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PERMANENT          S TAT E W I D E               COMMUNITY
PHILANTHROPY         I M PA C T                  LEADERSHIP
    Gifts exceed $44 million
    Grants exceed $27 million
    Generous donors establish 57 new funds

    Taking the long view, investing in
    Rhode Island

    The George Graboys Leadership Fund
    honors venerated director and chairman


   The Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence
   celebrates one year with an endowment
   of its own

   A $20 million endowment for primary care

   The Black Philanthropy Initiative and
   Equity Action focus on social justice and
   equity for all Rhode Islanders


18 2008 GRANTEES
   Your support strengthened 1,312 nonprofit

   379 Rhode Islanders help us invest wisely


   57 new endowments bring total to
   1,140 stories of generosity

   More than 200 individuals and families
   plan to leave their legacy

   Weathering 2008's financial storms, the
   Foundation maintains its position as one
   of the largest in the nation


                                            The Rhode Island Foundation

                                            works to build a better Rhode Island

                                            as a philanthropic resource . . .

                                            for people, communities,

                                            organizations and programs.

 WHAT WE DO:                                WHAT WE VALUE:
 We evaluate community issues               Transparency
 and make strategic grants.
 We promote and build                       Innovation
 effective philanthropy.
 We steward permanent endowments,
 honoring donor intent and current needs.
                                            And most of all
 We build the strengths and
 capacity of the nonprofit sector.
                                            . . . Community

 We provide leadership to and a forum
 for civil dialogue on important issues.    THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION
 We grow our endowment through              Since 1916 . . . connecting private
 disciplined and quality investments.       philanthropy to the public good

Thomas Payne

               OF YOUR
2008 was an historic year                        PERMANENT PHILANTHROPY
                                                 x   Established 57 new, permanent endowments, bringing the
on many fronts, as the                               total at the Foundation to 1,140 (see pp. 38-78 for stories
Foundation welcomed a new                            of our newest partners in philanthropy)
                                                 x   Accepted more than $44 million in charitable gifts, the
president and chief executive                        second-highest amount received in one year in the
officer and elected a new                            Foundation’s 93-year history
                                                 x   Accepted endowments of 10 area nonprofits, ensuring their
chairman. Grantmaking
                                                     long-term financial stability and increasing the total number
reached record-breaking                              of organizational endowment funds to 136

levels -- more than $27 million                  STATEWIDE IMPACT
                                                 x   Broke previous Foundation grantmaking records by distributing
invested in Rhode Island --
                                                     more than $27 million in grants to more than 1,300
and new gifts and funds                              organizations statewide

exceeded $44 million. We                         x   Leveraged more than $200,000 in grant dollars by co-funding
                                                     important projects with Foundation donor advisors
also prepared to launch a new                    x   Through the Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence, offered 20
website detailing our goals of                       developmental workshops and sector convenings that drew 524
                                                     staff members and 215 board members of 354 organizations.
permanent philanthropy,
                                                 x   Distributed $500,000 in an emergency community grant to help
community leadership, and                            Rhode Islanders with food, shelter, and heating costs in the
                                                     midst of the state’s severe economic downturn
statewide impact.
                                                 COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP
                                                 x   Established, with a $20 million gift from Blue Cross Blue
                                                     Shield of Rhode Island, the Fund for a Healthy Rhode Island, a
                                                     permanent endowment to increase access to quality primary care
                                                 x   Launched a million dollar campaign for the Black Philanthropy
                                                     Initiative, a permanent endowment at the Foundation devoted
                                                     to causes and issues affecting Black Rhode Islanders
                                                 x   Convened the first annual Rhode Island Charter Public School
                                                     Conference for more than 200 charter public school teachers,
Participants in the first annual Rhode Island        administrators, support staff, board members and parents to
Charter Public School Conference, March              share best practices
                                                 x   Appointed Neil D. Steinberg as the Foundation’s fourth
Opposite page: Volunteer fire stokers dressed        president and chief executive officer after a national search
in black feed the flames during WaterFire, the
public arts event that has transformed the
                                                     spanning six months
summer scene in downtown Providence.

                        Faces of philanthropy
                          We are pleased to introduce you to a few of our treasured partners, donors who are investing in
                        Rhode Island with The Rhode Island Foundation. We invite you to experience their compelling video
                        stories by visiting our website, www.rifoundation.org.

                                                           Raymond and Brenda Bolster are proud Rhode Islanders
                                                         and deeply committed to their South County community. They
                                                         enthusiastically contribute their time, energy, and financial resources
                                                         to many local causes. To facilitate their philanthropy, they established
                                                         a donor advised fund at the Foundation and joined The 1916 Society
                                                         (see page 79). Brenda and Raymond talk about the rewards of giving
                                                         back in their video story on our website.

                                                           George M. Sage, founder of the Bonanza Bus Company, was
                                                         philanthropic throughout his life and planned a legacy of giving. He
                                                         created the George M. and Barbara H. Sage Fund at the Foundation
                                                         upon his death and named his children as advisors to the fund. His
                                                         daughter Anne Sage talks about her father's legacy and her own
                                                         approach to philanthropy in her video story on our website.

                                                           Upon learning of the Conservation Stewardship Collaborative (CSC)
                                                         Endowment, established in 2007 by Hank and Peggy Sharpe, and the
                                                         resulting challenge match established by an anonymous donor, Ed
                                                         and Linda Wood decided to issue their own challenge to benefit the
                                                         Hopkinton Land Trust and the CSC. The result: contributions are
                                                         leveraged 4:1 for land stewardship in Rhode Island. Ed describes the
                                                         inspiration behind his creative philanthropy in his video story on our

                        These are challenging and changing times for all Rhode Islanders.

                        But taking the long view, in the Foundation’s 93rd year, we remain

                        optimistic. We will come out of this economic downturn. And the
Highlights, Continued

                        Foundation will find new ways to continue fulfilling its mission,

                                                                                            Mary Beth Meehan

                                 A Community MusicWorks student violinist reflects for a moment
                                 during a performance at Dexter Training Grounds in Providence.

thanks in no small part to the wonderful Rhode Islanders engaging in

philanthropy for the greatest good of the community, “notwithstanding

the constantly changing conditions of human life.”
                                                                                                          Highlights, Continued

                                DAVID M. HIRSCH, Chairman and
                                NEIL D. STEINBERG, President and Chief Executive Officer

                                LETTER FROM
                                THE PRESIDENT
                                AND THE CHAIRMAN

    TAKING THE LONG VIEW,                                                            continued to place their trust in the
    INVESTING IN RHODE ISLAND                                                        community foundation model of
                                                                                     permanent philanthropy, despite a
                   gainst a backdrop of                                              stunning downturn in the financial

    A              sweeping national
                   change and an historic
                   presidential election,
                   2008 was a year of
    new beginnings at Rhode Island’s
    only community foundation. In its
    92nd year, the Foundation welcomed
                                                                                     markets that left much of the nation
                                                                                     reeling, we maintained our position
                                                                                     as one of the largest community
                                                                                     foundations in the United States by
                                                                                     asset size. Like all endowments,
                                                                                     ours suffered losses in the short
                                                                                     term, but we are proud of our
    its fourth president and chief                                                   10-year investment performance
    executive officer. And George                                                    and feel confident in our long-term
    Graboys, who served the Foundation                                               investment strategies (see page 82
    with distinction as a director for a                                             for a detailed look at our 2008
    decade and as chairman for the last                                              financials).
    three years, passed the mantle of       partnership, the Rhode Island               The largest fund to be established
    leadership to a new chairman. The       League of Charter Schools, and           in 2008 was the Fund for a Healthy
    Foundation owes a debt of gratitude     other innovative efforts, and our        Rhode Island, a $20 million dollar
    to George, who also served the          increasing role as a champion for        endowment that will be directed
    Foundation as acting president          quality public education can certainly   toward increasing access and
    for the last seven months of his        be counted among George’s great          affordability of primary care and
    chairmanship. The George Graboys        legacies.                                medications to all Rhode Islanders.
    Leadership Fund, established by            Tempered by sobering economic         Healthcare has long been a priority
    the board of directors in his honor     news for our nation and our state,       investment area of the Foundation;
    (see story page 8), permanently         the Foundation’s own financial           the Fund for a Healthy Rhode Island
    commemorates his countless              outlook remained cautiously              will help us to further advance the
    contributions. We salute George         optimistic. Our investments in the       systemic changes in healthcare so
    for accepting a new challenge as        community through grantmaking            critical to the future of our state.
    chairman of the University of Rhode     exceeded $27 million for the first       We invite you to learn more about
    Island Foundation, a reflection of      time in our history. We accepted         the Fund in these pages.
    his unerring commitment to public       more than $44 million in new gifts,         We take seriously our responsibility
    education in our state. The             a figure we have achieved only once      to serve a broad cross-section of
    Foundation’s significant ongoing        before. Thanks to hundreds of            Rhode Islanders, as the state’s only
    investment in the URI/Central Falls     generous Rhode Islanders who             community foundation. Witnessing

the difficulties faced by so many        sustainability of these organizations     significant total of $3,155,853.24.
Rhode Island residents in the wake of    through activities that extend our        Despite this impressive record of
unprecedented unemployment and a         reach beyond grantmaking. In 2008         public service, some of the state’s
crushing housing foreclosure crisis,     our Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence   public-minded citizens may not be
we felt impelled to take action. So,     (INE) set the wheels in motion for        aware of how effective such a
in December, partnering with three       several targeted programs, including      community trust is as an instrument
trusted agencies that provide            an educational series for board           for public or private philanthropy. The
statewide, direct services – the         members sponsored by Fidelity             Rhode Island Foundation operates on
Rhode Island Community Food Bank,        Investments. The INE also selected        the theory, ‘That gifts for charitable
Crossroads Rhode Island, and the         twelve executive directors to             purposes can be more effectively
Salvation Army Good Neighbor Energy      participate as Foundation Fellows, a      administered and the income more
Fund – the Foundation contributed        yearlong opportunity for rejuvenation,    effectively distributed if such gifts
$500,000 that would otherwise have       renewal, and self-exploration.            are combined in a common fund; and
been reinvested in our permanent            Our investments in Rhode Island        that the people of Rhode Island may
endowment to ensure that individuals     would not be possible without the         feel assured that their bounty shall
and families would be able to get        generosity of our donors who invest       be applied in such ways as shall be
through the winter with adequate         along with us. We have continued          found, from time to time, to be for
food, shelter, and heating assistance.   the tradition of placing these heroes     the greatest good of the community
   This emergency community grant        at the heart of our yearbook, where       notwithstanding the constantly
represented a departure for the          you can read their touching and           changing conditions of human life.’”
Foundation from our customary            inspirational stories. Common                These are challenging and
investments in Rhode Island. In fact     threads seem to emerge each year:         changing times for all Rhode
we are committed to a long-term          love for Rhode Island, desire to leave    Islanders. But taking the long view,
strategy shaped by priorities in six     a lasting legacy, and determination       in the Foundation’s 93rd year, we
key sectors: education, healthcare,      to return something meaningful to         remain optimistic. We will come out
human services, community and            the community.                            of this economic downturn. And the
economic development, arts and              And common threads have run            Foundation will find new ways to
culture, and the environment. Through    through the Foundation’s history.         continue fulfilling its mission, thanks
a variety of grants programs over the    Even as we consider the economic          in no small part to the wonderful
years, the Foundation has funded         and social challenges ahead, we           Rhode Islanders engaging in
innovative projects like AS220 and       renew the commitment to our               philanthropy for the greatest good
the Knowledge Economy, seeded            fundamental principles of community       of the community, “notwithstanding
critical research arms like Rhode        leadership, statewide impact, and         the constantly changing conditions
Island Kids Count, and supported         permanent philanthropy.                   of human life.”
organizations with statewide reach          In 1966, as the Foundation                We thank you for your continued
like Grow Smart Rhode Island. We         commemorated its 50th anniversary,        confidence in your community
regularly convene leaders in every       board chairman John Nicholas Brown        foundation.
sector to explore common interests       wrote these words:
and share best practices. Included in        “This has been a year to
the yearbook is a complete listing of    celebrate, for in 1966 the Rhode
                                                                                     DAVID M. HIRSCH
our 2008 grantees – our treasured        Island Foundation completed its first
partners in envisioning and              half century. Since 1922 grants by
implementing change for the better       the Foundation to hundreds of the
in our state.                            state’s health, welfare, cultural,
   The Foundation has long been          educational, and recreational               NEIL D. STEINBERG
committed to strengthening and           activities have amounted, with              President and Chief Executive Officer
building the capacity and financial      marked increased each year, to the

    A Fitting                                                           The language establishing the fund is as follows:
                                                                            Whereas, for the past decade he has given
                                                                         extraordinary service as director and chairman,

    Tribute                                                              and whereas he far exceeded his chairman’s
                                                                         responsibilities by brilliantly executing the role of
                                                                         acting chief executive officer for a period of seven
                                                                         months, we do hereby irrevocably establish at The
    HONORING EXTRAORDINARY LEADERSHIP                                    Rhode Island Foundation an unrestricted fund in
                                                                         honor of outgoing chairman George Graboys, for
                   s he stepped off the Foundation’s board of
                                                                         charitable purposes in accordance with the Articles
                   directors after a decade of distinguished
       A           service, George Graboys was surprised by a
                                                                         of Incorporation of the Foundation.
                                                                            The fund shall be known as The George Graboys
                   farewell gift from his fellow board members.
                                                                         Leadership Fund of The Rhode Island Foundation,
       Noting that it would be difficult to imagine the board table
                                                                         commemorating his leadership as a champion of the
    without George at the head, and citing George’s “wonderful
    facilitation skills and his on-target observations that have
                                                                            Annual distributions from the Fund as determined
    advanced many discussions to the highest level,” Chairman-
                                                                         by the Foundation’s spending rule in effect at that
    elect David Hirsch praised George for his compassion and his
                                                                         time shall be made subject to the approval of the
    absolute commitment to doing the right thing. “He has not
                                                                         Foundation’s board of directors.
    only been our chairman,” said David, “but our compass,
                                                                           Signed with deepest gratitude this 11th day of
    keeping the Foundation on course and reminding us of our
                                                                         December 2008
    accountability to Rhode Island.”
      To honor George’s lasting contributions to the Foundation,         Underscoring the high esteem in which they hold
    the board of directors announced that they had established        George, every single member of the board generously
    The George Graboys Leadership Fund, an unrestricted fund          contributed to the new fund. David stated emphatically,
    that will help the Foundation to continue investing in causes     “George, you leave a legacy of greatness at The Rhode
    and issues close to George’s heart.                               Island Foundation.”

                                                                                                        Courtesy of the University of Rhode Island

    Public Education
       The Foundation’s significant ongoing
    investment in the URI/Central Falls
    partnership, the Rhode Island League of
    Charter Schools, and other innovative
    efforts are in no small part due to George's
    longstanding commitment and determination
    to improve public education in Rhode Island.
    Pictured at right are Central Falls High
    School students participating in the Pathways
    program, pairing URI undergraduate and
    graduate student tutors with high school
    students, helping to prepare them for college.

                        “It feels good to help”
                        Lois W. and George Graboys Family Fund
                                    eorge and Lois Graboys have given back to the community
                                    throughout their adult lives. Countless charitable acts for
                           G        numerous nonprofits, including leading dozens of fundraising
                                    campaigns for worthy organizations during the past 30 years,
                        have shaped the Graboys’ philanthropic legacy.
                          Their new donor advised fund at the Foundation will afford them the
                        opportunity to respond to the community needs they see as critical.
                        “We truly feel that if others are hurting, we hurt,” says Lois. “And to be
                        honest, there is a selfish component to our giving; it feels good to help.”
                          As immediate past chairman of the Foundation, George, who served as
                        acting president from November 2007 through August 2008, is in a unique
“If you assume the      position to judge the organization. “If you assume the responsibility of
                        stewardship for an organization, you have to believe in it and be willing to
responsibility of
                        contribute yourself. And the Foundation has always impressed me as a
stewardship for an      powerful vehicle for giving, unlike any other in the state. Its impact, reach,
                        and ability to enhance the well-being of Rhode Islanders is without parallel.”
organization, you          Married for 50 years, proud parents of three grown children and
have to believe in it   grandparents of five, the Graboys have enjoyed rewarding careers. Lois,
                        a visual artist, art therapist, and art reviewer for many years in Rhode
and be willing to       Island, continues to paint and now teaches art to senior citizens close to
                        their home in nearby Massachusetts. George retired in 1992 as president,
contribute yourself.    chairman, and chief executive officer of Citizens Bank. He served as chair
                        of the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education from 1995 to
The Foundation’s
                        1998 and was the state’s acting commissioner of higher education in 1996.
impact, reach, and         Natives of Fall River, Massachusetts, George and Lois raised their family
                        in Barrington, where they lived for 40 years. They still feel strong ties to
ability to enhance      Rhode Island and especially value their affiliation with the University of
                        Rhode Island, where George taught in the College of Business, and where
the well-being of
                        they have established a scholarship endowment for minority students.
Rhode Islanders is      George also now serves as chairman of the URI Foundation, a position that
                        cements his lifelong commitment to public education. “Public universities
without parallel.”      are a vital resource for the community,” he notes. “In that way, the work of
                        the URI Foundation and The Rhode Island Foundation is quite similar.”
                           The Graboys’ passion for service is mirrored in the paths their children
                        have taken. One son is a major overseeing the Juvenile Division in the
                        Montgomery, Alabama, police department. Another runs a health care
                        consulting business that donates a portion of its earnings and its employees’
                        time to provide healthcare for underserved populations. And their daughter,
                        an ordained rabbi, is a social worker for at-risk youth in Baltimore.
                          “We have been blessed,” Lois reflects, “and one of our greatest
                        blessings is that our children feel strongly about helping others. It’s a
                        responsibility we all share.”

                                                                       In fact, education has been a prevalent theme of their
                                                                    philanthropic lives. Both were active fundraisers for the
                                                                    Wheeler School, where their three children, Andrew, Jeffrey,
                                                                    and Jamie attended. David served as co-chairman of

     Capacity                                                       Wheeler’s Centennial Fund and Hope served as a trustee.
                                                                    They have been avid supporters as well of Community
                                                                    Preparatory School in Providence, admiring the school’s
     Building                                                       commitment to preparing minority and low-income students
                                                                    from Providence for challenging high school environments.

     Takes Off                                                      Jewish causes also have captured their philanthropic imagi-
                                                                    nation. David is past president and campaign chairman of
                                                                    the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island, past vice president
                                                                    of the state’s Jewish Community Center, and past national
                                                                    vice-chairman of the United Jewish Appeal. Hope has led
     Imagining a sustainable sector:                                fundraising efforts for the Alperin Schechter School and
     The Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence Fund                   Jewish Community Day School, whose board she has
                                                                    served, and has taught swimming at the Jewish Community
                                                                                           Center for three decades. She also has
                  he fortune cookie David

                                                                                           been a board member at several other
                  Hirsch opened in                                                         organizations, including Community
                  September 1965 declared,                                                 Preparatory School and the Jewish
                  “He who has hope has                                                     Federation of Rhode Island.
                  everything.” At the time,                                                  In the early days of their marriage,
     David was a student at Harvard                                                        the Hirsches lived in Cambridge for a
     Business School, occasionally dating                                                  year, as David started a career in the
     a junior at Simmons College, Hope                                                     fastener business that would eventually
     Alperin. The fortune was prescient: just                                              land him in the position of chairman
     two years later, in December 1967, the                                                and chief executive officer of
     two were wed and Hope has continued                                                   Vertex Distribution in Attleboro,
     to spur them on to great adventures.                           Massachusetts. Hope worked at a high tech company doing
        David and Hope Hirsch are no strangers to the               research in thermionics. Soon after, they moved to Hope’s
     Foundation, of course. David has been a director since         hometown of Providence, raising their family in the shadow
     2003 and chairman since January 2009; Hope’s brother,          of Brown’s Marvel Gymnasium. Hope embarked on her vol-
     Melvin Alperin, is a former director and chairman. The         unteer career, becoming known as the consummate teacher
     Alperin Hirsch Family Fund, established in 1995, provides      for fundraisers, explaining, “Teaching people how to ask for
     scholarships to students of Pawtucket’s Shea High              money comes naturally to me. When I see an organization –
     School, supports Rhode Island for Community & Justice          like the Jewish Day School, for instance – that needs
     (David is a former trustee), and supplements the Rhode         fundraising help, I say, ‘Give me a day to work on it,’ and I
     Island Scholarship Assistance Fund at the Foundation.          start conceiving a plan that volunteers can put into action.”
     And they are certainly no strangers to philanthropy. Loyal        So how did these two philanthropists, so enthusiastically
     alumni of their respective alma maters, Rensselaer             involved in education, social justice, and Jewish causes,
     Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Simmons College, they have     decide to start a new endowment for the Initiative for
     established named scholarships at both institutions to         Nonprofit Excellence (INE) at the Foundation? David
     help deserving students fulfill their educational potential.   reflects, “I liked this project from the beginning because of
     David is a trustee of RPI, chairman of its advancement         its focus on Rhode Island nonprofits – the organizations
     committee, and former national chairman of its annual          that deliver so many important services in the state.
     fund, and Hope is a Simmons College trustee.                   Strengthening these critical institutions will have a ripple

effect. To the extent that we can empower them to fulfill      intentionally complement our ongoing grantmaking, and to
their missions even more effectively, we can be a better       find out what’s working so we can do more of it.”
community.” Hope adds, “This just seemed like such a              David was emphatic about establishing this new fund
logical place to put some money to work.”                      without the Hirsch name attached. “Hope and I plan to add
   The Hirsches also see INE as very much tied into their      to the fund every year. As the INE becomes more well known
interest in education. “INE is at its core about education,”   and the Foundation is able to publicize the results of its
says David. “And not only about teaching nonprofits new        innovative efforts to help Rhode Island nonprofits achieve
approaches to persistent challenges. The board was             financial sustainability, our wish is that other Rhode
behind this project because of the learning opportunities it   Islanders will see this as a viable focus for their philanthropy
offers the Foundation through a built-in evaluation element.   and will contribute to the fund, so it can grow into a true
The INE allows us to deliberately, thoughtfully, and           endowment for the INE.”

Responding to “unusually challenging times,”
Foundation launches Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence
        ill Pfitzenmayer, director of      really just getting started,” notes Jill.    • Participation in Spanish immersion

J       the Initiative for Nonprofit
        Excellence (INE), reflects on
        a year of design, creation,
and implementation:
   “There was an immediate need for
                                              Jill proudly points out that under the
                                           auspices of the INE, the Foundation
                                           has revived the popular Fellows pro-
                                           gram, which has sponsored more than
                                           100 nonprofit executive directors since
                                                                                           classes in the Dominican Republic
                                                                                        • Travel to South Africa to study
                                                                                           Black storytelling
                                                                                           As the INE enters its second year,
                                                                                        Foundation President and CEO Neil
the programs and services we offer         its inception in 2000. “Energized lead-      Steinberg is enthusiastic about the
through the INE,” says Jill, who came      ership is a critical ingredient to any       role it can play in extending the
to the Foundation from Child & Family      organization’s suc-
Services of Newport, where as vice         cess,” says Jill.
president for organizational quality and      Fellows, pictured
training she had designed and directed     here, receive up
a capacity-building pilot project for      to a $10,000
human services agencies. “We found         stipend from the
that for almost all of our workshops       Foundation, and
and convenings there was a waiting         design their own
list. And this was even before the         path of renewal,
economic crisis hit.”                      with the goal of
   From the Fidelity Investments Board     enhancing or
Development Program, to sector             setting a new direction for their            Foundation’s reach. “One of our most
convenings that afford executive           leadership abilities. A sample of            important charges is to be responsive
directors and others the opportunity to    2009 Fellows activities includes:            and adaptive to the needs of the
share best practices, to organizational    • Development of a bilingual school          sector, especially in these unusually
development workshops focusing                in rural Honduras                         challenging times,” says Neil. “INE
on specific topic areas like planned       • Participation in executive education       represents a significant investment for
giving, financial management, and             programs sponsored by Harvard             us, and we are committed to ensuring
communications, the INE has touched           University’s John F. Kennedy School       its relevance for our partners in the
more than 500 board and staff                 of Government                             community, now and into the future.”
members of nonprofit organizations in      • Participation in the Americans for
its first year of operation. “And we are      the Arts Conference in Seattle

     Charting the Course for
     a Healthier Rhode Island
     Fund for a Healthy Rhode Island, “a catalyst
     for change,” to focus on primary care
                      hen the Foundation received $20 million as a within the healthcare world for a number of reasons. It
                      result of a settlement between the U.S.             provides the best form of preventive care, recognizing and
         W            Attorney and Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode
                      Island, it was charged with establishing a
                                                                          treating conditions at the earliest opportunity. It coordinates
                                                                          all care for patients, helping them to navigate the system
     fund “for supporting projects that are designed and intend-          and precluding duplication of expensive testing and other
     ed to have the greatest impact on the provision of quality           services, especially for patients with chronic conditions like
     and affordable healthcare                                                                          diabetes and asthma.
     services in Rhode Island.”                                                                            Access to affordable primary
        Several months of intensive                                                                     care allows patients to see their
     research and consultation                                                                          health care providers on a regu-
     with professionals and com-                                                                        lar basis, thereby avoiding delays
     munity stakeholders led the                                                                        in treatment. Rhode Island
     Foundation to conclude that                                                                        Health Insurance Commissioner
     primary care would be the                                                                          Christopher Koller, who was
     logical focus of the fund’s                                                                        interviewed as part of the
     grantmaking and other                                                                              Foundation’s decision-making
     resources. Primary care has                                                                        process, pointed out, “Gaps in
     also become a key priority                                                                         primary care lead to patients
     of the national healthcare                                                                         utilizing the state’s emergency
     reform agenda.                       Celebrating the grand opening of the Rhode Island             rooms as their source for pri-
        “Primary care fits well with      Free Clinic's pharmacy, which offers 50 common                mary care, driving up the costs
                                          generic drugs – for free – to its patients.
     the Foundation’s overarching                                                                       of healthcare for everyone.”
     strategic goals of addressing        (Left to right) Lynne Urbani, chief executive officer            The Fund for a Healthy Rhode
                                          of the clinic; Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts,
     issues at their root cause and       Foundation Vice President for Grant Programs Owen             Island (FFHRI) will direct
     facilitating systemic change,”       Heleen, and Stephanie Chafee, co-founder of the               resources to develop a robust
     noted President Neil Steinberg,      Rhode Island Free Clinic and Foundation director.             system of primary care that
     adding, “This is a health care                                                                     provides all Rhode Islanders with
     arena where the Foundation                                                                         affordable and readily accessible
     can have immediate impact on the greatest number of                  health services – at times and locations that meet the
     Rhode Islanders, consistent with the Fund’s charter.”                needs of working families. Grants of $70,000 - $750,000
        So, what is primary care and why does it matter?                  will fund one-to-three year projects to promote innovations in
        Primary care is the “medical home” for a patient, ideally         direct services, access to affordable medications, and pub-
     providing continuity and a central point of connection with an lic outreach and awareness programs that engage all Rhode
     ever more complex medical care system. Family physicians,            Islanders. Owen Heleen, the Foundation’s vice president for
     pediatricians, internists, nurse practitioners, mental health        grant programs, is encouraged by the number and quality of
     workers, case managers and others who work with them                 applications for FFHRI’s first round of grants. “We received
     provide primary care.                                                47 applications,” he noted. “They represent really creative
        Primary care has taken on an increasingly important role          ideas about how to deliver primary care differently and to

extend its reach and impact to all Rhode Islanders.”             Program to be funded with 25 percent of the available grant-
   Developing a system of affordable, accessible primary         making dollars from FFHRI, and available for all primary care
care will not be possible without an adequate supply of care-    medical professionals including physicians, nurses, nurse
givers, of course. And Rhode Island is feeling the serious       practitioners, mental health workers, case workers and
effects of a nationwide shortage of primary care physicians      others. This program will be administered by the Rhode
and other healthcare workers. A 2008 study by the Journal        Island Student Loan Authority and will be funded in partner-
of the American Medical Association found that only two          ship with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, and the
percent of students graduating from medical school plan          Rhode Island Medical Society. The Foundation is in active
to practice primary care. President Obama recently noted,        discussions with other potential funding partners.
"We're not producing enough primary care physicians. The            “There is no silver bullet,” says Owen, who has overseen
costs of medical education are so high that people feel that     the Foundation’s grants in healthcare for nearly a decade.
they've got to specialize." New doctors typically owe more       “But the Fund for a Healthy Rhode Island – through strategic
than $140,000 in loans when they graduate. To help               grantmaking, loan forgiveness, and collaborative initiatives –
address this critical issue, in July 2009, the Foundation will   can be a catalyst for change. The rewards will be tangible as
announce the creation of a Primary Care Loan Forgiveness         we become a healthier state.”

Lessons Learned:                           state’s Oral Health Commission              are low, making it making difficult to
                                           resulted in the emergence of a diverse      attract dentists and other oral health
Achieving High Impact                      group of leaders who met regularly to       professionals to practice here. In
in the Health Sector                       exchange information and to support         2004, we supported St. Joseph
  The Rhode Island Foundation has          one another.                                Hospital in developing a pediatric den-
invested significantly in healthcare          Study the fiscal incentives in the       tal residency program in collaboration
during the past 15 years. Here, we         system. Almost none of us want to go        with Lutheran Medical Center in New
share critical ingredients for achieving   to a nursing home. Still, our system        York City. Working through teleconfer-
impact with these investments:             is structured in ways that provide          ence links to provide conferencing
Use all of the tools in the toolbox.       incentives to fill nursing home beds.       with supervisors at Lutheran, the
• Wise investments through                 In 2005, the Foundation supported           program has proven the value of
  responsive and pro-active grants         the development of PACE (Program            creatively responding to the shortage
• Attracting investments from              of All-Inclusive Care for Elderly),         of pediatric dentists in the state.
  national funders                         administered by CareLink. PACE takes           Achieving sustainability is essential.
• Providing advice and technical           a blended Medicare/Medicaid rate and        Hasbro Children’s Hospital’s Draw a
  assistance to grantees                   provides services that allow frail, low-    Breath program, an innovative school-
• Convening organizations around           income elders to live at home for as        linked asthma education program for
  common themes                            long as they’d like. Because it is          children and parents, is a case study
• Fostering long-term conversations        fiscally “at risk” to pay for any adverse   in the value of sustainability. We
  with policymakers                        health events that affect its members,      asked ourselves at the beginning,
   Foundation investments in develop-      PACE is motivated to provide any kind       “What are we creating here and for
ing a system of dental services for        of service its members require to lead      whom does it have value?” After years
low-income children involved a variety     healthy lives at home. When the fiscal      of conversations, insurers now reim-
of different kinds of grants during a      incentives of programs parallel the         burse Draw a Breath for its classes
10-year period. Partnerships with two      ways individuals wish to receive            because they see powerful results in
programs of the Robert Wood Johnson        services, everyone wins.                    terms that affect their bottom-line –
Foundation brought $2.5 million in new        The healthcare workforce matters.        dramatically reduced emergency room
resources to Rhode Island. Facilitation    Rhode Island does not have a dental         visits for the children they cover.
of a “common table” in the form of the     school, and our reimbursement rates

     Special Campaigns

                                                                     BPI initially will focus its strategic grantmaking on
     A new model for                                              economic sustainability and the Black family. Notes
                                                                  Judge Clifton, “Our community cannot thrive if our
     philanthropy in                                              families continue to struggle with basic needs. BPI is

     Rhode Island’s                                               committed to supporting organizations that address
                                                                  this critical issue.”

     Black community                                                 Thanks to the efforts of a dedicated campaign
                                                                  committee, BPI has raised $250,000 toward a $1
        Conceived and led by several of Rhode Island’s            million goal, to be matched dollar for dollar by the
     prominent Black leaders, the Black Philanthropy              Foundation through December 2010.
     Initiative (BPI) is an historic new field of interest fund
     at the Foundation, building an endowment for Black
                                                                       BPI STEERING COMMITTEE
                                                                       Judge Edward C. Clifton, Co-Chair
                                                                       Linda Newton, Co-Chair
                                                                       Michael Van Leesten, Co-Chair

                                                                       CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP
                                                                       George Graboys, Honorary Chair
                                                                       Linda Newton, Co-Chair
                                                                       Walter Stone, Co-Chair

                                                                       Campaign Committee Members
                                                                       Manny Barrows
                                                                       Frederick K. Butler
                                                                       Steven Craddock
                                                                       Antonio DaSilva
                                                                       Jason Fowler
        Pictured here are BPI’s campaign co-chairs: Walter
                                                                       Toni Green
     Stone, former Foundation director and chairman of
                                                                       Melissa Husband
     the criminal law group at Adler, Pollack & Sheehan PC
                                                                       Gertrude Jones
     and Linda Newton, vice president for diversity and
                                                                       Beverly Ledbetter
     community relations at Blue Cross Blue Shield of                  Darron Lopes
     Rhode Island; along with BPI Steering Committee                   Lloyd Monroe
     Co-Chair Edward C. Clifton, associate justice, Rhode              Keith Stokes
     Island Superior Court.                                            Rev. Dr. Jeffery Williams

                                                             THE MILLION DOLLAR
                                                             CHALLENGE CAMPAIGN
                                                             The Honorable David Cicilline, Honorary Chair
                                                             Sally Lapides, Chair
                                                             Committee members
                                                             Guy Abelson
                                                             Curt Columbus
                                                             Donna D'Aloia, MA
                                                             Edythe M. DeMarco, CFP,CRPC
                                                             James DeRentis
                                                             Joyce Dolbec, MA
                                                             Christine Edmonds & Phyllis Arffa
                                                             Renee Evangelista, Esq.
                                                             Michael Evora
                                                             Jim Fortier
Justice for all                                              The Honorable Gordon D. Fox
                                                             Ann-Marie Harrington
   The million dollar campaign for Equity Action, the        Stephen Hourahan
Foundation’s field of interest fund for sexual orientation   Lise Iwon, Esq.
and gender identity, will be completed by the end of         Peg Langhammer
                                                             Janette Talento Ley
March 2011. Every dollar raised up to $500,000 will
                                                             W. Lynn McKinney
be matched by the Foundation.                                Nancy Markham, CRS
   Since 2004, the Fund, which was seeded by a grant         The Honorable Edwin Pacheco
from the National Lesbian and Gay Community Funding          Benjamin Paster, Esq.
Partnership, a national foundation now known as              Louis Raymond
Funders for Gay and Lesbian Issues, has made grants          The Honorable Elizabeth Roberts
                                                             Marc Streisand
of more than $340,000 to nonprofit organizations that
                                                             Susan Symonds
break down barriers of prejudice and inequity.               Joe Wilson, Jr.
                                                             Alex Zima

                                                             EQUITY ACTION ADVISORY COUNCIL:
                                                             Sally Ann Hay, Co-Chair
                                                             W. Lynn McKinney, Co-Chair
                                                             Guy Abelson
                                                             Judith Anderson
                                                             Ken Fish
                                                             Susan Gershkoff
                                                             Alexis M.Gorriarán
                                                             Eric Gould
                                                             Carlos Hernandez
                                                             Peter Hocking
  Pictured here at the May 2008 campaign kickoff             Martha Holt
are Providence Mayor David Cicilline, honorary cam-          Janet Isserlis
paign chair, and Residential Properties President Sally      Barbara Margolis
Lapides, campaign chair. On that occasion, Sally             Angela Mazaris
                                                             Ted Ngo
declared, “I will absolutely not be able to put my head
                                                             Daniel Scott, III
down on the pillow until we are all treated equally, we
                                                             Jen Smith
are all recognized for our diversity and people judge        Arthi Sundaresh
us by the quality of who we are inside, not what we          Maria Tocco
look like, who we pray to, who we love.”


     2008 GRANT
                In 2008, The Rhode Island
                Foundation distributed more
                than $27 million to more than
                1,300 nonprofit organizations
                across Rhode Island, and beyond.

                                           “ATTAINING VIBRANT COMMUNITIES” is the
                                           umbrella term for the Foundation’s discretionary
                                           grantmaking. Vibrant communities are diverse and
                                           inclusive places where individuals are supported and
                                           encouraged to realize their personal and collective
                                           potential; where opportunities and services are
                                           available and distributed equitably; where physical
                                           and natural assets and infrastructure are preserved
                                           and maintained; and where cultural, economic,
                                           educational, and political centers reflect and
                                           respond to the needs of all people. Vibrant
                                           communities are places where leaders are fostered
                                           and where organizations are strong, where people
                                           of all generations and backgrounds want to live.
                                           They are the home for collaboration and innovation,
                                           participation, and a deep sense of belonging.

