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11th Annual Beacon of Hope 2020 Community Luncheon
March 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The David B. Miller Family Foundation Presents The 11th Annual Beacon of Hope 2020 Community Luncheon Featuring The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy
We are pleased to welcome The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy as our luncheon speaker. Kennedy is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the nation’s leading political voice on mental illness and addiction.
During his 16-year career representing Rhode Island in Congress, he worked aggressively to end medical and societal discrimination against these illnesses, highlighted by his lead sponsorship of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008—and his brave openness about his own mental health challenges.
Get ready for the sounds of RAINNE! Named for the various elemental twists that rain storms take — from a light inconvenient drizzle to an unequivocally torrential downpour — rising alt-pop duo RAINNE are drenched in emotional catharsis to their core.
Featuring singer-songwriter Annie Dingwall and saxophonist/engineer Justin Klunk, the duo blend a sophisticated pop songwriting prowess with a late-night-drive of a West Coast mystique that recalls the introspective bops of Bishop Briggs, Dua Lipa and Lorde. “We wanted something that reflected the darker, brooding, moody, aggressive music that we make,” Annie explains of the band’s fully soaked moniker. “A lot of people like rain. It’s not always necessarily in a negative context.”
2020 Event Committee
Kate and Art Anderson
Jessica Slay, LPC-S
Founding Luncheon Chair