R.I. Foundation sets meeting date, puts spotlight on community leaders

The Rhode Island Foundation will honor Delta Dental of Rhode Island, the Care Transformation Collaborative and attorney Renée A.R. Evangelista of Howland Evangelista Kohlenberg Burnett at its 2018 annual meeting this year. Foundation President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg speaks at last year’s event. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION will honor Delta Dental of Rhode Island, the Care Transformation Collaborative and attorney Renée A.R. Evangelista of Howland Evangelista Kohlenberg Burnett at its 2018 annual meeting this year. Foundation President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg speaks at last year’s event. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has announced the date of its 2018 annual meeting, May 24, as well as the names of the award winners who will be recognized then.

In an accompanying statement, president and CEO Neil D. Steinberg said while two organizations and one individual were recognized this year, “we are inspired every day by the many diverse and dedicated donors, nonprofits and community stakeholders that played a role in moving our state forward in 2017.”

This year’s Community Leadership award will be given to Care Transformation Collaborative in recognition of its innovation, impact, commitment to and leadership in improving the quality, affordability and experience of health care in Rhode Island – one of the foundation’s central focus areas.

Renée A.R. Evangelista of law firm Howland Evangelista Kohlenberg Burnett has earned the Harold B. Soloveitzik Professional Leadership award for her longstanding commitment to philanthropic clients and nonprofit organizations throughout the Ocean State.

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Awarded to donors who have inspired the foundation through their thoughtful approach and commitment to philanthropy, the Carter Inspiring Partner award will be presented to Delta Dental of Rhode Island.

This will be the first annual meeting the foundation will hold after the October 2017 death of long-time philanthropist John Carter.

Emily Gowdey-Backus is a staff writer for PBN. You can follow her on Twitter @FlashGowdey or contact her via email, gowdey-backus@pbn.com.