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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

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

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