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Edesia program easy sell

Since its founding, Edesia Inc. has been dependent on public funding to pay for and distribute its products, life-saving peanut-based food that it manufactures...
LONGTIME LEADER: Carolyn Belisle, managing director of community relations for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island in Providence, has been with the company for 17 years. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Belisle’s leadership weaves community, service throughout health care

Women to Watch, Professional Services | Carolyn Belisle, Blue Cross & Blue Shield R.I.Community relations is no longer an accessory to business strategy. It’s...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION reported that its total assets increased to $957 million by the end of 2017 in its latest Annual Report. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Rhode Island Foundation reports 14% increase in assets in 2017

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation’s assets totaled $957.4 million at the end of 2017, a $120.6 million, or 14.4 percent, year-over-year increase, according...
THE UNIVERISTY OF RHODE ISLAND received a $1 million gift from the Eleanor F. and Edward W. Barlow estate to create the Eleanor F. Barlow Nursing Scholarship Endowment. / COURTESY URI

URI receives $1M gift to start nursing scholarship

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island has received a $1 million gift to provide scholarships for students of the College of Nursing,...

A good design for R.I.’s future

It was a good sign that despite diminished funding, DESIGNxRI was able to make 13 grants to local design firms in its 2017-2018 cohort...
STUDENTS FROM William Winsor Elementary School in Smithfield, which was one of the schools statewide to win grants for classroom innovation from the Rhode Island Foundation. Nearly two dozen school districts will share $153,000 in grants. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

$153K in RIF classroom innovation grants shared by 23 R.I. towns,...

PROVIDENCE - More than 150 educators, among them many elementary school teachers, in 23 Rhode Island cities and towns will share $153,000 in grants...
HASBRO TEAMED UP with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program and Hillwood Airways to donate 30,000 toys and games to families in need in Puerto Rico this week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SPRINGER

Hasbro helps USMC Reserve Toys for Tots program deliver 30K toys...

PAWTUCKET - Hasbro Inc., the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program and Hillwood Airways collaborated to ship 30,000 toys and games to...
IN A 2017 RANKING, Wallethub found Rhode Island to be the second least charitable state in the nation./ PHOTO COURTESY WALLETHUB

Report: R.I. remains one of the least charitable states in the...

PROVIDENCE - In line with previous studies, WalletHub announced Tuesday it found Rhode Island to be the second least charitable state in the nation...
David M. Bodah has raised millions of dollars over the years for worthwhile charities across the state. He holds an MBA, is a certified fundraising executive and is a past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Giving is good for business but better for people

David M. Bodah | American Heart Association Southern New England executive directorOver the course of my career, I have witnessed a professionalization of the...
CVS HEALTH donated $10 million in funds and supplies to help hurricane relief efforts around the country. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

CVS donates $10M in aid to hurricane rebuilding efforts

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. has donated $10 million in funds and products to various hurricane rebuilding efforts, the company announced Tuesday.CVS raised $4...
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