                                           THE FULL RANGE OF FOUNDATION
                                           GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
        rantees were identified by the

G       Foundation’s staff and board of
        directors, and recommended by
donor advisors, designated in wills or
                                           STRATEGY GRANTS – focus on innovative
                                           models and proven programs; policy, advocacy,
                                           and systems reform; organizational and leadership

trust documents.                           SMALL GRANTS – awarded monthly for planning,
                                           technical assistance, pilot projects; grants up to
Most Foundation discretionary grants —     $7,500

through “Attaining Vibrant Communities”    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS –
— advance our goal of creating systemic,   for nonprofit staff to attend – or even invent –
                                           workshops, conferences, etc.; grants up to $1,000
long-term change for the better in
                                           BASIC HUMAN NEEDS – awarded monthly for
Rhode Island. Most donor advised and
                                           food, clothing, shelter, etc.; grants up to $5,000
designated grants were for general         per organization per year
support of an admired nonprofit
                                           SCHOLARSHIPS – financial assistance for
organization.                              educational opportunities through nearly 150
                                           scholarship funds
The Foundation invites you to read about
                                           NEWPORT COUNTY FUND – funding for projects
our grantees in much greater detail at     that serve the six communities of Newport County
                                                                                                  Overview of Grant Programs

www.rifoundation.org.                      EQUITY ACTION – funding for organizations that
                                           serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,
                                           queer, and questioning communities

                                           Please visit the Foundation’s website at
                                           www.rifoundation.org to learn more about
                                           each of these programs.

                           RHODE ISLAND

                                                                    Your support strengthened
                                                                    1,312 nonprofit organizations
                                                                    throughout Rhode Island
                                                                    (and beyond)
Frank Mullin

               As part of FirstWorks “Season of Silk Road” educational outreach
               program, students from the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the
               Performing and Visual Arts in Pawtucket enjoy musical
               interpretations of Eastern and Western classics, performed
               by master pipa player Yang Wei of the Silk Road Ensemble.

A complete alphabetical list
that includes all donor advised,
designated, and discretionary
grantees, 2008.

A New Leaf
A Wish Come True

                                                                                                    Crossroads RI
Academy for Eating Disorders (IL)
ACLU Foundation of RI
Action Based Enterprises
Action on Smoking & Health (DC)
Adopt A Doctor
Adoption RI                           A Crossroads Rhode Island case
                                      advocate speaks with his clients.
African Alliance of RI
                                      Crossroads RI is the largest homeless       B
AIDS Care Ocean State
                                      service organization in the state,
AIDS Project RI                       offering services in crisis intervention,   Judge Baker Children's Center (MA)
Albany College of Pharmacy (NY)       housing, and vocational services.           Baltimore Museum of Art (MD)
Albright College (PA)                                                             Baptist Home of RI
All Children's Theatre Ensemble       Billy Andrade-Brad Faxon Charities          Barrington Christian Academy
Alliance for a Livable Newport         for Children (MA)                          Barrington Congregational Church
Alliance for Better Long Term Care    Animal Medical Center (NY)                  Barrington Presbyterian Church
Aloha Foundation (VT)                 Animal Rescue League of Southern            Barrington Preservation Society
ALS Association, RI Chapter            RI                                         Barrington Tap-In
Alternative Educational Programming   Animals Depend on People Too                Barton Center for Diabetes
American Cancer Society               Anna Maria College (MA)                      Education (MA)
American Cancer Society - Central     Anti-Defamation League - Boston             Basilica Our Lady of Perpetual Help-
 New England Region (MA)               (MA)                                        Mission (MA)
American Cancer Society - New         Apeiron Institute for Sustainable           Bayside Family Healthcare
 England Division (MA)                 Living                                     Bayside Family YMCA
American Civil Liberties Union        Appalachian Trail Conservancy (WV)          Beacon Project (ME)
 Foundation (NY)                      Applied Research Center (CA)                Beavertail Lighthouse Museum
American Friends of Hospice of the    Aquidneck Land Trust                         Association
 Upper Galilee                        Arc of Blackstone Valley                    Bel Canto Scholarship Fund
American Friends of Magen David       Arc of Northern Bristol County (MA)         Beneficent Congregational Church
 Adom (NY)                            Arnold Mills United Methodist               Best Friends Animal Society (UT)
American Friends of Neot Kedumim       Church                                     Bethany Home of RI
 (NY)                                 Arthritis Foundation, Southern New          Beyond Our Walls
American Heart Association (MA)        England Chapter                            Big Brothers of RI
American Heart Association (TX)       Arts & Business Council of RI               Big Sisters of RI
American Indian Graduate Center       AS220                                       Big Tree Boating (ME)
 (NM)                                 Asbury United Methodist Church              Bishop Hendricken High School
American International College (MA)   Ashaway Elementary School                   Bishop Stang High School (MA)
American Jewish World Service (NY)    Asheville School (NC)                       Blackstone Academy Charter
American Legion Riverside Post #10    Ashoka (VA)                                  School
American Legion Warren Post #11       Association of Fundraising                  Blackstone Parks Conservancy
                                                                                                                         2008 Grantees, Continued

American Lung Association of RI        Professionals - RI Chapter                 Blackstone River Theatre
American Parkinson Disease            Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek         Blackstone Valley Community Action
 Association                           Orthodox Church                             Program
American Red Cross of RI              Attleboro Scholarship Foundation            Blackstone Valley Community
American Technion Society (MA)         (MA)                                        Health Care
American University (DC)              Audubon Society of RI                       Blackstone Valley Emergency Food
Amherst College (MA)                  Autism Project of RI                         Center
Amos House                            Autism Society of America (MD)              Blackstone Valley Historical Society

                                                                                                                          Cambodian Arts and Scholarship
                                                                                                                           Foundation (ME)
                                                                                                                          Camp JORI
                                                                                                                          Camp Ruggles
                                                                                                                          Camp Street Ministries
                                                                                                                          Cancer Research Institute (NY)
                                                                                                                          Capital City Community Centers
                                                                                                                          Care (GA)
                                                                                                                          Carelink Pace Organization
                                                                                                                          Caring Canines (MA)
                           Paul Cuffee School

                                                                                                                          Carolina Day School (NC)
                                                                                                                          Carroll Center for the Blind (MA)
                                                                                                                          Carter Center (GA)
                                                                                                                          Castleton State College (VT)
                                                                                                                          Catholic Charity Fund Appeal
                                                Students at Paul Cuffee School
                                                                                     Brain Tumor Society (MA)             Catholic Diocese of Providence
                                                enjoy favorite books in the
                                                library. Paul Cuffee School is a     Brandeis University (MA)             Cedarville University (OH)
                                                maritime charter school for          Bridgewater State College (MA)       Center for Environmental &
                                                Providence public schoolchildren     Bristol Art Museum                    Sustainability Education/Florida
                                                from kindergarten through the        Bristol Community College (MA)        Gulf Coast University (FL)
                                                eighth grade.                        Bristol Good Neighbors               Center for Hope (CT)
                                                                                     Bristol Historical & Preservation    Center for Reproductive Rights (NY)
                                                Blackstone Valley Tourism Council     Society                             Center for Women & Enterprise
                                                Blessed Sacrament Rectory            Brookline Arts Center (MA)           Center to Advance Minority
                                                Blessing Way                         Brookline Foundation (MA)             Participation
                                                Blithewold                           Brookline High School 21st Century   Central Baptist Church
                                                Block Island Conservancy              Fund (MA)                           Central Congregational Church
                                                Block Island Early Learning Center   Brookline High School PTO (MA)       Central Falls Free Public Library
                                                Block Island Health Services         Brooklyn College Foundation (NY)     Central Falls School Department
                                                B'nai B'rith International (DC)      Chad Brown Health Center             Central High School
                                                Borders Farm Preservation            Brown Fox Point Early Childhood      Centro Cultural Andino
                                                Born To Be Wild Nature Center         Education Center                    Centro Internacional de
                                                Boston College (MA)                  Brown Hillel Foundation               Capacitacion Integral
                                                Boston Ronald McDonald House (MA)    Katie Brown Educational Program      Cerebral Palsy Council of Greater
                                                Boston Symphony Orchestra (MA)        (MA)                                 New Bedford (MA)
                                                Boston University (MA)               Moses Brown School                   Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center
                                                Boston University, WBUR (MA)         Brown University - Annenberg         Hattie Ide Chaffee Home
                                                Bowdoin College (ME)                  Institute for School Reform         Chamber Education Foundation
                                                Boy Scouts of America -              Brown University Medical School      Channel 13 - WNET (NY)
                                                 Narragansett Council                Brown University - Sports            Chariho Area Career and Technical
                                                Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland-      Foundation                           Center
                                                 Lincoln                             Brown University - Howard R.         Chariho Middle School
                                                Boys & Girls Club of East             Swearer Center for Public Service   Chariho Regional High School
                                                 Providence                          Brown University                     Chariho School Department
2008 Grantees, Continued

                                                Boys & Girls Club of Newport         Brownell Library                     Chariho-Westerly Animal Rescue
                                                 County                              Brunswick School (CT)                 League
                                                Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket       Bryant University                    Charlestown Elementary School
                                                Boys & Girls Club of Providence      Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions   Chewonki Foundation (ME)
                                                Boys and Girls Harbor (NY)            (DC)                                Child and Family Services of
                                                Bradford Jonnycake Center            John P. Burke Memorial Fund           Newport County
                                                Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital      Burrillville High School             Childhood Lead Action Project
                                                Bradley Hospital Foundation          Butler Hospital                      Children's Day School (CT)

Children's Defense Fund (DC)           COLAGE (CA)
Children's Friend and Service          Colby College (ME)
Children's Hospital Corporation (MA)   College Crusade of RI
Children's Hospital Foundation (CA)    College of Saint Rose (NY)
Children's Memorial Foundation (IL)    College of the Holy Cross (MA)
Children's Rights (NY)                 College of Wooster (OH)
Children's Support League of the       Columbia University (NY)
 East Bay (CA)                         Committee for the Great Salt Pond
Children's Theatre of Maine (ME)       Common Cause Education Fund
China Adoption With Love (MA)          Common Fence Music
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation        Community Affairs Vicariate
 (CT)                                  Community Church of Providence
Chopin Club                            Community College of RI
Chorus of Westerly                     Community Foundation of the Florida
Christ Church                           Keys (FL)                            Da Vinci Center for Community
Christ Church Dark Harbor (ME)         Community Fund of Darien (CT)           Progress
Christ Church Pomfret (CT)             Community Housing Land Trust of RI    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (MA)
Christ Lutheran Church (MO)            Community Mediation Center of RI      Dance Exchange (MD)
Christian Children's Fund (VA)         Community MusicWorks                  Dante Society
Christian Power House Ministry         Community Preparatory School          Darien Explorer Post 53 (CT)
Church Community Housing               Community School Association (MO)     Darien Library (CT)
 Corporation                           Community Synagogue (NY)              Dartmouth College (NH)
Church of St. Michael the Archangel    Community Teamwork (MA)               Davisville Free Library Association
Church of the Epiphany East            Community Works                       Day One
 Providence                            Compass School                        Dedham Country Day School (MA)
Church of the Epiphany Meal Site       Compassion International (CO)         Dedham Food Pantry (MA)
Church of the Transfiguration          Comprehensive Community Action        Deerfield Academy (MA)
Cistercian Abbey of Spencer (MA)        Program                              Delray Beach Chorale (FL)
Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of    Concerts at the Point (MA)            Delray Beach Public Library (FL)
 Barrington                            Concord Boys & Girls Club (NH)        Developmental Pathways (CO)
Citizens' Scholarship Foundation       Congregation Beth-El (CT)             Diabetes Foundation of RI
Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of    Congregation B'Nai Shalom (MA)        Diocese of Providence
 Scituate                              Congregation Sharah Zedek             Direct Action for Rights & Equality
Citizens' Scholarship of America       Connecticut College (CT)              Disabled American Veterans
City Academy (MO)                      Connecting For Children & Families      Charitable Service Trust (KY)
City of Central Falls                  Conservation Law Foundation (MA)      Doctors Without Borders (NY)
City of East Providence                Corinna's Angels/FightSMA             Domestic Abuse Shelter (FL)
City of Providence                     Corliss Institute                     Domestic Violence Resource Center
City of Providence Parks               Cornerstone Adult Services              of South County
 Department                            Corporation for Supportive Housing    Dominican American National
City of Warwick                        Courageous Sailing Center (MA)          Roundtable (DC)
City Year RI                           Courthouse Center for the Arts        Domus (CT)
Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy     Cradles to Crayons (MA)               Doorways (MA)
 (VA)                                  Cranston High School East             Dorcas Place Adult and Family
Clark Memorial Library                 Cranston School Department              Learning Center
Clark University (MA)                  Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of       Down Syndrome Society of RI
Classical High School Alumni            America (NY)                         Drama League of New York (NY)
                                                                                                                   2008 Grantees, Continued

 Association                           Cross Mills Public Library            Frosty Drew Nature Center
Classical High School                  Crossroads RI                         Drexel University (PA)
Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic          Paul Cuffee School                    Drexel University College of
Coalition for Buzzards Bay (MA)        Cumberland High School                  Medicine (PA)
Coastal Community Foundation of        Cumberland Hill Elementary School     Ducks Unlimited (MA)
 South Carolina (SC)                   Curry College (MA)                    Bradford L. Dunn Institute for
Cocumscussoc Association               Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, MA/RI       Learning Differences
Coffee Kids (NM)                        Chapter (MA)                         dZi Foundation (CO)

                           Local schoolteachers and students
                           improvise with members of Yo-Yo Ma's
                           Silk Road Ensemble at a FirstWorks
                           educational workshop. FirstWorks
                           brings world-class regional, national,
                           and international arts programming
                           into communities across the state.


                                                                                                                                                    Frank Mullin
                           Eaglebrook School (MA)
                           Earth Island Institute (CA)
                           Earthjustice (CA)
                           East Bay Center
                           East Bay Community Action Program        Pictured (left to right) Michael Fitzgerald, Hope High School music teacher, Maria Bilyeau,
                           East Bay Educational Collaborative       Central Falls High School music teacher, Jeremiah Zarty, Gilbert Stuart Middle School
                                                                    student, Shane Shanahan, Silk Road Ensemble (percussion), Mark Suter, Silk Road Ensemble
                           East Coast Greenway Alliance
                                                                    (percussion), Sandeep Dass, Silk Road Ensemble (tabla), and English teacher Peter Boland,
                           East Greenwich Business &                Beacon Charter School High School for the Arts, Woonsocket
                            Professional Women's Club
                           East Greenwich School Department                                                        Michael J. Fox Foundation for
                           East Providence High School                                                               Parkinson's Research (NY)
                           East Providence Public Library           Fairfield County Foundation Fund for           Fox Chase Cancer Center (PA)
                           East Smithfield Public Library             Women and Girls (CT)                         Fox Point Neighborhood Association
                           Easter Seals RI                          Fairfield University (CT)                      Free Wheelchair Mission (CA)
                           Eastern Connecticut State University     FairVote (MD)                                  Friars of the Atonement (NY)
                            (CT)                                    Families First RI                              Friends of Ballard Park
                           Eastern Star Foundation of RI            Families for Effective Autism                  Friends of Barrington Public Library
                           Edgewood Congregational Church             Treatment of RI                              Friends of Barrington Senior Center
                           Edgewood Sailing School                  Family & Children's Agency (CT)                Friends of Brownell Library
                           Edison State College (FL)                Family Resources Community Action              Friends of Foley
                           Education Alliance                       Family Service of RI                           Friends of Jamestown Library
                           Education Partnership                    Jennifer Fante Foundation (NY)                 Friends of Linden Place
                           Educational Center for the Arts &        Farm Fresh RI                                  Friends of Little Compton Nursing
                            Sciences                                Feinstein High School for                        Association
                           Elon University (NC)                       Community Service                            Friends of Monroe County Library of
                           Emerson College (MA)                     Fellowship Health Resources                      Key West (FL)
                           Emmanuel College (MA)                    Festival Ballet/Providence                     Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse
                           Energy Consumers Alliance of New         FINCA International (DC)                       Friends of Rochambeau Branch
                            England (MA)                            First Baptist Church (IL)                      Friends of Rogers Free Library
                           English for Action                       First Baptist Church in America                Friends of Sakonnet Lighthouse
                           English-Speaking Union Boston            First Baptist Church in Wickford               Friends of South Ferry Church
                            Branch (MA)                             First Baptist Church of Bristol                  Association
                           Entertainment Industry Foundation        First Baptist Church of Pawtucket              Friends of the Hingham Public
                            (CA)                                    First Church of Christ Scientist                 Library (MA)
                           Environment Council of RI Education      First Congregational Church                    Friends of the Middletown Public
                            Fund                                    First Unitarian Church of Providence             Library
                           Environment Northeast (ME)               FirstWorks                                     Friends of the Music Mansion
                           Environmental Defense Incorporated       Michael H. Flanagan Foundation                 Friends of the RI School for the Deaf
2008 Grantees, Continued

                            (NY)                                    Flickers Arts Collaborative                    Friends of the St. Louis Art Museum
                           Environmental Resource Center (ID)       Florida Keys Assisted Care Coalition             (MO)
                           Episcopal Charities of RI                  (FL)                                         Friends of Tiverton Libraries
                           Episcopal Diocese of Navajoland (NM)     Florida Keys Audubon Society (FL)              Friends Way - Families Reaching Into
                           Episcopal Diocese of RI                  Flower Power                                     Each New Day
                           Everett Dance Theatre                    Flying Kites                                   Friends Without a Border (NY)
                           Exeter Fire Department                   Foote School Association (CT)                  Fuerza Laboral
                           Exeter Public Library                    Ali Forney Center (NY)                         Fund for Community Progress
                           Exeter-West Greenwich High School        FosteringArts.org                              FusionWorks

                                                                                      Fort Adams, located off the coast of Newport, is the
                                                                                      largest historic fortification in the United States.
                                                                                      Family Day, above, affords Rhode Islanders of all
Fort Adams

                                                                                      ages a chance to enjoy the views.

             G                                        H
             GAIA Vaccine Foundation                  Habitat for Humanity International (GA)      Holy Name of Jesus Parish
             Sandra Feinstein Gamm Theatre            Habitat for Humanity of RI                   Holy Spirit Catholic Church (SC)
             Garvin Memorial School                   Habitat for Humanity of West Bay &           Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
             Gay & Lesbian Advocates &                 Northern RI                                  (CT)
              Defenders (MA)                          Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology          Holy Trinity Monastery (NY)
             Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer               Hale Reservation (MA)                        Home and Hospice Care of RI
              Resource Foundation                     HAMAATSA (NM)                                Homefront Health Care
             Genesis Center                           Harmony Hill School                          Homes for Our Troops (MA)
             Georgiaville Baptist Church              Harmony Lodge Scholarship Fund               Homestart (MA)
             Gilda's Club Westchester (NY)            Harris House (MO)                            Homestead Group
             Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida   Harvest Community Church                     Hope Alzheimer's Center
              (FL)                                    HeadsUp                                      Hope Associates
             Girl Scouts of RI                        Healing Co-Operative                         Hope Happens (MO)
             Girls Friendly Society of RI             Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (NY)            Hope High School
             Glocester Heritage Society               Heifer Project International (AR)            Hope High School – Arts
             God's Creatures Ministry (NJ)            Hermon-Dekalb Central School (NY)            Hope High School-Leadership
             Golf Foundation of RI                    Herreshoff Marine Museum                     John Hope Settlement House
             Good Neighbor Energy Fund                Donna Hicken Foundation (FL)                 HopeFound (MA)
             Gordon College (MA)                      Hillel Foundation at the University of RI    Johns Hopkins Hospital (MD)
             Gordon School                            Hingham Education Foundation (MA)            Hospice by the Sea (FL)
             Grace Church in Providence               Hingham Interfaith Food Pantry (MA)          Hospice Care of RI
             Grace Fellowship Church (MA)             Hispanic Heritage Committee of RI            Hotchkiss School (CT)
             Greater Providence Chamber               Hispanics in Philanthropy (CA)               House of Hope Community
              Foundation                              Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital              Development Corporation
             Greater Tiverton Community Chorus         (NH)                                        Housing Action Coalition of RI
             Green Mountain College (VT)              Hive Archive                                 Housing Network of RI
                                                                                                                                             2008 Grantees, Continued

             Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center      Hmong United Association of RI               Humane Association of
              (MA)                                    Hobart and William Smith Colleges             Northwestern RI
             Greenville Public Library                 (NY)                                        Humane Farming Association (CA)
             Greenwich Adult Day Care (CT)            Hofstra University (NY)                      Humane Society of the United
             Vartan Gregorian Elementary School       Holocaust Education and Resource              States (VT)
             Groden Center                             Center of RI                                Humane Society of the United
             Groundwork Providence                    Holy Childhood Association (NY)               States (DC)
             Grow Smart RI                            Holy Ghost Church St. Vincent de             Hunter College Foundation (NY)
             Guiding Eyes for the Blind (NY)           Paul Society                                Husson College (ME)

                                                                                                                                                                                  The International
                           I                                                                                                                                                      House of Rhode
                                                                                                                                                                                  Island on Stimson
                           Iglesia Vision Evangelica                                                                                                                              Avenue in
                           Indian River Habitat for Humanity (FL)                                                                                                                 Providence.
                           Indian River Memorial Hospital (FL)
                           Indiana University Foundation (IN)
                           Initiative to Educate Afghan Women
                           Institute for the Study and Practice
                             of Nonviolence
                           Inter-American Health Alliance (NC)
                           International Charter School
                           International Fund for Animal
                             Welfare (MA)                                                                                                                                         International House
                           International House of RI                                                                                                                              of Rhode Island
                           International Institute of RI                                                                                                                          students gather for
                           International Tennis Hall of Fame                                                                                                                      a special event.
                           International Yacht Restoration
                                                                    All photos: International House of Rhode Island

                           Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (NY)
                           Isaac Foundation (WA)
                           Island Free Library
                           Islesboro Community Center (ME)
                           Islesboro Community Fund (ME)
                           Islesboro Islands Trust (ME)
                           J                                                                                                                                                      International House
                                                                                                                                                                                  of Rhode Island
                           Jamestown Arts Center
                                                                                                                                                                                  students and
                           Jamestown Community Chorus                                                                                                                             families enjoy a
                           Jamestown Education Foundation                                                                                                                         Halloween party.
                           Jamestown Historical Society
                           Jamestown Philomenian Library                                                              International House of Rhode Island is a community-based center that facilitates
                           Jewish Community Center of RI                                                              the orientation of international newcomers to Rhode Island. English as a Second
                           Jewish Community Day School of RI                                                          Language (ESL) classes and private tutoring are offered, along with social events
                           Jewish Family Service                                                                      that encourage sharing among cultures.
                           Jewish Federation of Eastern
                            Connecticut (CT)                                                                                                                    Key West Kritter Patrol (FL)
                           Jewish Federation of RI                                                                    Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action       Key West Maritime Historical Society
                           Jewish National Fund Keren                                                                  Corporation (MA)                          (FL)
                            Kayemeth LeIsrael (MA)                                                                    Kent County ARC/J. Arthur Trudeau         Key West Symphony Orchestra (FL)
                           Jewish Seniors Agency                                                                       Memorial Center                          Kids First
2008 Grantees, Continued

                           Johnson & Wales University                                                                 Kent Hospital                             Edward King House Senior Center
                           Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale                                                             Kent Hospital Foundation                  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
                           Joslin Community Development                                                               Kenyon College (OH)                        Community Center
                            Corporation                                                                               Key West Botanical Garden Society (FL)    King's Daughters & Sons
                           Joslin Diabetes Center (MA)                                                                Key West Council on the Arts (FL)         Kingston Congregational Church
                           Jupiter Medical Center (FL)                                                                Key West Film Society (FL)                Kingston Free Library
                           Juvenile Diabetes Research                                                                 Key West Harry S. Truman                  Kingston Improvement Association
                            Foundation International (NY)                                                              Foundation (FL)                          Raymond F. Kravis Center for Art (FL)

                                                                                 Meldvack Corporation
                                                                                 Memorial and Library Association of
                                                                                 Memorial Hospital of RI
L                                       M
                                                                                 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer
La Salle University (PA)                MADD (Mothers Against Drunk               Center (NY)
LaFarge Heritage Foundation of           Driving)                                Mental Health Association
  Newport                               James Madison Education Fund (DC)        Mental Health Consumer Advocates
Lahey Clinic Foundation (MA)            MaGown-Roberts Memorial Fund              of RI
Lake Forest College (IL)                James L. Maher Regional Center           Merrimack College (MA)
LaMoille Community Food Share           Maine Handicapped Skiing (ME)            Merton College Charitable
  (VT)                                  Maine Media Workshops (ME)                Corporation (NJ)
Land Trust of Darien (CT)               Maine Public Broadcasting Network        Metropolitan Regional Career and
Landmark Medical Center                  (ME)                                     Technical Center
Langworthy Public Library               Make a Difference Foundation             Metropolitan School (MO)
Laradon (CO)                            Make-A-Wish Foundation of America        Miami Rescue Mission (FL)
LaSalle Academy                          (AZ)                                    Middlebury College (VT)
Latino Commission on AIDS (NY)          Make-A-Wish Foundation of RI             Middletown School Department
Latino Dollars for Scholars             Making It Possible to End                Milk Fund
  Foundation of RI                       Homelessness (NJ)                       Miriam Hospital Foundation
Laurelmead Employee Education           Manatee Children's Services (FL)         Miss Porter's School (CT)
  Fund                                  Manhattanville College (NY)              Missionary Sisters of the Society of
Learning Community Charter School       Marathon Wild Bird Center (FL)            Mary (MA)
Lehigh University (PA)                  March of Dimes, RI Chapter               Missouri Botanical Garden (MO)
Leominster High School Alumni           Mariannhill Mission Society (MI)         Monadnock Conservancy (NH)
  Scholarship Fund (MA)                 Marion Institute (MA)                    Moran Prairie Elementary School
Lesley University (MA)                  George Mark Children's House (CA)         Parent Teachers Group (WA)
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society             Martha's Vineyard Preservation           Morristown Centennial Library
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society -            Trust (MA)                               Association (VT)
  Maryland Chapter (MD)                 Mary House Ministry                      Morristown Historical Society (VT)
Lifespan/RI Hospital                    Mary Institute (MO)                      Mosaico Community Development
Lincoln Housing Authority               Masonic Grand Lodge Charities of RI       Corporation
Lincoln School                          Massachusetts Audubon Society (MA)       Mount Holyoke College (MA)
Lincoln Senior High School              Massachusetts College of Art and         Mount Holyoke College Alumnae
Literacy Volunteers of                   Design (MA)                              Annual Fund (CT)
  Massachusetts (MA)                    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy        Mount Hope High School
Literacy Volunteers of RI                (MA)                                    Mount Hope Neighborhood
Little Compton Assistance               Massachusetts General Hospital (MA)       Association
  Association                           Massachusetts Society for the            Mount Hope Trust in Bristol
Little Compton Community Center          Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MA)   Mount Ida College (MA)
  Corporation                           Masters School - Dobbs (NY)              Mount Pleasant High School
Little Compton Education                Mathewson Street United Methodist        Mount St. Charles Academy
  Foundation                             Church                                  Mount Vernon Ladies Association of
Little Compton Historical Society       MAZON (CA)                                the Union (VA)
Little Compton Village Improvement      McAuley Corporation                      Museum of Modern Art (NY)
  Society                               McAuley House                            Museum of Primitive Art & Culture
Little Sisters of the Poor              McAuley Ministries                       Museum of Science, Boston (MA)
                                                                                                                        2008 Grantees, Continued

Lloyd Center for the Environment (MA)   Ronald McDonald House of                 Music School of the RI
Local Initiatives Support Corporation    Providence                               Philharmonic
Looking Upwards                         Mead School for Human                    Musica Dolce Chamber Orchestra
Low Country Food Bank (SC)               Development (CT)                        Musica Maris
Lown Cardiovascular Research            Meals on Wheels of RI                    My Turn (MA)
  Foundation (MA)                       Medical Missionaries of Mary (NY)        Myron Francis Elementary School
Lucy's Hearth                           Medicine Waters Conservancy (NJ)         Mystic Marinelife Aquarium (CT)
Lung Cancer Alliance (DC)               Meeting Street Center                    Mystic Seaport Museum (CT)

                           Nantucket Cottage Hospital (MA)
                           Narrow River Preservation

                                                                                                                                     Rhode Island Community Food Bank
                           Narrows Center for the Arts (MA)
                           National Association for the
                            Advancement of Colored People
                            (NAACP) (MD)
                           National Association of Anorexia
                            Nervosa and Associated Disorders
                           National Center for Victims of Crime
                           National Council on Public History
                           National Eating Disorders               New York Shakespeare Festival (NY)     Shoppers select produce at the
                            Association (WA)                       New York University (NY)               Neighborhood Pantry Express, a
                                                                                                          program of the Rhode Island
                           National Lung Cancer Partnership        Newman Congregational Church
                                                                                                          Community Food Bank that delivers
                            (WI)                                   Newport Art Museum
                                                                                                          fresh produce throughout the state.
                           National Military Family Association    Newport Community School
                            (VA)                                   Newport Historical Society
                           National Multiple Sclerosis Society     Newport Hospital
                            (MA)                                   Newport Hospital Foundation
                           National Multiple Sclerosis Society,    Newport Performing Arts Center
                            RI Chapter                             Newport Public Education
                           National Neighborhood Day                Foundation
                           National Opinion Research Center at     Newport Public Library
                            the University of Chicago (IL)         Newton Country Day School of the
                           National Parkinson Foundation (FL)       Sacred Heart (MA)                     Oak Lawn Community Baptist
                           National Society of The Colonial        Nickerson Community Center              Church
                            Dames of America of RI                 Nine Lives of Norton Feline Rescue     Oasis International
                           National Wildlife Federation (VA)        Shelter (MA)                          Ocean Community YMCA
                           Nativity School of Worcester (MA)       Norman Bird Sanctuary                  Ocean Opportunity
                           Natural Resources Defense Council       North Attleboro High School (MA)       Ocean Project
                            (NY)                                   North Carolina State University (NC)   Ocean State Action Fund
                           Nature Conservancy                      North End Crime Watch and              Ocean State Center for Independent
                           Naval War College Foundation             Community Development                  Living
                           NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley   North Haven Academy (CT)               Oglala Lakota College (SD)
                           New College School (MO)                 North Kingstown Free Library           Ohio University (OH)
                           New England Equine Rescues              North Kingstown Senior High School     Ohio University-College of Fine Arts
                           New England Grassroots                  North Providence High School            (OH)
                            Environment Fund (VT)                  North Smithfield Family Welfare        Old Slater Mill Association
                           New England Institute of Technology      Society                               Old York Historical Society (ME)
                           New England Legal Foundation (MA)       North Smithfield Fire and Rescue       Oliver Ames High School (MA)
                           New England Municipal Clerks             Service                               Olneyville Housing Corporation
                            Institute & Academy (CT)               North Smithfield High School           Opera Providence
                           New England School of Photography       North Smithfield School Department     Operation Blessing International (VA)
2008 Grantees, Continued

                            (MA)                                   Northeastern University (MA)           Operation Smile (VA)
                           New England Wireless and Steam          Northfield Mount Hermon School (MA)    Opportunities Unlimited
                            Museum                                 Northwest Community Health Care        Options for Working Parents
                           New Hope Chapel                         Bernard F. Norton School               Order of Friars Minor
                           New Israel Fund (DC)                    Norwalk Community-Technical            Our Lady of the Rosary Food Pantry
                           New Life Worship Center                  College Foundation (CT)               Our Sister's School (MA)
                           New Milford High School (CT)            Norwalk Land Trust (CT)                Out and About (VT)
                           New Urban Arts                          Norwich Free Academy (CT)              Oxfam-America (MA)

Jesse Banks III

                  Youth participate in a variety of
                  artistic development workshops as
                                                         Pettaquamscutt Historical Society    Providence Children's Museum
                  part of New Urban Arts, a nation-
                                                         Philabundance (PA)                   Providence City Arts for Youth
                  ally recognized interdisciplinary
                  arts studio for high school students   Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors   Providence Clubhouse Development
                  and emerging artists in Providence.     (MI)                                 Group
                                                         Pilgrim High School                  Providence College
                                                         Pine Point School (CT)               Providence College Alumni
                                                         Pine Street Inn (MA)                  Association
                  Pacific Institute for Research and     Planned Parenthood Federation of     Providence Community Health
                    Evaluation                            America (NY)                         Centers
                  Palm Beach Atlantic University (FL)    Planned Parenthood League of         Providence Country Day School
                  Paper Bag Players (NY)                  Massachusetts (MA)                  Providence Hebrew Day School
                  Paralyzed Veterans of America (DC)     Planned Parenthood of RI             Providence Human Relations
                  Parents, Families, Friends of          Pleasant Street Baptist Church        Commission
                    Lesbians & Gays                      Plymouth State University (NH)       Providence Journal Santa Fund
                  PARI Independent Living Center         Pomfret School (CT)                  Providence Journal Summertime
                  Paris Junior College (TX)              Ponaganset High School                Fund
                  Park School of Baltimore (MD)          Portland Museum of Art (ME)          Providence Latin American Film
                  Parkinson's Disease Foundation         Portsmouth High School                Festival
                    (NY)                                 Portsmouth United Methodist          Providence Plan
                  Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center           Church                              Providence Preservation Society
                    (CT)                                 Potter League for Animals            Providence Public Library
                  PawsWatch Cat Rescue                   Preservation Society of Newport      Providence Revolving Fund
                  Pawtucket Armory Association            County                              Providence School Department
                  Pawtucket Congregational Church        Prevent Child Abuse-RI               Providence Singers
                  Pawtucket School Department            Princeton University (NJ)            Providence Youth Student
                  Frannie Peabody Center (ME)            Priory of St. Thomas Aquinas          Movement
                  Peace Dale Neighborhood                Problem Pregnancy of Providence      PTA RI Congress of Parents and
                    Revitalization Committee             Progreso Latino                       Teachers - Coventry
                  PEF Israel Endowment Funds (NY)        Project Aware (MA)                   PTA RI Congress of Parents &
                  Pelham Education Foundation (NY)       Project Bread (MA)                    Teachers
                  William Penn Charter School (PA)       Project Hope (VA)                    PUENTE
                                                                                                                                    2008 Grantees, Continued

                  Pennsylvania State University          Project Outreach                     Puerto Rican Culture and Festival
                    Financial Aid Office (PA)            Providence After School Alliance     Puerto Rican Institute for the Arts
                  People for the American Way            Providence Animal Rescue League       and Advocacy
                    Foundation (DC)                      Providence Art Club                  Punahou School (HI)
                  People for the Ethical Treatment of    Providence Athenaeum                 Putnam Indian Field School (CT)
                    Animals (VA)                         Providence Black Repertory
                  Perishable Theatre                      Company
                  Person-to-Person (CT)                  Providence Center                    Quinnipiac University (CT)

