Dancing with the Stars of Mentoring

Dancing with the Stars of Mentoring 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019


$85 per person

(tickets will not be sold at the door)


It’s back!!!  Our biggest annual fundraiser, Dancing with the Stars of Mentoring, returns for Lucky #13 on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 5:30pm-9:30pm at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet.

Hosted by Heather Gersten of the Lite Rock 105 Morning Show,and NBC10 Anchor/Reporter Mario Hilario!

It once again, features local “celebrity dancing stars” and their professional partners from the Dancing Feeling studio in a ballroom dance competition.

Add in a fabulous opening number, dinner, open dancing, a silent auction, and our surprise wine grab-bag and you have something for everyone.


$1 = 1 Vote

Your donations determine the winner of the night’s most prestigious award:

The People’s Choice Award.

You can vote by clicking on the Dancing Star of your choice below and donating in their name.  We’ll combine the online votes with the votes cast at the event and determine who takes home the award! (Some of our Stars are still developing their fundraising pages and do not yet have live links below)

Al Casazza – Textron

Grace Eng – The Pawtucket Red Sox

Barbara Ann Fenton – First Lady of Cranston

Christon Gibson –  Newport Living & Lifestyles

Ethan Hartley – The Warwick Beacon

Peter Lamberton – Cox Communications

Edgar Luciano – Amgen

Joelle Palmisano – Amica

Daniel Rodrigues – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Holly-Ann Turnquist – Liberty Mutual


This Event Is Only Possible With The Support of Our Sponsors!!!








Dancing with the Stars of Mentoring 2018
raised $116,000!!!

Courtesy of The Warwick Beacon

Our Award Winners!!!

People’s Choice Award
Dana Goldberg & Anthony Scalzi

Judges’ Choice Award
Linda Warren & Noah Carsten

Most Entertaining Award
Doug Schobel & Deb O’Donnell

Here’s a Look at All the Amazing Performances…

This Success Is Only Possible With The Support of Our Sponsors!!!





“In Memory of Glen Badessa”

Deb Gormley



Dancing with the Stars of Mentoring 2017

Check out the videos of the amazing performances:


Check out the great layout about Dancing with the Stars of Mentoring in the RhodyLife section of the Beacon Communications’ Newspapers…

05-04-17 RhodyLife Dancing Front Page

05-04-17 RhodyLife Dancing Page 2

The Cast of Dancing with the Stars of Mentoring 2017

Thanks to you the attendees, our dancing stars, their pro partners from the Dancing Feeling, our volunteers and all of our corporate sponsors and supporters the 11th annual Dancing with the Stars of Mentoring was a resounding success.  The more than $91,000 raised is crucial in allowing Mentor Rhode Island to continue its mission of ensuring youth have access to the motivational and supportive relationships they need to grow into confident, successful adults.

The coveted People’s Choice Award was taken home by Textron’s Jayne Donegan  and her partner Josh Morgenstein who raised nearly $13,000 in votes.  Combined our stars raised nearly $36,000 in votes.

Jayne Donegan and Josh Morgenstein

The Judges’ Choice Award went to Bekah Berger of Hot 106 and her professional partner Anthony Scalzi.

Bekah Berger & Anthony Scalzi

and the award for the Most Entertaining Dance went to Rick Medeiros of the PawSox and his professional partner Briana Crowley with an assist to Paws & Sox, the PawSox mascots.

Rick Medeiros & Briana Crowley


Paws gets the crowd going


Here’s a look at the other fabulous performances…

Christopher Cioe & Rachael Capodanno



Ivan Marte & Deb O’Donnell


Melanie Flamand & Randy Deats



Nicole Truppi & Noah Carsten


Shannon Brodeur & Noah Carsten