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Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center recruiting new board members

WARWICK – The Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center, a nonprofit that provides services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, is seeking new members...
REPRESENTATIVES OF BAYCOAST BANK and the Westport Land Conservation Trust at the former St. Vincent de Paul Camp. From left, Ross Moran, executive director of the Westport Land Conservation Trust; Trip Millikin, WLCT board president; Betty-Ann Mullins, BayCoast Bank senior vice president; and Richard De Almeida, BayCoast Bank vice president and loan officer./ COURTESY BAYCOAST BANK

BayCoast Bank pledges $100K to Westport conservation project

WESTPORT – BayCoast Bank has pledged $100,000 over a three-year period to the Westport Land Conservation Trust for the second phase of the former...
STRONG LEADER: Melissa D. Travis is the new president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants and the first woman to hold the position since the organization’s formation in 1905.   
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Travis blazing a trail by joining forces

Melissa D. Travis is breathing new life into the 2,100-member Rhode Island Society of Certified Public ­Accountants.The Cumberland native is president of one of...

Why financial literacy is elusive

Graduation season will soon be upon us, and with it, so many admonitions explaining why students are unprepared for the challenges of the real...
HELPING STUDENTS: After working for 33 years in admissions and financial aid at the University of Rhode Island, Diane DelGreco, left, created Smart Choice College Counseling in North Kingstown to help students get into the college of their choice. At right is La Salle Academy college counselor Anne Clawson, one of her assistants.
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Smart move for college planning

Diane DelGreco started Smart Choice College Counseling LLC after retiring last spring from the University of Rhode Island’s admissions office.She immersed herself in the...

Classical, Barrington high schools climb higher in ranking of nation’s best

PROVIDENCE – Classical High School and Barrington High School held onto their rankings as No. 1 and No. 2 public high schools, respectively, in...

UMass Dartmouth, Air National Guard partner to develop cybersecurity programming

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and the 102nd Intelligence Wing of the Air National Guard have agreed to develop education and workforce...
ATTENDEES GATHER at the Steamship Historical Society of America's annual Ocean Liner Dinner at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. The society will hold its fourth annual Ocean Liner Dinner on May 4 at Squantum Aquarium in East Providence. / COURTESY STEAMSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

Philanthropy Calendar, May 3, 2019

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...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION says it had a record year for contributions in 2018, collecting $114 million in total funds, according to the organization's annual report. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards record $52M in 2018, despite steep drop in...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation awarded a record $52 million in grants to more than 1,900 nonprofits in 2018 despite seeing its annual...
A 'PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERN' led the Community College of Rhode Island to evacuate its Warwick campus and suspend classes on Wednesday morning. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI resumes classes at Warwick campus after evacuation because of bullet...

WARWICK – Classes at the Community College of Rhode Island's Warwick campus resumed Wednesday afternoon after the campus was evacuated in the morning when...
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