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2016 Annual Report

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DEAR FRIENDS,

The celebration of the Rhode Island Foundation’s centennial in 2016 offered us a time to reflect on our past, celebrate in the present, and confirm our position as a stable, proactive community and philanthropic leader for our state. The Foundation’s 2016 results have positioned us well as we begin our second century. We received nearly $60 million from generous donors, including the historic Frederick B. Wilcox Endowment Fund gift (see page 30), and we distributed a record amount in grants to the community, more than $45 million. Our Civic Leadership Fund raised more than $350,000 to annually support research, convenings, advocacy, and network-building. Finally, our investment return of 8.5% helped to grow the Foundation’s endowment, further strengthening our ability to meet the needs of the people of Rhode Island well into the future. We learned and experienced a great deal in 2016 – some of which you will see highlighted in these pages – reinforcing our vision for Rhode Island: For students to have access to good educational opportunities throughout their school career; That all residents have affordable and accessible healthcare; That economic security is attainable by all who seek it; and That a spirit of philanthropy thrives in our state to support the essential work of the nonprofit sector. At the Foundation we work toward our vision for Rhode Island through our strategic initiatives, by deploying grantmaking and programmatic efforts in the same four sectors reflected in our vision. And, we complement that work with additional grantmaking that celebrates and supports arts and culture, provides much needed funding for the social service agencies that serve Rhode Islanders who are most in need, and supports programs that focus on sustaining strong food, energy, transportation, and natural resource systems. In ways big and small, you – as a member of our diverse and vibrant Rhode Island community – are the inspiration for it all. We are truly appreciative of our generous donors who make our work possible and our grantees who make it real. As we embark on our second century we will continue to look to you to challenge us, to invest with us, and to be a part of building, sustaining, and growing a civic-minded, civil, charitable Rhode Island.

Marie J. Langlois Chair

Neil D. Steinberg President & CEO


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The Rhode Island Foundation is a proactive community and philanthropic leader dedicated to meeting the needs of the people of Rhode Island.

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OUR STRATEGY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION WILL LEAD by fully leveraging our unique role in the community through the integration of our core enterprises (support for a strong nonprofit sector, proactive philanthropy, and thought-and-action leadership). RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION WILL TRANSFORM key elements

of Rhode Island’s quality of life by seeking short-term progress and long-term impact within, between, and across four strategic initiatives that leverage the full resources of the Foundation, grants in eight targeted sectors, and select special projects. RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION WILL INSPIRE by cultivating

philanthropic partners who share our vision for Rhode Island and help us achieve sustainable growth in discretionary, donor directed, and deferred funding.

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Blended learning has been at the forefront of the Highlander Institute’s work since 2011 and a model the Foundation has supported since 2012.

Seventh graders in this science class are working in small groups, with each group learning about a different part of a plant and its functions, learning that will be shared with their peers. The teacher circulates, provides direction, and answers questions. A small group of students in this high school English class are working with a teacher, discussing and writing about the pros and cons of flying cars, while other students work independently on research at their computers. The seventh graders are at Chariho Middle School, the high school students at the Rhode Island Training School. Both classrooms utilize a blended learning approach. Blended learning, “the strategic integration of teaching, technology, and data to increase personalization, engagement, and mastery of all essential skills for all students,” has been at the

forefront of the Highlander Institute’s work since 2011 and a model the Foundation has supported since 2012. Foundation funding was awarded to Highlander as it developed and tested the model and, more recently, to schools and school districts throughout Rhode Island. In 2016, the Foundation supported blended learning in Central Falls, Chariho, Providence, and at the Rhode Island Training School. Dana Borrelli-Murray, executive director of the Highlander Institute, states, “The Institute has had exponential growth over the past few years. We’re at this beautiful place at the top of the bell curve. Schools are knocking on our door to participate. Our work truly is affecting teacher growth.” “I’ve never seen another period where teachers need to change the way they teach as much as they do today. With the evolution of technology,

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different skillsets are necessary. If we’re not harnessing what the kids are using, we’re losing them,” continues Rose Mary Grant, board president of the Highlander Institute and head of school of the Highlander Charter School. The Rhode Island Training School is in its first year of implementing blended learning in its classrooms. Working closely with the Highlander Institute, the Training School focused last summer on technology integration and professional development with faculty/staff. Throughout this school year, Highlander is providing in-class support such as co-teaching and coaching, as well as out-of-class support and continuing professional development. 6

“When you see the students’ level of engagement increase, you can’t help but look for more ways to use technology.” — Jennifer Mossner Chariho Middle School


William Cauley, principal of the Training School, explains, “We have a great relationship with Highlander and a true professional development plan in place, and I feel like we have the right tools. We’re making a current day education a reality in our classrooms.” Laura Jackson, project manager at the Highlander Institute, is at the Training School one day a week. Recognizing that students are at the Training School for an average of six months and classes include multiple grades, Laura says, “The Training School faces a lot of the same challenges as other schools, but the increased mobility is an additional challenge and the need for differentiation is more extreme. It’s very important to all of us that we’re bringing a high quality education to these students.” The Chariho School District is in its third year of partnering with Highlander around blended learning. Currently, the district’s administration is supporting the work of Chariho’s model educators to provide professional development to their peers throughout the district.

“Three or four years ago, we were asking, ‘How does technology best support the curriculum?’ Now we have devices in all our students’ hands,” exclaims Steven Morrone, assistant principal of Chariho Middle School. Jessica Geremia and René Rosivach, the district’s technology fellows, provide a coaching model, working with teachers to plan lessons and coteach. They agree, “The goal is to personalize the learning.” John Labriola, who teaches seventh grade science, notes, “I’ve always tried to use technology in my classroom. This approach helps me use it in the most effective way,” with Jennifer Mossner, a seventh grade social studies teacher, adding, “When you see the students’ level of engagement increase, you can’t help but look for more ways to use technology.” As the Training School’s Cauley says, “Providing worthwhile, relevant instruction will lead to more success for our students.” Indeed, that’s our goal for all Rhode Island students!

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An innovative program designed to help pediatric primary care providers meet the needs of children with behavioral health struggles.

A young teen arrived for his appointment with Keivan Ettefagh, MD, of Aquidneck Pediatrics. Having been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the boy was not doing well in school and was showing signs of anger and anxiety. His mother suggested putting him on an anxiety medication. Was this the best course of treatment? Through a program initiated in December 2016 by Bradley Hospital (a Lifespan partner), a consultation with a child psychiatrist was just a telephone call away for Dr. Ettefagh. The new program, the Pediatric Psychiatry Resource Network (PediPRN), is “an innovative program 8

designed to help pediatric primary care providers meet the needs of children with behavioral health struggles,” explains Rajvi Broker-Sen, MD, director of the PediPRN Clinic. Dr. Ettefagh’s inquiry was fielded by a child and adolescent psychiatrist with PediPRN. Together, the doctors decided that an anxiety medication was not the best plan. Instead, they opted to focus on the treatment of the boy’s ADHD and continue to monitor him. “There are many times we, as private practitioners, have to be involved in mental health problems and, over the years, I’ve learned a lot,” states Dr. Ettefagh, who has been in practice for


30 years. “But it’s good to have access to a child psychiatrist when the case is a little more than you expect. I’ve gotten good advice, and you get validation through the program.” Leila Sadeghi, MD, a member of the PediPRN Care Team, elaborates, “The number of child psychiatrists needed in Rhode Island is totally disproportionate with the number of practitioners.” Data from Rhode Island KIDS COUNT and the American Academy of Pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatry support this: Nearly one in five Rhode Island children ages 6 to 17 – or about 29,000 kids – has a diagnosable mental health concern; in 2015, there were 65 child psychiatrists delivering direct patient care in Rhode Island. “By integrating pediatric mental health care with primary care, we are increasing access to quality psychiatric care for children, adolescents, and their families. PediPRN is designed to provide a bridge between pediatric primary care providers and expert mental health care,” Dr. Broker-Sen explains, adding “We’re helping pediatric care providers to feel more empowered, to recognize behavioral health struggles, and to feel comfortable treating mild to moderate behaviors.” PediPRN, modeled after a program in Massachusetts, is free to all Rhode Island pediatric primary care providers, with telephone consultations

“By integrating pediatric mental health care with primary care, we are increasing access to quality psychiatric care for children, adolescents, and their families.” — Rajvi Broker-Sen, MD Director, PediPRN Clinic 9


“The number of child psychiatrists needed in Rhode Island is totally disproportionate with the number of practitioners.” — Leila Sadeghi, MD Member, PediPRN Care Team

available from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. The PediPRN team includes psychiatrists, a care coordinator, and a social worker. Team members answer questions and refer to community resources; a psychiatrist may see more complex cases for evaluation and/or treatment. Through the program, providers are sharing information and knowledge, building relationships, and collaborating to provide quality care. PediPRN also provides pediatric practitioners with training and education through its website, e-blasts, lectures, and the Bradley Conference. The program is funded by a State Innovation Model (SIM) grant through the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services,

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and grants from the Rhode Island Foundation and vanBeuren Charitable Foundation. Rhode Island Foundation funding is through our Healthy Lives Strategic Initiative, in partnership with our Children and Families sector, and is possible thanks to the foresight of donors John B. and Ruth L. Kilton and Dorothy Hackney Smith who established field of interest funds to benefit, among the stated purposes, children and persons with mental illness, respectively. “By working together, we (primary care practitioners and psychiatrists) will provide evidence-based treatment for Rhode Island children in need of psychiatric treatment,” Dr. Broker-Sen concludes.


Mental Health Facts Children & Teens

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11% of youth have a mood disorder

10% of youth have a behavior or conduct disorder

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8% of youth have an anxiety disorder

WARNING SIGNS

Feeling very sad or withdrawn for more than 2 weeks (e.g., crying regularly, feeling fatigued, feeling unmotivated).

Sudden overwhelming fear for no reason, sometimes with a racing heart, physical discomfort or fast breathing.

Drastic changes in behavior, personality or sleeping habits (e.g., waking up early and acting agitated).

Trying to harm or kill oneself or making plans to do so.

Not eating, throwing up or using laxatives to lose weight; significant weight loss or gain.

Extreme difficulty in concentrating or staying still that can lead to failure in school.

Severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships.

Intense worries or fears that get in the way of daily activities like hanging out with friends or going to classes.

Out-of-control, risk-taking behaviors that can cause harm to self or others.

Repeated use of drugs or alcohol.

FOUR THINGS PARENTS CAN DO

Talk with your pediatrician

Get a referral to a mental health specialist

Work with the school

Connect with other families

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Rhode Island Foundation brought together a cohort of eight industry networks for an intensive 14-month capacity building program.


SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORTS More than 90% of Rhode Island’s private companies are small businesses, employing 20 people or less. What supports are available to enable them to grow and prosper?

Photo credit: Sky Sabin

“This has been the most helpful professional development opportunity for my staff and me of anything I’ve participated in,” says Wendy Mackie, CEO of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA).

To answer that question, we invested in an analysis of available resources, and we’re using the findings to foster a robust and supporting environment that helps enterprising Rhode Islanders start and grow businesses. Read the analysis at www.rifoundation.org/ smallbizsupports.

The opportunity she’s referring to is the cohort of eight industry networks the Rhode Island Foundation brought together in 2014 and 2015 for an intensive 14-month capacity building program. The eight organizations – RIMTA, DESIGNxRI, EdTechRI, MedMates, Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association, Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA), and Tech Collective – together represent thousands of local businesses. They provide critical services to help businesses start and grow and, as intermediaries, make valuable linkages for their members with other industries, entities in the broader Rhode Island business ecosystem, and regional/national opportunities. 13


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“The Foundation encouraged us to ask ourselves, ‘What does the industry need?’ and then partnered with us to make those things happen.” — Wendy Mackie, RIMTA In bringing the organizations together, we identified two goals for the program: to strengthen each individual organization’s ability to serve its members and industry, and to strengthen the network that exists between the organizations. Leaders with three of the organizations, RIMTA’s Wendy Mackie, Lisa Carnevale, co-founder and executive director of DESIGNxRI, and Molly Donohue Magee, executive director of SENEDIA, shared some of their experiences as program participants. “DESIGNxRI wouldn’t exist without the Rhode Island Foundation,” Lisa states of her organization, which seeks “to create an opportunity-driven environment for Rhode Island designers, design businesses, and the design sector to thrive.”

She continues, “I had known there was an opportunity and had been working on it, but Make It Happen (a 2012 economic forum hosted by the Foundation) really fueled the launch of DESIGNxRI. That energy from Make It Happen definitely propelled what was growing and gave us the ability to really do it.” Much of the work of both RIMTA and SENEDIA focuses on economic and workforce development for their respective industries. RIMTA works “to establish Rhode Island as a worldwide leader in the marine trades” through education, advocacy, and promotion, while SENEDIA’s focus is on “technical innovation in undersea technology, cybersecurity, and other critical defense technologies.” And both have seen recent, significant growth. Wendy notes that RIMTA helped found the

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Composites Alliance of Rhode Island and also now produces the annual Providence Boat Show. SENEDIA established both the nonprofit Maritime Cybersecurity Center and the Undersea Technology Innovation Center. “The Foundation encouraged us to ask ourselves, ‘What does the industry need?’ and then partnered with us to make those things happen,” Wendy explains, with Molly adding, “None of this would happen without the Foundation coming in and saying, ‘This is important to the state.’” Many of the cohort organizations have similar concerns around such things as basic organizational infrastructure, membership development, and financial sustainability. Through the program, they received training, technical assistance, funding, and peer support to help tackle these – and other – challenges.

Cohort members agree that they both learned from and taught each other. “Each month, we learned what was happening in the other industries. We often have the same challenges, and I learned a lot about what’s working really well (for other members). There’s a lot of respect for each other. It’s validating and encouraging,” Lisa shares. “It’s also something of a support group. We have a camaraderie now and we know where to turn when we need help,” Wendy adds. The value of the cohort is summarized by Molly, “Nobody wants to break the connections we’ve made.” And those connections won’t be broken, both because cohort members will build upon the relationships they’ve developed and because the original 14-month program has expanded.

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Grant Programs As the largest and most comprehensive funder in the state, the Foundation is committed to maximizing impact through grants, outreach, and other community investments. 2016 was another record year for our grantmaking with more than $45 million awarded to more than 1,600 organizations.

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WE HAVE THREE GRANTMAKING STRATEGIC INITIATIVES:

FOUNDATION GRANT PROGRAMS

Healthy Lives

The Rhode Island Foundation offers grants through many programs. Our premier program is strategy grants through which we address significant community challenges and strive for lasting impact with an emphasis on serving disadvantaged Rhode Islanders. Grants are awarded in our eight areas of focus.

AND WE HAVE FIVE ADDITIONAL GRANTMAKING AREAS OF FOCUS:

We initiated a community grants program in 2016, funding community-building activities in every Rhode Island city and town.

Economic Security Educational Success

Arts and culture Children and families Environment Housing Basic human needs

Organizational development grants, offered through our Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence, fund activities that strengthen and improve nonprofits’ organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Scholarships provide financial assistance for educational opportunities through more than 150 scholarship funds. More broadly, Foundation grants fall into two categories: discretionary grants made at the direction of Foundation staff and directors, and grants recommended by our donors through donor advised and designated funds.

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community grants We awarded 43 grants totaling $500,000 to fund community building activities in every Rhode Island city and town. Grants were made to nonprofit organizations, municipal governments, and community agencies to build bike lanes, design walking tours, and plant community gardens. Plays were performed, murals painted, and the iconic Rocky Point arch was restored to its former glory.


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annual meeting We celebrated our Centennial by staging our 2016 annual meeting at the Temple to Music in Roger Williams Park. More than 1,000 community and business leaders, donors, and grant recipients gathered, 100 years to the day, in 1916 that industrialist Jesse Metcalf established the Foundation with a $10,000 gift.


roger williams park We have led a $10 million campaign to preserve and enhance one of Rhode Island’s most treasured spaces, Roger Williams Park, in partnership with the Providence Parks Department. Our plans call for $5 million to be spent on repairs and improvements to the 435-acre park over the next five years. In addition, we hope to create a $5 million endowment that will provide a permanent source of funding for the Roger Williams Park Conservancy, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to ongoing stewardship of the Park.

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rwp pops With blankets and lawn chairs, nearly 5,000 people joined us at Roger Williams Park to celebrate our Centennial with a concert by the Rhode Island Philharmonic. It was a wonderful celebration – bringing the community together to enjoy one of our state’s cultural treasures in one of our best-loved places.

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By the numbers Generous Rhode Islanders have entrusted their philanthropy to the Rhode Island Foundation for a century. We take very seriously our responsibility to steward their legacies by deploying prudent, long-term financial strategies to maximize grantmaking and to preserve and grow the Foundation’s endowment for the future. We awarded more than $45 million in grants in 2016, a record for the Foundation. INVESTMENTS

Our investments are managed by a committee of Foundation directors and community members with expertise in the field. With the support of an investment consultant and the Foundation’s chief financial officer, the committee establishes the investment policy, selects investment managers, and monitors their performance. Investments follow a broadly diversified asset allocation strategy. Over the past decade, the Foundation has increased the proportion of equity investments and expanded its portfolio to include investments in emerging markets, alternatives, and global fixed income. The Foundation is committed to a “total return” investment goal to ensure that our endowment grows in perpetuity. Any investment return earned over the spending policy is added to principal. 24

In 2016, our investments had an average return of 8.5 percent. We set high performance standards for our investment managers and our endowment returns consistently rank in the top third compared to our community foundation peers. SPENDING POLICY AND OPERATING EXPENSES

Our spending policy determines the dollars available for grants. It is reviewed annually by the Foundation’s board of directors. The spending policy ranges between 5.0 and 6.53 percent (depending upon the fund type) of the trailing sixteen quarter average endowment value. This range allows us to provide a predictable stream of grants while growing the endowment over the long-term. The same spending policy also determines our operating budget for the year. Last year, our operating budget, as measured as a percent of the market value of our endowment, was 1%. A ratio of 1% of expenses to endowment value is widely considered to be an indicator of sound budget management. For additional selected financial information, please refer to page 95.


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Inspiring Philanthropy We believe that philanthropy – at all levels – is an important indicator of civic engagement.

People give when they feel invested in their local communities, when they feel change is possible, when they feel respected and appreciated, and when they connect themselves directly with what they see happening around them. Philanthropist and community leader Liz Chace summed this up beautifully when she established an endowment with us, saying, “I’m doing this because of my love for Rhode Island… (where) I’ve had an incredible life. This is something that forever will give back to Rhode Island.” (See story on page 41.) One of our goals as the state’s community foundation is to build a culture of philanthropy in Rhode Island by increasing giving activity and engagement among more Rhode Islanders. More philanthropy in Rhode Island means more innovative programs, critical services, and community-building work will be possible.

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Giving through the Rhode Island Foundation TYPES OF FUNDS:

Unrestricted enables the Foundation to determine and support programs that address the state’s most pressing issues; see more information on page 30. Field of interest supports an area of interest, e.g. health, education, or a geographic region. Designated identifies one or more specific nonprofit organizations for support. Scholarship benefits students in specific communities, in particular areas of study, or at specific high schools or colleges/universities. Donor advised allows a donor and named successor to recommend nonprofit organizations to receive grants. Corporate advised allows a corporation to recommend nonprofit organizations to receive grants.

YOU ALSO CAN SUPPORT AN ESTABLISHED FUND:

Fund for Rhode Island: our unrestricted fund which supports our state’s most pressing needs. Civic Leadership Fund: our current use fund, established in 2012, which empowers us to go “beyond grantmaking” to influence critical community challenges through convening, research, and policy. Campaign for Roger Williams Park: our $10 million campaign to restore and preserve one of Rhode Island’s most treasured places.

