Thank to all of our 2014 WaterFire Providence Sponsors, their support makes our 2014 event season possible.

With the generous support of the Rhode Island community, we are able to bring another magical season full of special events and surprises to Downtown Providence. We look forward to enriching the lives of both residents and visitors to our great city with another magnificent season, and are very grateful to all of our corporate sponsors.

2014 Season Sponsors | 2014 Co-Lead Fire Sponsors | 2014 Media Sponsors | Basin Fire Sponsors

Season Sponsors

Alex and Ani

Alex and Ani

Bank of America

Bank of America 2014

“WaterFire is a signature Providence event, a tremendous testament to the city’s creative talent and energy,” said Bill Hatfield, Rhode Island president, Bank of America. “It connects artists, businesses and the community as a whole in a partnership that reflects a collective commitment to making our city an engaging, culturally vibrant place to live and work.”

Brown University in celebration of its 250th Anniversary

Brown University's 250th Anniversary

Brown University marks the 250th anniversary of its founding with 15 months of events and activities designed to share a fuller and deeper understanding of the University and its historic and ongoing partnership with Providence and Rhode Island. Sponsoring WaterFire Providence, founded by alumnus Barnaby Evans, is an opportunity to invite all Rhode Islanders to the magical open-air testament to creative expression that celebrates our capital city.

Clear Channel Media and Entertainment

Clear Channel Media + Entertainment

Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is proud to be a media partner with WaterFire 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 WHJJ-AM changed its name to “NewsRadio 920” to highlight our commitment to providing up-to-the minute news, traffic and weather. 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 Providence, for helping us to expand our outreach, as we proudly serve the people of Southern New England.

The City of Providence and Mayor Angel Taveras

The City of ProvidenceProvidence 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.

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.

Cumulus Radio

Cumulus Media

Dominion Power and Energy

Dominion Energy

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.

Gilead

Gilead

At Gilead, we are inspired by the opportunity to address unmet medical needs for people living with life-threatening diseases.  We are proud to sponsor WaterFire Providence’s 20th anniversary and light a fire in recognition of the more than 3 million Americans living with hepatitis C.

Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation

The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation

The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation is pleased to sponsor WaterFire Providence, as we celebrate and honor those who are/have been affected by breast cancer. In partnership with WaterFire Providence, Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life™ is meant to bring together the community in one location with a mission of hope and support. The Gloria Gemma Foundation is a resource when patients and families need it most.

GTECH

GTECH

GTECH’s philanthropic efforts focus on supporting educational programs and arts and cultural organizations that benefit inner-city youth and promote cultural diversity and environmental programs, especially those that seek to preserve natural recreation areas for families. To that end, WaterFire Providence is a natural partnership that accomplishes many of GTECH’s philanthropic goals to enhance and improve the communities in which we work.

National Grid

National Grid

National Grid delivers the energy to the places where Rhode Islanders live, work and play. This year, we are once again proud to be a sponsor of WaterFire Providence to help shine a light on the rich cultural heritage of our community. Please visit www.nationalgrid.com and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for energy-saving ideas for home and business.

Nortek, Inc.

Nortek, Inc.

At Nortek, we make the places where people live and work better with innovative air management, security, automation and audio visual products. We are pleased to partner with WaterFire Providence to celebrate the city and community that has been home to our global headquarters for almost 50 years.

Nursing Placement Home Health & Hospice Care

 

Nursing PlacementNursing Placement Home Health & Hospice Care is proud to take part in the art and tradition of WaterFire Providence. Nursing Placement will be the official first aid provider for the 2014 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

The Providence Journal

The Providence Journal has been a proud media sponsor of WaterFire Providence for three consecutive seasons. We value our partnership with WaterFire Providence and are pleased to support this wonderful event that brings our community together.

The RI General Assembly

The State of Rhode Island General Assembly

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.

The Rhode Island State Council of the Arts

Rhode Island State Council On The Arts

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.

 

Unitarian Universalist Association

Unitarian Universalist Association

The Unitarian Universalist Association is proud to be the first-ever faith sponsor of WaterFire Providence. We are a covenantal faith community without spiritual boundaries, whose members are diverse in belief, identity, and background, united by a call to stand on the side of love, justice, and peace. Like WaterFire Providence, we believe in building community through creative transformation—the more we contribute to the greater good, the more we live out our moral responsibility as believers in what is good, what is right, and what is just.

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.

WPRI 12 & FOX Providence & The Rhode Show

WPRI 12 | The Rhode Show | Fox Providence

WPRI 12 and The Rhode Show are proud to partner once again with WaterFire Providence. The Rhode Show celebrates and 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.

Co-lead Fire Sponsors

Amica Insurance

Amica Insurance

For 11 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.

