, an extensive silent auction, and a live auction for artwork created by the children of Brown Play School.

Below are a sampling of the donors who have contributed in the past. We thank them for their generous support and encourage you to patronize their businesses.

Emily Elizabeth Photography
Gracie's Restaurant
Bottles Fine Wine and Spirits
Pods Swimming
Foolproof Brewing Company
Institute of Contemporary Art
Knead Doughnuts
Avenue N American Kitchen
Luli Boutique
The Dean Hotel
Mary Ann Hall's Music for Children
Olive del Mondo
Oriental Trading
Ocean State School of Gymnastics
Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education
Pawtucket Red Sox
Pizzico Oyster Bar
Rhode Runner
Mystic Aquarium
Rhody Craft
India Restaurant
Frog and Toad
Henry Bear's Park
Create Power Yoga
Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra
Providence Performing Arts Center
Trinity Repertory Company
Alayne White Spa
Biomes Marine Biology Center
Flatbread Company
Rock Spot Climbing
Laid Back Fitness
Audubon Society of Rhode Island
Seven Stars Bakery
Tranquil Touch Massage
Boston Red Sox
Giulia Restaurant
Nicole Gesmondi Photography
Edaville Family Theme Park
Opa Restaurant
White Ash Cigar Lounge
Washington Trust Company
The Sandwich Hut
Dave and Buster's
Fun City Trampoline Park
Providence Children's Museum
212 Health and Performance
Harvest Kitchen
Baby Banksy
RISD Museum
The Veiled Crow
Kaela Rose Massage Therapy
Girls on the Run Rhode Island
Steel and Rye Restaurant
Simon Says Welsh Ponies
Cristen Jewels
Providence Bruins
DA Metals Jewlery
Athalia Originals
Karissas Flax Packs
Rumi Sumaq
Foxwoods Resort and Casino
Boston Sports Club - Providence East Side
Whaler's Brewing
East Side Music Together
Southwick's Zoo
Jack Rabbit
Method Fitness
Susan Freda Studios
Town Wine and Spirits
Ky Michaels Salon
Chez Pascal Restaurant
Sky Zone
L'Artisan Cafe and Bakery

Run to Mama Road Race

Woman running with little girl

Each spring our “Run to Mama” 5K winds through the streets of Rumford. The race is followed by outdoor family fun, including carnival-style arts & crafts projects, gift basket raffles, and the Kids Fun Run.


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