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Jim Sanzi
Jim Sanzi
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Designing a life that allows you to age well
By Jim Sanzi / May 17, 2018
“There is much about aging that we can’t control. But there is much more that we can.” So says Coventry Edwards-Pitt, a nationally recognized wealth advisor, to one of today’s most pressing issues: how to age well.

Welcoming our new partners in philanthropy
By Jim Sanzi / March 14, 2018
Every year, we are privileged and humbled by the fact that so many individuals, families, and nonprofit organizations create a fund with us or join our legacy society with their future gift intention.

Showing appreciation for our professional advisors
By Jim Sanzi / December 11, 2017
Over the years, we have had the great pleasure of working with countless professional advisors in Rhode Island who play a critical role in advising clients on charitable giving strategies. Many of those professionals serve on the Foundation’s Professional Advisory Council.

Leaving the world a better place
By Jim Sanzi / November 6, 2017
Every year, we celebrate and thank the members of our 1916 Society – for their foresight, generosity, and commitment to civic engagement. This year, we gathered at the Providence Public Library, where our Jim Sanzi held an ‘open conversation’ with RIPR's Elisabeth Harrison and Torey Malatia.

Wealth planning in a year of change
By Jim Sanzi / October 20, 2017
Each year, we partner with Washington Trust to present a wealth management roundtable, a panel discussion by experts in the field who talk about important developments in the area of financial planning.

Professional advisors help inspire philanthropy
By Jim Sanzi / December 6, 2016
We at the Foundation have had the great pleasure of working with so many professional advisors and their charitable clients committed to Rhode Island.

Committed to philanthropy
By Jim Sanzi / October 27, 2016
Celebrating our 1916 Society donors for their deep commitment to philanthropy and civic engagement.

Guiding clients to and through retirement
By Jim Sanzi / October 21, 2016
Partnering with Washington Trust, we share estate planning news and advice with professional advisors at Wealth Planning Round Table 2016.

Philanthropy inspires us
By Jim Sanzi / July 26, 2016
Last week, we invited five of our partners who are passionate about giving and actively engaged in philanthropy - Linda Fain, Malcolm Farmer III, Alan Harlam, Bhikhaji Maneckji, and Anne Sage - to share their unique stories and experiences.

Welcoming new Professional Advisory Council members
By Jim Sanzi / January 20, 2016
Over the years, we have had the great pleasure of working with countless professional advisors throughout Rhode Island. In addition to playing a critical role advising clients on charitable giving strategies, many of those professionals have played a critical role in helping us achieve our mission through their service on the Foundation’s Professional Advisory Council.

Featured Post

  • Making science come alive Posted 5 months ago
    Thanks to our Carter Spark Grant, Narragansett Elementary School students just learned a lot about life around Narragansett Bay. Special education teacher Karen Festa used the grant to bring Save the Bay’s living “Bay Classroom Experience” to school.
  • Roger Williams' ideals come to life in scholarship recipients Posted 6 months ago
    The Rhode Island Foundation is sending seven high school seniors off to college with scholarships honoring Roger Williams, the state’s founding father.The four-year, renewable scholarships are through the Carter Roger Williams Initiative, which was launched last year by philanthropists Letitia and the late John Carter.
  • Carter fellowships inspire innovation Posted 6 months ago
    The recipients will receive $200,000 over four years to test and implement their proposals to dramatically improve life in Rhode Island thanks to the generosity of philanthropists Letitia and the late John Carter.
  • Grants will improve health of RI'ers Posted 7 months ago
    Our RIGHA Foundation Fund awards more than $280,000 in grants to promote primary health care.
  • Introducing moves to fuel growth and expansion Posted 8 months ago
    We are launching a new grantmaking opportunity, refining our strategic priorities, adopting impact targets and adding new staff positions to support work with partners, donors, nonprofits and community leaders.
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