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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

Don't stop at 12...
By Jessica David / December 17, 2014
Every day is an opportunity to give something back to the community, and there are more great organizations than we could spotlight over the course of a year.

Leaving a legacy
By Jim Sanzi / December 12, 2014
Leaving a legacy means different things to different people, but it is one of my favorite concepts because it is almost always about something good.

Tell us your bold idea for Rhode Island
By Jessica David / December 5, 2014
Submit your application by December 12 to receive $300,000 over three years.

For Professional Advisors: Trust-worthy decisions
By Jim Sanzi / November 25, 2014
Along with the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants, we co-hosted a continuing education seminar for professional advisors: attorneys, financial planners, and CPA’s, who often face complex situations in an increasingly challenging climate.

Is it better to give or receive?
By Jim Sanzi / November 4, 2014
Partnering with inspired and inspiring Rhode Islanders for the last 98 years gives the Foundation the privilege of seeing first-hand the power of philanthropy.

Celebrating our 1916 Society
By Jim Sanzi / October 8, 2014
Yesterday over eighty Foundation donors gathered to celebrate their commitment to philanthropy.

Proceeds of book highlighting Latino history in Rhode Island to benefit the Juanita Sánchez Community Fund
By Inés Merchán / September 2, 2014
Marta V. Martínez, Executive Director of Rhode Island Latino Arts, recently published a book of stories she collected over the past 20 years for the Latino Oral History Project of RI.

Eight students receive Rhode Island Association of Former Legislators Scholarship Fund awards
By Connie Grosch / July 2, 2014
Rhode Island Association of Former Legislators awards $12,000 in scholarships.

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