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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...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO expects to raise and spend millions of dollars more than her opponents in the gubernatorial race. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo has significant fundraising lead in primary campaign finance filing

PROVIDENCE – Candidates for the Rhode Island gubernatorial race filed their 50-day before the primary reports Tuesday that include estimated campaign receipts and expenditures. Gov....
INVESTING IN R.I.: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Brown says Rhode Island should follow North Dakota in setting up a revenue-generating bank for the state. He says the lending bank would partner with local community groups and credit unions, with profits reinvested in the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Matt Brown wants R.I.’s governor to focus less on business interests...

Matt Brown, a longtime activist for social, educational and environmental causes, wants to bring that mission to the top level of state government next...

Giving back

Have you or your company participated in/hosted fundraising events? Yes: 83.33% No: 16.67% Yes, but in sponsorship only: 0% How often do you take part in fundraisers? Every six...

Raising funds, on a serious tip

A little girl asked to see the president of a large company. She explained her club was raising money and asked if he would...
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