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When you donate to East Providence Heritage Arts Inc. your gift keeps on giving!

East Providence Heritage Arts Inc. (formerly East Providence Heritage Days Inc.) was founded in 1981. It is a 501c3 non-profit corporation.  The organization plans and administers many culture-centric events whose goal is to raise public awareness of the Arts and their importance and value to the quality of life in a community.  The most notable of these events was the Heritage Festival which became a yearly tradition for the past four decades. Our mission is to provide cultural and educational opportunities that recognize, promote, preserve and pay tribute to the Arts and our many cultural heritages. It is our goal to foster understanding of and pride in our collective aesthetic, intellectual and social origins and to transmit in tangible fashion a sense of that pride, knowledge, and appreciation to succeeding generations.  Proceeds from these activities are used to sustain the corporation's work as well as to benefit other non-profits.  Throughout the years EPHA has provided funding to the following non-profit organizations:

  • Crossroads RI

  • Big Brothers of RI

  • The Women's Center

  • American Brain Tumor Association

  • Emergency Communities

  • Lauren Zerembka Memorial Scholarship Foundation

  • East Bay Community Action Program

  • Builders Helping Heroes

  • American Red Cross Haitian & Japanese Relief

  • East Providence Recreation Department Summer Programs                                

  • Hope & Faith Drive LLC

  • City of East Providence-Pierce Memorial Field Restoration 


Our Board of Directors are all volunteers who work tirelessly and give generously of their time and talents to better our community.



Clarence Butler, Jr., Chairman

Alba Curti, Secretary/Treasurer

Diane Sullivan, Recording Secretary




Kim Carpenter Brown

Rebecca Chace

Kelly Costa

Robin Lynn Hathaway

James Lombardo

Onna Moniz-John 

Mike Sisto

David Tessier

Tony Vieira




+  Audrey Partridge, Chairman

+  Sandra Soignoli, Director

+  Samuel J. Abbood, Chairman

+  Peter Holmes, Director

+  Harry Mutter, Treasurer              

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren,

and to do good is my religion

-Thomas Paine



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