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2017 Annual Report

Dear Friends, Throughout 2017, we were inspired by generous donors committed to improving the lives of Rhode Islanders, focused and hardworking grantees turning philanthropic dollars into positive change, scholarship and fellowship recipients on the verge of educational and entrepreneurial success, and all Rhode Islanders who proudly make our state unique.   We are humbly committed to bringing together the resources, skills, and experiences from each individual, organization, and community across Rhode Island to transform our state into a place where every person has an opportunity for prosperity, productivity, and quality of life. This past year, we reaffirmed and refined our commitment to three strategic areas for investment and leadership that have a profound impact on every person in our state. Read more about our focus on economic security, educational success, and healthy lives starting on page 6. Thanks to our generous donors, we were able to award $43 million in grants to more than 1,700 nonprofit organizations in 2017. That includes Foundation-directed grants that funded charitable organizations working in the arts, housing, the environment, to provide basic needs, and to assist children and families.

2017 was a successful year for growing our endowment too. With an impressive 17.4% investment return, complementing our 20-year total fund return of 7.8%, our financial foundation is solid. We are grateful to our individual, family, organizational, and corporate donors of all sizes for entrusting us with $38 million in new gifts this past year, including adding more than $400,000 to our Civic Leadership Fund. As we continue to work together to embrace and invest in opportunity, to listen and respond, to express ideas, to meet community need, and to solve for the challenges we face as a state, we remain excited about the possibilities, inspired by your trust and partnership, and energized to do more.

Marie J. Langlois Chair

Neil D. Steinberg President & CEO



Contents Letter from the President & CEO and Chair


Our Mission and Vision


Looking to the Future Together


By the Numbers


Bringing Community Together


In the News


Working Together


New Donor Stories


Board of Directors


Current Staff


Our Funds


The 1916 Society


Selected Financial Information


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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.


Our Vision

Lead. We have earned the trust of our donors, community leaders, and Rhode Islanders through a century of effective investments, strategic grants, and responsible decisions.    Transform.  We align our fundraising, grantmaking, and leadership to inspire and engage Rhode Islanders to address today’s challenges and create lasting improvements in our community.    Inspire.  We challenge and encourage Rhode Islanders to become active and involved in the community, to form meaningful partnerships, and to work together for the good of Rhode Island. 


Looking to the Future C

hanging the state and the lives of Rhode Islanders for the better is our passion. It’s one we’re strategic about.

We do more than support three defined areas that are important for the state’s long-term prosperity – economic security, educational success, and healthy lives. When there are opportunities to improve two, or even all three, of those areas at once, we know that’s a smart investment. To achieve the most effective results, we use quality data and influence public systems reform to make lasting improvements that can be both seen, and felt, at the community level. 2017 Highlights in Each Strategic Area Economic Security To build long-term financial stability and wealth for all Rhode Islanders, we focus


our investments on effective workforce development, small business growth, and high opportunity clusters with potential to produce many good-quality jobs. Featured Initiative: Year Up In a single year, Year Up helps low-income young adults move from poverty to professional careers. During the first half of the year, the students train, take courses, and develop skills. Then, each one completes a sixmonth corporate internship that gives them hands-on experience. Seeing the far-reaching potential of Year Up, the Foundation has been an enthusiastic supporter since the program came to Providence in 2005. (Year Up started in Boston in 2000 and Providence was their very first expansion site.) Nearly 1,000 young adults in our state have graduated from the

Each incoming Year Up class has a lively networking event with the soon-to-be graduating students who are completing their corporate internships. p7

program with practical tools and experience that set them up for a stable future.

Educational Success We direct our efforts at improving student outcomes, the quality of educational environments, and coordination and collaboration within the sector. We focus on three specific strategies: improved student learning experiences, strengthened educator capacity and leadership, and meaningful partnerships within and across the K-12, early learning, and higher education systems. Featured Initiative: Center for Leadership and Educational Equity (CLEE) CLEE offers professional development programs for educators: the Principal Residency

Network and the Learning Leader Network. To demonstrate the impact of these programs, CLEE relies on changes in student outcome data as a measure of success. In their 2017 Outcomes Report, the programs produced positive results in the form of reduced achievement gaps.

With funding from the Rhode Island Foundation, CLEE has implemented a new program, the Novice Principal Induction Network. The Network provides support for 12 new school principals through peer networking, individual coaching, and ongoing feedback. p8

Healthy Lives To keep our state as healthy as possible, we invest in improving health outcomes, providing better care, and lowering costs so that health care dollars go further. We’re committed to achieving health equity across race, ethnicity, income, and geography, so we focus on increased access to, use of, and quality of primary care; expanded alternative care models and collaborations; and reform that reduces health care costs while improving patient experience and reducing health disparities. Featured Initiative: Health Professionals Loan Repayment Program To draw dedicated, qualified health professionals into underserved communities and improve health outcomes there, we support this partnership between the Rhode Island Health Center Association and the Rhode Island Department of Health. When providers practice in areas with service shortages, their educational debt is reduced or forgiven. By leveraging federal dollars and support from local donors, we’re helping reduce disparities in health.

Danira Ortiz, in her first year as principal at Coleman Elementary School in Woonsocket, finds that her students are excited to have a principal who “looks like them.� Ortiz participates in the Novice Principal Induction Network program through CLEE. p9

“Enabling doctors, nurses, dentists, and other front-line clinicians to concentrate on providing essential care in areas of greatest need goes to the heart of our commitment to closing health disparities and growing primary care options for all Rhode Islanders.” —Neil D. Steinberg


Pedro Ochoa, DDS, is one of the 18 health care professionals — one of only two dentists — to qualify for the 2017 Loan Repayment program designed to recruit and retain talented health care professionals in underserved communities.


By the Numbers Generous Rhode Islanders have entrusted their philanthropy to the Rhode Island Foundation for more than 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 $43 million in grants in 2017. 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 alternative investments, while decreasing its fixed income allocations. 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.   p12

In 2017, our investments had a return of 17.4%. We set high performance standards for our investment managers and our endowment returns consistently rank in the top half or 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% (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. We are committed to carefully managing our operating expenses. To this end, in 2017 our operating expenses were managed to within approximately 1% of our total assets, which is well within the industry standards for community foundations. For additional selected financial information, please refer to page 110.

$ 957 1%

Million total Foundation assets

Operating Budget as a percent of total assets

$ 38 Million 2017 total gifts



scholarships awarded 2017

32% of grants are Foundation-directed

68% of grants are donor-directed

73 1,700

New funds established

Number of funds

Investment Performance net of fees

1 5 10 20

year: year: year: year:

17.4% 8.9% 5.7% 7.8%


Million total grantmaking



nonprofit organizations

*All information determined as of 12/31/17 p13

Bringing Community Hard-working, caring nonprofits around Rhode Island work year-round to bring people together – to inspire through the arts, to provide shelter for the homeless and food for the hungry, to preserve and help Rhode Islanders enjoy our natural environment, and so much more. We are proud to partner with the organizations that do this good work and thank our generous donors who make it possible.


Assisting immigrants and dreamers Foreign-born Rhode Islanders face complex legal and financial barriers on the path to legal residency and citizenship. Helping them assimilate, get an education, and even move toward citizenship is a job taken on by Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, Progreso Latino, and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence. We invested $150,000 in these three charities in early 2017, letting them hire more staff to help about 1,400 additional immigrants. And we were able to help Rhode Island Dreamers — young people whose Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status was set to expire. They’re workers, students, neighbors, friends, and family. Last fall, we joined with generous donors to raise more than $170,000, covering DACA renewal fees and holding daily immigration clinics that helped 112 Dreamers renew their applications.

Feeding hungry Rhode Islanders Sparked by a report that Rhode Island’s hunger rate is at a 10-year high and the state has New England’s highest poverty rate, we awarded $100,000 to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Those funds paid for an additional 372,000 meals. (Rhode Island Community Food Bank 2017 Status Report on Hunger in Rhode Island) Around the state in more than a dozen cities and towns, the Food Bank partners with soup kitchens, senior centers, and food pantries — like the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale, which annually serves more than 2,000 individuals living in South Kingstown and Narragansett.


Reflecting a changing Rhode Island through the arts Trinity Repertory Company, Rhode Island’s largest arts organization, is working to reflect the diversity of our state — from its audience to the staff, board, artists, and programming. Their Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) initiative has engaged and empowered people of color within Trinity and in the community — particularly among the rapidlygrowing Latino population. The goal is not only to ensure the organization’s future, but also encourage diverse perspectives that promote greater civic dialogue and leadership. We helped support these efforts in 2017, which included two mainstage productions written by, directed by, and featuring people of color; bilingual productions of Romeo and Juliet; and EDI-focused workshops for board, leadership, staff, and artists.


Valuing our natural environment The Audubon Society of Rhode Island, our state’s largest private land trust, protects nearly 10,000 acres of natural habitat — and the birds and other wildlife that live there — through conservation, education, and advocacy. The organization is “connecting people with nature” (their tagline) through educational programs, an aquarium, and more than a dozen wildlife refuges with hiking trails for all to enjoy. The Society’s Environmental Education Center in Bristol allows visitors to learn about — and be awed by — life in a tidal pool, marine life in Narragansett Bay, and more. Walking trails at the Center take visitors through fresh and saltwater marshes to the shore of Narragansett Bay. Recent Foundation grants have assisted the Society in seeking national accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance. This achievement will help ensure the organization’s longevity, showing it meets high standards of being well-run and increasing its attractiveness to future donors.

Overcoming barriers to self-sufficiency At Lucy’s Hearth, homeless women and their children find assistance that starts with emergency shelter, then includes comprehensive programs and services to help them gain the life skills necessary to become self-sufficient. We invested in Lucy’s Hearth, the only 24-hour emergency shelter for families in Newport County, to help them implement federal Housing First strategies — which first provide individuals and families experiencing homelessness with permanent housing, then provide needed supportive services. These services range from crisis intervention to financial literacy education, from mental health treatment to job readiness development, and more. Supporting this Housing First approach will deepen Lucy’s Hearth’s work to end chronic homelessness.

Empowering Rhode Island’s Latino and immigrant communities From education to housing, job training, and health programs, Progreso Latino serves the needs of Rhode Island’s Latino and immigrant communities. Based in Central Falls, the Latino-led organization empowers socio-economic progress and greater self-sufficiency. We partnered with Progreso Latino and the City of Central Falls to help more than 1,000 socioeconomically-challenged youth (the city has the highest unemployment rate and the lowest family median income in the state). The Summer Food Services Program provided these at-risk youth, approximately 96% who qualify for free or reduced lunch during the school year, with no-cost breakfast and lunch throughout the summer. The meals are one component of the City’s summer camp, which also includes extensive programming geared to help curb summer learning loss.


In Ne Rhode Island Foundation announces first winner of a new $50,000 prize for remarkable achievement Rhode Island Small Business Journal, November 10, 2017

Rhode Island Foundation: New investment program banks on success of local projects Providence Journal, October 26, 2017

Raimondo, Rhode Island Foundation vow to help ‘Dreamers’ NBC 10 News, September 18, 2017

Rhode Island Foundation unveils study on small-business growth Providence Journal, February 14, 2017

Rhode Island Foundation awards nearly $225K in community grants Providence Business News, July 14, 2017


the ews

Winners of Roger Williams commemorative college scholarships announced by Rhode Island Foundation Providence Business News, April 30, 2017

Rhode Island Foundation announces local students can apply for $1.8 million in college scholarships Latino Public Radio, March 22, 2017

$100K Rhode Island Foundation grant will be used to purchase 300K lbs of food Cranston Herald, January 4, 2018

Rhode Island Foundation awards 5 best practice awards to local nonprofits Providence Business News, October 2, 2017

Rhode Island Foundation announces $400,000 to finance medical research Providence Journal, June 7, 2017



“Just getting the chance of having my own house and closing the door behind me — I didn't think I would get that chance anymore.” —Susan, Riverwood Housing First client


Working Donor Partnerships


t the Foundation, we are dedicated to meeting the needs of the people of Rhode Island. We know we can’t do everything. However, thanks to generous Rhode Islanders who step up, either by approaching us with their ideas to improve some aspect of life in Rhode Island or by responding to our ideas and providing resources, together we can do more. For example, our Community Grants program, launched for our 2016 centennial and renewed in 2017, supported additional community-building projects when an individual and a local business both provided funding for the program. A supporter of Community Grants each of the two years, Anne Sage made unrestricted gifts to the program. She shares, “I trust the Foundation to direct grants to areas of greatest need and impact, and I have already seen results from programs that the Community Grants have supported. It really does not take much convincing to partner with the Foundation, as it has changed the quality of life for all of us in Rhode Island.” p22

In 2017, Navigant Credit Union helped fund the revitalization of the Baker Street Playground, located near its Warren branch. Tim Draper, Navigant’s vice president of marketing, explained at the time, “We are excited to partner with the Rhode Island Foundation and help bring the Baker Street playground to life. The ability for Navigant Credit Union to co-fund this project with the Foundation allows us to stretch our resources and participate in our communities in a broader way.” In another partnership, generous donors are stepping up to help fill the gap between the dollars needed to support good projects for which we receive applications and what we are able to fund. One such partner is the Grace K. and Wesley S. Alpert Charitable Foundation which has worked with the Rhode Island Foundation for several years to tackle a number of challenges facing Rhode Islanders, including chronic homelessness. What is the partnership accomplishing? As an example, our combined support through the

“I owe Riverwood my life. They believed in me when I didn't believe in myself.” —Harmon, Riverwood Housing First client

years of Riverwood Mental Health Services’ Housing First program is yielding encouraging results. Recent evaluations show that program participants are achieving a housing retention rate of 95% after 12 months and there is an annual cost savings of $8,000 to $10,000 per client in avoided high-cost services. A third partnership is with individuals who make unrestricted gifts to the Foundation, either during their lifetimes or through estate plans. Such gifts allow the Foundation to meet the state’s most pressing needs, even as those needs change through the years.

One such donor is Bhikhaji Maneckji who has a donor advised fund at the Foundation. He states, “My estate plan calls for an unrestricted gift to the Foundation because I trust the judgement of the Foundation. While I would hope that my gift would support the general areas I supported during my lifetime, I trust the Foundation to determine needs after my death. To me, ‘unrestricted’ means unrestricted - without reservation.”


The Unlimited Potential of Unrestricted Giving

What innovative, important changes will you support 100 years from now?

Unrestricted gifts are a forward-thinking way to support the Foundation’s dedication to — and familiarity with — the people of Rhode Island. Since 1916, generous, civic-minded Rhode Islanders have helped make a difference across the state, relying on our ability to make the most of their philanthropy.

Set up your own unrestricted fund or support an existing statewide fund Fund for Rhode Island Tackling our state’s most pressing and evolving 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.

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, patientcentered medical homes, high-tech workforce development, and more.

Give to a specialized fund Field of interest Support an area of interest that’s close to your heart, e.g. health, education, or a geographic region. Designated Support one or more specific nonprofit organizations you care about. Scholarship Help students in specific communities, in particular areas of study, or at specific high schools or colleges/universities. Donor advised You, and then a named successor, recommend nonprofit organizations to receive grants. Corporate advised A corporation recommends nonprofit organizations to receive grants. 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. To learn more, please contact James S. Sanzi, J.D., senior vice president of development, at (401) 427-4025 or


Inaugural Carter Roger Williams Scholarship recipients, left to right: Ngan "Kim" Le, Columbia University; Night Jean Muhingabo, Rhode Island College; Fatou Dieng, Smith College; Taleen Donoyan, University of Rhode Island; Diana Iglesias, Providence College; and Kelsey Dellinger, University of Rhode Island

Partner Spotlight: The Carters

Seven years ago, long-time Foundation donors Letitia and John Carter approached the Foundation with the idea of establishing a Fellowship program to stimulate solutions to Rhode Island challenges. The resulting program, now called the Carter Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Innovation, annually names Fellows who are addressing a widerange of issues facing our state.

Since that time, the Carters have approached us with additional ideas, ideas that have inspired Carter Spark Grants which support teachers with innovative ideas to “spark” students’ love for learning and the Carter Roger Williams Initiative/ Carter Roger Williams Scholarship. John Carter passed away in October 2017. We are saddened by his passing and miss his wise counsel, generous spirit, and enthusiastic support for Rhode Island.



“It really does not take much convincing to

partner with the

Foundation, as it has changed the quality

of life for all of us in

Rhode Island.” – Anne Sage


Each of our funds has a story behind it and a purpose before it.


New Donor Stories p29

Paul J. & Joyce T. Aicher Fund


aul and Joyce Aicher were committed to social justice, volunteerism, and philanthropy throughout their lives, a legacy that continues nationally through the Paul J. Aicher Foundation and locally through this memorial fund. Natives of Pennsylvania, Joyce and Paul both pursued higher education in their home state, Joyce at Albright College and Paul at Penn State University. “Our parents placed an emphasis on education, both for themselves and their family. My mother was always proud to be the first in her family to go to college,” Peter Aicher shares, noting that his mother taught at an Amish school in Lancaster and later at Northeast Junior High in Reading. A successful businessman in Reading, Paul went on to found Lincoln, RI-based Technical Materials, Inc. in 1968, where he developed processes for bonding metals. “A new business and four children kept my parents busy, yet they quickly became involved in activities in Rhode Island,” says daughter Kathryn Slawson. In 1982, Paul sold his business and founded The Topsfield Foundation, now The Paul J. Aicher Foundation, which supports deliberative democracy and racial equity. He was nationally-recognized for his dedication to improving civic engagement and dialogue. Paul died in 2002. Following Joyce’s death in 2016, the assets from a trust created this fund to support the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and WGBH Educational Foundation for the benefit of WGBH radio and television, as well as programs that provide food and shelter for the poor and underserved. Of the focus for this fund, Peter recalls his mother especially enjoyed listening to public radio and


Kathryn adds, “There are homeless, poor, and hungry people everywhere. Rhode Island was their home for many years and thus their dedication to the needy there.” Diana Johnson, chair of The Paul J. Aicher Foundation, states, “Paul and Joyce Aicher were both committed to philanthropy, Paul through his creation of the Paul J. Aicher Foundation and Joyce through her lifetime contributions to organizations that aid the needy. The establishment of a fund in their names at the Rhode Island Foundation is yet another example of their dedication to service.”

Alice Hall Allen, Class of 1935 Scholarship Fund


hrough the years, numerous individuals and families with ties to Cranston and its high schools have established scholarships at the Foundation to help students at Cranston High School East or Cranston High School West pursue higher education. The late Alice Hall Allen, a 1935 graduate of what at the time was Cranston High School (now Cranston High School East), left a bequest directly to the Cranston Public School Department, and it was the Cranston School Committee that made the decision for the Foundation to administer the fund. In a July 11, 2017 Providence Journal article, Joseph Balducci, the school department’s chief financial officer, stated, “The Foundation has more experience in investing endowments.” Recognizing that the interest generated from the gift will be used for scholarships, he added that the gift “will live on forever.”

Oaklawn Garden Club. She and her husband, Charles H. Allen, Jr., had been married for 61 years at the time of his death in 2001. The couple did not have children. Cranston Superintendent of Schools Jeannine Nota-Masse told the Journal that school officials were “flabbergasted” when told of the gift, as they were not familiar with the donor. “We’re extremely grateful for Ms. Allen’s generosity. It’s a legacy we will make sure continues in her honor,” she said. And it’s a legacy the Foundation is honored to help preserve.

