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INCREASED GIVING: United Way of Rhode Island President and CEO Cortney Nicolato, center, talks with Jason Boulan, project manager, digital media marketing, and Angela Bannerman Ankoma, executive vice president, director of community investment. Nicolato said the nonprofit has so far seen an increase in giving this year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Proving value key to preserving donations

The new federal tax law implemented this year – with a doubling of the standard deduction amount allowed for individuals and married couples –...
HOLDING STEADY: Anthony Maione is retiring from the United Way of Rhode Island on Dec. 31 after 15 years with the nonprofit, and 13 as CEO. He said competing for funds in Rhode Island has always been difficult, but it’s grown even more so with technology and social media providing alternative fundraising methods such as GoFundMe and Kickstarter. However, he said the nonprofit has leveled off in terms of raising revenue, bringing in about $12 million for the past five or six years.
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UWRI CEO Anthony Maione is retiring after 13 years with ‘no...

(Editor’s note: This is a condensed version of a story that was originally published in the June 15 print edition. The United Way in...
ATTENDEES SELECT BOWLS prior to walking into the Rhode Island Community Food Bank's annual Empy Bowls fundraising event last year. This year's event will be held Oct. 18 at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

Philanthropy Calendar, Oct. 5, 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...
LEAN DISCUSSION: Attendees sit in on a discussion during the GBMP’s annual Northeast Lean Conference at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass., in 2016. This year’s conference will be held at the R.I. Convention Center in Providence Oct. 10-11. / COURTESY GBMP

Editor’s Choice: GBMP to hold 14th annual Northeast Lean Conference

EDITOR’S CHOICE GBMP to hold 14th annual Northeast Lean Conference GBMP, A MASSACHUSETTS-BASED nonprofit, will hold its 14th annual Northeast Lean Conference in Rhode...

United Way hosts free Medicare open-enrollment events in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Open enrollment for 2019 Medicare coverage begins Oct. 15, so United Way of Rhode Island has scheduled five Saturday events to help...

UWRI provides $90,000 in grants to community organizations

PROVIDENCE – Nine local organizations were the recipients of a shared total of $90,000 in grants from the United Way of Rhode Island’s Olneyville...
ON THURSDAY, United Way of Rhode ISLAND announced Native Rhode Islander Cortney Nicolato would succeed Anthony Maione as UWRI president and CEO. / COURTESY UWRI

Nicolato to succeed Maione as UWRI president and CEO

PROVIDENCE - United Way of Rhode Island announced Thursday the appointment of Cortney Nicolato as president and CEO of the capital-based nonprofit organization, succeeding...
NO REGRETS: United Way of Rhode Island CEO Anthony Maione looks back on his tenure leading the nonprofit, an organization he has taken through a number of changes, all designed to bring it closer to the community it serves. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN on WJAR-TV, June 18, 2018

Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the newspaper’s most recent cover story and other...
VALUABLE PRODUCT: United Way of Rhode Island CEO Anthony Maione said UWRI set a fundraising goal of $260,000 from 260 new donors, but the organization has raised north of $500,000 with roughly 115 donors so far. An anonymous donation of another $500,000 has pushed the total above nearly $1 million, a sign donors see the value of UWRI, he said. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY


UWRI CEO Anthony Maione is retiring after 13 years at the...

For 15 years at the United Way of Rhode Island, Anthony Maione has sought to better the lives of Rhode Islanders and improve their...
ANTHONY CANDELARIO, a seventh-grade student who participates in NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley’s after-school program, speaks about the program’s positive impact on his life and academic performance during United Way of Rhode Island’s advocacy at the Statehouse May 24 in support of creating a legislative commission to improve and increase the number of the state’s out-of-school learning programs. / COURTESY UNITED WAY OF RHODE ISLAND

UWRI advocates for increased access to after-school programs

PROVIDENCE – Nearly 100 community leaders, students among them, rallied at the Statehouse May 24 on behalf of the United Way of Rhode Island’s...
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