                           R                                                                                 S
                                                                    RI KIDS COUNT
                           Reach Out and Read/RI                    RI League of Charter Schools             Sacred Heart University (CT)
                           Real Goods Solar Living Institute (CA)   RI Lions Children's Cancer Fund          Saginaw Valley State University (MI)
                           Re-Focus                                 RI Lions Sight Foundation                Sail Newport
                           Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)    RI Medical Society Foundation            Sakonnet Preservation Association
                           Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (MO)      RI Natural History Survey                Salisbury School (CT)
                           Rett Syndrome Research Foundation        RI Organizing Project                    Salisbury University (MD)
                            (OH)                                    RI Parent Information Network            Salt Ponds Coalition
                           Rhode Islanders Sponsoring               RI PBS Foundation                        Salvation Army - Charleston (SC)
                            Education (RISE)                        RI Philharmonic                          Salvation Army - Pawtucket Corps
                           RI Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial          RI Pride                                 Salvation Army - Providence
                            Commission                              RI Public Health Association             Salvation Army - Providence Childcare
                           RI Alliance for Arts Education           RI Public Radio                           Center
                           RI Arts Foundation at Newport            RI Rainbow Girls Foundation              Salvation Army - RI
                           RI Association of Conservation           RI Reds Heritage Society                 Salvation Army - Waltham Corps (MA)
                            Districts                               RI Resource Conservation &               Salve Regina University
                           RI Association of Realtors                Development Council                     Samaritans
                           RI Black Storytellers                    RI School for the Deaf                   San Miguel School
                           RI Breastfeeding Coalition               RI School of Design                      Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
                           RI Center Assisting Those in Need        RI School of Design Museum                Foundation (FL)
                           RI Center for Agricultural Promotion     RI Society of CPAs                       Sargent Rehabilitation Center
                            and Education                           RI Society for Prevention of Cruelty     Save a Pet Society (MA)
                           RI Center For School Leadership           to Animals                              Save Bristol Harbor
                           RI Chamber Music Concerts                RI State Council of Churches             Save the Bay
                           RI Citizens for the Arts                 RI State Grange Foundation               Save the Children (CT)
                           RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence   RI State House Restoration Society       Saving Sight RI
                           RI Coalition for Minority Investment     RI State Law Library                     Scandinavian Home
                           RI Coalition for the Homeless            RI Tree Council                          Solomon Schechter Academy of New
                           RI College                               RI Veterinary Medical Association         London County (CT)
                           RI College Foundation                    RI Wild Plant Society                    School for Little Children (IL)
                           RI Community Food Bank                   RI Zoological Society                    School One
                           RI Council for the Humanities            Richmond Elementary School               Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (MA)
                           RI Council of Community Mental           Rippleffect (ME)                         Scituate High School
                            Health Organizations                    River Arts of Morrisville (VT)           Seamen's Church Institute of Newport
                           RI Council of Resource Providers         Riverfront Recapture (CT)                2nd Story Theatre
                           RI Council on Alcoholism                 Riverpoint Congregational Church         Seekonk Land Conservation Trust (MA)
                           RI Dental Association                    Riverside Theater (FL)                   SelfHelp Community Services (NY)
                           RI Department of Environmental           Riverwood Mental Health Services         Serve RI
                            Management                              Rivier College (NH)                      Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis (MO)
                           RI Family Shelter                        RIVMA Companion Animal                   Shakespeare's Head Association
                           RI for Community & Justice                Foundation                              Shape Up RI
                           RI Foster Parents Association            Roaring Brook Watershed                  Shea Senior High School
                           RI Foundation of Dentistry for the        Association                             Shriners Hospital for Children (FL)
                            Handicapped                             Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)   Shriners Hospital for Crippled
                           RI Free Clinic                           Rocky Hill School                         Children (FL)
                           RI Health Center Association             Roger Williams Medical Center            Sierra Club Foundation (CA)
2008 Grantees, Continued

                           RI Historical Society                    Roger Williams National Memorial         Sierra Club RI Chapter
                           RI Historical Society Library            Roger Williams University                Sippican Lands Trust (MA)
                           RI Hospital                              Roger Williams University School of      Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
                           RI Hospital Foundation                    Law                                     Skate For Joy
                           RI Interscholastic League                Rogers Free Library                      Skidmore College (NY)
                           RI Jobs with Justice                     Rogers High School                       Smile Train (NY)
                           RI Jumpstart Coalition for Personal      Rosie's Place (MA)                       Smith College (MA)
                            Financial Literacy                      RYSE School                              Orlando R. Smith Trust

Smithfield High School                   St. George's School
Smithfield Housing Authority             St. James Episcopal Church at
Social Venture Partners RI                Woonsocket
Socio-Economic Development Center        St. John the Baptist Ukrainian
 for Southeast Asians                     Catholic Church (MA)
Sojourner House                          St. Johns Lodge, Number One
Sophia Academy                            Providence
Sophia Project (CA)                      St. Joseph Health Services of RI
South County Art Association             St. Joseph Hospital for Specialty
South County Community Action             Care & Our Lady of Fatima Hospital

                                                                                  Ana Vargas
South County Garden Club of RI           St. Joseph School of Nursing
South County Habitat for Humanity        St. Joseph's College of Maine (ME)
South County Hospital Healthcare         St. Jude Children's Research
 System                                   Hospital (TN)
South County Museum                      St. Lawrence University (NY)                          Clients of the Welcome Back Center,
South Kingstown CARES                    St. Louis Educational Television                      a program at Dorcas Place that helps
South Kingstown Chamber of                Commission (MO)                                      non-native English speakers earn
 Commerce                                St. Louis Zoo Friends Association (MO)                the necessary credentials to join the
South Kingstown Land Trust               St. Luke's Community Services (CT)                    healthcare workforce at their full
                                                                                               capacity – and ease the healthcare
South Kingstown Public Library           St. Luke's Episcopal Church (CT)
                                                                                               worker shortage – in the Ocean
South Kingstown School Department        St. Mark's Episcopal Church
                                                                                               State. The Center, providing
South Providence Neighborhood            St. Martin de Porres Church School                    immigrant professionals with
 Ministries                               (SC)                                                 preparation for certification and
South Shore Conservatory (MA)            St. Martin's Episcopal Church                         licensure, professional development
South Shore Habitat for Humanity (MA)    St. Mary Church                                       and English language assistance, is
Southcoast Health System (MA)            St. Mary of the Bay Catholic Church                   one of seven nationwide.
Southeast Regional Reading Council       St. Mary School
 (MA)                                    St. Mary's Home for Children                          St. Vincent de Paul - Our Lady Queen
Southern California Institute of         St. Matthew School                                     of Martyrs
 Architecture (CA)                       St. Matthew's Episcopal Church                        St. Vincent de Paul Society -
Southern New England Forest              St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal                     St. Anthony Church
 Consortium                               Church (FL)                                          St. Vincent de Paul - St. Charles
Southern New Hampshire University        St. Michael School (MA)                                Borromeo Church
 (NH)                                    St. Michael's Church                                  St. Vincent de Paul Society -
Southern Poverty Law Center (AL)         St. Michael's Country Day School                       St. Eugene Church Conference
Southern RI Collaborative                St. Paul Lutheran Church                              St. Vincent de Paul Society -
Southside Community Land Trust           St. Paul the Apostle Church                            St. Joseph Church Conference
Special Olympics RI                      St. Paul's Church                                     St. Vincent de Paul Society -
Spokane Humane Society (WA)              St. Paul's Church (United Methodist)                   St. Phillip Church Conference
Springfield College (MA)                 St. Paul's Episcopal Church (FL)                      St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
SSTARBIRTH                               St. Peter's by the Sea                                St. Vincent de Paul Society
St. Alban's Episcopal Church             St. Pius X Church                                     Stand Up for Animals
St. Alexander Church                     St. Pius X School                                     Station Fire Memorial Foundation
St. Andrew's School                      St. Raphael Academy                                   Steel Yard
St. Anselm College (NH)                  St. Rose of Lima School                               Steere House
St. Barnabas Church                      St. Stephen's Church                                  Stonehill College (MA)
St. Bernard Church                       St. Teresa School                                     Stonington Free Library (CT)
                                                                                                                                       2008 Grantees, Continued

St. Catherine's School Foundation (VA)   St. Thomas Episcopal Church                           Stonington High School (CT)
St. Cecilia School                       St. Timothy's School (MD)                             Stonington Housing Authority (CT)
St. Christopher's School (VA)            St. Vincent de Paul - Emergency Food                  Stowe Land Trust (VT)
St. Edwards Food Center                   Center                                               Gilbert Stuart Memorial
St. Elizabeth Community                  St. Vincent de Paul Society - Jesus                   Student Conservation Association (NH)
St. Francis Chapel and City               Saviour                                              Studio in A School Association (NY)
 Ministry Center                         St. Vincent de Paul - Our Lady of                     Suffolk University (MA)
St. Francis House (MA)                    Good Help Conference                                 Suffolk University Law School (MA)

                                                                                                     Rhode Island KIDS COUNT provides
                                                                                                     critical information to inspire dialogue
                                                                                                     on children’s issues and promote
                                                                                                     advocacy and action. The annual
                                                                                                     Factbook tracks the progress of
                                                                                                     63 indicators, across five areas of
                                                                                                     child well-being.

                                                                                                     UNAP Education Fund
                                                                                                     Union of Concerned Scientists (MA)
                                                                                                     United Cerebral Palsy of RI
                                                                                                     United Church of Christ RI
                                                                                                     United Congregational Church
                                                                                                     United Methodist Elder Care
                                                                                                     United Moes Chitim Fund of Greater
                                                                                                     United Pentecostal Church (NH)
                                                                                                     United States Holocaust Memorial
                                                                                                      Museum (DC)
                                                                                                     United Way of Greater St. Louis (MO)
                           Tabor Academy (MA)                 Town of Foster                         United Way of RI
                           Tall Ships RI                      Town of Glocester                      Unity College (ME)
                           Taming Asthma Program              Town of Hopkinton                      University of Arizona Foundation (AZ)
                           Tampa Bay Sports Commission (FL)   Town of Jamestown                      University of British Columbia
                           Tannerhill                         Town of Lincoln Housing Authority      University of Connecticut (CT)
                           Tanzanian Children's Fund (ME)     Town of Little Compton                 University of Delaware (DE)
                           Tavern Hall Preservation Society   Town of Morristown (VT)                University of Hartford (CT)
                           Tech ACCESS of RI                  Town of Narragansett                   University of Massachusetts-
                           Temple Agudas Achim (MA)           Town of New Shoreham                    Amherst (MA)
                           Temple Beth David (MA)             Town of North Kingstown                University of Massachusetts-
                           Temple Beth-El                     Town of Scituate                        Dartmouth (MA)
                           Temple Emanuel                     Town of Tiverton                       University of Miami (FL)
                           Temple Israel (NJ)                 Town of West Greenwich                 University of Missouri Alumni
                           Temple University (PA)             Town of West Warwick                    Association (MO)
                           Textron Chamber of Commerce        Town of Westerly                       University of New Hampshire-
                             Academy                          Trees for the Future (MD)               Durham (NH)
                           Thompson Island Outward Bound      Trident United Way (SC)                University of Notre Dame (IN)
                             Education Center (MA)            Trinity College (CT)                   University of Rhode Island
                           Thundermist Health Center          Trinity Repertory Company              University of Rhode Island
                           Tilton School (NH)                 Trinity Restoration                     Foundation
                           Tiverton High School               Tri-Town Community Action Program      University of San Diego (CA)
                           Tiverton Land Trust                Sam and Christine Trophia Butterfly    University of South Carolina
2008 Grantees, Continued

                           Tockwotton Home                      Research and Education Center (FL)    Educational Foundation (SC)
                           Toll Gate High School              Trust for Public Land (MA)             University of Tampa (FL)
                           Tolman Senior High School          Trustees of Columbia University -      University of Vermont (VT)
                           Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum      City of New York (NY)                University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
                           Tomorrow Fund                      Trustees of Reservations (MA)          Urban Collaborative Accelerated
                           Touro Synagogue Foundation         Barbara Tufts Cooperative Preschool     Program
                           Town of Bristol                    Turning Around Ministries              Urban League of RI
                           Town of Brookline (MA)             Turning Pointe Therapeutic Riding      USS Mass Memorial Committee (MA)

                                       Westport Land Conservation Trust
Veterans Memorial Auditorium            (MA)
 Foundation                            Westport River Watershed Alliance
Villanova University (PA)               (MA)
Visiting Nurse Association of          WGBH Educational Foundation (MA)
 Southeastern Massachusetts (MA)       WGBH Leadership Circle (MA)
Visiting Nurse Service of Greater RI   Whatcom Volunteer Center (WA)

                                                                                                               Young Voices
Visiting Nurse Services of Newport     Wheeler School
 and Bristol Counties                  Wheeler School - Providence
VNA of RI                               Summerbridge
VNS Home Health Services               Stanford White Casino Theatre
Volunteer Services for Animals         White Sisters/Daughters of the Holy
Volunteer Services for Animals-         Spirit
 Warwick                               Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of
Volunteers in Providence Schools        RI
                                       Wildlife Rescue of the Florida Keys
Wabash College (IN)                    George Wiley Center
Warwick Police Department              Emma Willard School (NY)

                                                                                                               Young Voices
Warwick Public Library                 Willett Free Library
Warwick Public Schools                 Williams College (MA)
Washington County Adult Learning       Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center
 Center                                 Founders Society (FL)
Washington County Community            Winthrop University (SC)                 Participants in Young Voices advocate
 Development Corporation               Wolf School                              for youth issues through testifying at
Washington County Regional             Womanade (MA)                            State House hearings, meeting with
 Planning Council                      WomanKind (FL)                           high-level government officials, and
                                                                                sitting on a variety of boards and
Washington Park Community Center       Women & Infants' Development
                                                                                commissions. Advocates complete
Washington Square Services              Foundation
                                                                                a seven-month Leadership
Watch Hill Improvement Society         Women & Infants' Hospital                Transformation Academy where they
WaterFire Providence                   Women's Action for New Directions        learn advanced research, public
Weekapaug Chapel Society                Education Fund (MA)                     speaking, and debating skills.
Weekapaug Foundation for               Women's Center of Jacksonville (FL)
 Conservation                          Women's Center of RI
Welcome House of South County          Women's Development Corporation
Wellesley College (MA)                 Women's Fund of RI                       Xena Fund of the Florida Keys (FL)
Wells College (NY)                     Women's Health & Education Fund
WESPAC Foundation (NY)                 Women's Prison Association (NY)
West Broadway Neighborhood             Women's Resource Center of               Yale Alumni Chorus Foundation (CT)
 Association                            Newport                                 Yale University (CT)
West End Community Center              Wood River Health Services               Yeshiva University (NY)
West Warwick Assistance Agency         Woodbury Union Presbyterian              YMCA - Newman (MA)
Westbay Community Action                Church                                  YMCA of Greater Providence
Westerly Area Rest Meals - WARM        Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed                 YMCA of Greater Woonsocket
Westerly College Club                   Association                             YMCA of Pawtucket
Westerly High School                   Woonasquatucket River Watershed          York Public Library Association (ME)
Westerly Hospital                       Council                                 Young Voices
                                                                                                                              2008 Grantees, Continued

Westerly Hospital Auxiliary            Woonsocket School Department             Youth In Action
Westerly Land Trust                    Worcester State College (MA)             Youth Pride
Westerly Public Library                World Jewish Congress Foundation         YWCA of Greater RI
Westerly Public Schools                 (FL)                                    YWCA of Northern RI
Western Washington University          World Vision (WA)
 Foundation (WA)                       World War II Memorial Commission
Westminster Senior Center               of RI                                   Lenny Zakim Fund (MA)
Westminster Unitarian Church           World Wildlife Fund (DC)                 Zero to Three (DC)

            379 Rhode Islanders served on
            Foundation committees to help
            guide our governance, investment
            and grantmaking decisions. We
            deeply appreciate their expertise
            and dedication.

                                                Denis Tangney Jr.

The following is a list of board committees and advisory groups for Foundation initiatives:
See page 14                                     Paul Hogan (chair), Cheryl L. Abney, Abigail
                                                Brooks, Peter S. Damon, Rev. Richard
EQUITY ACTION ADVISORY COUNCIL                  DenUyl, Jr., Elizabeth Finn, David S.
See page 15                                     Gordon, William Humphrey, Jr., Katherine
                                                Irving, Mary C. Johnstone, William F. Lucey,
EQUITY ACTION CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE                III, Leland R. Merrill, Jr., Emily J. Murphy,
See page 15                                     Esq., Arthur Sampson, Barbara Strasser,
                                                William E. West, James L. Wright
Cynthia S. Reed (chair), Lorne Adrain,          OUTREACH TO THE STATE’S PROFESSIONAL,
Peter S. Damon, Charles T. Francis,             LEGAL, AND FINANCIAL ADVISORS
Kenneth N. Kermes, Bradford B. Kopp,            A. Max Kohlenberg, (chair), Mary F. Bernard,
David M. Hirsch (ex officio),                   Leon Boghossian, Michael J. Chazan, Joanne
Neil D. Steinberg (ex officio)                  M. Daly, Richard J. Gladney, Lillian Magee
                                                Lloyd, William A. Maloney, Jason P. Marshall,
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE                            Emily J. Murphy, Stephen O'Neill, William
REVIEWS AND RECOMMENDS INVESTMENT               L. Palmisciano, Jean Saylor, John M.
STRATEGIES AND INVESTMENT POLICIES              Stamp, David J. Syner, Robert Tingle, Jr.,
M. Anne Szostak (chair), Lorne Adrain,          Robert E. Victor
Frederick K. Butler, Jerrold N. Dorfman,
Charles P. Lee, Mary Lovejoy, Nancy Mayer,
Benjamin G. Paster, Esq., David M. Hirsch
(ex officio), Neil D. Steinberg (ex officio)

Hon. Maureen McKenna Goldberg (chair),
Gilbert Conover, Peter S. Damon, Mark E.
Felag, Patricia J. Flanagan, M.D., Vera I.
Gierke, Rev. Anne Grant, Margaret G.
Leeson, Benjamin G. Paster, Esq., Phoebe
Salten, Eric R.C. Smith, Walter R. Stone,
Esq., David M. Hirsch (ex officio), Neil D.
Steinberg (ex officio)

Opposite page: The Old Jamestown Windmill,
built in 1787, has been preserved by the
Jamestown Historical Society since 1912.
                                                                                                Volunteer Advisors

The organization renewed its commitment to
the historic landmark in 2006 by establishing
the Jamestown Historical Society Windmill
Endowment Fund at the Foundation.

                                We are grateful to these volunteers, who served the Foundation as advisors on scholarship
                                and other committee advised funds.

                                Joseph Accetturo               Robert Cooke                    Astrid Fowler
                                Anthony Affigne                Marsha Corcoran                 Scott Fowler
                                Michael Akkaoui                Nancy Corkery                   Rupert Friday
                                Kathleen Alperin               Sue Coughlin                    Philip Friend
                                Melvin Alperin                 Isabel Coyle                    John Fusaro
                                Patty Alperin                  David Craig                     Lewis Gaffett
                                Daryl Anderson                 David Crandall                  Nat Gaffett
                                Jane Anthony                   Glenn Creamer                   Angel Garcia
                                Anthony Antoch                 Anne Cruso                      David Gardner
                                Luis Aponte                    Joanne Daly                     Marie Ghazal
                                Roxanne Archibald              James D’Ambra                   Betty Gilbert
                                Martha Armstrong               Robert DeBlois                  Cynthia Goldsmith
                                Karen Asher                    Donald DeCiccio                 Nancy Greenaway
                                Peter August                   Sandra DelSesto                 Roger Greene
                                Toby Ayers                     Sharon DeLuca                   David Gregg
                                Emily Bagwill                  Donna DeLucia                   Charlene Grimo
                                Renee Bailey                   Penelope Dennehy                Margot Grosvenor
                                Peter Bancroft                 Nicholas DePetrillo             Denise Guernon
                                Dante Bellini, Jr.             John Desmarais                  Robert Guernon
                                Margaret Biszko                Joseph DesRoches                Joan Haas
                                Gary Block                     C. Rick Devin                   Stephanie Hagopian
                                Wendie Brennan                 Anita DeWitt                    Gail Hall
                                Sherilyn Brown                 Barbara Dickinson               Lois Hamblet
                                Wendy Bucci                    Esther Diggins                  Leonard Hanson
                                Megan Burke                    Sarah Dinklage                  Linda Hanson
                                Ana Cabrera                    Thomas DiPaola                  Daniel Harrop, III
                                Eddy Callahan                  Mark Doherty                    H. Dennis Heinz
                                Patricia Campellone            Mary Donnelly                   Robert Hicks
                                Ronald Caniglia                David Doskow                    Robert Hoffman
                                Elaine Capobianco              Michael Doyle                   Jane Holdredge
                                Gail Carney                    Gail Dromgoole                  Cathy Holmstrom
                                Nancy Carrioulo                Beth Eckel                      Roberta Hopkins
                                Joseph Celico                  Benjamin Edwards                Pat Howe
                                Catherine Channell             Marilyn Edwards                 Shirley Howe
                                Charlotte Church               Robert Edwards, Jr.             Miriam C. Inocencio
Volunteer Advisors, continued

                                Susan Church                   Betty Faella                    John Jacobsen
                                Michael Coan                   Gloria Fairbanks                Theodore Jakubowski
                                Jennifer Coccio                Philomena Fayanjuola            Deborah Johnson
                                Charles Cofone                 Anthony Ferraro                 Tony Johnson
                                Janet Coit                     Timothy Flanigan                Victoria Johnson
                                Clarkson Collins               Brian Fleming                   Kathleen Kelly
                                Carol Comforti                 Mary Flynn                      Beverly Kenney
                                Jay Conway                     Francyne Fontaine               Neil Kiely

Dan King             G. Scott Nebergall    Randall Steere
Judy King            Gretchen Needham      Joanne Stengel
Albert Klyberg       Dana Newbrook         James Stevenson
Curtis Koren         Linda Newton          Joyce Stevos
Jay Lacouture        Maureen Nolan         Samuel Streit
Brian Larkin         Molly O’Neill         Charlotte Strong
Marion Leddy         Anne Ott              Lawrence Taft
Peter Lewiss         John Palumbo          David Tedeschi
Melissa Lipa         Elaine Perry          Warren Teixeira
Christopher Little   Shelley Perry         John Terry
Darren Lopes         Marie Petrarca        Judith Terry
Edward Lowe          Blake Phelan          Brian Thorp
Michael Lynch        Michele Phelan        Louis Toro
Maureen Maigret      Cynthia Pires         Judith Tucker
Malcolm Makin        Donna Policastro      Michael Ursillo
Ralph Malafronte     Janice Primiano       Brian Van Houwe
Carol Malysz         Robert Reichley       Charlie Vandemoer
Robin Marek          Susan Reise           Ruth Vann
Marta Martinez       Roberta Richman       Elizabeth Vargas
Lauren Matarese      Philip Rivers         Deborah Ventresca
Estise Mauran        Nancy Roberts         Zhanna Volynskaya
Robert May           Mary Roda             A.T. Wall
Joshua McClure       Olivia Rodrigues      Thomas Walsh
Bethany McGill       Elinor Rosevear       Carol Wardwell
Richard McGuinn      Antonio Sánchez       Darren Warren
Leslie McKnight      Patricia Sanford      Beth Watson
Holly McLear         Eugene Santos         John Weaver
Mary McMahon         Jay Schachne          Shanna Wells
Ruth Meierowitz      Howard Schachter      Walter Wilks
Angelo Mendillo      Henry Schwarzback     John Williams, III
Debbie Messner       Alfred Sculco         Rosemary Wilson
Charlotte Metcalf    Maria Serbst          Paul Wright
Pauline Metcalf      Zahir Shaikh          Otis Wyatt, Jr.
William Metz         Michael Shields       James Wyman
Janet Miech          Els Shine             Amy Young
David Milner         Raymond Simone        Carol Young
Ginger Milner        Robert Sirhal         Cornel Young, Sr.
Adrian Mitchell      Mary Alice Smith      Arthur Zarella
                                                                Volunteer Advisors, continued

James Mitchell       Richard Smith         Melvin Zurier
Maureen Moakley      Robert Smith
Thomas Monahan       Mary Ann Sorrentino
Terri Ann Moreira    Lillian Sparfven
Marilyn Gurney Moy   Catherine Sparks
Kevin Murphy         Kerrie Spier
Floyd Narcisse       Barbara Staples
Lorraine Natale      Gwenn Stearn


           Q. HOW DOES IT WORK?                        Q. WHAT IS THE MOST POPULAR
           A. You set up a fund at the Foundation         GIVING OPTION?
              with an irrevocable gift. You choose     A. We offer several choices (see list of
              the fund’s name and its purpose,            fund types, facing page). Based
              which the Foundation will execute           on your needs and interests, we can
              in perpetuity.                              help you decide if it is appropriate to
                                                          establish a fund now, through your
           Q. WHAT IS THE FOUNDATION’S                    will, or through other planned giving
              INVESTMENT POLICY?                          strategies. Many donors begin funds
           A. The Foundation invests your gift            during their lifetimes, then add to
              as part of our endowment pool.              the funds upon their deaths.
              Because the value of our assets is              The Foundation introduced donor
              considerable, the Foundation attracts       advised funds in the 1970s. They
              some of the country’s top-performing        have become extremely popular. With
              money managers. We aim to protect           a donor advised fund, you stay
              and grow the principal of your gift.        actively involved as a philanthropist
              Our growth target each year is infla-       and each year recommend how to
              tion plus 6%. But that is a minimum.        distribute grants from your fund.
              The returns beyond grants and fees
              are added to the fund you established.

   FOUNDATION DIFFER FROM                     A. Almost any asset of appreciated
   COMMERCIAL CHARITABLE                         value can be transferred to the
                                                 Foundation; we will convert it into
A. These funds are similar in some
                                                 cash. Many donors give appreciated
   respects to the Foundation's donor
                                                 securities (stock that has risen in
   advised funds: you give money,
                                                 value) to maximize their tax benefits.
   and you get a tax advantage. But
                                                 You also can earmark IRAs or
   there are important differences.
                                                 pensions to the Foundation. Or even
   Commercial gift funds confine
                                                 purchase life insurance that names
   themselves to simple due diligence,
                                                 The Rhode Island Foundation as the
   assuring that a charity is IRS-compli-
   ant. The Rhode Island Foundation                                                       TYPES OF ENDOWMENTS
   offers extensive research services to      Q. HOW DO I GET MORE                        UNRESTRICTED leaves the

   its donors, to help you find just the         INFORMATION?                             choice of grantee to the
   right charities. If you tell us, for       A. Contact the Development                  Foundation. The Fund for
   instance, that you want to do some-           Department at (401) 274-4564,            Rhode Island is our general
                                                                                          unrestricted fund.
   thing about teen pregnancy, we'll             check out the "Donors" section at
   help you identify the state’s most            www.rifoundation.org, and/or request
                                                                                          FIELD OF INTEREST recommends
   innovative, most successful program           your free copy of Creating Your
                                                                                          an area of interest, e.g. the
   to invest in. In fact, we invite donors       Legacy at The Rhode Island               environment or geographic
   to co-fund projects with us to extend         Foundation: A Guide for Donors.          region, and directs the
   the reach of our discretionary grant-                                                  Foundation to make grants
   making dollars even further in Rhode       Q. IF I'M INTERESTED BUT CAN'T
                                                                                          to related projects. In 2007,
                                                 AFFORD TO ESTABLISH A FUND
   Island.                                                                                the Foundation's board of
                                                 NOW WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
      Maybe the biggest difference is                                                     directors established a new
                                              A. You can name the Foundation in your
   this: The Rhode Island Foundation is                                                   field of interest fund to
                                                 will or trust to receive a portion of
   in business to help the community.                                                     stretch the giving power of
                                                 your estate when you're gone. Or,        our many scholarship funds,
   Commercial gift funds are in
                                                 you can choose a giving vehicle that     The Rhode Island
   business primarily to manage
                                                 will continue to pay you or a loved      Scholarship Assistance Fund.
   money and profit from fees.
                                                 one income for the rest of your life,
                                                 creating an endowment fund here          DESIGNATED identifies a
   “IN PERPETUITY”?                              after death.                             particular nonprofit
                                                                                          organization for perpetual
A. Forever. If you set up a fund now
                                              Q. WHAT IS THE MINIMUM                      support.
   to benefit the XYZ Library, the
                                                  AMOUNT I CAN GIVE TO ESTAB-
   Foundation will continue to make               LISH A NAMED FUND?                      DONOR ADVISED enables a

                                                                                                                          Frequently Asked Questions About Giving
   grants to that organization as long        A. In most cases, our minimum is            living donor and successors
   as it exists. If it ceases to exist, the       $10,000.                                to recommend different
   Foundation will apply the fund to the                                                  grantees.
   closest similar organization.
                                                                                          ORGANIZATIONAL ENDOWMENT
                                                                                          enables a nonprofit
                                                                                          organization to establish its
                                                                                          endowment at the Foundation
                                                                                          to take advantage of pooled
                                                                                          investments and greater

     ENDOWMENTS                                                  OF

           As of December 31, 2008,         The following is a list of the endowments
                                            at The Rhode Island Foundation with
           generous Rhode Islanders         a balance of at least $10,000 or, if
                                            established before 1995, a balance of
           had established the 1,140        at least $5,000.

           permanent endowments listed      Unr “unrestricted:” donor left the grant to
                                                the Foundation’s discretion
           here, growing the Foundation's   FoI “field of interest:” donor requested
                                                 the endowment’s income be directed
           assets to nearly $455 million.        toward a specific issue or area for
           Each endowment has a story       DA “donor advised:” donors are still
                                                actively involved in annual grantmaking
           behind it, a purpose
                                            All other funds were designated to benefit
           before it. Together, these       the organization listed.
                                            Fund appearing for first time in the
           endowments reflect the           Foundation Yearbook (in red).

           collective philanthropy of       Those with a 5 have a profile in this book.
                                            To create your family’s legacy, contact the
           our many communities.            Development Department at (401) 274-

Avalon Fund                                                           and at the University of Rhode Island. JoEllen credits her
   Arthur Fiorenzano and                                              grandparents with her desire to help others. “I feel I was
JoEllen Quaglietta have                                               fortunate to have supportive grandparents to help us, but
spent their entire lives in the                                       at times it was a struggle,” she recalls of being raised by
Ocean State. He grew up in                                            a single mother.
Cranston, graduated from                                                 Through this donor advised fund, the couple intends to
Cranston High School West,                                            focus on needs in Newport County and specifically those
and continued his education                                           in their hometown of Jamestown. “Whenever we travel,
at the University of Rhode                                            we always look forward to coming home to Jamestown,”
Island. She grew up in                                                Arthur explains. Their interests include community servic-
Smithfield, graduated from Smithfield High School and                 es for families in need, volunteer services, and
then Providence College.                                              Narragansett Bay.
   They both opted to stay and work in Rhode Island after                And they hope to pass along their belief in giving back
college as well. With his late father, Frank, Arthur estab-           to Arthur’s children, Andrew and Faith. “It is a great feel-
lished FAF, Inc., a jewelry manufacturer located in                   ing helping others, and we are happy we can give back,”
Smithfield. “Over the years, we have had the privilege of             JoEllen says.
working with a great group of people, most of them
Rhode Island natives,” he says. JoEllen has worked at
FAF for many years and currently is vice president of
product development.
   The couple long has given back to the community,
something they both learned from their families. Arthur’s
parents established scholarship funds at the Foundation

Lorne A. Adrain Fund for                     Mark and Kathleen Alperin Fund                Edward R. Anderson CLU
Children (2000) (DA)                         (1997) (DA)                                   Scholarship Trust (1986)
                                                                                           for scholarships to URI College of Business
Lorne A. Adrain Fund for                     Patty and Melvin G. Alperin Fund              Administration students
Community Leadership (1997)                  (1995) (DA)
(DA)                                                                                       Hugold B. and Barbara A.
                                             Patty & Melvin Alperin First                  Anderson Fund (1989)
Lorne A. Adrain Fund for Special             Generation Scholarship Fund                   for the Asbury United Methodist Church
Olympics (1998) (DA)                         (1998) (FoI)
                                             for scholarships to children whose parents    Hugold and Berndt and Jane
Ross and Mary Aiello Fund (1979)             did not graduate from college                 Anderson Fund (2001)
(Unr)                                                                                      for the Common Cause Education Fund
                                             Amaranth of RI Diabetes Fund
Louise M. Aldrich Fund (1987)                (2007)                                        James G. Angell Fund (1994) (FoI)
for the National Arthritis Foundation                                                      for disadvantaged persons
                                             for Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA, the
Louise M. Aldrich Fund (2006)                Barton Center for Diabetes Education,         Anonymous (1967)
(FoI)                                        Oxford, MA, and Hasbro Children's             to support Westerly Hospital
                                                                                                                                         Endowment Funds List 2008

for the care of needy children               Hospital, Providence, RI
                                                                                           Anonymous (1981) (DA)
Allen Family Fund (2006) (DA)                American Legion Stark-Parker
                                             Post #21 Fund (2005)                          Anonymous (1986) (DA)
Alperin Hirsch Family Fund                   for the Boys and Girls State program
(1995)                                                                                     Anonymous (1987)
                                             Margaret A. Ames and Robert S.                to support the Chorus of Westerly
for the United Way of Rhode Island,
Community Care Fund, to Shea Senior High     Ames Fund (1996) (DA)                         Anonymous (1988) (DA)
School for a scholarship, and to the Rhode
                                             Anne W. Anderson Fund (1996)                  Anonymous (1992) (Unr)
Island Scholarship Assistance Fund
                                                                                           Anonymous (1994) (DA)

                                                                            Victor Blanco                       The attorneys, through their firms, Corley Taveras, LLP
                                                                            Memorial                         and the Kaplan/Bond Group, established this scholarship
                                                                            Scholarship Fund                 fund following an out-of-court settlement. “This recog-
                                                                           From the age of 12,               nizes the uniqueness and special nature of the family,”
                                                                         Victor Blanco was a fish-           explains Attorney Taveras of this fund that is designated
                                                                         erman. In his native El             for Latino Dollars for Scholars Foundation of Rhode
                                                                         Salvador, he fished in the          Island for scholarships.
                                                                         waters off Nicaragua and               Mrs. Blanco continues, “Because Victor didn’t have an
                                                                         Costa Rica. After immi-             education himself” – his schooling ended when he was
                                        grating to the United States in 1993 and settling in                 just 14 – “education was important to him and he really
                                        Providence with his wife and their daughter, he found                wanted our daughters to get good educations. He would
                                        work on one of the biggest lobster boats in Point Judith.            go to their schools to find out how they were doing and
                                           In May of 2007, the boat encountered strong winds                 would insist they do their best.”
                                        and high waves. Victor was hit by a lobster trap and fell               The oldest daughter, Zuleyma, will graduate from
                                        overboard. Efforts to rescue the 37-year-old – and to                Central High School this year and has applied to college.
                                        recover his body – were unsuccessful.                                Her younger sisters, Maria and Kenia, are in the 10th
                                           “He dedicated himself to working. Fishing was his                 and 8th grades at Hope High School and Nathanael
                                        life…his career,” explains Alba Blanco of her late husband.          Greene Middle School, respectively.
                                           “Fishing is a very dangerous profession. We lose more                The Blanco girls have grown up knowing of the value
                                        people, per capita, to fishing than any other profession,”           their father placed on their schooling. This memorial
                                        notes Attorney Angel Taveras who, with Attorney Thomas               scholarship fund will forever enable other Latino students
                                        Bond, represented the Blanco family in a claim against               to learn about Victor Blanco and to continue their educa-
                                        the boat owner.                                                      tions in his name.

