Karen Feldman is the executive director of Young Voices, which she founded in 2006. She brings over 25 years of experience in the youth leadership field, including program implementation, organizational management and fundraising. Feldman holds a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and a master’s degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
On a fall Saturday four years ago, 330 people mingled and brainstormed at the R.I. Convention Center, floating ideas to boost a sluggish Rhode Island economy – envisioning paths to growth that would "make it happen" here.
The "Make It …
By Patricia Daddona | Contributing Writer
Linda Aldrich, port closing/quality-control specialist with The Washington Trust Co., recently received the bank's Community Service Award. Aldrich was awarded $1,000 to donate to a nonprofit organization of her choice. The Community Service Award recognizes a Washington Trust employee who has made significant contributions to the local community, representing the bank's core value of "community" and serving as a role model for his or her fellow employees.
In 100 years, the Rhode Island Foundation has gone from a white shoe- and parasol-set, passive grant-maker to an active participant in the public dialog about the state's civic and economic health. That change has made the foundation the most …