To learn more, please contact James S. Sanzi, J.D. vice president of development (401) 427-4025 or jsanzi@rifoundation.org

Organizational endowment enables a nonprofit organization to receive grants and planned giving support and to take advantage of our professionally managed investments and greater security. You can establish your own permanent fund, now or through your estate plan. 27


In the news RI Foundation awards $500,000 in community grants including paint for the Rocky Point arch

RI Foundation offers $300,000 in health-care grants

— Warwick Beacon, April 28, 2016

— Providence Journal, July 19, 2016

Nonprofits invited to apply for grants from the RIGHA Foundation Fund This fund seeks applications from entities focused on improving primary health care and health outcomes. 28

— Providence Business News, July 18, 2016

New program to help fill need for English as a second language teachers in RI The program, a collaboration between urban school districts, the state and the Rhode Island Foundation, will cover the cost of tuition so that more teachers can gain certifications to teach English Language Learners or teach in bi-lingual programs known as dual language classrooms. — Rhode Island Public Radio, September 29, 2016

Neil Steinberg: Collaboration in Providence’s town square — Providence Journal, September 21, 2016


Rhode Island Foundation celebrates a century of philanthropy

Philharmonic returns to Roger Williams Park to help celebrate RI Foundation centennial — Providence Journal, Another August 12, 2016 — Rhode Island Small Business record Journal, June 14, 2016 year for RI RI Foundation offers $25,000 Foundation grants to local artists

Established in 2003, the Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund makes up to three grants a year, rotating among composers, writers and visual artists on a three year cycle. — Cranston Herald, August 11, 2016

The Rhode Island Foundation closed out 2016 with a record $45 million in grants awarded to more than 1,600 nonprofit organizations. — Providence Journal, February 8, 2017

Rhode Island Foundation awards more than $50,000 in grants for services to RI’s LGBTQ communities — Latino Public Radio, July 21, 2016 29


Unrestricted gifts address Rhode Island’s most pressing needs today and tomorrow.

When Jesse H. Metcalf, an industrialist and United States Senator, gave the Foundation its first gift in 1916, he could little imagine the programs he would support a century later: blended learning in public schools, off-shore wind energy development, patient-centered medical homes, high-tech workforce development, and more. WHAT COULD YOU BE SUPPORTING 100 YEARS FROM NOW?

Unrestricted gifts enable us to focus on the changing needs of the people of Rhode Island. Since 1916, generous, civic-minded Rhode Islanders, like Frederick B. Wilcox, have placed their trust in the Foundation’s knowledge and expertise to determine the course of their philanthropy. You, too, can help address Rhode Island’s most pressing needs today and tomorrow.

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To learn more, please contact James S. Sanzi, J.D., vice president of development, at (401) 427-4025 or jsanzi@rifoundation.org.


Frederick B. Wilcox Endowment Fund “Progress always involves risk. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.” — Frederick B. Wilcox in Unicorns and Tadpoles, 1958 Frederick Wilcox was not one to keep his foot on first. “He was undoubtedly a risk-taker. The investment business, like stealing a base, is about accepting risk while anticipating reward, and he did have a rewarding way with investments,” Ted Mattis explains of his grandfather, who died in 1965 at age 85. His “way with investments” and careful stewarding through the years by his daughter, Nancy Mattis, resulted in the largest unrestricted gift to the Rhode Island Foundation in its 100-year-history following Nancy’s death in 2016. “She was her father’s daughter,” Ted shares, proudly noting “her wonderful stewardship” of her father’s trust. “She greatly enhanced her father’s legacy.” Only nine years old when his grandfather died, Ted says, “I knew him largely through

family legend. My mother quoted him nearly every day of her life.”

prominence and usefulness in Rhode Island financial circles.”

A partner with Bodell & Company, private investment bankers in Providence, Mr. Wilcox later served the former Phenix National Bank as president and still later as its chairman. “He left school at a young age, took a job as a bookkeeper at the old Shepard’s department store in Providence, and went from there,” Ted states, adding that his grandfather served on the boards of many corporations, including as chairman of International Utilities, and was especially proud of having been a trustee at Brown University.

“He was a remarkable man. He certainly did well financially, but never collected things of monetary value. He collected aphorisms and experiences,” Ted recalls. His “collection” is shared in two books, A Little Book of Aphorisms and Unicorns and Tadpoles.

The Brown Alumni Monthly, wrote, “Although he was not an alumnus of Brown, few men have served the University to better purpose than Frederick B. Wilcox (who) died after a life of

“My grandfather had great foresight and trust in the Rhode Island Foundation. By leaving an unrestricted gift, he showed well-placed confidence in the Foundation’s ability to effectively steward the funds and address issues of the day,” Ted concludes. Through his insightful planning and his daughter’s prudent stewardship, he will be helping to take care of community needs for generations to come. 31


“My grandfather had great foresight and trust in the Rhode Island Foundation. By leaving an unrestricted gift, he showed wellplaced confidence in the Foundation’s ability to effectively steward the funds and address issues of the day.” — Ted Mattis Frederick B. Wilcox Endowment Fund


We are proud to connect philanthropic Rhode Islanders with the causes and organizations that matter to them. Each of our funds has a story behind it and a purpose before it. For a full list of funds, as well as a list of our 1916 Society members, please refer to pages 66 and 91, respectively.

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Adams Public Library Endowment Fund and Adams Public Library Flexible Endowment Fund

Supporters of the Adams Public Library in Central Falls include the rich and famous – Alec Baldwin, Meryl Streep, and Viola Davis, among others – as well as hundreds of lesser-known individuals including Stephen L. Adams, Lysander Flagg, and Raymond M. Rivard. The library gained national – and even international – attention when it was closed in 2011 after the City of Central Falls went into receivership. A September 30, 2011 New York Times article states, “The handsome building (a Greek Revival structure that has been the library’s home since 1910) went dark, its books unread, its videos unwatched, and its computers unavailable to those looking for jobs.” But the closure also moved local residents to action. Jerauld Adams, then president of the library board of trustees, organized a group of volunteers to make repairs and do extensive painting. He and Gayle Corrigan, treasurer of the library board of trustees and chief of staff for the City of Central Falls, Office of the Receiver, worked to create a nonprofit entity with a solid business plan to operate the library.

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“The library was a gathering place. People really rose up and said, ‘How can you take away our library?’ The library was the thing the citizens needed the most,” Jerauld says. One month after it closed, the library re-opened. Jerauld recalls, “We had so many volunteers who helped staff the library. They were all die-hard library fans. And word got out (about the re-opening) through newspapers and television. People brought bags of books, and then donations came in from around the world.” Today, the library is on solid financial footing and has a paid staff. Members of its board see this newly-established endowment – made possible with bequests from the library’s namesake, Stephen L. Adams, Civil War General Lysander Flagg, and Raymond M. Rivard – as supporting the library’s longterm stability. “We consolidated the money of those generous people’s bequests into this one endowment,” explains Gayle, noting, “We want these bequests to be preserved in perpetuity, and we know the Foundation will always be here to do that.”


“The Alliance Française of Providence has been a beacon of French culture, language, and ‘art de vivre’ in Rhode Island for more than 115 years, building strong ties of friendship and fostering shared values, love of the arts, and the poetic beauty of a language and its message,” explains Dominique Gregoire, the organization’s executive director.

Italian, Spanish, and Arabic from 12 native speaking professionals. Classes and tutoring are available for adults, teens, and children at all levels of fluency. Through partnerships with schools, both locally and in Massachusetts, the Alliance Française of Providence offers after school language classes and tutoring; it also provides on-site corporate language classes.

The Alliance Française of Providence, located in Providence’s Elmhurst neighborhood, is one of more than 1,000 organizations with similar missions worldwide and the third oldest in the United States.

A bequest from Edith Erlenmeyer, a past president of the Alliance Française of Providence and a longtime French teacher at Wheeler School in Providence, allowed the organization to purchase its current building and provided funding for this endowment. Her 2006 Providence Journal obituary states, “Miss Erlenmeyer was decorated by the French government for her efforts in preserving the French culture in the United States.”

With a network of 2,500 members, friends, and partners, the Alliance Française of Providence hosts cultural and social programs that range from concerts to cooking classes, from theater productions to a choral group, and more. Every year, in partnership with the American Association of Teachers of French, the French American School, and the Museum of Work and Culture, the organization sponsors a statewide celebration of the French speaking world. The Alliance Française of Providence also brings to Rhode Island an educational institution, the Language Center, through which more than 300 students annually learn French,

Alliance Française of Providence Endowment Fund

Her preservation efforts are furthered through this endowment. Dominique notes, “It is of great cultural importance that the French language and its universal message be continually transmitted to the people of Rhode Island and their children for generations to come. This endowment will help preserve the legacy of our institution.”

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Edward J. and Gloria M. Barlow Scholarship Fund

When Ed and Gloria Barlow were invited to an event at the Roger Williams Casino by a member of the Rhode Island Foundation over twenty years ago, they immediately knew they would be channeling their legacy through the Foundation. Gloria graduated from Classical High School during the World War II years and has been a proud and active alumna ever since, organizing reunions and other activities. Ed and Gloria decided that establishing the Edward J. and Gloria M. Barlow Scholarship Fund for Classical High students heading to college would be an enduring tribute to this historic school. Gloria was born and raised in Rhode Island and Ed in Massachusetts, where they lived for many years before coming to settle in Gloria’s beloved home state. During their time in Massachusetts, they gave amply to their community. Ed, a successful businessman and Rotary Club member, worked as a volunteer at UMass Medical Center, and donated the building from his furniture business in Clinton to the Perkins School in Lancaster. It is now known as the Perkin Barlow Human Services Center, which serves the Clinton community.

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Ed contributed generously to many causes since well before his retirement. Gloria spent many years as a volunteer, tutoring learning challenged children in Lancaster. The couple traveled extensively throughout the world and had a particular love of Italy and Germany. During their travels they made friends with whom they remained in touch throughout the years. Gloria notes they always were alert to ways in which they could help their community. She says that Ed touched many lives and was widely admired not only for his generosity and kindness, but for his warmth, charm, and utterly original sense of humor. “Rhode Island is my home,” says Gloria, “and returning to live here after many years in Massachusetts was one of the happiest decisions of my life. I can think of no better way to honor my state than to support the higher education of its children as they enter their difficult college years. And there is no better organization to facilitate this than the Rhode Island Foundation.”


“I can think of no better way to honor my state than to support the higher education of its children as they enter their difficult college years. And there is no better organization to facilitate this than the Rhode Island Foundation.” — Gloria M. Barlow Edward J. and Gloria M. Barlow Scholarship Fund

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Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund

(and later renamed to honor its founder, Christiana Bannister), the facility was established to serve former African American domestic servants. The original home, in Providence’s Fox Point, was supported by East Side families for whom the domestic servants had worked. In 1974, with Housing and Urban Development funding facilitated by the late John Chafee, Bannister constructed a new, larger facility on land donated by Ebenezer Baptist Church on Providence’s West Side. Its funding changed from private support to public funding, largely through Medicaid. Bannister soon encountered financial challenges, went into receivership twice, and ultimately was sold in 2015 to a for-profit entity.

“Like the Phoenix (an eagle-like bird from Greek mythology that perished, then rose from the ashes to fly again), Providence’s Bannister House has risen from near destruction on three separate occasions,” states Allan Shine, who was involved for many years in Bannister’s legal proceedings. Founded in 1890 as the Home for Aged Colored Women

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With the sale, Bannister paid its creditors in full and was fortunate to have funds remaining. “The board had a series of long discussions about where the money should be held and the types of organizations and activities it should support to honor the history of Bannister House,” explains Jane Hayward, president of the Bannister board at the time of the sale.

The board members decided to partner with the Rhode Island Foundation and merge their funds with the Black Philanthropy Initiative, established at the Foundation in 2007 “for the needs and aspirations of Blacks in Rhode Island.” The resulting Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund will support three areas which further the original focus of Bannister House to serve the African American community: scholarships for African American/Black students pursuing careers in healthcare; youth development and mentoring for African American/Black youth; and support of African American/Black community-based organizations. “The Rhode Island Foundation seemed like the right place for the money’s financial oversight, with the Black Philanthropy Initiative being the appropriate partner,” says board member Brendan Kane. “Bannister House served a tremendous need,” concludes Susan Johnson, a board member who earlier was the organization’s director of finance. And it has risen again, now addressing needs through the Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund.


When Episcopal Charities of Rhode Island honored George and Mary Bond as their 2002 “Partners in Philanthropy,” it was noted, “If you go to any events given in Rhode Island to support other charities, look around - the Bonds are probably there!” Indeed, the couple attended events that supported Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Save The Bay, Newport Preservation Society, and Roger Williams Park Zoological Society, among others. George and Mary, who both lived in Rhode Island nearly all their lives, met in the early 1940’s as students at the University of Rhode Island. After graduation, George served in the Army in the European Theatre in Morocco and Italy; their marriage followed soon after his return to the States. They lived in New York for three years, then moved to Rhode Island in 1950 where they both pursued careers in human services. George was a vocational rehabilitation counselor and later supervisor with the Rhode Island Department of Human Services, helping deaf people gain the skills they needed for employment. Mary was a casework supervisor with the Rhode Island Department of Social Welfare.

It was after they retired in 1986 that they focused on giving back to the community, especially through the Episcopal Church and Episcopal Charities, as well as attendance at nonprofit events. Their daughter, Nancy, shares that her parents enjoyed visiting Roger Williams Park, especially the botanical gardens, had strong ties to Newport, and that her mother especially enjoyed classical music performances, film, and attending cultural events. George died in 2005; Mary in 2015.

George H. Bond and Mary K. Bond Fund

“They had a strong desire to leave a legacy in Rhode Island. They knew that the Rhode Island Foundation is well respected in the philanthropic world. The funds are well managed and grants are awarded in many diverse fields using a disciplined approach. It is a timeless organization,” Nancy states. This endowment, created from the estate of Mary Bond, will support two places very special to the couple, Roger Williams Park and Newport County, through our Campaign for Roger Williams Park and Newport County Fund, respectively, as well as arts and culture.

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Robert and Rhea Brooks Family Fund

“We both believe giving back is important in life,” shares Rhea Brooks, with her husband, Rev. Robert Brooks, elaborating, “The church has influenced me substantially. The church teaches what you should do with your wealth.” The couple has put these teachings into practice, with support as close to home as nonprofits in their hometown of Little Compton and as far away as Haiti and Tanzania. Bob and Rhea both grew up outside Washington, DC, met in high school, and married after college, Bob having earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and Rhea graduating from the former Garland Junior College and earning additional credits at Boston University. After serving three years in the Navy, Bob earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. A nearly 20-year career as a partner and director with Cooke & Bieler, an investment firm in Philadelphia, followed. Rhea was an active volunteer and a stay-at-home mother to the couple’s children, Laurie, who now lives in Vermont, and Peter, who lives in Massachusetts. Bob embarked on a second career after getting a call

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to the ministry. He earned his master of divinity from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA, served five years as rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Kent, Ohio, and then was named rector of Grace Church, Providence, a position he held until 2009. He served the following year as interim rector at St. Andrew’s by the Sea in Little Compton and, although officially retired, still performs baptisms, weddings, and funerals. The couple has had a strong commitment through the years to the Episcopal Church and to dozens of local nonprofits. Rhea notes the importance of the Little Compton Community Center and is active with the Handicraft Club, serving as co-chair of its Giving Society. Additionally, Bob is board chair for 1000 Jobs Haiti. The couple became familiar with the Rhode Island Foundation shortly after moving here; Bob was an inaugural member of the board of the Downcity Partnership, a nonprofit established in 2000 with $9 million from the Rhode Island Foundation. The Foundation, they agree, provides “a nice way to manage their charitable funds.”


“I’m doing this because of my love for Rhode Island. This state is my home, and I’ve had an incredible life here. This is something that forever will give back to Rhode Island,” Elizabeth “Liz” Chace says of her decision to establish this donor advised fund. Liz has been an active member of the community for the nearly 50 years she has lived in Rhode Island, and the organizations with which she has been involved are a virtual “who’s who” of nonprofits in the Ocean State. Born and raised in New Hampshire, Liz came to Rhode Island as a student at Brown University’s Pembroke College. After two years, she married and soon started a family that came to include four children. She later completed her degree in urban sociology at the University of Maine and worked in Portland as a community organizer. “You’d see people in such great need. I was more interested at that point in social change,” Liz explains. That focus continued when she returned to Rhode Island in 1968. She taught at the Concentrated Employment Program, worked with Wiggins Village and the Opportunities Industrialization Center, and was

a founding member of the Providence Corporation. In 1972, then a single mother, she began working in real estate, going on to co-found Residential Properties in 1981. When she retired in 1997, the firm employed more than 150 brokers.

Elizabeth Z. Chace Fund

Liz’ early community service was on the boards of Wiggins Village and the John Hope Settlement House. More recently, she co-chaired, with her late husband, Malcolm “Kim” Chace, a $25 million campaign for Trinity Repertory. At Brown, she co-chaired a $1.6 billion capital campaign, served on the board and as vice president of the Brown Sports Foundation, and was a member of both the board of trustees and board of fellows. An active supporter of Planned Parenthood, Liz also has served on the boards of Providence Country Day School and the Rhode Island Foundation, the latter from 1998 to 2006. Her focus as a Foundation board member, she recalls, was “to make sure we funded programs for the underprivileged.” It’s a legacy she hopes her children will carry on.

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Kenneth J. and Hannah E. Dorney Fund

Throughout their 57 years of marriage, the late Kenneth and Hannah Dorney were devoted to their church and to local Masonic organizations. Now, through the Kenneth J. and Hannah E. Dorney Fund, their names will forever be linked to the organizations around which they built their lives together. Born in Providence, Kenneth grew up in Warwick where he attended Gorton High School. While still in school, he joined the Army and served in New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II. He later earned his high school equivalency at Central High School and started working at Leesona in Warwick, operating textile machines. He and Hannah Kindley married on New Year’s Day, 1949. A Warwick native, she graduated from Gorton High School in 1941, then worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for several small jewelry companies in Providence. After seven years at Leesona, Kenneth joined the U.S. Postal Service for what would become a 38-year career. In a 2006 interview, he said, “Working for the Post Office was a rewarding job. You had a chance to meet so many

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people… (and) you got to be part of their extended families.” In 1954, he joined the Masons and held offices on the chapter, council, and grand council levels, culminating in 1987 when he was elected Most Illustrious Grand Master of the Grand Council of the Royal and Select Masters of the State of Rhode Island. Hannah also got involved, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Seven organizations will benefit from this fund: three honor the couple’s long Masonic involvement, two honor their church affiliation, and two honor their interest in children. As Kenneth noted in 2006, “The youth are our future.” Of the Rhode Island Foundation, he stated, “I fell in love with the Foundation when I read about it. When you give directly to an organization, they spend it and forget all about you. This way, they’ll continue to get a gift from us every year.”


Professor Emerita Joy Spanabel Emery has been interested in commercial clothing patterns since joining the University of Rhode Island (URI) as a resident costume designer more than 48 years ago. “I always needed resources for everyday clothing. My epiphany was found in 1890s Butterick pattern catalogs full of the patterns of everyday wear for women, men, girls, and boys I needed for URI’s production of Anne of Green Gables,” Joy says. Today, she is project director of URI’s Commercial Pattern Archive, the largest collection of patterns in the world. The Archive’s database contains more than 61,000 patterns that date from 1847 to 2010 from 12 international collections. Four of those housed at URI are the Betty Williams, Joy Emery, Fashion Institute of Technology, and University of Rhode Island Collections. The latter includes material from the Butterick archives. If you’re looking for a pattern, this free online resource is for people to use through http://copa.apps.uri.edu. The Archive – including patterns, books, research papers, and articles – is open weekdays by appointment and is located in Distinctive (Special) Collec-

tions in the URI Library. It is staffed by Joy, one volunteer, and one student, each on a part-time basis. “The patterns represent a cross-section of everything from everyday wear to haute couture. The database illustrates specific patterns for a given year or reveals the evolution of fashions from the mid-nineteenth century,” she says. For example, the database shows bathing suits, tennis dresses, or wedding gowns from the 1870s to the present.

Joy Spanabel Emery Endowment Fund

A native of Ohio, Joy earned an undergraduate degree from Kent State University and a master’s degree in costume design from Ohio State University; her long commitment to the Commercial Pattern Archive began soon after she joined the URI faculty. “My hope is that the Archive will continue to grow, will be kept up-to-date, and will have ever improved public accessibility. It needs a solid financial base; the intent of this endowment is to provide that. The nice thing about working with the Foundation is the security it offers and the opportunity to start the endowment now,” Joy concludes.

