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2019 SUPPORTERS 2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

HONORARY CHAIRS

Touba Ghadessi, PhD, Chair

Senator Jack Reed Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

Julie Nora, PhD, Vice Chair Jean Patiky, Secretary Gina McDonald, CPA, Treasurer

2019 STAFF

Joan Abrams

Elizabeth Francis Executive Director

Kenny Alston Reenie Barrow Phoebe Bean, MLS Tiffini Bowers Winifred Brownell, PhD C. Alexander Chiulli, Esq. Elaine B. Fain, MD Michael R. Fein, PhD Froma Harrop Kenneth C. Newman James P. Riley Rebecca R. Riley

Logan Hinderliter Associate Director, Grants & Partnerships

IMAGES & CREDITS We are grateful for the generous support of our donors, funders, and sponsors. Gifts and grants expand the impact of the humanities and build on the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities — putting the humanities into action in Rhode Island’s communities. Thank you for making this work possible.

Our thanks to Matthew Ferrara Photography, Cat Laine, and all of our grantees who have contributed photographs. UNLADYLIKE2020 artwork by Amelie Chabannes.

Publication design by: design-agency.org

Rachael Jeffers Development & Communications Officer

INDIVIDUALS $100 & over

Cat Laine Program Coordinator Scott Raker Operations Officer

John Simmonds Jonathan Stevens Don E. Wineberg

Y A T S Join us in deepening and broadening access to history, culture, scholarship, and education to enrich and improve the lives of all Rhode Islanders.

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D E T EC

PARTICIPATE Attend a humanities event near you or apply for a grant to support your next public humanities project.

ADVOCATE Show your support for the humanities by telling elected leaders the humanities matter. Write a letter, sign a petition, or share your story.

CELEBRATE Join us for the annual Celebration of the Humanities in October to mark National Arts & Humanities Month.

DONATE Make a gift to strengthen cultural, historical, and civic engagement throughout the state.

Visit rihumanities.org to learn more and join our mailing list. facebook.com/ rihumanities @rihumanities @rihumanities

Joan & Richard Abrams * Dominique Alfandre & Thomas Palmer Kenny Alston Nancy Anderson Anonymous (2) Mary-Kim Arnold & Matthew Derby Reenie Barrow Phoebe Bean Rebecca Bertrand Christina Bevilacqua Phoebe Blake & Peter McClure Debbie Block & Bill Harley Roger Blumberg & Cristina Mitchell David Booth & Jane Garnett Michael Bordonaro Jennifer Borman Tiffini Bowers Matt Brown & Marisa Angell Brown Winifred Brownell, PhD Thomas & Antonia Bryson Erica Busillo-Adams Ed Cabral & Tripp Evans Emilya Cachapero Joseph Caprara Nancy & Ralf Carriuolo Shannon Carroll Betsy Cazden

Alex Chiulli Shawn Anthony Christian, PhD Edward & Audrey Clifton Peter Cohen Abigail Congdon Harold J. Cook Melanie & Stephen Coon Benjamin Cray & Karen Markin Joan Dagle Lewis & Betty Dana Denise Dangremond Carol DeBoer-Langworthy Jane A. Desforges Morgan Devlin Dana Dillon Diane M. Disney Elizabeth Gale Eaton in honor of Winifred Brownell Sandra Enos Tony Estrella Barnaby Evans Elaine & Barry Fain * Maia Farish Michael Fein Peony Fhagen Ronald & Heather Florence Stephanie Fortunato Elizabeth Francis Wayne Franklin Blake Funston & Rufus Chen Funston Touba Ghadessi & John Richard Susan Gibbs Elizabeth Glatzer Karen Gray Froma Harrop * Susan Hibbitt Bill & Mary Hollinshead Marjorie Houston & Brad Bibeau Kevin Hundley Polly Hutcheson & George Rice Irving & Carol Schneider Polly & Dave Jeffers in honor of Rachael Jeffers

Rachael Jeffers Leslie Jones Dan Kahn Edward N. Kaufman Daniel Kertzner Kate & Howard Kilguss * Douglas Kohler Rick & Laura Kowal Dennise Kowalczyk Paula M. Krebs & Claire Buck Rosalind E. Ladd Cat Laine & Peter Haas Jane Lancaster, PhD Marie Langlois & John Loerke Joanne Leary Francis J. Leazes, Jr Robert Lee Rebecca Leuchak & William S. Monroe Judy Barrett Litoff, PhD Steve Lubar & Lisa Theorle Arthur Thomas Marcello Betsy Marcotte & Lloyd Feinberg Milly Massey Jack & Sara McConnell * Gina McDonald W. Brett & Johanna McKenzie Miriam McRobb Gero Meyersiek Eugene B. Mihaly Maureen & Tom Moakley Adrienne Morris & Stewart Martin Ken Newman Julie Nora Ken Orenstein Mary Lee Partington Jean & Mark Patiky Christopher T. H. Pell Taylor Polites Kurt A. Raaflaub Scott Raker Bovone Ratsapho Maureen T. Reddy, PhD & Douglas Best Nelson Rego

Elaine P. Reynolds in memory of John Herrick Jeffers Sarah B. Richardson & Craig Richardson * James P. Riley Jeannette E. Riley & Kathleen M. Torrens Rebecca R. Riley * Tom Roberts Bettina Rounds & Bob Bonadies Noel Rubinton & Amy Cohen Rubinton Rep. Deborah Ruggiero Cathy Saunders Suzanne Scanlan Daniel Schleifer Mary L. Schwartz Rich & Jane Schweinsburg Robert Sharples & Debbie Tursini-Sharples Deming & Jane Sherman Daniel Siegel John Simmonds Gretchen Dow Simpson Susan Smulyan Lane Sparkman Lorén Spears Josh Stenger & Shannon Dolan Jonathan Stevens Marjorie Lee Sundlun * Maureen Taylor Jennifer Vincent Rose Weaver, PhD Jessica & Aaron Weinstein Rosalind Weir Miriam Weizenbaum & David Heckman Fox Wetle John & Elizabeth White & Family * Tamara Wickramasinghe Ryder & Anne Windham Don & Kitty Wineberg * Kate Wodehouse Scott Wolf & Joyce Krabach Ed & Linda Wood Patricia A. Woods

Connie Worthington & Terry Tullis Josephine & Harrison M. Wright Joanna Ziegler

ORGANIZATIONS $100 & over Aaronson Lavoie Streitfeld Diaz & Co. Adler Pollock & Sheehan, PC Allegra Marketing Print Mail – Providence The Avery Bank Newport Brown University Bryant University Candy Adriance & Yankee Travel, Inc. Cause & Effect, Inc. Citizens Bank Citrin Cooperman City of Central Falls

City of Pawtucket Deluca & Weizenbaum, Ltd. E.F. Bishop Group FirstWorks Goat Hill for Writers Hasbro, Inc. Historic New England Johnson & Wales University Lila Delman Real Estate LLB Architects MetLife New Media Film Festival Paris Muse Educational Travel Office of the Secretary of State Paul Cuffee School Pawtucket Credit Union The Preservation Society of Newport County Preserve Rhode Island The Providence Athenaeum Providence City Council Providence Community Health Centers

Providence Preservation Society Rhode Island College Rhode Island PBS Foundation Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Roberta and Willard Block Charitable Fund Roger Williams University South County Tourism Council Tanury Industries Teatro ECAS Trinity Repertory Company University of Rhode Island Van Liew Trust Company Wheaton College Joyce & George Wein Foundation Weisberg Family Foundation

GRANTS

The Council gratefully acknowledges the support of: Governor’s Workforce Board Herman H. Rose Media Culture Access Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Rhode Island Foundation

For gifts under $100, visit: rihumanities.org Gifts of $1,000 & over Pell Circle Donors *

THE POWER OF PHILANTHROPY Strengthening democracy and enriching culture through the RI Arts & Culture Research Fellowship

“In this role I am particularly concerned with representation and the organic nature of the growth of arts and culture. Looking at the arts and culture landscape in Rhode Island is like much of Rhode Island life: new stories bring you to new people, who in turn have their own stories, and everyone is connected.” — Janaya Kizzie, RI Arts & Culture Research Fellow Funded by Yarrow Thorne, the RI Arts & Culture Research Fellowship enhances Rhode Island’s reputation as a creative destination, connects our arts and cultural communities, and catalyzes education. Learn more: rihumanities.org/program/ri-arts-and-culture-research-fellowship 2019 ANNUAL REPORT


MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The 2019 annual report of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities maps the power of the humanities to engage new dimensions of culture, interpret the past in dynamic, provocative ways, and connect with the places we live, work, and visit. I am inspired by the vision and passion of those who carried out programs and projects supported by grants from the Humanities Council, the leaders recognized at the Celebration of the Humanities, and the Council’s partners and collaborators. Our grants, partnerships, and initiatives are designed to innovate new and bold approaches to the humanities, amplify voices that need to be heard, and take on civic challenges through knowledge, questions, reflection, and action. We do not do this alone, but rather through a dynamic mosaic of support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, individuals who devote their philanthropy to the humanities, as well as businesses, foundations, and organizations that recognize the value of the humanities for a strong democracy and rich culture. With gratitude,

The support of donors and partners strengthens the Council’s ability to support more humanities projects and programs and to develop partnerships that reach more people, provide resources for educators, and enhance the cultural ecosystem.