                                        Anonymous (1994) (FoI)                      Anonymous (2006) (DA)                         Aquidneck Land Trust Merritt
                                        to assist persons in need of food or
                                                                                    Anonymous (2006) (DA)                         Neighborhood Fund (2004)
                                        shelter, persons from other countries who                                                 for the Land Trust’s community-based
                                        come to the U.S. for specialized medical    Anonymous (2006)                              projects
                                        treatment, and/or for advanced medical      for the support of the Elizabeth Buffum
                                        education for health professionals          Chace House, Warwick
                                                                                                                                  Ronald D. Araujo Memorial
                                                                                                                                  Scholarship Fund (2004)
                                        Anonymous (1996) (DA)                       Anonymous (2006)                              for scholarships from Tolman High School
                                                                                    for Little Compton Assistance Association     and Johnson & Wales University
                                        Anonymous (1997)
                                                                                    and Little Compton Citizen's Scholarship
                                        to support St. Thomas Aquinas Priory at                                                   James E. Arcaro Fund (1995) (DA)
                                        Providence College
                                                                                    Emily J. Anthony Fund (1931) (Unr)            Rhea Archambault Memorial
                                        Anonymous (1997) (DA)                                                                     Fund (1987) (FoI)
 Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued

                                        Anonymous (1998) (DA)                       Emily J. Anthony Fund (1931)                  for awards to outstanding Providence
                                                                                    (FoI)                                         police officers
                                        Anonymous (1999) (DA)                       to benefit the inhabitants of Richmond
                                                                                    and Exeter                                    Archive, Document, Display and
                                        Anonymous (2000)                                                                          Dissemination Fund (1986) (DA)
                                        Anonymous (2004)                            Chad Antoch Memorial Fund
                                                                                    (1996) (DA)                                   Artists Development Fund (1987)
                                        to benefit the Westerly Hospital, High
                                        School, and Library                         Aptaker Family Fund (2004) (FoI)
                                                                                    for the health needs of low-income children   Arts in Academics Fund (2004)
                                        Anonymous (2004) (DA)
                                        Anonymous (2005) (DA)                       Aquidneck Island Fund (2003)                  for educational projects that integrate arts
                                                                                    (FoI)                                         into core academic subjects
                                        Anonymous (2005) (FoI)                      to benefit Aquidneck Island nonprofits and
                                        for use by the Newport County Fund          people

                                  Block Island                      serve at least in part,” says Mr. Record. “In the past we
                                  Conservancy Inc.                  were in the fortunate position of not having to turn down
                                  Stewardship                       any project. Now we have to be more discerning – focus-
                                  Endowment Fund                    ing on available, undeveloped land that is important for
                                Established in 1972, the            conservation purposes, attainable, and affordable.”
                              Block Island Conservancy                The Conservancy recently ran a successful campaign
                              (BIC) sprang up in response           to purchase a conservation easement on a section of
                              to the threat of development          Mitchell Farm, “We raised $750,000 over the course of
of a large piece of oceanfront property known as                    about a year,” notes Mr. Record. “Through mailings and
Rodman’s Hollow, on the south side of the Island. When              social events hosted by various concerned residents we
they learned that developers planned to build private               made an impassioned, convincing appeal.”
houses on this pristine land, a small group of Island resi-           Mr. Record points out that the organization’s steward-
dents came together and formed the organization that                ship responsibilities increase with the amount of land
evolved into BIC. Four years later the group had raised             acquired. “It’s one thing to own a piece of property and
sufficient funds to purchase Rodman’s Hollow.                       have to maintain it, but with conservation easements
  “Our most successful campaigns have involved stakehold-           there is the added challenge of ensuring that the current
ers from across the Island, both permanent and non-per-             owner of the land honors the terms of the easement. It
manent residents,” notes Stephen Record, BIC president.             may require a significant investment of time and human
“We purchased the Hodge Property along with the town,               resources.”
the Block Island Land Trust, and The Nature Conservancy.              This endowment at the Foundation will help BIC fund
Our biggest projects have been joint ventures.”                     routine maintenance. As it grows, the fund will serve as
  More than forty percent of the Island is conserved as             a cushion against “more serious stewardship expenses
open space. “There is some particularly beautiful as yet            we cannot anticipate today.”
undeveloped property that all of us would like to con-

Asbury United Methodist Church             Martha Cross Baker Fund (1960)                Stratton Scholarship Fund (2005)
Fund (1993)                                for St. Andrew’s School and St. Mary’s        for the organization’s scholarships
for the Church                             Home for Children
                                                                                         Barrington Congregational Church
Hugh D. Auchincloss III Fund               Charles C. Balch Fund (1963)                  Fund (1990)
(2006) (DA)                                for the East Providence Public Library        for Barrington Congregational Church

Karl Augenstein Memorial Fund              F. Remington Ballou Scholarship               Barrington District Nursing
(1989) (FoI)                               Fund (2003)                                   Association Fund (1989) (FoI)
for scholarships in the field of jewelry   for scholarships for School One               for the well-being of Barrington residents
making                                     Jennie M. Ballou Fund (1946)                  William Walter Batchelder Fund
Jim and Karin Aukerman Fund                (Unr)                                         (1954) (Unr)
(2006) (DA)

                                                                                                                                      Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued
                                           Hildred F. Bamforth Fund (1992)               Victor & Gussie Baxt Fund (2006)
5 Avalon Fund (2008) (DA)                  (FoI)                                         (DA)
                                           to support child welfare agencies
Vaughn Avedisian Helping Hand                                                            Beacon Brighter Tomorrows Fund
Fund (2005) (DA)                           Frederick H., William, &                      (1998) (FOI)
                                           Frederick H. Banspach Memorial                Scholarships for spouses and/or legal
Vaughn Avedisian Memorial Fund             Fund (1997)                                   dependents of workers insured by the
(2003) (DA)                                for the Rhode Island Organizing Project and   Company who were killed, permanently
Bach Organ Scholarship Fund                the Providence Plan for activities in         disabled or temporarily disabled in
(1985) (FoI)                               Olneyville                                    compensable industrial accidents or who
for scholarships for organ and keyboard                                                  meet specific criteria
                                           Barrington Christian Academy
students and for the professional          Endowment Fund (1993)                         Sara G. Beckwith Fund (1990)
development of church organists            for the Barrington Christian Academy          for Rhode Island Hospital
Marion Brown Baker Fund (2002)             Barrington Christian Academy-

                                        Andrew Bell Scholarship Fund                   Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode                  Olive C.P. Brittan Memorial
                                        (2004)                                         Island Community Health Fund                     Scholarship (2001)
                                        for scholarships from the Urban League of      (2005) (DA)                                      for scholarships to Lincoln High School
                                        Rhode Island                                                                                    graduates
                                                                                       Raymond J. and Brenda B. Bolster
                                        Thomas L. and Kathryn D.                       Community Fund (2005) (DA)                       Helen E.B. Bromley Memorial
                                        Bendheim Family Fund (2006)                                                                     Scholarship (2001)
                                        (DA)                                           Bonnet-Eymard Family Fund                        for scholarships to Attleboro High School
                                                                                       (2007) (DA)                                      graduates
                                        Frederick J. Benson Scholarship
                                        Fund (1975) (FoI)                              Larry and Jean Bonoff Fund                       Abbie A. Brougham Memorial
                                        for scholarships to Block Island residents     (2007) (DA)                                      Fund (1988) (FoI)
                                                                                       Daniel R. Borah Fund (2005) (DA)                 for the maintenance, care, and welfare of
                                        Alvin Benjamin Berg Fund (2002)                                                                 animals
                                        for First Baptist Church, Ottawa, Illinois     5 Emilie Luiza Borda Charitable
                                                                                       Fund (2008)                                      Fern Brown Memorial Fund
                                        Zabel Yaghjian Berg Fund (2001)                                                                 (1995)
                                        for Big Sisters of Rhode Island                for a number of organizations (see story,
                                                                                       page 43.)                                        for RI Meals on Wheels
                                        Marion Berlin and Kara Berlin-                                                                  Georgia A. Brown Fund (1991)
                                        Gallo Family Fund (2006) (DA)                  Borders Farm Endowment Fund
                                                                                       (2004) (DA)                                      (FoI)
                                        Berry Family Fund (1971) (Unr)                                                                  for organizations helping children and
                                                                                       Bosworth Fund (1999) (DA)                        needy elderly people
                                        Thomas Beswick Fund (1960)
                                        (Unr)                                          Edward M. Botelle Memorial                       H. Martin Brown Memorial Fund
                                                                                       Library Fund (1989)                              (1998)
                                        Blackall Fund (1986)                           to the State Law Librarian for the purchase      for the Central Congregational Church
                                        for the United Way of Rhode Island             of books, supplements and periodicals for
                                                                                       the Edward M. Botelle Library, McGrath           James P. Brown, Jr., and the Greta
                                        Blackall Fund (1986) (DA)
                                                                                       Judicial Complex                                 P. Brown Fund (1982)
                                        Blackburn Family Fund (2004)                                                                    toward beautification of Brown University
                                        for St. Luke’s Church, East Greenwich          Family of Eugene M. Boutiette                    campus
                                                                                       Fund (1979) (Unr)
                                        George T. Blackburn and Susan                                                                   Jean Margaret Young Brown Fund
                                        H. Blackburn Fund (2004) (FoI)                 Richard M. Bowen Fund (1927)                     (2006) (DA)
                                        for Rhode Island’s needy                       to Groundwork Providence for the Rhode
                                                                                       Island Fruit Growers Association                 Jeffrey A. and Barbara Horovitz
                                        Black Philanthropy Fund (2007)                                                                  Brown Fund (2004) (DA)
                                        (FoI)                                          Mary A. Boylan Memorial Fund
                                        for the needs and aspirations of Blacks in     (1997) (DA)                                      Walter G. Brown Fund (1964)
                                        Rhode Island guided by representatives of                                                       (Unr)
                                                                                       Boys & Girls Club of Newport
                                        the state's Black community                    Fund (2002)                                      William Horace Brown Memorial
                                        5 Victor Blanco Memorial                       for the organization                             Fund (2004) (DA)
                                        Scholarship Fund (2008)                        Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket                   C. Warren and Anne D. Bubier
                                        to Latino Dollars for Scholars Foundation of   Funds (2002-2005)                                Fund (1989) (FoI)
                                        RI for scholarships                            for individual progams of the Club               for the acquisition, preservation and
                                        Alice W. Bliss Memorial Fund                                                                    maintenance of open space
                                                                                       Mae L. Bradley Fund (2006) (Unr)
                                        (1981) (FoI)                                                                                    C. Warren Bubier Fund (2001)
                                        for medical research                           Carol A. and Robert H. Breslin, Jr.              to benefit the Boy Scouts of America—
                                                                                       Fund (2004) (DA)                                 Narragansett Council
                                        Block Island Conservancy/ Eric
                                        Jess Spirer Fund (2004)                        Alma Brewster Fund (1978) (Unr)                  Alfred Buckley Fund (1977) (Unr)
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                                        for maintenance of Conservancy land on         Roberta H. Bridenbaugh Fund
                                        West Side Road
                                                                                                                                        Helen H. Buckley Fund (2003)
                                                                                       (1996) (Unr)                                     (Unr)
                                        5 Block Island Conservancy Inc.                Harriet M. Briggs Memorial Fund
                                        Stewardship Endowment Fund                                                                      Marjorie W. and George B.
                                                                                       (1978)                                           Bullock, Jr. Fund (2001) (DA)
                                        (2008)                                         for scholarships for residents of East
                                        for the support of Block Island                Providence                                       David P. Bulman Memorial
                                        Conservancy Inc.                                                                                Scholarship Fund (2005)
                                                                                       Bristol Children’s Home Fund                     for scholarships to Oliver Ames High
                                        Block Island Fund (1994) (DA)                  (1967) (FoI)                                     School (Easton, MA) graduates
                                        Block Island Medical Center                    for scholarships for Bristol residents and to
                                        Endowment Fund (2008)                          charitable organizations                         Dr. Alex M. Burgess Memorial
                                        for support of Block Island Health Services                                                     Fund (1974) (Unr)
                                                                                       Bristol Female Charitable Society
                                        Inc.                                           Fund (2003) (FoI)                                Burke Bryant Family Fund (2001)
                                                                                       for the organization as it distributes charity   (DA)

Emilie Luiza Borda                                                     mother and stepfather, a cousin, Tom Bell, who was
Charitable Fund                                                        always a favorite of Emy Lou, invited her to come to
   Virginia Scott of Spartanburg, South Carolina, one of               Missouri to live with his family. So, for the last three
the only surviving family members of Emilie Luiza Borda,               decades of her life, Emy Lou reveled in the companion-
who died in August, 2008, recalls of her first cousin,                 ship of a large family that she had never known before.
“‘Emy Lou,’ as we all knew her, was born to Emilie Bell                She worshipped at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church,
Borda and Wenceslao Borda on August 25, 1925. As a                     looked forward to an occasional lunch at McDonald’s and
member of a philanthropic family, it was only natural for              enjoyed listening to Lawrence Welk music. A most loyal
her to continue that tradition during her lifetime. Two                friend and fun loving lady, she took great pleasure in
older brothers, Bill and Joseph, died at early ages; Bill in           seeing her cousins’ children and grandchildren grow up
an automobile accident in the early 1940s, and Joe in                  around her.
World War II. Her father died when Emy Lou was a young                    It pleased us all to know that Emy Lou’s life was one
girl and she became a constant companion to her moth-                  of satisfaction knowing that she had been able to make
er. Although they lived in New York, Arizona, Florida and              contributions to many of our favorite charities in Rhode
Missouri, Rhode Island was always home, and they                       Island through The Rhode Island Foundation. The Fund
returned every summer to Narragansett and South                        will be used to help the following organizations: the
County. Emy Lou’s grandfather, Louis F. Bell, built South              South County Ambulance and Rescue Corps Fund; South
County Hospital, where Emy Lou was one of the first                    County Hospital; the American Cancer Society, Southeast
patients! Having attended Elmhurst Academy in                          New England Region; the American Heart Association, RI
Providence, Emy Lou developed a great love for the                     Chapter; the Arthritis Foundation, Southeast New England
church and for the nuns who taught and befriended her.                 Chapter; In-Sight; Meeting Street Center; and Lifespan's
   After her mother re-married, they moved to Arizona,                 RISE clinic and Hasbro TB clinic.
then on to St. Petersburg. Following the deaths of her

John P. Burke Memorial Fund                Jane Brownell Cady Fund                       Richard N. Carr Memorial
(2005)                                     (2002)(FoI)                                   Scholarship Fund (1996)
for the fund                               to benefit Little Compton                     for St. Gregory the Great Church
John P. Burke Memorial Fund/               John C. Cahill Memorial Fund                  Beverly E. Carr Fund in Memory
Joseph J. Sprague Sr. Memorial             (1997)                                        of Manola & Arthur Merrill and
Scholarship (2005)                         for Community Preparatory School              Estella & Edwin Hartley (2000)
for the organization
                                           CANE Child Development Center                 (DA)
John P. Burke Memorial Fund/               Fund (2005)                                   Richard N. and Beverly E. Carr
RI State Seniors’ Golf Association         for the organization                          Fund (2000) (DA)
Scholarship (2005)                         Ruth A. Capron Fund (1991) (Unr)
for the organization
                                                                                         Marion M. Carstens Fund in
                                           Anthony and Attilia E. Caran                  Memory of Janice E. Mutty (2002)

                                                                                                                                   Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued
James J. Burns and C. A. Haynes            Fund for the Retarded (2007) (FoI)            (Unr)
Scholarship Fund (1991) (FoI)              to help mentally retarded/developmentally
for scholarships                                                                         Charles H. Carswell Fund (1980)
                                           disabled individuals                          (Unr)
Virginia B. Butler Fund (1978)             Donald and Suzanne Carcieri
(FoI)                                                                                    Christine & David Carter Fund
                                           Fund (1998) (DA)                              (2007) (DA)
for the support of educational programs
relating to humane treatment of animals    Patricia B. and Paul C. Carlson               Florence P. Case Fund (1967)
                                           Fund (1994) (DA)                              (Unr)
Button Hole Fund (2004)
for the youth golf course                  Carpenter Fund (1927) (Unr)                   Grace D. and Lloyd A. Case Fund
Edith T. Cabot Fund (1966)                 Carpenter Fund (1927)                         (2006)
for Memorial Hospital for research         for six organizations                         for scholarships to residents of Little

                                                                                     Community                 in the heart of the neighborhood, CMW was an instant hit.
                                                                                     MusicWorks                Years later, CMW acquired a storefront in the neighbor-
                                                                                     Fund                      hood where young people can see and hear musicians
                                                                                   “It is so powerful          rehearsing as they walk home from school.
                                                                                to learn again and                Lessons on string instruments tell only part of the story.
                                                                                again that if you              Once a month CMW families attend local concerts to gain
                                                                                give kids enough of            further exposure to the worldwide community of music. On
                                                                                a platform they are            Friday evenings, students play chamber music and enjoy
                                        incredible leaders,” remarks Community MusicWorks                      themed group discussions focusing on solutions they can
                                        Executive Director Sebastian Ruth, reflecting on the                   bring as musicians to global problems. On occasion they
                                        twelve-year journey that brought his organization from the             share international potluck suppers representing the diver-
                                        germ of an idea to a thriving center for music education.              sity of their heritage. Ruth notes, “Over the last couple of
                                        Ruth, who studied transformative education models at                   years activities have been more student-led. After
                                        Brown and earned a fellowship from the University’s                    Hurricane Katrina students organized a Youth Salon con-
                                        Howard Swearer Center for Public Service to start                      cert to collect donations of cash and school supplies for
                                        Community MusicWorks (CMW), adds, “Putting students                    Katrina victims. Last year they collaborated with Youth
                                        at the center of being civically engaged artists allows                United for Global Action and Awareness. CMW is creating
                                        them to find their voice, to think about their role in the             young activists through music.”
                                        city and in the world. We teach music as a vehicle for                    Commenting on CMW’s longevity, Ruth says, “I wasn’t
                                        social change.”                                                        doing this to start a nonprofit organization. I was going to
                                           Serendipity influenced the organization’s early success.            be a teacher and a musician. I did not understand ‘three-
                                        The West End Community Center, in search of a music pro-               year funding.’” With this organizational endowment at the
                                        gram, gave CMW a chance. And as the sounds of chamber                  Foundation, Ruth and his board of directors look opti-
                                        music drifted from the open doors of this welcoming center             mistically to the future.

                                        Cataract Fire Company #2                      Holly Charette Scholarship Fund              Church House Fund (1958) (FoI)
                                        Scholarship Fund (1974) (FoI)                 (2007)                                       toward assistance for needy persons
                                        for scholarships for Warwick residents        to Cranston High School East & Coventry
                                                                                                                                   Montie Ciarlo Memorial
                                                                                      High School for scholarships
                                        Samuel M. Cate Fund (2001)                                                                 Scholarship Fund (2005)
                                        for the Visiting Nurse Association, the       Chariho Community Innovative                 for a scholarship from Charles E. Shea
                                        Friends of the Haffenreffer Museum of         Projects Fund (2003)                         Senior High
                                        Brown University, and the Providence Art      to benefit the Chariho schools
                                                                                                                                   Anita Cinq-Mars Fund (2002)
                                                                                      Anne Elizabeth Chase Fund (1976)             for students attending St. Cecilia’s Parish
                                        Allison N. Cathro Fund (1997)                 (FoI)                                        and School
                                        (Unr)                                         for research in cerebral accidents           Antonio Cirino Memorial Fund
                                        Margaret Chace Scholarship Fund               Dr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Chazan                  (1987) (FoI)
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                                        (1999)                                        Fund for the Wheeler School                  for fellowships in arts education training
                                        for Tiverton High School students pursuing    (1978)                                       Harriet A. F. Claflin Fund (1990)
                                        music careers                                 for the Wheeler School                       for the Central Congregational Church
                                        Charles V. Chapin Fellowship                  Chopin Club Scholarship Fund                 Arnold V. and Jane K. Clair Fund
                                        Fund (1968) (FoI)                             (2003)                                       (1991) (FoI)
                                        for research on contagious diseases           for the organization                         to support South Kingstown institutions
                                        Roger B. Chapman Scholarship                  Choquette Family Fund (1995)                 B. Jae Clanton Scholarship Fund
                                        Fund (2007)                                   (DA)                                         of the Urban League of RI (1990)
                                        to Chariho Regional High School for
                                                                                      Carl W. Christiansen Scholarship             for scholarships
                                                                                      Fund (1974)                                  Gilbert J. Clappin, Jr. Memorial
                                                                                      to the RI Society of CPAs for scholarships   Fund (2005) (FoI)
                                                                                                                                   for cardiac research in Rhode Island

                                           Conrad-Nestor                  A graduate of Moses Brown and Brown University, he
                                           Scholarship                 earned his master’s and medical degrees from Boston
                                           Fund                        University. “It was a great career. You’d get paid in lob-
                                         Two old fashioned             sters or clams. We didn’t turn anyone down…The most
                                       country doctors – with          important thing in practicing medicine is what’s best for
                                       more than 75 years              the patient.”
                                       on staff at South                  Dr. Nestor, “a linchpin of the South County medical com-
County Hospital (SCH) between them – are honored                       munity for more than four decades” according to his
through this scholarship fund for family members of                    September 1992 Providence Journal obituary, served on
Hospital employees. The fund, a tribute to Dr. Robert                  the SCH staff from 1946 until his retirement four decades
Conrad and the late Dr. Thomas Nestor, was established                 later. It further notes, “Dr. Nestor, a surgeon and family
at the Hospital in 1999 by Dr. David Chronley, a South                 doctor, was widely admired for his skill in the operating
County pediatrician who was mentored by each of the                    room, for his formidable schedule that included making
Fund’s namesakes; it was transferred to the Foundation in              house calls until he retired in late 1986, and for his com-
2008 with significant additional funding from Dr. Conrad.              passion in calming the anxieties of the people he treated.”
  Dr. Conrad, a member of the Hospital medical staff for                  A graduate of Providence College and the University of
35 years, served as both chief of surgery and chief of                 Maryland Medical School, he served in the Army’s 511th
staff prior to his retirement in 2000. “He was relentless in           Parachute Infantry during World War II, earning the Silver
improving the hospital,” according to Rick Moffitt, PA, who            and Bronze Stars for his service.
worked with Dr. Conrad for 18 years. Among his achieve-                   Although two dedicated physicians no longer are at
ments at the Hospital are the first FAA-approved hospital-             South County Hospital, their names – and their service to
based heli-pad in the state, the first hospital rescue radio           others – will continue through this permanent endowment
system in the state, and South County Hospital’s first ICU.            for college scholarships.

George P. Clark and Vera J. Clark              Arnold B. and Madelyn Collins              5 Conrad-Nestor Scholarship
Fund (1999)                                    Fund (2000)                                Fund (2008)
for scholarships for Chariho High School       for Memorial Hospital and Lincoln High     to South County Hospital, Wakefield, RI for
students                                       School scholarships                        "The Conrad-Nestor Scholarship"
Clark Memorial Library                         Charles A. Collis Fund (1991) (DA)         Conservation Stewardship
Endowment Fund (1999)                          5 Community MusicWorks Fund                Collaborative Fund (2007)
for the library                                                                           for long-term protection and stewardship of
                                               (2008)                                     terrestrial, aquatic, coastal, estuarine and
Clark-Lyon Fund (1990)                         for Community MusicWorks
                                                                                          marine areas in RI
for South County Hospital
                                               Community Preparatory School               Constant Memorial Fund (1999)
Classical High School Alumni                   Endowment Fund (1988)                      (FoI)
Association Scholarship Fund                   for scholarships

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                                                                                          for scholarships for Aquidneck Island
(1991)                                         Nina H. Congdon Fund (1976)                residents studying art or music
for scholarships to graduates of Classical
                                               (Unr)                                      Charles Nourse Cook and Mary C.
                                               Congdon Fund for the Benefit of            Cook Fund (1938)
Edward F. Clement Memorial
Fund (1999) (FoI)                              Grace Church in Providence                 for Woonsocket YMCA, Public Health
                                               (2003)                                     Nursing Association, Universalist Society of
for disadvantaged Providence children                                                     Young Men, Day Nursery and Children’s
Barbara and Cary Coen Family                   Congdon Fund in Honor of The               Home, or general Protestant charitable
Fund (2004) (DA)                               Congdon & Carpenter Company                work
                                               (1790-1987) (1969) (Unr)
Daniel Brian Cohen Scholarship                                                            Christiane Corbat Art and Healing
Fund (2007)                                    Ann F. and Robert B. Conner                Fund (2006) (DA)
to Toll Gate High School for scholarships to   Fund (1995) (DA)
graduating seniors to attend 4 year

                                                                 Paul Cuffee School/                            In the summer of 2008, the school received one of only
                                                                 Rosalind C. Wiggins                            three worldwide Coretta Scott King review book grants,
                                                                 Fund                                           adding 140 books to the collection.
                                                                   “She was a lifelong crusader for                 “We wanted to be sure this was a living collection,”
                                                                everyone’s rights, but particularly             notes Professor Cobb, who has followed in his mother’s
                                                                for the rights of African Americans,”           footsteps at Cuffee. Emeritus professor of marine biology
                                                                says Stan Cobb, remembering his                 at URI, he sees natural connections between the only
                                                                late mother Rosalind “Posy” Cobb                maritime charter school in the state and the University.
                                        Wiggins, whose books by and about African Americans                     He recently arranged for two graduate student interns in
                                        form the core of the first named collection in Paul Cuffee              ichthyology to teach a unit on codfish to the sixth grade.
                                        School’s library.                                                          “I think I hear her every day,” says Professor Cobb of
                                          It was an easy choice for Mrs. Wiggins’ four children to              his late mother, who lived her last years at Laurelmead
                                        donate the books to Paul Cuffee, a Providence charter                   and recruited many residents as Cuffee volunteers. “This
                                        school their mother adopted and that, in turn, embraced                 is something that was so ingrained in her I can imagine
                                        her. In fact, Mrs. Wiggins was the school’s first Paul                  she would say, ‘Of course, dear, that is what you should
                                        Cuffee Day speaker. Cuffee, an early 19th century                       be doing.’”
                                        Quaker and Black merchant, was the subject of Mrs.                         Cuffee Development Director Julia Karahalis explains
                                        Wiggins 1996 book, Captain Paul Cuffe's Logs and                        why the Fund has a home at the Foundation. “Our donors
                                        Letters, 1808-1817: A Black Quaker's 'Voice from within                 value your reputation,” she notes. “Your outstanding
                                        the Veil’. An artist, teacher, and social activist, Mrs.                fund management, stewardship, and presence in the
                                        Wiggins discovered Paul Cuffee while working as archivist               community were all factors we considered when bringing
                                        for the Rhode Island Black Historical Society.                          the Fund here.”
                                          The Fund already has had a multiplier effect at Cuffee.

                                        John & Lori Anne Corbishley                    Mark & Sandra Crevier Fund                  Anne and Peter Damon Fund for
                                        Fund (1996) (DA)                               (2007) (DA)                                 Newport County (2006) (FoI)
                                                                                                                                   for use by the Newport County Fund
                                        John and Lori Anne Corbishley                  A. T. Cross Scholarship Fund
                                        Memorial Garden Fund (2005)                    (1987) (FoI)                                Marquise d’Andigne Fund (1932)
                                        to support St. Michael’s Church for its        for scholarships to sons and daughters of   (FoI)
                                        memorial garden                                A.T. Cross employees                        support for the incurably ill
                                        Corliss Fund (1991)                            Mary C. Crowell Fund (1976)                 William N. and Dorothy Q. Davis
                                        for support of The Corliss Institute           for Providence Boys’ Clubs, In-Sight, and   Fund (2003)
                                                                                       American Lung Association of RI             for the Davisville Free Library
                                        Corning Glass Works Scholarship
                                        Fund (1974) (FoI)                              5 Paul Cuffee School/Rosalind               Walter L. and Edna N. Davol
                                        for scholarships for students of Blackstone    C. Wiggins Fund (2008)                      Fund (1993) (Unr)
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                                        Valley high schools                            to Paul Cuffee School for books, CDs, and
                                                                                       DVDs by and about African Americans         Walter L. and Edna N. Davol
                                        Leroy P. Cox Trust (1992) (Unr)                                                            Fund (1988)
                                                                                       Helena Cullen Fund (2006)                   for the United Way of Rhode Island for
                                        Horace and Reverend E. Naomi                   for scholarships for St. Michael School,    services in East Providence
                                        Craig Scholarship Fund (2000)                  Hudson, MA
                                        (FoI)                                                                                      Edna N. Davol Fund (1989)
                                        for middle and junior high school children     5 Cumberland Land Trust                     to The Newman Congregational Church, the
                                        to attend independent or parochial schools     Endowment Fund (2008)                       Newman YMCA, UWRI, and St. Elizabeth’s
                                                                                       for Cumberland Land Trust                   Home
                                        Mary Lou Crandall Fund (2006)
                                        (FoI)                                          Lillian Cumming Streetscape                 DeAngelis Family Fund (1978)
                                        for the care of and prevention of cruelty to   Fund (1988) (DA)                            for the Wheeler School
                                        animals in Westerly
                                                                                       Curtin Family Fund (2003) (DA)              John A. and Elsa J. DeAngelis
                                                                                                                                   Fund (2005) (DA)

                                     Cumberland                          water supply boards.
                                     Land Trust                             “The most logical way for local people to fund land
                                     Endowment Fund                      acquisition and stewardship is through an endowment,”
                                    According to the                     states Joe Pailthorpe, treasurer of the land trust board.
                                  Cumberland Land Trust                     He and a core group of other donors contributed the
                                  website, Otis Smith Farm               initial funds to establish this permanent endowment and
Preserve “protects 55-plus acres of scenic landscape and                 have embarked on a campaign to raise additional funds.
road frontage…and is significant for its biologically diverse            “Every opportunity I get, I recruit (for members and sup-
array of wild plants considered rare in Rhode Island.”                   porters). I promote the land trust based on my passion
   High Rock Farm is comprised of “69 acres of protected                 and knowledge,” Pailthorpe explains.
property (that) boasts a diverse habitat of open fields,                    “Development that reduces open space directly
upland forest, and a large wetland system supporting 14                  impacts the quality and availability of clean air and water.
rare species of plants.”                                                 Reservoirs and public wells depend on clean surface and
   The farm and preserve are just two of 17 properties                   groundwater that is sustained only by an adequate supply
totaling 340 acres currently protected by the Cumberland                 of forest and wetlands,” Pailthorpe says, noting that
Land Trust. Incorporated in 1989, the land trust is an                   many properties protected by the trust include brooks,
all-volunteer nonprofit organization with goals of signifi-              streams, and wetlands that flow directly into the reser-
cantly increasing its land acquisition and stewardship.                  voir system, protecting drinking water not only for
Included in the “vision plan” is the creation of continuous              Cumberland, but also for Pawtucket and Central Falls.
protected open space that runs from the Monastery                           “We want our future generations to enjoy a healthy
Grounds to Diamond Hill State Park, a distance of four                   environment balanced with smart growth. Investing in the
miles (approximately 2,400 acres). This vision of open                   Cumberland Land Trust at the Foundation is an invest-
space includes properties owned by the town and two                      ment in the future,” Pailthorpe concludes.

James Philip Deery Fund (1987)                  DeRabbanan Fund (1989) (DA)                  Jeremiah Dexter Family Fund
for Alfred M. Williams Memorial Fund
                                                Clementina DeRocco Memorial                  (1998)
                                                                                             for the Rhode Island Historical Society and
Margaret Deery Fund (1987)                      Fund (1985)                                  the Rhode Island School of Design to
for support of The Rhode Island School          for Westerly Public Library and Ocean
                                                                                             maintain an historical collection
for the Deaf                                    Community YMCA
Allene deKotzebue Fund (1953)                                                                Dibble Memorial Fund (1990) (FoI)
                                                Norman A. DesLauriers Memorial               to benefit the physically or mentally
(Unr)                                           Fund (1993)                                  handicapped
                                                for Hospice Care of RI
Anthony and Grace Del Vecchio                                                                Dr. Bruno DiClemente
Endowment Fund (2006) (FoI)                     David and Elaine DeSousa Family              Scholarship Fund (2001)
to assist with the expenses of post-high        Fund (2006) (DA)                             for scholarships to Classical High School
school education

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                                                Developmentally Disabled and                 students
Beatrice S. Demers Fund (2007)                  Retarded Special Needs Fund in               Directors Fund (2000) (Unr)
(FoI)                                           memory of Louise A. Shuster
to provide annual support for The Beatrice S.   (1991) (DA)                                  Doc Fund (2003) (DA)
Demers Foreign Language Fellows Porgram
                                                Claudia and Mary Howe DeWolf                 Edgar M. Docherty Memorial
Giovanni deNicola & Dora                        Fund (1991) (FoI)                            Fund (2001)
DeAmicis Memorial Fund (2003)                   for libraries                                For the First Church of Christ Scientist,
(DA)                                                                                         Providence, RI and the Masonic Grand
                                                Olive B. DeWolf Fund in Memory               Lodge Charities of Rhode Island, Inc.
Delta Dental of Rhode Island                    of Paul Churchill DeWolf (1990)
Fund (2005) (DA)                                                                             Charles and Marilyn Doebler
                                                (Unr)                                        Fund (2004)
Densmore Scholarship Fund                                                                    for St. Martin’s Church, Providence
(1993)                                                                                       Atheneum, and Providence Country Day
for scholarships for Stonington High School                                                  School

                                                                 Gregory Dubuc Memorial                        became an independent company in 1992. He held the
                                                                 Scholarship Fund                              position of Vice President of Actuarial & Underwriting
                                                                  The stories abound at Delta                  during his 15 year career with the dental insurer.
                                                              Dental of Rhode Island about                        This scholarship fund, to assist Holy Cross students
                                                              Gregory Dubuc, a 15-year employee                from Rhode Island or southeastern Massachusetts
                                                              who died in August 2007 at age 52                majoring in mathematics or economics, is one of three
                                                              following a fall at his home. There’s            tributes Delta Dental has made in Mr. Dubuc’s memory.
                                                              the Halloween party where he                     The company also constructed a memorial garden and
                                        showed up as the Cat in the Hat, his unerring ability to               dedicated its board room in his memory.
                                        recall facts and statistics, and the office rivalry between               “We’ve tried to hire people who would make their
                                        graduates of local colleges, with Mr. Dubuc staunchly                  career here and not just a stop along the way. Greg
                                        supporting his beloved Holy Cross.                                     probably was the best example of that,” Mr. Nagle
                                           “Greg was a truly brilliant person who could take com-              concludes.
                                        plex problems and come up with very creative solutions.                   The plaque in the company’s boardroom aptly
                                        I can’t think of anyone who has made a greater impact on               describes this extraordinary man:
                                        our company, and he was a great friend to everyone here,”              Gregory L. Dubuc
                                        explains Joseph A. Nagle, Delta Dental president & CEO.                Colleague, mentor, friend.
                                        He added, “He was also a very devoted family man; it was               His intelligence and analytical skills awed us.
                                        clear to everyone that his wife Marie and their daughters,             His creative approach to problem solving
                                        Tarah and Kelsey, were the center of his life.”                           was the cornerstone of our success.
                                           A 1977 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross with               His quirky, irreverent sense of humor made us smile.
                                        a degree in both math and economics, Mr. Dubuc was                     His work ethic was legendary.
                                        one of the first senior executives hired when Delta Dental             His legacy will be with us always.

