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Enhancing our work with donors and partners
By Neil Steinberg / March 11, 2015 /   Loading Disqus...
Like all organizations, the Foundation is constantly adjusting to meet the needs of our customers and the community. I’d like to tell you about three organizational changes we made this week, which I believe will enhance our ability to work with donors and grantees to meet the needs of the people of Rhode Island.

Daniel Kertzner is now Senior Philanthropic Advisor for Funding Partnerships. In this new role, Daniel is focused on matching donor interests with Foundation strategies. With his deep knowledge of the community, Daniel will provide high-level service and expertise for those philanthropists interested in investing alongside us. Daniel also continues to oversee the Foundation’s arts and culture grants. 
Jenny Pereira has been promoted to Director of Grant Programs. Building on her strong track record as a grantmaker and community leader, Jenny is managing the Foundation’s discretionary and sector grant programs and departmental staff and budget. In addition to her new duties, she continues to be responsible for grantmaking in the environment sector. 

Mary-Kim Arnold has been promoted to Director of Evaluation and Learning, where she will continue to oversee the evaluation of the Foundation’s community investments against its strategic priorities. Understanding and learning from our work is increasingly important to us, and under Mary-Kim’s leadership, we have made great strides over the past year. 

Daniel, Jenny, and Mary-Kim bring a remarkable combination of skills, experience, and dedication to our mission, and the Foundation is lucky to have them.

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