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Jean Cohoon
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Gottlob Armbrust Family Fund
By Jean Cohoon / October 9, 2018
"It is my hope and desire that the Gottlob Armbrust Family Fund will keep future generations of the family together.” - Dennis Ledbetter

Michael G. Ehrlich, M.D. Fund for Orthopedic Research
By Jean Cohoon / September 28, 2018
“We want to continue his tradition of being a pioneer not only in research, but also in his ability to inspire others to contribute money to support this incredibly valuable work.” - Christopher Ehrlich

CCRI Foundation Fund
By Jean Cohoon / September 20, 2018
“We (the CCRI Foundation) are about raising the money to help the College and its students." - Oliver Brady, treasurer of the CCRI Foundation

Anchor Auto Group Charitable Fund
By Jean Cohoon / September 14, 2018
Bob, Brian, and Chris Benoit, owners and operators of Anchor Subaru, are working with the Foundation "to have a good impact and really make a difference locally.”

Antonio and Angelina Azzinaro Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / August 27, 2018
This fund has been established in memory of Antonio and Angelina Azzinaro, who came to Rhode Island from Acri, Italy to seek work and to have better lives by escaping poverty in their native country.

Mary Lou Strong Fund
By Jean Cohoon / August 7, 2018
"Family – children, grandchildren – and good friends. Making a contribution to your world. Listening to people, learning about them, helping them.” - the late Mary Lou Strong on what is important in life

Ann Morris Female Athlete Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / July 24, 2018
A teacher and coach in the Warren schools for more than 25 years, Ann Morris was a “trailblazer for women’s sports in Rhode Island” according to her Providence Journal obituary.

Michael E. and Lida M. Contillo Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / July 19, 2018
“I’ve lived in Johnston all my life, and when I set up the fund, it gave me a good feeling." - Michael Contillo

South County Health Medical Staff Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / July 11, 2018
“The scholarships...help with the high cost of education and recognize students who deserve that recognition.” - Dr. David Chronley

Gloria Gemma Cancer Resource Fund
By Jean Cohoon / July 3, 2018
“We have such passion as a team and as an organization, and we believe that no one should go through cancer alone." - Maria Gemma-Corcelli, Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation

Featured Post

  • Rhode Island Foundation announces six recipients of college scholarships in the name of Roger Williams Posted last month
    The four-year, renewable scholarships are through the Carter Roger Williams Initiative, which was launched two years ago by philanthropists Letitia and late John Carter.
  • Rhode Island Foundation awards $285,000 to Newport County nonprofits Posted last month
    The grants, through our Newport County Fund, will underwrite a host of activities ranging from workforce training and after-school activities to preventing relationship violence and protecting vulnerable seniors.
  • $2.6 million awarded for behavioral health care Posted last month
    Six nonprofit organizations will use $2.6 million in grants to support primary and secondary prevention models and high-quality, affordable behavioral health care services across the state. The funding is the first from the Behavioral Health Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation.
  • Vision and commitment Posted last month
    Hundreds of community and business leaders, donors, grant recipients, and other partners gathered at the Rhode Island Convention Center on May 16 for our 2019 Annual Meeting. Here are highlights of what our President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg told them.
  • Rose Fund grants stimulate civic and cultural dialogue Posted 2 months ago
    The primary goals are to strengthen libraries and other civic, cultural and literacy-focused organizations and expand their role as community centers that stimulate dialogue around critical issues.
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