The Alice Hall Allen, Class of 1935 Scholarship Fund will provide graduates of Cranston High School East with an experience its namesake never had, the opportunity to attain a baccalaureate or advanced degree. Recipients of the need-based scholarship will be selected annually by school officials. Born in Providence, Alice worked as an accounts manager following her graduation from Cranston High School, where she was an honors student. The Journal article states that, according to a yearbook profile, she “was a student who brightened all her ‘commercial classes’ and enjoyed swimming and dancing.” Alice, who died in 2016 at age 98, had been a longtime member of Warwick Central Baptist church, its Adult Fellowship Group, and the


Banigan Malm Fund


ev. Raymond Banigan Malm has dedicated his life to issues of social justice. Raised in South Providence in a working class family, he graduated from Bishop Hendricken High School, followed by Pope John XXIII Seminary in Weston, MA. Ordained in 1976, he served only two churches in his nearly 40-year career, Saint Joseph’s Parish in Newport and Saint Michael the Archangel Parish in Providence, which he had attended while growing up. While at Saint Michael, he helped found the Family AIDS Center for Treatment and Support, now AIDS Care Ocean State. He explains, “In the early 80s, the AIDS epidemic was just beginning. I wanted to know how the parish could respond. We formed a grassroots group of neighbors and people from St. Michael’s, and the Rhode Island Foundation gave us a grant for the down payment on the organization’s first two homes for families living with AIDS.” Rev. Malm remains on the board of what now is Rhode Island’s largest AIDS-serving agency. It was after he had conducted numerous funerals at St. Michael for victims of violence that he realized, “We have to teach people how to solve their problems in a non-violent way.” He participated in rigorous non-violence training – which he has gone on to teach extensively – and helped found the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence. “It’s everything I ever dreamed it would be. It’s amazing,” Rev. Malm shares, noting the work of the organization’s street workers, social workers, job training staff, and support service providers; he remains on the Institute’s board. His current focus is on immigration and spearheading a family preparedness program through St. Joseph’s. “The work we’re doing gives families the peace of mind that they will be reunited with their children if they are separated by immigration status,” he explains.


Although realistic about the work yet to be done, Rev. Malm states, “It’s better to focus on the successes.” And he’s optimistic that grants from this donor advised fund will further the efforts of organizations working to bring social justice to all.

Barrington Congregational Church Flex Fund


he large banner in front of the Barrington Congregational Church proclaims, “Celebrating 3 Centuries & Beyond.” Proud of its 300-year history – the Church was founded in 1717, the same year as the Town of Barrington – church leaders however, are more focused on the “& Beyond” portion of the phrase. “We’re looking ahead to how we can better serve the community. The ‘and beyond’ is really what it’s all about,” says Dick McWhirter, chair of the church’s finance ministry team. The Church is “open and affirming” with its mission stating it is “a Christian community that worships God, embraces all people, ministers to one another, works for justice and peace, and renders loving service to God’s world.”

Of the endowment, Pat says, “It helps assure our future,” with Co-Treasurer Barbara Wuth adding, “and the continuation of our mission.” Co-Treasurer John Loerke explains, the new Flex Fund was established with “an extremely generous anonymous bequest.” The Church feels blessed for this significant support to its ongoing mission. John concludes, “A bequest to the endowment allows someone to keep giving to the Church forever.”

The Church provides not only opportunities for worship and Christian education, but also leads groups on topics that include bereavement, memory impairment, and knitting for others. Several community groups utilize the facilities and a preschool is housed in the education building. There is a staff of eight (full and part-time), including the Rev. Dr. Dale Azevedo who has served as senior minister since September 2016. “The congregation runs the Church, and we have a core membership who are really involved,” explains Kate Colby, chair of the endowment ministry team, with Financial Secretary Pat Stoddard adding, “We couldn’t do all that we do without the diligence of the people in this congregation who are so very hardworking.” “As a congregation, we’re asking ourselves, ‘Where do we want to be in five or ten years?’ and ‘What do we need to do to get there?’ We’re in conversations about our vision; the endowment has the potential to help us be a larger part of the community,” Kate explains.


Patricia A. Biasuzzi and John M. Biasuzzi Scholarship Fund “


he opportunity for a good education can help to change the future for a young person. It may then also help to change the future for all of us. We both feel that education is a special gift and if we can help to provide that gift to others, then we will have accomplished something special in our lives,” believe Patricia and John Biasuzzi. That belief, coupled with their long-time familiarity with and support of San Miguel School (SMS), inspired the couple to establish this endowment that will provide scholarship assistance for students to attend San Miguel. Founded in 1993 by Brother Lawrence Goyette, SMS is a private, independent Lasallian middle school for boys from the greater Providence area. “Brother Lawrence’s vision and dedication developed SMS’s school model,” the Biasuzzis explain. The couple notes the valuable role education has played in their lives and explains, “Scholarships enabled us to go to college.” Originally from Syracuse, New York, they both earned undergraduate degrees from Syracuse University. Patricia continued her studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and later received her MAT at Rhode Island School of Design. John earned an MBA at New York University. Patricia’s education led her to a career as a toy designer, which included six years in the doll design division of Hasbro. She went on to work as a toy inventor with John Holden & Associates which resulted in seven of her toy ideas being produced by national toy companies. Now retired, she enjoys computer graphic design and serves on the Gala fundraising event committee at SMS. John’s education led him to a career in banking. He worked at Citizens Bank for 37 years, retiring as a


senior vice president. It was there that he learned of the Foundation through the late George Graboys, former CEO at Citizens and a past member and chairman of the Foundation’s board. Patricia and John state, “To us, SMS was and is an outstanding example of how a good school can affect and influence young people’s lives.”

Patricia and Steele Blackall Fund, Applegate Fund, Frederick S. Blackall IV Fund, and Scone Fund


he Blackall family has been associated with the Foundation for nearly half a century. Patricia Blackall, who died in 2002, served on the Rhode Island Foundation’s board of directors from 1972 to 1990. She and her husband, Steele, established their first fund at the Foundation during Patty’s tenure on the board. “My mom really liked what the Foundation did. She enjoyed her time on the board and she always felt she was listened to and that her opinions were valued,” states Grenville Blackall. Steele died in 2017; his estate plan assures the couple’s philanthropic legacy will continue through the establishment of a designated fund and donor advised funds for each of their three children.

noting that his alma maters (Yale University and Harvard Business School) and Patty’s alma mater (Connecticut College) are among the schools to benefit from the Blackall’s designated fund. Their children’s donor advised funds reflect their individual interests, from theatre and arts organizations, to youth/youth sports, to helping the working poor. “I can’t begin to tell you how wonderful this feels. It’s as though we’re carrying on something that was so important to our parents,” Holly exclaims.

“The Rhode Island Foundation was really important to them and I’m so excited that he had the foresight to set up these funds for us,” says the Blackall’s daughter, Holly Applegate. Grenville continues, “My father wanted to pass on more than money. He wanted to pass on a practice or belief…something that would encourage his kids to contribute to the community and hopefully carry that on with our children.” His brother, Frederick S. “Rick” Blackall IV agrees. “He felt very strongly about giving back and that this was a nice way to get us all more involved.” The Foundation is only one of a long list of community organizations that the elder Blackalls supported. Among them, United Way, the former Woonsocket Hospital, and the Woonsocket-based YWCA Rhode Island. “Education and the schools my dad was involved with were very important to him,” Holly says, p35

Karen Borger Holocaust Education Fund


aren Borger remembers when she was about 10 years old and her mother came home from a synagogue meeting where she had heard Gerda Weissmann Klein, the author of “All But My Life,” speak about her years in a German concentration camp. “I read the book, which I could not put down, and it made such an impression on me,” Karen shares.

In establishing her fund at the Foundation, Karen states, “I’m grateful that the Rhode Island Foundation will shepherd my fund, giving me complete confidence and trust that my legacy will be handled in a professional and thoughtful way. I’m also grateful to have had parents who taught me the privilege of giving back. It’s thrilling to me and would make them so proud.”

Hearing her childhood cantor’s story of losing his entire family in the gas chambers, including witnessing a Nazi shoot his young son because he was too tired to walk between camps, left her mesmerized. “Hearing these stories firsthand really affects you,” Karen says. Growing up in the small town of York, PA, Karen explains, “We were part of a very close-knit Jewish community. My parents brought us up with a real awareness of involvement and charitable giving.” Karen earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from American University and has extensive marketing experience. She moved to Rhode Island in 1980 to join then East Providence-based Fram as manager of public relations. She currently is an independent sales representative for The Jewish Voice. “I knew I wanted to do something philanthropic, and I started thinking about what really matters to me. The Holocaust has always captured my attention as something that was so incredibly horrible, but we must continue to tell the story,” Karen says. This fund will support the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center, deepening Rhode Islanders’ knowledge of the Holocaust by sponsoring travels such as a student trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., or to the annual “March for the Living” in Poland and Israel.


“I’m grateful that the Rhode Island Foundation will shepherd my fund, giving me complete confidence and trust that my legacy will be handled in a professional and thoughtful way.” – Karen Borger

Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick Fund


he Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick is the oldest and largest youth-dedicated nonprofit in Rhode Island’s second largest city, delivering engaging, enriching activities ranging from sports to STEAM skills-building to arts and crafts and cooking, all of which build important proficiencies while keeping kids safe from risky behaviors. Yet when Executive Director Lara D’Antuono is asked what the organization does, she replies, “A Boys & Girls Club changes lives.”

As the nonprofit grows, Lara shares that she and the Clubs’ board of directors are mindful of the organization’s need for increased revenue sources. “We’ve always had a fiscally responsible and sound board. They want to protect and grow our funds. By partnering with the Rhode Island Foundation, we’re confident we will increase our capacity to help more kids who need us, while helping socially conscious individuals create meaningful, lasting legacies.”

Lara elaborates, “A Boys & Girls Club is a place where kids go that people ask, ‘What did you do today? Did you have a good day?’ We take the time to care and to help instill the right values in a child.” She recalls going into a local restaurant with her family and having a young woman run toward her, fling her arms around her, and say, “You saved my life.” The woman, a former “Club kid”, had found “a safe haven that fostered self-confidence (where) staff made sure I got involved and had fun.” With locations in Norwood and Oakland Beach, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick provides licensed daycare, before and after school care, and summer and school vacation camps to its more than 1,400 members. A new, third branch, within walking distance of one of the state’s largest middle schools, serves young teens only and is unique in that the majority of programs focus on the arts. “By offering everything from creating their own music video to designing costumes for plays they produce or developing their own computer games, we will build confidence and academic skills, promote creativity, and help these youth make good life choices while finding their passions,” Lara explains.


Brightman Hill Fund


or nearly 20 years, Ed and Linda Wood have supported organizations through their private foundation, Brightman Hill Charitable Trust. The Woods established the Trust in 1999 after the cable television company that Ed was president and CEO of was sold. “I wondered if I was retired or unemployed,” Ed says with a laugh. “But the owners treated me fairly well and at the time it seemed as though we had more money than we needed.”

The Woods support organizations all over the world, from AIDS-related facilities in Africa to nonprofits closer to their Hope Valley, RI home, including the Hopkinton Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy, and the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed. Their interest in AIDS and Africa stems from Ed’s work with the Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative, which he worked with for 12 years until his retirement in 2011. “It was a fantastic final career to have,” he shares. The couple came to Rhode Island in 1970 when Ed joined the Providence Journal as a reporter and editor. He went on to positions in state government, including director of the Department of Environmental Management and director of the Department of Transportation. He later became a business strategy consultant and leader of several businesses. Linda started her career as a high school and college teacher and later worked as school librarian at South Kingstown High School for 20 years. When she retired, she donated the payout for her unused sick time back to the school to start a scholarship fund. “That was our first serious philanthropic effort and it felt good,” Linda recalls. The Woods now divide their time between their homes in Rhode Island and Arizona and their


travels, often back to Africa. Of their decision to transfer the assets from their private foundation to the Rhode Island Foundation, Ed explains, “This was a good time to have someone else taking care of all the details. It saves us the headache, and we can just have the joy of recommending the grants.” He anticipates they will focus their philanthropy on organizations working in the areas of the environment, the arts, and education.

Rose M. Calandrelli Scholarship Fund


he always wanted to teach,” Anthony Calandrelli says of his mother, Rose, who died in 1990 at age 63. The path to her desired career was not an easy one. Rose was born in Naples, Italy in 1927. “That was a really tough time to be born anywhere in the world,” Anthony states, referring to the poor economic times. World War II broke out when Rose was in her teens, and Anthony notes, “Germany went into Italy as an ally, but it was an occupation of sorts.” Despite the conditions, Rose and her five siblings each attended college, a feat Anthony believes “was unheard of at that time.” Rose’s advanced education included a doctorate in Latin and ancient Greek from the University of Naples.

her. She loved her students and they loved her,” Anthony recalls, adding, “Even today, I’ll meet someone and they’ll ask, ‘Are you related to Mrs. Calandrelli?’” Of this fund, which will provide scholarships for Classical High School graduating seniors to pursue higher education, Anthony says simply, “I thought this would be a nice way to honor her.” Indeed, the fund forever will link the name of Rose Calandrelli with Classical High School and benefit the students she loved.

Soon after, she married Renato, whom she had known since childhood. He had earlier immigrated to the United States with his family and, once Rose’s paperwork was processed, she joined him in Rhode Island where his family had settled. Although she had a doctorate and wanted to teach, Rose arrived in Rhode Island knowing no English and possessing no valid Rhode Island teaching certification. She took classes at Central High School to learn English, then coursework for her teaching certificate at Rhode Island College. While in school, Rose also had two children, Anthony and Emily. After completing her studies, Rose began what would become a 21-year career at Classical High School where she taught ancient Greek, Italian, and Spanish. “She had an excellent reputation. She truly loved teaching, and she loved Classical. Whenever a student, past or present, saw her, they would hug


Howard and Nancy Chudacoff Fund


or Howard and Nancy Chudacoff, a personal relationship and a fund’s permanence were important factors in their decision to partner with the Foundation. “It’s the personal nature of working with the Foundation, the personal touch, and knowing that our giving will go on in perpetuity,” the couple states.

Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Howard studied at the University of Chicago, earning his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate, all in history. He accepted a one-year appointment as a visiting professor of history at the University of Cincinnati before beginning what now is a 48-year career at Brown University. He currently serves the Ivy League school as the George L. Littlefield Professor of American History and Professor of Urban Studies, as well as faculty representative to the NCAA and on the Ivy League Council. He also writes and lectures extensively on American history, currently researching and writing about the history of college sports. Originally from Muskegon, Michigan, Nancy earned an undergraduate degree in history from Northwestern University and, after moving to Rhode Island, master’s degrees in library science and history from the University of Rhode Island, as well as her doctor of law from Boston University. Her career has taken her from working for the Rhode Island Historical Society as a reference and later head librarian to her current practice of law. In her 35-year, to date, legal practice she has worked at Edwards & Angell (now Locke Lord), was a founding partner of Hardy Tabor & Chudacoff, and currently is of counsel at Cameron & Mittleman. Specializing now in planning for individuals with disabilities, Nancy has extensive experience in estate planning and has referred philanthropically-minded clients to the Foundation.


“I know small organizations don’t always manage their money well. I’ve always counseled my clients not to give money directly to small organizations, but to give through the Foundation. The Foundation will find another, similar organization to give the money to if something happens to the original recipient,” Nancy states, referring to the Foundation’s variance power. Active members of the community, the Chudacoffs have many interests this donor advised fund could support, including mental health, public radio, and conservation.

John & Lillian Clegg Charitable Fund


t’s not uncommon for individuals who serve on nonprofit boards to work with the Foundation to establish funds to benefit the charities they helped lead. But John Clegg’s involvement with the organizations he and his wife, Lillian, are choosing to support – the Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick and Button Hole – runs much deeper, as John shares that he helped found both youth-serving organizations. Born and raised in Warwick, John attended what then was Gorton High School where he met Lillian, who had lived in Warwick since she was an infant. John went on to Providence College, then served in the Korean War before joining a Boston-based CPA firm. Five years later he established North Kingstown-based John W. Clegg & Company, a CPA and business consulting firm. Lillian was a homemaker and stay-at-home mother for the couple’s two children. She later was employed by the Warwick School Department for 21 years.

John now is retired, and the Cleggs divide their time between Florida and Rhode Island, but remain committed to their Rhode Island roots. “Lillian and I came from humble beginnings, and we’re happy with how things turned out for us and that we’re able to help others.” Having referred clients to the Foundation, he states, “I couldn’t think of a better place to put our money than the Rhode Island Foundation.”

Of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick, John says, “I go back to the beginning of time with them. We started from nothing to create something, as there was nothing for kids in Warwick.” Founded in 1963, the organization now provides licensed daycare, before and after school care, and summer and school vacation camps to its more than 1,400 members. A second initiative that garnered John’s attention was the establishment of Button Hole, a youthfocused, nine-hole golf course in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood. “I was impressed with what Ed Mauro (Button Hole’s founder) was trying to do. At that stage (late 1990s), it was just a hole in the ground,” John recalls. He remains on the board of directors of Button Hole, which has served more than 18,000 youth in its first 17 years.


Gabrielle Dinsmore Heart & Hope Fund and Gabrielle Dinsmore Fund in Support of the Pediatric Heart Center at Hasbro Children's Hospital


n many ways, Gabrielle Dinsmore was a typical little girl. “She loved Dora the Explorer, a stuffed kitty that went everywhere with her, fashionable clothes, and having her hair done,” explains her mother, Louise.

But Gabrielle was born with a congenital heart defect, endured three open heart surgeries, and experienced a myriad of treatments and hospitalizations. She died in 2010, just weeks shy of her third birthday. “I needed a positive outlet to channel my grief,” Louise explains. She found it through a conversation with Dr. Lloyd Feit, director of the Pediatric Heart Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. “He had a dream of starting a camp for kids with congenital heart disease, and I told him I could raise the money for it,” Louise states. In 2011, Louise and her husband Jeff founded the Gabrielle Dinsmore Heart & Hope Fund “to provide emotional, educational, recreational, and financial support to children and families impacted by congenital heart disease, heart defects, and severe feeding issues.” The fund has supported Gabrielle’s Heart Camp in Rhode Island for six years and in Connecticut in 2017, as well as pediatric cardiology programs at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. In addition, financial assistance grants have covered expenses of families dealing with severe cardiac and feeding issues.


Noting family health issues, their full-time jobs, and caring for their young son, Louise says, “It makes perfect sense to transfer the funds to the Foundation now. The Rhode Island Foundation is the best of the best. It makes me feel good knowing that my daughter’s life already has impacted hundreds of children and families, and that Gabby’s legacy will continue through these two endowed funds.” The Gabrielle Dinsmore Fund will support the Heart Camp of the Pediatric Heart Center at Hasbro Children's Hospital; the Gabrielle Dinsmore Heart & Hope Fund will support Boston Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology Program, Yale New Haven Pediatric Cardiology Program, and Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

“By setting up this fund at the Foundation, I

know my gift will last

beyond my lifetime. The

Foundation knows who needs the help and is

a wonderful steward…I

have complete trust in

the Foundation.” – John Duhamel


John Richard Duhamel Fund for Animals “


ddie’s seven years old, but she acts like a kitten. She tears up and down the stairs. While cats usually are aloof, Addie’s a lap cat, especially when I’m trying to do paperwork,” John Duhamel shares of his latest rescue.

“There are so many animals out there that need homes,” he continues. “You can’t save them all, but I want to do what I can to make an animal’s life better.” And that’s what he will do through this permanent endowment, which he established “to support animal welfare, for the humane treatment and care of animals.” John grew up in Woonsocket and has lived in North Providence for the past 30 years. But the years between saw him venture far from Rhode Island. His studies took him to California where he earned a master’s degree in education and counseling from the University of Southern California and military service took him to Brussels for two years, an assignment that enabled him to see much of Europe. Upon his discharge from the service, John worked in retail before deciding to return to school for legal studies. It was a decision that enabled him to pursue a career with the federal court in Rhode Island. “It was a great 15 years,” John says of his tenure as clerk for now-retired U.S. District Judge Mary Lisi. Now retired himself, John is focused on giving back, both through volunteering and through continued support of organizations that are meaningful to him. “If you have any compassion or empathy, you want to give back. I’ve supported many causes, but my real passion is to help animals. Animals have a power to transform our lives for the better, and most really have no say in how they’re treated.” He continues, “By setting up this fund at the Foundation, I know my gift will last beyond my lifetime. The Foundation knows who needs the


help and is a wonderful steward. If shelters need money or if an animal needs veterinary care, this fund can help with that. I have complete trust in the Foundation.”

