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Jim Sanzi
Jim Sanzi
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'Tis the season to give back
By Jim Sanzi / December 2, 2015
Our partners in philanthropy come from a variety of backgrounds and bring very different interests to the table, but they all share a deep understanding of the value of giving.

A pure and humbling act of generosity
By Jim Sanzi / September 21, 2015
Throughout our history, the Foundation has been honored by the foresight and trust of donors who have placed their charitable legacies in our care through both lifetime and estate gifts.

Nepal: What you can do to help
By Jim Sanzi / April 29, 2015
The images of devastation in Nepal are heartbreaking – poverty-stricken people crowded into dirty open spaces, lacking adequate food, shelter, water and any assurance of what tomorrow will bring.

Leaving a legacy
By Jim Sanzi / December 12, 2014
Leaving a legacy means different things to different people, but it is one of my favorite concepts because it is almost always about something good.

For Professional Advisors: Trust-worthy decisions
By Jim Sanzi / November 25, 2014
Along with the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants, we co-hosted a continuing education seminar for professional advisors: attorneys, financial planners, and CPA’s, who often face complex situations in an increasingly challenging climate.

Is it better to give or receive?
By Jim Sanzi / November 4, 2014
Partnering with inspired and inspiring Rhode Islanders for the last 98 years gives the Foundation the privilege of seeing first-hand the power of philanthropy.

Celebrating our 1916 Society
By Jim Sanzi / October 8, 2014
Yesterday over eighty Foundation donors gathered to celebrate their commitment to philanthropy.

By Jim Sanzi / March 28, 2014
Jim Sanzi, VP of Development at the Rhode Island Foundation, reflects on teaching his children the value of philanthropy.

Featured Post

  • Making science come alive Posted last month
    Thanks to our Carter Spark Grant, Narragansett Elementary School students just learned a lot about life around Narragansett Bay. Special education teacher Karen Festa used the grant to bring Save the Bay’s living “Bay Classroom Experience” to school.
  • Roger Williams' ideals come to life in scholarship recipients Posted last month
    The Rhode Island Foundation is sending seven high school seniors off to college with scholarships honoring Roger Williams, the state’s founding father.The four-year, renewable scholarships are through the Carter Roger Williams Initiative, which was launched last year by philanthropists Letitia and the late John Carter.
  • Carter fellowships inspire innovation Posted 2 months ago
    The recipients will receive $200,000 over four years to test and implement their proposals to dramatically improve life in Rhode Island thanks to the generosity of philanthropists Letitia and the late John Carter.
  • Grants will improve health of RI'ers Posted 3 months ago
    Our RIGHA Foundation Fund awards more than $280,000 in grants to promote primary health care.
  • Introducing moves to fuel growth and expansion Posted 4 months ago
    We are launching a new grantmaking opportunity, refining our strategic priorities, adopting impact targets and adding new staff positions to support work with partners, donors, nonprofits and community leaders.
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