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KLR/Brian A. Altomari Memorial Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 28, 2018
“We think this is an essential thing to do in Brian’s honor to help another individual seek the professional success he attained. " - Anthony Mangiarelli, CPA, partner and shareholder at KLR

Our economy needs quality jobs and prosperous businesses
By Jessica David / March 26, 2018
For our economy to truly thrive, we need both prosperous businesses and people in quality jobs, making wages that can sustain their families.

Theresa Rossi Petrella College Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 23, 2018
“My mother was generous even though she didn’t have a lot of resources. I love that she modeled and taught me to help others and to be generous.” - Diane Petrella

School facilities are the foundation for learning
By Lisa DiMartino / March 21, 2018
Through our strategic initiative, Educational Success, we're committed to improving the quality of educational environments and reducing the disparities across districts and between facilities.

$10,000 grants for proposals to enhance the community
By Chris Barnett / March 20, 2018
Proposals should spark community engagement at the local level, be easily accessible to the community, involve new or enhance existing community partnerships, be doable, have a meaningful impact on the community, create lasting impact and make exceptionally good use of the funds.

$2.8 million available to improve health
By Chris Barnett / March 19, 2018
We will give priority to proposals that bring together clinical organizations, community-based organizations, and residents to improve the health of communities with high rates of illness, chronic disease or other adverse health outcomes.

Town Dock Charitable Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 16, 2018
"Giving back and supporting our community is part of our (company's) purpose statement." - Ryan Clark, president and CEO, The Town Dock

Welcoming our new partners in philanthropy
By Jim Sanzi / March 14, 2018
Every year, we are privileged and humbled by the fact that so many individuals, families, and nonprofit organizations create a fund with us or join our legacy society with their future gift intention.

Carter Spark Grants bolster classroom innovation
By Chris Barnett / March 12, 2018
Elementary school teachers in 23 cities and towns will share $153,000 in grants from the program launched by philanthropists Letitia and the late John Carter.

Tides Family Services Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 9, 2018
“Tides takes pride in taking risks to develop new programs to meet the changing needs of the families we serve." - Beth Bixby, chief executive officer

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