FY19 Revenue: $875,413 78% NEH 16% Gifts, Sponsorships & Program Income 6% Foundation Grants

FY19 Expenses

65% of our annual spending directly supported grants and programs. 44% Programs 21% Grantmaking 15% Fundraising

Elizabeth Francis Executive Director

20% Management

HUMANITIES BY AND FOR ALL RHODE ISLANDERS Council grants, partnerships, and initiatives touched the lives of tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders — sparking thoughtful community exchange, building audiences, innovating new methods, and creating knowledge to strengthen our democracy and enrich culture.

PUBLIC PROJECT GRANTS COMMUNITY MUSICWORKS — $11,000 to Traces FIRSTWORKS — $8,250 to Raise Your Voice: “Outsider” Perspectives and Performance GENERATION CITIZEN — $11,000 to Improved Civics Education for English Language Learners

Community Engagement by the Numbers 13,400+ people attended 71 grantee events in 14 different cities and towns Grant Awards Council Partnerships Council Events

CELEBRATION OF THE HUMANITIES

The 2019 Celebration recognized lifetime and creative achievement, innovation, and scholarship by extraordinary leaders and raised vital funds for the Council. Our theme, IMAGINE, inspired awards highlighting philanthropic legacies that support arts and culture, encouragement of young people to understand and value heritage, the creation of dynamic new uses for historic sites, and cultural leadership that illuminates injustice and creates change. THE WHITE FAMILY Honorary Chairs’ Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities SILAPHONE NHONGVONGSOUTHY

Tom Roberts Prize for Creative Achievement in the Humanities

EDIBLE SCHOOLYARD AT GREEN ANIMALS TOPIARY GARDEN Innovation in the Humanities Award JOE WILSON, JR Public Humanities Scholar Award rihumanities.org/get-involved/celebrate

The Council awarded $175,700 to 34 grant projects in support of public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement across the state. MAJOR GRANT AWARDS

Grantee Events

300+ GUEST S

2019 GRANT RECIPIENTS

1,209 Followers (^ 18%)

 2,744 Followers (^ 20.5%)

—Charlotte Mangin, UNLADYLIKE2020 Creator, Series Producer, and Director

CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT DOCUMENTARY — $5,000 to Blood and Watershed: The Scituate Reservoir

TEATRO ECAS — $2,000 to “Por el Amor a la Tierra” – Latinx Humanities Forum en Providence

RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING SYSTEM — $11,000 to The Missing Season: Race and Community in Rhode Island’s Golden Age of Baseball

UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND — $2,000 to Public Memory, Place, and Belonging on Block Island

NEW URBAN ARTS — $12,000 to Art Inquiry: The Immigrant Story

ARTS IN COMMON — $2,000 to Bristol Bookfest 2020

PROVIDENCE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM — $10,230 to Cultural Connection at the Providence Children’s Museum

EAST PROVIDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY — $600 to “Good on the Inside:” The Children of Incarcerated Parents GEAR PRODUCTIONS — $2,000 to Knowing Home INDIA ASSOCIATION OF RHODE ISLAND — $2,000 to Youth Engagement for Cultural Expansion INTERNATIONAL TENNIS HALL OF FAME — $2,000 to In Your Court: Black Tennis and Social Justice Then and Now

RHODE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY — $10,465 to EnCompass: A Digital Archive of Rhode Island History

PAWTUCKET SCHOOL DEPARTMENT – GOFF MIDDLE SCHOOL — $1,100 to Generation Citizen 2019

STATE HOUSE RESTORATION SOCIETY — $5,000 to A State House of the Future

THE PROVIDENCE ATHENAEUM — $2,000 to Ravenous: The Enduring Legacy of Poe

WARWICK CENTER FOR THE ARTS — $5,000 to Public Educational Exhibit Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment

PROVIDENCE BIENNIAL FOR CONTEMPORARY ART — $2,000 to ReSeeding the City: Ethnobotany in the Urban

In 2019, the Council deepened its commitment to strengthening civil society through its diverse partnerships — encouraging cultural participation, sparking connection, and contributing to quality of place and economic vitality in Rhode Island.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE GREENHOUSE — $2,000 to Collective Memories: Mount Hope, Planning a Digital Archive

TOURO SYNAGOGUE FOUNDATION — $2,000 to New Perspectives on the History of Touro Synagogue

MINI GRANT AWARDS

PARTNERSHIPS & INITIATIVES

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE — $2,000 to Anna and Ahana – A Contemporary Adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper

FUTURO MEDIA GROUP — $11,910 to UNLADYLIKE2020: Sissieretta Jones and Annie Smith Peck

GRANTS TO ORGANIZATIONS

PUSHED LEARNING AND MEDIA — $12,000 to Curriculum Implementation and Long-Term Curricular Design in Rhode Island Public Schools

“The Council has been a thought partner, guide, connector, and supporter in the most generous and sincerest of ways.”

DOCUMENTARY FILM GRANTS

NEWPORTFILM — $8,250 to newportFILM OUTDOORS 2019

PROVIDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY — $6,895 to Within a Lifetime: Immigration and the Changing City

3,271 Followers (^ 4%)

THE WILBURY THEATRE GROUP — $12,000 to The Olneyville Expo: A Chautauqua-Style Celebration of Olneyville Past, Present, and Future

(Press)ed Podcast

Citizens and Journalists Confront the Fractured Media Landscape A podcast about the media, fake news, and the future of our democracy, (Press)ed deepens the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. All six episodes are online or available from your podcast platform: rihumanities.org/program/programs-pressed-podcast-series Partner: The Public’s Radio

WARREN PRESERVATION SOCIETY — $2,000 to Sowams Heritage Area Site Visit Support WOMEN’S FUND OF RHODE ISLAND — $2,000 to RADical Women 2020

RI Expansion Arts Program

Rhode Island’s Diversity Is a Civic Strength This program offers funding and organizational assistance to communitybased diverse cultural organizations. The Expansion Arts grantees for 2019 – 2021 are: ECOArts USA; Korean-American Association of Rhode Island; Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading Committee; and Sankofa Community Connection. For the first time in 2018 – 2019, RIEAP provided seed grants for intercultural projects. Partners: The Rhode Island Foundation and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

GRANTS TO INDIVIDUALS SHAI AFSAI — $2,000 to “Serviceable to People in all Religions” – American Religious Liberty, the Art of Virtue, and Judaism JOEY DEFRANCESCO — $2,000 to Rethinking the Gaspee Affair DANIEL DENVIR — $2,000 to Slavery’s Hinterlands

36,000 USERS

VIRGINIA THOMAS — $2,000 to The LGBTQ Oral History Project of Providence and Rhode Island

Rhode Tour

Connecting Civic Engagement to the Richness of the Past On this app and website, 30 digital tours tell stories that bring Rhode Island history to life. These vivid and compelling stories address topics such as public service, the complexities of race and cultural heritage, and the history of urban development. New tours include: Taverns to Temperance, Hidden Portraits at Brown, Memorable Beaches, Providence’s Vacant Spaces, and Music and Dancing at the Queen of Resorts. Partners: Brown University’s Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage and the Rhode Island Historical Society


MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The 2019 annual report of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities maps the power of the humanities to engage new dimensions of culture, interpret the past in dynamic, provocative ways, and connect with the places we live, work, and visit. I am inspired by the vision and passion of those who carried out programs and projects supported by grants from the Humanities Council, the leaders recognized at the Celebration of the Humanities, and the Council’s partners and collaborators. Our grants, partnerships, and initiatives are designed to innovate new and bold approaches to the humanities, amplify voices that need to be heard, and take on civic challenges through knowledge, questions, reflection, and action. We do not do this alone, but rather through a dynamic mosaic of support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, individuals who devote their philanthropy to the humanities, as well as businesses, foundations, and organizations that recognize the value of the humanities for a strong democracy and rich culture. With gratitude,

The support of donors and partners strengthens the Council’s ability to support more humanities projects and programs and to develop partnerships that reach more people, provide resources for educators, and enhance the cultural ecosystem.

