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PASSING IT ON: Ben Giguere, left, founder of Gather LLC, on Atwells Avenue in Providence, shows Jairus Burdick how to make a drinking glass. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Glass blowing for masses

Growing up in New Hampshire and Vermont, Ben Giguere, founder of Gather LLC, a Providence glass blowing studio-cum-community center, drew inspiration for his future...
VALUABLE PRODUCT: United Way of Rhode Island CEO Anthony Maione said UWRI set a fundraising goal of $260,000 from 260 new donors, but the organization has raised north of $500,000 with roughly 115 donors so far. An anonymous donation of another $500,000 has pushed the total above nearly $1 million, a sign donors see the value of UWRI, he said.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY


UWRI CEO Anthony Maione is retiring after 13 years at the...

For 15 years at the United Way of Rhode Island, Anthony Maione has sought to better the lives of Rhode Islanders and improve their...
THE RHODE ISLAND CHAPTER of the Alzheimer’s Association will hold its annual golf tournament June 21 at Newport National Golf Club in Middletown. / COURTESY ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION

Philanthropy Calendar, June 8, 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...
EIGHT RHODE ISLAND-BASED nonprofit organizations will share $140,000 of the $1.5 million recently donated nationwide by Citizens Bank to increase financial literacy. From left, Keith Kelly, president, Citizens Bank Rhode Island; Tony Maione, CEO, United Way of Rhode Island; Barbara Cottam, head of corporate affairs, Citizens Bank; and R.I. Treasurer Seth Magaziner. / COURTESY CITIZENS BANK

8 local nonprofits benefit from Citizens financial literacy campaign

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to increase financial literacy in the Ocean State, eight Rhode Island-based nonprofit organizations will share $140,000 of the $1.5...
DRAMATIC CHANGE: Johnson & Wales CEO John J. Bowen says the most dramatic change in his 44 years at JWU is its ability to graduate students with a manageable debt, growing its discount rate for first-time, full-time students from 20.7 percent in 2003-2004 to 54 percent today.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Retiring CEO John Bowen has helped JWU expand and prosper. What...

For 44 years, John J. Bowen has been a fixture in the Johnson & Wales University community. In January, the chancellor, president and CEO...
CASEY SEYMOUR KIM, of the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, performs during "The Musical." The Gamm Theatre will host its annual Gamm Gala 33 fundraiser on April 9 at the Pawtucket Armory in Pawtucket. / COURTESY HASBRO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Philanthropy Calendar, March 30, 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...
CASEY SEYMOUR KIM, of the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, performs during "The Musical." The Gamm Theatre will host its annual Gamm Gala 33 fundraiser on April 9 at the Pawtucket Armory in Pawtucket. / COURTESY HASBRO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Philanthropy Calendar, March 23, 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...
CASEY SEYMOUR KIM, of the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, performs during "The Musical." The Gamm Theatre will host its annual Gamm Gala 33 fundraiser on April 9 at the Pawtucket Armory in Pawtucket. / COURTESY HASBRO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Philanthropy Calendar, March 16, 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...
CASEY SEYMOUR KIM, of the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, performs during "The Musical." The Gamm Theatre will host its annual Gamm Gala 33 fundraiser on April 9 at the Pawtucket Armory in Pawtucket. / COURTESY HASBRO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Philanthropy Calendar, March 9, 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...
FLICKER'S RHODE ISLAND International Film Festival will host its ninth annual Red Carpet Experience gala celebrating the 36th anniversary of the Flickers’ Arts Collaborative on March 4 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Providence Biltmore Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Philanthropy Calendar, March 2, 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...
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