Big Smile. Big Heart.

We celebrate Ralph’s life and his lifelong dedication to family, friends, and his community. His stories circle back to his roots growing up at the Fox Point Boys & Girls Club where he spent his time swimming, playing sports with his friends, and most importantly feeling safe and refuge from the dangers happening in the neighborhood. He dedicated his life to giving to others in his service to our country and later in the gift of music to fill our hearts. His talent with The Grammy-award winning soul group The Tavares Brothers who released smash hits “It Only Takes a Minute.” and “Heaven Must be Missing an Angel” and “More Than a Woman” will always be heard and remembered.

His son, Ralph Jr., and the Tavares Family are dedicated to establish a scholarship at the Fox Point Club to continue his father’s legacy and help give kids a safe place to grow and learn with the tools to observe, discover, and explore for their exciting future ahead. We thank you in making a gift to his scholarship fund and being all in taking care of our community for a better tomorrow.


Thank you to everyone who has helped us reach our goal to established a scholarship for education fund in Ralph Sr.’s memory.

Help us strengthen this fund to serve more youth who need our help.

You are investing in the youth who need us the most. In partnering with us, you are helping break the cycle of poverty for Providence children and teens. Eighty-two percent (82%) of our youth live below Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How can you give?

  1. Your fully charitable donation can be made via check payable to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence. Write Ralph V. Tavares Sr. Scholarship in the memo.
  2. You can call (401) 444-0750 to provide your credit card over the phone during business hours.
  3. Make an online gift below.

Have questions?

Feel free to contact Marie-Ines Valdepenas, Associate Director of Philanthropy, at [email protected] or call (401) 444-0750 for more information.

Donate through our Secure Online Giving Below.

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