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Richard C. and Ellen M. Gower Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“I fell in love with Rhode Island. It’s beautiful, close to skiing and the ocean, and Providence is such a nice, small city. There’s always something going on.” - Ellen Gower

Baum Fund for Emmanuel Church and Brown Fund for Emmanuel Church
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
"The Foundation is so aligned with our mission of service to the community. It was a clear choice for the Vestry and me.” - The Rev. Dr. Anita Schell-Lambert

Iona Blake Dobbins Scholarship Fund for the Visual Arts
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“The scholarship fund is a way to keep Iona’s name alive, to tell people about her passions, and to help get young people to the next level in their artistic efforts." - Kristie Gardiner

Dimock Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“The environment has always been important to my family...Nature’s always been pretty close to home." - Stan Dimock

Thomas DePetrillo and Carol Keefe Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“Having money is nice, but it is a blessing only if you share some of it to help your community and those less fortunate than you.” - Tom DePetrillo

Frieda Dengal Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“She (Frieda Dengal) wanted to give to something where she could do the most good…where her fund could grow and where it would be added to other funds to have an even greater impact.” - Christine Driscoll

Denby Family Fund for Public Art in Providence
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“We have personally seen very lively, inspirational outdoor art. It can lift up the aesthetic profile of a city and improve a city’s economic position through new tourism and convention business. Having cool, fun art would do great things for the city.” - Charles Denby, M.D.

Delmonico Family Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“This permanent fund is a wonderful way to keep the Delmonico family name alive, while also contributing to the community." - Gilda “Jill” Delmonico

Cranston Historical Society Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
Protect, preserve, promote. Those are the words Sandra Moyer, president of the Cranston Historical Society, uses to succinctly explain the Society’s mission.

Samuel J. and Esther Chester Arts Fund, Samuel J. and Esther Chester Medical Research Fund, and Louis and Goldie Chester Full Plate Kosher Food Pantry Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“He (Sam Chester) followed his interests with a passion and always wanted to help people.” - Tony Del Vecchio

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