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Nancy W. Jencks Fund

More than five decades ago, Nancy (White) Jencks and a friend, Rita Beaver, founded the Barrington Citizens Scholarship Fund. In a 2000 interview with the Foundation, Nancy, who died in November 2016 at age 94, explained, “(We) decided that the athletes in the local high school were receiving all the attention and glory while the ‘smart ones’ did not seem to get much recognition.” The fund has changed – and grown – since it was founded in 1959 and today awards scholarships as the re-named Community Scholarship Fund of Barrington. The fund’s website notes that it is “the oldest community-based scholarship organization in Rhode Island and the second oldest in the country (and) has awarded over 1,000 scholarships to Barrington students.” It is that fund, as well as Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island, that will receive support in perpetuity as Nancy directed through plans she made with the Rhode Island Foundation in 1992. Nancy grew up in Providence and attended Smith College. After graduating, she worked as a draftsperson in the

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family foundry business, JS White Company, started by her great-grandfather in 1847. Eventually, she went on to become a stockbroker, working first at Brown, Lisle and Marshall and later at Tucker Anthony. The mother of four sons and “mother” to many other children, Nancy also was active in the community. She was a member of the Barrington Congregational Church, where she served on the finance committee, and was an active board member of the Barrington District Nurse Association and Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island. Her Providence Journal obituary notes that she was also “an avid and talented sailor (who) competed in the ‘Tuesday Night Tired Fathers Series’ at Barrington Yacht Club.”


“Our experience working with the Rhode Island Foundation has been a tremendous partnership…and working with the Foundation helps us to be more strategic with our giving.” — Kerrie Bennett Make Someone Smile Fund

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Make Someone Smile Fund

Delta Dental of Rhode Island is a leader in our state, not only as the state’s largest dental insurer with more than 600,000 members, but also in its commitment to community. “We’ve long been involved with supporting nonprofits, both through our employees and at the corporate level. Delta Dental, through our philanthropic efforts, is committed to increasing access to oral health care for all Rhode Islanders, not just Delta Dental members,” says Joseph Nagle, president & chief executive officer of Delta Dental of Rhode Island. In 2005, Delta Dental formalized its investment in the community and its commitment to dental health initiatives by establishing the Delta Dental of Rhode Island Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation. Since the fund’s inception, Delta Dental has contributed $6 million to the fund to address critical oral health care needs across the state. Last year, the company’s employee matching gift program resulted in $92,000 being contributed to nonprofit organizations to match $92,000 in contributions made by its approximately 125 employees. Delta Dental’s volunteer pro-

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gram encourages employees to give their time by awarding additional vacation hours for weekend or evening time they volunteer in the community. Last year, employees donated 400 hours of volunteer service to several Rhode Island nonprofit organizations. Now, with the establishment of the Make Someone Smile Fund, Delta Dental plans to honor its outgoing board members, while furthering its commitment to community. Through the Make Someone Smile Fund, outgoing board members will recommend the Rhode Island nonprofits that will receive grants from the fund. Kerrie Bennett, vice president, marketing and external affairs and corporate secretary, notes, “We have one of the best boards in the state. They provide a service not just to Delta Dental, but to the state of Rhode Island. This is an opportunity to recognize their commitment to the community with something meaningful and lasting.” “Our experience working with the Rhode Island Foundation has been a tremendous partnership. We think we’ve had a significant impact with the Delta Dental of Rhode Island Fund, and working with the Foundation helps us to be more strategic with our giving,” says Kerrie.


“It is now more important than ever to bring to life the music of past centuries, performed by adept and informed musicians in intimate, exclusive places,” says L. Frederick Jodry, V, president of Museum Concerts of Rhode Island, as the organization celebrates its 50th anniversary. Co-founded by Mary Sadovnikoff, a fortepianist, and Alison Fowle, a gamba player, Museum Concerts initially presented performances at the Grand Gallery of the Museum of Rhode Island School of Design. “Mary was fascinated by early pianos and built several instruments. We’re trying to recapture that spirit of early music that she loved by presenting it on appropriate instruments,” Fred explains, adding that Museum Concerts is the only Rhode Island presenter of music from before 1900 with a regular concert series and the longest continuing Early Music series in the United States. Museum Concerts’ 50th anniversary season features musicians from Rhode Island, Boston, Philadelphia, and New York. The season began with a Gala Anniversary Concert last fall, given in memory of this endowment’s namesake, Estise Metcalf Mauran. A long-time supporter and volunteer at the RISD

Museum, she also was, Fred shares, a music lover. She died in October, 2014. The 2016-2017 season also features three chamber concerts at the organization’s now-usual performance site, First Unitarian Church, and concludes with the 50th Gala Season Finale. Average concert attendance, Fred says, is 100; he’s hoping for 500 at the Season Finale.

Estise Mauran Museum Concerts Fund

“As we celebrate 50 years of Museum Concerts, we feel it is time to ensure that our tradition and commitment to live performances of early music continue. The Mauran Fund will support and guarantee the work of Museum Concerts for the future,” Fred explains. Describing the Rhode Island Foundation as “a good umbrella organization and a good steward of funds,” Fred notes, “We’re run entirely by volunteers and we just don’t have the staff to manage an endowment.” He continues, “The whole organization has a certain momentum and has operated financially successfully through ticket sales and donations for years.” He’s optimistic that this momentum will carry Museum Concerts for at least another 50 years, enabling it to grow and continue to enhance the cultural life of Providence. 47


“We respect the Rhode Island Foundation. It’s a positive force for Rhode Island. It’s also a wonderful resource for people to fulfill their philanthropic wishes without starting their own foundation.” — Paula McNamara Murray Family Prize for Community Enrichment

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“We want to recognize people or entities in Rhode Island who are doing things to improve life for the citizens of Rhode Island. The spirit of the award is to recognize, applaud, and celebrate someone who cares about our state,” says Paula McNamara of this fund her parents, Terrence and Suzanne Murray, established at the Foundation.

would become Fleet Financial Group, one of the largest financial institutions in the country, and a position he held until his retirement in 2003. Throughout his career, he served on many corporate boards, as well as nonprofit boards including that of both Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design.

The prize for “above and beyond achievement” will be awarded to individuals or organizations that have proven themselves to be innovative and resourceful, implemented new ideas, or performed heroic deeds.

Paula says it seems as though her mother was “on a few hundred nonprofit boards” through the years, with a focus on education. Suzanne served on the boards of her alma maters, Lincoln School and Radcliffe College, as well as Sophia Academy, among others. The Murrays have five grown children and nine grandchildren.

“Rhode Island is a unique state that my parents have lived in their entire lives, and that they want to celebrate. We have roots here,” Paula exclaims. Terry was born and raised in Woonsocket; Suzanne in Providence. They met in Boston when he was a student at Harvard University and she was a student at Radcliffe College. They moved back to Rhode Island after graduating, Paula shares, to marry, get jobs, and start a family. Terry began a long, successful career in banking in 1962 as a trainee at Industrial National Bank. Twenty years later, he was named CEO of what

Murray Family Prize for Community Enrichment

Her parents’ idea behind this fund, Paula explains, is “to identify some positives and to re-capture what’s great about this state and the people who live here.” The family has long been associated with the Foundation. “We respect the Rhode Island Foundation. It’s a positive force for Rhode Island. It’s also a wonderful resource for people to fulfill their philanthropic wishes without starting their own foundation,” Paula concludes. 49


Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island Fund

They monitor salt marshes, promote the benefits of refuges to the local community, and assist with habitat restoration and invasive species eradication programs. “They” are members of the Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) of Rhode Island, a nonprofit organization founded in 1998 to assist the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service with wildlife and habitat preservation at the five NWRs in Rhode Island. The refuges – Block Island, John H. Chafee, Ninigret, Sachuest Point, and Trustom Pond – comprise approximately 2,400 acres of protected salt ponds, rocky shorelines, wetlands, beaches, forests, and more that are home to hundreds of animal and plant species. A focus of the refuges is migratory birds and more than 400 species – songbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl, and raptors – use the refuges each spring and fall. Robert Kenney, treasurer and secretary of the Friends’ board of directors, elaborates the group’s roles: helping staff the refuges’ contact stations, visitor centers, and gift shops; organizing an annual photo contest; leading walks; maintaining trails; and planning fundraisers and other special events. The Friends’ help edu-

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cate the public about conservation, including through an annual lecture series; recent “Wildlife Wednesday” topics have ranged from belugas in the bay to ecology and conservation of bobcats in Rhode Island. “We assist refuge staff in whatever way we can to further the conservation goals,” Bob says. Financial support also is part of that assistance. Memorial contributions made to the Friends following the death of Edmond “Jerry” Morris, a founder and first president of the Friends, allowed the organization to contribute toward the renovation of the Sachuest Point Visitor Center and to establish this endowment. Bob notes that he became familiar with the Rhode Island Foundation as a member of the board of the Narrow River Preservation Association when that organization established its first endowment with the Foundation. “An endowment is a good thing for a nonprofit to have. The endowment will grow forever and hopefully, in the long run, the Friends will be able to expand and do more things,” Bob concludes.


“We provide veterans with a hand up, not a hand out,” states Erik Wallin, executive director of Operation Stand Down Rhode Island (OSDRI), in explaining the organization’s wide range of services: permanent supportive and transitional housing, case management, food, clothing, employment training, coordination of veterans’ benefits, and more. Founded in 1993 by Tony DeQuattro, president and chairman of the OSDRI board, the organization’s initial focus was housing. “The organization was started to address the fact that 20 years after the Vietnam War, there were still veterans on the street, homeless. In the past five years, we’ve expanded to homeless prevention and developed new programs for younger veterans and families,” Erik says. OSDRI has a staff of 14, and all staff members are veterans or have immediate family members who are. “We’re all deeply rooted in the military. It helps us connect much more quickly. Our staff feel fulfilled because they’re helping their brother and sister veterans,” shares Dee DeQuattro, OSDRI’s director of communications and development.

supportive and transitional housing across the state, operates four food pantries, and serves more than 2,000 veterans annually. Its Stand Down Weekend, held each fall, affords veterans the opportunity to access not only OSDRI services, but also those of federal, state, and community agencies. OSDRI’s Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial, held this past Memorial Day weekend in Roger Williams Park, provided another opportunity to reach out to veterans and also to raise public awareness of the organization. “It was a huge accompishment,” Dee marvels of the memorial which involved 6,844 pairs of boots, each with a name placard for an individual killed in action since 9/11.

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island Veterans Endowment Fund

OSDRI receives federal grants, but also relies on fundraisers and private contributions for support. “A lot of careful decisions allowed us to get the resources to start this endowment,” Erik says, adding, “We feel it’s essential that we put funds aside to help bridge any future funding gaps and to allow us to diversify our services. And there’s an inherent trust in the Rhode Island Foundation.”

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Providence Animal Rescue League’s Harry L. Doran Endowment Fund

“We’ve been around for 103 years, and we want to make certain we’re around for another 103 years,” states Carmine DiCenso, executive director of the Providence Animal Rescue League (PARL), in explaining the importance of an endowment to his organization. Founded “to provide for the rescue and relief of suffering of homeless animals and perform charitable or benevolent acts for the welfare of animals,” PARL now provides care, medical treatment, and adoption services to more than 2,000 animals each year. “People understand the adoption aspect of our work, but might not be aware that many of the animals need more medical and behavioral support. The need for veterinary care is one of the most emerging needs, and we do everything we can to help in the area of behavior,” Carmine explains. He continues, “We’ve shifted our focus to be more community focused. Our feeling is if we can keep people and animals together, that’s better.” PARL’s Pet Retention Program, Pet Food Pantry, and Pets for Life Program, the latter offered free to residents of South Providence, all support this thinking. PARL

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provides additional community outreach through on-site spay and neutering, as well as other veterinary services. PARL is funded through individual and corporate donors, foundation grants, special events, and some fees for service. “Individual donors are the ones who really allow us to do our services. We want to provide people with a menu of giving options,” Carmine says. This endowment is an example of how one individual chose to support PARL. It was established through a bequest from Harry L. Doran, a longtime Warwick resident who died in 2006. In a 2004 interview unrelated to this fund, Harry told the Foundation, “I love animals, particularly dogs. I think the trick with dogs is that you have to give them a lot of love. Animals enrich our lives.” Of PARL’s decision to transfer the Doran endowment to the Foundation, Carmine says, “We want to grow this endowment to invest in our future. It was really appealing to partner with an already well-established and respected organization.”


After organizing in 1799 and first meeting in 1800, the Rhode Island General Assembly chartered the Providence Female Charitable Society in 1802. For more than 200 years, members of the society have worked to fulfill the organization’s mission of supporting “indigent women and their children” in Rhode Island. Many of the Society’s members are able to trace a connection to the Society’s early founders. “There’s a tremendous loyalty to the organization,” states Alice Westervelt, the Society’s first directress. In recent years, membership has been opened to women interested in the mission; there currently are approximately 100 members. The Providence Female Charitable Society is the oldest female charitable society of its kind still in existence in the United States. Of its founding, Betsey Hyman, the Society’s treasurer explains, “There was a small group of ladies in Providence who recognized a need in their community: women and children were living in extreme conditions of poverty and needed assistance.” Early on, schooling was provided for children; employment was found for their mothers. Age

was not a factor when receiving assistance; help could have been in the provision of firewood to heat living quarters. Today, the Society provides financial support. Last year, nearly 20 women were assisted. “It’s not just money we’re giving, but we’re helping make life easier for these women to remain independent,” explains Betsey, with Liza Roach, assistant treasurer, adding, “This gives them a hand up and not a hand out.”

Providence Female Charitable Society Fund

Members learn about women in need through word of mouth, area churches, social service agencies, and nursing homes. Help comes in many forms: everything from wheelchairs to new brakes for cars and from field trip expenses for nursing home residents to home maintenance needs. “Beneficiaries stay with us for varying amounts of time; it all depends on the case,” Liza shares. In looking to the future, Betsey says, “The endowment has positioned us to carry on the Society’s mission. This gives us peace of mind that the money (in the endowment) will be used as it has always been intended.”

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Rhode Island Historical Society Endowment Fund

The Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS) boasts some impressive numbers: 25,000 visitors annually, 160,000 users of its free online resources, 100,000 volumes in its collections, and an almost unimaginable nine million feet of film!

interpreting, honoring, and sharing Rhode Island’s past to enrich the present and inspire the future’) and figuring out how history fits into everyone’s life. There’s a lot of strategic thinking about how to engage with the community,” Jim states.

But the real take-away from a conversation with C. Morgan Grefe, RIHS executive director, and James Loring, chair of its board of trustees, is how this nearly 200-year-old organization has responded to and changed with the times.

Two of the Society’s many initiatives are strengthening their sector and creating educational opportunities. Its Rhode Island History Online Directory Initiative helps and collaborates with 200plus partner organizations. Its Anchor School Program serves one school district annually (at no cost), providing teachers with professional development and curriculum support, along with in-class and museum-based programs for students. Additional programs and tours are open to the public at four of the Society’s properties: the John Brown House Museum, Aldrich House, and the Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center in Providence; and the Museum of Work & Culture in Woonsocket.

“We’re proud we’re a growing and evolving organization,” Morgan explains of the Society’s efforts to digitize collections (like its extensive Roger Williams materials) and make them free and accessible, and becoming a Smithsonian Affiliate in 2015. “History has a profound ability to teach empathy, to illustrate things like why democracy matters and the importance of the separation of church and state. Concepts that changed the course of human endeavor happened here. No place can tell these stories better than Rhode Island,” Morgan believes. “From a board perspective, we have the challenge of enabling the Society to fulfill its mission (‘remembering, 54

Of their decision to partner with the Foundation on this endowment, Jim says, “The Foundation has a track record of solid financial management,” with Morgan adding, “This is an important place for us to be.”


“The Foundation has a track record of solid financial management… This is an important place for us to be.” — C. Morgan Grefe and James Loring Rhode Island Historical Society Endowment Fund

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Sargent Rehabilitation Center Fund

A beautiful playground and recreation area greet clients, families, and visitors to the Sargent Rehabilitation Center on Quaker Lane in Warwick. The “play” that occurs here is both fun and therapeutic for the children at Sargent. Established in 1917 as the Providence School of Lipreading, Sargent has expanded its services through the decades and now provides a full range of rehabilitation services to children and adults through its pediatric, neuro rehabilitation, and hearing center programs. The pediatric program provides education, medical, and rehabilitative services through a day school program for children from ages three to 21 and an outpatient program for children from birth to 21. Of the day school program, which serves children with a range of diagnoses including autism, brain injury, and behavior disorders, Marilyn Serra, Sargent’s president/ CEO, says, “Our target is to help these children get to the point where the school systems can successfully take them back.” The neuro-rehabilitation program assists individuals who have suffered brain injury, stroke, or other neurological injury achieve a higher level of independence through clinical rehabilitation and life skills training. “These

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adults have been robbed of their productive lives and the young adults have been robbed of their preparation for productive lives. We work to get them back on a typical life track,” Marilyn explains. “And we’ve always kept audiology active to this day,” Marilyn continues, noting that services offered through the hearing center build upon the organization’s initial focus. The Sargent campus includes a recently-constructed resources center which can be used by outside groups for meetings. Marilyn notes that the board has raised funds for capital projects and that the organization is debt-free. “We’ve had some productive years and have built up a cash reserve. We began to think we should take a piece of it to set up an endowment,” says Stan Slowick, Sargent’s senior vice president, finance & administration. “We researched endowments, and we landed with the Rhode Island Foundation because of its track record on investments. The Foundation’s investments are global, but the people are local. That’s very important to us,” states Russell Hahn, chairman of the Sargent board of directors.


“We set up the fund in memory of Leila, Reuben, and Harriett to keep what they shared with us alive and use the values they instilled in us to help others,” Joshua Sock says of this fund he established to honor the memory of his grandparents, Leila Sock and Reuben and Harriett Myers. Leila was born in Plisa, Poland, and immigrated to the United States when she was a teenager. She learned English in school, and it was in high school that she met her future husband, Sheldon. She worked with Sheldon growing their business while raising two children. The couple had been married for 71 years when Leila passed away in July, 2016. “She was a very social and outgoing person and had a very strong faith, which she passed on to her children and grandchildren. She always hosted the holidays and was a role model for everyone,” her daughter-in-law, Gayle Sock, shares. Josh continues, “Grandma Leila’s joy in life was making sure her family was happy and taken care of. She would have wanted nothing more than to know we are trying to make the world a safer and more joyous place.”

Although Reuben passed away when Josh was a toddler, his work ethic and devotion to his family have carried through to his children and grandchildren. “My father had a contagious personality; everyone loved hearing his many stories and funny tidbits. He had a gift for engaging others and once you met him you didn’t forget him. He was loved and admired by those that knew him both personally and professionally,” says Gayle.

Sock/Myers Memorial Fund

“Harriett was an extremely caring and gentle person. She knew the importance of education and providing us all with a strong sense of worth. She and Reuben worked hard running a successful business while never missing a moment of time with family. She would want us to cherish her memory by helping others find the love and support that she provided us,” Josh explains. The Sock/Myers Fund will forever honor the lives and legacies of Josh’s grandparents through its support of Jewish education and family services in the Greater Providence area.

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South County Art Association Fund and South County Art Association Founder’s Fund

Exhibits. Education. Community.

than 1,000 individuals annually through its classes.

Those are the words that Karina Burston, executive director of the South County Art Association, and her five board members – Jeanne Wettlaufer, Mary Meagher, Kristen Greco, Beth Casagrande, and Linda Hufnagel – agree best sum up the essence of the Association.

“We’re pretty self-supporting in terms of our programs,” Mary says, adding that they also have nine studios they rent to artists. “The Association really does support working artists. That’s been our mission all along, and it’s provided a valuable niche for South County.”

Founded in 1927, the Kingston-based Association serves an audience that spans the entire state and beyond. The organization hosts shows that rotate on a monthly basis and include members’ works, juried exhibits, and fundraisers/ sales. Works of all media are exhibited in themed shows throughout the year. “We try to be well-rounded in what we do,” Karina explains.

The Association is located in the historic Helme House, with classes offered in an adjoining workshop and studio building. “We’re trying to make the best use of the buildings we have, and our artists really feel a sense of camaraderie here,” Linda notes.

