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Lifelong Learning Collaborative Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
Lifelong Learning Collaborative, which invites members and prospective members to “Learn, Discover, Enjoy,” offers peer-led classes and activities for adults, most of whom are retired.

Alfred and Mary Kosowski Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” - Albert Pike quote shared by Mary Kosowski

King Solomon #11 Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
"An ancient masonic tradition tells us that ‘you are not truly dead until you are forgotten’. As long as the Rhode Island Foundation exists, people will remember King Solomon #11." - Al Mullaugh

Varoujan and V. Rose Karentz Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
Through this fund, Varoujan and Rose Karentz are continuing in perpetuity their parents’ commitment to their heritage and history. “Don’t ever forget your ethnic background.” - Varoujan Karentz

Dr. J. Paul Jones, Carolyn M. Jones and Virginia L. Jones Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
Dr. Jones helped found South County Cottage Hospital and Carolyn worked as its first administrator. “Jinny (their daughter) always felt there was no place as wonderful to be as Rhode Island." - Maude Bivins

Elizabeth J. Johnson Pawtucket History Research Center Fund and Preservation Society of Pawtucket Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
Three generations of the late Elizabeth J. Johnson’s family lived in the Joseph Spaulding House in Pawtucket where she and her grandmother amassed a collection of material about Pawtucket, its people, businesses, nonprofits, and government.

Imperial 718 Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“My grandfather, whenever he had success in business, set aside a portion to give back to the community. Family members were always on boards and involved in philanthropic causes. It was part of the family culture." - Alan Harlam

Herreshoff Marine Museum Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“We want people to understand that the museum is about so much more than just boats. It’s a place that highlights the entrepreneurism of the Herreshoff brothers, their innovation in boat building, their design and engineering expertise, and their role in the American industrial revolution." - Larry Lavers

Ralph E. Hanson Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
The late Ralph Hanson, who first became involved with Linden Place in 1988, is providing for the “crown jewel” of Bristol through this fund designated for the Friends of Linden Place.

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

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