WaterFire thanks all of our 2013 sponsors, their support helps make our 2013 event season possible.

Are you or your company interested in partnering with WaterFire in 2013? We have sponsorship opportunities available.

2013 Season Sponsors | 2013 Media Sponsors | 2013 Co-Lead Fire Sponsors

2013 Season Sponsors

Alex and Ani

Alex and Energy | Charity by Design

Bank of America

Bank of America

Bank of America has been a longtime partner of WaterFire and we are proud to continue our commitment to this renowned organization, whose work contributes to the city’s vitality and helps fuel the local economy.  This partnership is one example of our continued focus on improving the communities we serve through lending, investing and giving.

The City of Providence and Mayor Angel Taveras

The City of Providence

Providence combines the accessibility and friendliness of a small town with the culture and sophistication of a big city.With a thriving arts community, vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, outstanding hotels, a renowned restaurant scene and so many things to do, Providence is the perfect place to visit. The city’s compact size and convenient location make it easy to get to and hard to forget. Nearby Warwick offers bountiful shopping and 39 miles of coastline, while the scenic beauty and rich history of Rhode Island’s other regions are a quick drive away. Historic and hip, sophisticated and small-town, Providence packs the best of New England into one convenient and colorful package.

Clear Channel Media and Entertainment

Clear Channel

Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is proud to be a media partner with Water Fire Providence.  We feel a strong bond with the radio listeners who have helped to make our stations some of the top brands in Southern New England.  This year, Talk Radio 920 WHJJ is celebrating 90 years of serving Rhode Island.  Meanwhile, our FM stations, 94HJY, B101 and Coast 93.3 provide a balanced mix of music and entertainment, news and information, and public service, 24/7.  Thank you, WaterFire, for helping us to expand our outreach, as we proudly serve the people of Southern England.

Cox Communications

Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising. Cox is committed to the education and development of our youth through its employee volunteerism and charitable contributions through Cox Charities grants, as well as sponsorships, and in-kind support.

Dominion

Dominion

Dominion practices environmental stewardship and contributes more than $20 million annually to the environment, education, arts and culture, and health and human services. Dominion’s strategy is to be a leading provider of electricity, natural gas and related services to customers in the energy-intensive Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the U.S., a potential market of 50 million homes and businesses where 40 percent of the nation’s energy is consumed.

GTECH

GTECH

GTECH is a leading gaming technology and services company, providing innovative technology, creative content, and superior service delivery. Lottomatica S.p.A. is one of the world’s largest commercial lottery operators and a market leader in the Italian gaming industry. GTECH and Lottomatica together, under the Lottomatica Group umbrella, create a fully integrated lottery operator and gaming technology solutions provider – a combined company with worldwide scale, considerable financial strength, and industry-leading customer solutions. GTECH Corporation is committed to conducting its business in an environmentally responsible manner.

Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation: Flames of Hope

Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation

The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation was established in 2004, in loving memory of Gloria Gemma, two years after this wife and mother-of-nine lost her courageous fight against breast cancer. A devout woman, Gloria instilled in her children strong family values and the importance of helping people in need. Through their grief, Gloria’s children realized they needed to do something to help fight this horrific disease. They knew that more awareness, better education and increased funding for critical breast health programs could help women and men detect breast tumors earlier, ultimately saving lives.

National Grid

National Grid

National Grid delivers the energy to the places where Rhode Islanders live, work and play. This year, we are proud to sponsor WaterFire Providence to help shine a light on the rich cultural heritage of our community. For more on where to find us during WaterFire, visit www.nationalgrid.com and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Nortek, Inc.

Nortek, Inc.Nortek is a  longtime supporter of the arts in Providence and a Proud sponsor of WaterFire. From cleaner air to clearer sound systems, Nortek brands deliver a wide, diverse range of innovative lifestyle improvements for home and at work. Each brand is born of out-of-the-box thinking and fueled by state-of-the-art technology. And each is designed with a single, unifying purpose: to make our customers’ lives better.

Nursing Placement

Nursing PlacementNursing Placement is proud to take part in the art and tradition of WaterFire Providence.  Nursing Placement will be the official first aid provider for the 2013 season.  Our company has been in Rhode Island since 1976 and we look forward to giving back and providing a service to our neighbors and friends in such an amazing venue.

The Providence Journal

Providence Journal

The oldest continuously-published daily newspaper in the United States and winner of four Pulitzer Prizes, The Providence Journal is Rhode Island’s leading
multimedia news source. The Company provides statewide coverage of local and national news, events, sports, weather, politics and more. In addition, The Providence Journal brings the community together with informational and educational content for personal health, wealth, lifestyle, careers, technology and social behaviors that impact the daily lives of our readers. The Providence Journal is proud to support WaterFire in the creation of extraordinary experiences and lasting memories for those who live, work and visit the City of Providence.