Joanne Fitts Memorial Scholarship Fund


he was passionate about sports of all kinds and often said that all of life’s important lessons could be taught in sports: teamwork, respect, self-discipline, leadership, perseverance, and how to win and lose gracefully. The goal was to have fun. She always played to the last point, never giving up,” says Patricia Burbank, of her late wife Joanne Fitts, a longtime coach and teacher in North Kingstown. Joanne played to the last point in life as well as sports, teaching and coaching through two bouts of cancer, including leading the North Kingstown High School boys volleyball team to a state championship in 2014, her final season of coaching. It was one of 10 state championships her boys and girls volleyball teams earned.

of us. It wasn’t just about volleyball with her...She taught me how to be grateful for each moment we have here on this earth.” This fund will continue to change North Kingstown athletes’ lives through college scholarships that will be awarded to volleyball players, male and female. Of the decision to establish a scholarship fund, Pat says, “She always emphasized the academics of her athletes. And we know the Foundation will be good stewards of the money.”

A 1976 graduate of Northeastern University, Joanne built her career in the North Kingstown School Department, teaching physical education at Hamilton Elementary School and coaching not only volleyball, but also girls basketball and softball, at North Kingstown High School. Pat shares that Joanne also was dedicated to working on a drug-free program for athletes in the North Kingstown schools. “She was an amazing person, a big part of the community, and was absolutely known for her hugs. She gave the best hugs that you’ve ever, ever received,” recalls Pat. Her players’ tributes illustrate how Joanne exemplified the late John Wooden quote, “A good coach can change a game, a great coach can change a life.” In a video tribute, Ben Shola, a senior when the NKHS volleyball team won the 2014 state championship, explains, “Coach Fitts was a second mother to me. She cared about each and every one


Foster Community Libraries Endowment Fund


he buildings that house the two libraries in the Town of Foster, the Foster Public Library and the Tyler Free Library, both were once one-room schoolhouses. From the outside, they are quaint and historic. “But when you walk through the doors, you walk into the future,” exclaims Karen Mueller, president of the board of directors of the Libraries of Foster. “We are a very progressive library for our work in digital technology,” Karen continues, noting that due to the rural nature of Foster, not all residents have access to high speed Internet service at their homes, so rely on the libraries. “The libraries also are major networking and community centers for the Town,” states Katherine Chansky, executive director, explaining that the libraries’ offerings include not only books, audio books, DVDs, and computers, but also a weekly teen night, programs for children from infants through elementary school, and a myriad of monthly programs and special events. “People don’t always realize how relevant libraries are in day-to-day life. We touch people’s lives every single day,” Karen notes, sharing how a resident recently wanted to build a pole barn, but was unable to afford books that would provide needed instruction. “He contacted the library and was excited about what we could do for him. He’d last had a library card 20 years ago, when he was five years old.” She continues, “Foster has a long history of providing library services to its citizens, opening the first public lending library in Rhode Island in 1806 with a gift from Theodore Foster himself.” The Tyler Free Library was organized later in the 19th century, but it wasn’t until 2007 that the


libraries’ two boards were dissolved and one board was installed for the newly-formed corporation, the Libraries of Foster. The Libraries’ board now is looking to construct a new, 21st century facility. “We really have to build a secure future for the libraries,” Katherine states, with Karen adding, “And we believe that partnering with the Foundation will help us do that. This endowment provides a new way to save for the libraries’ future.”

Friday Charitable Fund “


come from a long line of very poor people,” says Joanne Friday of her birth and early years in Appalachia. “But my family was very generous. My grandmother had the belief that everything we have is on loan, and she was always helping others. That’s where I learned the joy of giving.” It’s a joy she and her husband, Richard, intend to continue through this donor advised fund and share with their goddaughters. “We’re very lucky to have what we have and be where we are. There are so many people who do not have a lot and need help,” Richard explains. Joanne’s life changed dramatically when she was six and her father was transferred to Sharon, PA where the F. H. Buhl family had funded a beautiful park and recreational and cultural facilities for the community. Joanne benefited from and was inspired by their enormous generosity. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design earning a master’s degree in art education. Her career has taken her from teaching to working as a professional sculptor to school counseling. She presently is a Dharma teacher and leads meditation retreats throughout the Northeast.

“We know that it’s our thoughts, words, and deeds that will live on after we’re gone,” Joanne continues, noting, “With the Rhode Island Foundation we found a group of people who also are concerned about the impact we can have on society, support all the things we do, and believe it’s possible to create positive change. Working with the Foundation seemed like the perfect fit for us.”

“Working with the Foundation seemed like the perfect fit for us.” – Joanne Friday

Richard was born in Minneapolis and grew up outside Philadelphia. “I had an early, deep connection with nature and it was through the environmental movement that I became aware of contributing to causes.” He graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a double major in biology and English before beginning a career with the U.S. Postal Service in Newport. He now is retired. “Joanne started rubbing off on me about the social causes,” Richard shares with a smile, adding, “I now realize we’re all in this together.”


KLR/Brian A. Altomari Memorial Fund “


e think this is an essential thing to do in Brian’s honor to help another individual seek the professional success he attained. Accounting was very important to Brian. He had tremendous business and financial knowledge,” says Anthony Mangiarelli, CPA, partner and shareholder at KLR, of Brian A. Altomari, a 17-year KLR employee and friend who passed away in 2017 at the age of 40. Brian’s commitment to his profession also was noted in his Providence Journal obituary: “He is described as being completely focused on excellent client service, technically smart, and diligent in his work habits. He was a solid planner who wanted no surprises. He prided himself on dutiful follow-up with his clients, his clients always came first.” While noting Brian’s professional accomplishments, Anthony also knew another side of Brian.  “We worked together for 17 years and became great friends. There were many adventures and you just took them for granted,” he shares, recalling trips they took to Las Vegas, North Carolina, and to Patriots and Red Sox games. Brian was captain of KLR’s softball team, enjoyed golf, and had played in fantasy football and baseball leagues for more than 15 years. “He was just a solid, all-around reliable and humble individual. Looking back, he really taught me the definition of friendship,” Anthony acknowledges. A Rhode Island native and graduate of Smithfield High School, Brian earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in taxation, both from Bryant University. “He had done it all locally,” Anthony shares, and it is that local focus that KLR has placed on this scholarship fund. Designated for the Rhode Island Society of CPAs, the fund will award scholarships to students planning to attend or attending college in Rhode Island and majoring in accounting.


In partnering with the Foundation, Anthony states, “We are unquestionably two of the most well-known and respected organizations in Rhode Island. And when you add the RI Society of CPAs, it’s a tripod of exceptional Rhode Island organizations working together to remember a friend and someone who helped make KLR successful and to support others who strive to accomplish a small piece of what Brian has accomplished.”

Hon. Justice Victoria Santopietro Lederberg Classical High School Scholarship Fund


nder the photo of Classical High School senior Victoria Lucille Santopietro in the Caduceus yearbook, it indicates she was noted for “Her ability to do everything well.” Indeed, Victoria Santopietro Lederberg advanced through careers in higher education, politics, and the courts. From 1993 until her death in 2002 at age 65, she was a Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice. Tobias Lederberg, Esq., explains that his mother had a “relatively humble upbringing,” raised in a double-decker in Providence’s Silver Lake neighborhood. Her father worked in factories; her mother in the mills. “She never forgot the individual importance of anyone, regardless of their position in life. She was very kind because it was the right thing to do.”

This fund will provide a scholarship to a Classical High School senior “who displays a combination of strong academic achievement and leadership qualities and also significant participation in debating and/or public service at Classical.” Tobias notes the focus reflects qualities important to his mother: a keen intellect (at Classical she graduated summa sum laude); a passion for debating (she was captain of Classical’s debate team); and leadership/public service (reflected in Vicky’s many years in the state legislature). The scholarship fund also recognizes three generations of the family educated at Classical: Victoria Santopietro Lederberg, 1955; her son, Tobias Lederberg, 1982; her daughter, Sarah Lederberg Stone, 1984; and her grandson, Oren Lederberg, 2019.

After graduating from Classical, Vicky earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology and a doctorate in psychology, all from Brown University. She then joined the faculty in the psychology department at Rhode Island College. She served as a state representative from 1975 to 1982 and as a state senator from 1985 to 1990. Tobias recalls that she was especially proud of her legislation relating to school and library funding, as well as open access to public meetings and records. While in the legislature, Vicky earned her law degree from Suffolk University Law School. She joined the firm of Licht and Semonoff and served as a Providence Municipal Court Judge before being appointed to the Rhode Island Supreme Court in 1993.


David R. Levesque Fund “


want to keep David’s name alive and for people to remember him for who he was at heart and what he loved most in life,” Donna Rucci-Levesque says of her husband who passed away in August. “David was an incredible man who loved creating unforgettable memories and was always up for a new adventure,” Donna shares. She recalls how he, a “proud (Providence College) Friar Fanatic,” and she, a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, attended a PC vs. URI basketball game at URI’s Ryan Center. “There he was in his PC gear and there I was in my URI gear, and it was only after we got to the game that I realized David had purchased tickets in the PC section. He had a great sense of humor and truly lit up the room with his smile wherever he went,” Donna says. In addition to the Friars, for whom he was a 20-season ticket holder, David was a huge animal lover, most notably for his dogs, ‘fur-babies’ Dewey and Gus, and through the couple’s support of Providence Animal Care. He also was a golf enthusiast, working as a caddy at Wannamoisett Country Club, beginning in his early teens. In 1993, David caddied for Tiger Woods during Wannamoisett’s Northeast Amateur Tournament. “It was at Wannamoisett that David developed his passion for golf, as well as a strong work ethic,” Donna believes. A Providence native, David graduated from Classical High School and Rhode Island College before beginning a nearly 20-year career with Fidelity Investments. “He really worked hard to get where he did at Fidelity, and he was incredibly proud of that,” Donna explains, noting that at his services, several of David’s colleagues told her what an amazing friend and mentor he was to them.


This endowment will provide scholarships to graduating seniors at Classical High School who are pursuing higher education in Rhode Island and are student athletes, with a preference to those on the golf team. “I’m beyond excited about this,” Donna exclaims, adding, “Who knows? Maybe we’ll have the next Tiger Woods on our hands. Go Purple!”

Tori Lyle Fund


s a licensed social worker, Tori Lyle has worked in many areas within the social work field, but it is mental health and addiction that she’s most drawn to. “Individuals affected with mental health issues and addiction are two underserved and misunderstood populations. Both diseases are so often considered moral failures. I’d like to help combat that idea.” Born in Illinois, Tori and her family moved frequently when she was growing up, living in numerous states as well as Africa, before her family settled in Louisiana. She attended Louisiana State University (LSU), where she earned an undergraduate degree in psychology. She married, had two daughters, and was a stay-at-home mom. When the girls got older, Tori returned to LSU and earned her master’s in social work degree. She worked briefly in hospital social work before finding her niche, working in an addiction recovery facility in Baton Rouge.

when my daughter was a college student in Boston. It’s so very, very different from the south. I like the architecture and the history here…the environment.” She intends to pursue her mental health work here, both professionally by obtaining her social work license in Rhode Island and philanthropically through this donor advised fund. Already familiar with community foundations, working with the Rhode Island Foundation was a logical partnership to Tori, who says, “I want to help people better understand mental health issues and support organizations doing good work in this area.”

Tori also was active in the Baton Rouge community, in her daughters’ schools, as well as with local chapters of Junior Achievement, the Boys & Girls Clubs, and the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association. She helped create Baton Rouge’s first farmers market, part of an effort to revitalize Louisiana’s capital. “The city had become empty and dilapidated. There’s been a lot of work to bring it back. Through our fund at the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, we were able to assist with things we wanted to see happen in the city,” Tori explains. Tori moved to Rhode Island in 2016. “New England is a place I’ve never lived before and only visited


Michael M. Makokian Fund


ichael Makokian taught in the mathematics department at Bridgewater State University for 44 years, earning the rank of associate professor. Teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, his courses ranged from foundations of mathematics to probability theory and from college mathematics for elementary majors to number theory. “He enjoyed being a teacher, and he was very, very well-liked at Bridgewater,” John Takian shares of his late wife’s uncle who died in 2015 at age 85. A Providence native, Michael grew up in the Douglas Avenue neighborhood. “There were a lot of Armenians in the community then, and Michael was proud of his Armenian heritage,” John continues. Michael earned his undergraduate degree in education from Rhode Island College and taught math for a brief period in the Cranston Public Schools before pursuing his master’s degree at Rutgers University. He then taught at Bridgewater State University until his retirement. “Michael was a generous and independent individual. He couldn’t care less about fine dining and didn’t want to go out. You could give him a sandwich and he was happy,” John recalls, adding, “He enjoyed working and he enjoyed sports.” In Michael’s younger years he played shortstop on several Armenian softball teams, and throughout his life he was a Yankees fan. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War, stationed in France. “And he loved his two little dogs,” John states, referring to Michael’s beagles, both of whom he named Squirty.


John has partnered with the Rhode Island Foundation since 2003 as a donor and advisor to the then newly-established Vaughn Avedisian Fund, a fund he continues to advise today. “I like that you don’t give out all the money and that some of it goes back into the fund, assuring that Michael’s name (like Vaughn’s) will live on forever. Legacy. How can you beat that? And the fund will provide scholarships for the type of students that Michael helped.” The Michael M. Makokian Fund is designated for Bridgewater State University for scholarships for students pursuing the study of math.

“We’re raising our

children to know that it’s

not enough to do well

and accumulate wealth,

but also that you need to disseminate that wealth

to help others.” – Nicholas C. Moore


Nicholas C. & Allison M. Moore Fund


icholas Moore is excited about the revitalization of Westerly. “It’s amazing. It’s a great town,” he says of the many projects that include the renovated Ocean House, the new Westerly Higher Education and Job Skills Center, a new ice skating rink operated by the Ocean Community YMCA, and a theater renovation. “I am very fortunate to be part of a fourth-generation family business that’s based in Westerly,” Nicholas relates, noting that the Moore Company, a textile manufacturer, was founded in the early 1900s by his great-grandfather. “I’m involved in many Rhode Island concerns, and I like to think of my job as a wonderful combination of work with for-profit entities and philanthropy,” Nicholas explains. Born in Westerly, he attended Portsmouth Abbey School, Kenyon College in Ohio, followed by the University of Pennsylvania for a graduate degree in regional planning, then Temple University for his law degree. It was at Kenyon College that he met his future wife, Allison, a New York native who has worked in public affairs and advertising. The couple has three children; the oldest is a freshman at Brown University and the younger two attend The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Allison is involved at the children’s school and does pro bono graphic design work “for causes that are near and dear to my heart,” she shares. The Moores have homes in Irvington, NY, and Westerly. Nicholas is in his fourteenth year working for Chuck Royce, undertaking many historic renovation projects – from the Ocean House to the Lanphear Livery building which now houses retail, offices, and apartments.


Nicholas is on the board of the Westerly Higher Education and Job Skills Center, a public-private collaboration that opened in 2017 to provide educational programs to meet projected workforce needs, as well as the board of The Colonial Theatre. “We’re raising our children to know that it’s not enough to do well and accumulate wealth, but also that you need to disseminate that wealth to help others,” Nicholas says. It’s a belief the couple has long practiced and will continue to do so, with a focus on Westerly, through this donor advised fund.

New Urban Arts Endowment Fund “


or a lot of students, wherever their creative practice is nurtured and encouraged is where they want to spend their time and energy. New Urban Arts becomes that central positive experience for many Providence young people who otherwise wouldn’t have these opportunities,” explains Daniel Schleifer, executive director of New Urban Arts. Founded in 1997, the nonprofit community arts studio on Providence’s west side offers free afterschool and summer arts and youth development programs for low-income high school students— students who attend schools that have had to make severe cuts to the arts. Its core program, Youth Mentorship in the Arts, connects artist-mentors with students. “For many young people, this is one of the very few places where they’re asked, ‘What do you want to do? What do you want to learn?’ We strive to have everything we do originate from the interests of our youth,” Dan states. The New Urban Arts facility accommodates a myriad of interests, featuring a screen print studio, black and white photo darkroom, recording studio, digital media lab, library of art books, and areas for painting, drawing, and sculpture, as well as areas for sewing and textiles. The organization recruits students from nearby high schools, but finds most enrollees learn of the program through word of mouth. Strong relationships with local colleges attract artistmentors; program alumni also fill this role. New Urban Arts is about more than the arts. “All young people, no matter their place in society, should have the opportunity to become more creative and independent thinkers. The hours spent on creative tasks build up our young people, giving them a sense of identity, voice, and the ability to make meaning of their worlds,” Dan shares.

Just as the programs are fostering the growth of those they serve, New Urban Arts is maturing as an organization. “This endowment signals that we see ourselves as a permanent institution. And we feel strongly that working with the Foundation makes us part of a community of nonprofit organizations that have established themselves as essential to the health and vitality of Rhode Island,” Dan concludes.

“This endowment signals that we see ourselves as a permanent institution. And we feel strongly that working with the Foundation makes us part of a community of nonprofit organizations that have established themselves as essential to the health and vitality of Rhode Island.” – Daniel Schleifer


Theresa Rossi Petrella College Fund “


y mother was generous even though she didn’t have a lot of resources. I love that she modeled and taught me to help others and to be generous,” Diane Petrella says of her late mother whom she is honoring through this fund. Born in a small mountain village in southern Italy, Theresa Rossi came to the United States when she was in her early 20s and worked in a factory. After marrying her childhood sweetheart, Adelmo Petrella, she was a homemaker and later a stay-athome mother to the couple’s three children. Adelmo worked as a tailor and manager of a dry cleaning store. But Adelmo died young, leaving Theresa with a young family to support. “Money – or the lack thereof – became a stressful problem. My mother did the best she could, but she struggled financially and always had minimum wage jobs. Even though money was tight, my mother made small donations of money or toys to the Italian Home for Children in Boston. And there was never a question that I would go to college. She always supported education, even though she didn’t have one,” Diane says. Through her mother’s hard work, along with scholarships and financial aid, Diane attended Boston College as an undergraduate and Simmons College where she earned her master’s of social work degree. Currently a psychotherapist working with adults, Diane earlier worked with children, including those in the care of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families. “I have a sensitivity to kids in foster care. The teen years are hard enough, and foster kids have a much harder time. I’m aware of the struggles these kids have.”


In creating this fund, Diane says she is honoring her mother while fulfilling her desires to help foster children and to pay forward the help she got in paying for her education. “My mother would love the fact that although she only had a fifth grade education, she has a college fund named for her,” Diane shares. This fund is designated for East Providence-based Foster Forward and will support one or more foster children attending college.

Porter Braden Fund


hrough her estate plan, the late Lachlan Porter Braden made a significant gift to the Catholic Communal Fund in New York City that established a donor advised fund. For nearly 20 years, her son, Dr. William Braden, served as the fund’s advisor. But in 2017, officials at Catholic Communal Fund contacted Bill to tell him the organization was closing and recommended he close the donor advised fund. Instead, he opted to transfer the fund to the Rhode Island Foundation where he intends to continue to support some of the charities his parents supported and also pursue his own charitable interests.

Of his decision to transfer his mother’s fund to the Foundation, he says, “I like the idea of something closer to home. This just seems natural. I want to be strategic in my grantmaking and invest in programs that have an enduring value. I’d like to gain some familiarity with the projects I’m thinking of supporting, so that I give the money wisely. I know the Foundation can help me with that.”

His mother, he says, “was an interesting woman. She developed an interest in art and was a painter. We have her works all over our house. She never really settled on a style. She painted realistic still life, landscapes, and modern works.” The organizations Lachlan supported were largely in the greater New York City area where she lived, with many affiliated with the Catholic Church. “They (his parents) definitely were connected with the Church, and my mother was probably more spiritual than we knew,” Bill relates. Bill’s interests include educational institutions and micro-lending organizations. “I prefer to think of these grants as investments, something to give people a leg up,” he explains, while also noting the importance of people’s basic needs being met. “You can’t educate a person if you haven’t fed them.” Bill grew up in New York City and earned his medical degree at Harvard University. A boardcertified psychiatrist, he came to Rhode Island in 1974 when he joined the staff of Butler Hospital; he now is in private practice in Providence.