FY19 Revenue: $875,413 78% NEH 16% Gifts, Sponsorships & Program Income 6% Foundation Grants

FY19 Expenses

65% of our annual spending directly supported grants and programs. 44% Programs 21% Grantmaking 15% Fundraising

Elizabeth Francis Executive Director

20% Management

HUMANITIES BY AND FOR ALL RHODE ISLANDERS Council grants, partnerships, and initiatives touched the lives of tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders — sparking thoughtful community exchange, building audiences, innovating new methods, and creating knowledge to strengthen our democracy and enrich culture.

PUBLIC PROJECT GRANTS COMMUNITY MUSICWORKS — $11,000 to Traces FIRSTWORKS — $8,250 to Raise Your Voice: “Outsider” Perspectives and Performance GENERATION CITIZEN — $11,000 to Improved Civics Education for English Language Learners

Community Engagement by the Numbers 13,400+ people attended 71 grantee events in 14 different cities and towns Grant Awards Council Partnerships Council Events

CELEBRATION OF THE HUMANITIES

The Council awarded $175,700 to 34 grant projects in support of public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement across the state. MAJOR GRANT AWARDS

Grantee Events

300+ GUEST S

2019 GRANT RECIPIENTS

1,209 Followers (^ 18%)

 2,744 Followers (^ 20.5%)

THE WHITE FAMILY Honorary Chairs’ Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities SILAPHONE NHONGVONGSOUTHY

Tom Roberts Prize for Creative Achievement in the Humanities

EDIBLE SCHOOLYARD AT GREEN ANIMALS TOPIARY GARDEN Innovation in the Humanities Award JOE WILSON, JR Public Humanities Scholar Award rihumanities.org/get-involved/celebrate

—Charlotte Mangin, UNLADYLIKE2020 Creator, Series Producer, and Director

CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT DOCUMENTARY — $5,000 to Blood and Watershed: The Scituate Reservoir

TEATRO ECAS — $2,000 to “Por el Amor a la Tierra” – Latinx Humanities Forum en Providence

RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING SYSTEM — $11,000 to The Missing Season: Race and Community in Rhode Island’s Golden Age of Baseball

UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND — $2,000 to Public Memory, Place, and Belonging on Block Island

NEW URBAN ARTS — $12,000 to Art Inquiry: The Immigrant Story

ARTS IN COMMON — $2,000 to Bristol Bookfest 2020

PROVIDENCE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM — $10,230 to Cultural Connection at the Providence Children’s Museum

EAST PROVIDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY — $600 to “Good on the Inside:” The Children of Incarcerated Parents GEAR PRODUCTIONS — $2,000 to Knowing Home INDIA ASSOCIATION OF RHODE ISLAND — $2,000 to Youth Engagement for Cultural Expansion INTERNATIONAL TENNIS HALL OF FAME — $2,000 to In Your Court: Black Tennis and Social Justice Then and Now

RHODE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY — $10,465 to EnCompass: A Digital Archive of Rhode Island History

PAWTUCKET SCHOOL DEPARTMENT – GOFF MIDDLE SCHOOL — $1,100 to Generation Citizen 2019

STATE HOUSE RESTORATION SOCIETY — $5,000 to A State House of the Future

THE PROVIDENCE ATHENAEUM — $2,000 to Ravenous: The Enduring Legacy of Poe

WARWICK CENTER FOR THE ARTS — $5,000 to Public Educational Exhibit Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment

PROVIDENCE BIENNIAL FOR CONTEMPORARY ART — $2,000 to ReSeeding the City: Ethnobotany in the Urban

In 2019, the Council deepened its commitment to strengthening civil society through its diverse partnerships — encouraging cultural participation, sparking connection, and contributing to quality of place and economic vitality in Rhode Island.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE GREENHOUSE — $2,000 to Collective Memories: Mount Hope, Planning a Digital Archive

TOURO SYNAGOGUE FOUNDATION — $2,000 to New Perspectives on the History of Touro Synagogue

MINI GRANT AWARDS

PARTNERSHIPS & INITIATIVES

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE — $2,000 to Anna and Ahana – A Contemporary Adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper

FUTURO MEDIA GROUP — $11,910 to UNLADYLIKE2020: Sissieretta Jones and Annie Smith Peck

GRANTS TO ORGANIZATIONS

PUSHED LEARNING AND MEDIA — $12,000 to Curriculum Implementation and Long-Term Curricular Design in Rhode Island Public Schools

“The Council has been a thought partner, guide, connector, and supporter in the most generous and sincerest of ways.”

DOCUMENTARY FILM GRANTS

NEWPORTFILM — $8,250 to newportFILM OUTDOORS 2019

PROVIDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY — $6,895 to Within a Lifetime: Immigration and the Changing City

3,271 Followers (^ 4%)

THE WILBURY THEATRE GROUP — $12,000 to The Olneyville Expo: A Chautauqua-Style Celebration of Olneyville Past, Present, and Future

(Press)ed Podcast

Citizens and Journalists Confront the Fractured Media Landscape A podcast about the media, fake news, and the future of our democracy, (Press)ed deepens the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. All six episodes are online or available from your podcast platform: rihumanities.org/program/programs-pressed-podcast-series Partner: The Public’s Radio

WARREN PRESERVATION SOCIETY — $2,000 to Sowams Heritage Area Site Visit Support WOMEN’S FUND OF RHODE ISLAND — $2,000 to RADical Women 2020

RI Expansion Arts Program

Rhode Island’s Diversity Is a Civic Strength This program offers funding and organizational assistance to communitybased diverse cultural organizations. The Expansion Arts grantees for 2019 – 2021 are: ECOArts USA; Korean-American Association of Rhode Island; Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading Committee; and Sankofa Community Connection. For the first time in 2018 – 2019, RIEAP provided seed grants for intercultural projects. Partners: The Rhode Island Foundation and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

GRANTS TO INDIVIDUALS SHAI AFSAI — $2,000 to “Serviceable to People in all Religions” – American Religious Liberty, the Art of Virtue, and Judaism JOEY DEFRANCESCO — $2,000 to Rethinking the Gaspee Affair DANIEL DENVIR — $2,000 to Slavery’s Hinterlands

36,000 USERS

VIRGINIA THOMAS — $2,000 to The LGBTQ Oral History Project of Providence and Rhode Island

Rhode Tour

Connecting Civic Engagement to the Richness of the Past On this app and website, 30 digital tours tell stories that bring Rhode Island history to life. These vivid and compelling stories address topics such as public service, the complexities of race and cultural heritage, and the history of urban development. New tours include: Taverns to Temperance, Hidden Portraits at Brown, Memorable Beaches, Providence’s Vacant Spaces, and Music and Dancing at the Queen of Resorts. Partners: Brown University’s Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage and the Rhode Island Historical Society


MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The 2019 annual report of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities maps the power of the humanities to engage new dimensions of culture, interpret the past in dynamic, provocative ways, and connect with the places we live, work, and visit. I am inspired by the vision and passion of those who carried out programs and projects supported by grants from the Humanities Council, the leaders recognized at the Celebration of the Humanities, and the Council’s partners and collaborators. Our grants, partnerships, and initiatives are designed to innovate new and bold approaches to the humanities, amplify voices that need to be heard, and take on civic challenges through knowledge, questions, reflection, and action. We do not do this alone, but rather through a dynamic mosaic of support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, individuals who devote their philanthropy to the humanities, as well as businesses, foundations, and organizations that recognize the value of the humanities for a strong democracy and rich culture. With gratitude,

The support of donors and partners strengthens the Council’s ability to support more humanities projects and programs and to develop partnerships that reach more people, provide resources for educators, and enhance the cultural ecosystem.