                                        Sylvia G. Donnelly Fund (1988)                5 Gregory Dubuc Memorial                    J.D. Edsal Scholarship Fund
                                        (Unr)                                         Scholarship Fund (2008)                     (1981) (FoI)
                                                                                      for scholarships for RI or Southeastern     scholarships to study film making,
                                        Dorcas Place Partners for                     Massachusetts students majoring in          television and advertising
                                        Learning Fund (1999)                          mathematics or economics at College of
                                        for the Dorcas Place Parent Literacy Center   the Holy Cross
                                                                                                                                  Patricia W. Edwards Memorial
                                                                                                                                  Art Fund (1989) (FoI)
                                        David Spalding Douglas Fund                   Sheila A. Duffy Fund (1997) (FoI)           scholarships for high school students
                                        (1999) (FoI)                                  for the VNA of Rhode Island to train        studying painting
                                        for organizations serving the mentally ill    hospice nurses
                                                                                                                                  Henry P. & Priscilla B. Eldredge
                                        Douglas A. and Charlotte H. Dow               Estate of Ruth Duggan (1991) (Unr)          Fund (2004)
                                        Fund (1994) (FoI)                                                                         for Kent Hospital
                                        for disadvantaged persons                     Edward Leon Duhamel
 Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued

                                                                                      Scholarship Fund (1991) (FoI)               Henry P. & Priscilla B. Eldredge
                                        Downcity Partnership Inc. Fund                scholarships for dependants of Westerly     Fund (2004)
                                        (2000)                                        Freemasons                                  for the United Way of Rhode Island
                                        supporting organization to revitalize the
                                        Downcity neighborhood of Providence           Ali Dunn-Packer Memorial Fund               Priscilla B. & Henry P. Eldredge
                                                                                      (2002) (DA)                                 Fund (2004)
                                        Elizabeth M. Drapala Memorial                                                             for St. Luke’s Church
                                        Scholarship Fund (2002)                       East Greenwich Education
                                        for scholarships to Shea High School          Endowment Fund (2003)                       Priscilla Bateson Eldredge ’40 -
                                        graduates                                     to benefit East Greenwich schools           Middlebury College Fund (1997)
                                                                                      Grace M. Eastwood Fund for                  for the college
                                        Frosty Drew Nature Center Fund
                                        (1985) (DA)                                   North Kingstown Free Library                Elmwood Church-Congregational
                                        for Frosty Drew Nature Center                 (2007)                                      Christian Fund (1955)
                                                                                      for the Library                             for Rhode Island Congregational

English-Speaking Union Boston                 5 Jack Fireman, D.O. Scholarship              Maria A. Forte-Tocco Scholarship
Branch Educational Endowment                  Fund (2007)                                   Fund (2002)
(2007)                                        for scholarship assistance for RI students    for scholarships to North Providence and
for the organization's educational programs   at the University of New England College of   Cumberland high school graduates
                                              Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, ME or
Equity Action (2003) (FoI)                    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic
                                                                                            Anne R. & Harold M. Foster
for the state’s LGBTQ communities             Medicine, Philadelphia, PA                    Memorial Fund (2004)
                                                                                            for the New England Steam and Wireless
ETCO, Inc. Fund (1988) (Unr)                  Frederick J. Fish, Jr. Fund (1998)            Museum
Evangelista Family Fund (2000)                (Unr)
                                                                                            Foundation for Health Fund
(DA)                                          Hyman and Mollie Fishbein Fund                (2006) (FoI)
Linda Fain Family Fund in                     (1996)                                        for activities and nonprofits to improve
Memory of Beatrice and Archie                 for Miriam Hospital                           health and welfare
Fain (2001) (DA)                              John R. Fitton Memorial Fund                  Alan Fox Fund for the Music
Effie R. Fairley Fund (1992)                  (1988) (DA)                                   School of the Rhode Island
for the Mathewson Street United Methodist     Colonel Ed Fitzgerald                         Philharmonic Orchestra (2001)
Church                                                                                      for the Music School
                                              Scholarship Fund (2005)
Matthew J. Fandetti Memorial                  for a scholarship from Portsmouth High        Miriam G. Frank Fund (2000) (FoI)
Fund (2002)                                   School                                        for the treatment of emotionally disturbed
for scholarships to students attending New                                                  youth
                                              Kevin A. Fitzgerald Memorial
England Institute of Technology                                                             5 Eva and Boris Frankfurt Fund
                                              Scholarship Fund (1989)
John David Fanning Memorial                   for scholarships to students in St.           (2008) (FOI)
Fund (1985) (DA)                              Michael’s Parish                              for the care of the elderly suffering from
                                                                                            incurable illnesses both physical and
Farnham Fund (1999) (FoI)                     Mary L. Flanigan Fund (1987)                  mental
for the support of education and libraries    for nine named organizations
                                                                                            George R. Frankovich Scholarship
Feibelman Family Fund (1988)                  James A. and Elizabeth K.
                                                                                            Fund (1996) (FoI)
(DA)                                          Fletcher Fund (1993) (Unr)                    for scholarships in the field of jewelry
Feinstein High Keith Johnson                  James A. and Elizabeth K.                     making
Scholarship Fund (1995)                       Fletcher Fund (1987)                          Alexander E. and Alice M. Fraser
scholarship for Feinstein High senior         for nine named organizations
                                                                                            Fund (1972) (FoI)
Louis Feinstein Endowment Fund                Flower Power Inc. Fund (2005)                 to benefit children in Cranston
(1994)                                        for the organization
                                                                                            Aldo Freda Scholarship Fund
for the Hope Alzheimers Center                George P. and Anna M. Flynn                   (1997) (FoI)
Mark and Adela Felag Fund                     Scholarship Fund (1998)                       for scholarships for legislative pages
(2004) (DA)                                   for Saint Mary’s of the Bay for
                                                                                            Marion Baker Freeman Fund
Harold C. and May Noel Field                                                                (1963) (FoI)
Fund (1968) (Unr)                             Sarah F. and Gerald J. Fogarty                for rehabilitation services for the
                                              Fund (2006)                                   handicapped
Harold J. Field Fund (1994)                   for Lincoln School, Providence
for the Greater Providence YMCA, RI                                                         Mimi and Peter Freeman Fund
Hospital, and the American Cancer Society     Sarah Adams Fogg & Henry                      (2003) (DA)
                                              Meader Fogg Fund (1992) (Unr)                 Robert E. Freeman Downcity
Janet I. & H. James Field, Jr.
Fund (2004) (DA)                              Lois Hamilton Fontaine                        Fund (1992) (DA)
                                              Scholarship Fund of the Westerly              Fruit Hill Women’s Clubs
Richard M. and Janice H. Field

                                                                                                                                         Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued
                                              College Club, Inc. (1997)                     Scholarship Fund (1982)
Fund (1995) (DA)                              for Westerly College Club for scholarships
                                                                                            for scholarships to graduates of North
Noel M. Field, Jr. Family Fund                Forer Family Fund (1999) (DA)                 Providence High School
(1999) (DA)
                                              Katherine and Hilbert Forsberg                Albert H. Fuchs Trust (1995)
Fifth Ward Memorial Fund (1962)               Music Fund (2006)                             for Mt. St. Charles Academy of Woonsocket
for the Boys and Girls Club of Newport        for scholarships to St. Michael's Country
County for musical activities                                                               Ellen R. Fuglister Fund (1991)
                                              Day School, Newport
Frank and Anne Fiorenzano                     5 Fort Adams Preservation Fund
Scholarship Fund (2002)                                                                     Fund for Community Progress
                                              (2008)                                        Endowment Fund in memory of
to benefit the Golf Foundation                for Fort Adams Trust Inc., Newport
                                                                                            Joseph R. Vanni (1993)
                                                                                            to support the Fund for Community

                                                                   Jack Fireman, D.O.                      himself, ‘If this patient were a close member of my family,
                                                                   Scholarship Fund                        how would I want them treated?’” Ms. Fireman continues.
                                                                   Jack Fireman studied engineer-             In addition to working as a family practitioner for 26
                                                                 ing, business and marketing, and          years, Dr. Fireman was a member and president of the RI
                                                                 was a pharmacist for several              Society of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, which
                                                                 years before he returned to               honored him with its “Man of the Year” award. He was a
                                                                 school to prepare for what his            member of the RI Board of Medical Licensure and
                                                                 daughter, Marjorie Fireman,               Discipline, served on the Lieutenant Governor’s
                                        refers to as “his perfect career.”                                 Commission on Physician Insurance Issues, and wrote a
                                           She explains that her father was in his late thirties,          medical column for the local newspaper.
                                        and at that time, many medical schools were not accept-               He also became involved with the University of New
                                        ing older students. Undeterred, he applied to – and was            England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) in
                                        accepted at – the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic              Biddeford, ME, serving on its admissions and
                                        Medicine (PCOM). “He had been out of school for so long            recruitment committee and developing what his daughter
                                        and he had to work harder to make up for the years, but            says was “a close relationship.”
                                        he successfully completed the program and excelled in                 Of his alma mater, she notes, “He felt forever grateful
                                        the medical profession,” she shares.                               to Philadelphia for giving him a chance. He was a very
                                           He graduated in 1970, had offers to practice in differ-         loyal person, and had a genuine appreciation for the
                                        ent parts of the country, but chose Rhode Island. He               education of osteopathic doctors.”
                                        joined Post Road Medical Associates, a practice started               This scholarship fund, designated for PCOM and
                                        by fellow PCOM graduates.                                          UNECOM, will assist Rhode Islanders who are pursuing
                                           “He loved Rhode Island, and he completely loved                 osteopathic medicine, with a preference for those
                                        medicine. He was an amazing doctor. He would always ask            devoted to family practice.

                                        Fund for Grace Church (1980)              Madeline P. Gamble Fund (1987)               GFWC Women’s Club of South
                                        for the Church                            (Unr)                                        County Scholarship Fund (2000)
                                        Fund for Greater Providence               Richard A. Gamelin, Jr. Memorial             (FoI)
                                                                                                                               for continuing education of female
                                        YMCA (2003)                               Fund (2003) (DA)                             Washington County residents
                                        for the YMCA
                                                                                  Howard F. and Olga B. Gardiner               Richard and Vera Gierke Family
                                        5 Fund for a Healthy Rhode                Fund (2000)
                                        Island (2008) (FOI)                                                                    Fund (2005) (DA)
                                                                                  for Rainbow Girls, DeMolay, and Shriners
                                        for projects designed and intended to     Hospital                                     Lottie G., William E., and Ruth M.
                                        have the greatest impact on quality and                                                Gilmore Memorial Fund (1981)
                                        affordable health care services in RI     Edna B. Gardner Fund (1981)
                                                                                                                               to improve public parks in Providence
                                        (see story page 12.)                      for six organizations
                                                                                  Edward and Jeannette Gatta                   Ginger Creek Charitable Fund
 Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued

                                        Fund for Rhode Island (1916)                                                           (2004) (DA)
                                        (Unr)                                     Memorial Fund (2001) (DA)
                                        the Foundation’s general interest fund    Dominic Gencarelli Family Trust              Girls Friendly Society of Rhode
                                                                                  Fund (1988)                                  Island Fund (1987)
                                        Stanley and Florence Gairloch                                                          for support of the Society
                                        Fund (1982)                               to Providence College for scholarships for
                                        for the Audubon Society of Rhode Island   graduates of Westerly High                   Richard J. Gladney Charitable
                                        and the Meeting Street Center             Peter and Melinda Gerard & Loti              Endowment Fund (2004) (DA)
                                        Ira S. and Anna Galkin Fund               Falk Family Fund (2006) (DA)                 Gladys Fund (2002) (DA)
                                        (1977) (DA)                               Nancy H. Gewirtz Fund for the                Dennis Emory Glass Fund (2006)
                                        Ronald Vernon Gallo Family Fund           Poverty Institute (2005)                     (DA)
                                        (1994) (DA)                               for the organization
                                                                                                                               5 Glocester Heritage Society
                                                                                                                               Endowment Fund (2008)
                                                                                                                               for Glocester Heritage Society

                                            Fort Adams                     of Natural Resources Management for the RI Department
                                            Preservation                   of Environmental Management (DEM).
                                            Fund                              The Fort Adams Trust was founded in 1994 to partner
                                           Fort Adams Trust                with the state to operate the Fort as a public historic site
                                        is looking to the                  and to seek funding for restoration. Nearly $6 million for
                                        future to preserve                 restoration has been raised to date from public and pri-
                                        the past. The non-                 vate sources. The Trust supports itself through tours
profit group established this permanent endowment to                       and special events such as living history weekends,
help fund ever-increasing operating and maintenance                        rentals of the facility, annual appeals, and membership.
costs at the 185-year-old Fort and surrounding property.                   The Fort hosts the annual Newport Folk and Jazz
   “Fort Adams is one of the most significant historic                     Festivals produced by George Wein, and it is the pro-
sites in Rhode Island and is the largest and most com-                     ceeds from the festivals that have enabled the Trust to
plex structure of its type in the country,” explains Eric                  establish this fund.
Hertfelder, executive director of Fort Adams Trust.                           Significant restoration projects have included the North
   Situated at the entrance to Newport harbor, a site con-                 Casements (with exhibits from the Naval War College
sidered critical for coastal defense, Fort Adams was built                 Museum), an overnight barracks in the Officers Quarters,
between 1824 and 1857. It housed soldiers and protect-                     and a Redoubt (a small fort outside the main fort), the
ed Narragansett Bay from 1824 to 1950.                                     latter to be completed this year.
   The Fort was acquired by the state in 1965 when it                         Noting the historic, recreational, and tourist/economic
became Fort Adams State Park. “Although the Fort is                        significance of the 80-acre site, Hertfelder and
incredibly well built, it has been a challenge to stabilize                Mouradjian agree: “There has been huge progress at the
or maintain a property of this magnitude with available                    site, and there still are huge opportunities. The future is
resources,” states Larry Mouradjian, associate director                    very promising.”

Robert H.I. Goddard Fund (1994)                 Cynthia C. Goodwin Memorial                    5 Lois W. and George Graboys
(Unr)                                           Fund (1976)                                    Family Fund (2008) (DA)
                                                for the Wood River Health Center               (see story page 9.)
Robert H.I. Goddard Fund/St.
Elizabeth Home (1978)                           Gordon Fund (1996)                             Grace Fellowship Church
to benefit St. Elizabeth’s Home                 to benefit Gordon School                       Memorial Fund (2007)
                                                Charles Goss Memorial Fund                     for the general operating expenses of the
Darius Lee Goff and Paula Dodge
                                                                                               Grace Fellowship Church, Plainville, MA and
Goff Fund (1981)                                (1995)
for workshop facilities for the blind           to support cancer research at Roger
                                                Williams Medical Center                        Gracie Annabelle Fund for the
Carleton Goff Fund (1999)
for the Providence Art Club                     Lisa Lofland Gould Native Plant                Arts (2002) (DA)
                                                Program Fund (2007)                            Barbi N. Gracie Fund (1994) (DA)
David M. Golden Memorial Fund

                                                                                                                                             Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued
                                                to the Rhode Island Natural History Survey
(1999)                                          for the support of education on the            Grandparents Guild Fund (1987)
for scholarships to Classical High School       conservation of Rhode Island native plants     for support of the Providence Children’s
seniors who are the first generation in their                                                  Museum
families to attend college                      Goulet Family Fund (2003)
                                                to benefit the Society for the Propagation     Graves Fund (2005) (DA)
Golden Einhorn Family Fund                      of the Faith, Diocese of Providence, for the   Doris Green Fund (2005) (Unr)
(1999) (DA)                                     use of the Holy Child Association
                                                                                               Annie Aylsworth Greene Fund
Henry Gonsalves Family Fund                     5 George Graboys Leadership                    (1967) (Fol)
(1999) (DA)                                     Fund (2008) (Unr)                              for scholarships
Professor and Mrs. Elliot R.                    (see story page 8.)
                                                                                               Greene Cemetery Fund (1989)
Goodman Fund (1991) (FoI)                                                                      for the maintenance of the Greene Historic
for food, shelter and medical assistance                                                       Cemetery

                                                                       Eva and Boris                         assignor to Pacific Mills in Boston, obtained a patent for
                                                                       Frankfurt Fund                        a textile treatment. He later was a chemist for American
                                                                         Between them, Dr. Boris             Hoechst. Mrs. Frankfurt was a librarian from 1945 to
                                                                      Frankfurt and his wife, Eva,           1970, retiring from Brown University.
                                                                      lived in Russia, Germany,                 The couple moved to Duncaster, a retirement communi-
                                                                      Switzerland, Sweden, and               ty in Bloomfield, CT in 1984. “They were known for walk-
                                                                      several northeastern U.S.              ing everywhere. They would walk up Duncaster Road and
                                                                      cities. It was Rhode Island,           along the way stop and talk with the neighbors. All the
                                        however, the couple’s home for 35 years, which they                  neighbors knew them,” explains Jean Kendall, an employ-
                                        chose to honor through their estate plan. This permanent             ee who assisted and befriended Mrs. Frankfurt in her
                                        endowment will forever assist with “the care of the                  later years. Dr. Frankfurt died in 1995.
                                        elderly suffering from incurable illnesses both physical                Mrs. Kendall knows of the Frankfurts’ early days from
                                        and mental.”                                                         conversations with Mrs. Frankfurt and from stories the
                                           Dr. Frankfurt was born in Kiev, Russia in 1903 and                elderly woman wrote. “She was quite a writer,” Mrs.
                                        moved with his family to Berlin, Germany in 1921. He                 Kendall relates, leafing through three books of such sto-
                                        earned a Ph.D. in chemistry in Basle, Switzerland. Eva               ries that Mrs. Frankfurt’s friend and a Duncaster Road
                                        (Alexander) Frankfurt was born and educated in Berlin.               neighbor, Lois Hager, retyped for her on a computer.
                                        The couple married there in 1938, and immediately went               “Writing to others and about others was a very important
                                        to live in Sweden where Dr. Frankfurt’s work as a                    part of her life,” Mrs. Kendall continues, noting that Mrs.
                                        chemist took them.                                                   Frankfurt corresponded with more than a dozen friends
                                           They immigrated to the United States in 1941, settling            around the country until her death in February, 2008 at
                                        in New York City before moving to Rhode Island. An inter-            age 94.
                                        net search reveals that in 1945 Dr. Frankfurt, as an

                                        Nancy Carolyn Greene                        Rosa Anne Grosvenor Fund (1942)              Hans E. Gwinner and Berta E.
                                        Endowment Fund (2007) (DA)                  (FoI)                                        Gwinner Fund for Economic
                                        Greenhalgh Charitable Fund
                                                                                    for the support of RI organizations          Development (2001) (FoI)
                                                                                    and institutions engaged in humane
                                        (1971) (Unr)                                educational work or in the prevention of     Hans E. Gwinner and Berta E.
                                        Gregson Foundation (2002) (DA)              cruelty to children and to animals and/or    Gwinner Fund for Education
                                                                                    to assist in the support of hospitals and    (2001) (FoI)
                                        Gregson Fund (1975) (Unr)                   other charitable institutions in Rhode       Hans E. Gwinner and Berta E.
                                        Griffiths Family Fund (1999) (Unr)          Island, excepting the Rhode Island
                                                                                                                                 Gwinner Charitable Fund (2001)
                                        William Grimshaw Fund (2002)                                                             (Unr)
                                        (DA)                                        Gudoian Family Fund (2005) (DA)
                                                                                                                                 Barbara S. Gwynne Shakespeare’s
                                                                                    Madeline Guida Memorial Fund                 Head Garden Fund (1995)
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                                        Christine T. Grinavic Adventurer's
                                        Fund (2007)                                 (2007)                                       for maintenance of the Garden
                                        to supplement the income for the Michael    for support of St. Jude's Children's
                                                                                    Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
                                                                                                                                 Ann W. Hack Memorial Fund
                                        P. Metcalf Memorial Fund awards, for                                                     (1996)
                                        scholarships and grants to promote growth   Lynn M. Gunzberg Fund (2002)                 for the Woonsocket YMCA
                                        through travel                              for Planned Parenthood to prevent teen
                                                                                    pregnancy                                    Mrs. Jeannette Hamilton Hadley
                                        Bessie Grossman Memorial Fund                                                            Fund (1981)
                                        (1966) (Unr)                                Florence Kennan Gurney Fund                  for the John Hope Settlement House
                                        Herschel and Suzanne Grossman               (1972) (Unr)
                                                                                                                                 Carolyn B. Haffenreffer
                                        Fund for Assisting Immigrants               Hans E. Gwinner and Berta E.                 Endowment Fund for the
                                        (1995) (DA)                                 Gwinner Fund (2001)                          Providence Preservation Society
                                                                                    for scholarships to three colleges and for   (1986)
                                                                                    Kent Hospital                                for the Society

                          Glocester Heritage                         shares the organization’s accomplishments through the
                          Society Endowment                          years, including the restoration of its headquarters, the
                          Fund                                       1813 Job Armstrong Store at 1181 Putnam Pike on
                            The Glocester Heritage Society           Chepachet’s Main Street.
                         was established “to identify,                  “This was the largest of 13 dry goods and grocery
                         acquire, hold, arrange, restore,            stores in Chepachet in the early 1800s. Of course
maintain, and preserve for posterity buildings, tracts of            they’re all gone now, but back then old trading centers
land and objects of historical, educational, architectural,          like Chepachet were the ‘hub of the wheel’ with folks
cultural, and other similar interests of outstanding value           coming to town to trade from communities a day’s travel
within the Town of Glocester, RI.” At the same time,                 away,” Ms. Kent explains.
members of the 42-year-old Society are working to pre-                  Among other notable projects was the restoration of
serve something else: the organization itself.                       the 1867 Evans School House, numerous historic hous-
  “Rose LaVoie (past GHS president) initiated and insist-            es saved from demolition, and the Society’s current
ed on the importance of this endowment,” says Edna                   undertaking, the restoration of the Dr. Reuben Mason
Kent, the Society’s current president. “Our members                  House at 1043 Putnam Pike in Chepachet. The Society
agree that we need this income (that the endowment will              intends to create a Dorr Rebellion Museum within the
generate) to help maintain our buildings.”                           1747 Mason House to commemorate the effort led by
  The income will supplement membership fees and                     Thomas Dorr in 1842 to extend voting rights to every
fundraising events that run the gamut from house and                 free man in Rhode Island. At the time, voting was limited
garden tours to plant and food sales, and from Heritage              to land owners.
Day to Peddlers’ Faire and Candlelight Shopping, all of                 “Glocester is an old town. There is so much history
which support the Society’s work.                                    here…and we’ve had some wonderful support to help
  Leafing through the yellowed pages of a decades-old                preserve it,” Ms. Kent says, concluding with the hope
scrapbook, Ms. Kent, a founding member of the Society,               that the momentum will continue.

Haffenreffer Family Fund (1987)              Chester W. Ham Memorial Fund                 Harriet Kean Harrington Fund
supporting organization                      (2008) (Unr)                                 (1998) (DA)
Haffenreffer Seaconnet Point                 William S. Hamilton Fund (2005)              Ernest A. Harris Memorial Fund
Fund (1988) (DA)                             for need based scholarships at Hermon-       (1999) (Unr)
                                             Dekalb Central School, Brown University to
Arnold H. Hahn, Jr. Memorial                 be given in the name of Matthew Hamilton,    5 Dr. Daniel S. and Dorothy J.
Fund (2005)                                  Rhode Island College, and Community          Harrop Fund (2008) (DA)
to support St. Patrick Church Mary House     College of Rhode Island
Ministry for its annual holiday meal                                                      Louise Hartwell Fund (1978)
ministries                                   Hemingway Hamlin Fund (1993)                 to support St. Elizabeth Home and Meeting
                                             (Unr)                                        Street Center
Mary Kimball Hail Fund (2004)
to Friends of the Music Mansion              Hemingway Hamlin Family Fund                 Harvard Business School

                                                                                                                                        Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued
                                             (1993)                                       Association of Southeastern New
Thomas B. and Virginia Ann                                                                England (HBSA-SNE) Fund (2004)
                                             for six organizations
Haire Memorial Fund (1991)                                                                (DA)
for the Little Compton Nursing Association   Raleigh Alexis Hamlin Fund
                                             (2004) (DA)                                  Warren and Elizabeth Haskell
Haire Family Fund (2003) (FoI)                                                            Memorial Fund (1984)
to support three issues: employment of       Roland Hammond Fund (1979)                   for the Rhode Island Arthritis Foundation,
the blind and others with disabilities,      (Unr)                                        In-Sight, and Eastern Star (O.E.S.) Home of
coronary artery disease, and allergy
                                             Percy A. Harden Fund (1953) (Unr)            Rhode Island
                                             Rachel R. Harper and Philip R.               Elizabeth Haskell Fund (1984)
Halkyard Family Fund (2000)                                                               for Order of Rainbow for Girls, RI Assembly
(DA)                                         Harper Fund (2000) (FoI)
                                             to support the protection and improvement    Danielle and Michael Haxton
Lawrence L. Hall Fund (1996)                 of the environment and to improve the        Family Fund (2006) (DA)
for Courthouse Center for the Arts           lives of women and children in need

                                        5 Alice D. Hayes Fund (2008) (Unr)              Governor Stephen Hopkins House               Paul W. Hunger Memorial Fund
                                        Caroline Hazard Fund (1977)                     Capital Expenditure Fund (2000)              (2000) (DA)
                                        for the Gilbert Stuart Memorial                 Governor Stephen Hopkins House               Dorothy H.W. Hunt Fund (1971)
                                        Peyton R. Hazard Fund (1964)                    Endowment Fund (2000)                        (FoI)
                                                                                        for upkeep of the House                      to promote interracial relationships
                                        support for services in Jamestown &             5 Hopkinton Land Trust                       Dorothy H.W. Hunt-Clarence H.
                                        Newport                                         Conservation Stewardship                     Philbrick Fund (1971)
                                        Thomas P. Hazard Fund (1982)                    Endowment (2008)                             to the Urban League for scholarships
                                        (FoI)                                           to the Town of Hopkinton for stewardship
                                                                                                                                     Harrison Barrows Huntoon Fund
                                        for charitable needs relating to South          of land owned or managed by Hopkinton
                                                                                        Land Trust
                                                                                                                                     (1991) (DA)
                                                                                        Albert E. Horton Fund (1968)                 Phyllis Huston Fund (2005)
                                        Healing Ribbons Fund (2004) (DA)                                                             for The Fund for Urban Collaborative
                                                                                        (Unr)                                        Accelerated Program in Providence(UCAP)
                                        Henry Heffernan Fund (1998)
                                        (Unr)                                           Hough Family Fund (2007) (DA)                Emanuel Iacoletti and Harriet K.
                                        Lucille A. Moore Hennessey Fund                 Florrimon Howe Trusts (1992)                 Iacoletti Fund (2003) (Unr)
                                        (2002)                                          (Unr)                                        Fanny T. Ingalls Fund (1973)
                                        for youth activities at First Baptist Church,   Anne King Howe Fund (1963)                   (Unr)
                                        Pawtucket                                       for cancer activities at RI Hospital
                                                                                                                                     George A & Evelyn M. Ingleby
                                        Frank T. and Isabelle Oram                      Cornelia Howell Fund in Memory               Fund (1995)
                                        Hertell Fund (1971) (Unr)                       of Helen Howell & Fred A. Otis               for 11 organizations
                                        Kenneth N. & Judith Brand Hill                  (1989) (Unr)                                 5 Initiative for Nonprofit
                                        Fund for Grace Church in                        Cornelia Howell Fund in Memory               Excellence Fund (2008)
                                        Providence (1996)                               of Helen Howell and Fred A. Otis             for the Rhode Island Foundation's Initiative
                                        for the church                                  (1989)                                       for Nonprofit Excellence (see story page 10.)
                                        Hinckley, Allen and Snyder Fund                 to five named agencies                       Interfaith Health Care Ministries
                                        (2003) (DA)                                     Howland Family Foundation                    Endowment Fund (1998)
                                                                                        (1985) (DA)                                  for IHCM
                                        Barry and Kathleen Hittner Fund
                                        (2002) (DA)                                     Alice M. Howland Fund (1944)                 5 International House of Rhode
                                        Andrew R. Hoban Memorial                        (FoI)                                        Island - Rooke Fund (2008)
                                                                                        for education                                for the International House of Rhode Island
                                        Scholarship Fund (2004)
                                        for North Kingstown students attending URI      Alice M. Howland Fund (1944)                 Joyce Ioanes Mental Health
                                        Gilbert and Olga Hoffman Fund                   for Hope Association                         Memorial Fund (2007) (DA)
                                        (2006)                                          Allen H. Howland Fund (1978)                 Brian R. Irvine Fund (1997) (FoI)
                                        for St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic     for the Greater Providence YMCA              for scholarships and health care
                                        Church, Fall River
                                                                                        Allen and Katharine Howland-                 David C. Isenberg Family Fund
                                        Louise A. Hoge Fund in Memory                   Gammell Family Fund (2003) (DA)              (2007) (DA)
                                        of Wallace W. Hoge (1990) (Unr)
                                                                                        Janet Howland and Jay Gorud                  Island Free Library Endowment
                                        Home and Hospice Care of Rhode                  Family Fund (2003) (DA)                      Fund (2003)
                                        Island Endowment Fund (1993)                                                                 for the library
                                        for Home and Hospice Care                       John and Carol Howland Family
                                                                                        Fund (2003) (DA)                             Israel-Frumson Family Fund
                                        Ann Hood Fund for Creative                                                                   (2005) (DA)
 Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued

                                        Writing (2006) (DA)                             Peter Howland Family Fund
                                                                                        (2003) (DA)                                  Harry Itchkawich Memorial
                                        Edith R. Hood Fund (1968) (Unr)                                                              Scholarship Fund (1998)
                                                                                        Howland Swan Fund (2006) (DA)                for Westerly High School scholarships
                                        Hope Alzheimer’s Center
                                        Endowment Fund (2005)                           Katharine F. Hubbard and                     Barbara P. Jackson Fund (1980)
                                        for the organization                            Josephine H. Williams Fund                   (Unr)
                                        Herbert E. Hopkins Fund (1980)                  for the RI Chapter American Cancer Society   Benjamin M. Jackson Fund (1945)
                                        (FoI)                                           and United Way of Rhode Island               (Unr)
                                        for health care, medical research and
                                        environmental protection                        Buell W. Hudson Memorial Fund                S. Lee Jackson and Dorothy M.
                                                                                        (1979) (Unr)                                 Jackson Fund (1976) (Unr)
                                        Herbert E. Hopkins Fund (1980)
                                        (FoI)                                           Hudson Family Fund (2001) (FoI)              Madeleine C. Jackson Fund (1979)
                                        for medical research                            for northern Rhode Island, with an           (Unr)
                                                                                        emphasis on health care

                               Dr. Daniel S. and                    parents. Mrs. Harrop died in 2008.
                               Dorothy J. Harrop                       Dr. and Mrs. Harrop maintained strong ties to the
                               Fund                                 Ocean State even after moving to Florida, socializing with
                              Rhode Islanders born and              longtime Rhode Island friends who also retired to Naples.
                            bred, Daniel and Dorothy                   Dr. Harrop, III, one of five siblings raised by their par-
                            Harrop were lifelong philanthro-        ents in West Warwick, where the elder Dr. Harrop prac-
                            pists determined that their             ticed family medicine for 42 years in the house where he
                            grandchildren would learn the           was born, recalls accompanying his father on rounds at
value of charitable giving. They established this donor             Kent County Memorial Hospital Sunday mornings after
advised fund at the Foundation to “teach the grandchil-             mass. “Dad, who studied physical diagnosis in Vienna
dren to honor the family’s commitment to charity,”                  after World War II, was considered a top diagnostician at
according to their eldest son, Dr. Daniel S. Harrop, III.           the hospital. I will never forget his array of stetho-
“Mom and dad saw this as a way for the next generation              scopes!” Mrs. Harrop ran her husband’s practice and
to remain close, by together choosing organizations to              was an active volunteer with the Hospital auxiliary.
assist. They deliberately did not dictate the recipients.”             Education was strongly emphasized in their home.
  A Providence College graduate, Daniel Harrop, Jr.                 “They were insistent that we not work except during sum-
received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson                   mers – when you were going to school you were expected
University in Philadelphia. He met Dorothy Harrop in                to concentrate on your studies,” notes Dr. Harrop, who
1951, at the Veterans Medical Center, where he directed             along with his sister Dr. Pamela Harrop followed in their
the general medical unit and she was ward secretary.                father’s footsteps. Both Dr. Harrop and his brother,
Married nearly 50 years when Dr. Harrop died in 2002,               Kevin, a local architect, attended Bishop Hendricken High
they retired to Naples, Florida in 1992. Two daughters,             School, where today, a state-of-the-art theater bears the
Susan and Deborah, moved to Florida to be near their                Harrop name.

Jamestown Community Fund                   Jasper Fund for the Care and                 Robert and Margaret McColl
(2001) (FoI)                               Rescue of Animals (2000) (DA)                Johnson Fellowship Fund (2003)
to benefit activities in the town
                                           JDM Fund (1998)                              (FoI)
                                                                                        for fellowships in literature, music
Jamestown Fund for the                     for scholarships for Rhode Island School
                                                                                        composition, and visual arts
Performing Arts (1983) (FoI)               for the Deaf students
for performing arts in Jamestown
                                           Ellen M. Jecoy Memorial Fund                 Johnston Lions Armand Muto
Jamestown Historical Society               (2002)                                       Scholarship Fund (1985) (FoI)
                                                                                        for scholarships to residents of Johnston
Endowment Fund (2007)                      for St. Bernard’s Church in North
to the Society to collect, preserve, and   Kingstown                                    Jonnycake Center Fund (2005)
share with others the heritage of                                                       for the Peace Dale organization
                                           Mary M. Jennings Fund(1996)
                                           (DA)                                         Elsie I. Jordan Fund (2006)

                                                                                                                                     Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued
Jamestown Historical Society                                                            for the Central Baptist Church of Westerly
                                           Anna E. Johnson Fund (1978)
Mary R. Miner Archives Fund                                                             Michael and Jane Joukowsky
(2007)                                     toward services for the elderly and          Fund (2001) (DA)
for care and management of the Society's
                                           incurably ill
manuscripts/books etc.                                                                  Herbert Kaplan Fund for the
                                           Elizabeth Arnold Johnson Historic            Association of Fundraising
Jamestown Historical Society
                                           Trust (2004) (DA)                            Professionals, RI Chapter (1996)
Windmill Endowment Fund
                                                                                        for professional advancement scholarships
(2006)                                     Robert and Margaret McColl
for the maintenance, preservation, and     Johnson Fund (2003)                          Peter Kaplan Memorial Fund for
operation of the Old Jamestown Windmill    for Steere House, the Scandinavian Home,     Gordon School (1996)
                                           the MacColl Studio of Electronic Music at    for the school
Jamestown Philomenian Library              Brown, Smith College, Hospice Care of
Endowment Fund (1996)                      Rhode Island, and the Little Compton
for the library                            Nursing Association

                                                                       Alice D. Hayes Fund                     time of her death, her nearest relative was Arthur
                                                                     Born in Augusta, ME, Alice                Dawson, a first cousin, twice removed. “She was more
                                                                  D. Hayes was stationed                       like a great aunt,” he explains of the woman he refers to
                                                                  throughout the country during                as “very independent…with a very independent life.
                                                                  her 30-year career in the US                    “She had a good sense of humor and was really just
                                                                  Navy. According to Rebecca                   amazing. She lived in a third story walk-up until she was
                                                                  Book, whose late mother                      92,” he shares.
                                                                  attended Wheelock College                       Her Navy service, from 1942 to 1972, resulted in
                                        with Miss Hayes in the early 1930s, Miss Hayes worked                  numerous commendations which, according to her
                                        as a “Rosie the Riveter” at a base in Hawaii during World              Providence Journal obituary, included the American
                                        War II and later served as social secretary to a rear                  Theatre, WWII Victory, Asiatic-Pacific, National Defense
                                        admiral in Virginia. Among her numerous other posts,                   Service, and seven Good Conduct Medals.
                                        she was stationed at Rhode Island’s Naval Air Station                     “I think she made a good life for herself,” Mr. Dawson
                                        Quonset Point during the 1960s.                                        notes, with Mrs. Book recalling her love of the theatre,
                                          Of that time, Mrs. Book recalls, “She let me drive her               knitting, cats, and reading. “She had a very active mind
                                        car when I was just learning to drive. She always named                and was fiercely independent. She didn’t need a man to
                                        her cars. That one was Black Beauty.”                                  make life complete for her. She was very capable…And
                                          She remembers, too, times her family spent summer                    she loved Rhode Island.”
                                        vacations at the Hayes’ summer house on Lake                              It is her love for Rhode Island which will forever be
                                        Cobbosseecontee near Augusta. “She had a lot of happy                  honored through this unrestricted fund.
                                        memories there,” Mrs. Book explains.
                                          Having never married, Miss Hayes, who died in May
                                        2007 at age 100, left no direct descendents. At the

                                        Peter Kaplan Memorial Fund for               Amelia M. and Minnie E. Kelley                 Daniel A. and Jennifer R. King
                                        Trinity Rep (1997)                           Fund (1983) (Unr)                              Fund (2008) (DA)
                                        to benefit Trinity Rep
                                                                                     Ellen Williams Kenerson                        Judith Alperin King and Timothy
                                        Karibian Family Fund (2000)                  Memorial Fund (1968) (FoI)                     King Fund (2000) (DA)
                                        (Unr)                                        for the betterment of children and youths
                                                                                                                                    Martin Luther King Jr.
                                        Richard Katzoff Fund (1990) (DA)             Sylvia & Frederick Kenner Fund                 Scholarship Endowment Fund
                                        Stephen M. Kaufman Memorial                  (1996) (Unr)                                   (2001)
                                                                                                                                    for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Charitable
                                        Fund (1999) (DA)                             Kiernan-Fallon Fund (1993)
                                                                                                                                    Scholarship Golf Fund for scholarships
                                                                                     for Priory of St. Thomas Aquinas for
                                        John H. and Alberta C. Kazanjian             scholarships                                   King’s Daughters and Sons
                                        Fund (2003) (FoI)
                                                                                                                                    Scholarship Fund (1978)
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                                        for nonprofit organizations located in and   Jennie M. Kiernan Fund (1984)
                                                                                                                                    for post-secondary scholarships
                                        serving Newport                              (FoI)
                                        Lester B. and Linda D. Keats
                                                                                     for scholarships to students of Blackstone     Joseph J. and Lillian A. Kirby
                                                                                     Valley high schools                            Fund (1998) (DA)
                                        Fund (1991) (DA)
                                                                                     Mari Killilea Memorial                         Paul and Nancy Klotz Community
                                        Peter M. Keefe Junior Golf                   Scholarship Fund (1988)
                                        Memorial Fund (2002)                                                                        Fund (2004) (DA)
                                                                                     to the Urban Collaborative Accelerated
                                        for junior golf at Button Hole Golf          Program to award a scholarship                 Paul and Nancy Klotz Fund (1979)
                                        Margaret H. C. Keiler Memorial                                                              (Unr)
                                                                                     John B. & Ruth L. Kilton Fund
                                        Fund in Memory of Edmund H.                  (1997) (FoI)                                   Susie Brown Kochhan Memorial
                                        Keiler (1992)                                to assist children, the elderly, and animals   Music Fund (1999)
                                        for Grace Church                                                                            for the First Baptist Church, Wickford,
                                                                                     Horace A. and S. Ella Kimball                  music program
                                        Edward D. Keith Fund (1949) (Unr)            Fund (1944) (Unr)

                                           Hopkinton                      At the same time, the couple issued a challenge of
                                           Land Trust                  their own: their foundation will match qualified gifts to
                                           Conservation                the CSC for which the donor has designated Hopkinton
                                           Stewardship                 Land Trust for the CSC challenge match. The Wood’s
                                           Endowment                   match will be made to the CSC and they will designate
                                        At a meeting last
                                                                       Hopkinton Land Trust as recipient of the CSC match.
                                     fall of The Nature
                                                                       With this series of matches, a donor’s original gift is mul-
Conservancy, Edward Wood learned of the establishment
                                                                       tiplied four-fold.
of the Conservation Stewardship Collaborative (CSC)
                                                                          “I thought it was a good way to leverage foundation
Endowment at The Rhode Island Foundation and the
                                                                       money. I’m thinking foundation stuff all the time and
resulting challenge match issued by an anonymous
                                                                       leveraging funds is always on my mind,” says Wood, who
donor. “During the meeting,” explains the Conservancy
                                                                       currently works as special advisor to the chairman of the
board member, “I started doodling some ideas and real-
                                                                       Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative.
ized there was a real opportunity to leverage small dona-
                                                                          Wood earlier held numerous positions in Rhode Island,
tions into a significant amount of money. By the end of
                                                                       including five years as director of the Department of
the meeting, I knew I wanted to do something for the
                                                                       Environmental Management. “The land trust movement is
Hopkinton Land Trust. It just clicked with me.”
                                                                       very important across the country and especially in
   The “something” the Hopkinton Land Trust member
                                                                       Rhode Island. And in Hopkinton, people long have been
and his wife, Linda, did was make a contribution through
                                                                       concerned with retaining forests and open space.”
their private foundation, the Brightman Hill Charitable
                                                                          Speaking of the Borderlands project on the Rhode
Fund, to the CSC endowment. They directed that the
                                                                       Island/Connecticut border, he notes proudly, “We
match be used to establish this fund for the stewardship
                                                                       (Hopkinton) are part of the largest continuous area of
of land owned or managed by the Hopkinton Land Trust.
                                                                       forested land between Boston and Washington, DC.”

