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HUNGRY TO HELP: Heather Hole Strout, left, executive director of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Newport, distributes chowder and chicken vegetable bean soup to the needy recently in a new partnership with McGrath Clambakes Inc. of Newport. Assisting with the distribution are T.R. McGrath, third from left, owner of McGrath Clambakes, and his daughter Aibhlinn. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Challenges for nonprofits reach unimagined heights

It’s times like these that Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island President Kathleen Cloutier feels as though all the nonprofits in Rhode Island are...
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN raised $24.7 million during the 2019-20 fiscal year. Of that amount, it raised a school-record $15.8 million for student financial aid. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

RISD sets school record for most student financial aid raised

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School of Design raised the most money for student financial aid in the school’s history during the 2020 fiscal...
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Laboissonniere receives Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man of the Year honors

RICHARD LABOISSONNIERE, a North Providence resident, is the recipient of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2020 Man of the Year honors. The recognition is...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND announced Thursday it has launched it's largest fundraising campaign to date, seeking to raise $250 million by 2024. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI’s largest-ever campaign seeks to raise $250M by 2024

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island announced Thursday that it has launched a $250 million campaign, the largest such campaign in the...

Bryant’s capital campaign concludes with record $111M raised

SMITHFIELD – The capital campaign that Bryant University launched in 2014 reached a defining moment at the end of 2019: setting a record for...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY'S CAPITAL CAMPAIGN has raised $111 million, the most money raised in the university's 156-year history. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant’s capital campaign concludes with record $111M raised

SMITHFIELD – The capital campaign that Bryant University launched in 2014 reached a defining moment at the end of 2019: Setting a record for...
THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN is launching a fellowship program, called the Society of Presidential Fellows, that will allow some graduate students to attend RISD tuition-free.

RISD using $10M anonymous gift to launch tuition-free fellowship

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School of Design is using a $10 million anonymous gift – the school's largest ever earmarked for financial aid...
BROWN UNIVERSITY says it finished the fiscal year 2019 with $420.6 million in donations and gifts, a record for the Ivy League school. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University raises a record $420.6M in donations in fiscal 2019

PROVIDENCE – Gifts and donation commitments to Brown University totaled a record $420.6 million in the fiscal year 2019, eclipsing last year's record-setting mark...
TAKING STOCK: Volunteers Ruth Balzano, left, and Dorothy Villani stock food at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank in Providence. Villani said the food bank has lost a lot of volunteers over the years, while Balzano said donations are distributed quickly and more are always needed. / PBN PHOTO / EMILY GOWDEY-BACKUS

Each year Rhode Islanders face the ever-present need for food, clothing...

On a rainy, mid-November morning, five longtime volunteers sorted donations at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank headquarters in Providence. Aged 68 to 84 and...

Nonprofits helping keep charity alive

Rhode Island is annually at or near the bottom of state rankings measuring charity, especially when it comes to volunteering. Such rankings, however, do not...

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