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SANTANDER BANK awarded 12 grants for local nonprofit efforts to aid low- to moderate-income communities in the fields of affordable housing, community services, economic and small business development, financial education development, neighborhood revitalization and workforce development. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANGEL NAVARRETE

Santander awards grants to 12 local nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – Santander Bank committed $4 million nationwide to nonprofit organizations that support low- and moderate-income individuals, families and communities in the bank’s United...
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, PHIL MASON of ServiceMaster by Mason; Elizabeth Eckel, chief marketing officer for The Washington Trust Co.; and Beth Markowski-Roop of ServiceMaster by Mason pose with donated peanut butter at Washington Trust's Westerly Branch as ServiceMaster by Mason delivers boxes of peanut butter to Washington Trust's 19th annual Peanut Butter Drive. / COURTESY THE WASHINGTON TRUST CO.

Washington Trust collects 3.4 tons of peanut butter during annual drive

WESTERLY — About 6,800 pounds, or 3.4 tons, of peanut butter were collected for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and 12 area food...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION says it had a record year for contributions in 2018, collecting $114 million in total funds, according to the organization's annual report. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards record $52M in 2018, despite steep drop in...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation awarded a record $52 million in grants to more than 1,900 nonprofits in 2018 despite seeing its annual...
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...
PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

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...
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