Korean War Memorial Fund                      Ella M. Lapham Fund (1933) (Unr)              Louis Leone Fund (1998)
(2004)                                        Alice W. Larchar Fund (1981) (Unr)
                                                                                            for Westerly Hospital and United Cerebral
for the perpetual upkeep of the Memorial                                                    Palsy for Westerly area children
                                              Laurans Fund (1979) (Unr)                     Irving M. and Pauline L. Leven
Krause Family Fund (1994) (DA)
                                              Jerrold L. and Barbara S. Lavine              Fund (2001)
Katherine Bryer Krueger Fund
                                              Philanthropic Fund (2003) (DA)                to support the educational efforts of the
(1991)                                                                                      Rhode Island Audubon Society
for Rhode Island College for music major      Isabelle Lawrence Fund (1992)
scholarships                                  (FoI)                                         Irving H. Levin Fund (2007)
                                              to benefit libraries                          to provide camp scholarships to needy or
Ladies Auxiliary of the Bristol                                                             underprivileged children at Camp JORI,
Volunteer Fire Department Fund                5 Lawrence, Allen, Singleteary                YMCA of Pawtucket, and San Miguel
(1982) (FoI)                                  Scholarship Fund (2008) (FOI)

                                                                                                                                           Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued
for scholarships for children of Bristol      for scholarships for seniors at either Hope
firefighters                                  High School or Central High School            Frederick N. and Carol J. Levinger
                                                                                            Fund (2003) (DA)
A. Lloyd Lagerquist Fund (2003)               5 Letcher Family Fund (2008)
for Audubon Society of Rhode Island, Boy      (DA)                                          5 Mario M. Libutti Memorial
Scouts of America – Narragansett Council,                                                   Fund (2008)
Boys & Girls Club of East Providence, and
                                              Alvina Legere Fund (2004) (FoI)               for scholarships at Brown University, Bryant
                                              to benefit Rhode Island’s sight-impaired      College, or URI
Nature Conservancy
Bruce Lang Good Government                    Robert H. Lenth Scholarship                   Alice Gertrude Lothrop Lincoln
Fund of RI (2006) (DA)                        Fund (1998)                                   Fund (1959)
                                              for scholarships for Ponaganset High          for five Woonsocket agencies
Langevin Family Trust (1990) (DA)             School
                                                                                            Marjorie H. and Clinton J. Lind
Harold A. Lanphear Fund (1977)                Barbara M. Leonard Fund (1986)                Memorial Fund (2001) (Unr)
(Unr)                                         (DA)

                                                                          International House                   the windows would not open!” She recalls that at her
                                                                          of Rhode Island –                     first board meeting a hat was passed to help pay the
                                                                          Rooke Fund                            electric bill. Her Christmas gift one year from Sandy was
                                                                        When Robert L. Rooke,                   an enlarged paved parking lot.
                                                                     an early limited partner of                   During her tenure as board chair from 1986 to 2008
                                                                     Merrill Lynch, saw how hard                Mrs. McCulloch led fundraising efforts that raised almost
                                        his daughter, Dotty McCulloch, was working to help                      one half million dollars from foundations and many others
                                        advance a community center for international visitors to                committed to IHRI and the restoration of the historic house.
                                        Rhode Island, he surprised her by donating the funds to                    Today international visitors, primarily graduate students,
                                        complete the purchase of the International House of                     faculty members, and their families from Brown, RISD, and
                                        Rhode Island’s (IHRI) current home on Stimson Avenue                    Johnson & Wales from upwards of 90 foreign countries
                                        in Providence from Brown University in 1986. Later by                   make constant use of IHRI programs and resources.
                                        bequests he and his wife created a permanent endow-                     More than 200 volunteers assist new visitors with advice
                                        ment subsequently added to by Dotty and her husband,                    on housing, access to social services, transportation, and
                                        Norman “Sandy” McCulloch (former chairman of The                        more. A host family program links students with local
                                        Rhode Island Foundation board of directors), to provide                 families and IHRI offers ESL and foreign language classes,
                                        operating support in perpetuity to the organization. The                pot-luck lunches, ethnic-themed dinners and lectures, field
                                        Rooke fund bears witness to Mr. Rooke’s commitment                      trips, and a grand Thanksgiving dinner.
                                        to sharing his investment success with others through                      Mrs. McCulloch notes, “Our goal is to foster
                                        philanthropy.                                                           international understanding and friendship. It works
                                           But purchasing the house was just the beginning. Mrs.                both ways – visitors return to their countries with a
                                        McCulloch describes a state of “terrible disrepair” and                 warmer appreciation of their stay in RI, and we gain
                                        exclaims, “One chimney blew down to the parking lot and                 greater appreciation of their traditions.”

                                        Linden Place Endowment Fund                    Little Compton Playground Fund                Edith S.S. Loebs Fund (1981) (DA)
                                        (2003)                                         (1988)                                        R.M. Logan Hospice Fund (2005)
                                        for the organization                           for the playground
                                        Frederick Lippitt Memorial Fund                Little Compton United
                                                                                                                                     James J. Longolucco Scholarship
                                        (2006)                                         Congregational Church Fund
                                                                                                                                     Fund (1995)
                                        for the First Unitarian Church of Providence   (1981)                                        for scholarships for Westerly High seniors
                                                                                       for maintenance of the church
                                        Frederick Lippitt Endowment/
                                                                                                                                     George W. Lothrop Fund (1970)
                                        Woonasquatucket River                          Little Compton United
                                        Watershed (2005)                               Congregational Church Fund                    for services benefitting North Smithfield
                                        for the Woonasquatucket River Watershed        (2007)                                        and Woonsocket
                                        Council                                        for maintenance of the church's building
                                                                                                                                     Lovett Fund (1979)
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                                        Lippitt Hill Tutorial Founders                 Royal Little Memorial Fund                    for the Wheeler School
                                        Fund (1988)                                    (1994) (FoI)
                                        for Volunteers in Providence Schools           for nonprofits in South County                Michael F. Lovett Scholarship
                                                                                                                                     Fund (1994)
                                        Lucy Lippitt Fund (1961) (Unr)                 Stanley & Martha Livingston                   for scholarships for North Smithfield High
                                        Mary Ann Lippitt Memorial Fund                 Fund (1997) (DA)                              School graduates
                                        (2007)                                         Annie Mary Livsey Fund (1987)                 Edgar J. Lownes Memorial Fund
                                        to the First Unitarian Church of Providence    to the town of West Warwick to help defray    (1955) (Unr)
                                        for the maintenance of or acquisitions for     the costs of maintaining the buildings that
                                        the church building or grounds                 house the former Crompton Library so long     Raymond J. Loynds Memorial
                                        Arthur B. and Martha B. Lisle                  as said building(s) house the Annie Mary      Fund (2004)
                                                                                       Livsey Room and provide library, historical   to Cumberland High School for
                                        Fund (1968) (FoI)                              and/or educational programs                   scholarships
                                        for charities that serve the people of

                                    Lawrence, Allen,                     When the Episcopal Diocese no longer needed it, Mr.
                                    Singleteary                          Lawrence explains of the founders, “They pooled their
                                    Scholarship Fund                     money and bought it with their own funds.”
                                   “Just give it to the                     Arthur Lawrence worked for 25 years as a mechanic at
                                kids…let’s do some good                  Electric Boat. He and his wife, Ruby, have lived in the
                                with this money,” Charles                same house in Providence’s south side for more than 60
                                Lawrence remembers his                   years. Mac Allen is the Lawrence’s son-in-law. He and his
                                grandfather, Arthur                      wife, Dorothy, moved to South Carolina in the 1980s. Lila
Lawrence, saying of the proceeds from the now demol-                     “Mother” Singleteary lived across the street from the
ished Church of God in Jesus Christ which the elder                      Lawrence family. “She was the glue holding the church
Lawrence founded in 1952 with Mac Allen and Lila                         together,” Charles Lawrence recalls. She died in 1991 at
Singleteary.                                                             age 93.
  Located at 900 Eddy Street in Providence’s south end,                     “With her death, the congregation getting older, and
the church had an active congregation for three decades.                 people moving away, the church just couldn’t survive,” he
“The church is a big part of the Black community. It adds                continues.
a real sense of community,” Charles Lawrence explains,                      The Eddy Street church closed its doors and the building
recalling that his aunts were in the choir and that the                  fell into disrepair; it was demolished in 2006. Although
church would attract “a couple of hundred people on a                    sad about the demise of the church, the younger Lawrence
Sunday morning.”                                                         notes with pride the significance of this permanent scholar-
  Built in 1888 by renowned architect William R. Walker                  ship fund for graduating seniors and graduates of
– whose granddaughter, the late Helen Walker Raleigh,                    Providence’s Hope and Central high schools. “This puts
established several endowments at the Foundation – the                   the Lawrence name on something great and gives my
building originally was home to Christ Episcopal Church.                 grandfather a wonderful legacy,” he concludes.

Fordyce Remsen Lozier & Mary                   William M. and Louise Barr                    Thomas H. Maren-Leon and
Williams Horr Lozier Fund (1993)               Mackenzie Fund (1975) (Unr)                   Barbara Goldstein Fund (2006)
(FoI)                                          James and Jean Schofield Madden               (DA)
scholarships for Sigma Chi fraternity
                                               Family Fund (2000) (DA)                       Attilio Margarita Memorial
Edna P. Lumb Fund (1967) (Unr)                                                               Scholarship Fund (2001)
                                               Sally Wing Madeira Memorial
                                                                                             for Shea High School seniors
Edward G. Lund Fund (1993)                     Fund (1988) (FoI)
for The First Unitarian Church of Providence   for programs assisting women and children     Alita C. Marks Endowment Fund
Maria Lyssikatos Scholarship                   Virginia T. Madeira Fund (1982)               (2005) (FoI)
                                                                                             for literacy and adult education
Fund (2007)                                    for the United Way of Rhode Island
to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
                                               Elizabeth Ann Magee Memorial                  Barry A. Marks Fund for RI
for scholarships                                                                             Council for the Humanities (1984)

                                                                                                                                        Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued
                                               Fund (1964)
Cynthia M. Macarchuk Donor                                                                   for the Council
                                               to the RI Council of Resource Providers for
Advised Fund (2008) (DA)                       scholarships for state wards                  Martland Selby Bell Choir Fund
Mary K. and Norman A. MacColl                  MaGown Roberts Endowment                      (2002)
                                                                                             for the Bell Choir of Woodbury Union
Fund (1967) (Unr)                              Fund (1999)
                                                                                             Presbyterian in Warwick
                                               for scholarships for RI Air National
MacColl Benevolent Fund (1973)                 Guardsmen and their families                  Mary A. Mason Fund (1971) (FoI)
(Unr)                                                                                        for underprivileged children
                                               Gustaf T. Malmstead Fund (1996)
Commander Michael MacDonald                    for five organizations                        Stanley H. Mason Fund (1979)
Fund (1982) (FoI)                                                                            to benefit the Providence Animal Rescue
toward programs for boys                       Mandell Family Fund (2006) (DA)
Ronald K. and Kati C. Machtley                 Michael Marcogliese Scholarship
Fund (2007) (DA)                               Fund (1989) (FoI)
                                               for scholarships in the jewelry field

                                        Letcher Family Fund                                                      Chair of the Mission Board of Kingston Congregational
                                           Kingston residents Stephen and Bettina (Tina) Letcher               Church, Tina participated in a Habitat for Humanity in
                                        have philanthropic interests as close to home as the                   Mexico trip, and traveled to Russia during the cold war
                                        Kingston Chamber Music Festival and as far away as                     as a “peace emissary” through the Rhode Island
                                        Chiapas, Mexico, where her church is sponsoring a                      Conference of the United Church of Christ. Stephen and
                                        shelter for indigenous street children. Their volunteer                Tina also journeyed to Belarus with the now-defunct
                                        activities follow the same local/global pattern.                       Bridges for Peace, and more recently they visited
                                           Stephen is a mentor and on the board of South                       Chiapas in Mexico through Elderhostel.
                                        Kingstown CARES, a group that helps the school system                    Born and raised in Illinois, Stephen taught physics at
                                        connect resources for students’ educational success.                   the University of Rhode Island for 40 years, retiring in
                                        “It’s important because all these kids (in the program)                2003. Tina, born and raised in Rochester, NY, worked
                                        are needy for one reason or another, usually because of                at the Providence Public Library, edited the Northeast
                                        family problems,” he explains.                                         Journal, earned a Ph.D. in English at the University of
                                           He also is a founding board member and treasurer of                 Rhode Island, and taught creative writing at URI and at
                                        the 20-year-old Kingston Chamber Music Festival. “It                   the Adult Correctional Institute before joining WCALC.
                                        takes quite a bit of time, but it’s a valuable community               The Letchers have two grown children, Ben and Abby,
                                        resource,” he notes.                                                   and three grandchildren.
                                           Tina is a volunteer tutor for the Washington County                   Through this donor advised fund, they will be able to
                                        Adult Learning Center (WCALC), where she worked for                    support both their local interests and US-based
                                        more than a decade. “It was getting so sad. I felt I did               nonprofits that address their international concerns.
                                        as much social work as English language teaching,” she
                                        says, referring to the problems of immigrants in the
                                        population the Center serves.

                                        Rose Grinnell Matteson Audubon                Marian S. McAuslan & Frederic T.            Mary E. McCulloch Fund (1989)
                                        Society of RI Fund (2008)                     McAuslan Endowment Fund                     for the International House of Rhode Island
                                        to the Audubon Society of RI for              (2006)                                      Gloria McDonald Fund (1996)
                                        maintenance of Fisherville Brook and          for the American Heart Association,
                                        Wildlife Refuge and Touisset Marsh
                                                                                      American Cancer Society, National
                                                                                                                                  for services to current or former female
                                                                                      Parkinson Foundation, and South County
                                        Rose Grinnell Matteson Fund                                                               prison inmates
                                                                                      Hospital Health Care System
                                        (1966) (Unr)                                                                              Gloria McDonald Fund for St.
                                                                                      5 Charles E. and Agnes J.
                                        Rose Grinnell Matteson/Exeter                                                             Mary’s Church (2003)
                                                                                      McCarthy Memorial Scholarship
                                        Fund (1990)                                                                               for St. Mary's Church, Cranston
                                        for the town’s fire fighting and rescue and
                                                                                      Fund (2008)
                                                                                      for scholarships at Rogers High School      J. Irving McDowell Fund (1995)
                                        library services
                                                                                                                                  for the Brown University Division of Biology
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                                        Duncan H. and Louise Safe                     Arthur McCartney Fund (1965)                & Medicine
                                        Mauran Fund (1986) (DA)                       (Unr)
                                                                                                                                  Joseph T. and Rose P. McHale
                                        Edmund and Janet Mauro Button                 Ted McConnon Scholarship Fund               Fund (1988) (DA)
                                        Hole Scholarship Fund (2004)                  (1999)
                                                                                      for scholarships to graduates of Tolman     Thomas P. and Katherine A.
                                        for children’s scholarships for Button
                                                                                      High School                                 McHale Fund (1990) (DA)
                                        Hole’s golf programs
                                                                                      Norman E. and Dorothy R.                    Anna Louise McInerney Fund
                                        Cheryl Smith Mayhew Westerly
                                                                                      McCulloch Fund (1994) (FoI)                 (1982)
                                        High School Athletic Scholarship                                                          for the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth
                                                                                      for education
                                        (2005)                                                                                    Orchestra, the Young People’s Symphony of
                                        for an athletic scholarship from the school   Norman E. McCulloch, Jr. and                RI, and the Providence Business and
                                        Maxwell Mays Fund (1999) (DA)                 Dorothy Rooke McCulloch Fund                Professional Women’s Club
                                                                                      for St. John's Church (2008)
                                                                                      for St. John's Church, Barrington

Washington Oaks/Reverend                     J. Harold Monroe, Jr. Scholarship            Major Jeremiah P. Murphy
McIntire Fund (2004) (FoI)                   Fund (1993)                                  Scholarship Fund (2006) (FoI)
for youth needs                              for North Smithfield School Department for   for scholarships for children of active,
                                             scholarships                                 retired or deceased Providence police
H. Stanford McLeod Fund (1993)                                                            officers
(Unr)                                        Heidi Keller Moon Fund (2001)
                                             (DA)                                         Catherine T. Murray Scholarship
McQue Fund (2005) (DA)                                                                    Fund (1994)
                                             Moore Fund (1998) (Unr)
Bishop Russell J. McVinney Fund                                                           for the Ocean State Center for
for the Poor (1988)                          Moore Fund (1998)                            Independent Living
for the Catholic Diocese of Providence for   for St. Thomas Church and Greenville
                                                                                          Museum of Primitive Art and
the needy                                    Public Library
                                                                                          Culture Fund (1998)
Gladys and Raymond W. Mellor                 Nora Wood Moore Memorial                     for the museum
Fund (1983)                                  Scholarship Fund (2004)                      Museum of Primitive Art and
for the Greater Providence YMCA, the         for scholarships to Tiverton High School
                                                                                          Culture/Wallace Campbell III
Church of the Transfiguration, Cranston,
and the Edgewood-Pawtuxet Food Closet
                                                                                          Endowment Fund (2005)
                                             Alice L. Moran Fund (1956) (Unr)             for the organization
Gladys and Raymond W. Mellor                 Mary Morello Fund (2006) (DA)                Musica Dolce Endowment Fund
Fund (1987)
for multiple organizations                   Al Morro Classical Varsity Club              (2006)
                                             Scholarship Fund (1965)                      for the organization
Joseph B. Merrick Fund (1987)                for scholarships for male and female
to purchase books for Cranston libraries
                                                                                          Colin Myers Memorial Fund
                                             scholar athletes at Classical                (2004) (DA)
Merrylegs Fund (1988) (FoI)                  Al Morro Fund for Academic and
toward horseback riding for                                                               Emma L. Myrick Memorial Fund
physically/mentally handicapped persons
                                             Athletic Excellence (1986)                   (1938)
                                             for outstanding student athletes at          for the RI Society for the Prevention of
Alice Butts Metcalf Fund (1945)              Classical, Mt. Pleasant, and Central high    Cruelty to Children, RI Society for
for Rhode Island School of Design for        schools, and at Boston College, and for      Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Family
scholarships                                 Blessed Sacrament Rectory                    Welfare Society and the Providence
Louisa D. Sharpe Metcalf Fund                Al Morro Awards Fund (1997)                  Community Fund
(1959) (Unr)                                 for recognition awards for Classical High    John C. Myrick Fund (1997)
                                             School students and staff                    for Providence College
Jesse H. Metcalf Fund (1916) (Unr)
                                             Judy Morse Fund (1990)                       Narragansett Public Library
Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Fund             for URI to support the RI School
(1989) (FoI)                                                                              Endowment Fund (1996)
                                             Psychology Association                       for the Library
for scholarships and grants to promote
personal growth through travel               5 Lestor F. Morse and Beatrice R.            Narrow River Preservation
                                             Morse Memorial Fund (2008)                   Association/John Elder Dick
Friends of the Middletown Public             for Easter Seal Society of Rhode Island
Library Endowment Fund (2003)                                                             Endowment Fund (2004)
for the Library                              Rev. Phyllis Morse Memorial Fund             for the Association
                                             (1992)                                       Narrow River Preservation
John Manchester Miller Fund                  for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for
(1998)                                                                                    Association/ Carl W. Otto
                                             seminarians’ education
for St. John’s Lodge No. 1, F&A.M.                                                        Endowment Fund (2007)
                                             Stanley T. and Grace W. Moskwa               for the Association
Jean Smith Mills Memorial Fund               Fund (1999) (FoI)
(2006)                                                                                    Dorothy D. Nelle Fund (1994)
                                             to support the training of medical
for Central Baptist Church of Westerly                                                    (Unr)

                                                                                                                                     Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued
Arthur and Martha Milot Fund                 Mount Hope Farm Endowment                    Jane S. Nelson Fund (1994) (DA)
(1990)                                       Fund (2007)                                  Bernard and Doris Nemtzow Fund
for the United Way of Rhode Island           to support the Mount Hope Trust in Bristol   (2007)
Mitchell Family Fund (1985) (DA)             Mullaney Fund (1997)                         to Touro Synagogue Foundation, for the
                                                                                          Slom Scholarship, Child and Family
MJSA Education Foundation                    for Classical High School and Holy Name
                                                                                          Services of Newport County, James L.
Scholarship Fund (1989) (FoI)                School graduates
                                                                                          Maher Center, and Newport Hospital
for scholarships in the jewelry field        Mullen Family Fund (2001) (DA)
                                                                                          Jeraline N. Nerney Fund (2001)
Nasra and Abdullah Mogayzel and              5 Ellen S. Murphy Memorial                   (FoI)
Sons Fund (2007)                             Fund (2008) (DA)                             to assist public libraries
to the Johns Hopkins Hospital for the
Children's Center for Cystic Fibrosis
research and development

                                                               Mario M. Libutti                                a cabinet maker and Erminia, a homemaker. Mr. Libutti
                                                               Memorial Fund                                   attended public schools in Providence.
                                                                 Recipients of scholarships from                  “He was a go-getter from a young age,” Ms. Franklin
                                                              the Mario M. Libutti Memorial Fund –             says, detailing his early jobs as a teenage bicycle messen-
                                                              students attending Brown University,             ger for Western Union, at Narragansett Race Track, and at
                                                              Bryant University, and the University            a gas station before he entered the construction business.
                                                              of Rhode Island – will have an oppor-               “Mario built just under 300 homes in Rhode Island,
                                                              tunity the fund’s namesake never                 mostly in the North Providence and Johnston area,” Ms.
                                        had, the chance to obtain a college education.                         Franklin notes. One of those homes was built 52 years ago
                                           “Mario thought education was important because he                   for Attorney Tallo’s mother-in-law, the attorney explains.
                                        felt all people should have the opportunity to explore as                 In 1966, Mr. Libutti founded Town Asphalt Corporation
                                        many fields as possible…to expand their horizons,” says                in Johnston, a business he led until his retirement in
                                        Richard C. Tallo, Esq., whom Mr. Libutti referred to in his            2002. “Mario was an extremely hardworking and consci-
                                        will as “my lifelong friend and attorney.”                             entious businessman. He was keenly aware of things
                                           Doris J. Franklin, Mr. Libutti’s companion for the 24               happening in the business community and was able to
                                        years prior to his death in February, 2008 at age 87,                  benefit from them. He was an astute and savvy busi-
                                        explains that as one of six children of immigrant parents,             nessman,” Attorney Tallo recalls.
                                        higher education was never a possibility for him. “He                     Mr. Libutti was an avid golfer and boater, and partici-
                                        wanted to give this opportunity to those who had the                   pated in courses offered by the nonprofit United States
                                        talent, but not the financial resources, to attend those               Power Squadrons on boating, advanced piloting, and
                                        schools,” Ms. Franklin shares.                                         celestial navigation. He and Ms. Franklin traveled exten-
                                           Born in Providence, Mr. Libutti was the son of Clorindo             sively, including trips to England, Spain, Portugal,
                                        and Erminia Libutti, both Italian immigrants. Clorindo was             Switzerland, Canada, and Italy.

                                        TGHS ’82 Renee Tetreault Newell               Albert E. and Florence W. Newton             North Kingstown Free Library
                                        9/11 Scholarship Fund (2001)                  Fund (1973) (FoI)                            Corporation Second Century Fund
                                        for a memorial scholarship from Toll Gate     for scholarships to Rhode Island students    (2008)
                                        High School                                   studying nursing                             to the North Kingstown Free Library for
                                                                                                                                   capital projects and special projects in the
                                        New England Wireless and Steam                Alice Newton Fund (1984) (FoI)
                                                                                                                                   area of children's services, technology, and
                                        Museum Fund (2000)                            for research on cancer, stroke and heart
                                                                                                                                   the library's local history collection.
                                        for the Museum                                disease
                                                                                      Irene Nicholas Fund (2007)                   North Providence High School
                                        Frederick J. & Ruth P. Newman
                                                                                      to The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church,   Scholarship for Special
                                        Fund (2005) (DA)
                                                                                      Norwich, CT, The Westerly Pawcatuck          Opportunity (2006)
                                        Selma and Arthur Newman Fund                  YMCA, The Watch Hill Improvement Society,    for North Providence High School special
                                        (2000)                                        and the Westerly Hospital                    needs students to attend college
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                                        for a scholarship for a Pawtucket resident
                                                                                      William Nicholas Scholarship                 North Smithfield Ambulance and
                                        studying for a Masters Degree in social
                                        work at Rhode Island College                  Fund (1999)                                  Rescue Association Fund (2003)
                                                                                      for graduating seniors at Stonington (CT)    (FoI)
                                        Newport County Fund (2002) (FoI)              High School                                  to support charitable programs in North
                                        for activities and organizations throughout                                                Smithfield
                                        Newport County                                Emily Nicholson Fund (1997)
                                                                                      (Unr)                                        North Smithfield – Class of 1971
                                        Newport Harbor Corporation                                                                 Memorial Scholarship Fund
                                        Fund (1983) (DA)                              North Kingstown Free Library                 (2004)
                                                                                      Corporation Fund (1996)                      for scholarships for North Smithfield High
                                        Newport Public Library                        for the library
                                        Endowment Fund (2004)                                                                      School graduates
                                        for the Library                                                                            NSCDARI Endowment Fund

                              Charles E. and Agnes                    with cancer, Agnes showed great love and concern for
                              J. McCarthy Memorial                    others until the very end of her life. She was always so
                              Scholarship Fund                        strong. She was a source of inspiration.”
                              Charles and Agnes McCarthy                 Charles “Charlie” McCarthy was born in Newport in
                            and their daughter Danielle all           1946. He was a well-known master plumber in the
were born and raised in Newport, and all graduated from               Newport area who not only knew his trade well, but also
Rogers High School. Now the family is giving back to their            taught others along the way. He owned and operated the
alma mater.                                                           C.E. McCarthy Plumbing & Heating Company for more
   Charles and Danielle established this scholarship fund             than 20 years until 1998. He was a graduate of Rogers
in memory of Agnes after she lost her battle to cancer in             High School, Class of 1966, and a member of the
2006. “My Mom didn’t have a lot of opportunities. She                 Plumber’s Association.
wanted me to have them growing up and now, through                       Mrs. Ward states, “Charlie is remembered for his
this scholarship fund, we’ll be giving opportunities for              tough exterior, but good heart. He showed much courage
higher education to others,” Danielle Ward explains.                  in the final months of his life battling illness.” After he
   Agnes (Gilman) McCarthy was born in Newport in 1955.               passed away in August 2008, Danielle renamed this fund
She attended Newport public schools, graduating from                  to honor both of her parents.
Rogers in 1973. She then went to work at the US Naval                    “They were fabulous parents,” Mrs. Ward concludes of
War College in civil service and later at the Newport Naval           the couple she’d like to see remembered “for their char-
Hospital where she advanced to the position of profession-            acter and spirit.” This fund is a fitting tribute for a couple
al affairs coordinator with responsibility for the credential-        whose names forever will be associated with scholar-
ing of naval doctors at Newport Hospital.                             ships for students at their long-ago alma mater.
   Friends and family remember Agnes’ service and gen-
erous spirit. Mrs. Ward shares, “Even during her fight

NSCDARI Reinvestment Fund                   Daniel Patrick O’Neil Memorial                Charlotte Orlowski-Eicher
(2000)                                      Fund (2007)                                   Memorial Fund (2005)
for the National Society of the Colonial    to Lincoln High School for students in band   for Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts,
Dames of America                            or chorus who have a passion and              RI LISC Child Care Facilities Fund, and
                                            commitment to music                           Sophia Academy
5 NSG Education Fund in Memory
of Ellen S. Murphy (2008) (FOI)             Nick O’Neill Scholarship Fund for             5 Bernard and Henrietta O'Rourke
for the Newport County Fund for its grant   All Children’s Theater (2004)                 Scholarship Fund (2008)(FOI)
making program for funding in the area of   for the Theater                               for scholarships for Lincoln residents
                                            Open Doors of Rhode Island, Inc.,             Naomi and Viola Osterman Fund
Bob and Terry Nugent Family                 Charitable Fund (1979)                        (1998)
Foundation (1992) (DA)                      for assistance to nursing home residents      for the United Way of Rhode Island

                                                                                                                                        Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued
Robert C. Nyman Fund (1997)                 Ophelia Fund (2004) (DA)                      Joseph O’Neill Ott Fund (1994)
(DA)                                        Walter M. Oppenheim Fund (1998)               (FoI)
                                                                                          to preserve historical documents and
Virginia W. Nyman Fund (2005)               (FoI)                                         records
(DA)                                        for scholarships in the jewelry field
                                                                                          Emily H. Paine Fund (1977) (Unr)
Oak Lawn Community Baptist                  Emma and Ely Oppenheimer
Church Living Memorial Fund                 Fund (1997)                                   Julius and Jesse Richmond
(1987)                                      for United Way of Rhode Island for low-       Palmer Fund (1968)
for support of the church                   income Jewish causes and other charities      to support the Beneficient Congregational
                                                                                          Church, Providence; Kent Hospital;
Marian G. O’Donnell Fund (1977)             Mary and Pat O’Regan Fund                     RI Hospital and the United Way
(FoI)                                       (1992)
for Newport                                 to Rhode Island College for the Mary and      Mary V. Palmer Memorial Fund
                                            Pat O’Regan Scholarship                       (1970)
The Oliver Fund (2008) (DA)                                                               for the Senior Citizens Center in Newport

                                        Lester F. Morse & Beatrice R. Morse                                 Beatrice (Birtwistle) Morse was born in Providence in
                                        Memorial Fund                                                     1899 and lived in Cranston most of her life. She was a
                                           When Elizabeth Wyman, only child of Lester F. and              member of the Elmwood Club, Edgewood Women’s Club,
                                        Beatrice R. Morse, did her estate planning, she honored           Auburn Library Club, and Church of the Transfiguration,
                                        her parents’ memories with a permanent endowment to               according to her November 1976 Providence Journal
                                        support Easter Seals Rhode Island.                                obituary.
                                           Born in Warwick in 1893, Lester Morse spent his                  Kenneth Birtwistle, whose grandfather was Mrs.
                                        entire professional career at Gorham Manufacturing                Morse’s brother, has only vague memories of the
                                        Company, an association that spanned 57 years.                    Morses. But within the family documents, he uncovered
                                        Beginning in 1910, he climbed the corporate ladder to             a citation that Mrs. Morse received from the Department
                                        accountant, assistant treasurer, treasurer, and vice              of War, Office of the Chief of Ordinance, noting that she
                                        president, as well as director of the corporation –               had “faithfully served” from September 13, 1917
                                        including terms as its secretary, treasurer, and vice             through January 29, 1919. No additional details of her
                                        president. He retired from the Providence-based silver            service are known.
                                        manufacturer in 1959, but continued as a director until a           Nor is it known, by either Mr. Birtwistle or Easter Seals
                                        year before his July 1968 death at age 74.                        Rhode Island, why that organization was designated as
                                           According to his Providence Journal obituary, Mr. Morse        the beneficiary of this endowment. “Lester may have
                                        was a member of the Turks Head Club, Rhode Island                 been familiar with it through his work with Gorham or it
                                        Country Club, and Harmony Lodge AF & M, Cranston,                 may have been one of Betty’s pet charities,” Mr.
                                        where he was a 32nd degree Mason. He also was a                   Birtwistle surmises.
                                        director of Cranston’s William H. Hall Library, Smith Hill
                                        Girls Club, and the Jewelers Board of Trade, the latter
                                        including a term as president during his 22-year tenure.

                                        Nellie G. Parent Fund (1966) (Unr)       Pawtucket East High School Class             Annie T. Perrin Fund (1956) (Unr)
                                        John Raymond Parker, Jr.                 of ‘42 Scholarship Fund (1987)               Donald I. Perry Fund (1996) (FOI)
                                                                                 for scholarships for graduating seniors of
                                        Memorial Scholarship Fund                Tolman High School
                                                                                                                              to support organizations that maintain free
                                        (1995)                                                                                sites of historical, architectual, geological,
                                        for a music scholarship at Rogers High   Pawtucket East High School Class             or ecological interest
                                        School, Newport                          of ‘48 Scholarship Fund (1993)               Petroleum Trust Fund (1964)
                                                                                 for scholarships to Tolman High School       for scholarships at URI
                                        Phebe Parker Fund (1959) (FoI)           graduates
                                        for heart or cancer research                                                          Esther S. Phillips Fund (1987)
                                                                                 Calvin Pearson Habitat for                   (FoI)
                                        R. Elizabeth Parker Fund (2006)
                                                                                 Humanity Fund (2006)                         for diabetes research
                                        (Unr)                                    to support South County Habitat for
                                        Madeline V. Parks Fund (1961)                                                         Rick Phipps Memorial Fund
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                                        for the Providence District Nursing                                                   (2004)
                                                                                 Carol Pellegrino Scholarship                 to the RI Association of Realtors for a
                                                                                 Fund (1999)                                  lecture series
                                        Parris Family Fund (2001) (DA)           for private music lessons for students at
                                                                                 Tollgate High School                         Nicholas Everett & Ann O.
                                        Partnership Foundation Fund                                                           Picchione Fund (1995)
                                        (2001) (DA)                              Art Pelosi Fund (1993) (FoI)                 for the RISD Museum of Art, the
                                                                                 to assist young musicians with their
                                        Billy L. and June O. Patton Fund         musical development
                                                                                                                              Providence Preservation Society and the RI
                                        (1986) (DA)                                                                           Historical Society
                                                                                 Charlotte I. Penn Fund (1993)                Pickard Family Fund (2007) (DA)
                                        Patton Family Fund (1983) (Unr)          for Rhode Island for Community and Justice
                                        Bessie D. Paul Fund (1981) (Unr)                                                      Wells M. Pile and Marguerite
                                                                                 George W. and Sarah L. Penny
                                                                                                                              Ofria Pile Fund (2005) (DA)
                                                                                 Fund (1978)
                                                                                 for the Greater Providence YMCA

                 Ellen S. Murphy Fund                                   County Fund, Ellen spent untold hours encouraging and
                   The Foundation lost one of its own in                advising organizations dedicated to creating quality edu-
                 2008, Ellen S. Murphy, the coordinator of              cational and out of school programs for the region’s
                 the Newport County Fund, the first regional            most at-risk population: its youth. With Ellen’s guidance,
                 fund set up by the Foundation. Newport                 the Newport County Fund made significant grants to
was at the center of Ellen’s full and rewarding life. Her               organizations serving Newport County, including
husband, Arthur, was stationed there in the Navy in                     Newport’s Martin Luther King Community Center, the
1962, and these newlyweds – who had met while sailing                   Jamestown Teen Center, and Tiverton’s community arts
– decided to put down roots in the City by the Sea. Years               center. Human services programs also benefited from
later, Ellen, whose career reflected her many and diverse               Ellen’s compassionate and sage advice. Foundation
talents, would be known by many as the unofficial mayor                 colleagues fondly remember her as a vibrant, caring
of Newport. Arthur commenting on Ellen’s popularity in                  colleague whose smile truly lit up the room.
the City said, “If you walked from West Broadway to                        “Ellen and I believed the true purpose of our lives was
Ocean Drive, Ellen would know everyone along the way.”                  to raise our three children to be contributors to society and
   It would have been easy for Ellen, who had worked for                to instill in them proper values,” notes Arthur, who adds,
President Kennedy’s campaign and led the conversion of                  “We complimented ourselves on our success.” Their three
Newport’s Eisenhower House into a splendid setting for                  children will be the donor advisors of Ellen’s fund.
weddings and conventions, to spend most of her time                        Ellen was dedicated to the growth of the Newport
with family and friends, traveling, golfing, and caring for             County Fund, which she considered a perfect paradigm
her seven beloved grandchildren who eagerly anticipated                 for local philanthropy, and her family is confident that this
their “Nana time.” While she did take enormous pleasure                 fund will honor Ellen’s memory by addressing issues that
in family life, she also devoted herself to the under-                  mattered most to her, such as the advancement of
served and underprivileged residents of Newport County.                 women, quality public education, and broad access to the
As the first coordinator of the Foundation’s Newport                    arts for residents of Newport County.

