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Five Questions With: Katie Gradowski

This year, Katie Gradowski, industries director of nonprofit community arts organization AS220, is organizing the Providence Mini Maker Faire with longtime supporter Brian Jepson....

10 R.I. nonprofits get helping hand from HarborOne Foundation

WARWICK – HarborOne Foundation Rhode Island is awarding grants to 10 nonprofits in Rhode Island for their work assisting children and families.“We are excited...

Durkee honored by Gamm Theatre for arts commitment

STEVE DURKEE, senior associate for Providence-based real estate development firm Cornish Associates, was presented with the David Wax Award for Outstanding Commitment to the...
ONE FOR THE BOOKS: Aaron Peterman, Providence Public Library chief operating officer, has played a key role in the library’s $25 million renovation, including helping to get millions of dollars in tax credits and reimbursements for the project.
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Leading Providence Public Library into its next chapter

2019 C-Suite Awards | CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, NONPROFIT: AARON PETERMAN | PROVIDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARYAARON PETERMAN, chief operating officer at Providence Public Library, is excited...

Five Questions With: Shauna Duffy

Recently promoted to executive director of AS220, former Managing Director Shauna Duffy assumed the new solo executive position on Jan. 1, after former Artistic...
Shey Rivera (left) and Shauna Duffy (right) pose with a recreation of the iconic AS220 propeller. On Dec. 31 Rivera will depart the nonprofit arts group to pursue personal endeavors while Duffy has been promoted to a new role for the group, executive director. / COURTESY AS220

AS220 appoints Duffy to new ED role, following departure of artistic...

PROVIDENCE – The leadership duo of Shey Rivera and Shauna Duffy, which co-led AS220 for the past three years, will dissolve at the end...
IN TUNE: More and more, institutions are reconfiguring bathrooms to be more inclusive of transgender people. Shauna Duffy, managing director of Providence’s AS220, is overseeing a renovation project that will include adding a gender-neutral restroom on its first floor.
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Transgender bathroom issue moves to the fore

Before starting a $4 million remodeling of its Empire Street complex in downtown Providence, leaders of the nonprofit community arts organization AS220 thought carefully...
AS220 LAUNCHED A $5 million fundraising “All Access Campaign” to raise money for improvements to its Empire Street location in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

AS220 launches $5M fundraising campaign for building improvements

PROVIDENCE – AS220 has begun its $5 million “All Access Campaign” to raise capital for upcoming improvements to its Empire Street property.The money will...
THE STADIUM THEATRE Performing Arts Centre will host its 16th annual Auction for the Arts May 31. / COURTESY STADIUM THEATRE PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

Philanthropy Calendar, May 11, 2018

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks in advance of...
CELBRATING ­DIVERSITY: Bert Crenca, a Providence artist and founder of AS220, stands in front of “Types,” a series of five murals he painted on the historical façade of the Providence National Bank building at 35 Weybosset St, which is meant to celebrate the diversity of people. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Is Providence ready to make good on a 38-year-old commitment to...

As founder of AS220, Bert Crenca travels frequently. He often speaks to national audiences about the alternative-arts organization, one of the largest such nonprofits...
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