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Five Questions With: Mary Brooks ‘Polly’ Wall

As of the new year, Mary Brooks “Polly” Wall is the new Rhode Island Foundation board chair. A retired Royal Bank of Scotland executive,...
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...

Rhode Island Foundation announces 2019 Annual Meeting awardees

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has announced the honorees for its 2019 Annual Meeting, which is scheduled for May 16 at the R.I....
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced the launch of a $1.45 million emergency loan fund for small businesses on Aquidneck Island directly impacted by the gas shutoff last week. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I., National Grid announce aid for Aquidneck Island small businesses

NEWPORT – Rhode Island has created a $1.45 million loan fund for small businesses directly affected by the gas outage on Aquidneck Island, Gov....

Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice awarded RIF grant for home pharmacist...

PORTSMOUTH – The Rhode Island Foundation has granted the independent nonprofit Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice $80,200 for pharmacist services provided by its Home...
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Five Questions With Nina Stack

Nina Stack | Executive director, The Champlin Foundation1. You were appointed executive director in June of last year. How have you found your...
BETTER COVERAGE: R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Marie L. Ganim speaks at the PBN Health Care Summit at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick in October 2017. Ganim’s office is completing reports on the state’s four largest health insurers to ensure they are following proper standards and regulations in covering the treatment of mental illnesses and drug addiction. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Conduct exams lead to positive changes in insurance coverage for behavioral...

State reports are expected by this spring on the remaining three of Rhode Island’s four largest health insurers to determine how well they have...
HONORED SERVICE: Joe Garlick, third from left, executive director of NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley in Woonsocket, is the recipient of this year’s $50,000 Murray Family Prize for Community Enrichment from the Rhode Island Foundation. Garlick meets with Murray family members, from left, Paula McNamara, Suzanne Murray, (Garlick), Terry Murray, Megan Craigen and Terry Murray Jr., following the award ceremony.
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Garlick awarded Murray Family Prize

JOE GARLICK, executive director of Woonsocket-based nonprofit NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, was recently awarded the 2018 Murray Family Prize for Community Enrichment from the...

Wall named next Rhode Island Foundation board chair

PROVIDENCE – Mary Brooks “Polly” Wall, the retired former Royal Bank of Scotland executive, was named the next chair of the Rhode Island Foundation...
PIPE FITTER: Michael Stuba trains to become a pipe fitter for General Dynamics Electric Boat through a Westerly Education Center program put on by the Community College of Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Boost for school construction, job training

The Ocean State had its eyes on the public school system this past year, as two statewide ballot requests for funding, not to mention...
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