FY19 Revenue: $875,413 78% NEH 16% Gifts, Sponsorships & Program Income 6% Foundation Grants

FY19 Expenses

65% of our annual spending directly supported grants and programs. 44% Programs 21% Grantmaking 15% Fundraising

Elizabeth Francis Executive Director

20% Management

HUMANITIES BY AND FOR ALL RHODE ISLANDERS Council grants, partnerships, and initiatives touched the lives of tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders — sparking thoughtful community exchange, building audiences, innovating new methods, and creating knowledge to strengthen our democracy and enrich culture.

PUBLIC PROJECT GRANTS COMMUNITY MUSICWORKS — $11,000 to Traces FIRSTWORKS — $8,250 to Raise Your Voice: “Outsider” Perspectives and Performance GENERATION CITIZEN — $11,000 to Improved Civics Education for English Language Learners

Community Engagement by the Numbers 13,400+ people attended 71 grantee events in 14 different cities and towns Grant Awards Council Partnerships Council Events

CELEBRATION OF THE HUMANITIES

The Council awarded $175,700 to 34 grant projects in support of public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement across the state. MAJOR GRANT AWARDS

Grantee Events

300+ GUEST S

2019 GRANT RECIPIENTS

1,209 Followers (^ 18%)

 2,744 Followers (^ 20.5%)

THE WHITE FAMILY Honorary Chairs’ Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities SILAPHONE NHONGVONGSOUTHY

Tom Roberts Prize for Creative Achievement in the Humanities

EDIBLE SCHOOLYARD AT GREEN ANIMALS TOPIARY GARDEN Innovation in the Humanities Award JOE WILSON, JR Public Humanities Scholar Award rihumanities.org/get-involved/celebrate

—Charlotte Mangin, UNLADYLIKE2020 Creator, Series Producer, and Director

CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT DOCUMENTARY — $5,000 to Blood and Watershed: The Scituate Reservoir

TEATRO ECAS — $2,000 to “Por el Amor a la Tierra” – Latinx Humanities Forum en Providence

RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING SYSTEM — $11,000 to The Missing Season: Race and Community in Rhode Island’s Golden Age of Baseball

UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND — $2,000 to Public Memory, Place, and Belonging on Block Island

NEW URBAN ARTS — $12,000 to Art Inquiry: The Immigrant Story

ARTS IN COMMON — $2,000 to Bristol Bookfest 2020

PROVIDENCE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM — $10,230 to Cultural Connection at the Providence Children’s Museum

EAST PROVIDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY — $600 to “Good on the Inside:” The Children of Incarcerated Parents GEAR PRODUCTIONS — $2,000 to Knowing Home INDIA ASSOCIATION OF RHODE ISLAND — $2,000 to Youth Engagement for Cultural Expansion INTERNATIONAL TENNIS HALL OF FAME — $2,000 to In Your Court: Black Tennis and Social Justice Then and Now

RHODE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY — $10,465 to EnCompass: A Digital Archive of Rhode Island History

PAWTUCKET SCHOOL DEPARTMENT – GOFF MIDDLE SCHOOL — $1,100 to Generation Citizen 2019

STATE HOUSE RESTORATION SOCIETY — $5,000 to A State House of the Future

THE PROVIDENCE ATHENAEUM — $2,000 to Ravenous: The Enduring Legacy of Poe

WARWICK CENTER FOR THE ARTS — $5,000 to Public Educational Exhibit Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment

PROVIDENCE BIENNIAL FOR CONTEMPORARY ART — $2,000 to ReSeeding the City: Ethnobotany in the Urban

In 2019, the Council deepened its commitment to strengthening civil society through its diverse partnerships — encouraging cultural participation, sparking connection, and contributing to quality of place and economic vitality in Rhode Island.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE GREENHOUSE — $2,000 to Collective Memories: Mount Hope, Planning a Digital Archive

TOURO SYNAGOGUE FOUNDATION — $2,000 to New Perspectives on the History of Touro Synagogue

MINI GRANT AWARDS

PARTNERSHIPS & INITIATIVES

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE — $2,000 to Anna and Ahana – A Contemporary Adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper

FUTURO MEDIA GROUP — $11,910 to UNLADYLIKE2020: Sissieretta Jones and Annie Smith Peck

GRANTS TO ORGANIZATIONS

PUSHED LEARNING AND MEDIA — $12,000 to Curriculum Implementation and Long-Term Curricular Design in Rhode Island Public Schools

“The Council has been a thought partner, guide, connector, and supporter in the most generous and sincerest of ways.”

DOCUMENTARY FILM GRANTS

NEWPORTFILM — $8,250 to newportFILM OUTDOORS 2019

PROVIDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY — $6,895 to Within a Lifetime: Immigration and the Changing City

3,271 Followers (^ 4%)

THE WILBURY THEATRE GROUP — $12,000 to The Olneyville Expo: A Chautauqua-Style Celebration of Olneyville Past, Present, and Future

(Press)ed Podcast

Citizens and Journalists Confront the Fractured Media Landscape A podcast about the media, fake news, and the future of our democracy, (Press)ed deepens the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. All six episodes are online or available from your podcast platform: rihumanities.org/program/programs-pressed-podcast-series Partner: The Public’s Radio

WARREN PRESERVATION SOCIETY — $2,000 to Sowams Heritage Area Site Visit Support WOMEN’S FUND OF RHODE ISLAND — $2,000 to RADical Women 2020

RI Expansion Arts Program

Rhode Island’s Diversity Is a Civic Strength This program offers funding and organizational assistance to communitybased diverse cultural organizations. The Expansion Arts grantees for 2019 – 2021 are: ECOArts USA; Korean-American Association of Rhode Island; Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading Committee; and Sankofa Community Connection. For the first time in 2018 – 2019, RIEAP provided seed grants for intercultural projects. Partners: The Rhode Island Foundation and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

GRANTS TO INDIVIDUALS SHAI AFSAI — $2,000 to “Serviceable to People in all Religions” – American Religious Liberty, the Art of Virtue, and Judaism JOEY DEFRANCESCO — $2,000 to Rethinking the Gaspee Affair DANIEL DENVIR — $2,000 to Slavery’s Hinterlands

36,000 USERS

VIRGINIA THOMAS — $2,000 to The LGBTQ Oral History Project of Providence and Rhode Island

Rhode Tour

Connecting Civic Engagement to the Richness of the Past On this app and website, 30 digital tours tell stories that bring Rhode Island history to life. These vivid and compelling stories address topics such as public service, the complexities of race and cultural heritage, and the history of urban development. New tours include: Taverns to Temperance, Hidden Portraits at Brown, Memorable Beaches, Providence’s Vacant Spaces, and Music and Dancing at the Queen of Resorts. Partners: Brown University’s Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage and the Rhode Island Historical Society


MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The 2019 annual report of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities maps the power of the humanities to engage new dimensions of culture, interpret the past in dynamic, provocative ways, and connect with the places we live, work, and visit. I am inspired by the vision and passion of those who carried out programs and projects supported by grants from the Humanities Council, the leaders recognized at the Celebration of the Humanities, and the Council’s partners and collaborators. Our grants, partnerships, and initiatives are designed to innovate new and bold approaches to the humanities, amplify voices that need to be heard, and take on civic challenges through knowledge, questions, reflection, and action. We do not do this alone, but rather through a dynamic mosaic of support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, individuals who devote their philanthropy to the humanities, as well as businesses, foundations, and organizations that recognize the value of the humanities for a strong democracy and rich culture. With gratitude,

The support of donors and partners strengthens the Council’s ability to support more humanities projects and programs and to develop partnerships that reach more people, provide resources for educators, and enhance the cultural ecosystem.

FY19 Revenue: $875,413 78% NEH 16% Gifts, Sponsorships & Program Income 6% Foundation Grants

FY19 Expenses

65% of our annual spending directly supported grants and programs. 44% Programs 21% Grantmaking 15% Fundraising

Elizabeth Francis Executive Director

20% Management

HUMANITIES BY AND FOR ALL RHODE ISLANDERS Council grants, partnerships, and initiatives touched the lives of tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders — sparking thoughtful community exchange, building audiences, innovating new methods, and creating knowledge to strengthen our democracy and enrich culture.

