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David Burnham Maritime Fund for Paul Cuffee School
By Jean Cohoon / March 5, 2015
The late David Burnham, inaugural president of the Paul Cuffee School board of trustees, once stated, “The dream of those of us who founded the school has always been to enable boys and girls to become familiar with the vast world of water.”

Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 4, 2015
In Rhode Island, a brain injury occurs every hour according to the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island. This statewide nonprofit, founded in 1983, has as its mission “to prevent brain injury and to enhance the lives of those affected by brain injury.”

Boys and Girls Clubs of Providence Operational Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 3, 2015
“We are about kids who deserve a better life. We are about listening to the whys of hurts, and the how to make them better," states Nicole Dufresne, executive director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Providence.

Blount Fine Foods Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 2, 2015
The Blount family has been in the food business for five generations, beginning in the 1880s when Eddie B. Blount started an oyster packing business in West Barrington, RI.

Belmont Chapel Preservation Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 27, 2015
The August Belmont Memorial Chapel has commanded a dominant presence at the Island Cemetery in Newport since its construction in 1886.

Friends of Beechwood/North Kingstown Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 26, 2015
The North Kingstown Senior Association (dba Friends of Beechwood) is “dedicated to enhancing the social, recreational, and educational opportunities for all North Kingstown seniors.”

Edward F. Almon Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 25, 2015
From his years in semi-pro baseball, to decades of coaching Little League and Babe Ruth, to cheering on his children – and later grandchildren – Edward F. “Ted” Almon was a sports enthusiast.

AIA Rhode Island Scholarship Fund and AIA Rhode Island / DF Pray Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 24, 2015
The AIA Rhode Island Architectural Forum, the charitable arm of AIA Rhode Island (a chapter of the American Institute of Architects), was established to support educational programs within the architectural community. The Forum provides this support primarily through scholarships.

Mark G. Adrain Memorial Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 23, 2015
“Mark was a great guy, very loving, and very much into family,” says Alyn Adrain of her late brother who died in 1990 from viral myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart. He was 35.

Patty and Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship Fund
By Connie Grosch / January 5, 2015
Patty and Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation

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