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Kim and Howard Sutton Fund
By Jean Cohoon / January 11, 2016
"We enjoy helping people in the community, and this fund is an extension of that." - Howard Sutton, former publisher, president, and CEO, The Providence Journal

Mary M. Juskalian Fund
By Jean Cohoon / January 7, 2016
“My kids were doing amazing things like silk screening and filmmaking. I pushed my kids to their limits, and it was amazing what they could do." - Mary Juskalian, retired Providence schools art teacher

Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / January 5, 2016
Thanks to the generosity of the late David Wax and his wife, Elaine Arden Cali, The Gamm has a permanent fund to benefit its long-term goals, support financial security, and generate annual operating income. (Photo courtesy of Peter Goldberg)

By Jean Cohoon / December 10, 2015
“We’ve lived here most all our lives,” Christine Rooks says of her and her husband’s desire to support organizations in the state where they grew up, had successful careers, raised a family, and have been actively involved.

proAbility Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 4, 2015
Smithfield-based proAbility, which has served Rhode Islanders since 2005, provides services to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families.

Sojourner House Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / November 20, 2015
“We believe that no one deserves violence in a relationship,” are the bold words on the website of Sojourner House, an organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence and their children.

Herbert S. Galkin Memorial Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / November 13, 2015
When David and Harris Galkin and Paula Wasser think of their father, three things come to mind: his love of family, his dedication to work, and his passion for boating.

John and Sheila Martin Professional Development Fund
By Jean Cohoon / November 10, 2015
“Teaching character and giving students a sense of a moral compass was important to him,” Norman “Sandy” McCulloch says of John Martin, who served as headmaster at St. Andrew’s School in Barrington from 1996 until 2015. (Photo courtesy East Bay Newspapers)

Bristol Warren Education Foundation Endowment
By Jean Cohoon / November 5, 2015
Since it was founded in 2007, the Bristol Warren Education Foundation (BWEF) has awarded nearly $300,000 for innovative, high-quality programs that have benefitted students at every school in the district.

Kiekhofer-Dickey Endowment Fund for the Friends of the Brownell Library
By Jean Cohoon / November 3, 2015
John Dickey, a library patron and Little Compton summer resident, gave the Friends the gift to create this endowment in his name and that of his wife, Emilie (Kiekhofer) Dickey.

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