PUBLIC PROJECT GRANTS COMMUNITY MUSICWORKS — $11,000 to Traces FIRSTWORKS — $8,250 to Raise Your Voice: “Outsider” Perspectives and Performance GENERATION CITIZEN — $11,000 to Improved Civics Education for English Language Learners

Community Engagement by the Numbers 13,400+ people attended 71 grantee events in 14 different cities and towns Grant Awards Council Partnerships Council Events

CELEBRATION OF THE HUMANITIES

The Council awarded $175,700 to 34 grant projects in support of public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement across the state. MAJOR GRANT AWARDS

Grantee Events

300+ GUEST S

2019 GRANT RECIPIENTS

1,209 Followers (^ 18%)

 2,744 Followers (^ 20.5%)

THE WHITE FAMILY Honorary Chairs’ Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities SILAPHONE NHONGVONGSOUTHY

Tom Roberts Prize for Creative Achievement in the Humanities

EDIBLE SCHOOLYARD AT GREEN ANIMALS TOPIARY GARDEN Innovation in the Humanities Award JOE WILSON, JR Public Humanities Scholar Award rihumanities.org/get-involved/celebrate

—Charlotte Mangin, UNLADYLIKE2020 Creator, Series Producer, and Director

CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT DOCUMENTARY — $5,000 to Blood and Watershed: The Scituate Reservoir

TEATRO ECAS — $2,000 to “Por el Amor a la Tierra” – Latinx Humanities Forum en Providence

RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING SYSTEM — $11,000 to The Missing Season: Race and Community in Rhode Island’s Golden Age of Baseball

UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND — $2,000 to Public Memory, Place, and Belonging on Block Island

NEW URBAN ARTS — $12,000 to Art Inquiry: The Immigrant Story

ARTS IN COMMON — $2,000 to Bristol Bookfest 2020

PROVIDENCE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM — $10,230 to Cultural Connection at the Providence Children’s Museum

EAST PROVIDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY — $600 to “Good on the Inside:” The Children of Incarcerated Parents GEAR PRODUCTIONS — $2,000 to Knowing Home INDIA ASSOCIATION OF RHODE ISLAND — $2,000 to Youth Engagement for Cultural Expansion INTERNATIONAL TENNIS HALL OF FAME — $2,000 to In Your Court: Black Tennis and Social Justice Then and Now

RHODE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY — $10,465 to EnCompass: A Digital Archive of Rhode Island History

PAWTUCKET SCHOOL DEPARTMENT – GOFF MIDDLE SCHOOL — $1,100 to Generation Citizen 2019

STATE HOUSE RESTORATION SOCIETY — $5,000 to A State House of the Future

THE PROVIDENCE ATHENAEUM — $2,000 to Ravenous: The Enduring Legacy of Poe

WARWICK CENTER FOR THE ARTS — $5,000 to Public Educational Exhibit Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment

PROVIDENCE BIENNIAL FOR CONTEMPORARY ART — $2,000 to ReSeeding the City: Ethnobotany in the Urban

In 2019, the Council deepened its commitment to strengthening civil society through its diverse partnerships — encouraging cultural participation, sparking connection, and contributing to quality of place and economic vitality in Rhode Island.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE GREENHOUSE — $2,000 to Collective Memories: Mount Hope, Planning a Digital Archive

TOURO SYNAGOGUE FOUNDATION — $2,000 to New Perspectives on the History of Touro Synagogue

MINI GRANT AWARDS

PARTNERSHIPS & INITIATIVES

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE — $2,000 to Anna and Ahana – A Contemporary Adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper

FUTURO MEDIA GROUP — $11,910 to UNLADYLIKE2020: Sissieretta Jones and Annie Smith Peck

GRANTS TO ORGANIZATIONS

PUSHED LEARNING AND MEDIA — $12,000 to Curriculum Implementation and Long-Term Curricular Design in Rhode Island Public Schools

“The Council has been a thought partner, guide, connector, and supporter in the most generous and sincerest of ways.”

DOCUMENTARY FILM GRANTS

NEWPORTFILM — $8,250 to newportFILM OUTDOORS 2019

PROVIDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY — $6,895 to Within a Lifetime: Immigration and the Changing City

3,271 Followers (^ 4%)

THE WILBURY THEATRE GROUP — $12,000 to The Olneyville Expo: A Chautauqua-Style Celebration of Olneyville Past, Present, and Future

(Press)ed Podcast

Citizens and Journalists Confront the Fractured Media Landscape A podcast about the media, fake news, and the future of our democracy, (Press)ed deepens the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. All six episodes are online or available from your podcast platform: rihumanities.org/program/programs-pressed-podcast-series Partner: The Public’s Radio

WARREN PRESERVATION SOCIETY — $2,000 to Sowams Heritage Area Site Visit Support WOMEN’S FUND OF RHODE ISLAND — $2,000 to RADical Women 2020

RI Expansion Arts Program

Rhode Island’s Diversity Is a Civic Strength This program offers funding and organizational assistance to communitybased diverse cultural organizations. The Expansion Arts grantees for 2019 – 2021 are: ECOArts USA; Korean-American Association of Rhode Island; Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading Committee; and Sankofa Community Connection. For the first time in 2018 – 2019, RIEAP provided seed grants for intercultural projects. Partners: The Rhode Island Foundation and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

GRANTS TO INDIVIDUALS SHAI AFSAI — $2,000 to “Serviceable to People in all Religions” – American Religious Liberty, the Art of Virtue, and Judaism JOEY DEFRANCESCO — $2,000 to Rethinking the Gaspee Affair DANIEL DENVIR — $2,000 to Slavery’s Hinterlands

36,000 USERS

VIRGINIA THOMAS — $2,000 to The LGBTQ Oral History Project of Providence and Rhode Island

Rhode Tour

Connecting Civic Engagement to the Richness of the Past On this app and website, 30 digital tours tell stories that bring Rhode Island history to life. These vivid and compelling stories address topics such as public service, the complexities of race and cultural heritage, and the history of urban development. New tours include: Taverns to Temperance, Hidden Portraits at Brown, Memorable Beaches, Providence’s Vacant Spaces, and Music and Dancing at the Queen of Resorts. Partners: Brown University’s Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage and the Rhode Island Historical Society


2019 SUPPORTERS 2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

HONORARY CHAIRS

Touba Ghadessi, PhD, Chair

Senator Jack Reed Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

Julie Nora, PhD, Vice Chair Jean Patiky, Secretary Gina McDonald, CPA, Treasurer

2019 STAFF

Joan Abrams

Elizabeth Francis Executive Director

Kenny Alston Reenie Barrow Phoebe Bean, MLS Tiffini Bowers Winifred Brownell, PhD C. Alexander Chiulli, Esq. Elaine B. Fain, MD Michael R. Fein, PhD Froma Harrop Kenneth C. Newman James P. Riley Rebecca R. Riley

Logan Hinderliter Associate Director, Grants & Partnerships

IMAGES & CREDITS We are grateful for the generous support of our donors, funders, and sponsors. Gifts and grants expand the impact of the humanities and build on the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities — putting the humanities into action in Rhode Island’s communities. Thank you for making this work possible.

Our thanks to Matthew Ferrara Photography, Cat Laine, and all of our grantees who have contributed photographs. UNLADYLIKE2020 artwork by Amelie Chabannes.

Publication design by: design-agency.org

Rachael Jeffers Development & Communications Officer

INDIVIDUALS $100 & over

Cat Laine Program Coordinator Scott Raker Operations Officer

John Simmonds Jonathan Stevens Don E. Wineberg

Y A T S Join us in deepening and broadening access to history, culture, scholarship, and education to enrich and improve the lives of all Rhode Islanders.

N N CO

D E T EC

PARTICIPATE Attend a humanities event near you or apply for a grant to support your next public humanities project.

ADVOCATE Show your support for the humanities by telling elected leaders the humanities matter. Write a letter, sign a petition, or share your story.

CELEBRATE Join us for the annual Celebration of the Humanities in October to mark National Arts & Humanities Month.

DONATE Make a gift to strengthen cultural, historical, and civic engagement throughout the state.

