Catalog/Articles PCL Website

The Future is Now - an Enjoyable Evening!

June 13, 2017 - 11:46am -- sshea

PCL's Spring fundraiser, The Future is Now, took place at Hotel Providence on June 1.  Board members, PCL staff, friends, corporate sponsors and other supporters of the Library gathered to enjoy fine hors d'oevres, drinks and excellent jazz from Joe Potenza's trio. 

Sadly,  the event’s honoree, Senator Jack Reed, was called away to Iraq and couldn’t attend. His Community Affairs Coordinator, Erin Arcand, came as his representative. However, both Congressman Cicilline and Mayor Jorge Elorza attended and both had warm words for the audience about PCL's work.

The fundraiser raised $32,000 and $5,500 of 50/50 raffle tickets were sold. Thanks to everyone who supported us! The Future is Now is generously sponsored by IGT, RDW Group, Adler, Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., Jyothi Subramaniam, UnitedHealthcare, McKenney, Quigley &Clarkin, LLP, Residential Properties Ltd and WD & Associates, Inc. 

Enjoy some images from the event in the slideshow (this will be updated with additional images and captions). Photos are by Cat Laine.


  • Library staff Sarah Gluck, Emily LeMay, Charyl Space, Judanne Hamidzada
  • More lovely library staff! Christine Williams, Ayesha Thompson, Antonia Garcia, Edilberta Trejo
  • Library Director Jeff Cannell and Mayor Jorge Elorza
  • Longtime PCL supporters Joan Gelch and Morris Weintraub
  • Maureen Krasnow and Stanley Bleecker
  • PCL Board members Joan Dagle, Cyndie Wilmot (President) and Mark McKenney
  • Chad Nelson, Brent Runyon, Jason Tranchida, Matthew Lawrence
  • Eve Broffman, Tammi Barlow, Kim Fraser, Angela Wiszek and Elena Chiaradio from event sponsor IGT
  • Board member and event sponsor Jyoti Subramaniam (far right),her husband Shivan and guests
  • Guest, PCL Board member Debbie Schimberg, PPL Executive Director Jack Martin
  • Guest storyteller Diane Postoian enthralls the audience
  • The Joe Potenza trio supplied some great music
  • PCL staff Sara Huber, Ayesha Thompson, Maria Melvin
  • Stephen Nelson, Amy Moses, Board member Avital Chatto
  • Kelly Kincaid, Micheal D'Ippolito, Stephen Nelson, Hamza Chaudary from event sponsor Adler, Pollock & Sheehan, PC
  • Susan Eikinas from IGT, Alicia Anchuakaitis from UnitedHealthcare and Erika Benson from IGT
  • Roger Blumberg, Christina Mitchell
  • Victoria Wilson, Debbie Schimberg, Peter Armitage
  • PCL Finance Director Sue Gibbs, Richard Lappin and Bill & Tammie Delmage from event sponsor WD & Associates
  • Jay Conway, Sandy Fern, Marla Cooperrider, guest, Mike Masseur from event sponsor RDW Group