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IN 2018, the Rhode Island Foundation awarded $52 million in grants to over 1,800 nonprofits. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Rhode Island Foundation awards record $52M in 2018

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Foundation awarded $52 million in grants to more than 1,800 nonprofit organizations in 2018, according to the foundation Monday.The...
MONEY MATTERS: From left, Andy Posner, founder and CEO of the Capital Good Fund, and loan officers Roxana Mercado and Ellie Parada discuss strategies for helping clients navigate debt and personal finance at the company’s office in Providence.  
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Commitment to one another binds a community together

So far, February has been a good month for social equity.The Capital Good Fund, a federally certified community-development financial institution, lends to underserved populations...

Five Questions With: Lori Stedman

Lori Stedman is the marketing director for the Jonnycake Center of Westerly. In her role, she works collaboratively to build integrated marketing campaigns with...
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Five Questions With Cortney Nicolato

Cortney Nicolato | President & CEO, United Way of Rhode Island 1 What experiences will you draw on as United Way’s new president and CEO? Rhode...
A CONSISTENT NEED: Nicole Dufresne, CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of Rhode Island, reminds potential donors that older children, not just young ones, look forward to gifts during the holidays. From left, Lania Bonilla, 11; Jaylh Wheeler, 8; Dufresne; Dasia Spiver, 12; Noah Bonilla, 7. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, Nov. 26, 2018

Each year Rhode Islanders face the ever-present need for food, clothing and holiday gifts. Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC...
DEVOTED LEADER: Dr. Timothy J. Babineau, right, sees service as not just his profession but as a way of life he is passing along to his children, as it was passed on to him as a boy. Babineau speaks with David Levesque, media relations, Lifespan. 
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Babineau’s early years guide service-oriented work, leadership

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Corporate citizenship: Dr. Timothy J. Babineau, president and CEO, Lifespan Corp.When it comes to creating a career, sometimes family influence is...
PITCHING IN: From left, National Grid Rhode Island employees Walter Palmer and Chelsea Perkins help paint a room at a homeless shelter for the Community Care Alliance in Woonsocket on Oct. 19. National Grid employees volunteer their time for a variety of causes throughout the state.
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National Grid empowers employees’ community service

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Community involvement: National Grid Rhode IslandNational Grid Rhode Island dives right in when it comes to community service – or at...

Politics makes fundraising complex

It is standard fare for Rhode Island to have ballot measures that involve public expenditures for broad social goals, be it affordable housing, or...
HOLDING STEADY: Anthony Maione is retiring from the United Way of Rhode Island on Dec. 31 after 15 years with the nonprofit, and 13 as CEO. He said competing for funds in Rhode Island has always been difficult, but it’s grown even more so with technology and social media providing alternative fundraising methods such as GoFundMe and Kickstarter. However, he said the nonprofit has leveled off in terms of raising revenue, bringing in about $12 million for the past five or six years.
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UWRI CEO Anthony Maione is retiring after 13 years with ‘no...

(Editor’s note: This is a condensed version of a story that was originally published in the June 15 print edition. The United Way in...
SWIM ACROSS AMERICA raised more than $220,000 for Women & Infants Hospital's Center for Biomarkers and Emerging Technologies in its ninth annual fundraising swim at Roger Wheeler State Beach. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

Swim Across America raises $220K for Women & Infants with Narragansett...

NARRAGANSETT – The ninth annual Swim Across America fundraising swim at Roger Wheeler State Beach raised more than $220,000 to support research at Women...
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