Visit rihumanities.org to learn more and join our mailing list. facebook.com/ rihumanities @rihumanities @rihumanities

Joan & Richard Abrams * Dominique Alfandre & Thomas Palmer Kenny Alston Nancy Anderson Anonymous (2) Mary-Kim Arnold & Matthew Derby Reenie Barrow Phoebe Bean Rebecca Bertrand Christina Bevilacqua Phoebe Blake & Peter McClure Debbie Block & Bill Harley Roger Blumberg & Cristina Mitchell David Booth & Jane Garnett Michael Bordonaro Jennifer Borman Tiffini Bowers Matt Brown & Marisa Angell Brown Winifred Brownell, PhD Thomas & Antonia Bryson Erica Busillo-Adams Ed Cabral & Tripp Evans Emilya Cachapero Joseph Caprara Nancy & Ralf Carriuolo Shannon Carroll Betsy Cazden

Alex Chiulli Shawn Anthony Christian, PhD Edward & Audrey Clifton Peter Cohen Abigail Congdon Harold J. Cook Melanie & Stephen Coon Benjamin Cray & Karen Markin Joan Dagle Lewis & Betty Dana Denise Dangremond Carol DeBoer-Langworthy Jane A. Desforges Morgan Devlin Dana Dillon Diane M. Disney Elizabeth Gale Eaton in honor of Winifred Brownell Sandra Enos Tony Estrella Barnaby Evans Elaine & Barry Fain * Maia Farish Michael Fein Peony Fhagen Ronald & Heather Florence Stephanie Fortunato Elizabeth Francis Wayne Franklin Blake Funston & Rufus Chen Funston Touba Ghadessi & John Richard Susan Gibbs Elizabeth Glatzer Karen Gray Froma Harrop * Susan Hibbitt Bill & Mary Hollinshead Marjorie Houston & Brad Bibeau Kevin Hundley Polly Hutcheson & George Rice Irving & Carol Schneider Polly & Dave Jeffers in honor of Rachael Jeffers

Rachael Jeffers Leslie Jones Dan Kahn Edward N. Kaufman Daniel Kertzner Kate & Howard Kilguss * Douglas Kohler Rick & Laura Kowal Dennise Kowalczyk Paula M. Krebs & Claire Buck Rosalind E. Ladd Cat Laine & Peter Haas Jane Lancaster, PhD Marie Langlois & John Loerke Joanne Leary Francis J. Leazes, Jr Robert Lee Rebecca Leuchak & William S. Monroe Judy Barrett Litoff, PhD Steve Lubar & Lisa Theorle Arthur Thomas Marcello Betsy Marcotte & Lloyd Feinberg Milly Massey Jack & Sara McConnell * Gina McDonald W. Brett & Johanna McKenzie Miriam McRobb Gero Meyersiek Eugene B. Mihaly Maureen & Tom Moakley Adrienne Morris & Stewart Martin Ken Newman Julie Nora Ken Orenstein Mary Lee Partington Jean & Mark Patiky Christopher T. H. Pell Taylor Polites Kurt A. Raaflaub Scott Raker Bovone Ratsapho Maureen T. Reddy, PhD & Douglas Best Nelson Rego

Elaine P. Reynolds in memory of John Herrick Jeffers Sarah B. Richardson & Craig Richardson * James P. Riley Jeannette E. Riley & Kathleen M. Torrens Rebecca R. Riley * Tom Roberts Bettina Rounds & Bob Bonadies Noel Rubinton & Amy Cohen Rubinton Rep. Deborah Ruggiero Cathy Saunders Suzanne Scanlan Daniel Schleifer Mary L. Schwartz Rich & Jane Schweinsburg Robert Sharples & Debbie Tursini-Sharples Deming & Jane Sherman Daniel Siegel John Simmonds Gretchen Dow Simpson Susan Smulyan Lane Sparkman Lorén Spears Josh Stenger & Shannon Dolan Jonathan Stevens Marjorie Lee Sundlun * Maureen Taylor Jennifer Vincent Rose Weaver, PhD Jessica & Aaron Weinstein Rosalind Weir Miriam Weizenbaum & David Heckman Fox Wetle John & Elizabeth White & Family * Tamara Wickramasinghe Ryder & Anne Windham Don & Kitty Wineberg * Kate Wodehouse Scott Wolf & Joyce Krabach Ed & Linda Wood Patricia A. Woods

Connie Worthington & Terry Tullis Josephine & Harrison M. Wright Joanna Ziegler

ORGANIZATIONS $100 & over Aaronson Lavoie Streitfeld Diaz & Co. Adler Pollock & Sheehan, PC Allegra Marketing Print Mail – Providence The Avery Bank Newport Brown University Bryant University Candy Adriance & Yankee Travel, Inc. Cause & Effect, Inc. Citizens Bank Citrin Cooperman City of Central Falls

City of Pawtucket Deluca & Weizenbaum, Ltd. E.F. Bishop Group FirstWorks Goat Hill for Writers Hasbro, Inc. Historic New England Johnson & Wales University Lila Delman Real Estate LLB Architects MetLife New Media Film Festival Paris Muse Educational Travel Office of the Secretary of State Paul Cuffee School Pawtucket Credit Union The Preservation Society of Newport County Preserve Rhode Island The Providence Athenaeum Providence City Council Providence Community Health Centers

Providence Preservation Society Rhode Island College Rhode Island PBS Foundation Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Roberta and Willard Block Charitable Fund Roger Williams University South County Tourism Council Tanury Industries Teatro ECAS Trinity Repertory Company University of Rhode Island Van Liew Trust Company Wheaton College Joyce & George Wein Foundation Weisberg Family Foundation

GRANTS

The Council gratefully acknowledges the support of: Governor’s Workforce Board Herman H. Rose Media Culture Access Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Rhode Island Foundation

For gifts under $100, visit: rihumanities.org Gifts of $1,000 & over Pell Circle Donors *

THE POWER OF PHILANTHROPY Strengthening democracy and enriching culture through the RI Arts & Culture Research Fellowship

“In this role I am particularly concerned with representation and the organic nature of the growth of arts and culture. Looking at the arts and culture landscape in Rhode Island is like much of Rhode Island life: new stories bring you to new people, who in turn have their own stories, and everyone is connected.” — Janaya Kizzie, RI Arts & Culture Research Fellow Funded by Yarrow Thorne, the RI Arts & Culture Research Fellowship enhances Rhode Island’s reputation as a creative destination, connects our arts and cultural communities, and catalyzes education. Learn more: rihumanities.org/program/ri-arts-and-culture-research-fellowship 2019 ANNUAL REPORT


2019 SUPPORTERS 2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

HONORARY CHAIRS

Touba Ghadessi, PhD, Chair

Senator Jack Reed Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

Julie Nora, PhD, Vice Chair Jean Patiky, Secretary Gina McDonald, CPA, Treasurer

2019 STAFF

Joan Abrams

Elizabeth Francis Executive Director

Kenny Alston Reenie Barrow Phoebe Bean, MLS Tiffini Bowers Winifred Brownell, PhD C. Alexander Chiulli, Esq. Elaine B. Fain, MD Michael R. Fein, PhD Froma Harrop Kenneth C. Newman James P. Riley Rebecca R. Riley

Logan Hinderliter Associate Director, Grants & Partnerships

IMAGES & CREDITS We are grateful for the generous support of our donors, funders, and sponsors. Gifts and grants expand the impact of the humanities and build on the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities — putting the humanities into action in Rhode Island’s communities. Thank you for making this work possible.

Our thanks to Matthew Ferrara Photography, Cat Laine, and all of our grantees who have contributed photographs. UNLADYLIKE2020 artwork by Amelie Chabannes.

Publication design by: design-agency.org

Rachael Jeffers Development & Communications Officer

INDIVIDUALS $100 & over

Cat Laine Program Coordinator Scott Raker Operations Officer

John Simmonds Jonathan Stevens Don E. Wineberg

Y A T S Join us in deepening and broadening access to history, culture, scholarship, and education to enrich and improve the lives of all Rhode Islanders.

N N CO

D E T EC

PARTICIPATE Attend a humanities event near you or apply for a grant to support your next public humanities project.

ADVOCATE Show your support for the humanities by telling elected leaders the humanities matter. Write a letter, sign a petition, or share your story.

CELEBRATE Join us for the annual Celebration of the Humanities in October to mark National Arts & Humanities Month.

DONATE Make a gift to strengthen cultural, historical, and civic engagement throughout the state.

