2012 Sponsors

Are you or your company interested in partnering with WaterFire in 2013?

As a free event, WaterFire is entirely dependent upon donations and sponsorships. We will work with you and your company to develop a partnership and sponsorship that will address all of your specific needs. We have a variety of exciting ways in which you can help keep the fires burning in 2013. All of our sponsorships are rewarding and fun opportunities that allow your company to be part of WaterFire and can be designed to maximize media attention, create employee satisfaction and recognition, focus on client development and acknowledgement, and more.

We have many sponsorship opportunities available.

WaterFire thanks all of 2012 sponsors, our successful 2012 event season was possible with your support.

2012 Season Sponsors | 2012 Media Sponsors | 2012 Lead Fire Sponsors

2012 Season Sponsors

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Corporate social responsibility is integral to AT&T’s culture; we continually engage in initiatives that enrich and strengthen our communities. Thanks to these efforts, we contributed $148 million through corporate-, employee- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs in 2010. In fact, the AT&T Foundation ranked as one of the most generous corporate foundations in the United States. Learn more about AT&T community and corporate social responsibility.

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 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, Water Fire, for helping us to expand our outreach, as we proudly serve the people of Southern England.

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 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.

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods.  Giving back to the community that supports them is a key tenet of the Dunkin’ Donuts philosophy, and the franchisees take pride in supporting such local initiatives as Waterfire, the Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship Program, Special Olympics Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Blood Center and Southcoast Blood Bank, Operation: Support Our Troops, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, the Jimmy Fund, and the Dunkin’ Dugout at McCoy Stadium.

It’s been 100 years since Juliette Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia for the first ever Girl Scout meeting. Today, Girl Scouts of the USA is the country’s premier leadership organization for girls, with a membership of over 3.2 million girls and adults! In fact, more than 59 million women in the U.S. today are Girl Scout alumnae. Locally, at Girl Scouts of Rhode Island, Inc., more than 9,400 girls from Rhode Island and nearby MA and CT are on their way to becoming girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place! Learn more at www.gsri.org.

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.

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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.

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 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.

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.

Russell Morin is Rhode Island, Massachusetts & Greater New England’s most respected and experienced caterer and event planner.Our signature style is a flawless combination of extraordinary food, gracious professional service, careful planning and attention to detail that shines every moment.

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank® is proud to partner with WaterFire Providence.  As we grow in Rhode Island, we are thrilled to continue to sponsor the TD Bank Ballroom at WaterFire; a celebration that brings the community together through cultural dance and music.  TD Bank is all about making banking easier with legendary service, 7-day banking, the longest hours around, FREE online and mobile banking app, Live Customer Service 24/7 and more than 1,280 convenient locations from Maine to Florida!   Visit a location near you, call 1-888-751-9000 or connect to www.tdbank.com.

Think GreenWaste 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.

We Find a Way

At Webster Bank, we give of ourselves in the communities we serve. This commitment is both a core value that helps define who we are and a tradition since we were founded in 1935. Our Corporate Giving Program helps to strengthen our communities through donations and sponsorships of almost $4  million dollars annually to more than 1,000 organizations. In addition, Webster supports organizations and our employees in activities that result in more than 70,000 volunteer hours each year.

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2012 Media Sponsors

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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.

As the third-largest cable entertainment and broadband services provider in the country, Cox Media is best known for pioneering the bundle of television, Internet and telephone services together, offering consumers the ability to consolidate their services with one provider. For Cox, it’s not about being the biggest; it’s about being the best. Excellence in customer care is another hallmark of Cox Media. At Cox, we believe in giving back. Philanthropy is a cornerstone for us, but what it really means is a critical focus on youth and education, diversity, and environmental issues.

 

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.

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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.

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!

95.5 WBRU

WBRU is always looking for new ways to benefit the communities of Southern New England and works with various non-profit organizations throughout the year.  Contact the community outreach officer at service@wbru.com and let us help out!
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2012 Lead Fire Sponsors

Amica Insurance

Brown University Continuing Education

Citizen’s Bank

 

Cox Business

Fidelity Investments

Girl Scouts of Rhode Island, Inc.

Mohegan Sun

Northeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives

Providence College Alumni Association

Providence Place

Rhode Island Rally for Recovery

Schneider Electric

Taco, Inc.

Textron Charitable Trust

WaterFire’s Hospitality Partners

Webster Bank