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Philanthropy
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The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded more than $50,000 in grants to seven nonprofit organizations that assist and support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities of Rhode Island. more
The Association of Fundraising Professionals Rhode Island Chapter will celebrate National Philanthropy Day at the Twin River Event Center on Nov. 18. The day is an annual celebration of philanthropy, and hundreds will gather to honor, recognize and applaud the work of local nonprofits, volunteers and donors for the impact they have on organizations and communities throughout Rhode Island. more
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Why did you select your profession? Nelson Mandela said education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world. I agree. Where do you see yourself professionally in 10 years? If I'm lucky, still fighting to ensure that all … more
Why did you select your profession? My profession chose me. I started my career with Teach For America, teaching middle school in Camden, N.J. I had intended to go to law school after my two-year commitment, but right away knew that was not going to … more
Providence College on Wednesday announced the receipt of a $1 million gift from the estate of Leo Caiafa Jr. to help renovate and expand the school’s science complex, the first major gift made toward the multi-year project, and create the Lucille and Leo Caiafa Jr. Center for Psychological Sciences. more
(Updated 9:55 a.m.) Fidelity Charitable on Tuesday announced record-breaking giving for 2016, as grants through the first six months have increased 14 percent to $1.6 billion compared with the same period last year. more
The fifth annual National GRACE Foundation Beach Party sponsored by Beltone New England and Beltone Carolina/Virginia will take place Saturday, July 16, from 6-10 p.m. at the Narragansett Beach North Beach Clubhouse as a fundraiser to help children with cancer go to college. more
Four scholarships, $1,000 each, were awarded by Westerly Credit Union to graduating seniors at Westerly, Chariho and Stonington High Schools in June. more
Anthony Hollingshead has been named president of the Rotary Club of Providence. He is the president of Swan Point Cemetery and past president of the Massachusetts and New England Cemetery Associations. He holds degrees from the New England Institute … more
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