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Celebrating companies that lead the way
By Neil Steinberg / January 29, 2019 /   Loading Disqus...

Join us in celebrating companies that make hands-on philanthropy part of their culture. Many not only write checks to charities, they also send their staff to stock shelves at food pantries, build playgrounds, and provide pro-bono legal services to people in need. By supporting philanthropy in Rhode Island, companies can enrich the communities around them, boost employee retention and recruiting, enhance teamwork, imbed their brands more deeply into the markets they serve, and, most importantly, just feel good.

As the largest funder of nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island, we have a vested interest in promoting corporate philanthropy. We cannot achieve our philanthropic goals alone. Because our agenda is ambitious and the challenges we face are complicated, we must rely on many partners. Robust philanthropy in Rhode Island means more innovative programs, more critical services, and more community-building work is possible.

That is why we are proud to partner with Citizens Bank and Rhode Island Monthly on the Common Good Awards. which recognize Rhode Island businesses that inspire philanthropy in their employees through volunteerism and support for nonprofits.

We strongly believe that everyone can be a leader. People are leaders because they want to improve their lives and the lives of those in the community around them. Thanks to this year's award recipients -- Amica, Barton Gilman, Gray Matter Marketing, HiRoad Insurance, Pare Corporation, and The Washington Trust Company -- for showing us the way.

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