The Rhode Island State Council of the Arts

risca

Established in 1967, the RI State Council on the Arts (RISCA) is charged by the state legislature to stimulate public interest and participation in the arts and to serve as the liaison to the state arts community. As set forth in the General Laws of Rhode Island, it is the responsibility of the Arts Council to: Stimulate the growth of the state’s arts and the public’s participation in them; Survey and assess the needs of the arts state-wide, and to make recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly; Provide educational opportunities in the arts; Actively support and encourage the expansion of the state’s cultural resources; Promote and protect freedom of artistic expression.

The RI General Assembly

The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

Since 1899, “The Independent Man” – an 11-foot, bronze statue – has watched over the affairs of State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations and its people from his lofty perch atop that State House dome. No better symbol can be found to describe the tradition of local government that still flourishes in the fiercely independent 39 cities and towns that make up the Ocean State.

Roger Williams University & Roger Williams School of Law Celebrating 20 years

Roger Williams University

From our nationally recognized volunteer efforts to our Community Partnerships Center to our pro-bono legal representation, the Roger Williams University and RWU Law community is engaged daily in maintaining the vitality of the Ocean State. As the 350th anniversary of the state’s charter approaches, the University looks to advance the legacy of Roger Williams himself. RWU Law celebrates 20 years as a unique source of independent legal expertise, training future leaders while elevating debate and dialogue. Our marine biology program hits the 40-year mark with an array of public-benefit efforts such as the thriving Oyster Gardening initiative. In the heart of the capital city, our School of Continuing Studies is expanding its reach to better serve adult learners. The more we help to create sustainable, real-world solutions to the challenges facing our communities, the more we fulfill our civic purpose as a university. We are proud to call Rhode Island home, and we are thrilled to partner with WaterFire.

(Up) Beat Cancer: Joe Andruzzi Foundation sponsored by East Commerce Solutions Inc.

Joe Andruzzi Foundation

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation, an organization committed to providing help, hope and a reason to smile for cancer patients and their families, is proud to partner with WaterFire Providence. The financial assistance and emotional support we provide – both to cancer patients and their families, as well as funding pediatric brain cancer research – helps those affected by this disease focus on the important things in life. Together, with a positive attitude and a sense of humor, we’ll fight to not only beat cancer, but UpBeat it. Learn more at www.joeandruzzifoundation.org.

Waste Management

Waste Management

Waste Management, Inc. is North America’s leading provider of integrated environmental solutions. We partner with our customers and communities to manage and reduce waste from collection to disposal while recovering valuable resources and creating clean, renewable energy. Our 45,000 employees are committed to Environmental Performance — our mission to maximize resource value, while minimizing environmental impact so that both our economy and our environment can thrive.

Webster Bank

Webster Bank

Webster Bank, N.A., is a subsidiary of Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:  WBS.)  With $20 billion in assets, Webster Bank provides business and consumer banking, mortgages, financial planning, trust and investment services through 168 banking offices; 294 ATMs; telephone banking; mobile banking; and the Internet. Webster Bank owns the asset based lending firm Webster Business Credit Corporation; the equipment finance firm Webster Capital Finance Corporation; and provides health savings account trustee and administrative services through HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank. Member FDIC and equal housing lender. For more information about Webster, including past press releases and the latest annual report, visit the Webster website at www.websterbank.com or follow us on LinkedIn  and Twitter.

WPRI 12 & Fox Providence

WPRI 12 | The Rhode Show | Fox Providence

The Rhode Show, on WPRI 12, is Rhode Island’s only local lifestyle, news, and entertainment show.  It’s fresh, fun, and very local!  Hosted by Will Gilbert, Michaela Johnson, and Mary Larsen, The Rhode Show is the place to have fun, eat well, and live life.  It showcases the wonderful people and places in our great little state.  From cooking in the kitchen to celebrating local art….helping keep you healthy to sharing hot happenings around town… The Rhode Show has something for everyone!  Start your day off with The Rhode Show , weekday mornings at 9 on WPRI 12.

2013 Co-Lead Fire Sponsors

Amica Insurance

Amica Insurance

For 10 years, Amica Insurance has been a proud supporter of WaterFire Providence, and we are happy to continue our support of this magical experience, which remains free to the public.

Cox Business

Cox BusinessCox Business provides Data, Voice and Video services for more than 290,000 small and regional businesses, including healthcare providers, K-12 and higher education, financial institutions, and federal, state, and local governments. The company also serves most of the top tier wireless and wireline telecommunications carriers in the United States through its wholesale division. According to Vertical Systems Group, Cox Business is one of the largest providers of business Ethernet services in the U.S. based on customer ports and has been consistently recognized for its leadership among small/midsize business data service providers. Cox is currently the seventh largest voice service provider in the U.S. and supports more than 950,000 business phone lines.

Fidelity Investments

Fidelity Investments

We are celebrating a 11-year sponsor partnership with Fidelity Investments with the symbol of the traditional Japanese crane meaning peace, fidelity and longevity!  Be sure to come visit the Fidelity crane tent on College and North Main Streets and check out the illuminated blue neon cranes guiding the WaterFire boats through the rivers.

