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A STRONG RESPONSE: Community College of Rhode Island President Meghan Hughes says that the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship program has increased the number of enrolled first-time, full-time students by nearly 50 percent. / PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Public-private support yields a big win for R.I.’s future

It’s a wonderful thing when a plan works, and the latest example is the success of the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship program, a signature...
THE 11TH ANNUAL Ralph J. Pecchia Kite Day will be held this weekend at Brenton Point State Park in Newport to aid the Rhode Island chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Philanthropy Calendar, July 28, 2017

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to Nicole Dotzenrod at nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks...
THE SAINT VINCENT'S HOME 12TH ANNUAL Motorcycle Run and Raffle will be held on Sunday, Aug. 20, beginning at 9 a.m. at 2425 Highland Ave., in Fall River. /COURTESY SAINT VINCENT'S HOME

Philanthropy Calendar, July 21, 2017

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to Nicole Dotzenrod at nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks...
THE SAINT VINCENT'S HOME 12TH ANNUAL Motorcycle Run and Raffle will be held on Sunday, Aug. 20, beginning at 9 a.m. at 2425 Highland Ave., in Fall River. /COURTESY SAINT VINCENT'S HOME

Philanthropy Calendar, July 14, 2017

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to Nicole Dotzenrod at nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks...
PREVIEW SOME OF the top picks of the upcoming Little Compton Antiques Festival on Aug. 4 from 6-8 p.m. The event will benefit Preserve Rhode Island and the LCHS. /COURTESY PRESERVE RHODE ISLAND

Philanthropy Calendar, July 7, 2017

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to Nicole Dotzenrod at nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks...
PREVIEW SOME OF the top picks of the upcoming Little Compton Antiques Festival on Aug. 4 from 6-8 p.m. The event will benefit Preserve Rhode Island and the LCHS. /COURTESY PRESERVE RHODE ISLAND

Philanthropy Calendar, June 30, 2017

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to Nicole Dotzenrod at nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks...
THE 8TH ANNUAL Pints for Paws, hosted by the Providence Animal Rescue League, will feature craft beer samples, games and raffles, live music, pet supplies and more. /COURTESY PROVIDENCE ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE

Philanthropy Calendar, June 23, 2017

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to Nicole Dotzenrod at nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks...
HELPING HANDS: Keith Lang, executive director of 84-year-old, Cranston-based Champlin Foundation, speaks with Donna Maria Blanchette.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions with Keith Lang

1. The Champlin Foundation has a long history of philanthropy in Rhode Island. What are your primary areas of focus? Nearly 90 percent of...
LIFESPAN'S NEWPORT HOSPITAL announced the recipients of the 2017 Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund awards on Wednesday.

Newport Hospital’s Frederick Henry Price Memorial Fund awards $83K to local...

NEWPORT - Newport Hospital awarded $83,125 from the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund to 20 organizations throughout the Newport community, Lifespan Inc. announced Wednesday.“We’re...
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo/PBN FILE PHOTO

Raimondo meets, discusses education initiatives with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina M. Raimondo had a personal meeting in Rhode Island with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, to discuss...
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