Visit rihumanities.org to learn more and join our mailing list. facebook.com/ rihumanities @rihumanities @rihumanities

Joan & Richard Abrams * Dominique Alfandre & Thomas Palmer Kenny Alston Nancy Anderson Anonymous (2) Mary-Kim Arnold & Matthew Derby Reenie Barrow Phoebe Bean Rebecca Bertrand Christina Bevilacqua Phoebe Blake & Peter McClure Debbie Block & Bill Harley Roger Blumberg & Cristina Mitchell David Booth & Jane Garnett Michael Bordonaro Jennifer Borman Tiffini Bowers Matt Brown & Marisa Angell Brown Winifred Brownell, PhD Thomas & Antonia Bryson Erica Busillo-Adams Ed Cabral & Tripp Evans Emilya Cachapero Joseph Caprara Nancy & Ralf Carriuolo Shannon Carroll Betsy Cazden

Alex Chiulli Shawn Anthony Christian, PhD Edward & Audrey Clifton Peter Cohen Abigail Congdon Harold J. Cook Melanie & Stephen Coon Benjamin Cray & Karen Markin Joan Dagle Lewis & Betty Dana Denise Dangremond Carol DeBoer-Langworthy Jane A. Desforges Morgan Devlin Dana Dillon Diane M. Disney Elizabeth Gale Eaton in honor of Winifred Brownell Sandra Enos Tony Estrella Barnaby Evans Elaine & Barry Fain * Maia Farish Michael Fein Peony Fhagen Ronald & Heather Florence Stephanie Fortunato Elizabeth Francis Wayne Franklin Blake Funston & Rufus Chen Funston Touba Ghadessi & John Richard Susan Gibbs Elizabeth Glatzer Karen Gray Froma Harrop * Susan Hibbitt Bill & Mary Hollinshead Marjorie Houston & Brad Bibeau Kevin Hundley Polly Hutcheson & George Rice Irving & Carol Schneider Polly & Dave Jeffers in honor of Rachael Jeffers

Rachael Jeffers Leslie Jones Dan Kahn Edward N. Kaufman Daniel Kertzner Kate & Howard Kilguss * Douglas Kohler Rick & Laura Kowal Dennise Kowalczyk Paula M. Krebs & Claire Buck Rosalind E. Ladd Cat Laine & Peter Haas Jane Lancaster, PhD Marie Langlois & John Loerke Joanne Leary Francis J. Leazes, Jr Robert Lee Rebecca Leuchak & William S. Monroe Judy Barrett Litoff, PhD Steve Lubar & Lisa Theorle Arthur Thomas Marcello Betsy Marcotte & Lloyd Feinberg Milly Massey Jack & Sara McConnell * Gina McDonald W. Brett & Johanna McKenzie Miriam McRobb Gero Meyersiek Eugene B. Mihaly Maureen & Tom Moakley Adrienne Morris & Stewart Martin Ken Newman Julie Nora Ken Orenstein Mary Lee Partington Jean & Mark Patiky Christopher T. H. Pell Taylor Polites Kurt A. Raaflaub Scott Raker Bovone Ratsapho Maureen T. Reddy, PhD & Douglas Best Nelson Rego

Elaine P. Reynolds in memory of John Herrick Jeffers Sarah B. Richardson & Craig Richardson * James P. Riley Jeannette E. Riley & Kathleen M. Torrens Rebecca R. Riley * Tom Roberts Bettina Rounds & Bob Bonadies Noel Rubinton & Amy Cohen Rubinton Rep. Deborah Ruggiero Cathy Saunders Suzanne Scanlan Daniel Schleifer Mary L. Schwartz Rich & Jane Schweinsburg Robert Sharples & Debbie Tursini-Sharples Deming & Jane Sherman Daniel Siegel John Simmonds Gretchen Dow Simpson Susan Smulyan Lane Sparkman Lorén Spears Josh Stenger & Shannon Dolan Jonathan Stevens Marjorie Lee Sundlun * Maureen Taylor Jennifer Vincent Rose Weaver, PhD Jessica & Aaron Weinstein Rosalind Weir Miriam Weizenbaum & David Heckman Fox Wetle John & Elizabeth White & Family * Tamara Wickramasinghe Ryder & Anne Windham Don & Kitty Wineberg * Kate Wodehouse Scott Wolf & Joyce Krabach Ed & Linda Wood Patricia A. Woods

Connie Worthington & Terry Tullis Josephine & Harrison M. Wright Joanna Ziegler

ORGANIZATIONS $100 & over Aaronson Lavoie Streitfeld Diaz & Co. Adler Pollock & Sheehan, PC Allegra Marketing Print Mail – Providence The Avery Bank Newport Brown University Bryant University Candy Adriance & Yankee Travel, Inc. Cause & Effect, Inc. Citizens Bank Citrin Cooperman City of Central Falls

City of Pawtucket Deluca & Weizenbaum, Ltd. E.F. Bishop Group FirstWorks Goat Hill for Writers Hasbro, Inc. Historic New England Johnson & Wales University Lila Delman Real Estate LLB Architects MetLife New Media Film Festival Paris Muse Educational Travel Office of the Secretary of State Paul Cuffee School Pawtucket Credit Union The Preservation Society of Newport County Preserve Rhode Island The Providence Athenaeum Providence City Council Providence Community Health Centers

Providence Preservation Society Rhode Island College Rhode Island PBS Foundation Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Roberta and Willard Block Charitable Fund Roger Williams University South County Tourism Council Tanury Industries Teatro ECAS Trinity Repertory Company University of Rhode Island Van Liew Trust Company Wheaton College Joyce & George Wein Foundation Weisberg Family Foundation

GRANTS

The Council gratefully acknowledges the support of: Governor’s Workforce Board Herman H. Rose Media Culture Access Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Rhode Island Foundation

For gifts under $100, visit: rihumanities.org Gifts of $1,000 & over Pell Circle Donors *

THE POWER OF PHILANTHROPY Strengthening democracy and enriching culture through the RI Arts & Culture Research Fellowship

“In this role I am particularly concerned with representation and the organic nature of the growth of arts and culture. Looking at the arts and culture landscape in Rhode Island is like much of Rhode Island life: new stories bring you to new people, who in turn have their own stories, and everyone is connected.” — Janaya Kizzie, RI Arts & Culture Research Fellow Funded by Yarrow Thorne, the RI Arts & Culture Research Fellowship enhances Rhode Island’s reputation as a creative destination, connects our arts and cultural communities, and catalyzes education. Learn more: rihumanities.org/program/ri-arts-and-culture-research-fellowship 2019 ANNUAL REPORT


2019 SUPPORTERS CONTINUED

INDIVIDUALS gifts up to $99 Isaac and Teale Aldrich Kenneth and Diane Alger Peter & Susan Allen Mark R. Allio Karen Allen Baxter Becca Bender Marc & Maria Bernier Bob Berwick & Sue Kelsey Alan & Nancy Canestrari Kyleen Carpenter Kate & Arthur Chute Robert DeBlois Russell & Helene DeCoste Lucas Demers Charlotte Diffendale Ron & Sally Doire Kimberly Dumpson Judith DuprĂŠ Allan & Ellen Fingeret Mark Fleisher Virginia F. Fletcher in honor of Tom Roberts Jessica Frazier, MD Jane Gerhard Jodi Glass & Ruth Horton in honor of Joe Wilson Jr. Nancy Grinnell Daniel S. Harrop III, MD Marconi Hernandez Logan Hinderliter James A. Hopkins Gayle L. Gifford & Jonathan W. Howard Carol Terry Joni Johnson Ellen A. Kellner Janaya Kizzie Hon. Thomas Lazieh Marc Joel & Viera Levitt Marilyn J. Malina

Patrick Malone Gabriel Martinez Sheilah McGovern Dave & Elizabeth McNab in memory of William D. Metz Peter A. Mello Linda Y. Men G. Wayne Miller Adrian Moore Trask Frank Muhly John Nazarian Jim Nellis Lynn K. Nicoletta Annu Palakunnathu Matthew Christina Paxson The Potter Family Judith Queen Anisa Raoof & Doug Itkin Ann-Marie Reddy Rebecca Rex Delia C. Rodriguez-Masjoan Gina Mariela Rodriguez Karen T. Romer Seth Kurn & Barbara Harris Consuelo Sherba Josh Short Rebecca A. Silliman Robert G. & Maureen S. Simoneau Ruben and Victoria Spitz Mary K. Staples Caroline Stevens Robert Tessier Judith Tolnick Champa Valerie Tutson Jessica Unger Neal Walsh & Christina DiChiera Robin Wetherill Joe Wilson, Jr. Lauren Woo & Jay Anderson


2019 SUPPORTERS 2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

HONORARY CHAIRS

Touba Ghadessi, PhD, Chair

Senator Jack Reed Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

Julie Nora, PhD, Vice Chair Jean Patiky, Secretary Gina McDonald, CPA, Treasurer

2019 STAFF

Joan Abrams

Elizabeth Francis Executive Director

Kenny Alston Reenie Barrow Phoebe Bean, MLS Tiffini Bowers Winifred Brownell, PhD C. Alexander Chiulli, Esq. Elaine B. Fain, MD Michael R. Fein, PhD Froma Harrop Kenneth C. Newman James P. Riley Rebecca R. Riley

Logan Hinderliter Associate Director, Grants & Partnerships

IMAGES & CREDITS We are grateful for the generous support of our donors, funders, and sponsors. Gifts and grants expand the impact of the humanities and build on the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities — putting the humanities into action in Rhode Island’s communities. Thank you for making this work possible.