“I want to be strategic in my grantmaking and invest in programs that have an enduring value. I’d like to gain some familiarity with the projects that I’m thinking of supporting, so that I give the money wisely. I know the Foundation can help me with that.” – William Braden


Preserving Pawtucket Fund “


e’re focusing more on the educational portion of our mission now,” states Barbara Zdravesky, president of the board of directors of the Preservation Society of Pawtucket (PSP). Its mission states, “Through educational programs and community service, (PSP) shall discover, memorialize, and preserve the history and architecture of Pawtucket, Rhode Island.” That focus for the 40-year-old, all-volunteer society includes a robust schedule of tours, lectures, and advocacy work. This past summer, PSP hosted walking tours in eight neighborhoods, two cemeteries, and Slater Park. “We want people to learn about Pawtucket and to identify with its distinctive history. When you learn what something is, you understand its value, and why it should be preserved,” Barbara explains. “We’ve seen an increase in participation and interest in the past year.” “Pawtucket has a fascinating history and some of it has been lost. We’re combining the historical and preservation aspects of our mission,” states David Hansen, treasurer of the board. The organization’s lecture series serves to further involve people; topics last year ranged from herb gardening to the re-use of mill buildings, and from the history of Pawtucket in the 19th century to an overview of the art deco style in the city. PSP’s marker program identifies historic buildings, and their list of Properties to Watch highlights advocacy efforts. Of the latter Barbara shares, “These buildings, sites, and artifacts have, for various reasons, been neglected and have fallen into disrepair. We want to make the community aware of their importance. It is public outcry that often has the most influence.”


PSP utilized the proceeds from its former office building, the Baker-Hanley House on Park Place, to establish this endowment. ”We’re in a position to stabilize our finances and strengthen our organization,” Barbara explains. David added, “This endowment fund will allow us to develop more programs and further our mission. The Foundation is a major contributor to the non-profit world of Rhode Island, and it made sense for us to put our endowment there. It will give us the opportunity to be more invested in the Rhode Island community.”

Letty A. (Spino) Raponi Memorial Fund, Ralph & Letty Raponi Charitable Fund, and Ralph & Letty Raponi Tribute Fund


hrough the years, Ralph and Letty Raponi, along with Ralph’s brother Anthony, have established eight designated funds at the Foundation. Three of those funds were established in 2017. The Letty A. (Spino) Raponi Memorial Fund was established by Ralph and Anthony “in loving memory of Ralph’s best friend and wife for over 13 years.” Ralph shares that she is greatly missed by him, her brother-in-law, and all who knew her. He has many fond memories of their time together and how “Letty’s smile would light up a room”. Letty was an avid tennis player and also a golfer and 35-year member of Kirkbrae Country Club. Ralph shares, “She enjoyed everything especially reading, listening to music, and playing the piano.”

The Raponis have long admired the Memphis, TN-based pediatric cancer research center whose mission is “to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.” The Ralph and Letty Raponi Charitable Fund is designated for the Providence Rescue Mission, for Rhode Island children served by Make A Wish – Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and for The Tomorrow Fund. Through their eight funds at the Foundation, Ralph Raponi and his late wife, Letty, have long given back to their community. “We’ve done well,” says Ralph, adding, “The Rhode Island Foundation makes sense to us as a way to help others.” The Raponis are members of the Foundation’s 1916 Society.

She and her first and late husband, Frank Spino, owned, operated, designed, and decorated for Floral Craft Gift Shop. Through their work, they traveled the country and to the Far East and designed mall displays throughout New England for the Christmas season. Ralph was the best man at Letty and Frank’s wedding in 1958. “Letty lived an active life with real goodness in her heart,” recalls Ralph. That goodness is reflected in this permanent fund that will support the Shriners Hospitals for Children forever. The Ralph and Letty Raponi Tribute Fund forever will support St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.


Rhode Island Free Clinic Endowment “


e want to make sure we’re around for our patients for generations to come,” states Marie Ghazal, CEO of the Rhode Island Free Clinic, when describing the decision to collaborate with the Rhode Island Foundation for an endowment fund. Founded in 1999 to provide free comprehensive medical care and preventive services to adults who have no health insurance and cannot afford the services, the Clinic now provides care to more than 2,000 patients each year. With more than 200 volunteer doctors, nurses, medical professionals, and administrative professionals, the clinic mobilizes community resources to provide primary care, health education, and more than 27 types of medical specialties to those who need it most. It also provides an efficient and cost effective alternative to emergency rooms for uninsured residents seeking comprehensive health care. As an Area Health Education Center site, the clinic partners with higher education institutions to serve as an educational training site for many future healthcare professionals. The Clinic is funded though individual and corporate donors, grants, special events, and community partnerships. “Donors and partners are really responsible for the excellent care we provide in our community. Without them, the Clinic could not do nearly as much,” says Marie. “100% of our operating budget each year comes from charitable donations, and our patients never pay a cent for healthcare.” Marie explains that this endowment is one example of how an individual can support the Clinic, its volunteers, and the patients it serves. Gifts to the endowment will grow and fund the Clinic’s mission for many future generations, helping to carry out its belief that health care should be available to all, regardless of income.


“The need for quality healthcare in our community is ever present,” says Marie. “No matter what happens in the healthcare landscape, the Clinic will be here to catch those who fall through the cracks. The future of the Rhode Island Free Clinic will be to continue to provide quality care and meet the challenges ahead. We have to do it because if we do not, people will not have care. Everyone deserves equal access to healthcare.”

Rhode Island PBS Scholarship Fund “


e are committed to the principle of lifelong learning and carry that message ‘beyond the box’ into the community,” states David W. Piccerelli, president of the Rhode Island PBS Foundation. That commitment to community learning was expanded recently with the establishment of this scholarship fund. “This fund supports one of the items in our strategic plan, to make a community impact on education,” David explains. Scholarships from this fund will be awarded to residents of Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts who are attending, or are graduating high school seniors planning to attend, a four-year post-secondary school with the goal of a career in broadcasting, communications, and/or journalism. Scholarships will be renewable for up to four years

licensee. More recently, the station participated in an FCC “incentive auction,” designed to realign the use of broadcast airwaves. For WSBE, this meant moving from a UHF channel to a VHF channel, a move that provided revenue for the station to invest into programming and services to the community, including this scholarship fund. In choosing to establish the fund at the Rhode Island Foundation, David explains, “From our perspective, it’s a natural choice. The Foundation already administers scholarship funds with an excellent reputation, and this builds on our existing partnership in other projects.”

“A scholarship from this fund could almost be enough to pay for a student’s education at Rhode Island College or the University of Rhode Island, which have excellent media communications programs,” David says, adding, “We see this as a way of having students choose journalism and communications as a profession.” Rhode Island PBS celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017, having transmitted its first broadcast in 1967 as WSBE-TV Channel 36. Established through the State Board of Education, the station later operated under the auspices of the Rhode Island Public Telecommunications Authority. It was during this period that the Rhode Island PBS Foundation was established to raise funds for the station. In 2012, the station successfully petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to transfer the license from the state to the Rhode Island PBS Foundation, making WSBE a community


Saint Elizabeth Community Fund for Quality Eldercare in Rhode Island


e have the most extensive array of services for older adults of any senior care provider in Rhode Island,” states Steven J. Horowitz, president & CEO of Saint Elizabeth Community. Founded in 1882 by opening a home for elderly women in Providence, Saint Elizabeth Community now has 16 locations around the state and services that include nursing home care, independent living, home care services, adult day centers, assisted living, rehab care, and memory care; more than 2,800 people receive services annually. “Innovation in elder care services is what we really like to do,” Steve shares, noting the establishment in 2009 of Saint Elizabeth Haven that provides a short-term, safe haven for elderly victims of abuse. “Elder abuse is happening, and we have the ability to offer a safe place for an abused elder to stay and receive care. It’s one of the most rewarding things we do,” Steve says of the program that to date has served 35 people. Saint Elizabeth’s most recent service addition is the 2017 opening of the GREEN HOUSE® Homes at Saint Elizabeth Home. Each home has 12 private bedrooms and private bathrooms that are situated around the shared dining room, kitchen, and hearth room. “There’s so much more interaction, and this innovative model of nursing home care is a first in Rhode Island,” Steve explains. Saint Elizabeth also has five adult day centers that serve about 200 people each day and a certified care management program that helps families create a plan of care and review options in elder care. “There’s such a great need for services for Rhode Island’s growing elderly population. We still consider it to be an under-served population,” says Sharon Garland, chief philanthropy officer.


Saint Elizabeth has relied on its endowment since 1887 to ensure its financial stability. In transferring a portion of its endowment to the Foundation, Sharon says, “We respect the Foundation and know it will manage our endowment properly,” with Steve concluding, “We think it’s a good marriage, as both of our organizations are committed to caring for Rhode Islanders”.

Drs. Shapiro & Nager Pets in Need Fund


enise Shapiro, DDS, and her husband, Martin Nager, DMD, have many interests. “We love outdoor activities, including biking and skiing,” Denise shares, noting they have enjoyed biking throughout much of the world, including China, Thailand, India, and many European countries. “We’re also very much into giving back to the community through dentistry,” Denise relates. Originally from New York, Denise and Marty, a Boston native, met through the post graduate periodontal program at Boston University Dental School. Now in separate private periodontal practices in Rhode Island, they are active in numerous professional organizations, and participate in mission trips to provide free dental services in countries including Bolivia, Cambodia, Panama and Vietnam.

Realizing this is not the case for all pet owners, the couple established this fund to help others. “We’re hoping to help people with animals that need big ticket care…people who demonstrate an ability to pay a portion of the costs and who will continue to provide ongoing care for their animals. If we could help, it might make the difference between saving an animal or not. It’s a win-win situation for all,” Denise concludes.

“Marty’s a big, big volunteer,” Denise says proudly of her husband who currently is president of Dental Lifeline Network – Rhode Island and serves on the organization’s national board of directors. Denise mentors many young female dentists and brings together dental professionals to form lasting relationships. Yet, one of their greatest passions may be animals. “We’re huge animal lovers. I’ve had animals my whole life, and I would not be with someone who does not love animals. They’re my children,” Denise exclaims of the cats and dogs she and her husband have had through the years. The couple knows first-hand the expenses that often come with pet ownership, having pets with cancer diagnoses which require biopsies, surgeries, medications and treatments, including chemotherapy. “We’re fortunate to be able to afford it,” Denise states of the specialized care that can cost thousands of dollars.


Sophia Academy Endowment Fund


hen Maya Clifton entered Sophia Academy in fifth grade, she was studious yet painfully shy. Recognizing her potential, Maya’s parents believed Sophia would provide her a safe, loving, and academically challenging environment that would encourage her to come out of her shell and excel. They were right. Maya’s strong academic achievements combined with her poise helped her earn a full scholarship to the Lincoln School. And this past summer through a program with Sophia, she landed a paid internship at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University. She is currently applying to colleges. Her parents believe it is because of the foundation their daughter received at Sophia that she is confident, capable, and hopeful about her future as a scientist, educator, or researcher. “Maya’s story is not unusual. The Sophia experience transforms our students from quiet and reserved fifth grade girls to young women who are eager to pursue intellectual opportunities and advocate for themselves and others,” says Gigi DiBello, Sophia’s head of school. Founded in 2001 by Sister Mary Reilly, RSM, Sophia is an independent, fully-accredited, allgirls middle school. Students who are Providence residents and qualify for free or reduced lunch are eligible to apply. “Sophia’s programs are phenomenal and include a strong math curriculum. Our girls are prepared for high school and to be leaders in their communities,” says Alison Eichler, Sophia’s board president. “Our goal is to stimulate a love for lifelong learning by providing our students with an empowering,


hands-on education with opportunities beyond the classroom,” Gigi continues. Sophia enrolls 60 students in grades five through eight. Every Sophia student receives financial aid. Ninety-five percent of the alumnae graduate from high school and almost all go on to post-secondary learning. “We offer a solid curriculum, taught by a top-notch faculty, and have our own building in the Elmwood neighborhood,” says Alison. “An important way to build on this success is to strengthen our endowment to keep Sophia thriving for decades to come.” “We are looking forward to continuing our partnering with the Foundation to grow our endowment. Our work together will support the dreams of many more students like Maya,” says Gigi.

“The Foundation

supports causes that

I care about, and it

seems like a natural

partner for me.” – Mary C. Speare


Mary C. Speare Charitable Fund


ary Speare has lived in Rhode Island since 1969, but her family roots go back to Rhode Island’s earliest days. An ancestor on her father’s side, Robert Cole, was one of the original inhabitants to be deeded land by Roger Williams in or around 1638. “I enjoy learning things,” Mary says of her genealogy research. It’s a statement that rings true for her life story. Born and raised in Queens, Mary earned her undergraduate degree from Smith College, followed by a masters in sociology from the University of Michigan. After graduation, she married Alden Speare, whose dissertation research took the young couple to Taiwan for a year. Upon their return to the States, he accepted a position in the sociology department at Brown University. Later, Alden’s work again took the Speares (including their two young children at that time) overseas as he researched population growth in Indonesia. When stateside, Mary also pursued a career in academia, teaching sociology at Bryant University and Roger Williams University, as well as doing data analysis work at Brown and later with the Rhode Island Department of Health. She retired in 2008. Now a widow, her extensive community involvement includes participating in the docent program at the Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS), where she serves on the board. “I’ve enjoyed learning more about Rhode Island, especially the Native Americans who lived here,” she explains. She is active with the Lifelong Learning Collaborative where she coordinated a course in women explorers of the 19th and 20th centuries; with the League of Women Voters, serving as a director of the organization’s Education Fund; and is a former deacon of the First Unitarian Church.


Mary became familiar with the Foundation through her professional advisors. “The Foundation supports causes that I care about, and it seems like a natural partner for me. My mother’s father told her that everybody has an obligation to do things for the community, that this was essential to being a good person,” Mary shares, adding. “Besides, it’s fun to see what can happen when you support something.”

Taylor Strong Charitable Fund “


hode Island is special. I can’t think of anywhere I’d prefer to live,” says Dexter Strong, with his wife, Maureen Taylor, adding, “The state has a lot to offer.” They continue, “The quality of life is good here. We want to preserve it…and make it better.” They see this donor advised fund helping them with the goal of making it better. “I’d like to see what can be done to help young people in the city and to give the area an economic boost,” Dexter states.

The couple moved from the Boston area to Rhode Island five years ago, soon after the younger of their two children graduated from high school. Their local philanthropy has supported historic preservation, cultural organizations, education, libraries, and groups working with the homeless. By working with the Foundation, they believe, “There is a potential to benefit a lot of different organizations. The Foundation supports all the things that give us all a better quality of life.”

Born and raised in New Jersey, Dexter earned an undergraduate degree from Tufts University and a master’s in education from Harvard University. He pursued an interest in educational technology, working initially at WGBH in Boston where he met Maureen. A native of Bristol, Maureen earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history, as well as a certificate in creative writing, from Rhode Island College. In addition to WGBH, Maureen worked for the Rhode Island Historical Society, Houghton Mifflin, and the New England Historic Geological Society before launching Maureen Taylor: The Photo Detective. A frequent speaker on photo identification, photograph preservation, and family history, Maureen explains, “I know how to make sense of photographs and family history. My skills live at the junction of history, genealogy, and photography.” She’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe, and has appeared on The View and The Today Show. Dexter’s career has taken him to Polaroid and such well-known pharmaceutical companies as Johnson & Johnson and Abbott Labs. Presently, he is consulting with Pennsylvania-based LiquidHub.


Tides Family Services Endowment Fund


he partnership between Tides Family Services and the Rhode Island Foundation has spanned nearly three decades. From its early days, the now 35-year-old Tides has received Foundation funding to further its work to provide intensive services to children ages 6 to 18 struggling at home due to abuse, neglect, and/or mental health and behavioral issues. Services include crisis intervention, case management, outreach and tracking, educational support, short term respite, and individual and family counseling. During the past several years, Tides expanded its partnership with the Foundation by participating in workshops sponsored by our Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence, focusing recently on the topic of succession planning. Tides’ founder, Brother Michael Reis, is transitioning to a new role of chief visionary officer and Beth Bixby, a 17-year Tides employee, is the organization’s new chief executive officer. Of the organization’s work, Beth shares, “Brother Michael realized that the initial grassroots social work efforts had to focus on the extended family, helping families early on in their struggles before they became involved in child welfare, family court, or with the Department of Children, Youth and Families. Today, Tides is an $8 million company with 140 staff serving 500 families a day throughout Rhode Island.” She continues, “Tides takes pride in taking risks to develop new programs to meet the changing needs of the families we serve. By extending our services to the entire family, we’re able to keep a large percentage of youth at home and out of residential programs and group homes. This leads to a higher rate of school achievement and offers a much greater chance for youth to reach their potential.”

This fund, which will support Tides both with the


provision of its current services and with new services as needs evolve over time, illustrates how the Tides/Foundation partnership again has grown. Brother Michael states, “We could not do our work without the backing of generous donors and partners like the Rhode Island Foundation, and we are very grateful.” Tides’ donors and partners help the organization fulfill its motto: “We never give up on a kid…NEVER”.

Tiverton Library Endowment Fund


pening in the summer of 2015, the Tiverton Public Library on Roosevelt Avenue provides local residents with all the traditional services of a public library, while also serving as a community meeting place and offering a myriad of activities for patrons of all ages. “We’re very, very proud of the library,” states Stuart Horwitz, president of the Tiverton Library Foundation, noting the building’s functionality, its creative lay-out, and overall beauty. He adds that the number of both in-person and virtual users of the Library and its services “basically doubled” in the first year after the new building opened.

The third aspect of TLF’s mission, Stuart explains, is building up this endowment. “We would like to put millions away for posterity,” he says optimistically. “We’re committed to ensuring the long-term vitality of the Library. By working with the (Rhode Island) Foundation, we’re able to gain an investment expertise that we don’t have, but are so grateful for.”

Stuart acknowledges the “successful, fairly robust campaign” to fund the construction, with support received from individuals, organizations, and foundations, as well as the state and Town of Tiverton. At the same time, he cautions that the work to support the library is not done. “The Tiverton Library Foundation (TLF) is designed to bring in the big dollars for the long-term health of the library,” he explains. He identifies three elements of the Library Foundation’s mission: special projects, operating support, and endowment. TLF currently is focused on securing funding for two special projects. The first is a series of two large mosaic murals that “depict the essence of Tiverton” and are engaging community members in the design, production, and installation processes. The second is an outdoor garden with a gazebo and chess tables that will be adjacent to the Library’s teen room. “We want to keep the teens involved and are looking to create a really cool outdoor space and provide additional programming for them,” Stuart says. TLF’s second role is to support the operational and capital needs of the Library, supplementing current sources of income as needed.

“We’re committed to ensuring the long-term vitality of the Library. By working with the Foundation, we’re able to gain an investment expertise that we don’t have.” – Stuart Horwitz


Town Dock Charitable Fund


Rhode Island company has the distinction of being the largest supplier of calamari in the United States. The Point Judith-based company, The Town Dock, was founded in 1980 by Noah Clark, father of current President and CEO Ryan Clark. “I’m proud of our team and what we’ve accomplished together. We see ourselves as a long-term, Rhode Island-based seafood business. I think we have a strategic plan that will allow us to continue to grow and thrive into the future,” Ryan explains of The Town Dock, which today includes a fleet of seven boats that fish up and down the East coast from Massachusetts to the Carolinas, processing plants at Point Judith and in Johnston, and a staff of more than 100. The Town Dock processes its own calamari here in Rhode Island and is the leading supplier of calamari to national retailers, distributors, and restaurant chains. “Our company’s core values are important to our team, and we try to make them come alive every day. Also, giving back and supporting our community is part of our purpose statement,” he explains. “Partnering with the Foundation helps us to fulfill our commitment to support the community. We’ve been active with many nonprofits in South County, but we want to do more. Rhode Island is home to most of our employees and fishing families. We are looking forward to partnering with the Rhode Island Foundation on additional initiatives within Rhode Island.” “We’re experts in the seafood business, but we’re partnering with the Foundation to enhance our program of community support,” Ryan states.


Valley Breeze Scholarship Fund


t all started in 1996 in Tom and Carol Ward’s Cumberland living room with a Mac computer and a vision to bring positive, local news to residents of Cumberland and Lincoln.

“I feel strongly that there is not the appropriate care of the written word that there used to be. Language is changing, especially with social media. If we can help, so much the better,” he explains.

