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MARIA GOOCH-SMITH, executive director of the South Eastern Economic Development Corp., will retire at the end of April 2019. / COURTESY SOUTH EASTERN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP.

SEED Executive Director Gooch-Smith to retire at end of April 2019

PROVIDENCE – Maria Gooch-Smith, executive director of the South Eastern Economic Development Corp., will retire at the end of April 2019, the organization announced...
A CONSISTENT NEED: Nicole Dufresne, CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of Rhode Island, reminds potential donors that older children, not just young ones, look forward to gifts during the holidays. From left, Lania Bonilla, 11; Jaylh Wheeler, 8; Dufresne; Dasia Spiver, 12; Noah Bonilla, 7. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, Nov. 26, 2018

Each year Rhode Islanders face the ever-present need for food, clothing and holiday gifts. Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC...

Hassenfeld featured on R.I. Foundation’s inaugural ‘Pioneers’ podcast

PROVIDENCE – Some seats are still available for the Rhode Island Foundation’s inaugural “Pioneers” podcast featuring an interview with Hasbro Inc. Executive Committee Chairman...
THE RHODE ISLAND Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School has received a $150,000 grant to make improvements to the organization's Carter Center for Music Education & Performance in East Providence. Above, Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School Executive Director David Beauchesne. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. Philharmonic receives $150K grant from Champlin Foundation

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School has received a $150,000 grant from the Champlin Foundation to improve the arts organization’s...

Garlick wins $50K Murray Family Prize for community enrichment

PROVIDENCE – Joe Garlick, executive director of NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, was honored for his work revitalizing urban neighborhoods as the 2018 recipient of...

Rader named new board member at Corvias Foundation

EAST GREENWICH – Cristi Rader has been named a member of the board of directors at the Corvias Foundation, the East Greenwich-based charitable arm...
THE BAPTIST CHURCH in Warren will hold its 13th annual Cookie Walk fundraiser on Dec. 15. / COURTESY BAPTIST CHURCH IN WARREN

Philanthropy Calendar, Nov. 23, 2018

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com or research@PBN.com at least four weeks in...
TAKING STOCK: Volunteers Ruth Balzano, left, and Dorothy Villani stock food at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank in Providence. Villani said the food bank has lost a lot of volunteers over the years, while Balzano said donations are distributed quickly and more are always needed. / PBN PHOTO / EMILY GOWDEY-BACKUS

Each year Rhode Islanders face the ever-present need for food, clothing...

On a rainy, mid-November morning, five longtime volunteers sorted donations at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank headquarters in Providence.Aged 68 to 84 and...
Since coming to Adoption Rhode Island almost 20 years ago, Darlene Allen has been a strong voice in the community for those the agency serves. She’s also helped develop counseling and healing-arts services for thousands of children in foster care. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Invest in your workforce

Darlene Allen | Adoption Rhode Island CEO and executive directorI have always had a passion for improving the lives of children. I was fortunate...
ARTS ADVOCATE: Uriah Donnelly, executive director of Warren-based The Collaborative, co-founded the nonprofit arts organization to support local artists and “get their work seen by everybody.” / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

The Collaborative is where creativity reigns

Relocating to Warren in 2015, Uriah Donnelly knew he wanted to open an arts organization and launch a music festival.By Jan. 1, 2016, he...
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