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Reducing health care disparities in Rhode Island
By / April 8, 2015
We were pleased to host Dr. Chin, a professor of medicine at the University of Chicago and a general internist with experience improving care of vulnerable patients with chronic disease, as part of our Civic Leadership Fund Community Conversations series.

Pennfield School Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 8, 2015
“The school is small enough that everybody knows everybody. Teachers know their students really well, and we have the ability to have conversations and make connections with our kids.” - Rob Kelley, Head of School

Jewel R. Paley Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 7, 2015
The late Jewel Paley’s love of Rhode Island and her belief in the value of a good education are the reason she established this fund, which forever will support education for Rhode Island youth.

By Jean Cohoon / April 6, 2015
Well-known for her love of music and the theatre, Emily Nicholson also exemplified a true philanthropist. Six years before her death, she established an unrestricted fund at the Foundation and later made arrangements through her estate plan both to supplement the unrestricted fund and to create a new fund at the Foundation.

Murphy Family Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 3, 2015
“The Foundation provides a very efficient way to handle your philanthropic giving,” believes Raymond F. Murphy, Jr., CPA, a principal with BlumShapiro, who established this donor advised fund.

Grants to improve primary care are available
By Chris Barnett / April 2, 2015
By encouraging new, creative thinking around delivery and administration, we will ensure Rhode Islanders will continue to have access to the health care they need

Brian Moretti Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 2, 2015
“Brian had hundreds of friends, really close friends. In a professional way, he got people on his team and, in a personal way, he was everyone’s best friend,” Michael Moretti says of his late brother, a 2005 graduate and hockey standout at Cranston High School West who died in March 2014 from a cardiomyopathy at age 26.

Dorothy Carol Mitchell Charitable Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 1, 2015
Dorothy Mitchell remembers her father as a brilliant man, a gifted music composer who played many instruments, an animal lover, and an experienced sailor, but it was his charitable nature that stands out most in her mind.

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