Maria E. Pinheiro Memorial                     Franklin H. Pond Family Fund                 Roger E. Potter Fund for The
Scholarship Fund (2004)                        (DA) (2007)                                  Rhode Island Historical Society
for scholarships at East Providence High
                                               Franklin H. Pond Fund (2006)                 (1995)
School                                                                                      for the Society
                                               to Citizen's Scholarship Foundation and
William Billy Pityer Memorial                  Little Compton Assistance Association        Roger E. Potter Fund (1995)
Scholarship Fund (1999)                        Lawrence Poole, Jr. Scholarship              for the Cocumscussoc Association Gilbert
for scholarships for Westerly High School                                                   Stuart Memorial, and Newport and Rhode
seniors pursuing culinary arts or
                                               Fund (2004)                                  Island historical societies
                                               for scholarships at Scituate High School
emergency services
                                                                                            Mary LeMoine Potter Fund (1940)
Albert R. Plant Fund (1958) (Unr)              Pope John XXIII Chair in
                                               Ecumenical Theology Fund (1988)              for charitable institutions in Kingston
Pocassetlands Stewardship Fund                 for scholarships and faculty grants in

                                                                                                                                        Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued
(2007)                                         religion and the humanities                  Thomas A. Potter Fund (2004)
to the Town of Tiverton for stewardship of
                                               Potter Family Fund (2004) (DA)               (Unr)
publicly accessible open space
                                               Charles A. Potter Fund (1975)                Lori A. Poulin Memorial Fund
Ponaganset Education Foundation                                                             (2004)
Fund (2007)                                    (Unr)
                                                                                            to Tolman High School and Manatee
to support public school educational           Charles A. Potter Fund (1975)                Children’s Services
programs, projects, activities, and services   for RI Hospital
in the Foster-Glocester Regional School                                                     Charles T. Pratt Fund (1938) (Unr)
                                               Earlene and Albert Potter
District                                                                                    Preston Family Fund (2002) (DA)
                                               Scholarship Fund (2001)
Barbara J. Pond Fund (2007)                    for an African-American to attend Lincoln    Providence Center/Charles E.
to the Little Compton Village Improvement      School in Providence                         Maynard Fund for the Future
Society, The Brownell Library, and Best                                                     (2001)
Friends Animal Society, Kanab, UT                                                           for the Center

                                        Providence Center School/Charles            Helen Walker Raleigh Youth Fund               Rhode Island Charities Trust
                                        E. Maynard Fund for the Future              (2006)                                        (1991)
                                        (2004)                                      for the Boys & Girls Club of Providence,      for the support of the United Way of
                                        for the School                              Boy Scouts of America – Narragansett          Rhode Island
                                                                                    Council, and Girl Scouts of Rhode Island
                                        Providence Central Lions Fund                                                             Rhode Island Commission on
                                        (1993)                                      James C. Raleigh Memorial Fund                Women/Freda H. Goldman
                                        for The Sight Foundation, Cancer in         (2006)                                        Education Awards Fund (1997)
                                        Children, and Salvation Army Day Care       for the Providence Athenaeum                  (FoI)
                                                                                    Raleigh-Providence Tree Care                  for scholarships for non-traditional students
                                        Providence Council of Parents
                                        and Teachers Scholarship Fund               Trust Fund (1998)                             Rhode Island Council for the
                                        (1926)                                      for the Providence Parks Department to        Humanities Endowment Fund
                                        to the Providence School Department for     preserve Providence trees                     (2005)
                                        scholarships                                Rallis Conover Fund (2005) (DA)               for the organization
                                        Providence Country Day School               Raven Fund (1999) (DA)                        Rhode Island Council for the
                                        Endowments (2002)                                                                         Humanities/Tom Roberts
                                        for the school                              RDW Group, Inc. Minority                      Humanities Ingenuity Prize Fund
                                                                                    Scholarship Fund for                          (2005)
                                        Providence High School                      Communications (2000) (FoI)
                                        Scholarship Fund (1922)                                                                   for the organization’s annual prize for
                                                                                    to support local minority students who are    creative achivement
                                        to the Providence School Department for     pursuing degrees in the communications
                                        scholarships                                field                                         Rhode Island Foundation
                                        Providence Jewelers Club                                                                  Employee Fund (1993) (FoI)
                                                                                    Edith Reall Memorial Scholarship              to improve the lives of Rhode Islanders
                                        Foundation (1986) (FoI)                     Fund (1992)
                                        for community organizations                 to provide scholarships to graduates of       Rhode Island Legal Services
                                        Providence Plantations Club                 North Providence High School                  Endowment Fund (2006)
                                        Memorial (1970)                                                                           for the organization
                                                                                    John J. Redding Fund (2003) (FoI)
                                        to the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island         for emergency food programs in Coventry,      Rhode Island Meals on Wheels
                                        Providence Plantations Club                 Warwick and West Warwick                      Memorial Fund (1981)
                                        Memorial Fund (1970)                                                                      for Meals on Wheels
                                                                                    Redgate Camp Davis Fund (1995)
                                        for the Anne Crosby Emery Alumnae           for the Providence Boys & Girls Club’s        Rhode Island Medical Society End
                                        Fellowship Fund at Brown University         Camp Davis                                    Polio Fund (1966) (FoI)
                                        Providence Preservation Society             Alice M. Remington Scholarship                for polio victims
                                        Fund (2005)                                 Fund (1984)                                   Rhode Island Medical Society
                                        for the organization                        for scholarships for outstanding math         Medical Purpose Fund (1966) (DA)
                                                                                    students at Burrillville High School          medical society advised
                                        Providence Singers Wachner Fund
                                        for New Music (2006)                        Barbara Reynolds Memorial                     Rhode Island Rose Award Fund
                                        for the creation and/or performance of      Scholarship Fund (2001) (FoI)                 (1985) (DA)
                                        new music                                   for scholarships to inner city students who
                                                                                    are single parents                            Rhode Island Scholarship
                                        Providence Technical High School                                                          Assistance Fund (2007) (FoI)
                                        Athletic Field Scholarship (1940)           Madeline Reynolds Memorial                    to provide scholarship support to needy
                                        for George F. Weston Scholarships           Fund (1969) (Unr)                             Rhode Island residents
                                        Mary C. and Joseph E. Pucci Fund            Rhode Island Advertising Club                 Rhode Island School for the
                                        (1999)                                      Fund (1979)                                   Deaf/John Spellman Scholarship
                                        to the Hospital Auxiliary, to St. Pius X    for Providence Public Library for             Fund (1989)
 Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued

                                        School, and to the Memorial and Library     advertising, marketing, and                   to the Parent-Teacher League to be used
                                        Association of Westerly                     communications materials                      for the educational needs of the hearing
                                        Sally Alves Rainville Fund (2007)           Rhode Island Arts Fund (1985)                 impaired
                                        (DA)                                        (FoI)                                         Rhode Island Supreme Court
                                                                                    for support of small and minority arts        Historical Society Fund (1998)
                                        Helen Walker Raleigh Animal
                                                                                    organizations                                 (FoI)
                                        Fund (2006) (FoI)
                                        for services pertaining to animal welfare   Rhode Island Association of                   for support of court-related historical
                                                                                    Former Legislators Scholarship                activities
                                        Helen Walker Raleigh Tree Care
                                        Trust Fund (1995) (DA)                      Fund (1996) (FoI)                             Rhode Island Tree Stewards
                                                                                    for scholarships to youths performing         Endowment Fund (2001)
                                        Helen Walker Raleigh Vision                 community service                             for the Rhode Island Tree Council’s Tree
                                        Fund (2006) (FoI)                                                                         Stewards Program
                                        for vision research

                  NSG Education Fund in                               easy to get our group with its many opinions to agree on
                  Memory of Ellen S. Murphy                           designated charities, but Ellen – diplomatically and
                    When Caroline Slee, president of the              graciously – managed to steer us in the right direction.”
                 Newport Showhouse Guild (NSG) learned                Kelly smiles. “Ellen had a gift for making everyone feel
of the sudden death of Ellen Murphy, coordinator of the               heard.”
Foundation’s Newport County Fund, last January, she                     And when the group decided to adjust its charter to
knew immediately that the Guild would want to honor                   move beyond Newport County charities, Ellen was there.
Ellen’s memory. And when she and other board members                  “She facilitated our decision to contribute to the
became aware of the memorial fund that Ellen’s family                 Washington County Coalition for Children,” says Slee.
had established at the Foundation, they decided that an               “Ellen stated it simply: ‘Let’s get back to helping
NSG fund in Ellen’s name was the perfect tribute.                     people!’”
   “Ellen gave the Guild its start,” notes Slee.                        The Guild considered Ellen as a guiding light, even
“Eisenhower House, which Ellen served as executive                    when she was no longer on the board. “Her vision of
director, was the very first showhouse. She had the idea              ‘charity by design’ became our watchword.” notes Slee.
to restore the house to its original glory, open its doors              With this endowment at the Foundation, to be
to the public, and donate the proceeds to charity. And                administered by the Newport County Fund, the NSG
since that time, we have focused on our mission to raise              hopes to carry on Ellen’s legacy of caring and her
funds for Newport County charities by producing designer              commitment to education as a means of creating
showhouses that involve the entire community.”                        opportunities, for children and adults. “Ellen will be
   Adds Molly McShane Kelly, a fellow NSG board                       remembered long after we’re gone,” says Slee. “We hope
member, “We all had great respect for Ellen. She was so               the Guild can continue adding to the Fund well into the
helpful in generating ideas for the organizations that                future.”
would benefit from the showhouses. It wasn’t always

Rhode Island Veterinary Medical             Richard J. and Barbara L.                    Ernest and Mary A. Ritchie
Association (RIVMA) Companion               Richmond Fund (1996) (DA)                    Memorial Fund (1995) (DA)
Animal Fund (2007)                          Richard J. and Barbara L.                    Paula M. Rivard Memorial Fund
to provide veterinary care for low-income
pet owners
                                            Richmond Designated Fund                     (2005)
                                            (1996)                                       for Middlesex Interfaith Partners with
Rhode Island Zoological Society             to benefit 17 nonprofit organizations        Homeless, for Amandla Crossing
Fund (1986)                                                                              Transitional Housing
for Roger Williams Park Zoo conservation
                                            Richard J. Richmond Fund (2003)
                                            (FoI)                                        Riverwood Endowment Fund
and education efforts
                                            to benefit Westerly, RI and Pawcatuck, CT    (2005)
RIBA/Dagata Scholarship Fund                                                             for the Riverwood Mental Health Service
(1997)                                      Ray Rickman Fund for African
                                            Doctors (2007)                               Gwennie Anne Robbins Memorial

                                                                                                                                      Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued
for a scholarship program at New England
Institute of Technology, URI, and RISD      for the support of Adopt a Doctor, Inc.      Fund (1994)
                                                                                         for the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport
Eileen Julie and Brittany Jaye              Marcia and Robert Riesman Fund
                                            (1997) (DA)                                  Dr. Robert F. Roberti Scholarship
Richardson Memorial Fund (2005)
                                                                                         Fund (1992) (DA)
(DA)                                        Harry Vandall Rigner Memorial
                                            Fund (1979)                                  Elizabeth Robinson Fund (1959)
Edythe K. & Jane E. Richmond
                                            for the Rhode Island School of Design        (Unr)
Memorial Cancer Fund (1998)
(FoI)                                       Henry M. and Jan E. Rines Fund               Selma Pilavin Robinson
for cancer research                         (1998) (DA)                                  Endowment Fund (1992)
                                                                                         for Rhode Island for Community and Justice
John M. Richmond Fund (1953)                RISE Conservation Fund (1997)
(Unr)                                       (FoI)                                        Familia Rodriguez Fund (2002)
                                            for energy conservation                      (DA)

                                                                    Bernard and                              O’Rourke had in fact, inspired him to become a teacher.
                                                                    Henrietta O’Rourke                          Outside of the classroom, Mrs. O’Rourke was a devot-
                                                                    Scholarship Fund                         ed wife, daughter, and sister. “They had a beautiful mar-
                                                                     Establishing this fund for the          riage,” says Mrs. Mignone of Bernie and Henrietta.
                                                                  support of post-secondary educa-           “Every Friday he would present her with a rose. And she
                                                                  tion for residents of Lincoln              always referred to him as, ‘My Bernie.’” Mrs. Mignone
                                                                  demonstrating financial need was           adds with a smile, “He always let her have her own way.”
                                                                  not something Henrietta O’Rourke           When Bernie died in 1976, Mrs. O’Rourke continued their
                                                                  shared broadly. “She was an                tradition of renting a beach house every June, first in
                                        intensely private person,” says her longtime best friend,            Jamestown and then in Narragansett, where she enjoyed
                                        Catherine Mignone, who met Mrs. O’Rourke when both                   visits with Catherine Mignone. “She packed everything
                                        were teaching at the Esmond Elementary School in                     into her car,” Mrs. Mignone laughs, remembering her
                                        Smithfield.                                                          well-organized and self-sufficient friend. “Even when she
                                           Born in Lincoln in 1917, Mrs. O’Rourke, a lifelong resi-          was well into her 80s, she still took everything with her.”
                                        dent, “knew everyone in town,” continues Mrs. Mignone.               And, comfortable in her solitude, she often stayed up
                                        “She loved the people, especially her students. She was              well into the night to gaze at a full moon over the water.
                                        happy to see them become successful. That means so                      Mrs. O’Rourke, true to her independent nature, was
                                        much when you are a teacher.”                                        quite deliberate in establishing her legacy at the
                                           “Quite strict,” according to Mrs. Mignone, Mrs.                   Foundation, according to attorney Stanley Kanter.
                                        O’Rourke was also beloved by her pupils and their par-               “Henrietta stated emphatically that she wanted to give
                                        ents at both the Esmond and the Fairlawn schools. At                 children an opportunity through education,” says Mr.
                                        Mrs. O’Rourke’s funeral service in February 2008, a for-             Kanter. “She was as clear and confident about her estate
                                        mer student confided to Mrs. Mignone that Mrs.                       plan as she was about everything else in her life.”

                                        Roger Williams Chair in                   Edward J. and Virginia M.                     S. Stephen’s Church Music Fund
                                        Thomistic Philosophy Fund (1988)          Routhier Nursing Scholarship                  (1999)
                                        for scholarships in religion and the      Fund (2003) (FoI)                             for the church’s music program
                                        humanities                                for nursing scholarships
                                                                                                                                Friends of Sakonnet Lighthouse
                                        Friends of Rogers Free Library            Cheryl A. Ruggiero Scholarship                Fund (1985)
                                        Children’s Endowment Fund (1987)          Fund (2004)                                   for support of the Sakonnet Point
                                        for the Library                           for scholarships for women pursuing           Lighthouse
                                                                                  careers in public accounting
                                        Rose and Aaron Roitman Fund                                                             Sakonnet Point Lighthouse -
                                        (1982)                                    Ruhl Family Fund (2004) (DA)                  Income Reinvestment Fund (1985)
                                        for Planned Parenthood of RI                                                            for support of the Sakonnet Point
                                                                                  Dr. Joseph L.C. and Mary P. Ruisi             Lighthouse
                                        Aaron Roitman Fund for Chamber            Fund (1999) (DA)
 Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued

                                        Music (1982) (FoI)                                                                      Salten Family Fund (2007) (DA)
                                        for chamber music in Rhode Island
                                                                                  Tom Russell Scholarship Fund
                                                                                  (1989)                                        5 Norton E. Salk Scholarship
                                        Rosenberg and Kohorn Fund                 for graduating seniors of Hope High School    Fund (2008)
                                        (2001) (DA)                                                                             support of AIA Rhode Island Architectural
                                                                                  Rose M. Russo Fund (2007)(DA)                 Forum, to be awarded as "The Norton E.
                                        Rougas-Quinn Family Fund (2006)
                                                                                  George M. and Barbara H. Sage                 Salk Scholarship" for the study of
                                        (DA)                                                                                    architecture
                                                                                  Fund (2007) (DA)
                                        Edward J. and Virginia M.                                                               Andrew & Frances Salvadore
                                                                                  Saul B. Saila Fellowship Fund
                                        Routhier Fund (2002) (DA)                                                               Scholarship Fund (1989) (FoI)
                                        Edward J. and Virginia M.                 for the support of Wood-Pawcatuck             for scholarships in the jewelry field
                                        Routhier Nursing Faculty                  Watershed Assocation                          Samaritans Fund (2006)
                                        Endowment Fund (2003) (FoI)               Saint Cabrini Fund (2004) (DA)                for the organization
                                        to support training for nurses

                            Norton E. Salk                               centers, office buildings, and private residences, includ-
                            Scholarship Fund                             ing the A.T. Cross Headquarters, Southern New England
                             “Nortonisms” is the term Linda              School of Law, Western Hills Middle School, and a wing
                           Heckman coined to describe char-              of the Rhode Island Veterans’ Home. The last five years
                           acteristics of her late father,               of his practice were devoted primarily to pro bono work,
                           Norton E. Salk. “He was quick to              including design of the Jewish War Veterans’ Memorial
                           offer advice and was an endless               and consulting to Sophia Academy.
source of valuable information. He said, ‘You won’t know                   His children note that Mr. Salk also shared his enthusi-
everything. Knowledge is knowing where to look for it.’”                 asm for the profession by devoting time to professional
   Her brother, Howard Salk, continues, “Dad was always                  organizations, including serving as president of the
looking forward to what tomorrow would bring. He always                  Rhode Island chapter of the Construction Specifications
said, ‘Never, ever regret what you’ve done. Only regret                  Institute, and by mentoring architectural students, includ-
what you haven’t done.”                                                  ing his daughter.
   Norton Salk was a doer throughout his lifetime. A life-                 “I remember visiting projects and seeing his work. I
long Rhode Island resident, he graduated from Classical                  was in awe,” she shares, noting that she especially
High School, attended Brown University for one year,                     enjoyed working with him. “When faced with a challenging
joined the U.S. Army Corps, and served in the Corps of                   project, my father said to me, ‘Design is a problem wait-
Engineers. While in the Corps, he spent time in Italy and                ing to be solved.’”
developed a great admiration of and passion for classical                  Norton Salk will continue to nurture architecture stu-
architecture. It led, following his return to the states and             dents through this scholarship fund, designated for the
graduation from the University of Michigan, to a 55-year                 AIA Rhode Island Architectural Forum and to be used to
career as an architect.                                                  assist students majoring in architecture at accredited
   Mr. Salk designed schools, nursing homes, shopping                    Rhode Island schools.

Juanita Sanchez Community Fund                 Savage and Luther Family Fund                5 R. Gordon and Patricia C. Scott
(1992) (FoI)                                   (1998) (DA)                                  Fund (2008) (FOI)
to benefit the Latino community                                                             for non-profit organizations located in
                                               George and Naomi Sawyer                      Washington County, RI
Bridget Sanetti Memorial                       Memorial Fund (1991)
Scholarship Fund (2003)                        for four named agencies                      Gertrude P. Scruggs Memorial
for scholarships to the Hillside Alternative                                                Fund (1999) (FoI)
School in Woonsocket
                                               Dr. Edmund A. Sayer Fund (1987)              for scholarships to Hispanic, Native
                                               to Drexel University for medical school
                                                                                            American, or African-American students
Sapinsley Family Foundation                    scholarships for Rhode Island residents
(1970)                                                                                      Seaberg-Sleicher Memorial Fund
                                               5 Minna Schachter Fund (2008)
for the Rhode Island College Foundation
                                               for the YWCA of Greater RI for equipment
                                                                                            to The First Baptist Church of Wickford
Nancy Sarah Fund for Women                     or programs for children and secondarily

                                                                                                                                       Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued
(2006) (DA)                                    for women                                    Benjamin Seabury Fund (1954)
                                               Schmiedling Orlando Patient-                 (Unr)
Francis B. Sargent MD Fund
(1995)                                         Focused Nursing Fund (2005) (DA)             Otto and Gertrude K. Seidner
for the Sargent Rehabilitation Center          Fannie M. Schrack Fund (1928)                Fund (1987)
                                                                                            for four designated agencies
Jacqueline Gage Sarles Memorial                (Unr)
Fund (1968)                                    Mary and Michael Schwartz Fund               Lance Corporal Matthew K. Serio
for the Barrington Citizens’ Scholarship
                                               (1999) (DA)                                  Football Scholarship Fund (2005)
Foundation                                                                                  for a scholarship from North Providence
                                               Roger G. Scott Memorial Fund                 High School
Deputy Assistant Chief Anthony V.
                                               (1996) (DA)                                  Neil and Jean Severance Family
Sauro Award Endowment Fund
(1991) (FoI)                                                                                Fund (2007) (DA)
for a yearly award to a Providence

                                        Minna Schachter Fund                                                     community at large as well as those of specific groups.
                                           Minna Schachter, according to her cousin, Hope                        Diane Newman, executive director of the YWCA of
                                        Alperin Hirsch, was a bit of an enigma. Even after receiv-               Greater Rhode Island in Central Falls, fortuitously
                                        ing an inheritance from Ms. Schachter’s estate, Mrs.                     reached out to Mrs. Hirsch about their serious need for
                                        Hirsch, whose mother was a first cousin of Ms.                           support and Mrs. Hirsch decided, “We can make a match
                                        Schachter’s mother, was unable to learn much of sub-                     here.” Minna Shachter’s name will indeed live on, as the
                                        stance about her relative, whom she never knew.                          Fund in her name is used to purchase equipment for the
                                           “She was invited to our wedding,” shares Mrs. Hirsch,                 Y’s children’s and women’s programs.
                                        “but did not attend.” According to Mrs. Hirsch, Minna
                                        was a factory worker in a facility that produced maternity
                                        clothes. She lived in Queens, New York. “I felt this was
                                        not really my money,” says Mrs. Hirsch, who established
                                        this fund at the Foundation along with her husband,
                                        Foundation Board Chairman David Hirsch [see story,
                                        page 10, on the Hirsch’s Initiative for Nonprofit
                                        Excellence Fund]. “So, I decided to do something with
                                        the funds that would allow her name to live on, and that
                                        would help women and children.”
                                           A community champion and longtime hands-on volun-
                                        teer for a diverse group of local nonprofit organizations,
                                        including Community Prep, the Jewish Community Center,
                                        Temple Emanu-El, and the Wheeler School, Mrs. Hirsh
                                        has always kept her ears tuned to the needs of the

                                        Ruth E. Shailer Fund (1997)                    Phebe McAlpine Shepard Fund in               Simchi-Levi Charitable Fund
                                        for new books at Warwick public libraries      Memory of John Shepard II,                   (2007) (DA)
                                        Eve Widgoff Shapiro Fund (2003)                Edward B. and Phebe W.                       Aline J. Simoens Memorial Fund
                                        (Unr)                                          McAlpine (1986) (Unr)                        (1994) (FoI)
                                        Ellen D. Sharpe Fund (1954) (FOI)              Edwin F. Sherman Fund (1972)                 for pre-school aged underprivileged children
                                                                                       for support of CARE
                                        for the poor and/or nursing in Providence                                                   Peter H. Simoens Memorial Fund
                                        Mary Elizabeth Sharpe Street Tree              Alfred Sherrard Fund (2006) (FoI)            (1994) (FoI)
                                                                                       for direct service and relief to the         as above
                                        Endowment Fund (1988) (DA)
                                                                                       underserved poor and homeless
                                        to sustain and enhance street trees in                                                      Godfrey B. Simonds Memorial
                                        Providence                                     Shippee Family Fund (2006)                   Fund (1926)
                                                                                       for a scholarship for Scituate High School   for four agencies
                                        Mary Elizabeth Sharpe Street Tree
 Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued

                                        Endowment — Brown University                   Leonard J. Sholes Fund (2008)                Walter Simpson Fund (1966) (Unr)
                                        Fund (1989) (FoI)                              (Unr)
                                        for planting street trees and landscaping at
                                                                                                                                    Elizabeth Hope Singsen and
                                        Brown University
                                                                                       Shramek Fund (2005) (DA)                     Edward L. Singsen Fund (1982)
                                                                                                                                    for maintenance of the Little Compton
                                        Peggy and Henry Sharpe Fund for                Ilon Sillman/Sara Andrews
                                                                                                                                    United Congregational Church steeple
                                        the United Way (1998)                          Endowment Fund (1997)
                                        for the United Way of Rhode Island
                                                                                       for Chariho Westerly Animal Rescue League    Theodore R. Sizer Fund for
                                                                                       Silver Family Fund (2001) (DA)               Educational Reform (1998)
                                        William H. Sheehan Memorial                                                                 for professional development at Hope High
                                        Fund (1999) (DA)                               Milton J. Silverman Endowment                School
                                                                                       Fund (1993)                                  Skinner Family Charitable Fund
                                                                                       for Home and Hospice Care of Rhode
                                                                                                                                    (2006) (DA)

                                       R. Gordon and                 Gordon Scott, a native of Syracuse, NY, who had earned
                                       Patricia C. Scott             both undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard
                                       Fund                          University before serving in the Army. The couple resided
                                       “They always had ties         in Wakefield but moved to Providence where he pursued
                                    with South County and            his legal career with Greenough, Lyman & Cross before
                                    lived most of their mar-         joining Tillinghast, Collins & Tanner and specializing in
                                    ried life in Wakefield.          estate planning. “He was a very, very intelligent and
                                    They were very giving            respectable man who found escape sailing in his boat,
people who loved South County,” explains Tracey Barber               the "We'll Sea" which was changed to "We Saw" upon
of Gordon and Patricia Scott, whom she assisted for                  marriage,” Ms. Barber recalls.
more than 20 years. Through their will, the Scotts estab-               Their lives changed abruptly when Mrs. Scott suffered
lished this permanent fund to support nonprofit organiza-            an aneurysm at age 41. The couple returned to South
tions in Washington County.                                          County and, at her husband's suggestion, Mrs. Scott
   Born in Providence, Patricia (Champlin) Scott moved to            enrolled at the Saunderstown Weaving School where her
New York City after high school to study acting at the               artistic talent was rediscovered. She learned to weave
Rehearsal Club. “She didn’t want to be an actress. She               tapestries with one hand, replicating whimsical designs
just wanted a free place to live in New York,” says Ms.              she first created on paper, Ms. Barber explains.
Barber, noting that Mrs. Scott later worked as an artist                "The Scotts should be remembered for lives well lived.
for NorCross Cards, then as a designer/decorator for                 Although they never had children, they had many animals
Design Centers Interiors. She returned home to marry,                that were loved and pampered," Ms Barber concludes.
earned degrees in interior design and architecture from              Mr. Scott died in 1999 at age 86; Mrs. Scott in 2007 at
Rhode Island School of Design, and became an architect.              age 83.
   It was shortly after World War II when she married R.

Abby M.B. Slade Memorial Fund               John W. Smith Fund (1981) (Unr)               Soloveitzik/Rhode Island for
(1960)                                      Nathaniel W. and Mabel C. Smith               Community and Justice Fund
for Providence School Department for
                                            Fund (2007)                                   (1992)
scholarships                                                                              for the organization
                                            to South Kingstown Public Library for
Florence M. Smart Fund (1976)               purchase of library materials                 Harold B. Soloveitzik/American
(Unr)                                       Friends of Smithfield Rotary                  Association of University Women
Eugenia Smetisko Fund (2002)                Scholarship Fund (2004)                       Fund (1992)
for the Museum of Russian History,          for scholarships at Smithfield High School    for the AAUW
Jordansville, NY                                                                          Harold B. Soloveitzik Fund (1986)
                                            Smith’s Castle Fund (1998)
Charles Morris and Ruth H. T.               for the property                              (Unr)
Smith Fund (2001)                           Dianne B. Snyder Memorial Fund                Lewis D. Sorrentino Fund (2004)

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for Grace Church                                                                          (DA)
Dorothy Hackney Smith Fund                  for scholarships to seniors at Bishop Stang   Lily and Catello Sorrentino
(1980) (FoI)                                who plan to study elementary/secondary        Memorial Scholarship Fund
toward cancer care, heart ailments,         education and become teachers
                                                                                          (1978) (FoI)
blindness and mental illness
                                            Social Venture Partners - RI Fund             for scholarships to undergraduate students
Eric and Peggy Smith Family                 (2000) (DA)                                   over 25
Fund (2001) (DA)                            Socio-Economic Development                    Edith B. Soule Fund (1999) (Unr)
George E. Smith Fund (1964) (Unr)           Center for Southeast Asians                   South County Ambulance and
Jack & Patricia Smith Fund                  Endowment Fund (2001)                         Rescue Corps (2002) (FoI)
                                            for the organization                          to support health, mental health, and
(2002) (FoI)
for Aquidneck Island and to Hadassah for                                                  social service programs of non-profit
its hospital in Israel                                                                    charities in South Kingstown and

                                                                          Steinberg-Shao                       plus year track record – in connecting philanthropists
                                                                          Family Fund                          with the needs of the community.”
                                                                             Together since meeting               For most of his career, Neil was a banker, rising to the
                                                                          in a Brown University dormi-         position of chairman and chief executive officer of Fleet
                                                                          tory in April 1974, Eugenia          Bank Rhode Island. Prior to arriving at the Foundation he
                                                                          (Genie) Shao and Neil                led the most successful fundraising campaign in Brown’s
                                        Steinberg were married in 1982 and have lived in the                   history. Genie, who has taught aerobics for more than 20
                                        same house in Pawtucket since 1985.                                    years, volunteered in the Pawtucket Public Schools
                                           Loyal supporters of their alma mater, especially its                attended by their sons Jason and Eric, now both in their
                                        sports teams – Neil ran track and Genie was a gymnast                  20s, and has been on the board of the International
                                        – the Steinberg-Shaos have been active Rhode Island phi-               Institute of Rhode Island since 2003.
                                        lanthropists for more than 25 years, giving largely                       Each can clearly recall an inspiration for their philan-
                                        through the United Way, as well as to specific organiza-               thropy. “My parents scrimped to send money home to
                                        tions.                                                                 China,” says Genie. “And, in his later years, my father
                                           “This is our first legacy gift,” notes Neil, who was                created an endowment at Purple Mountain Observatory
                                        named president and chief executive officer of The                     in China.” Neil notes, “Throughout my career, I was influ-
                                        Rhode Island Foundation in May of 2008. Adds Genie,                    enced by mentors who understood their responsibility to
                                        “We’ve always given for more immediate, grassroots                     be involved and contribute to the community. They led by
                                        needs, but at this stage in our lives we also appreciate               example.”
                                        the idea of giving for the long term.” Neil notes that they               Neil concludes, “We recognize how fortunate we are to
                                        are confident in the Foundation’s ability to direct the                live in a state where it is possible for individuals to have
                                        fund’s best use in Rhode Island. “We feel very comfort-                a significant impact on the greater community, both per-
                                        able relying on the Foundation’s expertise – and its 90-               sonally and philanthropically.”

