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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

Baum Fund for Emmanuel Church and Brown Fund for Emmanuel Church
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
"The Foundation is so aligned with our mission of service to the community. It was a clear choice for the Vestry and me.” - The Rev. Dr. Anita Schell-Lambert

Iona Blake Dobbins Scholarship Fund for the Visual Arts
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“The scholarship fund is a way to keep Iona’s name alive, to tell people about her passions, and to help get young people to the next level in their artistic efforts." - Kristie Gardiner

Dimock Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013
“The environment has always been important to my family...Nature’s always been pretty close to home." - Stan Dimock

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