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Frank J. Raponi Memorial Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
"Frank was an avid believer of the Smile Train Charity where children from all over the world with deformed clefts would get free surgery so that they could live a normal life. This fund will forever benefit Smile Train, Inc., helping it to continue its wonderful work.” - Anthony, Ralph, and Letty Raponi

Lombard John Pozzi Historical Preservation Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“I’m putting so much effort and time into these properties. I want to preserve what I’ve done and let them live on for future generations to use and enjoy.” - the late Lombard Pozzi

Nadler Family Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
Both Charles Fenger Nadler, Jr. and Louise Mauran Nadler are proud to be able to say that they were raised in families with long histories of community collaboration and volunteerism. In looking at the future, they want to help to ensure the continuation of those legacies.

Maurania/Rainbow Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
"This is a wonderful opportunity to support the places and institutions that are near and dear to our hearts." - Marion Mariner

Ruth and Samuel Markoff Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“The roots of our family are in Rhode Island. We'd like to continue our parents' philanthropy where their legacy began.” - Bernice Gourse

Paul D. Lynch Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
"My father had a great perspective on life and on people. He was so approachable and visible throughout the Westerly area. It is our hope that this fund will allow us to continue his legacy of generosity forever." - Peter Lynch

Lewis P. and Edna D. Lipsitt Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
"Education, social justice, and the well-being of children have been passions in our lives." - Lewis P. Lipsitt

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

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