Providence College Alumni Association

Providence College Alumni Association

Rhode Island Hospital Celebrating 150 Years of Caring

Rhode Island Hospital

150 years ago, Rhode Island Hospital was founded for the benefit of the citizens of Rhode Island. The history of the hospital is threaded through a remarkable period of medical history, occurring through a century and a half of pivotal developments in medicine and contributing in turn to the ever expanding body of medical knowledge. Today,  the hospital is a national leader in research, the principal teaching hospital of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and home to some of the nation’s finest physicians. Through the years we have remained true to the vision of our founders, providing the best and safest care to the people of our community. We are pleased to partner with WaterFire Providence on September 7, in celebration of Rhode Island Hospital’s rich history and our commitment to remain at the forefront of patient care by creating, applying and sharing the most advanced medical knowledge.

Rhode Island Hoteliers

Rally4Recovery

Rally4Recovery

The Rally4Recovery has been a proud sponsor of Providence WaterFire since 2010. Rally4Recovery educates the public and raises awareness about Rhode Islanders journey to recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, mental illness, and developmental disabilities.  At the end of the Rally, a procession to Waterfire honors the memories of friends and families with  over 300 people carrying written dedications and luminaria candle lanterns that are placed in Memorial Park.

Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is proud once again to support WaterFire which is such a cultural staple and an integral Providence experience.” – Laurent Vernerey   Executive Vice President, Schneider Electric

Textron Charitable Trust

We are not just about helicopters, golf cars and aircraft, we believe in community responsibility and the arts.  The Textron Charitable Trust is proud to support WaterFire Providence.  We help build better lives.

The U.S. – China Institute and Confucious Institute at Bryant University

U.S. - China Institute at Bryant University

 

In celebration Bryant University’s 150 Year anniversary, the US-China Institute and Confucius Institute at Bryant University are proud to be a sponsor of WaterFire Providence to celebrate our diversity through promoting Chinese language and cultural heritage.

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Brown Alpert Medical School

Since granting its first Doctor of Medicine degrees in 1975, the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has become a national leader in medical education and biomedical research. By attracting first-class The faculty, students, staff, residents and fellows of Alpert Medical School generously donate their time and expertise in the local and global community exemplifying our commitment to the pursuit of health to benefit society.  We are proud to partner with Waterfire Providence to share this message with you.  Learn more about our history in Rhode Island physicians and researchers to Rhode Island over the past three decades, the Medical School and its seven affiliated teaching hospitals have radically improved the state’s health care environment, from health care policy to patient care.


2013 Media Sponsors

Clear Channel Media and Entertainment

Clear Channel

Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is proud to be a media partner with Water Fire Providence.  We feel a strong bond with the radio listeners who have helped to make our stations some of the top brands in Southern New England.  This year, Talk Radio 920 WHJJ is celebrating over 90 years of serving Rhode Island.  Meanwhile, our FM stations, 94HJY, B101 and Coast 93.3 provide a balanced mix of music and entertainment, news and information, and public service, 24/7.  Thank you, WaterFire, for helping us to expand our outreach, as we proudly serve the people of Southern England.

Cox Media

Cox Media

Cox Media provides local businesses the means to differentiate themselves from their competition. Cox Media offers a powerful online marketing opportunity with Cox.com (home of My Connection), Cox Express Link and Mobile texting opportunities which when coupled with traditional :30 spot advertising affords your company the geographic zones of newspaper, niche formats and frequency of radio and the excitement of sound and motion of television. Cox Media gives local business a complete advertising solution. Cox Media offers more choice at a better value. Cox Media is On Air – On Line – and On the Go!

The Providence Journal

Providence JournalThe oldest continuously-published daily newspaper in the United States and winner of four Pulitzer Prizes, The Providence Journal is Rhode Island’s leading
multimedia news source. The Company provides statewide coverage of local and national news, events, sports, weather, politics and more. In addition, The Providence Journal brings the community together with informational and educational content for personal health, wealth, lifestyle, careers, technology and social behaviors that impact the daily lives of our readers. The Providence Journal is proud to support WaterFire in the creation of extraordinary experiences and lasting memories for those who live, work and visit the City of Providence.

The Providence Phoenix

The Providence Phoenix

We Tell Rhode Island Where To Go! YOUR Arts and Entertainment AUTHORITY for over 30 years and still rockin’! Pick us up FREE at over 1,200 locations statewide every Thursday! Not Your Everyday Newspaper! The Providence Phoenix, YOUR Arts and Entertainment Authority for over 30 years!

WPRI TV CBS 12 & WNAC TV FOX Providence & The Rhode Show & Eyewitness News This Morning

WPRI 12 | The Rhode Show | Fox Providence

The Rhode Show, on WPRI 12, is Rhode Island’s only local lifestyle, news, and entertainment show.  It’s fresh, fun, and very local!  Hosted by Will Gilbert, Michaela Johnson, and Mary Larsen, The Rhode Show is the place to have fun, eat well, and live life.  It showcases the wonderful people and places in our great little state.  From cooking in the kitchen to celebrating local art….helping keep you healthy to sharing hot happenings around town… The Rhode Show has something for everyone!  Start your day off with The Rhode Show , weekday mornings at 9 on WPRI 12.