Fall 2016

Foundation Focus

ECONOMIC SECURITY IN FOCUS

Working with an idea and an ambition

The Center for Women and Enterprise works to level the playing field for women seeking to start a small business by creating custom educational programs.

What makes a community?

MacCOLL JOHNSON FELLOWSHIPS

Three local writers receive $25,000 fellowships

Rhode Island writers Julie Danho O’Connell, Sussy Santana and Susannah Strong have been awarded $25,000 fellowships through our Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund.

EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS IN FOCUS

Finding common ground

Fifth grade students at the Jewish Community Day School of RI and Islamic School of RI together are exploring issues of identity, society, and friendship by creating connections and building bridges.

A STRONG PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM

Fund for Education

We believe deeply that every child in Rhode Island has the ability to achieve at exceptionally high levels, and that Rhode Island’s public education system can and should prepare every child for success after graduation.

We created the Fund for Education in 2010 to fuel innovation and results in Rhode Island’s education system. A strong public education system will strengthen our state’s economy and preserve our quality of life.

We invite you to be our partner in making this vision a reality. For more information, please contact Jim Sanzi, vice president of development, at (401) 427-4025 or at jsanzi@rifoundation.org.