Today, the Valley Breeze – of which Tom is publisher – includes five weekly editions that cover not only Cumberland and Lincoln, but also North Smithfield, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Providence, Pawtucket, and nearby Blackstone, MA. With a combined circulation of more than 60,000 papers, the Valley Breeze now has more than 40 employees.

Of his decision to partner with the Foundation, Tom states, “Rhode Island Foundation helps people who want to plant a small seed and hope it turns into something. The Foundation has a good reputation for management of funds. It was time for me to hand the funds over to the pros to manage.”

“I was hopeful we could put out a nice hometown paper, and I would have been happy with that. People thirsted for positive news, and the paper was an instant hit,” Tom shares. While acknowledging changes in the newspaper industry, Tom stresses, “We’re not going anywhere. We’re doing fine, but we have had to evolve with the times.” The newspaper now covers more hard news than it did in its early days and has a robust online and social media presence. The local focus also is evidenced through Tom’s involvement in community organizations, including serving on the board of the local Chamber and previously as president of the Rotary Club. He also coordinates the State Spelling Bee. This scholarship fund further illustrates a commitment to the community. The Valley Breeze Scholarship will be awarded annually, beginning in 2018, to one graduating senior at Cumberland High School which Tom refers to as “our hometown school” and one at Mount Saint Charles Academy, his alma mater. The students should have demonstrated achievement and promise in journalism (first priority) or writing (second priority).


Scott F. Viera Memorial Fund “


hatever he involved himself with, he was totally passionate about it. And wrestling was his passion, with sports being a prominent part of his life,” Kelli Viera says of her late husband, Scott, who died in 2008 at the age of 44.

Following his cancer diagnosis, Scott joined the Dana Farber Cancer Institute Adult Advisory Council and served at times as a national speaker for the organization. “He wanted to work with them to help improve the patient experience,” Kelli recalls.

Scott grew up in East Greenwich and was a standout athlete at East Greenwich High School, lettering not only in wrestling but also football and baseball. He continued his education at Rhode Island College where he earned All New England honors in wrestling and, in 1988, participated in the Olympic trials.

“This fund (designated for the RWU wrestling program and Dana Farber’s Family and Patient Advisory Councils) lets us forever support two of Scott’s passions. I love the legacy aspect of having the fund with the Foundation,” Kelli concludes.

Following college, Scott enrolled in a one-year culinary program at Rhode Island School of Design, then began a career in the food business that culminated with a position as district manager for Friendly Ice Cream Corporation. Wrestling continued to be a big part of his life. Scott coached at the high school level in East Greenwich and Bristol before beginning his collegiate coaching career at Roger Williams University (RWU) where he was the university’s first head wrestling coach. He later coached at Eastern Michigan University before returning to RWU as assistant coach for the 12 seasons prior to his death. “He was passionate about his wrestlers, recruiting, and teaching. He had a tough, but fair coaching and teaching mentality,” Kelli shares. But wrestling wasn’t Scott’s only passion. “He was passionate about family and about being a dad, and he just loved his daughters,” Kelli says of their children, Courtney, now 19, and Sydney, now 16. Not surprisingly, Scott coached the girls’ soccer teams. “He wanted us to have fun, but we always had to give our best,” Sydney and Courtney say.


Warren Heritage Endowment Fund


alking around historic downtown Warren, the work supported by the Warren Heritage Foundation is quickly evident, from the restored steeple of the First United Methodist Church (a Greek Revival structure built in 1845) to renovations at the nearby Baptist Church (founded in 1764 and the first home of Brown University; the current Early Victorian Gothic style church was built in 1844), the Masonic Temple (a Classic Federal style, built in 1799, and the second oldest lodge in the United States), and the Historic Warren Armory (an Early Victorian Gothic structure built in 1842).

for bricks and mortar,” states Trustee Robert Major, with Sandy adding, “Many of the eligible organizations no longer have a base of support.” “We have a lot of history here, and we want to preserve it,” exclaims Vice President Julie Blount, with Mark noting, “Warren has so many preservation-worthy structures.” “This endowment fund has been our goal from the beginning. There are people who love this town, and we’re setting up this fund as a vehicle for them to work through. People can feel confident giving to us through the Rhode Island Foundation,” Marcia states.

The Warren Heritage Foundation was founded five years ago. Board President and Treasurer Marcia Blount explains, “Many of us have lived here all our lives and our families go back generations. We know the town and its beautiful historic buildings. I began seeing that these buildings needed help – paint, bricks and mortar repairs, new roofs. They literally needed money to stay intact. We’re in the business to raise some of that money.” The organization’s first fundraiser was held in 2013 at the historic Eddy-Cutler House, now home of Board Secretary Alexander “Sandy” Scott. It raised $10,800. Four years later, the Heritage Foundation hosted a house and garden walking tour. The fundraiser, chaired by Trustee Mark Goldberg, raised $24,000. The Heritage Foundation awards matching grants up to $5,000 to nonprofits and fraternal organizations that support its mission “to protect, restore, and maintain buildings, structures, sites, and open space possessing historical and architectural significance in the Town of Warren.” “There are very few organizations that give money


Warren Land Conservation Trust Endowment Fund


or 30 years, the Warren Land Conservation Trust (WLCT) has worked “to protect open space in Warren and keep that land undeveloped forever.” While the mission continues, WLCT President Mike Gerhardt notes an additional focus the group currently has, “We’re eager to make our properties accessible to the public and are committed to developing trails on amenable land,” he states.

A short, but well-utilized trail exists at WLCT’s Jacob’s Point property, taking walkers from the East Bay Bike Path, through a salt marsh, and to a small beach on the Warren River. It was the site of the first WLCT-sponsored Family Walk last summer. The organization also seeks to raise awareness of its properties during Land Trust Days, most recently organizing a row to Tom’s Island, a hard-toreach WLCT property in the Palmer River. WLCT owns approximately 150 acres, having recently been deeded ownership of approximately 60 acres of land along the Palmer River by the Town of Warren. Its properties include wetlands and woodlands which boast a wide variety of plant and animal habitats that lend themselves to a myriad of activities. WLCT members monitor water quality along the Warren River and have constructed and monitor both a purple martin nesting array and an osprey platform on land trust properties. The organization is financed through membership dues, and currently has 80 members. “Our accomplishments depend entirely on the efforts and support of members, contributors, and volunteers,” Mike explains, adding that additional volunteers are always needed.


WLCT received the funds for this endowment after the nonprofit Warren Taxpayers for a Comprehensive Plan dissolved and opted to give its remaining assets to the Land Trust. “It was a no strings attached gift, but their preference was for us to establish an endowment with the funds. And, after debate and discussion, our board voted to establish this endowment,” Mike states. He continues, “The Rhode Island Foundation lends us considerable credibility and has a good track record of administering this type of fund. To have professional management take care of the fund was a no-brainer for us.”

“The Rhode Island

Foundation lends us

considerable credibility

and has a good track

record of administering

this type of fund.” – Mike Gerhardt


Board of Directors

Directors are listed in the order that they appear (from left to right).

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. Directors may serve up to two terms of five years each. p76

*As of 12/31/17

Back Row The Honorable Ernest C. Torres, Retired, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island Ann-Marie Harrington, Executive Vice President of Client Advancement and Marketing, RenPSG Michael Allio, President and CEO, Allio Associates, LLC Edward O. Handy, III, President and COO, The Washington Trust Company Frederick K. Butler, Retired, Vice President Business Ethics and Corporate Secretary, Textron Middle Row Jonathan D. Fain, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Teknor Apex Company

Meghan Hughes, Ph.D., President, Community College of Rhode Island Carrie Bridges Feliz, MPH, Director, Lifespan, Community Health Institute Front Row Neil D. Steinberg, Ex officio member, President & CEO, Rhode Island Foundation Mary F. Lovejoy, Vice President and Treasurer, Textron Marie J. Langlois, Chair, Retired, Managing Director, Washington Trust Investors G. Alan Kurose, MD, MBA, FACP, President and CEO, Coastal Medical Not Pictured Mary W.C. Daly, Retired, Managing Director, Royal Bank of Scotland

Current Staff Office of the President Neil D. Steinberg President & CEO Wendi DeClercq Executive Assistant Development James S. Sanzi, J.D. Senior Vice President of Development Nancy DaCosta Administrative Assistant Carol Golden Senior Philanthropic Advisor Aaron Guckian Development Officer Pamela Tesler Howitt Senior Philanthropic Advisor Daniel Kertzner Senior Philanthropic Advisor Strategy & Community Investments Jessica David Executive Vice President of Strategy and Community Investments Claudia Cornejo Administrative Assistant Katie Murray Director of Evaluation and Learning Lauren Paola Public Affairs & Special Projects Manager Grant Programs Jennifer Pereira Vice President of Grant Programs

Lisa DiMartino Strategic Initiative Officer

Donna Landy Senior Staff Accountant

Crystal Mayorga Administrative Assistant

Elena Williams Controller

Inés Merchán Grant Programs Officer

Technology & Operations Management

Donna Sowden Administrative Assistant

Kathleen Malin Vice President of Technology and Operations Management

Larry Warner Strategic Initiative Officer

Louis Capracotta, III Facilities Manager

Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence

Alison Jackson Data and Operations Manager

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

Elizabeth Lamoureux Special Grants and Reports Administrator

Keith Tavares Program Officer

Lisa Maddox Gifts and Operations Administrator

Communications & Marketing

Erendida Montes Grants Database Technician

Arianne Corrente Vice President of Communications and Marketing

Paula O’Brien Advised Grants Administrator

Chris Barnett Senior Communications Officer

Bryant Phillips Database Administrator

Jean E. Cohoon Senior Communications Officer

Kelly Riley Donor Services Administrator

Connie Grosch Digital Reporter

Diane Rodgers Administrative Assistant

Jamie E. Hull Communications Associate

Ian Ross Grants Database Coordinator

Shayne Purdue Events Coordinator

Joe Santos IT Technician


Karen Sylvia Gifts Administrator

Ricky Bogert Grant Programs Officer

Jennifer Reid Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Adrian C. Bonéy Grant Programs Officer

Raymond J. DeCosta Senior Staff Accountant

Human Resources Frank Cerilli Vice President of Human Resources

Carmen Diaz-Jusino Strategic Initiative Officer p77


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Our Funds

The following is a list of the component funds of the Rhode Island Foundation. To learn about creating your own charitable legacy, contact the development department at (401) 274-4564.


Funds established in 2017 are in green. Those in red have a story in this book. Donors who wish to remain anonymous are not listed.

Hugold and Berndt and Jane Anderson Fund (2001)

AAA Northeast Charitable Fund (2013)

Emily J. Anthony Fund (1931) (2)

AAA Northeast Scholarship Fund (2016)

Emily J. Anthony Fund (2011)

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

Chad Antoch Memorial Fund (1996)

Lorne A. Adrain Fund for Community Leadership (1997)

Aptaker Family Fund (2004)

Lorne A. Adrain Fund for Special Olympics (1998)

Aquidneck Island Fund (2003)

Mark G. Adrain Memorial Scholarship Fund (2014)

Aquidneck Land Trust Merritt Neighborhood Fund (2004)

AIA Rhode Island Includes: AIA Rhode Island / DF Pray Scholarship Fund (2014) and AIA Rhode Island Scholarship Fund (2014)

Ronald D. Araujo Memorial Scholarship Fund (2004)

Paul J. and Joyce T. Aicher Fund (2017)

Rhea Archambault Memorial Fund (1987)

Ross and Mary Aiello Fund (1979)

Artists Development Fund (1987)

Louise M. Aldrich Fund (1987)

Arts in Academics Fund (2004)

Louise M. Aldrich Fund (2006)

Asbury United Methodist Church Fund (1993)

Allen Family Fund (1994)

Hugh D. Auchincloss III Fund (2006)

Alice Hall Allen, Class of 1935 Scholarship Fund (2017)

Audubon Society of Rhode Island Endowment Fund (2015)

Alliance Franรงaise of Providence Endowment Fund (2016)

Karl Augenstein Memorial Fund (1989)

Allio Fund (2014)

Jim and Karin Aukerman Fund (2006)

Edward F. Almon Fund (2014)

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

Alperin Hirsch Family Fund (1995)

Avalon Fund (2008)

Mark and Kathleen Alperin Fund (1997)

Vaughn Avedisian Helping Hand Fund (2005)

Patty and Melvin G. Alperin Fund (1995)

Vaughn Avedisian Memorial Fund (2003)

Patty & Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship Fund (1998)

Avenue Public Art Fund (2014)

Amaral Family Scholarship Fund (2013) Amaranth of RI Diabetes Fund (2007) American Legion Stark-Parker Post #21 Fund (2005) Margaret A. Ames and Robert S. Ames Fund (1996) Anne W. Anderson Fund (1996) Edward R. Anderson CLU Scholarship Fund (1986) Hugold B. and Barbara A. Anderson Fund (1989)

James G. Angell Fund (1994)

Applegate Fund (2017)

James E. Arcaro Fund (1995)

Bach Organ Scholarship Fund (1985) Marion Brown Baker Fund (2002) Martha Cross Baker Fund (1960) Charles C. Balch Fund (1963) F. Remington Ballou Scholarship Fund (2003) Jennie M. Ballou Fund (1946) Hildred F. Bamforth Fund (1992)


Banigan Malm Fund (2017) Harold R. Bannister Fund (2011) Frederick H., William, & Frederick H. Banspach Memorial Fund (1997)

and Miriam C. Coleman 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) Frederick S. Blackall IV Fund (2017)

Edward J. and Gloria M. Barlow Fund (2017)

Blackall Fund (1986)

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

Patricia and Steele Blackall Fund (1986)

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

Blackburn Family Fund (2004)

Barrington Congregational Church Includes: Barrington Congregational Church Fund (1990) and Barrington Congregational Church Flex Fund (2017)

Alice W. Bliss Memorial Fund (1981)

Barrington District Nursing Association Fund (1989)

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

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

Victor & Gussie Baxt Fund (2006)

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

Beacon Brighter Tomorrows Fund (1998)

Block Island Fund (1994)

Sara G. Beckwith Fund (1990)

Block Island Medical Center Endowment Fund (2008)

Friends of Beechwood/North Kingstown Endowment Fund (2014)

Blount Fine Foods Fund (2014)

William Walter Batchelder Fund (1954)

Belmont Chapel Preservation Endowment Fund (2014)

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

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

Raymond J. and Brenda B. Bolster Community Fund (2005)

Frederick J. Benson Scholarship Fund (1975)

George H. Bond and Mary K. Bond Fund (2016)

Paul A. Berchielli Memorial Fund (2015)

Bonnet-Eymard Family Fund (2007)

Alvin Benjamin Berg Fund (2002)

Daniel R. Borah Fund (2005)

Zabel Yaghjian Berg Fund (2001)

Emilie Luiza Borda Charitable Fund (2008)

Bernadette and Douglas Bernon Charitable Fund (2010)

Borders Farm Endowment Fund (2004)

Berry Family Fund (1971)

Karen Borger Holocaust Education Fund (2017)

Thomas Beswick Fund (1960)

The Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center Includes: The Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center/ H. Alan & Ellie Frank Fund (2014); The Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center Fund (2015); Jewish Motorcyclists Alliance of The Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center Endowment Fund (2017); Fred, Gertrude and Henry Regensteiner Library Fund of The Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center (2017); and Touro Fraternal Association of The Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center Endowment Fund (2017)

Patricia A. Biasuzzi and John M. Biasuzzi Scholarship Fund (2017) Bisaccia-Naparstek Charitable Fund (2015) Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund (2007/2016) Includes: Morgan L. Stone Memorial Fund (2000); Edward C. and Audrey A. Clifton Fund for Black Philanthropy (2007); Linda H. and Charles C. Newton Fund for Black Philanthropy (2007); Walter R. Stone Fund for Black Philanthropy (2007); Dennis M. p82

Bosman Family Fund (2012)

Bosworth Fund (1999)

Bristol Children’s Home Fund (1967)

Edward M. Botelle Memorial Library Fund (1989)

Bristol Female Charitable Society Fund (2003)

Family of Eugene M. Boutiette Fund (1979)

Bristol Historical & Preservation Society Helene L. Tessler Fund (2009)

Michael A. Bova Memorial Scholarship Fund (2006) 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) 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)

Bristol Warren Education Foundation Endowment (2015) Olive C.P. Brittan Memorial Scholarship Fund (2001) 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) Fern Brown Memorial Fund (1995) Georgia A. Brown Fund (1991) H. Martin Brown Memorial Fund (1998) James P. Brown, Jr., and the Greta P. Brown Fund (1982) Jean Margaret Young Brown Fund (2006) Jeffrey A. and Barbara Horovitz Brown Fund (2004) Walter G. Brown Fund (1964) William Horace Brown Memorial Fund (2004) Bubba Fund (2009) C. Warren and Anne D. Bubier Fund (1989) C. Warren Bubier Fund (2001) Alfred Buckley Fund (1977) Helen H. Buckley Fund (2003)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick Fund (2017)

Marjorie W. and George B. Bullock, Jr. Fund (2001)

Mae L. Bradley Fund (2006)

David P. Bulman Memorial Scholarship Fund (2005)

Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island Fund (2014)

Bernard V. Buonanno Classical High School Fund (2010)

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

Dr. Alex M. Burgess Memorial Fund (1974)

Alma Brewster Fund (1978)

Burke Bryant Family Fund (2001)

Brickle Group Charitable Fund (2014)

Harriet M. Briggs Memorial Fund (1978)

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)

Brightman Hill Fund (2017)

James J. Burns and C. A. Haynes Scholarship Fund (1991)

Roberta H. Bridenbaugh Fund (1996)


Butler Family Fund (2017)

Florence P. Case Fund (1967)

Virginia B. Butler Fund (1978)

Grace D. and Lloyd A. Case Fund (2006)

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

Cataract Fire Company #2 Scholarship Fund (1974)

Edith T. Cabot Fund (1966)

Allison N. Cathro Fund (1997)

Jane Brownell Cady Fund (2002)

City of Central Falls Fund (2013)

John C. Cahill Memorial Fund (1997)

Elizabeth Z. Chace Fund (2016)

Rose M. Calandrelli Scholarship Fund (2017)

Margaret Chace Scholarship Fund (1999)

Ann Burton Cameron and Louise Cameron Hintze Fund (2012)

Charles V. Chapin Fellowship Fund (1968)

CANE Child Development Center Fund (2005)

Roger B. Chapman Scholarship Fund (2007)

Canepari Family Fund (2016)

Holly Charette Scholarship Fund (2007)

Friends of Canonchet Farm Endowment Fund (2013)

Chariho Community Innovative Projects Fund (2003)

Ruth A. Capron Fund (1991)

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

Anthony and Attilia E. Caran Fund (2007) Donald and Suzanne Carcieri Fund (1998) Patricia B. and Paul C. Carlson Fund (1994) Carpenter Fund (1927) (2)

Samuel M. Cate Fund (2001)

Chariho-Westerly Animal Rescue League Legacy Fund (2014) Anne Elizabeth Chase Fund (1976) Lillian Chason Memorial Fund (2010)

Arthur H. Carr Fund (2009)

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

Ginger, Sheba and Susie Carr Fund (2013)

Chemical Company Fund (2012)

Richard N. Carr Memorial Scholarship Fund (1996)

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

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

Samuel J. and Esther Chester Arts Fund (2013)

Richard N. and Beverly E. Carr Fund (2000)

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

Virginia Carson Memorial Scholarship (2009)

Child & Family – Townsend Planned Giving Fund (2015)

Marion M. Carstens Fund in Memory of Janice E. Mutty (2002)

Children’s Friend Fund (2014)

Charles H. Carswell Fund (1980) Carter Fund (2011)

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

Carter Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Innovation (2011)

Choquette Family Fund (1995)

Carter Spark Grants Fund (2013)

Carl W. Christiansen Scholarship Fund (1974)

Carter Roger Williams Initiative Fund (2015)

Howard P. Chudacoff and Nancy Fisher Chudacoff Fund (2017)

Carter Roger Williams Scholarship Fund (2017)

Church House Fund (1958)

John Carter III Fund (2017) p84

Montie G. and Catherine F. Ciarlo Memorial Scholarship Fund (2005)

Congdon Fund in Honor of The Congdon & Carpenter Company (1790-1987) (1969)

