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FLEXIBLE DOLLARS: David Caprio, president of Children’s Friend, a nonprofit social service and education agency in Providence, speaks to the kids at Friendship Center. Caprio says although individual and corporate donations make up less than 10 percent of the nonprofit’s budget, those are its most flexible dollars. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nonprofits wary of tax law’s impact on giving

For nonprofits that solicit individual and corporate donations, one of the potential pitfalls of the new federal tax law is the doubling of the...
FROM LEFT, DAVID CAPRIO, president and CEO of Children’s Friend, poses with Barbara Cottam, chairman of the Citizens Charitable Foundation, and Bruce Van Saun, chairman and CEO of Citizens Bank, at a recent event, where a $35,000 grant was presented from Citizens Charitable Foundation to Children’s Friend. / COURTESY CITIZENS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

Children’s Friend receives $35K grant from Citizens Charitable Foundation

PROVIDENCE – In a mid-December vote, Citizens Bank employees chose to donate $35,000 raised by the company’s employee base to Children’s Friend via the...
STEPHANIE VITO, team leader in the corporate affairs division of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, was named 2017 BlueAngel of the Year by the company for donating $500 from BCBSRI to Children’s Friend, a Providence-based youth social services nonprofit organization. Pictured, from left, with the check: Carolyn Belisle, BCBSRI managing director of community relations; Vito; and Kim Keck, BCBSRI president and CEO. / COURTESY BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLAND

BCBSRI names Vito 2017 BlueAngel of the Year

PROVIDENCE – In its annual celebration of employees who give back to the community, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island named Stephanie...
PICTURED AT INTERNATIONAL GAME Technology PLC's Breakfast with Santa are global solutions chairman Donald Sweitzer as Santa, his wife Sheri as Mrs. Clause and Hannah Wiczek, daughter of Angela Wiczek, IGT's vice president of corporate communications. / COURTESY INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY PLC

IGT Holiday Giving Campaign benefits multiple charities

PROVIDENCE – In its 2017 Holiday Giving Campaign, International Game Technology PLC supported multiple local nonprofit organizations, including the Rhode Island Community Food Bank,...
HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE take the plunge for Special Olympics Rhode Island on Jan. 1 at Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett. The annual Penguin Plunge event has raised more than $2 million over three decades. / COURTESY KATIE LARSH

Philanthropy Calendar, Dec. 22, 2017

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to Nicole Dotzenrod at nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks...
The Joy in Childhood Foundation presented three grants totaling $135,000 to three Rhode Island-based nonprofits Wednesday./ PHOTO COURTESY THE JOY IN CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION

Mass. nonprofit awards $135K to three R.I. organizations

PROVIDENCE - Three grants totaling $135,000 were awarded Wednesday to three Rhode Island-based organizations as part of a $2.7 million charitable campaign by The...
HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE take the plunge for Special Olympics Rhode Island on Jan. 1 at Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett. The annual Penguin Plunge event has raised more than $2 million over three decades. / COURTESY KATIE LARSH

Philanthropy Calendar, Dec. 15, 2017

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to Nicole Dotzenrod at nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks...
DRESSED UP TO PLAY: Children’s Friend staff have fun at the agency, even though the nature of the work is serious. / COURTESY CHILDREN’S FRIEND

Large companies, 10, Children’s Friend

Employees in R.I.: 386 CEO and President David Caprio Questions answered by: David Caprio What three words best describe your staff? Diverse, passionate, dedicated. What three words would...

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