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Pacheco named new CEO and president of Special Olympics Rhode Island

EDWIN R. PACHECO, formerly the interim executive director of external relations and communications at Rhode Island College who was also a state representative and...
BROWN UNIVERSITY received a $25 million gift from alums Aysha and Omar Shoman to help fund international financial aid for students. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University receives $25M gift to support international financial aid

PROVIDENCE – A pair of siblings who are Brown University alumni has provided their alma mater the largest gift for international financial aid in...
NEW SHOES: Joshua Swift, left, and David Maceroni, in their East Providence warehouse where they receive and ship out shoes for their new company, Dash Running LLC. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Dash makes swift entry in shoe sales

Joshua Swift is his own target audience: a recreational runner sick of paying too much for fancy running shoes from brand-name companies. And he figured...
SOPHIA ACADEMY announced Monday that it has received a $2 million gift from an anonymous donor to substantially boost the Providence-based school's endowment.

Sophia Academy receives $2M anonymous gift

PROVIDENCE – An all-girls middle school that educates students from low-income families received a substantial gift from an anonymous donor to help grow the...
CHIEF COMMUNICATOR: Arianne Corrente joined the Rhode Island Foundation six years ago and is now focused on raising the profile of the nonprofit as vice president of marketing and communications. 
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Communication key to raising funds at Rhode Island Foundation

2022 C-Suite Awards: Nonprofit/Social Service Agency | Arianne Corrente, Rhode Island Foundation vice president of marketing and communications Arianne Corrente has worked at the Rhode...
THE UNITED WAY of Rhode Island received a $1 million commitment from Papitto Opportunity Connection to help fund the proposed nonprofit resource center.

United Way of R.I. receives $1M commitment for planned nonprofit resource...

PROVIDENCE – The United Way of Rhode Island’s push to create a statewide nonprofit resource center was given a seven-figure financial boost, courtesy of...

BankNewport highlights 2021 philanthropy

NEWPORT – BankNewport gave more than  $1.2 million to local nonprofits through grants, sponsorships, community donations and other financial support in 2021, according to...
Michele Lederberg

Blue Cross receives philanthropy award from Rhode Island Foundation

MICHELLE LEDERBERG is the executive vice president, chief legal officer and chief administrative officer at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, which...
COLLABORATIVE MEETING: Staff and members at Direct Action for Rights and Equality collaborate at the office. Clockwise from left, Jordan Jace, Behind The Walls member; Debra Harris, outreach coordinator; Christopher V. Samih-­Rotondo, interim director; and Anusha Alles, staff organizer for Behind The Walls. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

More focus on racial justice causes

It’s been a trying year-plus for Rhode Island-based nonprofits whose missions center around diversity, equity and racial inclusion. The murders of George Floyd and other...
THE RHODE ISLAND Foundation has awarded close to $450,000 in grants to local organizations helping Rhode Islanders cope with the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards $450K in COVID-19 relief grants to organizations

PROVIDENCE – Close to $450,000 in grants were awarded by the Rhode Island Foundation to local nonprofit organizations assisting Rhode Islanders who are still...

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