Antonio Cirino Memorial Fund (1987)

Conley Family Charitable Fund (2015)

Civic Leadership Fund (2011)

Ann F. and Robert B. Conner Fund (1995)

Harriet A. F. Claflin Fund (1990)

Conrad-Nestor Scholarship Fund (2008)

Arnold V. and Jane K. Clair Fund (1991)

Conservation Stewardship Collaborative Endowment (2007)

Gilbert J. Clappin, Jr. Memorial Fund (2005)

Constant Memorial Fund (1999)

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

Charles Nourse Cook and Mary C. Cook Fund (1938)

George P. Clark and Vera J. Clark Fund (1999) Clark Memorial Library Endowment Fund (1999) Clark-Lyon Fund (1990) Classical High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund (1991)

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)

Clean Competition Fund (2011)

Corning Glass Works Scholarship Fund (1974)

John & Lillian Clegg Charitable Fund (2017)

Camillo & Luigia Costello Family Scholarship Fund (2016)

Edward F. Clement Memorial Fund (1999)

Michael & Anita Costello Scholarship Fund (2016)

Clover Fund (2012)

Leroy P. Cox Trust (1992)

Barbara and Cary Coen Family Fund (2004)

Cox Charities Northeast Fund (2009)

Daniel Brian Cohen Scholarship Fund (2007)

Horace and Reverend E. Naomi Craig Scholarship Fund (2000)

Cohen-Toon Fund (2012)

Mary Lou Crandall Fund (2006)

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

Cranston Historical Society Endowment Fund (2013)

Arnold B. and Madelyn Collins Fund (2000)

Crossroads Rhode Island Includes: Howard G. Sutton Endowment for Crossroads Rhode Island (2011) and Anne Nolan Endowment for Crossroads Rhode Island (2015)

Charles A. Collis Fund (1991) 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) Congdon Fund for the Benefit of Grace Church in Providence (2003)

A. T. Cross Scholarship Fund (1987)

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


Helena Cullen and Anita Cinq-Mars Fund (2006)

David and Elaine DeSousa Family Fund (2006)

Cumberland Land Trust Greenways Endowment Fund (2008)

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

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)

Claudia and Mary Howe DeWolf Fund (1991) Olive B. DeWolf Fund in Memory of Paul Churchill DeWolf (1990)

Lillian Cumming Streetscape Fund (1988)

Jeremiah Dexter Family Fund (1998)

Curtin Family Fund (2003)

Dibble Memorial Fund (1990)

Robert W. and Mary W.C. (Polly) Daly Fund (2010)

Dr. Bruno DiClemente Scholarship Fund (2001)

Marquise d’Andigne Fund (1932)

Dimock Fund (2013)

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

Gabrielle Dinsmore Heart & Hope Fund (2017)

Viola M. Dascoli Fund (2010)

Gabrielle Dinsmore Fund in Support of the Pediatric Heart Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital (2017)

William N. and Dorothy Q. Davis Fund (2003)

Directors’ Fund (2000)

Walter L. and Edna N. Davol Fund (1993)

Iona Dobbins Art Fund (2000)

Walter L. and Edna N. Davol Fund (1988)

Iona Blake Dobbins Scholarship Fund for the Visual Arts (2013)

Edna N. Davol Fund (1989)

Doc Fund (2003)

DeAngelis Family Fund (1978)

Edgar M. Docherty Memorial Fund (2001)

John A. and Elsa J. DeAngelis Fund (2005)

Charles and Marilyn Doebler Fund (2004)

James Philip Deery Fund (1987)

James Donaldson Scholarship Fund (2014)

Margaret Deery Fund (1987)

Sylvia G. Donnelly Fund (1988)

Allene deKotzebue Fund (1953)

Dorcas Place Partners for Learning Fund (1999)

Anthony and Grace Del Vecchio Endowment Fund (2006)

Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island Fund (2015)

Delmonico Family Fund (2013)

Sgt. Maxwell R. Dorley Memorial Fund (2014)

Julius and Lena DelPapa Memorial Fund (2014)

Kenneth J. and Hannah E. Dorney Fund (2016)

Delta Dental of Rhode Island Fund (2005)

David Spalding Douglas Fund (1999)

Beatrice S. Demers Fund (2007)

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

Frieda Dengal Fund (2013)

Elizabeth M. Drapala Memorial Scholarship Fund (2002)

Giovanni deNicola & Dora DeAmicis Memorial Fund (2003)

Frosty Drew Nature Center Fund (1985)

Densmore Scholarship Fund (1993)

Gregory Dubuc Memorial Scholarship Fund (2008)

Thomas DePetrillo and Carol Keefe Fund (2013)

Sheila A. Duffy Fund (1997)

DeRabbanan Fund (1989)

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

Clementina DeRocco Memorial Fund (1985)

Edward Leon Duhamel Scholarship Fund (1991)


John Richard Duhamel Fund for Animals (2017)

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

Ali Dunn Packer Memorial Fund (2002)

Farnham Fund (1999)

Charles and Nancy Dunn Family Fund (2011)

Feibelman Family Fund (1988)

Dutch Island Lighthouse Endowment Fund (2011)

Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre Endowment Fund (2015)

East Greenwich Education Endowment Fund (2003)

Mark and Adela Felag Fund (2004)

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

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

J.D. Edsal Scholarship Fund (1981) Patricia W. Edwards Memorial Art Fund (1989) Nancy Band Ehrlich Fund for the Arts (2015) Henry P. & Priscilla B. Eldredge Fund (2004) (2) Priscilla B. & Henry P. Eldredge Fund (1990) Priscilla Bateson Eldredge ’40 - Middlebury College Fund (1997) Elmwood Church-Congregational Christian Fund (1955) Emmanuel Church Includes: Baum Fund for Emmanuel Church (2013) and Brown Fund for Emmanuel Church (2013) Embolden Charitable Fund (2012) Joy Spanabel Emery Endowment Fund (2016) English-Speaking Union Boston Branch Educational Endowment (2007) 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) ETCO, Inc. Fund (1988) Evangelista Family Fund (2000) Barry and Dr. Elaine Fain Fund (2014) Jonathan and Ruth Fain Fund (2017) Linda Fain Family Fund in Memory of Beatrice and Archie Fain (2001) Effie R. Fairley Fund (1992) Matthew J. Fandetti Memorial Fund (2002) John David Fanning Memorial Fund (1985)

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) John R. Fitton Memorial Fund (1988) Joanne Fitts Memorial Scholarship Fund (2017) Kevin A. Fitzgerald Memorial Scholarship Fund (1989) Mary L. Flanigan Fund (1987) James A. and Elizabeth K. Fletcher Fund (1993) 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) Sarah F. and Gerald J. Fogarty Fund (2006) Sarah Adams Fogg & Henry Meader Fogg Fund (1992) Lois Hamilton Fontaine Scholarship Fund of the Westerly College Club, Inc. (1997) Forer Family Fund (1999) Fort Adams Preservation Fund (2008) p87

Maria A. Forte-Tocco Scholarship Fund (2002)

Fund for Rhode Island (1916)

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

Thomas E. Furey Fund (2009)

Anne R. & Harold M. Foster Memorial Fund (2004) Foster Community Libraries Endowment Fund (2017) 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)

Stanley and Florence Gairloch Fund (1982) Bob and Wini Galkin Fund (2012) Herbert S. Galkin Memorial Scholarship Fund (2015) Ira S. and Anna Galkin Fund (1977) Madeline P. Gamble Fund (1987) Richard A. Gamelin, Jr. Memorial Fund (2003)

Miriam G. Frank Fund (2000)

Charles H. Gardiner Memorial Fund (2010)

Eva and Boris Frankfurt Fund (2008)

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

George R. Frankovich Scholarship Fund (1996)

Edna B. Gardner Fund (1981)

Mary Ethier Frappier Fund (2010)

Susan and Jim Garlington Fund (2014)

Alexander E. and Alice M. Fraser Fund (1972)

Guy and Ann Garofalo Family Fund (2004)

Aldo Freda Scholarship Fund (1997)

Edward and Jeannette Gatta Memorial Fund (2001)

Marion Baker Freeman Fund (1963)

Diane D. Geaber Memorial Fund (2011)

Mimi and Peter Freeman Fund (2003)

Dominic Gencarelli Family Trust Fund (1988)

Robert E. Freeman Downcity Fund (1992)

Peter and Melinda Gerard & Loti Falk Family Fund (2006)

Friday Charitable Fund (2017)

Nancy H. Gewirtz Fund for The Economic Progress Institute (2005)

Fredric C. Friedman/Sheryl A. Jacobson Fund (2009) Fruit Hill Women’s Clubs Scholarship Fund (1982) Albert H. Fuchs Trust (1995) Ellen R. Fuglister Fund (1991)

GFWC Women’s Club of South County Scholarship Fund (2000) Richard and Vera Gierke Family Fund (2005) Gilbert Charitable Fund (2015)

Fund for Arts and Culture (2011)

Lottie G., William E., and Ruth M. Gilmore Memorial Fund (1981)

Fund for Children and Families (2011)

Eric Ginsberg Memorial Scholarship Fund (2009)

Fund for Economic Security (2015)

Girls Friendly Society of Rhode Island Fund (1987)

Fund for Education (2010)

Richard J. Gladney Charitable Endowment Fund (2004)

Fund for the Environment (2011)

Gladys Fund (2002)

Fund for Grace Church (1980)

Glass Family Fund (2006)

Fund for Greater Providence YMCA (2003)

Don C. Glassie Synergy Fund (2017)

Fund for a Healthy Rhode Island (2008)

Roger O. Glaude Memorial Fund (2009)

Fund for Housing (2011)

Glocester Heritage Society Endowment Fund (2008)


Robert H. I. Goddard Fund (1994)

Greenhalgh Charitable Fund (1971)

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

Gregson Foundation (2002)

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

Gregson Fund (1975)

Darius Lee Goff and Paula Dodge Goff Fund (1981)

Greta and Mac Fund (2015)

Carleton Goff Fund (1999)

Griffiths Family Fund (1999)

Newell D. Goff Fund (2013)

William Grimshaw Fund (2002)

David M. Golden Memorial Fund (1999)

Christine T. Grinavic Adventurer’s Fund (2007)

Golden Einhorn Family Fund (1999) Golden Tishman Family Fund (2003)

Groden Center Includes: Groden Center Fund (2011) and Considine Family Fund at the Groden Center (2012)

Leon and Barbara Goldstein Fund (2006)

Bessie Grossman Memorial Fund (1966)

Henry Gonsalves Family Fund (1999)

Helen E. and Stanley H. Grossman Fund (2014)

Susan F. Gonsalves Charitable Fund (2010)

Herschel and Suzanne Grossman Fund for Assisting Immigrants (1995)

Professor and Mrs. Elliot R. Goodman Fund (1991) Cynthia C. Goodwin Memorial Fund (1976) Gordon School Includes: Gordon Fund (1996) and Peter Kaplan Memorial Fund for Gordon School (1996) Charles Goss Memorial Fund (1995) Lisa Lofland Gould Native Plant Program Fund (2007) Goulet Family Fund (2003) Richard C. and Ellen M. Gower Fund (2012) George Graboys Leadership Fund (2008) Lois W. and George Graboys Family Fund (2008) Grace Fellowship Church Memorial Fund (2007) Gracie Annabelle and Ariane Fund (2002) Gracie Annabelle and Sam Fund (2002 Barbi N. Gracie Fund (1994)

Rosa Anne Grosvenor Fund (1942) Gudoian Family Fund (2005) Madeline Guida Memorial Fund (2007) Lynn M. Gunzberg Fund (2002) 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)

Grandparents Guild Fund (1987)

Carolyn B. Haffenreffer Endowment Fund for the Providence Preservation Society (1986)

Doris Green Fund (2005)

Haffenreffer Seaconnet Point Fund I (1988)

Annie Aylsworth Greene Fund (1967)

Haffenreffer Seaconnet Point Fund II (1988)

Greene Cemetery Fund (1989)

Arnold H. Hahn, Jr. Memorial Fund (2005)

Nancy Carolyn Greene Endowment Fund (2007)

Mary Kimball Hail Fund (2004)


Thomas B. and Virginia Ann Haire Memorial Fund (1991)

Healing Ribbons Fund (2004)

Haire Family Fund (2003)

Hebert Family Fund (2015)

Hale House Endowment Fund (2011)

Henry Heffernan Fund (1998)

Halkyard Family Fund (2000)

William H. Heisler III Fund (2014)

Lawrence L. Hall Fund (1996)

Milton S. Heller Charitable Fund (2009)

Almon and Suzanne Hall Family Fund (2015)

Lucille A. Moore Hennessey Fund (2002)

Chester W. Ham Memorial Fund (2008)

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

Hamilton House Endowment Fund (2014)

Heritage Harbor Foundation Fund (2015)

William S. Hamilton Fund (2005)

Herreshoff Marine Museum Endowment Fund (2013)

Hemingway Hamlin Fund (1993)

Frank T. and Isabelle Oram Hertell Fund (1971)

Hemingway Hamlin Family Fund (1993)

Hevey-O’Rourke Scholarship Fund (2014)

Raleigh Alexis Hamlin Fund (2004)

Higgins Family Fund (2010)

Roland Hammond Fund (1979)

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

Ralph E. Hanson Fund (2013) Percy A. Harden Fund (1953) Alice M. Harkin Nursing Scholarship Fund (2014) Rachel R. Harper and Philip R. Harper Fund (2000) Maegan Harpool Memorial Fund (2009) Harriet Kean Harrington Fund (1998) Ernest A. Harris Memorial Fund (1999) Dr. Daniel S. and Dorothy J. Harrop Fund (2008) Louise Hartwell Fund (1978) Harvard Business School Association of Southeastern New England (HBSA-SNE) Fund (2002)

Hinckley, Allen and Snyder Fund (2003) Louise C. Hintze Fund (2012) Hope L. and David M. Hirsch Fund (2010) Barry and Kathleen Hittner Fund (2002) Andrew R. Hoban Memorial Scholarship Fund (2004) Gilbert and Olga Hoffman Fund (2006) Louise A. Hoge Fund in Memory of Wallace W. Hoge (1990) Honey Buzz Fund (2013) Ann Hood Fund for Creative Writing (2006) Edith R. Hood Fund (1968)

Harvey Family Fund (2014)

Hope Alzheimer’s Center Endowment Fund (2005)

Warren and Elizabeth Haskell Memorial Fund (1984)

Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island Includes: Norman A. DesLauriers Memorial Fund (1993) and Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island Endowment Fund (1993)

Elizabeth Haskell Fund (1984) Danielle and Michael Haxton Family Fund (2006) Alice D. Hayes Fund (2008)

Herbert E. Hopkins Fund (1980) (2)

Caroline Hazard Fund (1977)

Hopkinton Land Trust Conservation Stewardship Endowment (2008)

Peyton R. Hazard Fund (1964)

Albert E. Horton Fund (1968)

Thomas P. Hazard Fund (1982)

Hough Family Fund (2007)


Florrimon Howe Trusts (1992)

Island Free Library Endowment Fund (2003)

Anne King Howe Fund (1963)

Israel-Frumson Family Fund (2005)

Cornelia Howell Fund in Memory of Helen Howell & Fred A. Otis (1989) (2)

Harry Itchkawich Memorial Scholarship Fund (1998)

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) John and Carol Howland Family Fund (2003) Peter Howland Family Fund (2003) Howland Swan Fund (2006) Katharine F. Hubbard and Josephine H. Williams Fund (1959) Buell W. Hudson Memorial Fund (1979) Hudson Family Fund (2001) Paul W. Hunger Memorial Fund (2000) Dorothy H.W. Hunt Fund (1971)

J & K Gratitude Fund (2017) 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)

Harrison Barrows Huntoon Fund (1991)

Jamestown Philomenian Library Includes: Jamestown Philomenian Library Endowment Fund (1996) and Jamestown Philomenian Library Capital Expenditure Fund (2004)

Phyllis Huston Fund (2005)

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

Emanuel Iacoletti and Harriet K. Iacoletti Fund (2003)

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

Dorothy H.W. Hunt-Clarence H. Philbrick Fund (1971)

Immigrants Benevolent Fund (2015) Mikko Luke, Gerald Matthew, and Delight Lewis Immonen Fund (2014)

Nancy W. Jencks Fund (2016) Mary M. Jennings Fund (1996)

Imperial 718 Fund (2013)

Anna E. Johnson Fund (1978)

Fanny T. Ingalls Fund (1973)

Elizabeth Arnold Johnson Historic Trust Fund (2001)

George A. & Evelyn M. Ingleby Fund (1995)

Elizabeth J. Johnson Pawtucket History Research Center Fund (2013)

Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence Fund (2008) Interfaith Health Care Ministries/The Reverend Dr. Duane F. Parker Endowment Fund (1998)

Kathryn Johnson Fund (2014) Kathryn Johnson Jazz Scholarship Fund (2014)

International House of Rhode Island - Rooke Fund (2008)

Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fund (2003)

Joyce Ioanes Mental Health Memorial Fund (2007)

Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund (2003)

David C. Isenberg Family Fund (2007)

Victoria Johnson Scholarship Fund (2011)

Amanda & Jeremy Isenberg Family Fund (2016)

Johnston Lions Armand Muto Scholarship Fund (1985) p91

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)

Martin Luther King Scholarship Endowment Fund (2001) King Solomon #11 Fund (2013) Susan Coggeshall King Fund (2017) 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)

Varoujan and V. Rose Karentz Scholarship Fund (2013)

Paul and Nancy Klotz Community Fund (2004)

Karibian Family Fund (2000)

Paul and Nancy Klotz Fund (1979)

Richard Katzoff Fund (1990)

KLR/Brian A. Altomari Memorial Fund (2017)

Stephen M. Kaufman Memorial Fund (1999)

Susie Brown Kochhan Memorial Music Fund (1999)

John H. and Alberta C. Kazanjian Fund (2003)

Korean War Memorial Fund (2004)

Lester B. and Linda D. Keats Fund (1991)

Alfred and Mary Kosowski Fund (2013)

Peter M. Keefe Junior Golf Memorial Fund (2002)

Krause Family Fund (1994)

Sr. Ann Keefe / CityArts Creativity and Social Justice Fund (2015)

Katherine Bryer Krueger Fund (1991)

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)

Hans L. Kuster Fund (2012) Ladies Auxiliary of the Bristol Volunteer Fire Department Fund (1982) A. Lloyd Lagerquist Fund (2003) Bruce Lang Good Government Fund of RI (2006) Langevin Family Trust (1990) Marie J. Langlois and John F. Loerke Fund (2011) Harold A. Lanphear Fund (1977)

Kiernan-Fallon Fund (1993)

Ella M. Lapham Fund (1933)

Jennie M. Kiernan Fund (1984)

Alice W. Larchar Fund (1981)

Mari Killilea Memorial Scholarship Fund (1988)

Laurans Fund (1979)

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

Isabelle Lawrence Fund (1992)

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

Mary B. Lawrence Fund (2010)

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

Lawrence, Allen, Singleteary Scholarship Fund (2008)

Judith Alperin King and Timothy King Fund (2000)

Le Foyer Endowment Fund (2015)


Hon. Justice Victoria Santopietro Lederberg Classical High School Scholarship Fund (2017) 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) Letcher Family Fund (2008) Irving M. and Pauline L. Leven Fund (2001) David R. Levesque Fund (2017) Irving H. Levin Fund (2007) Frederick N. and Carol J. Levinger Fund (2003) Dan Levinson RI Fund (2014) Sarah and Harold Libby Scholarship Fund of the Chopin Club (2011)

Mary Ann Lippitt Memorial Fund (2007) Lewis P. and Edna D. Lipsitt Fund (2013) Arthur B. and Martha B. Lisle Fund (1968) Judith M. & Henry M. Litchman Fund (2012) Judith M. & Henry M. Litchman Fund (2014) Little Compton Playground Fund (1988) Little Compton United Congregational Church Fund (1981) 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)

Mario M. Libutti Memorial Fund (2008)

George W. Lothrop Fund (1970)

LIFEcycle Endowment Fund (2012)

Lovett Fund (1979)

Alice Gertrude Lothrop Lincoln Fund (1959)

Michael F. Lovett Scholarship Fund (1994)

