Olukemi (Kemi) Folasade Ogidan, the daughter of Jacqueline E. Ogidan and Richardson D. Ogidan of Providence, R.I., was married Sept. 6 in Oak Bluffs to Jeffrey Hines Tignor, the son of Drs. Eleanor Q. Tignor and Gregory H. Tignor of Hamden, Conn. The Rev. Andrew Fiddler, retired rector at Trinity Episcopal Church on the Green in New Haven, Conn., officiated at Union Chapel, a nonsectarian place of worship owned by the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust.
The bride is a consultant with CCS Fundraising LLC in Washington, D.C., where she directs fund-raising campaigns for nonprofit organizations. She graduated from Miss Porter’s School, the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and received a master’s degree in philanthropic studies from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
Her father is executive director of Trinity Restoration Inc. in Providence, R.I., and chairman of the board of Community Preparatory School. He is also president of SWAP Inc. (Stop Wasting Abandoned Property), Rhode Island’s largest private nonprofit community development corporation dedicated to building low-income housing. The bride’s mother is an analyst with Bank of America’s card services division and coordinator of the mentoring program for 100 Black Women Rhode Island. The bride, granddaughter of the late Mary Thomas, is a descendant of Ninigret, Narragansett chief of the southern New England Indian tribe.
The bridegroom is a lawyer at the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C. He graduated cum laude from Harvard and received a law degree from the Duke University School of Law. His father is professor emeritus of epidemiology at the Yale University School of Medicine. His mother is a professor emerita of English at LaGuardia/City University of New York.
Following a honeymoon on the islands of Maui and Lanai in Hawaii, the couple will reside in Washington, D.C., and Oak Bluffs.