Of the members’ exhibits, Kristen states, “It’s very inspiring to see other people’s work and to also get feedback on your own work. This is a home away from home for us,” with Beth adding, “There’s a real sense of community here.” The Association offers 25 to 30 classes each season in drawing, pottery, painting, photography, printmaking, stone carving, and other media. A 300-plus member organization, it serves more 58

Karina explains that through these endowment funds, “We want to honor our founders and the rich history of the organization in the community. Everybody loves this place, and we’re really trying to build on that sense of community.” Partnering with the Foundation, they agree, makes sense for them. “The Foundation has a great track record and works with a lot of nonprofits,” Jeanne relates, with Karina adding, “Having and growing the endowment will be an important part of our future.”


They’re mostly just five to seven years old, yet the students at SouthSide Elementary Charter School are setting ambitious education goals. “We’re sparking their interest, early on, in going to college,” Wendy Randle, SouthSide’s director of education, says of the students’ recent field trips to area universities. SouthSide Elementary Charter School, housed in the Community Preparatory School building on Providence’s Somerset Street, opened in the fall of 2014 with a kindergarten class. It is adding one grade each year until it includes kindergarten through fifth grade. “SouthSide provides an opportunity for younger children to access a school like Community Prep, with the same philosophy and values,” explains Eileen Hayes, president of the SouthSide board and CEO of Amos House, one of the school’s many community partners. In addition to providing its students with a solid step toward college, SouthSide emphasizes community engagement and leadership. Students have organized food and coat drives, and have participated in a cleanup at the Davey Lopes Recreational Center, which they use for physical education classes.

“It gets the kids out into the community and shows them how powerful it is to give back,” Wendy shares. SouthSide’s enrollment for the 2015-16 school year was 49 kindergarteners and first graders. They are from a myriad of ethnic backgrounds, 40 were eligible for free lunch, and several have been homeless. “We’re able to provide the supports the children and families need,” Wendy says of the 15-person staff.

SouthSide Elementary Charter School Fund

“It’s a real community,” Eileen believes, with Wendy adding, “The parents are the most engaged and invested I’ve ever worked with. And the commitment of the teachers and staff is amazing.” SouthSide established this endowment with a gift from a generous donor. “His passion is education, and when he visited the school, he loved the kids immensely and was impressed by how the teachers managed learning and made it fun at the same time,” Eileen recalls. She continues, “We decided to set the endowment up through the Rhode Island Foundation so we could access additional resources. And having a pool of money will allow us to do more special things for the kids.” 59


Frank A. Spino Memorial Fund

This fund was established by Letty (Spino) Raponi, Ralph Raponi, and Anthony Raponi “in loving memory of Letty’s kind, generous, and loving husband.” Frank is greatly missed by his best friend, Ralph, who has many memories of Frank’s smile, jokes, and good times together. Frank loved the outdoors, being on his boat fishing, gardening, playing tennis, and golfing at Kirkbrae Country Club where he was a member for many years and twice got a hole in one. A lover of music, especially jazz, he played bass with a local band. He was a designer of decorative items and owner and president of Floral Craft, Inc. His wife, Letty, was his partner and they traveled many times to the Far East where he made friends wherever they went. The Raponis share, “Frank lived an active life, but always had time for his family and friends. He left us much too soon. We would like his legacy to go on forever and are designating the Rhode Island Community Food Bank to be the recipient of this fund.”

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“Just go. Lay down all your doubts and hit the road. You don’t know what the future holds, so get off the couch while you can! The beauty is out there waiting to be captured.” That was the philosophy of landscape photographer Jeffrey Swanson after being diagnosed with metastatic melanoma at the age of 28. “It grew from his unyielding pursuits as a photographer and lifelong determination to seek out new experiences, places, and perspectives, despite the debilitating effects of a devastating disease,” Jeff ’s wife, Samantha Henneberry, explains. Jeffrey grew up in Wickford and graduated from North Kingstown High School in 2002, where he was a member of the school’s jazz band and its first sailing team. He earned degrees in applied statistics at Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rhode Island, then moved to California in 2008 to be with Sam, whom he married in 2013. There, he worked as a statistician, but his wife and mother agree that his passion was photography.

California, on his own, with Sam, with photographer friends, or with me. We got to see beautiful places in the best light, through his eyes,” his mother, Alanna Swanson, says, recalling family trips to the Sierras, Death Valley, the Redwoods, and California coast. “He had a quick-witted, goofy side and an extraordinary ability to make friends. We joke that he invented the selfie because he loved crafting self-portraits so much. Jeff left a lasting, positive impression on everyone he met,” Samantha shares.

Jeffrey L. Swanson Memorial Scholarship

Jeff died in August 2014 at the age of 30, but his name and spirit will live on through his photographs and through this scholarship fund for students at North Kingstown High School who have demonstrated a passion for photography and an interest in wilderness preservation. Samantha first learned of the Foundation as a sophomore at URI, when she was awarded a Metcalf Fellowship to participate in an archaeological excavation in Greece. “We’ve come full circle and feel honored to support local student artists,” she concludes.

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Willett Free Library Endowment Fund

The line “Good things come in small packages” certainly applies to the Willett Free Library. Noted on its website to be the smallest library in Rhode Island, the 1,452 square foot library attracts patrons who enter through a welcoming, fireplaced front room, complete with comfortable chairs. They come, not only to borrow books and other items available for circulation, but also to attend events ranging from a weekly story time to a poetry reading group and from movie nights to travel talks. “We figured out early on that we wanted to morph the library into a community center,” says Ellie Ferguson, who has chaired the library’s board of directors since 2000. “We’ve found that ‘If you build it, they will come’ is absolutely true. If you supply a place where people can gather, they will.” Located in Saunderstown, a village in the Town of North Kingstown, the library was founded in 1885 as the Society for Mutual Improvement. Its home since 1903, at 45 Ferry Road, underwent a major renovation and expansion in 2013, a project Ellie believes “successfully preserved the architectural history of the building.” The

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library is a member of Ocean State Libraries consortium, is handicapped accessible, and has a collection of nearly 10,000 volumes. Ellie is appreciative of the support the renovation received from foundations and townspeople alike. “Village life is alive and well in Rhode Island. The town really has been behind us,” she shares, adding, “We had contributions that just kept coming.” Those extra funds, along with monies the board had set aside earlier, memberships, and funds raised through events including the annual book and bake sale, allowed the library board to establish this endowment. “As we were growing from country mice to city mice and getting more serious about our governance, we realized how important an endowment is,” Ellie explains on behalf of the nine-member board. Referring to the Rhode Island Foundation as “the jewel in the crown for its credibility,” Ellie states, “If you say you have a fund at the Foundation, you have an advantage with supporters.”


“Young Voices is entering its second decade as a dynamic organization empowering low-income youth to achieve dramatically in high school, gain admissions to competitive colleges, and graduate on time. Many of its students are immigrants, coming to the United States speaking little English. But against all socioeconomic odds, they complete high school, receive scholarships to institutions including Brown, Brandeis, Bentley, Northeastern, and Tufts, and graduate in four years, in an era in which graduation rates are measured in six years,” says Karen Feldman, Young Voices’ founder and director. In five locations throughout Rhode Island, youth develop skills in public speaking, networking, policy analysis, critical thinking, and relating to high-level business and community leaders. They work with school principals, superintendents, the education commissioner, mayors, and corporate leaders. They testify at the State House and present to corporate CEOs. “Our track record speaks for itself,” says Karen. “Our data shows that 100% of the students in our program last year all went directly into a four-year college. Our youth successfully graduate college and get great jobs.”

A 2013 study conducted by a class in the Department of Global Studies at Providence College found that, in 2011 and 2012, 100% of Young Voices participants graduated from high school in four years, compared with 77% of their peers statewide. The impact of the program on individual youth is as important as the statistics. “My success can be traced back to the extraordinary experience I had in Young Voices, and the foundation of skills that I gained. Young Voices is bridging the gap of opportunity for students with skills that will last a lifetime,” explains Dayo Owoyemi, a Young Voices alum who now works at Google.

Young Voices Endowment Fund

“At the same time that we help youth cross the threshold to becoming responsible adults, Young Voices itself is crossing a threshold into maturity as an organization. As we enter our second decade, we want to ensure Young Voices will continue to empower youth to fulfill their potential for generations to come”, Karen says, adding, “This endowment is going to secure our sustainability and enable us to advance confidently into the future.”

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS as of 12/31/16

Our volunteer board of directors is responsible for setting the Foundation’s policies and awarding grants. Directors are chosen for their community leadership and knowledge. Marie J. Langlois, Chair,

Mary F. Lovejoy, Vice President and

Retired, Managing Director, Washington Trust Investors

Treasurer, Textron

Michael Allio, President and CEO,

President, Bryant University

Allio Associates, LLC Frederick K. Butler, Retired, Vice President

Business Ethics and Corporate Secretary, Textron Mary W.C. Daly, Retired, Managing Director,

Royal Bank of Scotland Edward O. Handy, III, President and COO,

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The Honorable Ronald K. Machtley, Cynthia Stewart Reed, President & CEO,

LTR Holdings, LLC Howard Sutton, Executive in Residence,

Johnson and Wales University The Honorable Ernest C. Torres, Retired,

The Washington Trust Company

Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island

Ann-Marie Harrington, Executive Vice President of

Neil D. Steinberg, Ex officio member,

Client Advancement and Marketing, RenPSG

President & CEO, Rhode Island Foundation


CURRENT STAFF OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT Neil D. Steinberg President & CEO Wendi DeClercq Executive Assistant DEVELOPMENT

Adrian C. Bonéy Grant Programs Officer

Donna Landy

Lisa DiMartino Strategic Initiative Officer

Jennifer Reid

Crystal Mayorga Administrative Assistant

James S. Sanzi, J.D. Vice President of Development

Inés Merchán Grant Programs Officer

Nancy DaCosta Administrative Assistant

Donna Sowden Administrative Assistant

Carol Golden Senior Philanthropic Advisor

Larry Warner Strategic Initiative Officer

Pamela Tesler Howitt Senior Development Officer

Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence

Daniel Kertzner Senior Philanthropic Advisor for Funding Partnerships

Jill Pfitzenmayer, Ph.D. Vice President of the Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence

Kate Kishfy, J.D. Development and Planned Giving Officer

COMMUNICATIONS

STRATEGY AND COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS

Chris Barnett Senior Public Affairs Officer

Jessica David Senior Vice President of Strategy and Community Investments

Jean E. Cohoon Senior Public Affairs Officer

Claudia Cornejo Administrative Assistant

Lisha Gomes Events Coordinator

Katie Murray Director of Evaluation and Learning

Connie Grosch Digital Reporter

Lauren Paola Public Affairs & Special Projects Manager Grant Programs Jennifer Pereira Director of Grant Programs Ricky Bogert Grant Programs Officer

Arianne Corrente Director of Communications

Jamie E. Hull Public Affairs Associate FINANCE John Barnett

Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer Raymond J. DeCosta

Senior Staff Accountant Controller TECHNOLOGY & OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT Kathleen Malin Vice President of Technology & Operations Management Sarah Anzevino Gifts Administrator Louis Capracotta, III Facilities Manager Alison Jackson Data and Operations Manager Elizabeth Lamoureux Special Grants and Reports Administrator Lisa Maddox Gifts and Operations Administrator Paula O’Brien Advised Grants Administrator Bryant Phillips Database Administrator Kelly Riley Donor Services Administrator Diane Rodgers Administrative Assistant Ian Ross Grants Database Coordinator Joe Santos IT Technician HUMAN RESOURCES Frank Cerilli Director of Human Resources

Senior Staff Accountant

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The following is a list of the component funds of the Rhode Island Foundation. Funds established in 2016 are in bold. Those with a ★ have a story in this book. Donors who wish to remain anonymous are not listed. To learn about creating your own charitable legacy, contact the development department at (401) 274-4564.

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AAA Northeast Charitable Fund (2013)

Amaranth of RI Diabetes Fund (2007)

Audubon Society of Rhode Island Endowment Fund (2015)

AAA Northeast Scholarship Fund (2016)

American Legion Stark-Parker Post #21 Fund (2005)

Karl Augenstein Memorial Fund (1989)

Adams Public Library Includes: Adams Public Library Endowment Fund (2016) and Adams Public Library Flexible Endowment Fund (2016) ★

Margaret A. Ames and Robert S. Ames Fund (1996)

Jim and Karin Aukerman Fund (2006)

Anne W. Anderson Fund (1996)

Jean H. and Stanley E. Auslander Fund (2010)

Lorne A. Adrain Fund for Community Leadership (1997) Lorne A. Adrain Fund for Special Olympics (1998) Mark G. Adrain Memorial Scholarship Fund (2014) AIA Rhode Island Includes: AIA Rhode Island / DF Pray Scholarship Fund (2014) and AIA Rhode Island Scholarship Fund (2014) Ross and Mary Aiello Fund (1979)

Edward R. Anderson CLU Scholarship Fund (1986)

Avalon Fund (2008)

Hugold B. and Barbara A. Anderson Fund (1989)

Vaughn Avedisian Helping Hand Fund (2005)

Hugold and Berndt and Jane Anderson Fund (2001)

Vaughn Avedisian Memorial Fund (2003)

James G. Angell Fund (1994)

Avenue Public Art Fund (2014)

Emily J. Anthony Fund (1931) (2)

Bach Organ Scholarship Fund (1985)

Emily J. Anthony Fund (2011) Chad Antoch Memorial Fund (1996)

Marion Brown Baker Fund (2002) Martha Cross Baker Fund (1960)

Aptaker Family Fund (2004)

Charles C. Balch Fund (1963)

Louise M. Aldrich Fund (1987)

Aquidneck Island Fund (2003)

Louise M. Aldrich Fund (2006)

Aquidneck Land Trust Merritt Neighborhood Fund (2004)

F. Remington Ballou Scholarship Fund (2003)

Allen Family Fund (1994) Alliance Française of Providence Endowment Fund (2016) ★ Allio Fund (2014)

Ronald D. Araujo Memorial Scholarship Fund (2004) James E. Arcaro Fund (1995)

Jennie M. Ballou Fund (1946) Hildred F. Bamforth Fund (1992) Harold R. Bannister Fund (2011)

Edward F. Almon Fund (2014)

Rhea Archambault Memorial Fund (1987)

Frederick H., William, & Frederick H. Banspach Memorial Fund (1997)

Alperin Hirsch Family Fund (1995)

Archive, Document, Display and Dissemination Fund (1986)

Edward J. and Gloria M. Barlow Scholarship Fund (2016) ★

Mark and Kathleen Alperin Fund (1997)

Artists Development Fund (1987)

Patty and Melvin G. Alperin Fund (1995)

Arts in Academics Fund (2004)

Barrington Christian Academy Includes: Barrington Christian Academy Endowment Fund (1993); Barrington Christian Academy-Stratton Scholarship Fund (2005); and Barrington Christian Academy Scholarship Fund (2014)

Patty & Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship Fund (1998) Amaral Family Scholarship Fund (2013)

Asbury United Methodist Church Fund (1993) Hugh D. Auchincloss III Fund (2006)

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Barrington District Nursing Association Fund (1989) William Walter Batchelder Fund (1954) Victor & Gussie Baxt Fund (2006) Beacon Brighter Tomorrows Fund (1998) Sara G. Beckwith Fund (1990) Friends of Beechwood/North Kingstown Endowment Fund (2014)

Blackall Fund (1986) (2) Blackburn Family Fund (2004) George T. Blackburn and Susan H. Blackburn Fund (2004) Victor Blanco Memorial Scholarship Fund (2008)

Belmont Chapel Preservation Endowment Fund (2014)

Alice W. Bliss Memorial Fund (1981)

Thomas L. and Kathryn D. Bendheim Family Fund (2006)

Lorraine S. Bliss, Lewis I. Gross, Sophia S. Gross, and Rosetta L. Horowitz Memorial Fund (2009)

Frederick J. Benson Scholarship Fund (1975)

Alvin Benjamin Berg Fund (2002)

Block Island Conservancy Includes: Block Island Conservancy/Eric Jess Spirer Fund (2004) and Block Island Conservancy Inc. Stewardship Endowment Fund (2008)

Zabel Yaghjian Berg Fund (2001)

Block Island Fund (1994)

Bernadette and Douglas Bernon Charitable Fund (2010)

Block Island Medical Center Endowment Fund (2008)

Berry Family Fund (1971)

Blount Fine Foods Fund (2014)

Thomas Beswick Fund (1960)

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island Community Health Fund (2005)

Paul A. Berchielli Memorial Fund (2015)

Bisaccia-Naparstek Charitable Fund (2015) Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund (2007/2016) ★ Includes: Edward C. and Audrey A. Clifton Fund for Black Philanthropy (2007); Linda H. and Charles C. Newton Fund for Black Philanthropy (2007); Morgan L. Stone Memorial Fund (2000); Walter R. Stone Fund for Black Philanthropy (2007); Dennis M. and Miriam C. Cole68

man Fund for Black Philanthropy (2008); Jason and Patricia Fowler Fund for Black Philanthropy (2008); Glenn S. Prescod Fund for Black Philanthropy (2009); and Beverly E. Ledbetter Fund for Black Philanthropy (2014)

Raymond J. and Brenda B. Bolster Community Fund (2005) George H. Bond and Mary K. Bond Fund (2016) ★ Bonnet-Eymard Family Fund (2007) Daniel R. Borah Fund (2005) Emilie Luiza Borda Charitable Fund (2008)

Borders Farm Endowment Fund (2004) The Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center Includes: The Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center / H. Alan & Ellie Frank Fund (2014) and The Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center Fund (2015) Bosman Family Fund (2012) Bosworth Fund (1999) Edward M. Botelle Memorial Library Fund (1989) Family of Eugene M. Boutiette Fund (1979) Bowen Haven Fund (2009) Richard M. Bowen Fund (1927) Boyajian Family Fund (2011) Mary A. Boylan Memorial Fund (1997) Boys & Girls Club of Newport County Fund (2002) Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket Includes: Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket Fund (2002); Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket/Brian Agin Memorial Fund (2004); Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket/ Allen P. Barker Memorial Fund (2004); Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket/A. Henry Soar Memorial Fund (2004); Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket/Crown Collision Centers ASAP Fund (2004); Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket/ John J. McMahon Memorial Fund (2004); Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket/Andrew Dimant Memorial Scholarship (2004); Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket/Arthur & Mary Kaufman Fund Est. in Loving Memory of James T. Boylan (2004); Boys & Girls Club


of Pawtucket/Dennis M. Lynch Memorial Basketball Tournament Fund (2004); Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket/Mike Pappas Athletic Fund (2004); Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket/Anthony & Lisa Ruddy Fund (2004); Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket/The Collette Vacations Endowment for Baseball (2005); Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket/Joseph T. McHale Fund for Literacy (2005); and Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket/William B. Macaulay Endowment For the Arts (2005)

Bristol Warren Education Foundation Endowment (2015)

Dr. Alex M. Burgess Memorial Fund (1974)

Olive C.P. Brittan Memorial Scholarship Fund (2001)

Burke Bryant Family Fund (2001)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence Includes: Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence Operational Fund (2014); Robert P. Brooks President’s Scholarship Endowment for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence (2016); and Solomon A. Solomon College Education Endowment for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence (2016) ★

Fern Brown Memorial Fund (1995)

Helen E.B. Bromley Memorial Scholarship Fund (2001) Brooks Family Fund (2000) Robert and Rhea Brooks Family Fund (2016) ★ Abbie A. Brougham Memorial Fund (1988)

Georgia A. Brown Fund (1991)

John P. Burke Memorial Fund Includes: John P. Burke Memorial Fund (2005); John P. Burke Memorial Fund/Joseph J. Sprague, Sr. Memorial Scholarship (2005); and John P. Burke Memorial Fund/Rhode Island State Seniors’ Golf Association Scholarship (2005) James J. Burns and C. A. Haynes Scholarship Fund (1991) Virginia B. Butler Fund (1978)

H. Martin Brown Memorial Fund (1998)

Button Hole Includes: Button Hole Fund (2004) and Button Hole Endowment Fund (2014)

James P. Brown, Jr., and the Greta P. Brown Fund (1982)

Edith T. Cabot Fund (1966) Jane Brownell Cady Fund (2002)

