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For cash-strapped nonprofits, there are lots of ways it can pay to hold local races. more
It remains a year – and as much as $2.5 million in fundraising support – from being ready to set sail. But supporters say excitement is building around the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, which will visit its future home in Newport in June, ahead of a July Fourth weekend fundraising event culminating with the state’s official educational sailing vessel being opened to the public for the first time. more
As homelessness and food insecurity have continued to rise in Rhode Island, so have the resources and determination of the Providence In-Town Churches Association under the leadership of Executive Director Diana Burdette. PICA serves the capital city’s homeless, poor and elderly in need of help through its food pantry, daily meal site and other outreach programs. more
When Nancy Ryan Gray was a doctoral student at the Pennsylvania State University in 1983, she attended a research conference in New Hampshire with a crowd of scientists whose writings she had been studying avidly. The moment changed her life. more
A dispute between the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School and the commission overseeing East Providence’s finances has inspired the submission of legislation that would permanently protect arts and cultural nonprofits’ tax-exempt status, something many of them are worried is in danger as cash-strapped municipalities look to levy property taxes on the organizations. more
The organizers of the annual BoldrDash race at Yawgoo Valley Ski and Sport took their show to Misquamicut Beach on May 18 and 19, with a 5-kilometer obstacle course that included tire runs, scalable walls and wading through the surf to raise money for nonprofit “Bring Back the Beach.” more
When organizers of the local Puerto Rican Cultural Festival learned this year’s National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City would be dedicated to the state of Rhode Island, they envisioned using the event to showcase the Ocean State before an anticipated crowd of 1 million live spectators and the many more who would see the event through the media. more
At its annual meeting Wednesday evening, the Rhode Island Foundation presented its three annual awards to Rhode Islanders “who have shown tremendous leadership and dedication to improving out state and the quality of life for others through their philanthropy and community engagement,” according to a release. more
MIDDLETOWN – Peter DiBari, president and CEO of Child & Family, will retire at the end of the year, according to board of directors Chairman Donald McCall. more
The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is towed from Senesco Marine in North Kingstown to Newport June 21 for hauling and painting at the Newport Shipyard. The uncompleted tall ship, named after naval war hero Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, will be dockside at the shipyard for a fundraising event July 5 and at Fort Adams on July 6 and July 7 for public visits. When completed in 2014, the nonprofit educational vessel will have a capacity for 36 students on overnight trips and 85 for day sails. more
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