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Swimmers and kayakers in the fourth wave of the 40th Save The Bay Swim in August 2016 get ready to start their 1.7-nautical-mile challenge from Newport to Jamestown. The 42nd annual event will take place Saturday, Aug. 4. / COURTESY SAVE THE BAY

Philanthropy Calendar, July 20, 2018

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com or research@PBN.com at least four weeks in...

Providence’s neighborhoods in the spotlight with new online guides

On a sunny, June afternoon, two women stop to greet one another – one entering, one exiting Seven Stars Bakery on Hope Street, on...
IN THE SWING: An 18-hole golf course is one of many outdoor amenities offered for corporate outings and retreats by The Preserve at Boulder Hills in Richmond. Other activities include tennis, indoor shooting and sporting clay events, and scavenger hunts.
 / COURTESY THE PRESERVE AT BOULDER HILLS

Outdoors a draw for summer outings

The state’s array of outdoor amenities gives businesses a host of options beyond the stereotypical hotel ballroom for summer team-building getaways and other staff...

Feast with the Beasts to raise funds for Roger Williams Park...

PROVIDENCE – The Zoobilee! Feast with the Beasts annual fundraiser for the Roger Williams Park Zoo, presented by Alex and Ani, will return June...
MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA announced the city's new Advanced Internship Program Monday. The program will match qualified Providence youth ages 14-24 with an employer for paid internships. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Elorza introduces Advanced Internship Program for Providence youth

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza joined numerous leaders in the public and private sectors in announcing the city's Advanced Internship Program Monday.The program...
SOLE SURVIVOR: Tracy Hartman is the CEO of Yawgoo Valley, the only ski park still in operation in Rhode Island. The business has remained viable by diversifying its offerings, adding a water park in 1991 and a snow-tubing hill in 1995. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Yes, winter is challenging, but should it prevent R.I. from attracting...

Originally established as a ski park in Exeter in 1965, ­Yawgoo Valley celebrates all that the Ocean State has to offer tourists and locals...
CELBRATING ­DIVERSITY: Bert Crenca, a Providence artist and founder of AS220, stands in front of “Types,” a series of five murals he painted on the historical façade of the Providence National Bank building at 35 Weybosset St, which is meant to celebrate the diversity of people. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Is Providence ready to make good on a 38-year-old commitment to...

As founder of AS220, Bert Crenca travels frequently. He often speaks to national audiences about the alternative-arts organization, one of the largest such nonprofits...
THE LIPPITT HOUSE MUSEUM is one of 185 nonprofit organizations to receive a total $18.1 million in grants from the Champlin Foundation in 2017. / COURTESY LIPPITT HOUSE MUSEUM

Champlin Foundation caps year at $18.1M in donations

CRANSTON - In a year-end recap, the Champlin Foundation announced Wednesday the organization donated $18.1 million to 175 local nonprofit organizations in 2017 with...
A RED PANDA enjoys the snowy weather in a past winter scene from the Roger Williams Park Zoo./ PHOTO COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS PARK ZOO

Free admission to Roger Williams Park Zoo Black Friday

PROVIDENCE - The Roger Williams Park Zoo will offer free admission on Friday, Nov. 24 according to a statement by the nonprofit organization Thursday.“The...
JANICE POTHIER PAC is the director of volunteer engagement for United Way of Rhode Island. / COURTESY UNITED WAY OF RHODE ISLAND

Five Questions With: Janice Pothier Pac

Janice Pothier Pac, the director of volunteer engagement for United Way of Rhode Island, joined the organization in early 2016 to strategically expand opportunities...
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