Mae L. Bradley Fund (2006)

Jean Margaret Young Brown Fund (2006)

Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island Fund (2014)

Jeffrey A. and Barbara Horovitz Brown Fund (2004)

Carol A. and Robert H. Breslin, Jr. Fund (2004)

Walter G. Brown Fund (1964)

Ann Burton Cameron and Louise Cameron Hintze Fund (2012)

William Horace Brown Memorial Fund (2004)

CANE Child Development Center Fund (2005)

Bubba Fund (2009)

Canepari Family Fund (2016) ★

C. Warren and Anne D. Bubier Fund (1989)

Friends of Canonchet Farm Endowment Fund (2013)

C. Warren Bubier Fund (2001)

Ruth A. Capron Fund (1991)

Alfred Buckley Fund (1977)

Anthony and Attilia E. Caran Fund (2007)

Alma Brewster Fund (1978) Brickle Group Charitable Fund (2014) Roberta H. Bridenbaugh Fund (1996) Harriet M. Briggs Memorial Fund (1978) Bristol Children’s Home Fund (1967) Bristol Female Charitable Society Fund (2003) Bristol Historical & Preservation Society Helene L. Tessler Fund (2009)

Helen H. Buckley Fund (2003) Marjorie W. and George B. Bullock, Jr. Fund (2001) David P. Bulman Memorial Scholarship Fund (2005) Bernard V. Buonanno Classical High School Fund (2010)

John C. Cahill Memorial Fund (1997)

Donald and Suzanne Carcieri Fund (1998) Patricia B. and Paul C. Carlson Fund (1994) Carpenter Fund (1927) (2) Arthur H. Carr Fund (2009) 69


Ginger, Sheba and Susie Carr Fund (2013)

Chariho-Westerly Animal Rescue League Legacy Fund (2014)

David Sanders Clark and Mary H. L. Clark Memorial Fund (2013)

Richard N. Carr Memorial Scholarship Fund (1996)

Anne Elizabeth Chase Fund (1976)

George P. Clark and Vera J. Clark Fund (1999)

Beverly E. Carr Fund in Memory of Manola & Arthur Merrill and Estella & Edwin Hartley (2000)

Lillian Chason Memorial Fund (2010)

Clark Memorial Library Endowment Fund (1999)

Dr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Chazan Fund for the Wheeler School (1978)

Clark-Lyon Fund (1990)

Richard N. and Beverly E. Carr Fund (2000) Virginia Carson Memorial Scholarship (2009) Marion M. Carstens Fund in Memory of Janice E. Mutty (2002) Charles H. Carswell Fund (1980) Carter Fund (2011) Florence P. Case Fund (1967) Grace D. and Lloyd A. Case Fund (2006) Cataract Fire Company #2 Scholarship Fund (1974) Samuel M. Cate Fund (2001) Allison N. Cathro Fund (1997) City of Central Falls Fund (2013) Elizabeth Z. Chace Fund (2016) ★ Margaret Chace Scholarship Fund (1999) Charles V. Chapin Fellowship Fund (1968)

Louis and Goldie Chester Full Plate Kosher Food Pantry Fund (2013)

Edward F. Clement Memorial Fund (1999) Clover Fund (2012)

Samuel J. and Esther Chester Medical Research Fund (2013)

Barbara and Cary Coen Family Fund (2004)

Child & Family - Townsend Planned Giving Fund (2015)

Daniel Brian Cohen Scholarship Fund (2007)

Children’s Friend Fund (2014)

Cohen-Toon Fund (2012)

Chopin Club Includes: Chopin Club Scholarship Fund (2003) and Chopin Club Endowment Fund (2014)

College Crusade of Rhode Island Includes: College Crusade Believe Fund (2014) and College Crusade Legacy Fund (2014)

Choquette Family Fund (1995)

Arnold B. and Madelyn Collins Fund (2000)

Carl W. Christiansen Scholarship Fund (1974)

Charles A. Collis Fund (1991)

Church House Fund (1958) Montie G. and Catherine F. Ciarlo Memorial Scholarship Fund (2005) Antonio Cirino Memorial Fund (1987)

Holly Charette Scholarship Fund (2007)

Civic Leadership Fund (2011)

Chariho-Westerly Animal Rescue League Animal Welfare Fund (2014)

Clean Competition Fund (2011)

Samuel J. and Esther Chester Arts Fund (2013)

Roger B. Chapman Scholarship Fund (2007)

Chariho Community Innovative Projects Fund (2003)

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Chemical Company Fund (2012)

Classical High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund (1991)

Harriet A. F. Claflin Fund (1990) Arnold V. and Jane K. Clair Fund (1991) Gilbert J. Clappin, Jr. Memorial Fund (2005)

Common Cause Rhode Island Includes: Phil West Spirit of Common Cause Rhode Island Fund (2006) and Natalie C. Joslin Common Cause Future Fund (2013) Community MusicWorks Fund (2008) Community Preparatory School Includes: Community Preparatory School Endowment Fund (1988) and Community Preparatory School Flexible Endowment Fund (2009)


Nina H. Congdon Fund (1976)

Mary Lou Crandall Fund (2006)

Marquise d’Andigne Fund (1932)

Congdon Fund for the Benefit of Grace Church in Providence (2003)

Cranston Historical Society Endowment Fund (2013)

Sister Angela Daniels & Reverend Daniel Trainor Fund for the Genesis Center (2014)

Congdon Fund in Honor of The Congdon & Carpenter Company (1790-1987) (1969) Conley Family Charitable Fund (2015) Ann F. and Robert B. Conner Fund (1995) Conrad-Nestor Scholarship Fund (2008) Conservation Stewardship Collaborative Endowment (2007) Constant Memorial Fund (1999) Charles Nourse Cook and Mary C. Cook Fund (1938) Christiane Corbat Art and Healing Fund (2006) John & Jane Corbishley Fund (2010) John & Lori Anne Corbishley Fund (1996) John & Lori Anne Corbishley Memorial Garden Fund (2005) Corliss Fund (1991) Corning Glass Works Scholarship Fund (1974) Camillo & Luigia Costello Family Scholarship Fund (2016) Michael & Anita Costello Scholarship Fund (2016) Leroy P. Cox Trust (1992) Cox Charities Northeast Fund (2009) Horace and Reverend E. Naomi Craig Scholarship Fund (2000)

A. T. Cross Scholarship Fund (1987) Crossroads Rhode Island Includes: Howard G. Sutton Endowment for Crossroads Rhode Island (2011) and Anne Nolan Endowment for Crossroads Rhode Island (2015) Mary C. Crowell Fund (1976) James P. Crowley, Sr. Football Scholarship Fund (2013) John Michael Crowley Memorial Scholarship Fund (2012) Robert L. and Kathleen B. Crudup Family Scholarship Fund (2012)

Viola M. Dascoli Fund (2010) William N. and Dorothy Q. Davis Fund (2003) Walter L. and Edna N. Davol Fund (1993) Walter L. and Edna N. Davol Fund (1988) Edna N. Davol Fund (1989) DeAngelis Family Fund (1978) John A. and Elsa J. DeAngelis Fund (2005) James Philip Deery Fund (1987) Margaret Deery Fund (1987)

Paul Cuffee School Includes: Paul Cuffee School/ Rosalind C. Wiggins Fund (2008) and David Burnham Maritime Fund for Paul Cuffee School (2014)

Allene deKotzebue Fund (1953)

Helena Cullen and Anita Cinq-Mars Fund (2006)

Julius and Lena DelPapa Memorial Fund (2014)

Cumberland Land Trust Greenways Endowment Fund (2008)

Delta Dental of Rhode Island Fund (2005)

Cumberland Public Library Includes: Alice Codding Endowment Fund for Cumberland Public Library (2011); Cumberland Grange Endowment Fund for Cumberland Public Library (2011); and Cumberland Library Endowment Fund (2013) Lillian Cumming Streetscape Fund (1988) Curtin Family Fund (2003) Robert W. and Mary W.C. (Polly) Daly Fund (2010)

Anthony and Grace Del Vecchio Endowment Fund (2006) Delmonico Family Fund (2013)

Beatrice S. Demers Fund (2007) Denby Family Fund for Public Art in Providence (2013) Frieda Dengal Fund (2013) Giovanni deNicola & Dora DeAmicis Memorial Fund (2003) Densmore Scholarship Fund (1993) Thomas DePetrillo and Carol Keefe Fund (2013) DeRabbanan Fund (1989) 71


Clementina DeRocco Memorial Fund (1985)

David Spalding Douglas Fund (1999)

Elmwood Church-Congregational Christian Fund (1955)

David and Elaine DeSousa Family Fund (2006)

Douglas A. and Charlotte H. Dow Fund (1994)

Developmentally Disabled and Retarded Special Needs Fund in Memory of Louise A. Shuster (1991)

Elizabeth M. Drapala Memorial Scholarship Fund (2002)

Emmanuel Church Includes: Baum Fund for Emmanuel Church (2013) and Brown Fund for Emmanuel Church (2013)

Frosty Drew Nature Center Fund (1985)

Embolden Charitable Fund (2012)

Gregory Dubuc Memorial Scholarship Fund (2008)

Olive B. DeWolf Fund in Memory of Paul Churchill DeWolf (1990)

Joy Spanabel Emery Endowment Fund (2016) ★

Sheila A. Duffy Fund (1997)

Jeremiah Dexter Family Fund (1998)

George H. and Ruth E. Duggan Memorial Fund (1991)

English-Speaking Union Boston Branch Educational Endowment (2007)

Dibble Memorial Fund (1990)

Edward Leon Duhamel Scholarship Fund (1991)

Claudia and Mary Howe DeWolf Fund (1991)

Dr. Bruno DiClemente Scholarship Fund (2001) Dimock Fund (2013) Directors’ Fund (2000) Iona Dobbins Art Fund (2000) Iona Blake Dobbins Scholarship Fund for the Visual Arts (2013) Doc Fund (2003)

Charles and Nancy Dunn Family Fund (2011) Dutch Island Lighthouse Endowment Fund (2011) East Greenwich Education Endowment Fund (2003)

ETCO, Inc. Fund (1988) Evangelista Family Fund (2000)

Edgar M. Docherty Memorial Fund (2001)

Grace M. Eastwood Fund for North Kingstown Free Library (2007)

Charles and Marilyn Doebler Fund (2004)

J.D. Edsal Scholarship Fund (1981)

James Donaldson Scholarship Fund (2014)

Patricia W. Edwards Memorial Art Fund (1989)

Sylvia G. Donnelly Fund (1988)

Nancy Band Ehrlich Fund for the Arts (2015)

Matthew J. Fandetti Memorial Fund (2002)

Henry P. & Priscilla B. Eldredge Fund (2004) (2)

John David Fanning Memorial Fund (1985)

Priscilla B. & Henry P. Eldredge Fund (1990)

Malcolm Farmer III and Susan L. Farmer Fund (2014)

Priscilla Bateson Eldredge ’40 Middlebury College Fund (1997)

Farnham Fund (1999)

Dorcas Place Partners for Learning Fund (1999) Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island Fund (2015) Sgt. Maxwell R. Dorley Memorial Fund (2014) Kenneth J. and Hannah E. Dorney Fund (2016) ★ 72

Ali Dunn Packer Memorial Fund (2002)

Equity Action Fund (2003) Includes: Simone P. Joyaux and Tom Ahern Fund for Equity Action (2003); Bhikhaji M. Maneckji Fund for Equity Action (2003); Julia Lorillard Pell Fund for Equity Action (2003); Sally E. Lapides Fund for Equity Action (2008); SoCoWiWo Fund (2010); and Schoenfeld Family Fund for Equity Action (2011)

Barry and Dr. Elaine Fain Fund (2014) Linda Fain Family Fund in Memory of Beatrice and Archie Fain (2001) Effie R. Fairley Fund (1992)

Feibelman Family Fund (1988)


Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre Endowment Fund (2015)

Sarah F. and Gerald J. Fogarty Fund (2006)

Robert E. Freeman Downcity Fund (1992)

Mark and Adela Felag Fund (2004)

Sarah Adams Fogg & Henry Meader Fogg Fund (1992)

Fredric C. Friedman/Sheryl A. Jacobson Fund (2009)

Joseph P. Ferrucci, Esq. Memorial Scholarship Fund (2010)

Lois Hamilton Fontaine Scholarship Fund of the Westerly College Club, Inc. (1997)

Fruit Hill Women’s Clubs Scholarship Fund (1982)

Harold C. and May Noel Field Fund (1968) Harold J. Field Fund (1994) Janet I. & H. James Field, Jr. Fund (2004) Richard M. and Janice H. Field Fund (1995) Noel M. Field, Jr. Family Fund (1999) Fifth Ward Memorial Fund (1962) Frank and Anne Fiorenzano Scholarship Fund (2002) Jack Fireman, D.O. Scholarship Fund (2007) Frederick J. Fish, Jr. Fund (1998) Hyman and Mollie Fishbein Fund (1996)

Forer Family Fund (1999)

Fund for Arts and Culture (2011)

Maria A. Forte-Tocco Scholarship Fund (2002)

Fund for Children and Families (2011)

43rd Signal Company Veterans Association/Robert L. Grace Fund (2009)

Fund for Economic Security (2015)

Anne R. & Harold M. Foster Memorial Fund (2004) Foundation for Health Fund (2006) Four Corners Community Chapel Endowment Fund (2011) Alan Fox Fund for the Music School of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra (2001) Miriam G. Frank Fund (2000) Eva and Boris Frankfurt Fund (2008)

Kevin A. Fitzgerald Memorial Scholarship Fund (1989)

George R. Frankovich Scholarship Fund (1996)

Mary L. Flanigan Fund (1987)

Mary Ethier Frappier Fund (2010)

James A. and Elizabeth K. Fletcher Fund (1987) Kenneth P. Flint Fund (2011) Florence Family Fund (2009) Flower Power Inc. Fund (2005) George P. and Anna M. Flynn Scholarship Fund (1998)

Ellen R. Fuglister Fund (1991)

Fort Adams Preservation Fund (2008)

John R. Fitton Memorial Fund (1988)

James A. and Elizabeth K. Fletcher Fund (1993)

Albert H. Fuchs Trust (1995)

Alexander E. and Alice M. Fraser Fund (1972) Aldo Freda Scholarship Fund (1997)

Fund for Education (2010) Fund for the Environment (2011) Fund for Grace Church (1980) Fund for Greater Providence YMCA (2003) Fund for a Healthy Rhode Island (2008) Fund for Housing (2011) Fund for Rhode Island (1916) Thomas E. Furey Fund (2009) Stanley and Florence Gairloch Fund (1982) Herbert S. Galkin Memorial Scholarship Fund (2015) Bob and Wini Galkin Fund (2012) Ira S. and Anna Galkin Fund (1977) Madeline P. Gamble Fund (1987)

Marion Baker Freeman Fund (1963)

Richard A. Gamelin, Jr. Memorial Fund (2003)

Mimi and Peter Freeman Fund (2003)

Charles H. Gardiner Memorial Fund (2010) 73


Howard F. and Olga B. Gardiner Fund (2000)

Robert H. I. Goddard Fund (1994)

Lois W. and George Graboys Family Fund (2008)

Edna B. Gardner Fund (1981)

Robert H. I. Goddard and Hope Drury Goddard Fund (2013)

Grace Fellowship Church Memorial Fund (2007)

Robert H. I. Goddard Fund/St. Elizabeth Home (1978)

Gracie Annabelle Fund for the Arts (2002)

Darius Lee Goff and Paula Dodge Goff Fund (1981)

Barbi N. Gracie Fund (1994)

Susan and Jim Garlington Fund (2014) Guy and Ann Garofalo Family Fund (2004) Edward and Jeannette Gatta Memorial Fund (2001) Diane D. Geaber Memorial Fund (2011) Dominic Gencarelli Family Trust Fund (1988) Peter and Melinda Gerard & Loti Falk Family Fund (2006) Nancy H. Gewirtz Fund for The Economic Progress Institute (2005) GFWC Women’s Club of South County Scholarship Fund (2000) Richard and Vera Gierke Family Fund (2005) Gilbert Charitable Fund (2015) Lottie G., William E., and Ruth M. Gilmore Memorial Fund (1981) Eric Ginsberg Memorial Scholarship Fund (2009)

Newell D. Goff Fund (2013) David M. Golden Memorial Fund (1999) Golden Einhorn Family Fund (1999) Golden Tishman Family Fund (2003) Leon and Barbara Goldstein Fund (2006) Henry Gonsalves Family Fund (1999) Susan F. Gonsalves Charitable Fund (2010) Professor and Mrs. Elliot R. Goodman Fund (1991) Cynthia C. Goodwin Memorial Fund (1976)

Girls Friendly Society of Rhode Island Fund (1987)

Gordon School Includes: Gordon Fund (1996) and Peter Kaplan Memorial Fund for Gordon School (1996)

Richard J. Gladney Charitable Endowment Fund (2004)

Charles Goss Memorial Fund (1995)

Gladys Fund (2002)

Lisa Lofland Gould Native Plant Program Fund (2007)

Glass Family Fund (2006) Roger O. Glaude Memorial Fund (2009) Glocester Heritage Society Endowment Fund (2008) 74

Carleton Goff Fund (1999)

Goulet Family Fund (2003) Richard C. and Ellen M. Gower Fund (2012) George Graboys Leadership Fund (2008)

Grandparents Guild Fund (1987) Doris Green Fund (2005) Annie Aylsworth Greene Fund (1967) Greene Cemetery Fund (1989) Nancy Carolyn Greene Endowment Fund (2007) Greenhalgh Charitable Fund (1971) Gregson Foundation (2002) Gregson Fund (1975) Greta and Mac Fund (2015) Griffiths Family Fund (1999) William Grimshaw Fund (2002) Christine T. Grinavic Adventurer’s Fund (2007) Groden Center Includes: Groden Center Fund (2011) and Considine Family Fund at the Groden Center (2012) Bessie Grossman Memorial Fund (1966) Helen E. and Stanley H. Grossman Fund (2014) Herschel and Suzanne Grossman Fund for Assisting Immigrants (1995) Rosa Anne Grosvenor Fund (1942)


Gudoian Family Fund (2005)

Lawrence L. Hall Fund (1996)

Elizabeth Haskell Fund (1984)

Madeline Guida Memorial Fund (2007)

Almon and Suzanne Hall Family Fund (2015)

Danielle and Michael Haxton Family Fund (2006)

Lynn M. Gunzberg Fund (2002)

Chester W. Ham Memorial Fund (2008)

Alice D. Hayes Fund (2008)

Florence Kennan Gurney Fund (1972) Hans E. Gwinner and Berta E. Gwinner Fund (2001) Hans E. Gwinner and Berta E. Gwinner Charitable Fund (2001) Hans E. Gwinner and Berta E. Gwinner Fund for Economic Development (2001) Hans E. Gwinner and Berta E. Gwinner Fund for Education (2001) Barbara S. Gwynne Shakespeare’s Head Garden Fund (1995) Ann W. Hack Memorial Fund (1996) Mrs. Jeannette Hamilton Hadley Fund (1981) Carolyn B. Haffenreffer Endowment Fund for the Providence Preservation Society (1986) Haffenreffer Seaconnet Point Fund I (1988) Haffenreffer Seaconnet Point Fund II (1988) Arnold H. Hahn, Jr. Memorial Fund (2005) Mary Kimball Hail Fund (2004) Thomas B. and Virginia Ann Haire Memorial Fund (1991) Haire Family Fund (2003) Hale House Endowment Fund (2011) Halkyard Family Fund (2000)

Hamilton House Endowment Fund (2014) William S. Hamilton Fund (2005) Hemingway Hamlin Fund (1993) Hemingway Hamlin Family Fund (1993) Raleigh Alexis Hamlin Fund (2004) Roland Hammond Fund (1979) Ralph E. Hanson Fund (2013)

Caroline Hazard Fund (1977) Peyton R. Hazard Fund (1964) Thomas P. Hazard Fund (1982) Healing Ribbons Fund (2004) Hebert Family Fund (2015) Henry Heffernan Fund (1998) William H. Heisler III Fund (2014) Milton S. Heller Charitable Fund (2009)

Percy A. Harden Fund (1953)