Our thanks to Matthew Ferrara Photography, Cat Laine, and all of our grantees who have contributed photographs. UNLADYLIKE2020 artwork by Amelie Chabannes.

Publication design by: design-agency.org

Rachael Jeffers Development & Communications Officer

INDIVIDUALS $100 & over

Cat Laine Program Coordinator Scott Raker Operations Officer

John Simmonds Jonathan Stevens Don E. Wineberg

Y A T S Join us in deepening and broadening access to history, culture, scholarship, and education to enrich and improve the lives of all Rhode Islanders.

N N CO

D E T EC

PARTICIPATE Attend a humanities event near you or apply for a grant to support your next public humanities project.

ADVOCATE Show your support for the humanities by telling elected leaders the humanities matter. Write a letter, sign a petition, or share your story.

CELEBRATE Join us for the annual Celebration of the Humanities in October to mark National Arts & Humanities Month.

DONATE Make a gift to strengthen cultural, historical, and civic engagement throughout the state.

Visit rihumanities.org to learn more and join our mailing list. facebook.com/ rihumanities @rihumanities @rihumanities

Joan & Richard Abrams * Dominique Alfandre & Thomas Palmer Kenny Alston Nancy Anderson Anonymous (2) Mary-Kim Arnold & Matthew Derby Reenie Barrow Phoebe Bean Rebecca Bertrand Christina Bevilacqua Phoebe Blake & Peter McClure Debbie Block & Bill Harley Roger Blumberg & Cristina Mitchell David Booth & Jane Garnett Michael Bordonaro Jennifer Borman Tiffini Bowers Matt Brown & Marisa Angell Brown Winifred Brownell, PhD Thomas & Antonia Bryson Erica Busillo-Adams Ed Cabral & Tripp Evans Emilya Cachapero Joseph Caprara Nancy & Ralf Carriuolo Shannon Carroll Betsy Cazden

Alex Chiulli Shawn Anthony Christian, PhD Edward & Audrey Clifton Peter Cohen Abigail Congdon Harold J. Cook Melanie & Stephen Coon Benjamin Cray & Karen Markin Joan Dagle Lewis & Betty Dana Denise Dangremond Carol DeBoer-Langworthy Jane A. Desforges Morgan Devlin Dana Dillon Diane M. Disney Elizabeth Gale Eaton in honor of Winifred Brownell Sandra Enos Tony Estrella Barnaby Evans Elaine & Barry Fain * Maia Farish Michael Fein Peony Fhagen Ronald & Heather Florence Stephanie Fortunato Elizabeth Francis Wayne Franklin Blake Funston & Rufus Chen Funston Touba Ghadessi & John Richard Susan Gibbs Elizabeth Glatzer Karen Gray Froma Harrop * Susan Hibbitt Bill & Mary Hollinshead Marjorie Houston & Brad Bibeau Kevin Hundley Polly Hutcheson & George Rice Irving & Carol Schneider Polly & Dave Jeffers in honor of Rachael Jeffers

Rachael Jeffers Leslie Jones Dan Kahn Edward N. Kaufman Daniel Kertzner Kate & Howard Kilguss * Douglas Kohler Rick & Laura Kowal Dennise Kowalczyk Paula M. Krebs & Claire Buck Rosalind E. Ladd Cat Laine & Peter Haas Jane Lancaster, PhD Marie Langlois & John Loerke Joanne Leary Francis J. Leazes, Jr Robert Lee Rebecca Leuchak & William S. Monroe Judy Barrett Litoff, PhD Steve Lubar & Lisa Theorle Arthur Thomas Marcello Betsy Marcotte & Lloyd Feinberg Milly Massey Jack & Sara McConnell * Gina McDonald W. Brett & Johanna McKenzie Miriam McRobb Gero Meyersiek Eugene B. Mihaly Maureen & Tom Moakley Adrienne Morris & Stewart Martin Ken Newman Julie Nora Ken Orenstein Mary Lee Partington Jean & Mark Patiky Christopher T. H. Pell Taylor Polites Kurt A. Raaflaub Scott Raker Bovone Ratsapho Maureen T. Reddy, PhD & Douglas Best Nelson Rego

Elaine P. Reynolds in memory of John Herrick Jeffers Sarah B. Richardson & Craig Richardson * James P. Riley Jeannette E. Riley & Kathleen M. Torrens Rebecca R. Riley * Tom Roberts Bettina Rounds & Bob Bonadies Noel Rubinton & Amy Cohen Rubinton Rep. Deborah Ruggiero Cathy Saunders Suzanne Scanlan Daniel Schleifer Mary L. Schwartz Rich & Jane Schweinsburg Robert Sharples & Debbie Tursini-Sharples Deming & Jane Sherman Daniel Siegel John Simmonds Gretchen Dow Simpson Susan Smulyan Lane Sparkman Lorén Spears Josh Stenger & Shannon Dolan Jonathan Stevens Marjorie Lee Sundlun * Maureen Taylor Jennifer Vincent Rose Weaver, PhD Jessica & Aaron Weinstein Rosalind Weir Miriam Weizenbaum & David Heckman Fox Wetle John & Elizabeth White & Family * Tamara Wickramasinghe Ryder & Anne Windham Don & Kitty Wineberg * Kate Wodehouse Scott Wolf & Joyce Krabach Ed & Linda Wood Patricia A. Woods

Connie Worthington & Terry Tullis Josephine & Harrison M. Wright Joanna Ziegler

ORGANIZATIONS $100 & over Aaronson Lavoie Streitfeld Diaz & Co. Adler Pollock & Sheehan, PC Allegra Marketing Print Mail – Providence The Avery Bank Newport Brown University Bryant University Candy Adriance & Yankee Travel, Inc. Cause & Effect, Inc. Citizens Bank Citrin Cooperman City of Central Falls

City of Pawtucket Deluca & Weizenbaum, Ltd. E.F. Bishop Group FirstWorks Goat Hill for Writers Hasbro, Inc. Historic New England Johnson & Wales University Lila Delman Real Estate LLB Architects MetLife New Media Film Festival Paris Muse Educational Travel Office of the Secretary of State Paul Cuffee School Pawtucket Credit Union The Preservation Society of Newport County Preserve Rhode Island The Providence Athenaeum Providence City Council Providence Community Health Centers

Providence Preservation Society Rhode Island College Rhode Island PBS Foundation Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Roberta and Willard Block Charitable Fund Roger Williams University South County Tourism Council Tanury Industries Teatro ECAS Trinity Repertory Company University of Rhode Island Van Liew Trust Company Wheaton College Joyce & George Wein Foundation Weisberg Family Foundation

GRANTS

The Council gratefully acknowledges the support of: Governor’s Workforce Board Herman H. Rose Media Culture Access Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Rhode Island Foundation

For gifts under $100, visit: rihumanities.org Gifts of $1,000 & over Pell Circle Donors *

THE POWER OF PHILANTHROPY Strengthening democracy and enriching culture through the RI Arts & Culture Research Fellowship

“In this role I am particularly concerned with representation and the organic nature of the growth of arts and culture. Looking at the arts and culture landscape in Rhode Island is like much of Rhode Island life: new stories bring you to new people, who in turn have their own stories, and everyone is connected.” — Janaya Kizzie, RI Arts & Culture Research Fellow Funded by Yarrow Thorne, the RI Arts & Culture Research Fellowship enhances Rhode Island’s reputation as a creative destination, connects our arts and cultural communities, and catalyzes education. Learn more: rihumanities.org/program/ri-arts-and-culture-research-fellowship 2019 ANNUAL REPORT

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2019 Annual Report  

2019 Annual Report