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Jean Cohoon
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Sophia Academy Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 28, 2018
“Our goal is to stimulate a love for lifelong learning by providing our students with an empowering, hands-on education with opportunities beyond the classroom." - Gigi DiBello, head of school

Rhode Island PBS Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 21, 2018
“We are committed to the principle of lifelong learning and carry that message ‘beyond the box’ into the community.” - David W. Piccerelli, president, Rhode Island PBS Foundation

Preserving Pawtucket Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 20, 2018
"We want people to learn about Pawtucket and to identify with its distinctive history. When you learn what something is, you understand its value, and why it should be preserved. - Barbara Zdravesky, president, Preservation Society of Pawtucket

Rhode Island Free Clinic Endowment
By Jean Cohoon / February 12, 2018
“The need for quality healthcare in our community is ever present. No matter what happens in the healthcare landscape, the Clinic will be here to catch those who fall through the cracks." - Marie Ghazal, CEO

Patricia A. Biasuzzi and John M. Biasuzzi Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 7, 2018
“The opportunity for a good education can help to change the future for a young person. It may then also help to change the future for all of us." - Patricia and John Biasuzzi

Rose M. Calandrelli Scholarship Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 2, 2018
“She had an excellent reputation. She truly loved teaching, and she loved Classical," Anthony Calandrelli says of his mother's 21-year career at Classical High School.

Patricia and Steele Blackall Fund, Applegate Fund, Frederick S. Blackall IV Fund, and Scone Fund
By Jean Cohoon / January 25, 2018
“My father wanted to pass on more than money. He wanted to pass on a practice or belief…something that would encourage his kids to contribute to the community." - Grenville Blackall

Tiverton Library Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / January 16, 2018
We’re very, very proud of the library,” states Stuart Horwitz, president of the Tiverton Library Foundation, noting the building’s functionality, its creative lay-out, and overall beauty.

Drs. Shapiro and Nager Pets in Need Fund
By Jean Cohoon / January 8, 2018
“We’re hoping to help people with animals that need big ticket care…If we could help, it might make the difference between saving an animal or not." - Denise Shapiro, DDS

David R. Levesque Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 26, 2017
“I want to keep David’s name alive and for people to remember him for who he was at heart and what he loved most in life." - Donna Rucci-Levesque

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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