Lucille A. Moore Hennessey Fund (2002)

Alice M. Harkin Nursing Scholarship Fund (2014)

Robin M. Hergott (‘83) Living Tribute Fund (2009)

Rachel R. Harper and Philip R. Harper Fund (2000)

Heritage Harbor Foundation Fund (2015)

Maegan Harpool Memorial Fund (2009)

Herreshoff Marine Museum Endowment Fund (2013)

Harriet Kean Harrington Fund (1998)

Frank T. and Isabelle Oram Hertell Fund (1971)

Ernest A. Harris Memorial Fund (1999)

Hevey-O’Rourke Scholarship Fund (2014)

Dr. Daniel S. and Dorothy J. Harrop Fund (2008)

Higgins Family Fund (2010)

Louise Hartwell Fund (1978)

Kenneth N. & Judith Brand Hill Fund for Grace Church in Providence (1996)

Harvard Business School Association of Southeastern New England (HBSA-SNE) Fund (2002)

Hinckley, Allen and Snyder Fund (2003)

Harvey Family Fund (2014) Warren and Elizabeth Haskell Memorial Fund (1984)

Louise C. Hintze Fund (2012) Hope L. and David M. Hirsch Fund (2010) Barry and Kathleen Hittner Fund (2002) 75


Andrew R. Hoban Memorial Scholarship Fund (2004)

John and Carol Howland Family Fund (2003)

Joyce Ioanes Mental Health Memorial Fund (2007)

Gilbert and Olga Hoffman Fund (2006)

Peter Howland Family Fund (2003)

David C. Isenberg Family Fund (2007)

Louise A. Hoge Fund in Memory of Wallace W. Hoge (1990)

Howland Swan Fund (2006)

Amanda & Jeremy Isenberg Family Fund (2016)

Honey Buzz Fund (2013) Ann Hood Fund for Creative Writing (2006) Edith R. Hood Fund (1968) Hope Alzheimer’s Center Endowment Fund (2005) Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island Includes: Norman A. DesLauriers Memorial Fund (1993) and Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island Endowment Fund (1993) Herbert E. Hopkins Fund (1980) (2)

Israel-Frumson Family Fund (2005)

Hudson Family Fund (2001)

Harry Itchkawich Memorial Scholarship Fund (1998)

Paul W. Hunger Memorial Fund (2000) Dorothy H.W. Hunt Fund (1971) Dorothy H.W. Hunt-Clarence H. Philbrick Fund (1971) Harrison Barrows Huntoon Fund (1991) Phyllis Huston Fund (2005) Emanuel Iacoletti and Harriet K. Iacoletti Fund (2003)

Albert E. Horton Fund (1968)

Immigrants Benevolent Fund (2015)

Florrimon Howe Trusts (1992) Anne King Howe Fund (1963) Cornelia Howell Fund in Memory of Helen Howell & Fred A. Otis (1989) (2) Alice M. Howland Fund (1944) (2) Allen H. Howland Fund (1978) Allen and Katharine Howland-Gammell Family Fund (2003) Janet Howland and Jay Gorud Family Fund (2003)

Island Free Library Endowment Fund (2003)

Buell W. Hudson Memorial Fund (1979)

Hopkinton Land Trust Conservation Stewardship Endowment (2008)

Hough Family Fund (2007)

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Katharine F. Hubbard and Josephine H. Williams Fund (1959)

Mikko Luke, Gerald Matthew, and Delight Lewis Immonen Fund (2014) Imperial 718 Fund (2013) Fanny T. Ingalls Fund (1973) George A. & Evelyn M. Ingleby Fund (1995) Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence Fund (2008) Interfaith Health Care Ministries/The Reverend Dr. Duane F. Parker Endowment Fund (1998) International House of Rhode Island - Rooke Fund (2008)

Barbara P. Jackson Fund (1980) Benjamin M. Jackson Fund (1945) S. Lee Jackson and Dorothy M. Jackson Fund (1976) Madeleine C. Jackson Fund (1979) Jalbert Family Fund for Basic Human Needs (2012) Jalbert Family Fund for Education (2012) Jamestown Community Fund (2001) Jamestown Fund for the Performing Arts (1983) Jamestown Historical Society Includes: Jamestown Historical Society Windmill Endowment Fund (2006); Jamestown Historical Society Endowment Fund (2007); and Jamestown Historical Society Mary R. Miner Archives Fund (2007) Jamestown Philomenian Library Includes: Jamestown Philomenian Library Endowment Fund (1996) and Jamestown Philomenian Library Capital Expenditure Fund (2004)


Jasper Fund for the Care and Rescue of Animals (2000)

Varoujan and V. Rose Karentz Scholarship Fund (2013)

Judith Alperin King and Timothy King Fund (2000)

Ellen M. Jecoy Memorial Fund for St. Bernard’s Endowment (2002)

Karibian Family Fund (2000)

Martin Luther King Scholarship Endowment Fund (2001)

Nancy W. Jencks Fund (2016) ★

Stephen M. Kaufman Memorial Fund (1999)

Mary M. Jennings Fund (1996) Anna E. Johnson Fund (1978) Kathryn Johnson Fund (2014) Kathryn Johnson Jazz Scholarship Fund (2014) Elizabeth Arnold Johnson Historic Trust Fund (2001) Elizabeth J. Johnson Pawtucket History Research Center Fund (2013) Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fund (2003) Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund (2003) Victoria Johnson Scholarship Fund (2011) Johnston Lions Armand Muto Scholarship Fund (1985) Dr. J. Paul Jones, Carolyn M. Jones and Virginia L. Jones Fund (2013) Jonnycake Center Fund (2005) Elsie I. Jordan Fund (2006) Michael and Jane Joukowsky Fund (2001) Mary M. Juskalian Fund (2015) Natalie B. Kampen Fund of The Kingston Chamber Music Festival (2015) Herbert E. Kaplan Fund for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, RI Chapter (1996)

Richard Katzoff Fund (1990)

John H. and Alberta C. Kazanjian Fund (2003) Lester B. and Linda D. Keats Fund (1991) Peter M. Keefe Junior Golf Memorial Fund (2002) Sr. Ann Keefe / CityArts Creativity and Social Justice Fund (2015) Margaret H. C. Keiler Memorial Fund in Memory of Edmund H. Keiler (1992) Edward D. Keith Fund (1949) Amelia M. Kelley-Minnie E. Kelley Fund (1983) Ellen Williams Kenerson Memorial Fund (1968) Sylvia & Frederick Kenner Fund (1996) Kiekhofer-Dickey Endowment Fund for The Friends of the Brownell Library (2015)

King Solomon #11 Fund (2013) King’s Daughters and Sons Scholarship Fund (1978) Kingston Hill Gardeners Fayerweather Grounds Endowment Fund (2009) Joseph J. and Lillian A. Kirby Fund (1998) Susan Kizlinski Family Fund (2013) NC Klein Jazz Scholarship Fund (2012) Paul and Nancy Klotz Community Fund (2004) Paul and Nancy Klotz Fund (1979) Susie Brown Kochhan Memorial Music Fund (1999) Korean War Memorial Fund (2004) Alfred and Mary Kosowski Fund (2013) Krause Family Fund (1994)

Kiernan-Fallon Fund (1993)

Katherine Bryer Krueger Fund (1991)

Jennie M. Kiernan Fund (1984)

Hans L. Kuster Fund (2012)

Mari Killilea Memorial Scholarship Fund (1988)

Ladies Auxiliary of the Bristol Volunteer Fire Department Fund (1982)

John B. & Ruth L. Kilton Fund (1997)

A. Lloyd Lagerquist Fund (2003)

Horace A. and S. Ella Kimball Fund (1944)

Bruce Lang Good Government Fund of RI (2006)

Daniel A. and Jennifer R. King Fund (2008)

Langevin Family Trust (1990)

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Marie J. Langlois and John F. Loerke Fund (2011)

LIFEcycle Endowment Fund (2012)

Little Compton Playground Fund (1988)

Harold A. Lanphear Fund (1977)

Alice Gertrude Lothrop Lincoln Fund (1959)

Little Compton United Congregational Church Fund (1981)

Ella M. Lapham Fund (1933) Alice W. Larchar Fund (1981) Laurans Fund (1979) Isabelle Lawrence Fund (1992) Mary B. Lawrence Fund (2010) Lawrence, Allen, Singleteary Scholarship Fund (2008) Le Foyer Endowment Fund (2015) Charles P. Lee Memorial Fund (2012) Helen L. LeGendre / Weber Family Scholarship Fund (2009) Alvina Legere Fund (2004) Robert H. Lenth Scholarship Fund (1998) Barbara M. Leonard Fund (1986) Louis Leone Fund (1998) Dominick J. Lepore Memorial Fund I (2009)

Marjorie H. and Clinton J. Lind Memorial Fund (2001) Linden Place Endowment Fund (2003) Frederick Lippitt Memorial Fund (2006) Frederick Lippitt Endowment for the Woonasquatucket River Watershed (2005)

Letcher Family Fund (2008)

Lippitt Hill Tutorial Founders Fund (1988)

Irving M. and Pauline L. Leven Fund (2001)

Lucy Lippitt Fund (1961)

Irving H. Levin Fund (2007)

Mary Ann Lippitt Memorial Fund (2007)

Frederick N. and Carol J. Levinger Fund (2003)

Lewis P. and Edna D. Lipsitt Fund (2013)

Dan Levinson RI Fund (2014)

Arthur B. and Martha B. Lisle Fund (1968)

Sarah and Harold Libby Scholarship Fund of the Chopin Club (2011) Mario M. Libutti Memorial Fund (2008)

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Lincoln School Includes: Lincoln School Education Fund (2011); Lincoln School Faculty Fund (2011); Lincoln School Lincoln Scholar Fund (2011); Lincoln School Operations/Unrestricted Fund (2011); Lincoln School Scholarship Fund (2011); Lincoln School Greenpower Fund (2015); Lincoln School Alexis Allen Boss ‘89 Endowment for Community Accord and Public Service Fund (2016); and Lincoln School Celeste Cooper ‘64 Endowment (2016)

Judith M. & Henry M. Litchman Fund (2012) Judith M. & Henry M. Litchman Fund (2014)

Little Compton United Congregational Church Fund (2007) Little Compton United Congregational Church Fund (2012) Royal Little Memorial Fund (1994) Stanley & Martha Livingston Fund (1997) Annie Mary Livsey Fund (1987) Edith S. S. Loebs Fund (1981) R. M. Logan Hospice Fund (2005) James J. Longolucco Scholarship Fund (1995) Looking Upwards Endowment Fund (2010) George W. Lothrop Fund (1970) Lovett Fund (1979) Michael F. Lovett Scholarship Fund (1994) Edgar J. Lownes Memorial Fund (1958) Raymond J. Loynds Memorial Fund (2002) Fordyce Remsen Lozier & Mary Williams Horr Lozier Fund (1993) Edna P. Lumb Fund (1967) Edward G. Lund Fund (1993) Paul D. Lynch Scholarship Fund (2013)


Maria Lyssikatos Scholarship Fund (2007)

Ruth and Samuel Markoff Fund (2013)

Cynthia M. Macarchuk Donor Advised Fund (2008)

Alita C. Marks Endowment Fund (2005)

Mary K. and Norman A. MacColl Fund (1967)

John and Sheila Martin Professional Development Fund (2015)

MacColl Benevolent Fund (1973)

Martland Selby Bell Choir Fund (2002)

Commander Michael MacDonald Fund (1982) Ronald K. and Kati C. Machtley Fund (2007) MacKeen Family Fund (2014) William M. and Louise Barr Mackenzie Fund (1975)

Mary A. Mason Fund (1971) Stanley H. Mason Fund (1979) Master Gardener Foundation of Rhode Island Endowment Fund (2012) Matouk Family Fund (2013)

Kathy and Brian MacLean Fund (2014)

Rose Grinnell Matteson Audubon Society of RI Fund (2008)

N. Douglas MacLeod Fund (2009)

Rose Grinnell Matteson Fund (1966)

James and Jean Schofield Madden Family Fund (2000)

Rose Grinnell Matteson/Exeter Fund (1990)

Sally Wing Madeira Memorial Fund (1988)

Duncan H. and Louise Safe Mauran Fund (1986)

Virginia T. Madeira Fund (1982)

Estise Mauran Museum Concerts Fund (2016) ★

Elizabeth Ann Magee Memorial Fund (1964)

Maurania/Rainbow Fund (2013)

MaGown-Roberts Endowment Fund (1999)

Edmund and Janet Mauro Button Hole Scholarship Fund (2004)

Make Someone Smile Fund (2016) ★

John and Elaine Mayer Fund for the Rhode Island Zoological Society (2009)

Mark P. Malkovich III Memorial Fund (2010) Gustaf T. Malmstead Fund (1996) Bhikhaji Maneckji Fund (2013) Michael Marcogliese Scholarship Fund (1989) Ron Margolin and W. Lynn McKinney Scholarship Fund for GLTQ Youth (2011)

Cheryl Smith Mayhew Westerly High School Athletic Scholarship (2005) Maxwell Mays Audubon Society Fund (2010) Marian S. McAuslan & Frederic T. McAuslan Endowment Fund (2006)

Charles E. and Agnes J. McCarthy Memorial Scholarship Fund (2008) Arthur McCartney Fund (1965) McCleary Family Fund (2015) Dorothy S. McCluskey Fund (2016) McConnell Family Fund (2010) Ted McConnon Scholarship Fund (1999) Dorothy R. McCulloch Fund (2015) Norman E. and Dorothy R. McCulloch Fund (1994) Norman E. McCulloch, Jr. and Dorothy Rooke McCulloch Fund for St. John’s Church (2008) Mary E. McCulloch Fund (1989) Gloria McDonald Fund (1996) Gloria McDonald Fund for St. Mary’s Church (2003) Liz and Jack McDonald Fund (2010) J. Irving McDowell Fund (1995) Joseph T. and Rose P. McHale Fund (1988) Thomas P. and Katherine A. McHale Fund (1990) Anna Louise McInerney Fund (1982) Reverend Harry W. McIntire/ Washington Oaks Youth Fund (2004) H. Stanford McLeod Fund (1993) McQue Fund (2005) Bishop Russell J. McVinney Fund for the Poor (1988) 79


Jeanne Marie Mehmed Fund (2013) Gladys and Raymond W. Mellor Fund (1983) Gladys W. and Raymond W. Mellor Fund (1987)

Dorothy Carol Mitchell Charitable Fund (2014) Robert D. and Mary G. Mitchell Fund (2009)

James C. Muldowney Fund (2016) Mullaney Fund (1997) Mullen Family Fund (2001) Lila K. Mullins Fund (2015)

Joseph B. Merrick Fund (1987)

MJSA Education Foundation Scholarship Fund (1989)

Murphy Family Fund (2014)

Della Fusco Merrill Memorial Fund (2013)

Nasra and Abdullah Mogayzel and Sons Fund (2007)

John and Grace Murphy Fund for Youth (2009)

Merrylegs Fund (1988)

J. Harold Monroe, Jr. Scholarship Fund (1993)

Major Jeremiah P. Murphy Scholarship Fund (2006)

Heidi Keller Moon Fund (2001)

Murray Family Prize for Community Enrichment (2016) ★

Alice Butts Metcalf Fund (1945) Louisa D. Sharpe Metcalf Fund (1959) Jesse H. Metcalf Fund (1916) Michael P. Metcalf Legacy Fund (2016) Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Fund (1989) Jeremy David Metnick Fund (1998) Gary Metz Fellowship for Photography Fund (2014)

Moore Fund (1998) (2) Moore Family Arts and Education Fund (2015) Nora Wood Moore Memorial Scholarship Fund (2004) Alice L. Moran Fund (1956) Mary Morello Fund (2006) Brian Moretti Scholarship Fund (2014)

Catherine T. Murray Scholarship Fund (1994) J. Terrence Murray Fund (2004) Thomas J. Murray Memorial Fund (2015) Museum of Primitive Art and Culture Includes: Museum of Primitive Art and Culture Fund (1998); Museum of Primitive Art and Culture Wallace Campbell III Endowment Fund (2005); and Museum of Primitive Art and Culture Education Fund (2011)

Terry A. Meyer Fund (2014)

Russell Morin Fine Catering Fund (2012)

Friends of the Middletown Public Library Endowment Fund (2003)

Al Morro Classical Varsity Club Scholarship Fund (1965)

Dr. Eric Bradley Miller Fund (2009)

Al Morro Fund for Academic and Athletic Excellence (1986)

John Manchester Miller Fund (1998)

Al Morro Awards Fund (1997)

Colin Myers Memorial Fund (2004)

Judy Morse Scholarship Fund (1990)

Emma L. Myrick Memorial Fund (1938)

Lestor F. Morse and Beatrice R. Morse Memorial Fund (2008)

John C. Myrick Fund (1997)

Larry Mills Scholarship Fund (2014) Jean Smith Mills Memorial Fund (2006) Arthur and Martha Milot Fund (1990) Arthur and Martha Milot Fund for Community Preparatory School (2015) 80

Mitchell Family Fund (1985)

Rev. Phyllis Morse Memorial Fund (1992) Stanley T. and Grace W. Moskwa Fund (1999) Mount Hope Farm Endowment Fund (2007)

Musica Dolce Endowment Fund (2006)

Nadler Family Fund (2013) Narragansett Public Library Endowment Fund (1996) Narrow River Preservation Association Includes: Narrow River Preser-


vation Association/John Elder Dick Endowment Fund (2004); Narrow River Preservation Association/Carl W. Otto Endowment Fund (2007); Narrow River Preservation Association/ Robert Leeson, Jr. Endowment Fund (2009); and Narrow River Preservation Association/Robert J. Gormley Endowment Fund (2015) National Society of the Colonial Dames of America of Rhode Island (NSCDARI) Includes: Governor Stephen Hopkins House Capital Expenditure Fund (2000); Governor Stephen Hopkins House Endowment Fund (2000); NSCDARI Endowment Fund (2000); NSCDARI Reinvestment Fund (2000); Whitehall Museum House Capital Expenditure Fund (2000); and Whitehall Museum House Endowment Fund (2000) Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island Fund (2016) ★ Dorothy D. Nelle Fund (1994) Jane S. Nelson Fund (1994) Bernard and Doris Nemtzow Fund (2007) Bernard and Doris Nemtzow Fund (2013) Jeraline N. Nerney Fund (2001) New England Wireless and Steam Museum Fund (2000) TGHS ’82 Renee Tetreault Newell 9/11 Scholarship Fund (2001) Newman Congregational Church Includes: Newman Congregational Church John F. and Dorothy H. Conley Family Scholarship Fund (2014) and

Newman Congregational Church / Jeffrey Stephen Shank Memorial Scholarship Fund (2016)

North Providence High School Scholarship Fund (2010)

Frederick J. & Ruth P. Newman Fund (2005)

North Providence High School Scholarship for Special Opportunity (2006)

Selma and Arthur Newman Fund (2000)

North Smithfield Ambulance and Rescue Association Fund (2003)

Newport County Fund (2002) Includes: Anne and Peter Damon Fund for Newport County (2005); John and Holly Collins Fund for Newport County (2008); Ellen S. Murphy Memorial Fund (2008); NSG Education Fund in Memory of Ellen S. Murphy (2008); and Dominick J. Lepore Memorial Fund II (2009)

North Smithfield – Class of 1971 Memorial Scholarship Fund (2004)

Newport Harbor Corporation Fund (1983)

Virginia W. Nyman Fund (2005)

Newport Public Library Endowment Fund (2004)

Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church Living Memorial Fund (1987)

Albert E. and Florence W. Newton Fund (1973)

Joan M. and John J. O’Connor Jr. Fund (2013)

Alice Newton Fund (1984)

Marian G. O’Donnell Fund (1977)

Irene Nicholas Fund (2007) William Nicholas Scholarship Fund (1999) Emily Nicholson Fund (1997) Emily Nicholson Designated Fund (2014) Gordon D. Noonan Memorial Scholarship Fund (2014) Norman Bird Sanctuary Support Fund (2010) North Kingstown Free Library Includes: North Kingstown Free Library Corporation Fund (1996) and North Kingstown Free Library Corporation Second Century Fund (2008)

