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Ralph V. Tavares, Sr.

Scholarship for Education

It was very clear that Ralph V. Tavares, Sr. dedicated his life to service making an impact on our community and our hearts. Help us continue his legacy in establishing a scholarship for education in his name at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence.

Ralph served our country in the military, gave the gift of music in 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” , and was a devoted Christian to others.

Ralph never forgot his roots at the Fox Point Boys & Girls Club where he shared stories of his time swimming, playing sports with his friends, and most importantly feeling safe and refuge from the dangers happening in the neighborhood. This scholarship will 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 for continuing his legacy in making a gift to his scholarship fund and being all in taking care of our community for a better tomorrow.

How can your gift 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 Marie-Ines Valdepenas at (401) 444-0750 to provide your credit card over the phone during business hours.
  3. Make an online gift below.

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