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Arianne Corrente named communications director
By Chris Barnett / July 6, 2016 /   Loading Disqus...
Arianne Corrente has been appointed communications director at the Rhode Island Foundation, where she will oversee communications and events that support all of the Foundation’s departments and activities.

“Arianne has a wealth of experience in the nonprofit and public sectors,” said Neil Steinberg, president and CEO of the Foundation.

Most recently, Corrente was district director for U.S. Rep. David Cicilline. She previously worked in public affairs for Harvard University, served as deputy chief of staff for former Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and partnered with many community clients in consulting roles at Advocacy Solutions and the Clarendon Group. Her clients included the Women’s Fund of R.I., HousingWorks RI and the American Cancer Society.

The Lincoln resident earned a BA in political science at the University of Connecticut. She has served on the board of directors of the Women’s Fund of R.I. and the Sophia Academy and on the Public Affairs Committee of the March of Dimes.

Corrente joins the Foundation as it marks its 100th anniversary this year. Founded on June 13, 1916, with a $10,000 gift from industrialist Jesse Metcalf, the Foundation’s assets have grown to nearly $800 million.

The centerpiece of the Foundation’s Centennial celebration is a $10 million campaign to restore Roger Williams Park. The work will include improvements to the park’s entrances, new signage, expanded walkways and bicycle paths and repairs to the Museum of Natural History, the Bandstand, the Casino and the Temple to Music.

The Foundation has already raised $5.7 million. The support includes $1.5 million from the Foundation itself as well as a $1.15 million gift from The Champlin Foundations to restore the historic Bandstand and Museum. In addition, more than 90 other donors have also contributed to the campaign.

The Rhode Island Foundation is the largest and most comprehensive funder of nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island. In 2015, the Foundation awarded a record $41.5 million in grants to organizations addressing the state’s most pressing issues and needs of diverse communities. Through leadership, fundraising and grantmaking activities, often in partnership with individuals and organizations, the Foundation is helping Rhode Island reach its true potential.
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