Christine A. Nowak Fund for the Blackstone Valley Historical Society (2012) Bob and Terry Nugent Family Foundation (1992) Robert C. Nyman Fund (1997)

Oliver Fund (2008) Daniel Patrick O’Neil Memorial Fund (2007) Nick O’Neill Scholarship Fund for All Children’s Theater (2004) Open Doors of Rhode Island, Inc., Charitable Fund (1979) Operation Stand Down Rhode Island Veterans Endowment Fund (2016) ★ Ophelia Fund (2004) Walter M. Oppenheim Fund (1998) Mary and Pat O’Regan Fund (1992) 81


Charlotte Orlowski-Eicher Memorial Fund (2005)

Endowment Fund (2011) and Friends of the Pawtucket Public Library Flexible Endowment Fund (2011)

Ponaganset Education Foundation Fund (2007)

Pawtuxet Valley Preservation and Historical Society Fund (2010)

Franklin H. Pond Family Fund (2007)

Carol Pellegrino Scholarship Fund (1999)

Franklin H. Pond Fund (2006)

Joseph O’Neill Ott Fund (1994) Emily H. Paine Fund (1977)

Art Pelosi Fund (1993)

Jewel R. Paley Fund (2014)

Charlotte I. Penn Fund (1993)

Julius and Jesse Richmond Palmer Fund (1968)

Pennfield School Endowment Fund (2014)

Mary V. Palmer Memorial Fund (1970)

George W. and Sarah L. Penny Fund (1978)

Nellie G. Parent Fund (1966)

Annie T. Perrin Fund (1956)

Stevenson Brown Porter Fund (2011)

Roland Paris Fund (2015)

Donald I. Perry Fund (1996)

Potter Family Fund (2004)

John Raymond Parker, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund (1995)

Thomas and Katherine B. Perry Fund (2011)

Charles A. Potter Fund (1975) (2)

Petroleum Trust Fund (1964)

Earlene and Albert Potter Scholarship Fund (2001)

Bernard and Henrietta O’Rourke Scholarship Fund (2008) Richard and Sandra Oster Charitable Fund (2009)

Phebe Parker Fund (1959) R. Elizabeth Parker Fund (2006) Madeline V. Parks Fund (1961)

Rick Phipps Memorial Fund (2004)

Lawrence Poole, Jr. Scholarship Fund (2004) Pope John XXIII Chair in Ecumenical Theology Fund (1988) Frances L. Macartney Porter Fund (2011)

Mary LeMoine Potter Fund (1940)

Nicholas Everett & Ann O. Picchione Fund (1995)

Roger E. Potter Fund for The Rhode Island Historical Society (1995)

Pickard Family Fund (2007)

Roger E. Potter Fund (1995)

Billy L. and June O. Patton Fund (1986)

Vernon and Mary Pierce Fund (2013)

Thomas A. Potter Fund (2004)

Patton Family Fund (1983)

Wells M. Pile and Marguerite Ofria Pile Fund (2005)

Parris Family Fund (2001) Partnership Foundation Fund (2001)

Bessie D. Paul Fund (1981) Pawtucket East High School Class of ’42 Scholarship Fund (1987) Pawtucket East High School Class of ’48 Scholarship Fund (1993) Pawtucket Public Library Includes: Friends of the Pawtucket Public Library 82

Esther S. Phillips Fund (1987)

Barbara J. Pond Fund (2007)

Maria E. Pinheiro Memorial Scholarship Fund (2004) William ‘Billy’ Pityer Memorial Scholarship Fund (1999) Albert R. Plant Fund (1958) Pocassetlands Stewardship Fund (2007)

Lori A. Poulin Memorial Fund (2004) Lombard John Pozzi Historical Preservation Fund (2013) Charles T. Pratt Fund (1938) Preservation Society of Pawtucket Fund (2013) Preserve Rhode Island Endowment Fund (2014) Preston Family Fund (2002)


proAbility Fund (2015) Providence Animal Rescue League’s Harry L. Doran Endowment Fund (2016) ★ Providence Center Includes: Providence Center/ Charles E. Maynard Fund for the Future (2001) and Providence Center School/Charles E. Maynard Fund for the Future (2004) Providence Central Lions Fund (1993) Providence Council of Parents and Teachers Scholarship Fund (1926) Providence Country Day School Includes: Providence Country Day School/Chafee Leadership Forum Endowment (2002); Providence Country Day School/ Evan R. West Professional Development Fund (2002); Providence Country Day School General Endowment Fund (2002); Providence Country Day School/ Heather MacLeod Middle School Scholarship (2002); Providence Country Day School/Murray Family Scholarship Fund (2002); Providence Country Day School/ St. Dunstan’s Learning Center Fund (2002); Providence Country Day School/George E. Wilson, Jr. ’43 Memorial Scholarship Fund (2002); Providence Country Day School/Gerald Beckley Woodruff Faculty Enrichment Fund (2002); Providence Country Day School/ Nancy M. Hanley Award Fund (2003); Providence Country Day School/William H. Mather Flag Fund (2003); Providence Country Day School/Trustees’ Endowment for the Annual Fund (2009); Providence Country Day School/Wrestling Coaches Appreciation Fund (2009); Susan M. Haberlandt Fund for Faculty Enrichment (2012); Providence

Country Day School / Raymond H. and Alice E. Chace Fund (2013); Providence Country Day School/Evan R. West Scholarship Fund (2013); Edward E. Ford Foundation/Class of 2015 Endowment for Faculty Compensation Fund (2015); Kenneth R. Graboys Community Service Prize Fund (2015); and Peter James and Margaret A. Ryan Hicks Endowed Scholarship Fund (2015)

Helen Walker Raleigh Animal Fund (2006)

Providence Female Charitable Society Fund (2016) ★

Raleigh-Providence Tree Care Trust Fund (1998)

Providence High School Scholarship Fund (1922)

Rallis Conover Fund (2005)

Providence Jewelers Club Foundation (1986) Providence Journal Charitable Legacy Fund (2012) Providence Journal Holiday Fund (2014) Providence Journal Summertime Fund (2013) Providence Plantations Club Memorial (1970) Providence Plantations Club Memorial Fund (1970) Providence Preservation Society Fund (2005) Fund of the Providence Shelter for Colored Children (2014) Providence Shelter for Colored Children Endowment Fund (2016) Providence Singers Wachner Fund for New Music (2006) Providence Technical High School Athletic Field Scholarship (1940)

Helen Walker Raleigh Tree Care Trust Fund (1995) Helen Walker Raleigh Vision Fund (2006) Helen Walker Raleigh Youth Fund (2006) James C. Raleigh Memorial Fund (2006)

Ralph, Letty and Anthony Raponi Fund (2015) Elueterio, Anna, and Mary Raponi Memorial Fund (2009) Frank J. Raponi Memorial Fund (2013) Ralph and Letty Raponi Fund (2010) Raven Fund (1999) RDW Group, Inc. Minority Scholarship Fund for Communications (2000) Edith Reall Memorial Scholarship Fund (1992) John H. Reardon, Jr. Fund (2012) John J. Redding Fund (2003) Redgate Camp Davis Fund (1995) Redwood Library RIF Endowment Fund (2015) Lindsay T. Reed Fund for the East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA (2009) Alice M. Remington Scholarship Fund (1984)

Mary C. and Joseph E. Pucci Fund (1999) 83


Barbara Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Fund (2001)

Rhode Island Medical Society Medical Purpose Fund (1966)

Madeline Reynolds Memorial Fund (1969)

Rhode Island National Guard Living Memorial Care and Maintenance Fund (2014)

Rhode Island Advertising Club Fund (1979) Rhode Island Arts Fund (1985) Rhode Island Association of Former Legislators Scholarship Fund (1996) Rhode Island Association for Justice Endowment Fund (2011) Rhode Island Charities Trust (1991) Rhode Island Commission on Women/Freda H. Goldman Education Awards Fund (1997) Rhode Island Council for the Humanities Includes: Barry A. Marks Fund for the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (1984); Rhode Island Council for the Humanities Endowment Fund (2005); and Rhode Island Council for the Humanities/Tom Roberts Humanities Ingenuity Prize Fund (2005) Rhode Island 4-H Club Foundation Memorial Fund (2013) Rhode Island Foundation Employee Fund (1993) Rhode Island Historical Society Endowment Fund (2016) ★ Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship Fund (2011) Rhode Island Legal Services Endowment Fund (2006) Rhode Island Meals on Wheels Memorial Fund (1981)

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Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School Includes: Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School Endowment Fund (2015) and Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School The Hearst Endowment (2015) Rhode Island Rose Award Fund (1985) Rhode Island Scholarship Assistance Fund (2007) Rhode Island School for the Deaf/John Spellman Scholarship Fund (1989) Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants Philanthropy Fund (2012) Rhode Island Supreme Court Historical Society Fund (1998) Rhode Island Tree Council Fund (2001)

Richard J. and Barbara L. Richmond Designated Fund (1996) Richard J. Richmond Fund (2003) Frances Waterhouse Richmond Fund (2012) Ray Rickman Fund for African Doctors (2007) Martha Rieg Fund (2012) Marcia and Robert Riesman Fund (1997) RIGHA Foundation Fund (2010) Right Charitable Fund (2015) Harry Vandall Rigner Memorial Fund (1979) Henry and Jan Rines Fund (1998) RISE Conservation Fund (1997) Jeanne Risica Fund for Art Education (2011) Ernest and Mary A. Ritchie Memorial Fund (1995) Paula M. Rivard Memorial Fund (2005)

Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association (RIVMA) Companion Animal Fund (2007)

Jennifer Rivera Memorial Fund (2015)

RIBA/Dagata Scholarship Fund (1997)

Riverwood Endowment Fund (2005)

Ricci Family Fund (2011)

Gwennie Anne Robbins Memorial Fund (1994)

Eileen Julie and Brittany Jaye Richardson Memorial Fund (2005)

Dr. Robert F. Roberti Fund (1992)

Edythe K. & Jane E. Richmond Memorial Cancer Fund (1998)

Colonel Lee Walton and Xenia Roberts Memorial Fund (2013)

John M. Richmond Fund (1953)

Robin Hill Fund (2013)

Richard J. and Barbara L. Richmond Fund (1996)

Elizabeth Robinson Fund (1959)


Selma Pilavin Robinson Endowment Fund (1992) Robinson-Kenney Fund (2015)

Edward J. and Virginia M. Routhier Nursing Scholarship Fund (2003)

Juanita Sanchez Community Fund (1992) Bridget Sanetti Memorial Scholarship Fund (2003)

Familia Rodriguez Fund (2002)

Cheryl A. Ruggiero Scholarship Fund (2004)

Alice Williams Roe-Grenier Fund (2015)

Ruggiero/Reinhardt Family Fund (2009)

Roger Williams Baptist Church Endowment Fund (2012)

Ruhl Family Fund (2004)

Nancy Sarah Fund for Women (2006)

Dr. Joseph L.C. and Mary P. Ruisi Fund (1999)

Francis B. Sargent MD Fund (1995)

Tom Russell Scholarship Fund (1989)

Sargent Rehabilitation Center Fund (2016) ★

Rykat Fund (2013)

Jacqueline Gage Sarles Memorial Fund (1968)

Roger Williams Chair in Thomistic Philosophy Fund (1988) Roger Williams Initiative Fund (2015) Roger Williams Park Fund (2015) Roger Williams Park Zoo Endowment Fund (1986)

George M. and Barbara H. Sage Fund (2007) Saul B. Saila Fellowship Fund (2007)

Sapinsley Family Foundation (1970)

Clare Sartori and Art Stein Fund (2012)

Saint Cabrini Fund (2004)

Deputy Assistant Chief Anthony V. Sauro Award Endowment Fund (1991)

S. Stephen’s Church Music Fund (1999)

Savage and Luther Family Fund (1998)

Friends of Sakonnet Lighthouse Fund (1985)

George and Naomi Sawyer Memorial Fund (1991)

Marissa Salabert Memorial Scholarship Fund (2014)

Monica P. and William T. Sawyer Fund (2014)

Norton E. Salk Scholarship Fund (2008)

Dr. Edmund A. Sayer Fund (1987)

Rooks Family Fund (2015)

Salten Weingrod Family Fund (2007)

Minna Schachter Fund (2008)

Rosenberg and Kohorn Fund (2001)

Andrew & Frances Salvadore Scholarship Fund (1989)

Rougas-Quinn Family Fund (2006)

Michael A. Salvadore and A. Doris Salvadore Scholarship Fund (2013)

Friends of Rogers Free Library Endowment Fund (2009) Friends of Rogers Free Library Children’s Endowment Fund (1987) Rogers High School Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund (2011) Rose and Aaron Roitman Fund (1982) Aaron Roitman Fund for Chamber Music (1982)

Edward J. and Virginia M. Routhier Fund (2002) Edward J. and Virginia M. Routhier Nursing Faculty Endowment Fund (2003)

Samaritans Fund (2006) San Miguel School Includes: Brother Lawrence Goyette, FSC Scholarship Fund (2011) and San Miguel School Endowment Fund (2010)

Willard and Marjorie Scheibe Designated Fund (2009) Willard and Marjorie Scheibe Nursing Scholarship Fund (2010) Schmieding Orlando PatientFocused Nursing Fund (2005) Cantor Schneider Memorial Scholarship Fund (2014) Ron Schoepfer Memorial Fund (2010)

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Fannie M. Schrack Fund (1928) Marilyn Swan Miller Schultz Fund (2014) Mary and Michael Schwartz Fund (1999) Schwechheimer Family Charitable Fund (2015) Scituate Scholarship Fund (2012) Roger G. Scott Memorial Fund (1996) R. Gordon and Patricia C. Scott Fund (2008) MaryAnn Scott Charitable Fund (2013)

Dorothy Hackney Smith Fund (1980)

Phebe McAlpine Shepard Fund in Memory of John Shepard II, Edward B. and Phebe W. McAlpine (1986)

Ellen and Harry Smith Fund (2010)

Edwin F. Sherman Fund (1972) Alfred Sherrard Fund (2006)

Eric and Peggy Smith Family Fund (2001) George E. Smith Fund (1964)

Shippee Family Fund (2006)

Jack & Patricia Smith Fund (2002)

Leonard J. Sholes Fund (2008)

John W. Smith Fund (1981)

Shramek Fund (2005)

Nathaniel W. and Mabel C. Smith Fund (2007)

Ilon Sillman/Sara Andrews Endowment Fund (1997) Silver Family Fund (2001)

Friends of Smithfield Rotary Scholarship Fund (2004)

Gertrude P. Scruggs Memorial Fund (1999)

Silver-Haspel Family Fund (2012)

Seaberg-Sleicher Memorial Fund (2007)

Milton J. Silverman Endowment Fund (1993)

Benjamin Seabury Fund (1954)

Simchi-Levi Charitable Fund (2007)

Socio-Economic Development Center for Southeast Asians Endowment Fund (2001)

Aline J. Simoens Memorial Fund (1994)

Sock/Myers Memorial Fund (2016) ★

Peter H. Simoens Memorial Fund (1994)

Sojourner House Endowment Fund (2015)

Godfrey B. Simonds Memorial Fund (1926)

Soloveitzik/Rhode Island for Community and Justice Fund (1992)

Otto and Gertrude K. Seidner Fund (1987) Anthony J. Serio Scholarship Fund (2010) Lance Corporal Matthew K. Serio Football Scholarship Fund (2005) Serve Rhode Island Fund for the Volunteer Center of RI (2005) Neil and Jean Severance Family Fund (2007) Dr. Sarkis M. and Mrs. Mary A. Shaghalian Fund (2011) Eve Widgoff Shapiro Fund (2003)

Walter Simpson Fund (1966) Sinclair Family Fund (2014) Elizabeth Hope Singsen and Edward L. Singsen Fund (1982) Theodore R. Sizer Fund for Education Reform (1998)

Smith’s Castle Fund (1998) Dianne B. Snyder Memorial Fund (2002)

Harold B. Soloveitzik/American Association of University Women Fund (1992) Harold B. Soloveitzik Fund (1986) Lewis D. Sorrentino Fund (2004)

Ellen D. Sharpe Fund (1954)

Abby M.B. Slade Memorial Fund (1960)

Mary Elizabeth Sharpe Providence Neighborhood Planting Program Fund (1988)

Florence M. Smart Fund (1976)

Lily and Catello Sorrentino Memorial Scholarship Fund (1978)

Eugenia Smetisko Fund (2002)

Edith B. Soule Fund (1999)

Charles Morris and Ruth H. T. Smith Fund (2001)

South County Ambulance and Rescue Corps Fund (2002)

William H. Sheehan Memorial Fund (1999) 86

Amelia Daggett Sheffield Fund (2011)


South County Art Association Includes: South County Art Association Founder’s Fund (2016) and South County Art Association Fund (2016) ★ South County Garden Club of Rhode Island Includes: South County Garden Club of RI/Margaret Dunbar Fund (2004) and South County Garden Club of RI/Susan B. Wilson Fund (2010) South County Habitat for Humanity Endowment Fund (2012) South County Museum Includes: South County Museum Endowment Fund (1996) and South County Museum Rhode Island Red Endowment Fund (2004) South Kingstown Education Foundation Fund (2003) Southside Elementary Charter School Fund (2016) ★ Soutter Family Fund (2013) Virginia and Thomas Soutter Fund for Dorcas Place (2010) Spark Grants Fund (2013) Spartina Fund (2007)

Dennis E. Stark and Robert F. Amarantes Fund (2000) Starkweather & Shepley Charitable Fund (2010) Station Nightclub Fire Children’s Scholarship Fund (2004) Henry A. Stearns Fund (1977) Cameron Duke Stebbins Memorial Fund (2001) Linda A. Steere and Edward R. DiLuglio Fund (2013) Shirley Steere, Battey-Campbell Memorial, and Book Endowment Fund (2013)

Thomas F. Sullivan Memorial Fund (2007) Bruce and Marjorie Sundlun Scholarship Fund (1990) Kim and Howard Sutton Fund (2015) Helen E. Swanson Fund (2003)

Miss Swinburne Fund (2002)

Ronald G. Stevens and Patricia E. Moore Fund (2013) Frank M. Stewart Fund (2012) William Laverne Stillman and Elizabeth C. Stillman (Class of ‘33) Scholarship Fund (2008) Robert N. and Corinne P. Stoecker Fund (1984)

Henry A. Street Fund (1956)

Staples Family Fund (1986)

Daniel and Kathleen Sullivan Fund (2012)

Doris Gademan Stephens Mariposa Scholarship Fund (2014)

Frank A. Spino Memorial Fund (2016) ★

Madeline Standish Fund (2010)

Alice Sullivan Memorial Fund (2004)

Jeffrey L. Swanson Memorial Scholarship (2016) ★

Stone Bridge Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship Fund (1991)

St. Mary Academy-Bay View Endowment Fund (2015)

Sullivan Family Fund (1996)

Steinberg-Shao Family Fund (2008)

James L. Spears Charitable Fund (2005)

St. Martin’s Church Endowed Pledges Fund (2015)

Suglia Family Fund (2016)

Sylvia Street Fund in Memory of Ruth Ely (1981) John O. Strom, MD Memorial Fund (2008) William J. and Judith D. Struck Fund (2005) Sturges Fund for Grace Church (2008)

Anne and Michael Szostak Fund (2009) Richard W. Szumita Memorial Scholarship Fund (2001) Hope and Roland Talbot Fund (1979) Helen E. Talcott Fund (1930) Tamburro Family Charitable Fund (2015) David D. Tarnapol Scholarship Fund (2006) Martin L. and Charlotte H. Tarpy Fund (2000) Melissa and Peter Tassinari Fund (2003) C. George Taylor Fund (1999) Michael E. Tellier Scholarship Fund (2004) Temple Habonim Includes: Temple Habonim Endowment Fund (2013); Temple 87


Universal Homes, Inc. Fund (1978)

Tiverton Land Trust Fund (2000)

Play Development (2005); John & Yvette Harpootian Fund for Trinity Rep. (2005); Tilles Family Endowment Fund (2005); Stephen Hamblett Memorial Fund (2006); Claiborne and Nuala Pell Fund for Arts Education (2009); Richard Cumming Endowment Fund for Musical Programming (2012); Victoria Irene Ball Fund for Theater Education (2013); Margo Skinner Memorial Fellowship Fund (2013); Robert Clayton Black Memorial Fellowship Fund (2014); Michael and Donna Lee Gennaro Fund of the Fund for Trinity Repertory Company (2015); and Barbara Meek Memorial Fund (2016)

