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Boston Fed names Adrian Bonéy to advisory council
By Chris Barnett / May 16, 2014 /   Loading Disqus...

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (FRBB) has appointed Adrian Bonéy of the Rhode Island Foundation to its New England Community Development Advisory Council.

As a member of 16-member council, Bonéy will advise the FRBB about activities, issues and barriers related to community development and ways in which the bank can support of community development efforts in the region. Appointed to a 3-year term, she joins Jennifer Hawkins of the Olneyville Housing Corporation as Rhode Island’s representatives on the council.

Bonéy leads the Foundation’s grantmaking in the Housing sector. As a grant programs officer, her responsibilities include serving as lead for the Foundation on Housing issues and special funds, working with Foundation stakeholders and evaluating funding proposals, particularly in the areas of homelessness and affordable housing.

Previous to joining the Foundation in 2007, Bonéy served for six years as the Director of Volunteer and Community Relations for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), where she was responsible for the oversight and growth of HRC’s national volunteer corps. From 1993 to 1999, she served as the Director of Institutional Relations for the School for Field Studies, an educational study abroad institution dedicated to offering international undergraduate environmental field programs.

Bonéy serves on the Local Initiative Support Corporation’s Rhode Island Advisory, Credit, and Neighborhood Development Fund Committees and the state Community Development Block Grant Steering Committee. She is a resident of Warren and a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.

The Rhode Island Foundation is the largest and most comprehensive funder of nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island.  In 2013, the Foundation made grants of more than $31 million to organizations addressing the state’s most pressing issues and needs of diverse communities. Through leadership, fundraising and grantmaking activities, often in partnership with individuals and organizations, the Foundation is helping Rhode Island reach its true potential. For more information, visit rifoundation.org.

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