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Shirley Steere, Battey-Campbell Memorial, and Book Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
Three people, all for whom the Greenville Public Library was an important part of their lives, are honored through this fund which will help ensure a permanent source of funding for the 132-year-old library. At the same time, the library transferred its Book Endowment Fund to the Foundation.

Soutter Family Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
Rhode Islanders since 1968, Tom and Ginny Soutter have long been active in the state's nonprofit community and were introduced to the Foundation through Dorcas Place (now Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island).

MaryAnn Scott Charitable Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“Money helps to keep us safe – from the cold, hunger, and from people who might hurt us. It is my hope that the Foundation will guide me to where my money can do the most good for people who need help.” - MaryAnn Scott

Michael A. Salvadore and A. Doris Salvadore Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“Our father felt strongly about giving back, helping the families who lived by Salvadore Tool, reaching out to anyone in need." - Michael A. Salvadore, Jr.

Robin Hill Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“I’d like to find a way to reward folks who are pulling themselves up. I have a lot of patience for people who work hard.” - Paul Follett

Colonel Lee Walton and Xenia Roberts Memorial Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“Xenia told me several times that she and Lee discussed leaving money to charity, for something that would help mankind." - Mary Kosowski

Rhode Island 4-H Club Foundation Memorial Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
Rhode Island 4-H offers 35 project areas, ranging from leadership and life skills to healthy living and from science/technology/environment to communications and expressive art.

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.

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