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); Lincoln School Celeste Cooper ‘64 Endowment (2016); Lincoln School Joseph R. and Jeffrey R. Paolino Fund (2017); and Lincoln School Scholarship Bequest Fund (2017)

Edgar J. Lownes Memorial Fund (1958)

Marjorie H. and Clinton J. Lind Memorial Fund (2001)

Tori Lyle Fund (2017)

Linden Place Endowment Fund (2003)

Paul D. Lynch Scholarship Fund (2013)

Frederick Lippitt Memorial Fund (2006)

Maria Lyssikatos Scholarship Fund (2007)

Frederick Lippitt Endowment for the Woonasquatucket River Watershed (2005)

Cynthia M. Macarchuk Donor Advised Fund (2008)

Lippitt Hill Tutorial Founders Fund (1988) Lucy Lippitt Fund (1961)

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)

Mary K. and Norman A. MacColl Fund (1967) MacColl Benevolent Fund (1973) Commander Michael MacDonald Fund (1982) p93

Ronald K. and Kati C. Machtley Fund (2007)

Maurania/Rainbow Fund (2013)

MacKeen Family Fund (2014)

Edmund and Janet Mauro Button Hole Scholarship Fund (2004)

William M. and Louise Barr Mackenzie Fund (1975)

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

Kathy and Brian MacLean Fund (2014) N. Douglas MacLeod Fund (2009)

Cheryl Smith Mayhew Westerly High School Athletic Scholarship (2005)

James and Jean Schofield Madden Family Fund (2000)

Maxwell Mays Audubon Society Fund (2010)

Sally Wing Madeira Memorial Fund (1988)

Marian S. McAuslan & Frederic T. McAuslan Endowment Fund (2006)

Virginia T. Madeira Fund (1982) Elizabeth Ann Magee Memorial Fund (1964)

Charles E. and Agnes J. McCarthy Memorial Scholarship Fund (2008)

MaGown-Roberts Endowment Fund (1999)

Arthur McCartney Fund (1965)

Make Someone Smile Fund (2016)

McCleary Family Fund (2015)

Michael M. Makokian Fund (2017)

Dorothy S. McCluskey Fund (2016)

Mark P. Malkovich III Memorial Fund (2010)

McConnell Family Fund (2010)

Gustaf T. Malmstead Fund (1996)

Ted McConnon Scholarship Fund (1999)

Bhikhaji Maneckji Fund (2013)

McCulloch Fields at St. Andrew’s Farm Fund (2017)

Michael Marcogliese Scholarship Fund (1989)

Dorothy R. McCulloch Fund (2015)

Ron Margolin and W. Lynn McKinney Scholarship Fund for GLTQ Youth (2011)

Mary E. McCulloch Fund (1989)

Ruth and Samuel Markoff Fund (2013)

Norman E. and Dorothy R. McCulloch Fund (1994)

Alita C. Marks Endowment Fund (2005)

Norman E. McCulloch, Jr. and Dorothy Rooke McCulloch Fund for St. John’s Church (2008)

John and Sheila Martin Professional Development Fund (2015)

Gloria McDonald Fund (1996)

Martland Selby Bell Choir Fund (2002)

Gloria McDonald Fund for St. Mary’s Church (2003)

Mary A. Mason Fund (1971)

Liz and Jack McDonald Fund (2010)

Stanley H. Mason Fund (1979)

J. Irving McDowell Fund (1995)

Master Gardener Foundation of Rhode Island Endowment Fund (2012)

Joseph T. and Rose P. McHale Fund (1988)

Matouk Family Fund (2013) Rose Grinnell Matteson Audubon Society of RI Fund (2008)

Thomas P. and Katherine A. McHale Fund (1990) Anna Louise McInerney Fund (1982)

Rose Grinnell Matteson Fund (1966)

Reverend Harry W. McIntire/Washington Oaks Youth Fund (2004)

Rose Grinnell Matteson/Exeter Fund (1990)

H. Stanford McLeod Fund (1993)

Duncan H. and Louise Safe Mauran Fund (1986)

McQue Fund (2005)

Estise Mauran Museum Concerts Fund (2016)

Bishop Russell J. McVinney Fund for the Poor (1988)


Jeanne Marie Mehmed Fund (2013)

Moore Fund (1998) (2)

Gladys and Raymond W. Mellor Fund (1983)

Moore Family Arts and Education Fund (2015)

Gladys W. and Raymond W. Mellor Fund (1987)

Nicholas C. and Allison M. Moore Fund (2017)

Joseph B. Merrick Fund (1987)

Nora Wood Moore Memorial Scholarship Fund (2004)

Della Fusco Merrill Memorial Fund (2013)

Alice L. Moran Fund (1956)

Merrylegs Fund (1988)

Mary Morello Fund (2006)

Alice Butts Metcalf Fund (1945)

Brian Moretti Scholarship Fund (2014)

Louisa D. Sharpe Metcalf Fund (1959)

Russell Morin Fine Catering Fund (2012)

Jesse H. Metcalf Fund (1916)

Al Morro Classical Varsity Club Scholarship Fund (1965)

Michael P. Metcalf Legacy Fund (2016)

Al Morro Fund for Academic and Athletic Excellence (1986)

Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Fund (1989)

Al Morro Awards Fund (1997)

Jeremy David Metnick Fund (1998)

Judy Morse Scholarship Fund (1990)

Gary Metz Fellowship for Photography Fund (2014)

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

Terry A. Meyer Fund (2014)

Rev. Phyllis Morse Memorial Fund (1992)

Friends of the Middletown Public Library Endowment Fund (2003)

Stanley T. and Grace W. Moskwa Fund (1999)

Migliori-Cattabriga Fund (2017) Dr. Eric Bradley Miller Fund (2009) John Manchester Miller Fund (1998) Larry Mills Memorial Fund (2014) Jean Smith Mills Memorial Fund (2006) Arthur and Martha Milot Fund (1990) Arthur and Martha Milot Fund for Community Preparatory School (2015) Arthur & Martha Milot Fund for Kingston Chamber Music Festival (2017) Mitchell Family Fund (1985) Dorothy Carol Mitchell Charitable Fund (2014) Robert D. and Mary G. Mitchell Fund (2009) MJSA Education Foundation Scholarship Fund (1989) Nasra and Abdullah Mogayzel and Sons Fund (2007) J. Harold Monroe, Jr. Scholarship Fund (1993) Heidi Keller Moon Fund (2001)

Mount Hope Farm Endowment Fund (2007) James C. Muldowney Fund (2016) Mullaney Fund (1997) Mullen Family Fund (2001) Lila K. Mullins Fund (2015) Murphy Family Fund (2014) John and Grace Murphy Fund for Youth (2009) Major Jeremiah P. Murphy Scholarship Fund (2006) Murray Family Prize for Community Enrichment (2016) Catherine T. Murray Scholarship Fund (1994) J. Terrence Murray Fund (2004) Thomas J. Murray Memorial Fund (2015) Musica Dolce Endowment Fund (2006) Colin Myers Memorial Fund (2004) Emma L. Myrick Memorial Fund (1938) John C. Myrick Fund (1997)


Nadler Family Fund (2013)

Alice Newton Fund (1984)

Narragansett Public Library Endowment Fund (1996)

Irene Nicholas Fund (2007)

Narrow River Preservation Association Includes: Narrow River Preservation 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)

William Nicholas Scholarship Fund (1999)

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)

Norman Bird Sanctuary Support Fund (2010)

Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island Fund (2016)

North Smithfield Ambulance and Rescue Association Fund (2003)

Dorothy D. Nelle Fund (1994)

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

Jane S. Nelson Fund (1994)

Emily Nicholson Fund (1997) Emily Nicholson Designated Fund (2014) Gordon D. Noonan Memorial Scholarship Fund (2014)

North Kingstown Free Library Includes: North Kingstown Free Library Corporation Fund (1996) and North Kingstown Free Library Corporation Second Century Fund (2008) North Providence High School Scholarship Fund (2010)

Bernard and Doris Nemtzow Fund (2007)

Christine A. Nowak Fund for the Blackstone Valley Historical Society (2012)

Bernard and Doris Nemtzow Fund (2013)

Bob and Terry Nugent Family Foundation (1992)

Jeraline N. Nerney Fund (2001)

Robert C. Nyman Fund (1997)

New England Wireless and Steam Museum Fund (2000)

Virginia W. Nyman Fund (2005)

New Urban Arts Endowment Fund (2017)

Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church Living Memorial Fund (1987)

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)

Ocean State Job Lot Trinity Resident Artist Charitable Fund (2017) Joan M. and John J. O’Connor Jr. Fund (2013) Marian G. O’Donnell Fund (1977)

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

OHM Collection Fund (2017)

Selma and Arthur Newman Fund (2000)

Oliver Fund (2008)

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)

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)

Newport Harbor Corporation Fund (1983)

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island Veterans Endowment Fund (2016)

Newport Public Library Endowment Fund (2004)

Ophelia Fund (2004)

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

Walter M. Oppenheim Fund (1998)


Mary and Pat O’Regan Fund (1992)

Art Pelosi Fund (1993)

Charlotte Orlowski-Eicher Memorial Fund (2005)

Charlotte I. Penn Fund (1993)

Bernard and Henrietta O’Rourke Scholarship Fund (2008)

Pennfield School Endowment Fund (2014)

Richard and Sandra Oster Charitable Fund (2009)

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

Joseph O’Neill Ott Fund (1994)

Annie T. Perrin Fund (1956)

Emily H. Paine Fund (1977)

Donald I. Perry Fund (1996)

Jewel R. Paley Fund (2014)

Thomas and Katherine B. Perry Fund (2011)

Julius and Jesse Richmond Palmer Fund (1968)

Theresa Rossi Petrella College Fund (2017)

Mary V. Palmer Memorial Fund (1970)

Petroleum Trust Fund (1964)

Marc C. Paradis Memorial Fund (2017)

Esther S. Phillips Fund (1987)

Nellie G. Parent Fund (1966)

Rick Phipps Memorial Fund (2004)

Roland Paris Fund (2015)

Nicholas Everett & Ann O. Picchione Fund (1995)

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

Pickard Family Fund (2007)

Phebe Parker Fund (1959)

Vernon and Mary Pierce Fund (2013)

R. Elizabeth Parker Fund (2006)

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

Madeline V. Parks Fund (1961)

Maria E. Pinheiro Memorial Scholarship Fund (2004)

Parris Family Fund (2001)

William ‘Billy’ Pityer Memorial Scholarship Fund (1999)

Partnership Foundation Fund (2001)

Albert R. Plant Fund (1958)

Patton Family Fund (1983)

Pocassetlands Stewardship Fund (2007)

Bessie D. Paul Fund (1981)

Ponaganset Education Foundation Fund (2007)

Pawtucket East High School Class of ’42 Scholarship Fund (1987)

Barbara J. Pond Fund (2007)

Pawtucket East High School Class of ’48 Scholarship Fund (1993) Pawtucket Public Library Includes: Friends of the Pawtucket Public Library Endowment Fund (2011) and Friends of the Pawtucket Public Library Flexible Endowment Fund (2011) Pawtuxet Valley Preservation and Historical Society Fund (2010) Peace Dale Museum of 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) Pearlman Charitable Fund (2017) Carol Pellegrino Scholarship Fund (1999)

Franklin H. Pond Family Fund (2007) Franklin H. Pond Fund (2006) Lawrence Poole, Jr. Scholarship Fund (2004) Pope John XXIII Chair in Ecumenical Theology Fund (1988) Porter Braden Fund (2017) Frances L. Macartney Porter Fund (2011) Stevenson Brown Porter Fund (2011) Potter Family Fund (2004) Charles A. Potter Fund (1975) (2) Earlene and Albert Potter Scholarship Fund (2001)


Mary LeMoine Potter Fund (1940)

Providence Female Charitable Society Fund (2016)

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

Providence High School Scholarship Fund (1922)

Roger E. Potter Fund (1995) Thomas A. Potter Fund (2004) 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) Preserving Pawtucket Fund (2017)

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)

Preston Family Fund (2002)

Providence Shelter for Colored Children Endowment Fund (2016)

proAbility Fund (2015)

Providence Singers Wachner Fund for New Music (2006)

Providence Animal Rescue League’s Harry L. Doran Endowment Fund (2016)

Providence Technical High School Athletic Field Scholarship (1940)

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)

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

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) p98

Helen Walker Raleigh Animal Fund (2006) 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) Raleigh-Providence Tree Care Trust Fund (1998) Rallis Conover Fund (2005) Raponi Funds Includes: Elueterio, Anna, and Mary Raponi Memorial Fund (2009); Ralph and Letty Raponi Fund (2010); Frank J. Raponi Memorial Fund (2013); Ralph, Letty and Anthony Raponi Fund (2015); Frank A. Spino Memorial Fund (2016); Letty A. (Spino) Raponi Memorial Fund (2017); Ralph and Letty Raponi Charitable Fund (2017); and Ralph and Letty Raponi Tribute Fund (2017) 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)

Rhode Island School for the Deaf/John Spellman Scholarship Fund (1989)

Lindsay T. Reed Fund for the East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA (2009)

Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants Philanthropy Fund (2012)

Alice M. Remington Scholarship Fund (1984)

Rhode Island Supreme Court Historical Society Fund (1998)

Barbara Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Fund (2001)

Rhode Island Tree Council Fund (2001)

Madeline Reynolds Memorial Fund (1969)

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

Rhode Island Advertising Club Fund (1979) Rhode Island Arts Fund (1985) Rhode Island Association of Former Legislators Scholarship Fund (1996)

RIBA/Dagata Scholarship Fund (1997) Ricci Family Fund (2011) Eileen Julie and Brittany Jaye Richardson Memorial Fund (2005)

Rhode Island Association for Justice Endowment Fund (2011)

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

Rhode Island Charities Trust (1991)

John M. Richmond Fund (1953)

Rhode Island Commission on Women/Freda H. Goldman Education Awards Fund (1997)

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

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)

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)

Rhode Island 4-H Club Foundation Memorial Fund (2013)

Martha Rieg Fund (2012)

Rhode Island Foundation Employee Fund (1993)

Marcia and Robert Riesman Fund (1997)

Rhode Island Free Clinic Endowment (2017)

RIGHA Foundation Fund (2010)

Rhode Island Historical Society Endowment Fund (2016)

Right Charitable Fund (2015)

Rhode Island Legal Services Endowment Fund (2006)

Harry Vandall Rigner Memorial Fund (1979)

Rhode Island Meals on Wheels Memorial Fund (1981)

Henry and Jan Rines Fund (1998)

Rhode Island Medical Society Medical Purpose Fund (1966)

RISE Conservation Fund (1997)

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

Jeanne Risica Fund for Art Education (2011)

Rhode Island PBS Scholarship Fund (2017) 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)

Ernest and Mary A. Ritchie Memorial Fund (1995) Paula M. Rivard Memorial Fund (2005) Jennifer Rivera Memorial Fund (2015) Riverwood Endowment Fund (2005)

Rhode Island Rose Award Fund (1985)

Gwennie Anne Robbins Memorial Fund (1994)

Rhode Island Scholarship Assistance Fund (2007)

Dr. Robert F. Roberti Fund (1992) Roberts Family Fund (2017) p99

Colonel Lee Walton and Xenia Roberts Memorial Fund (2013)

Saul B. Saila Fellowship Fund (2007)

Robin Hill Fund (2013)

Saint Cabrini Fund (2004)

Elizabeth Robinson Fund (1959)

Saint Elizabeth Community Fund for Quality Eldercare in RI (2017)

Selma Pilavin Robinson Endowment Fund (1992) Robinson-Kenney Fund (2015) Familia Rodriguez Fund (2002) Alice Williams Roe-Grenier Fund (2015) Roger Williams Baptist Church Endowment Fund (2012) Roger Williams Chair in Thomistic Philosophy Fund (1988) Roger Williams Park Fund (2015)

S. Stephen’s Church Music Fund (1999) Friends of Sakonnet Lighthouse Fund (1985) Marissa Salabert Memorial Scholarship Fund (2014) Norton E. Salk Scholarship Fund (2008) Salten Weingrod Family Fund (2007) Andrew & Frances Salvadore Scholarship Fund (1989)

Roger Williams Park Zoo Endowment Fund (1986)

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

Friends of Rogers Free Library Endowment Fund (2009)

Samaritans Fund (2006)

Friends of Rogers Free Library Children’s Endowment Fund (1987)

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

Rogers High School Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund (2011) Rose and Aaron Roitman Fund (1982) Aaron Roitman Fund for Chamber Music (1982) Rooks Family Fund (2015) Herman H. Rose Civic, Cultural and Media Access Fund (1986) Rosenberg and Kohorn Fund (2001) Rougas-Quinn Family Fund (2006) Edward J. and Virginia M. Routhier Fund (2002) Edward J. and Virginia M. Routhier Nursing Faculty Endowment Fund (2003) Edward J. and Virginia M. Routhier Nursing Scholarship Fund (2003)

Juanita Sanchez Community Fund (1992) Bridget Sanetti Memorial Scholarship Fund (2003) Sapinsley Family Foundation (1970) Nancy Sarah Fund for Women (2006) Francis B. Sargent MD Fund (1995) Sargent Rehabilitation Center Fund (2016) Jacqueline Gage Sarles Memorial Fund (1968) Clare Sartori and Art Stein Fund (2012) Deputy Assistant Chief Anthony V. Sauro Award Endowment Fund (1991) Savage and Luther Family Fund (1998)

Cheryl A. Ruggiero Scholarship Fund (2004)

George and Naomi Sawyer Memorial Fund (1991)

Ruggiero/Reinhardt Family Fund (2009)

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

Ruhl Family Fund (2004)

Dr. Edmund A. Sayer Fund (1987)

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

Minna Schachter Fund (2008)

Tom Russell Scholarship Fund (1989)

Willard and Marjorie Scheibe Designated Fund (2009)

Rykat Fund (2013)

Willard and Marjorie Scheibe Nursing Scholarship Fund (2010)

George M. and Barbara H. Sage Fund (2007)

Cantor Schneider Memorial Scholarship Fund (2014)


Ron Schoepfer Memorial Fund (2010)

Shippee Family Fund (2006)

Fannie M. Schrack Fund (1928)

Leonard J. Sholes Fund (2008)

Marilyn Swan Miller Schultz Fund (2014)

Shramek Fund (2005)

Mary and Michael Schwartz Fund (1999)

Ilon Sillman/Sara Andrews Endowment Fund (1997)

Schwechheimer Family Charitable Fund (2015)

Silver Family Fund (2001)

Scituate Scholarship Fund (2012)

Silver-Haspel Family Fund (2012)

Scone Fund (2017)

Milton J. Silverman Endowment Fund (1993)

Roger G. Scott Memorial Fund (1996)

Simchi-Levi Charitable Fund (2007)

R. Gordon and Patricia C. Scott Fund (2008)

Aline J. Simoens Memorial Fund (1994)

MaryAnn Scott Charitable Fund (2013)

Peter H. Simoens Memorial Fund (1994)

Gertrude P. Scruggs Memorial Fund (1999)

Godfrey B. Simonds Memorial Fund (1926)

Seaberg-Sleicher Memorial Fund (2007)

Walter Simpson Fund (1966)

Benjamin Seabury Fund (1954)

Sinclair Family Fund (2014)

Otto and Gertrude K. Seidner Fund (1987)

Elizabeth Hope Singsen and Edward L. Singsen Fund (1982)

Anthony J. Serio Scholarship Fund (2010)

Theodore R. Sizer Fund for Education Reform (1998)

Lance Corporal Matthew K. Serio Football Scholarship Fund (2005)

Abby M.B. Slade Memorial Fund (1960)

Serra Family Scholarship Fund (2017) Serve Rhode Island Fund for the Volunteer Center of RI (2005)

Florence M. Smart Fund (1976) Eugenia Smetisko Fund (2002) Charles Morris and Ruth H. T. Smith Fund (2001)

Neil and Jean Severance Family Fund (2007)

Dorothy Hackney Smith Fund (1980)

Dr. Sarkis M. and Mrs. Mary A. Shaghalian Fund (2011)

Ellen and Harry Smith Fund (2010)

Doctors Shapiro and Nager Pets in Need Fund (2017)

