When Nicki C. Maher first met with Carolyn Rafaelian, founder and creative director (and currently interim CEO) of ecofriendly lifestyle brand Alex and Ani LLC back in the spring 2010, the two spent time swapping personal views on philanthropy life in general.
The health care industry’s extraordinary challenges provide Debra M. Paul, president and CEO of Fellowship Health Resources Inc., myriad opportunities to practice her finance and management skills. FHR is a Lincoln-based nonprofit that provides behavioral health care services in seven states to individuals with severe persistent mental illness and substance abuse. Retained by FHR as a consultant in January 2012, Paul was named chief financial officer one month later, and promoted to lead the organization in July 2013.
Team Independence Financial Partners of Warwick cycled and ran more than 400 miles, raising $15,286 for Best Buddies. This is the team’s fifth year participating and they have raised nearly $50,000 for the international volunteer program that connects individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to employment and friendship opportunities.
Fifty employees from Fidelity Investment’s Rhode Island offices teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence members and students from Roger Williams Middle School to build and race solar-electric go-karts at the Center for Dynamic Learning on May 7 for Fidelity Cares Day.
Neil M. Stamps, the new CEO of the Girl Scouts of Rhode Island Inc., has taken the job at a time of declining enrollment nationally, with girls not identifying with the leadership role historically associated with the organization. more
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