Clinton and Mary Tompkinson Memorial Fund (2010)

Raymond H. Trott Scholarship Fund (1980)

Peter and Sunny Toulmin Fund (1986)

Troy Fund (1979)

Willard Boulette Van Houten and Margaret Lippiatt Van Houten Fund (1991)

Habonim – Pollock Fund (2016); and Temple Habonim – Zelkind Fund (2016) Test Fund (2013) Rupert C. Thompson Fund (1987) (2) Hope L. Thornton Fund (2001) Thorp Family Scholarship Fund (2006) James E. Tiernan Memorial Fund (2005) Albert Harris Tillinghast Fund (1949)

Lilly C. Tow Fund (2015)

Barbara M. Tufts Memorial Fund (2002)

Geraldine Tower Education Fund (2002)

Frances S. and Stuart K. Tuttle Fund (1998)

Christopher Townsend-Child and Family Services of Newport County Fund (2007)

UBS Rhode Island Fund (2004)

Christopher Townsend-Newport Public Library Fund (2007) Agnes Meade Tramonti Memorial Scholarship Fund (1998) Trinity Repertory Company Includes: Ed Hall Memorial Fund (1991); Peter Kaplan Memorial Fund for Trinity Rep (1997); Buff & Johnnie Chace Endowment Fund (2001); Doris Duke Endowment Fund (2001); Trinity Repertory Company General Endowment Fund (2001); Richard Kavanaugh Memorial Fund (2001); Elaine Rakatansky Memorial Fund (2004); Oskar Eustis Endowment Fund for New 88

Urban League of Rhode Island Includes: B. Jae Clanton Scholarship Fund of the Urban League of Rhode Island (1990); Andrew Bell Scholarship Fund (2004); and Urban League of Rhode Island Scholarship Fund (2004) Anne Utter Fund for the Performing Arts (2006) Jessie G. Valleau Fund (1967) Valley Resources Fund in honor of Charles Goss, Eleanor McMahon, & Melvin Alperin (1993)

Louis J. Van Orden Fund (1990) Margaret Hanley Van Orden Fund (2007) Margaret Hanley Van Orden Scholarship Fund (2007)

United Builders Supply Company, Inc. Fund (1980)

Dr. Stanley Van Wagner Memorial Scholarship Fund (1987)

United Italian American Inc. Scholarship Fund (2008)

Richard Vangermeersch Fund (2013)

United Way of Rhode Island Includes: United Way of Rhode Island Endowment Fund (1990); United Way/Boss Family Fund for Learning Opportunities (1995); United Way of Rhode Island Fund (1995); Emma and Ely Oppenheimer Fund (1997); Naomi and Viola Osterman Fund (1998); and Peggy and Henry Sharpe Fund for the United Way (1998)

Doctor Domenic A. Vavala Charitable Fund (2006)

United Welfare Committee Fund (1982)

Dominique Velociter Founder’s Endowment Fund (2014) Venard Fund (1988) Veterans Memorial Auditorium Endowment Fund (2014) William A. Viall Fund (1939) Anthony F. Vincent Fund (2015) Vinny Animal Welfare Fund (2009)


Alice Viola Fund (1998)

Marjorie A. Ward Fund (2005)

Vogel, Califano, Dimase, Iannuccilli Fund (2001)

Harriet P. and Isabella M. Wardwell Fund (1942) (2)

Nondas Hurst Voll Fund (2006)

Simon W. Wardwell Fund (1978)

Volunteer Services for Animals Includes: Volunteer Services for Animals Humane Education Fund (2007) and Volunteer Services for Animals – Warwick – Humane Education Fund (2008)

Lucy M. Warren Fund (1947)

Frederick & Rosamond vonSteinwehr Fund (1998) Evelyn Pierce Vories Fund (1983) Irene Vose Fund (2006) Ralph C. and Joyce L. Vossler Fund (2013) W.H.S. Alumni Scholarship Fund (2014) Wadleigh Family Fund (2005) Waite-Menson Fund (2007)

Robert W. Warren Fund (1989) Warwick Public Library Endowment Fund (1999) Washington County Veterans Council Endowment Fund (2013) Water Works 4 Women Fund (2002) Martha W. Watt Fund (1973) Wax-Cali Philanthropic Fund (2015) Webb Moscovitch Family Fund (2005) Genevieve C. Weeks Fund (2002)

Mattie A. Walcott Fund (1999)

Genevieve C. Weeks Fund for the United Way (2002)

John and Mary Wall Fund for Grace Church (1990)

Hans C. and Anna Weimar Fund (1995)

John and Mary Wall Fund for Rhode Island Hospital (2010)

Dawn, Gregg, and Leland Weingeroff Animal Fund (2005)

John and Mary Wall Fund for the Rhode Island Historical Society (2010)

Jeremy S. and Edith B. Weinstein Family Fund (2013)

John and Mary Wall Fund for the United Way (1985) Kevin B. Walsh Memorial Scholarship Fund (2005) Lily Walsh Fund (2001)

Robert and Vicki Weisman Family Fund (2012) Howard S. and Elaine S. Weiss Fund (1991) Herbert J. Wells Fund (1970)

M. Martha Walsh Fund (1997)

Harold B. Werner Scholarship Fund (2009)

Alice Ward Fund (1991)

Harold B. Werner Fund (2008)

Alice Ward Fund (1993)

Westerly Cancer Fund (2006)

Julia P. Ward Fund (1966)

Westerly Education Endowment Fund (2001)

Westerly Hospital Auxiliary Fund (1992) Westerly Lions Club Scholarship Fund (2005) Westerly Senior Citizens Center Endowment Fund (2014) Westminster Senior Center Fund (1994) Westminster Unitarian Church Fund (1998) Wexler Family Fund in Memory of Edmund, William, Rose, & Benjamin Wexler (1980) Miriam Weyker Thanatological Fund (1989) Erskine N. White, Jr. and Eileen L. White Fund (1995) Maureen A. and Christopher D. White Memorial Fund (2001) Wilbur Fund (1984) Frederick B. Wilcox Endowment Fund (2016) ★ Mary E. Wilcox Fund (2007) Virginia A. Wilcox Fund (1990) Wildlife Conservation Fund (1966) Willett Free Library Endowment Fund (2016) ★ Joanna Pozzi Williams Scholarship Fund (2016) Margaret H. Williamson Fund (2013) Winthrop B. Wilson Family Fund (2010) Leonarda S. Winiarski Fund (2005) Gertrude L. Wolf “Class of 1902” Fund (1987) 89


Ruth and W. Irving Wolf, Jr. Family Fund (2005) Women Ending Hunger Fund (2006) Women’s Fund of Rhode Island (2000) Helen Wood Memorial Fund for Langworthy Public Library (2009) Wood Memorial Scholarship Fund (2010) Mrs. Kenneth F. Wood Fund (1935) Woodcock Charitable Fund (2000) Michael J. Woods Fund (2009) Mabel M. Woodward Fund (1946)

Sergeant Cornel Young Jr. Scholarship Fund (2000) James A. Young Fund (1974) Jason Ellis Young Memorial Fund (2008) Mary A. Young Fund (1990) Mary A. Young Cancer Fund (2005) Young Voices Endowment Fund (2016) ★ YWCA of Northern Rhode Island Endowment Fund (1990) YWCA Rhode Island Gini Duarte Memorial Scholarship Fund (2012) Eunice and Rubin Zeidman Fund (2015)

Mabel M. Woodward Fund (1963)

Laura Mason Zeisler Fund (1997)

Marilynne Graboys Wool Scholarship Fund (2000)

Dorothy Davis Zimmering and the Zimmering Family Memorial Fund (1989)

Work Urquhart Charitable Fund (2012)

Coleman B. Zimmerman Memorial Fund (1993)

John J. and Eleanor Q. Wrenn Memorial Fund (2001)

Zitella Gallo Fund (2003)

Kit Wright Fund for Jamestown (1979)

Kimberly and John Zwetchkenbaum Family Fund (2007)

Ora E. Wry Fund (2007) Alan Edgar Wurdeman Scholarship Fund (2014) Harrison Yaghjian Fund (2000) Harry Yaghjian Trust Fund (1997) Dr. James J. Yashar Charitable Family Fund (2007) Judge Marjorie Yashar Charitable Fund (2008) 90

Carol Hudson Young Fund (2015)

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS Downcity Partnership Inc. (2000) Haffenreffer Family Fund (1987) June Rockwell Levy Foundation (2011) Rhode Island Charities Trust (1991) Westerly Higher Education and Job Skills Center (2015)


1916 Society Members We thank and recognize the members of our 1916 Society, individuals who have informed us of their plans to leave a legacy through a bequest or other future gift to the Foundation. Anonymous (57)

Ellen Borden

Timothy Corr

Michael and Roberta Hazen Aaronson

Karen S. Borger

Michael and Kelly Cummings

Ruud and Laurie Bosman

Anthony and Christine D’Acchioli

Noreen Ackerman William and Amabel Allen William R. and Marlies H. Allen

Sandra C. Bristol-Irvine Jane Ann Brown

Christine E. Dahlin Joanne M. Daly

Patty & Melvin Alperin

Jeffrey A. Brown and Barbara Horovitz Brown

Joy Diana Ames

James Buttrick

Sophie F. Danforth

Berndt W. Anderson

Steve J. Caminis

Bill and Tracy Daugherty

Judith L. Anderson and Marcia Blair

Paul C. and Patricia B. Carlson

John C. Davis

Peter S. and Anne Damon

Richard F. Carolan

Helen Deines

Peri Ann Aptaker and Robert A. Lieberman

Annette R. Carpenter

Anthony and Grace Del Vecchio

Jason E. Archambault

Robert J. and Mary Ann Greer Chase

Charles Denby II, M.D.

Edith G. Chisholm

John G. and Elizabeth A. De Primo

Paul and Elizabeth Choquette

James DeRentis

Howard P. and Nancy Fisher Chudacoff

David and Elaine DeSousa

Marilyn Baker Michael and Wendy Baker

The Honorable David N. Cicilline

Robert L.G. and Ruth L. Batchelor

Marcia Clayton and William A. Maloney

Giampiero and Leslie P. DiManna

Mr. and Mrs. Victor J. Baxt

John W. and Lillian Clegg

Stan Dimock

Milton C. and Julia Bickford

Sidney Clifford, Jr.

Dorothy F. Donnelly, Ph.D.

Patricia and F. Steele Blackall, III

Reverend and Mrs. Thomas Conboy, Jr.

David G. Doran, Jr.

Stephen P. Archambault Barbara and Doug Ashby James and Karin Aukerman

Susan Marsh Blackburn Raymond and Brenda Bolster, II David E. and Kara K. Borah Robert E. and Ann M. Borah

Robert B. and Ann F. Conner Gib and Diane Conover Sheila Cooley, Esq. and Mark J. Fagan, MD

Donna L. Dexter Yanny and Dianna DiFebbo

Maura A. Dowling David A. Duffy Neil G. Dunay and R. Darrell McIntire

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Wayne K. and Bernice C. Durfee

Richard J. Gladney

Patricia Hinkley

John L. Dyer

Dennis Glass and Tanya Trinkaus Glass

Larry J. Hirsch

Marilyn G. Eanet Michael G. Ehrlich, MD

Kinnaird Howland

Violet and Frank Eklof

Carol Golden and Stuart Einhorn

Phyllis M. Huston

Joy Spanabel Emery

Lillian Golden

Lise Iwon

Catherine English

Eleanor J. Goldstein

Elaine Jacques

Linda Fain

Susan F. Gonsalves

C. Peter Jencks

Donald and Maia Farish

Donna Marie Goodrich

Mary M. Jennings

Lynne E. Fazzi

Geoffrey Gordon

Elaine Jewer

Stephen Feinstein

Maureen Gordon-Johanson

Carl G. and Kathryn A. Johnson

Steven R. Fera and Kathe A. Jaret

Robert J. Gormley

Victoria Johnson

Sanford M. and Beverly A. Fern

Gary and Charleen Gosselin

V. Rolf Johnson

Heather and Ronald Florence

Richard and Ellen Gower

Betty Anne Johnston

Diane Fogarty

George and Lois Graboys

Sarah F. Fogarty

Constance B.E. and Richard B. Jordan

Joya Weld Granbery-Hoyt

Dennis W. Forget

Mary Grinavic

Robert H. Forrest

Suzanne Oringel Goldman Grossman

Mary M. Juskalian

Hope R. Gustafson

Stephanie Tower Keating

Kathleen Hagan

William and Dione Kenyon

John E. and Janet S. Hall

Henry P. Kniskern

Ann-Marie Harrington

Harold J. Kushner

David F. Haskell and Karen R. Haskell

The Honorable James R. Langevin

Donald P. Hayden

Sally Lapides

Angus and Karin Hebb

Mr. and Mrs. Scott B. Laurans

Tim and Kim Hebert

Patricia Lawlor, Ph.D.

Eric and Sarah Hertfelder

Margaret Nussbaum Lederer and Bertram M. Lederer

James A. and Beverly A. Forte Becky and Charlie Francis Mary Frappier Mr. and Mrs. Peter B. Freeman Fredric C. Friedman, Ed.D. Thomas E. Furey Jane Fusco Thomas and Leslie Gardner Susan Garlington Peter and Judy Garreffi Vera I. Gierke Arlene Golden Gilbert 92

Elizabeth Holochwost

Richard M.C. Glenn III and Mary Goodyear Glenn

Leona Hetu David and Carol Hevey

Kevin E. Jordan, Ph.D. Simone P. Joyaux and Tom Ahern

Margaret Goddard Leeson


Dorothy Leonard

Sandra Moyer

Stephen V. and Bettina H. Letcher

Elizabeth T. Mullaney

Constance Lima Sylvia Long

Ruth K. Mullen Arthur Murphy

Robert H. and Rebecca A. Preston Paul and Tina Racine Robert and Melisa Radoccia Donna-Jean Rainville

Carolyn G. Longolucco

Dr. Martin C. Nager and Dr. Denise Shapiro

Dr. Deirdre V. Lovecky

Jane S. Nelson

Ralph and Letty Raponi

James and Diane Lynch

Bernard and Doris Nemtzow

Walter Reed

Brian and Kathleen MacLean

Robert C. Nyman

William and Susan Macy

Judith Oliveira

P.E. Gay and Leslie Alan Regenbogen

Eunice Malkasian

Ruth Oppenheim

Nicholas E. and Rebecca Reynolds

Bhikhaji M. Maneckji

Chad Orlowski and Carol Masson

Russell and Carla Ricci

Barbara Margolis

Robert and Lidia Oster

Derwent Jean Riding

Alita C. Marks

Sandra Oster

Robert A. and Marcia S. Riesman

Robert and Deborah Marro

Joseph W. Pailthorpe

John and Liliana Risica

Louise S. Mauran Groton

Elizabeth S. Palter, Ph.D.

James R. Risko

Gail E. McCann & Stanley Lukasiewicz

Thomas G. and Mary E. Parris

Frederick and June Rockefeller

Anthony J. Raponi

Billy L. and June O. Patton

Norman E. and Dorothy R. McCulloch

Pablo & Diane Rodriguez

Robert Pella

Herman H. Rose

Linda McGoldrick

Ruth and Leonard Perfido

Barbara A. Rosen

Kathleen McKeough

Carol A. Peterson

Geraldine J. Roszkowski

William Lynn McKinney and Ronald D. Margolin

W. E. Phillips

John Rotondo, Jr. The Honorable Deborah Ruggiero

Cornelia M. McSheehy

Wells M. Pile and Marguerite Ofria Pile

Debra Meunier

Angelo R. Pizzi, Jr.

Josephine Ruggiero and Helmut Reinhardt

Gladys Miller

Richard and Patricia Plotkin

Janet Marie Ryan

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Milot

Garry and Virginia Plunkett

Sanford and Marian Sachs

Dorothy Carol Mitchell

Mary Ann Podolak

Donna and Michael M. Scalzi III

Edward G. and Susan L. Montagna

Loretta R. and Lawrence Poole, Sr.

Albert M. and Ilse I. Schaler

Heidi Keller Moon

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred K. Potter, II

Barry and Elizabeth Schiller Kenneth and Sheryl Schongold 93


Paul and Barbara Schurman

Judith Taton

Michael E. and Mary Schwartz

Yarrow Moon Livingston Thorne

MaryAnn Scott

Harle Tinney

Arthur J. Sepe, Jr.

Nancy E. Tripp

Edwin F. and Martha Sherman, Jr.

Denise Tucker

Cheryl Silva-Feeney Marjorie Simmons

Janice Berchielli Tunney

Kathleen A. Simons

Robert B. and Virginia R. Urquhart

Robert and Cynthia Sinclair

Richard Vangermeersch

George and M. Patricia Sisson

Doctor Domenic A. Vavala

Robert H. Sloan, Jr. and Catherine B. Sloan

Deborah A. Venator

Eric R. C. and Margaret H. Smith Mary Ann Sorrentino

Arlene Violet Judith P. and Thomas W. Walsh Jeremy S. and Edith B. Weinstein

Raymond Soucy and Nancy Thompson

Howard S. and Elaine S. Weiss

Lillian Sparfven

Edward W. Whelan

James L. Spears

Nancy T. Whit

Dennis E. Stark

Rob and Susan Wilson

Linda A. Steere and Edward R. DiLuglio

Edith B. Wislocki

Neil Steinberg and Eugenia Shao Ronald G. Stevens and Patricia E. Moore Cynthia Stewart Reed Walter R. Stone William J. and Judith D. Struck Peter A. and Janice W. Sullivan James K. Sunshine Meredith P. Swan Donna Sweeney

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Doris M. Tucker

James J. and Lynn Ann Wojtyto Kenneth and Dorothy Woodcock Carol Hudson Young Peter and Patricia Young Laura Mason Zeisler Professor Stanley Zimmering


SELECTED FINANCIAL INFORMATION Years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015. Full ďŹ nancial statements are available upon request. Form 990s are available at www.rifoundation.org. Consolidated Statements of Financial Position

Unaudited 2016

2015

ASSETS: Cash Investments, at fair value

$

1,704,902

$

2,173,430

800,039,597

733,307,154

17,169,346

15,937,940

Other receivables

3,672,532

26,597,406

Fixed assets, net

4,138,337

4,375,296

Other assets

Promissory notes receivable

Total Assets

7,476,012

7,476,012

834,200,726

789,867,238

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS: Liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued expenses Grants payable Charitable trusts

1,296,246

821,166

2,646,088

2,807,914

6,319,527

6,533,399

69,675,986

62,245,215

Total Liabilities

79,937,847

72,407,694

NET ASSETS:

754,262,879

717,459,544

Total Liabilities and Net Assets

834,200,726

789,867,238

Unaudited 2016

2015

Contributions*

24,076,341

25,873,783

Net investment return

55,184,240

(10,745,394)

1,474,365

2,120,356

Agency endowment funds

Consolidated Statements of Activities UNRESTRICTED:

Royalties and other income Net assets released from restrictions**

29,716,237

1,260,977

110,451,183

18,509,722

Net grants appropriated

41,608,576

38,674,555

Administrative expenses

8,407,427

8,299,702

454,906

1,471,585

50,470,909

48,445,842

(626,453)

–

59,353,821

(29,936,120)

Contributions*

1,925,092

3,724,252

Change in value of investments held in trust

4,766,604

(1,711,535)

Total Revenue

Special initiatives Total Grants and Expenses Adjustment for funds held as agency endowments

Change in Unrestricted Net Assets TEMPORARILY RESTRICTED:

Net investment income and losses

474,055

(96,388)

Net assets released from restrictions**

(29,716,237)

(1,260,977)

Change in Temporarily Restricted Net Assets

(22,550,486)

655,352

36,803,335

(29,280,768)

Net Assets, Beginning of Year

717,459,544

746,740,312

Net Assets, End of Year

754,262,879

717,459,544

Change in Total Net Assets

* Shown net of contributions to organizational endowments totaling $5.3m ** Includes proceeds from trusts totaling $28.3m

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