Bank of America

Bank of America 2014

Brown University Alumni Association

Brown University Alumni Association

The Brown Alumni Association (BAA) seeks to unite alumni efforts in support of Brown by nurturing each alumna and alumnus’s relationships with the University and with other alumni.

Cox Business

Cox Business

Cox 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.

Confuscious Institute

Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute is an educational resource dedicated to benefit students, educators, individuals, and businesses in the local region through quality Chinese language and culture education

Fidelity Investments

Fidelity Investments

Fidelity Investments is celebrating a 12-year sponsor partnership with WaterFire Providence by distributing Japanese origami cranes hand-folded by Fidelity employees to all WaterFire guests. These cranes are a symbol of peace, fidelity and longevity.

Rhode Island Hoteliers

Great places to stay when visiting Providence and WaterFire: The Omni Providence Hotel, Providence Biltmore, Hotel Providence, Hampton Inn & Suites, Downtown Providence Courtyard, Marriot Providence Downtown, Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, and Hilton Providence.

Textron Charitable Trust

University of Rhode Island College of Business

University of Rhode Island College of Business Administration

Outreach is at the core of the mission for both the University of Rhode Island and the College of Business. On the anniversary of the College’s 90th year educating those who have, are, and will soon lead and manage change in the global business economy, the URI College of Business Administration is proud to sponsor WaterFire Providence, which, like the College of Business, is a brilliant light powering Rhode Island.

Webster Bank

Webster Bank | Living Up To You

We are pleased to support WaterFire Providence® whose inspirational Waterfire sculpture transforms our downtown experience and celebrates the city’s renaissance.

Webster Bank, NA., Member FDIC
The Webster symbol and Webster Bank are registered in the U.S. Patent and trademark office.

Media Sponsors

Clear Channel Media and Entertainment

Clear Channel Media + Entertainment

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 WHJJ-AM changed its name to “NewsRadio 920” to highlight our commitment to providing up-to-the minute news, traffic and weather. 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 New England.

Cox Media

Cox Media

 

Cox Media’s unparalleled targeting allows you to spend your advertising dollars more effectively with demographic, lifestyle and geographic targeting. Highlighting your business to the right customer to build your bottom line. Offering a full service partnership with industry-leading insights, research and production capabilities, our partnership focuses on understanding you. Our team of experts will customize an advertising solution with your goals in mind. Destination content associates your business with the lifestyle, news and entertainment content that attracts your target customers and sets you apart from your competition on-air and online.

WPRI 12 & FOX Providence & The Rhode Show

WPRI 12 | The Rhode Show | Fox Providence

WPRI 12 and The Rhode Show are proud to partner once again with WaterFire Providence. The Rhode Show celebrates and 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.

The Providence Journal

The Providence Journal

The Providence Journal has been a proud media sponsor of WaterFire Providence for three consecutive seasons. We value our partnership with Waterfire and are pleased to support this wonderful event that brings our community together.

Basin Fire Sponsors

Nitto Avecia

Nitto/Avecia

Nitto Avecia, an industry leader in the development and manufacture of innovative oligonucleotide therapeutics, is excited to sponsor the first WaterFire Event of 2014. Nitto Avecia is headquartered in Milford, Massachusetts, and we look for opportunities to support local organizations and charities whenever possible. With the TIDES conference located in Providence this year we were happy to sponsor WaterFire, as we believe this event will benefit the City of Providence and be enjoyed by our friends and clients at the conference.

Land Trust Alliance

Land Trust Alliance

New England Bridge Conference

New England Bridge Conference

The New England Bridge Conference is pleased to host the 2014 North American Bridge Championship in Providence. Players from all over the world will be in Providence competing in the Championship. WaterFire Providence will capture the spirit of Providence and will give the players a unique and memorable experience of their time in the city.

Providence College Alumni Association

Providence College Alumni Association

The Providence College National Alumni Association, through its National Board of Governors, fosters a spirit of association among its members and advances the mission of the College. The Association also supports the ongoing efforts of various College programs that contribute to creating a strong connection to Providence College among its members. The Alumni Association has a wonderful history of service to the College rich with tradition and volunteerism. There are thirteen formal regional clubs and eighteen less formal regional associations. A variety of events are held each year including sports nights, career nights, community service activities and cultural affairs. Literally hundreds of alumni volunteers donate their time and talents in order to make these events successful.

Federal Bar Assocation, Rhode Island Chapter

Federal Bar Association

The Federal Bar Association is comprised of both practicing attorneys and members of the federal judiciary. Its mission is to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and the needs of federal practitioners, the federal judiciary and the public they serve. The Rhode Island Chapter of the FBA has chosen to partner with WaterFire for this event being held in connection with the 2014 Annual Meeting and Convention of the FBA in order to highlight the unique culture of Rhode Island for attendees from throughout the United States.

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