Eric and Peggy Smith Family Fund (2001)

Eve Widgoff Shapiro Fund (2003)

George E. Smith Fund (1964)

Ellen D. Sharpe Fund (1954)

Jack & Patricia Smith Fund (2002)

Mary Elizabeth Sharpe Providence Neighborhood Planting Program Fund (1988)

John W. Smith Fund (1981)

William H. Sheehan Memorial Fund (1999) Amelia Daggett Sheffield Fund (2011) Phebe McAlpine Shepard Fund in Memory of John Shepard II, Edward B. and Phebe W. McAlpine (1986) Edwin F. Sherman Fund (1972) Alfred Sherrard Fund (2006)

Nathaniel W. and Mabel C. Smith Fund (2007) Friends of Smithfield Rotary Scholarship Fund (2004) Smith’s Castle Fund (1998) Dianne B. Snyder Memorial Fund (2002) Socio-Economic Development Center for Southeast Asians Endowment Fund (2001) Sock/Myers Memorial Fund (2016) p101

Sojourner House Endowment Fund (2015)

Station Nightclub Fire Children’s Scholarship Fund (2004)

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

Henry A. Stearns Fund (1977)

Harold B. Soloveitzik/American Association of University Women Fund (1992) Harold B. Soloveitzik Fund (1986) Sophia Academy Endowment Fund (2017) Lewis D. Sorrentino Fund (2004) Lily and Catello Sorrentino Memorial Scholarship Fund (1978) Edith B. Soule Fund (1999) South County Ambulance and Rescue Corps Fund (2002) South County Art Association Includes: South County Art Association Founder’s Fund (2016) and South County Art Association Fund (2016)

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) Steinberg-Shao Family Fund (2008) Doris Gademan Stephens Mariposa Scholarship Fund (2014) 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)

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)

Stone Bridge Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship Fund (1991)

South County Habitat for Humanity Endowment Fund (2012)

Sylvia Street Fund in Memory of Ruth Ely (1981)

South County Museum Includes: South County Museum Endowment Fund (1996) and South County Museum Rhode Island Red Endowment Fund (2004)

John O. Strom, MD Memorial Fund (2008)

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) Spartina Fund (2007) Mary C. Speare Charitable Fund (2017) James L. Spears Charitable Fund (2005) St. Martin’s Church Endowed Pledges Fund (2015) St. Mary Academy-Bay View Endowment Fund (2015) Madeline Standish Fund (2010) Staples Family Fund (1986) Dennis E. Stark and Robert F. Amarantes Fund (2000) Starkweather & Shepley Charitable Fund (2010)


Henry A. Street Fund (1956)

William J. and Judith D. Struck Fund (2005) Sturges Fund for Grace Church (2008) Suglia Family Fund (2016) Sullivan Family Fund (1996) Alice Sullivan Memorial Fund (2004) Daniel and Kathleen Sullivan Fund (2012) Thomas F. Sullivan Memorial Fund (2007) Bruce and Marjorie Sundlun Scholarship Fund (1990) Kim and Howard Sutton Fund (2015) Helen E. Swanson Fund (2003) Jeffrey L. Swanson Memorial Scholarship (2016) Miss Swinburne Fund (2002) 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) Taylor Strong Charitable Fund (2017) Michael E. Tellier Scholarship Fund (2004) Temple Habonim Includes: Temple Habonim Endowment Fund (2013); Temple Habonim – Pollock Fund (2016); and Temple Habonim – Zelkind Fund (2016)

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 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); Barbara Meek Memorial Fund (2016); Heidi Keller Moon Fund for Project Discovery (2017); and The Project Discovery Endowment Fund (2017) Raymond H. Trott Scholarship Fund (1980)

Test Fund (2013)

Troy Fund (1979)

Rupert C. Thompson Fund (1987) (2)

Barbara M. Tufts Memorial Fund (2002)

Hope L. Thornton Fund (2001)

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

Thorp Family Scholarship Fund (2006)

UBS Rhode Island Fund (2004)

Tides Family Services Endowment Fund (2017)

United Builders Supply Company, Inc. Fund (1980)

James E. Tiernan Memorial Fund (2005)

United Italian American Inc. Scholarship Fund (2008)

Albert Harris Tillinghast Fund (1949)

Clinton and Mary Tompkinson Memorial Fund (2010)

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)

Peter and Sunny Toulmin Fund (1986)

United Welfare Committee Fund (1982)

Lilly C. Tow Fund (2015)

Universal Homes, Inc. Fund (1978)

Geraldine Tower Education Fund (2002)

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)

Tiverton Land Trust Fund (2000) Tiverton Library Endowment Fund (2017)

Town Dock Charitable Fund (2017) Christopher Townsend-Child and Family Services of Newport County Fund (2007)

Anne Utter Fund for the Performing Arts (2006)

Christopher Townsend-Newport Public Library Fund (2007)

Jessie G. Valleau Fund (1967)

Agnes Meade Tramonti Memorial Scholarship Fund (1998)

Valley Breeze Scholarship Fund (2017) Valley Resources Fund in honor of Charles Goss, Eleanor McMahon, & Melvin Alperin (1993) Willard Boulette Van Houten and Margaret Lippiatt Van Houten Fund (1991)


Louis J. Van Orden Fund (1990)

Kevin B. Walsh Memorial Scholarship Fund (2005)

Margaret Hanley Van Orden Fund (2007)

Lily Walsh Fund (2001)

Margaret Hanley Van Orden Scholarship Fund (2007)

M. Martha Walsh Fund (1997)

Dr. Stanley Van Wagner Memorial Scholarship Fund (1987)

Alice Ward Fund (1991)

Richard Vangermeersch Fund (2013)

Alice Ward Fund (1993)

Doctor Domenic A. Vavala Charitable Fund (2006)

Julia P. Ward Fund (1966)

Dominique Velociter Founder’s Endowment Fund (2014)

Marjorie A. Ward Fund (2005)

Venard Fund (1988)

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

Veterans Memorial Auditorium Endowment Fund (2014)

Simon W. Wardwell Fund (1978)

William A. Viall Fund (1939)

Warren Heritage Endowment Fund (2017)

Scott F. Viera Memorial Fund (2017)

Warren Land Conservation Trust Endowment Fund (2017)

Anthony F. Vincent Fund (2015)

Lucy M. Warren Fund (1947)

Vinny Animal Welfare Fund (2009)

Robert W. Warren Fund (1989)

Alice Viola Fund (1998)

Warwick Public Library Endowment Fund (1999)

Vogel, Califano, Dimase, Iannuccilli Fund (2001)

Washington County Veterans Council Endowment Fund (2013)

Nondas Hurst Voll Fund (2006)

Water Works 4 Women Fund (2002)

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

Martha W. Watt Fund (1973)

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) Mattie A. Walcott Fund (1999) John and Mary Wall Fund for Grace Church (1990) John and Mary Wall Fund for Rhode Island Hospital (2010) John and Mary Wall Fund for the Rhode Island Historical Society (2010) John and Mary Wall Fund for the United Way (1985)


Wax-Cali Philanthropic Fund (2015) Webb Moscovitch Family Fund (2005) Genevieve C. Weeks Fund (2002) Genevieve C. Weeks Fund for the United Way (2002) Hans C. and Anna Weimar Fund (1995) Dawn, Gregg, and Leland Weingeroff Animal Fund (2005) Jeremy S. and Edith B. Weinstein Family Fund (2013) Robert and Vicki Weisman Family Fund (2012) Howard S. and Elaine S. Weiss Fund (1991) Herbert J. Wells Fund (1970) Harold B. Werner Fund (2008) Harold B. Werner Scholarship Fund (2009) Westerly Cancer Fund (2006) Westerly Education Endowment Fund (2001)

Westerly Hospital Auxiliary Fund (1992)

Mabel M. Woodward Fund (1946)

Westerly Lions Club Scholarship Fund (2005)

Mabel M. Woodward Fund (1963)

Westerly Senior Citizens Center Endowment Fund (2014)

Marilynne Graboys Wool Scholarship Fund (2000)

Westminster Senior Center Fund (1994)

Work Urquhart Charitable Fund (2012)

Westminster Unitarian Church Fund (1998)

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

Wexler Family Fund in Memory of Edmund, William, Rose, & Benjamin Wexler (1980)

Kit Wright Fund for Jamestown (1979)

Miriam Weyker Thanatological Fund (1989) Mark Wheeler Scholarship Fund (2017) Erskine N. White, Jr. and Eileen L. White Fund (1995) Erskine N. White, Jr. and Eileen Lutz White Fund (2017) 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)

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) Carol Hudson Young Fund (2015) 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)

Leonarda S. Winiarski Fund (2005)

YWCA Rhode Island Includes: YWCA of Northern Rhode Island Endowment Fund (1990) and YWCA Rhode Island Gini Duarte Memorial Scholarship Fund (2012)

Gertrude L. Wolf “Class of 1902” Fund (1987)

Eunice and Rubin Zeidman Fund (2015)

Ruth and W. Irving Wolf, Jr. Family Fund (2005)

Laura Mason Zeisler Fund (1997)

Women Ending Hunger Fund (2006)

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

Winthrop B. Wilson Family Fund (2010)

Women’s Fund of Rhode Island (2000) Helen Wood Memorial Fund for Langworthy Public Library (2009) Wood Memorial Scholarship Fund (2010)

Coleman B. Zimmerman Memorial Fund (1993) Zitella Gallo Fund (2003) Kimberly and John Zwetchkenbaum Family Fund (2007)

Mrs. Kenneth F. Wood Fund (1935) Woodcock Charitable Fund (2000) Michael J. Woods Fund (2009)


Supporting Organizations Subsidiary public charities benefiting from the Foundation’s community knowledge and professional philanthropic services.

Gian Brosco*

Downcity Partnership Inc. (2000)

James Buttrick

Haffenreffer Family Fund (1987)

Steve J. Caminis

June Rockwell Levy Foundation (2011)

Paul C. and Patricia B. Carlson

Rhode Island Charities Trust (1991)

Richard F. Carolan

Westerly Higher Education and Job Skills Center (2015)

Robert J. and Mary Ann Greer Chase

Jane Ann Brown Jeffrey A. Brown and Barbara Horovitz Brown

Paul and Elizabeth Choquette 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. Members listed as of 12/31/17.

Howard P. and Nancy Fisher Chudacoff The Honorable David N. Cicilline Marcia Clayton and William A. Maloney John W. and Lillian Clegg

Anonymous (55)

Sidney Clifford Jr.

Michael and Roberta Hazen Aaronson

Reverend and Mrs. Thomas Conboy, Jr.

Noreen Ackerman

Robert B. and Ann F. Conner

William and Amabel Allen

Gib and Diane Conover

William R. and Marlies H. Allen

Sheila Cooley, Esq. and Mark J. Fagan, MD

Patty and Melvin Alperin

Timothy Corr

Berndt W. Anderson

Michael Costello*

Judith L. Anderson and Marcia Blair

Marianna L. Crawford*

Peri Ann Aptaker and Robert A. Lieberman

Michael and Kelly Cummings

Jason E. Archambault

Anthony and Christine D’Acchioli

Stephen P. Archambault

Christine E. Dahlin

Barbara and Doug Ashby

Joanne M. Daly

James and Karin Aukerman

Peter S. and Anne Damon

Marilyn Baker

Sophie F. Danforth

Michael and Wendy Baker

Bill and Tracy Daugherty

Gloria Barlow*

Karen A. Davie and Garrison A. Hull*

Robert L.G. and Ruth L. Batchelor

John C. Davis

Patricia A. and John M. Biasuzzi*

Helen Deines

Milton C. and Julia Bickford

Anthony and Grace Del Vecchio

Susan Marsh Blackburn

Charles Denby II, M.D.

Raymond and Brenda Bolster, II

John G. and Elizabeth A. De Primo

David E. and Kara K. Borah

James DeRentis

Robert E. and Ann M. Borah

David and Elaine DeSousa

Ellen Borden

Donna L. Dexter

Karen S. Borger

Yanny and Dianna DiFebbo

Ruud and Laurie Bosman

Giampiero and Leslie P. DiManna

Sandra C. Bristol-Irvine

Stan Dimock


Dorothy F. Donnelly, Ph.D.

Carol Golden and Stuart Einhorn

David G. Doran, Jr.

Lillian Golden

Maura A. Dowling

Eleanor J. Goldstein

David A. Duffy

Susan F. Gonsalves

John R. Duhamel*

Donna Marie Goodrich

Neil G. Dunay and R. Darrell McIntire

Geoffrey Gordon

Wayne K. and Bernice C. Durfee

Maureen Gordon-Johanson

John L. Dyer

Robert J. Gormley

Marilyn G. Eanet

Gary and Charleen Gosselin

Michael G. Ehrlich, MD

Richard and Ellen Gower

Violet and Frank Eklof

George and Lois Graboys

Joy Spanabel Emery

Joya Weld Granbery-Hoyt

Catherine English

Mary Grinavic

Linda Fain

Suzanne Oringel Goldman Grossman

Donald and Maia Farish

Hope R. Gustafson

Stephen Feinstein

Kathleen Hagan

Steven R. Fera and Kathe A. Jaret

John E. and Janet S. Hall

Sanford M. and Beverly A. Fern

Ann-Marie Harrington

Heather and Ronald Florence

David F. Haskell and Karen R. Haskell

Diane Fogarty

Donald P. Hayden

Sarah F. Fogarty

Karin and Angus Hebb

Dennis W. Forget

Tim and Kim Hebert

Robert H. Forrest

Eric and Sarah Hertfelder

James A. and Beverly A. Forte

Leona Hetu

Robert and Wendy Fournier*

David and Carol Hevey

Becky and Charlie Francis

Patricia Hinkley

Mary Frappier

Larry J. Hirsch

Mr. and Mrs. Peter B. Freeman

Justin and Linda Holden*

Richard and Joanne Friday*

Elizabeth Holochwost

Fredric C. Friedman, Ed.D.

Lynne Hoppin-Fazzi

Thomas E. Furey

Kinnaird Howland

Jane Fusco

Phyllis M. Huston

Thomas and Leslie Gardner

Lise Iwon

Susan Garlington

Elaine Jacques

Peter and Judy Garreffi

C. Peter Jencks

Vera I. Gierke

Mary M. Jennings

Arlene Golden Gilbert

Elaine Jewer

Richard J. Gladney

Carl G. and Kathryn A. Johnson

Dennis Glass and Tanya Trinkaus Glass

Victoria Johnson

Richard M.C. Glenn III and Mary Goodyear Glenn

V. Rolf Johnson p107

Betty Anne Johnston

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Milot

Constance B.E. and Richard B. Jordan

Dorothy Carol Mitchell

Kevin E. Jordan, Ph.D.

Edward G. and Susan L. Montagna

Simone P. Joyaux and Tom Ahern

Heidi Keller Moon

Stephanie Tower Keating

Sandra Moyer

William and Dione Kenyon

Ruth K. Mullen

Henry P. Kniskern

Arthur Murphy

Harold J. Kushner

Dr. Martin C. Nager and Dr. Denise Shapiro

The Honorable James R. Langevin

Jane S. Nelson

Sally Lapides

Bernard and Doris Nemtzow

Mr. and Mrs. Scott B. Laurans

Robert C. Nyman

Patricia Lawlor, Ph.D.

Judith Oliveira

Margaret Nussbaum Lederer and Bertram M. Lederer

Ruth Oppenheim

Margaret Goddard Leeson

Chad Orlowski and Carol Masson

Dorothy Leonard

Robert and Lidia Oster

Stephen V. and Bettina H. Letcher

Sandra Oster

Constance Lima

Joseph W. Pailthorpe

Sylvia Long

Elizabeth S. Palter, Ph.D.

Carolyn G. Longolucco

Thomas G. and Mary E. Parris

Dr. Deirdre V. Lovecky

Robert Pella

Griselda Lyman and Duncan White

Ruth and Leonard Perfido

James and Diane Lynch

Carol A. Peterson

Brian and Kathleen MacLean

W. E. Phillips

William and Susan Macy

Richard and Margaret Philpott*

Eunice Malkasian

Michael Pierce*

Bhikhaji M. Maneckji

Wells M. Pile and Marguerite Ofria Pile

Barbara Margolis

Angelo R. Pizzi, Jr.

Alita C. Marks

Richard and Patricia Plotkin

Robert and Deborah Marro

Garry and Virginia Plunkett

Louise S. Mauran Groton

Mary Ann Podolak

Scott McAskill*

Loretta R. and Lawrence Poole, Sr.

Gail E. McCann and Stanley Lukasiewicz

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred K. Potter, II

Norman E. and Dorothy R. McCulloch

Robert H. and Rebecca A. Preston

Linda McGoldrick

Joanne Quinn*

Kathleen McKeough

Paul and Tina Racine

William Lynn McKinney and Ronald D. Margolin

Robert and Melisa Radoccia

Cornelia M. McSheehy

Donna-Jean Rainville

Debra Meunier

Anthony J. Raponi

Terry A. Meyer*

Ralph and Letty Raponi

Gladys Miller

Walter Reed


P.E. Gay and Leslie Alan Regenbogen

Neil Steinberg and Eugenia Shao

Nicholas E. and Rebecca Reynolds

Cynthia Stewart Reed

Russell and Carla Ricci

Ronald G. Stevens and Patricia E. Moore

Derwent Jean Riding

William J. and Judith D. Struck

Robert A. and Marcia S. Riesman

Cornelia B. Sturgis*

John and Liliana Risica

Peter A. and Janice W. Sullivan

James R. Risko

James K. Sunshine

Frederick and June Rockefeller

Meredith P. Swan

Pablo and Diane Rodriguez

Donna Sweeney

Herman H. Rose

Judith Taton

Barbara A. Rosen

Yarrow Moon Livingston Thorne

Geraldine J. Roszkowski

Harle Tinney

John Rotondo, Jr.

Nancy E. Tripp

The Honorable Deborah Ruggiero

Denise Tucker

Janice M. Ruggieri and Kathy S. Lerner*

Doris M. Tucker

Josephine Ruggiero and Helmut Reinhardt

Janice Berchielli Tunney

Janet Marie Ryan

Robert B. and Virginia R. Urquhart

Sanford and Marian Sachs

Richard Vangermeersch

Donna and Michael M. Scalzi III

Doctor Domenic A. Vavala

Albert M. and Ilse I. Schaler

Victoria Veh*

Barry and Elizabeth Schiller

Deborah A. Venator

Kenneth and Sheryl Schongold

David and Doreen Verity*

Paul and Barbara Schurman

Arlene Violet

Michael E. and Mary Schwartz

Judith P. and Thomas W. Walsh

MaryAnn Scott

Jeremy S. and Edith B. Weinstein

Arthur J. Sepe, Jr.

Howard S. and Elaine S. Weiss

Edwin F. and Martha Sherman, Jr.

Edward W. Whelan

Cheryl Silva-Feeney

Nancy T. Whit

Marjorie Simmons

Rob and Susan Wilson

Kathleen A. Simons

Edith B. Wislocki

Robert and Cynthia Sinclair

James J. and Lynn Ann Wojtyto

George and M. Patricia Sisson

Kenneth and Dorothy Woodcock

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

Carol Hudson Young

Eric R. C. and Margaret H. Smith

Peter and Patricia Young

Mary Ann Sorrentino

Laura Mason Zeisler

Raymond Soucy and Nancy Thompson

Professor Stanley Zimmering

Lillian Sparfven James L. Spears

*New member

Dennis E. Stark Linda A. Steere and Edward R. DiLuglio p109


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Special initiatives Total Grants and Expenses Adjustment for funds held as agency endowments Change in Unrestricted Net Assets TEMPORARILY RESTRICTED:








Jean Cohoon Arianne Corrente Connie Grosch

Frank Cerilli Wendi DeClercq Jamie Hull Alison Jackson Kelly Riley


Meridian Printing

Rhode Island Foundation 2017 Annual Report  

Lead. Transform. Inspire. Together. Throughout 2017, we were inspired by generous donors committed to improving the lives of Rhode Islanders...

Rhode Island Foundation 2017 Annual Report  

Lead. Transform. Inspire. Together. Throughout 2017, we were inspired by generous donors committed to improving the lives of Rhode Islanders...