                                        South County Garden Club of                  Dennis E. Stark Fund (2000) (DA)               Morgan L. Stone Memorial Fund for
                                        RI/Margaret Dunbar Fund (2004)               Station Nightclub Fire Children’s              Arts and Humanities (2000) (FoI)
                                        for the Garden Club                                                                         to benefit the arts
                                                                                     Fund (2004)
                                        South County Museum                          to benefit families of victims and survivors   Stone Bridge Volunteer Fire
                                        Endowment Fund (1996)                        of the Station Nightclub fire                  Department Scholarship Fund
                                        for the Museum
                                                                                     Station Nightclub Fire Children's              (1991) (FoI)
                                                                                                                                    for scholarships for residents of Tiverton
                                        South County Museum Rhode                    Scholarship Fund (2004) (FoI)
                                        Island Red Endowment Fund                    for scholarships to children of Station        Henry A. Street Fund (1956)
                                        (2004)                                       Nightclub fire victims and survivors           for three agencies
                                        for the care of Rhode Island Reds at the     Henry A. Stearns Fund (1977)                   John O. Strom, MD Memorial
                                                                                     (Unr)                                          Fund (2008) (FOI)
 Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued

                                        South Kingstown Education                    Cameron Duke Stebbins Memorial                 for medical research
                                        Foundation Fund (2003)                       Fund (2001) (DA)                               Sylvia Street Fund in Memory of
                                        for educational programs and activities in
                                        the South Kingstown public schools           5 Steinberg-Shao Family Fund                   Ruth Ely (1981)
                                                                                                                                    for the Providence Athenaeum
                                        Spartina Fund (2007) (DA)                    (2008) (Unr)
                                                                                                                                    5 Sturges Fund for Grace Church
                                        James L. Spears Charitable Fund              5 William Laverne Stillman and
                                        (2005) (FoI)                                 Elizabeth C. Stillman (Class of                for Grace Church, Providence
                                        for environmental issues in Newport          '33) Scholarship Fund (2008)
                                        County                                       for graduating seniors at Westerly High        William J. and Judith D. Struck
                                                                                     School                                         Fund (2005) (DA)
                                        Staples Family Fund (1986) (FoI)
                                        to provide food and shelter and to combat    Robert N. and Corinne P. Stoecker              Success by Six Endowment Fund
                                        illiteracy                                   Fund (1984)                                    (1990) (DA)
                                                                                     for the St. Elizabeth Home                     for Kids First

                                William Laverne                          ment of the former Cottrell Company, later the Harris
                                Stillman and                             Corporation, in Pawcatuck.
                                Elizabeth C.                               Ms. Lamphere’s father also worked at Cottrell, and it
                                Stillman (Class of                       was at company outings at Ocean Beach that friendships
                                ’33) Scholarship                         were formed between the families. Ms. Lamphere
                                                                         remembers the events fondly, noting, “You could eat all
                                 “No one would ever know
                                                                         day long and then go on all the rides.”
                              what old age was with
                                                                           Ms. Stillman married her husband, William Laverne, in
                              Bette,” exclaims longtime
                                                                         1950. Born in Stonington, he was a machine operator at
                              friend Susie Lamphere of
                                                                         Bostitch for 30 years and was active in the Pawcatuck and
Elizabeth Stillman, who died in December 2006 at age
                                                                         Franklin Masonic Lodges. The Stillmans were active at the
91. The ladies were half of a close-knit foursome of
                                                                         Westerly Senior Citizens Center, where he founded the
friends that also included Barbara Nugent and the late
                                                                         Senior Song Birds Chorus, as well as at Pawcatuck Seventh
Dorcas Van Horn, the latter whom Ms. Stillman grew up
                                                                         Day Baptist Church. Mr. Stillman died in 1988 at age 70.
with in Westerly.
                                                                           “Laverne used to be Santa Claus at the church. He
   “We had a blast, the four of us. We used to play cards
                                                                         had a very deep ‘ho ho ho’. And Bette was always beside
and it would take Bette so long, but she won every time.
                                                                         him. They were a very devoted couple…and pillars of the
We used to throw our cards,” Ms. Nugent says, laughing
                                                                         town,” Ms. Lamphere reminisces, adding “She was a
at the memory of the woman she describes as “a sweet,
                                                                         very giving person, but she did it very quietly.”
lovely lady.”
                                                                           That quiet giving continues through this endowment.
   Elizabeth “Bette” (Clark) Stillman was born in Westerly
                                                                         Designated for Ms. Stillman’s alma mater, Westerly High
in 1915. She graduated from Westerly High School in
                                                                         School, the fund will provide scholarships in the couple’s
1933 and continued her education at Lasell College in
                                                                         names forever.
Auburndale, MA. She then worked in the payroll depart-

Sullivan Family Fund (1996) (DA)               Helen E. Talcott Fund (1930) (Unr)           Hope L. Thornton Fund (2001)
                                                                                            to support Rhode Island and Kent
Alice Sullivan Memorial Fund                   David D. Tarnapol Scholarship                Hospitals and several animal shelters
(2004)                                         Fund (2006)
for scholarships from the RI Interscholastic   for Westerly High School and Stonington      Thorp Family Scholarship Fund
League                                         High School, CT for scholarships             (2006)
                                                                                            for North Attleboro High School for
Thomas F. Sullivan Memorial                    Martin L. and Charlotte H. Tarpy             scholarships
Fund (2007) (Unr)                              Fund (2000)
                                               for the Pawtucket Boys and Girls Club        James E. Tiernan Memorial Fund
Bruce and Marjorie Sundlun                                                                  (2005) (DA)
Scholarship Fund (1990) (FoI)                  Melissa and Peter Tassinari Fund
for scholarships for single parents            (2003) (DA)                                  Albert Harris Tillinghast Fund
returning to school                                                                         (1949) (Unr)
                                               C. George Taylor Fund (1999)

                                                                                                                                      Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued
Helen E. Swanson Fund (2003)                   for religious education at First Unitarian   Tishman Golden Family Fund
(DA)                                           Church, Providence                           (2003) (DA)
Miss Swinburne Fund (2002) (FoI)               Michael E. Tellier Scholarship               Tiverton Land Trust Fund (2000)
to support scholarships and charitable         Fund (2004)                                  for the Land Trust
programs and services for women and girls      for the Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland-
in Newport County                              Lincoln
                                                                                            Peter and Sunny Toulmin Fund
Richard W. Szumita Memorial                    Rupert C. Thompson Fund (1987)               for the United Way of Rhode Island
Scholarship Fund (2001)                        (Unr)
for scholarships to Lincoln High School
                                                                                            Geraldine Tower Education Fund
                                               Rupert C. Thompson Fund (1987)               (2002)
                                               (DA)                                         to provide scholarships at Rocky Hill
Hope and Roland Talbot Fund                                                                 School, St. George’s School, and Moses
(1979) (DA)                                                                                 Brown School

                                                                                   Sturges Fund                  World War II. He was cofounder of New England Tap
                                                                                   for Grace                     Company of Norwood, MA, where he was chief executive
                                                                                   Church                        officer until his 1993 retirement.
                                                                                   In a 2000 inter-                 His wife, Alice (Ellsworth) Sturges, was raised in
                                                                                view with the                    Boston and later lived in New York. The couple met dur-
                                                                                Foundation, the late             ing a summer visit she made to Rhode Island. She
                                                                                John P. Sturges                  worked for Steuben in New York and for 20 years was
                                                                                shared a childhood               part owner of Ms, a now-closed gift shop on Providence’s
                                                                                memory of his                    East Side.
                                        weekly church attendance. “I remember going to Grace                        The couple raised five sons together, including three
                                        Church in one of my grandmother’s buggies. You couldn’t                  from her prior marriage, and was active in the communi-
                                        really see anything but the coachman’s pants, but every                  ty. He served for 30 years on the board of the Providence
                                        once in a while he’d slump over a bit, and my grandmoth-                 Rescue League, was president of Bannister Care Nursing
                                        er would poke him with her parasol.”                                     Center, was a member and president of the Hope Club,
                                          Mr. Sturges remained a loyal supporter and congregant                  and was a member of the Agawam Hunt Club. A lifelong
                                        until his death in 2001 at age 88. His support, and that                 member of Grace Church, he served as treasurer and
                                        of his wife, Alice, included the establishment of a pooled               senior warden. Mrs. Sturges was active in the church, as
                                        income fund to benefit the church. Following Mrs.                        well as with Meals on Wheels and the Rhode Island
                                        Sturges’ death last fall at age 94, this Fund was created                School of Design. Her Providence Journal obituary notes
                                        at the Foundation, as the couple had instructed 28 years                 that a party she hosted for RISD was featured in Life
                                        earlier.                                                                 Magazine.
                                          Born and raised in Rhode Island, Mr. Sturges was a
                                        1936 graduate of Yale University and a Navy veteran of

                                        Christopher Townsend-Child and               Memorial Fund (2004); Tilles                   5 United Italian American Inc.
                                        Family Services of Newport                   Family Endowment Fund (2005);                  Scholarship Fund (2008) (FOI)
                                        County Fund (2007)                           Stephen Hamblett Memorial Fund                 for scholarships to RI residents
                                        for general support                          (2006)                                         United Way/Boss Family Fund for
                                                                                     for the theatre
                                        Christopher Townsend-Newport                                                                Learning Opportunities (1995)
                                        Public Library Fund (2007)                   Raymond H. Trott Scholarship                   United Way of Rhode Island Fund
                                        for general support                          Fund (1980)                                    (1995)
                                                                                     for scholarships in the banking field
                                        Agnes Meade Tramonti Memorial                                                               for the United Way of Rhode Island
                                        Scholarship Fund (1998)                      Troy Fund (1979) (FoI)                         United Way of Rhode Island
                                        for scholarships at Cranston High School     for underprivileged youth
                                                                                                                                    Endowment Fund (1990)
                                                                                     Barbara M. Tufts Memorial Fund                 for general support
 Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued

                                        Foundation for Trinity Repertory             (2002)                                         United Welfare Committee Fund
                                        Company General Endowment                    for the Barbara M. Tufts Cooperative
                                                                                                                                    (1982) (FoI)
                                        Fund (2001)                                  Preschool, East Greenwich
                                                                                                                                    to benefit handicapped children
                                        supporting organization
                                                                                     Frances S. and Stuart K. Tuttle
                                                                                                                                    Universal Homes, Inc. Fund
                                        Includes: Buff & Johnnie Chace               Fund (1998)
                                                                                                                                    (1978) (Unr)
                                        Endowment Fund (2004); Doris                 for the Central Congregational Church
                                        Duke Endowment Fund (2001);                  Twin River Charitable Fund                     Urban League of RI Scholarship
                                        Oskar Eustis Endowment Fund for              (2006) (DA)                                    Fund (2004)
                                        New Play Development (2005); Ed                                                             for scholarships from the Urban League of
                                        Hall Memorial Fund (1991); John              UBS Rhode Island Fund (2004)                   Rhode Island
                                        & Yvette Harpootian Fund (2005);             (DA)                                           Anne Utter Fund for the
                                        Richard Kavanaugh Memorial                   United Builders Supply Company                 Performing Arts (2006) (DA)
                                        Fund (2001); Elaine Rakatansky               Inc. Fund (1980) (Unr)

United Italian American Inc.                                          student fulfill his or her potential, that’s a great thing,” Dr.
Scholarship Fund                                                      Leone continues, recalling a previous recipient, one of five
   Three decades ago, a small group of Rhode Islanders                children whose father was disabled, and whose mother
joined forces “to highlight and give visibility to Italian-           worked a blue collar job. Valedictorian of her high school
American men and women who had been successful in                     class, she later became a doctor.
their professional careers,” explains Dr. Anthony Leone, a               Interest in UNITAM has waned in recent years, “as
former president of the United Italian-Americans (UNITAM).            people went off doing different things,” Dr. Leone
The nonprofit organization also promoted Italian-American             concedes. The remaining members of the group – including
culture and awarded annual scholarships.                              its current president, Vincent Vespia, chief of police in
   In its early days, UNITAM was loosely affiliated with              South Kingstown; Richard Colardo, chair of the annual golf
the National Italian American Foundation, based in                    tournament and a retired business executive; and Dr. Phil
Washington, DC. Dr. Leone proudly remembers when the                  Zarlengo, retired associate commissioner of elementary-
Foundation honored Claiborne Pell, and he and others                  secondary education in Rhode Island – considered how
were invited to a reception at the White House hosted by              best to distribute the inactive organization’s assets.
Rosalynn Carter.                                                         “We couldn’t do our founders and our donors any better
   Of UNITAM’s focus on scholarships, Dr. Leone, retired              service than to put the money into The Rhode Island
associate commissioner of the Board of Governors for                  Foundation,” Dr. Leone says of the decision to establish
Higher Education, says, “We need to think about and help              this scholarship fund “for Rhode Island residents with
the next generation. Educational assistance…it has to                 financial need who wish to attend a two- or four-year
happen.” For many years, the group held an annual golf                college or university…based on merit as evidenced by
tournament, the proceeds of which allowed them “to honor              superior achievement and leadership in school and/or
the best of the best for their academic achievements.                 community.”
   “It’s really an investment. If a scholarship can help a

Jessie G. Valleau Fund (1967)                Dr. Stanley Van Wagner Memorial               Volunteer Services for Animals
(Unr)                                        Scholarship Fund (1987)                       Humane Education Fund (2007)
                                             for North Kingstown Senior High School for    to support the organization's humane
Valley Resources Fund in honor of            scholarships                                  education programs
Charles Goss, Eleanor McMahon,
& Melvin Alperin (1993)                      Doctor Domenic A. Vavala                      Volunteer Services for Animals-
for Rhode Island for Community and Justice   Charitable Fund (2006)                        Warwick-Humane Education
                                             for Paralyzed Veterans of America, St. Mary   Fund (2008)
Van Degna Family Fund (1998)                 School, St. Jude Children's Research          for the Warwick chapter's humane
(DA)                                         Hospital, and Guiding Eyes for the Blind      education programs
Willard Boulette Van Houten and              Venard Fund (1988)                            Frederick & Rosamond
Margaret Lippiatt Van Houten                 for the Catholic Diocese of Providence        vonSteinwehr Fund (1998) (Unr)
Fund (1991) (FoI)

                                                                                                                                         Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued
for seniors’ programs, health education      William A. Viall Fund (1939)                  Evelyn Pierce Vories Fund (1983)
and education                                (Unr)                                         for support of the Hattie Ide Chaffee Home
                                                                                           and Sophia Little Home
Louis J. Van Orden Fund (1990)               Alice Viola Fund (1998) (DA)
for support of Sojourner House               Vogel, Califano, Dimase,                      Irene Vose Fund (2006)
                                                                                           for Central Baptist Church of Westerly,
Margaret Hanley Van Orden Fund               Iannuccilli Fund (2001) (DA)                  Town of Westerly, and Westerly Hospital
(2007) (FoI)                                 Nondas Hurst Voll Fund (2006)
for literacy, education, and/or youth who                                                  Wadleigh Family Fund (2005)
                                             for the Fund for Community Progress
are at risk of not completing high school                                                  (DA)
                                             Volunteer Center for Rhode Island
Margaret Hanley Van Orden                                                                  Waite-Menson Fund (2007) (DA)
                                             Endowment Fund (2005)
Scholarship Fund (2007)                      for the organization                          Mattie A. Walcott Fund (1999)
to Hope High School for scholarships                                                       for East Smithfield and Greenville public

                                                                   Harold B. Werner Fund                         member of both Touro Synagogue and Beth Shalom.
                                                                     Remembering his uncle,                      Income from Mr. Werner’s fund at the Foundation will be
                                                                  Harold Werner, who died in April               used for charitable and education purposes with prefer-
                                                                  2008 at the age of 87, attorney                ence to organizations or institutions in Newport County,
                                                                  Jim Tobak of Providence notes,                 where Mr. Werner lived his entire life, and spent his first
                                                                  “Harold would be embarrassed                   83 years in the house where he was born.
                                        we were having this conversation,” and adds wryly, “He                      Another favorite charity was the Potter League for
                                        wouldn’t want you to write three words about him, let                    Animals. Mr. Tobak smiles, remembering Mr. Werner’s
                                        alone three hundred.”                                                    love of animals. “The store had an ‘open dog policy.’
                                           Mr. Werner, longtime proprietor of Potter & Company,                  Harold gave the dogs a far more enthusiastic greeting
                                        Newport’s oldest continuously operating family-owned                     than he did the customers!” While he was a private man,
                                        clothing store, was, despite a curmudgeonly affect, “the                 he was a public figure of sorts, as generations of
                                        sweetest man I ever knew,” says his nephew, who also                     Newporters frequented Potter & Company, not only to
                                        remembers Mr. Werner’s “tremendous sense of empa-                        shop but also to visit with Mr. Werner.
                                        thy,” and points out that, “Harold could not say ‘no’ to                    Mr. Werner’s loyalty and sense of responsibility were
                                        anyone.” Mr. Werner was a surrogate father to Mr. Tobak                  legend. He cared for his mother her entire life, and con-
                                        and his sister Helen, whose own father died when they                    tinued to pay the weekly salary of one of his longtime
                                        were very young children.                                                employees well after she had retired.
                                           A quiet philanthropist throughout his lifetime, Mr.                      Eulogizing his uncle, Mr. Tobak recalled the story of Mr.
                                        Werner gave generously to causes in Newport, including                   Werner’s birth. “The doctor charged my grandmother
                                        Newport Hospital, the Newport Boys & Girls Club, and                     $2.50 to deliver Harold. She complained (good natured-
                                        the Preservation Society of Newport County. He also sup-                 ly), but I can now say without reservation, it was the best
                                        ported the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island and was a                   $2.50 our family ever spent.”

                                        John and Mary Wall Fund for                   Marjorie A. Ward Fund (2005) (FoI)             Martha W. Watt Fund (1973) (Unr)
                                        Grace Church (1990)                           to aid nonprofit organizations on Aquidneck
                                                                                                                                     Webb Moscovitch Family Fund
                                        for Grace Church, Providence                  Island
                                                                                                                                     (2005) (DA)
                                        John and Mary Wall Fund for the               Harriet P. and Isabella M.
                                                                                      Wardwell Fund (1942) (FoI)                     Genevieve C. Weeks Fund (2002)
                                        United Way (1985)
                                        for the United Way of Rhode Island            for services to Bristol                        (Unr)

                                        Kevin B. Walsh Memorial                       Harriet P. and Isabella M.                     Genevieve C. Weeks Fund for the
                                        Scholarship Fund (2005)                       Wardwell Fund (1942)                           United Way (2002)
                                                                                      for the Bristol Female Charitable Society      for the United Way
                                        for scholarships to Westerly High School
                                        graduates attending URI
                                                                                      Simon W. Wardwell Fund (1978)                  Hans C. and Anna Weimar Fund
                                        Lily Walsh Fund (2001) (Unr)                  for Slater Mill Historic Site                  (1995)
 Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued

                                                                                                                                     for the First Unitarian Church of
                                        M. Martha Walsh Fund (1997) (FoI)             Lucy M. Warren Fund (1947)                     Providence, Hospice Care of RI, and the
                                        for scholarships to provide personal growth   for the Tockwotton Home                        Salvation Army
                                        through special projects
                                                                                      Robert W. Warren Fund (1989)                   Dawn, Gregg, and Leland
                                        Alice Ward Fund (1991)                        for the Tockwotton Home                        Weingeroff Animal Fund (2005)
                                        for St. Andrew’s School and St. Mary’s                                                       (FoI)
                                                                                      Warwick Public Library
                                        Home for Children                                                                            for the humane treatment of animals
                                                                                      Endowment Fund (1999)
                                        Alice Ward Fund (1993)                        to purchase books                              Howard S. and Elaine S. Weiss
                                        to the Alice Ward Scholarship Fund, the
                                                                                      Water Works 4 Women Fund                       Fund (1991) (Unr)
                                        Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Shriners
                                        Hospitals for Crippled Children               (2002)                                         Herbert J. Wells Fund (1970) (Unr)
                                                                                      for the Women & Infants Development
                                        Julia P. Ward Fund (1966) (Unr)               Foundation for breast cancer research

                                    Judge Marjorie                      decisions. Fairness was my guiding principle.”
                                    Yashar Charitable                      Judge Yashar also has been decisive about her philan-
                                    Fund                                thropy. Supporting her alma maters, Dana Hall School
                                   Philanthropy comes nat-              and Wellesley College, as well as Phillips Academy,
                                urally to retired Rhode                 Andover, where her three children graduated cum laude,
                                Island Traffic Tribunal                 allows Judge Yashar to extend educational opportunities
                                Judge Marjorie Yashar. She              to underprivileged students. And together with her former
followed the example of her father, a “dynamic and pow-                 husband, she endowed the popular “Evening of Jewish
erful person,” who staunchly supported Jewish causes                    Renaissance,” now in its 8th year, which attracted more
and was a business and community leader.                                than 500 attendees last year.
   This mother of three successful grown children – a                       An enthusiastic world traveler, Judge Yashar has
physician, an attorney, and a business entrepreneur –                   already taken oldest granddaughter Sarah to Italy and the
was influenced by her own mother. After the birth of her                Galapagos, where they snorkeled together. She notes, “I
first child, Marjorie considered leaving Boston University              love to experience places through Sarah’s eyes as she
Law School. “Don’t you dare,” admonished her mother,                    sees them for the first time.”
“You have such a good brain, you have to put it to good                    Women’s causes also are dear to Judge Yashar’s
use.” Heeding that advice, Marjorie completed her                       heart. She is excited about using the flexibility of her
degree – becoming the subject of an article in the                      Foundation fund to assist deserving Rhode Island organi-
Providence Journal headlined, “43 men and a wife to be                  zations that demonstrate great need.
sworn in as members of the RI Bar” – and went on to                        “We lived the American dream,” she points out. “We
enjoy a long and rewarding career. “I loved being a                     were lucky enough, that with hard work and some talent
judge,” she states emphatically. “It was a great fit for                we were able to transcend our relatively modest circum-
me, because I always trusted myself to make the right                   stances. It’s a privilege to be able to give back.”

5 Harold B. Werner Fund (2008)              Westminster Unitarian Church                     Mary E. Wilcox Fund (2007) (Unr)
(FOI)                                       Fund (1998)                                      Virginia A. Wilcox Fund (1990)
for charitable and education purposes in    for the church
Newport County
                                            Wexler Family Fund in Memory
Phil West Spirit of Common Cause                                                             Wildlife Conservation Fund (1966)
                                            of Edmund, William, Rose, &
Rhode Island Fund (2006)                                                                     (FoI)
                                            Benjamin Wexler (1980)                           for preservation of wildlife and natural
for the organization                        for 11 organizations
Westerly Cancer Fund (2006)                 Miriam Weyker Thanatological
for the Westerly Hospital Cancer
                                                                                             Leonarda S. Winiarski Fund
                                            Fund (1989)                                      (2005)
Committee                                   for URI for training to aid the terminally ill
                                                                                             for 10 organizations
Westerly Education Endowment                Erskine N. White, Jr. and Eileen                 Gertrude L. Wolf Class of 1902

                                                                                                                                           Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued
Fund (2001)                                 L. White Fund (1995) (FoI)
to support public school related                                                             Fund (1987)
                                            for education for disadvantaged young
educational programs, activities, and                                                        for Brown University Medical School for
services in Westerly                                                                         cancer research
                                            Maureen A. and Christopher D.                    Ruth and W. Irving Wolf, Jr.
Westerly Hospital Auxiliary Fund            White Memorial Fund (2001) (DA)
(1992)                                                                                       Family Fund (2005) (DA)
support of the Auxiliary scholarship fund   Whitehall Museum House Capital                   Women Ending Hunger Fund
                                            Expenditure Fund (2000)                          (2006)
Westerly Lions Club Scholarship
Fund (2005)                                 Whitehall Museum House                           for the RI Community Food Bank's initiative
for a scholarship from the school           Endowment Fund (2000)                            Women’s Advertising Club of
                                            for the House
Westminster Senior Center Fund                                                               Rhode Island Fund (1994) (FoI)
(1994)                                      Wilbur Fund (1984) (FoI)                         for scholarships in related field
for the center                              to benefit inhabitants of Little Compton

                                                                       Jason Ellis Young                     another path, certification courses in alcohol and drug
                                                                       Memorial Fund                         abuse treatment through DATA (Drug Awareness and
                                                                       “He packed a lot into his             Training Administration) of Rhode Island. His training
                                                                    life,” Peter and Patricia Young          prepared him for work as a substance abuse counselor
                                                                    agree of their son, Jason.               with young males at Corkery House and later as a unit
                                                                       Born in Warwick, Jason                manager for individuals undergoing detoxification at
                                                                    attended Rocky Hill School,              SSTAR of Rhode Island.
                                                                    followed by East Greenwich                 Peter Young recalls how different Jason – with his love
                                        High School. He played soccer, was active in theater, and            of poetry, music, and the arts – was from his older
                                        achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest award in               brother, Christopher, now a certified financial analyst in
                                        the Boy Scouts of America. Although his parents indicate             Washington, DC, noting, “They were entirely different
                                        he was a good student – participating in the gifted                  guys, but they were so tight, so close to each other.”
                                        program – “He was more creative. He always had an                      Helping others came naturally to Jason, his parents
                                        interest in music, was an avid reader, and did a lot of              believe. “Scouting promotes a lot of that. It really plants
                                        painting and writing, especially poetry. We figured that             the seed,” Pat Young explains. She recalls the time
                                        was his path,” his mother shares.                                    Jason rescued a baby owl after it fell out of a tree and
                                           That creative path took Jason to Emerson College                  how he volunteered at the East Greenwich Animal Rescue
                                        where he earned a degree in film studies. While at the               League.
                                        Boston school, he wrote, directed and acted in social                  Jason died in 2002 at age 31. The Youngs see this
                                        issue dramas. But the job market following his                       donor advised fund as a means of continuing his legacy
                                        graduation wasn’t good. He considered a teaching career              of helping others.
                                        and spent a summer as a writing instructor at Hankuk
                                        University of Foreign Studies in Korea before pursuing

                                        Women’s Fund of Rhode Island               Ora E. Wry Fund (2007) (DA)                  Sergeant Cornel Young Jr.
                                        (2000)                                     Harrison Yaghjian Fund (2000)                Scholarship Fund (2000) (FoI)
                                        for the organization                                                                    for scholarships for students from certain
                                                                                   for the Newman Congregational Church in
                                                                                                                                Providence schools
                                        Mrs. Kenneth F. Wood Fund                  Rumford
                                        (1935) (Unr)                               Harry Yaghjian Trust Fund (1997)             YWCA of Northern Rhode Island
                                                                                   for Blackstone Valley Chapter, RI            Endowment Fund (1990)
                                        Woodcock Charitable Fund (2000)                                                         for the YWCA
                                        (DA)                                       Association for Retarded Citizens
                                                                                   Dr. James J. Yashar Charitable               Laura Mason Zeisler Fund (1997)
                                        Mabel M. Woodward Fund (1946)                                                           (DA)
                                        (Unr)                                      Family Fund (2007) (DA)
                                                                                   5 Judge Marjorie Yashar                      Jonathan Marc Zimmering
                                        Mabel M. Woodward Fund (1946)                                                           Memorial Fund (1989) (DA)
                                                                                   Charitable Fund (2008) (DA)
 Endowment Funds List 2008, Continued

                                        for health care organizations engaged in   James A. Young Fund (1974)                   Coleman B. Zimmerman
                                        caring for incurables                      for the E. Providence Boys Club and the      Memorial Fund (1993) (DA)
                                        Marilynne Graboys Wool                     Loyalty Chapter of DeMolay of Riverside      Zitella Gallo Fund (2003) (DA)
                                        Scholarship Fund (2000) (FoI)              5 Jason Ellis Young Memorial                 Kimberly and John
                                        to send low income women to law school     Fund (2008) (DA)                             Zwetchkenbaum Family Fund
                                        John J. and Eleanor Q. Wrenn               Mary A. Young Fund (1990)                    (2007) (DA)
                                        Memorial Fund (2001) (DA)                  for the Tockwotten Home
                                        Kit Wright Fund for Jamestown              Mary A. Young Cancer Fund
                                        (1979)                                     (2005) (FoI)
                                        for the betterment of the residents of     for cancer research or the care of cancer
                                        Jamestown                                  patients

THE 1916
      Commemorating the year of
      the Foundation’s founding,
      The 1916 Society honors
      individuals, families, and
      others who have told us of
      their plans to leave a legacy
      through the Foundation in
      the future.

                   1916 Society Members              Howard P. and Nancy Fisher Chudacoff   Dennis Glass & Tanya Trinkaus Glass
                   If you are not a member of        Mayor David N. Cicilline               Richard M.C. Glenn, III &
                   The 1916 Society, but have                                                 Mary Goodyear Glenn
                   arranged to establish or add      Marcia Clayton & William A. Maloney
                   to an existing endowment in       John W. and Lillian Clegg              Lola Goldberg
                   the future, we hope you will                                             Carol Golden & Stuart Einhorn
                                                     Sidney Clifford Jr.
                   join, too.
                                                     Barbara Cobb                           Lillian Golden
                   Anonymous (43)
                                                     Madelyn Collins                        Eleanor J. Goldstein
                   William & Amabel Allen
                                                     Reverend and Mrs. Thomas Conboy, Jr.   Donna Marie Goodrich
                   Patty & Melvin Alperin
                                                     Robert B. & Ann F. Conner              Geoffrey Gordon
                   Hugold B. Anderson
                                                     John Corbishley                        Joya Weld Granbery-Hoyt
                   Noreen Andreoli
                                                     Michael & Kelly Cummings               Frederick R. Griffiths
                   Peri Ann Aptaker &
                                                     Anthony & Christine D’Acchioli         Mary Grinavic
                     Robert A. Lieberman
                                                     Christine E. Dahlin                    Helen E. & Stanley H. Grossman
                   Barbara & Doug Ashby
                                                     Peter S. and Anne Damon                Hope R. Gustafson
                   Hugh D. Auchincloss, III
                                                     Sophie F. Danforth                     Kathleen Hagan
                   James & Karin Aukerman
                                                     Viola M. Dascoli                       John E. & Janet S. Hall
                   George and Petrina Babcock
                                                     John C. Davis                          Ralph E. Hanson
                   Marilyn Baker
                                                     Gloria E. Del Papa                     David F. & Karen R. Haskell
                   Robert L.G. & Ruth L. Batchelor
                                                     Anthony & Grace Del Vecchio            Natalie B. Havens
                   Mr. & Mrs. Victor J. Baxt
                                                     John G. and Elizabeth A. De Primo      Karin Hebb
                   Zabel Yaghjian Berg
                                                     James DeRentis                         Larry J. Hirsch
                   Milton C. & Julia Bickford
                                                     David and Elaine DeSousa               Phyllis M. Huston
                   Mr. F. Steele Blackall, III
                                                     Giampiero & Leslie P. DiManna          David C. Isenberg
                   Susan Marsh Blackburn
                                                     Dr. Dorothy F. Donnelly, Ph.D.         Elaine Jacques
                   Raymond & Brenda Bolster, II
                                                     Kenneth J. Dorney                      C. Peter Jencks
                   Robert E. & Ann M. Borah
                                                     Maura Dowling                          Nancy W. Jencks
                   Karen S. Borger
                                                     David A. Duffy                         Mary M. Jennings
                   Mary T. Botelle
                                                     Wayne K. & Bernice C. Durfee           Carl G. & Kathryn A. Johnson
                   Mrs. Sandra C. Bristol-Irvine
                                                     John L. Dyer                           V. Rolf Johnson
                   Jane Ann Brown
                                                     Violet Eklof                           Constance B.E. & Richard B. Jordan
                   Jeffrey A. Brown &
                     Barbara Horovitz Brown          Catherine English                      Kevin E. Jordan, PhD
                   Joseph N. Brown                   Sanford M. & Beverly A. Fern           Simone P. Joyaux & Tom Ahern
                   Steve J. Caminis                  Robert M. Fitton                       John V. Kean
                   Paul C. & Patricia B. Carlson     Robert H. Forrest                      Stephanie Tower Keating
                   Richard F. Carolan                Harold M. Foster                       Lester B. & Linda D. Keats
                   Annette R. Carpenter              Mary Frappier                          Frederick S. Kenney
                                                                                            Harold J. Kushner
The 1916 Society

                   Kimberly Charbonneau              Mr. & Mrs. Peter B. Freeman
                   Samuel & Esther Chester           Ronald V. & Andrea M. Gallo            Arthur & Eva Landy
                   Edith G. Chisholm                 Arlene Golden Gilbert                  James R. Langevin
                   Paul & Elizabeth Choquette        Richard J. Gladney                     Sally Lapides

Mr. & Mrs. Scott B. Laurans             Mary Ann Podolak                      Ralph C. & Joyce L. Vossler
Patricia Lawlor, PhD                    Loretta R. & Lawrence Poole, Sr.      John W. & Mary S. Wall
Margaret Goddard Leeson                 Frances L. M. Porter                  Howard S. & Elaine S. Weiss
Barbara M. Leonard                      Mr. & Mrs. Alfred K. Potter, II       Edward W. Whelan
Stephen V. & Bettina H. Letcher         Joseph E. Pucci                       Virginia A. Wilcox
Anne D. "Nancy" Littlefield             Donna-Jean Rainville                  Margaret H. Williamson
Stanley & Martha Livingston             Cynthia & Walter Reed                 Winthrop B. Wilson
Carolyn G. Longolucco                   Frances Waterhouse Richmond           Edith B. Wislocki
Deirdre V. Lovecky                      Marcia S. Riesman                     Kenneth & Dorothy Woodcock
William & Susan Macy                    Pablo & Diane Rodriguez               Laura Mason Zeisler
William & Mary Ann Makepeace            Herman H. Rose
Bhikhaji M. Maneckji                    Geraldine J. Roszkowski
Barbara Margolis                        Deborah Ruggiero
Alita C. Marks                          Sanford & Marian Sachs
Deborah J. Marro                        Albert M. & Ilse I. Schaler
Maxwell Mays                            Barry & Elizabeth Schiller
David McCahan, Jr.                      Norma Jean Schmieding
Norman E. & Dorothy R. McCulloch        Paul & Barbara Schurman
Kathleen McKeough                       Michael E. & Mary Schwartz
William Lynn McKinney &                 Dr. & Mrs. Sarkis M. Shaghalian
  Ronald D. Margolin                    Edwin F. & Martha Sherman, Jr.
Gladys Miller                           Cheryl Silva-Feeney
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur C. Milot              Kathleen A. Simons
Heidi Keller Moon                       M. Patricia & George L. Sisson
Mary Morello                            Sara Rose-Slate & Donald H. Slate
Elizabeth T. Mullaney                   Lillian Sparfven
Ruth Mullen                             James L. Spears
Jane S. Nelson                          Dennis E. Stark
Joan M. O’Connor                        Walter R. Stone
Judith Oliveira                         William J. & Judith D. Struck
Ruth Oppenheim                          Peter A. & Janice W. Sullivan
Anne N. Ott                             James K. Sunshine
Elizabeth S. Palter, Ph.D.              Meredith P. Swan & Kinnaird Howland
Thomas G. & Mary E. Parris              Clinton M. Tompkinson
                                                                                                            The 1916 Society, continued

Billy L. & June O. Patton               Christine Townsend
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Perry, Jr.         Doris M. Tucker
W.E. Phillips                           Louis J. Van Orden
Ann O. Picchione                        Doctor Domenic A. Vavala
Wells M. Pile & Marguerite Ofria Pile   Alice Viola
Richard & Patricia Plotkin

                                                                                            investment philosophy, including a 5.9% spending limit,
                  2008 FINANCIALS                                                           to ensure that our endowment grows in perpetuity. Any
                                                                                            investment return earned over the spending limit is added
                  In 2008, despite a national economic                                      to principal, thus increasing the size of the endowment to
                                                                                            combat inflation and overcome cyclical down markets.
                  downturn, the Foundation remained                                            And 2008 can certainly be described as a cyclical down
                                                                                            market -- one of the most challenging years for investors in
                  competitive, accepting more than                                          recent history. Endowment managers at universities and
                                                                                            colleges nationwide reported drops in value of up to
                  $44 million in new gifts and funds.                                       40 percent; community foundations were not immune
                              he Rhode Island Foundation employs                            from the effect of an economy that spiraled downward in

                  T           long-term investment strategies and sound
                              financial principles to ensure that the
                              philanthropic contributions entrusted to
                              us last forever. We also serve the larger
                  community, requiring us now, more than ever, to
                  maximize our available grantmaking dollars.
                     The Foundation has diversified asset allocations (see
                                                                                            the last two quarters.
                                                                                               The Foundation saw its endowment lose approximately
                                                                                            27 percent in value. We are proud, however, that our
                                                                                            10-year average investment return of 5.8 percent, is nearly
                                                                                            double the national community foundation average.
                                                                                               What is even more important: thanks to the Foundation's
                                                                                            16-quarter trailing average policy that applies to both
                  chart, this page) and sets high performance standards                     investments and grantmaking, we were able to distribute
                  for investment managers. During the past decade, the                      more than $27 million in the community in 2008 -- a record
                  Foundation has increased the proportion of equity                         breaking grantmaking number. More than 1,300 organizations
                  investments and has expanded its portfolio to include                     received grants from the Foundation. We are committed to
                  emerging markets, alternative investments, and global                     monitoring our operating expenses to ensure the greatest
                  fixed income assets. Index funds comprised more than                      possible investment in Rhode Island.
                  35 percent of the Foundation’s portfolio in 2008.                            Charts on this page illustrate 2008 gifts and grantmaking
                     The Foundation is committed to a “total return”                        by fund category.

                                                                                   5% 3%                                                  5.6%
                             25%                 20%
                                                                         22%                                                                            37.5%
                       5%                                15%                                             53%

                                                       4%                    17%
                               4%          17%                                                                                           29.8%

                                              TA R G E T
                  ASSET                   A L L O C AT I O N            GIFTS BY FUND TYPE                              GRANTS BY FUND TYPE
                     Large Cap Domestic . . . . . . . . . 20%         Discretionary . . . . . . . $23, 219,287          Discretionary . . . . . . . . $10,203,433
                     Mid Cap Domestic       . . . . . . . . . . 15%   Designated . . . . . . . . . . . 7,555,377        Designated . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,089,716
                     Small Cap Domestic . . . . . . . . . . 4%        Donor Advised . . . . . . . . . 9,598,590         Donor Advised . . . . . . . . . 6,012,777
                     International Equity . . . . . . . . . . 17%     Deferred . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,429,555      Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,352,640
2008 Financials

                     Emerging Market Equity . . . . . . . . 4%        Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,362,990   Supporting Org . . . . . . . . .1,532,104
                     Domestic Fixed Income . . . . . . . 10%          Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $44,165,799     Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27,190,670
                     Global Fixed Income . . . . . . . . . . . 5%
                     Alternative Investments . . . . . . . 25%

                                SELECTED FINANCIAL INFORMATION
            Years ended December 31, 2008 and 2007. Full financial statements are available upon request.
                     Form 990s, when they are complete, will be available at www.rifoundation.org.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION                       UNAUDITED 2008                               2007
Cash                                                                    $       613,745                  $   505,914
Accrued investment income receivable                                            785,530                      654,460
Investments, at fair value                                                  409,156,839                  561,070,249
Other assets                                                                 11,362,392                   10,949,877
Other receivables                                                            17,636,562                   20,724,896
Fixed assets                                                                  5,336,599                    5,264,591
Promissory notes receivable                                                  10,719,542                   10,742,924

             TOTAL ASSETS                                                $455,611,209                 $609,912,911

   Accounts payable and accrued expenses                                $     1,002,119              $        1,134,252
   Grants payable                                                             2,574,674                       5,543,314
   Charitable trusts                                                          5,533,617                       5,476,442
   Liability for funds held as agency endowments                             17,842,074                      22,689,656

             TOTAL LIABILITIES                                               26,952,484                      34,843,664

             NET ASSETS                                                     428,658,725                  575,069,247

             TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS                            $455,611,209                 $609,912,911

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ACTIVITIES                               UNAUDITED 2008                                2007
Spending rate and grant income distributions                                $32,056,692                  $30,448,705
Royalties and other income                                                    2,364,892                    2,544,322
Contributions for current use                                                 2,805,214                    2,825,769

             TOTAL OPERATING REVENUES                                        37,226,798                      35,818,796

Net grants appropriated                                                      26,038,529                      23,857,390
Expenses related to administration, depreciation, and other                   6,432,837                       6,236,311

             TOTAL OPERATING GRANTS AND EXPENSES                             32,471,366                      30,093,701

             INCREASE IN NET ASSETS FROM OPERATIONS                           4,755,432                       5,725,095

Contributions for long-term investment                                     38,629,514                        31,683,931
Reinvested investment income and gains                                   (181,574,435)                       21,332,024
Change in value of investments held in trust                                (8,101,423)                       2,521,531
Discount on promissory note receivable                                                -                         205,025
Net assets released from restrictions                                         (119,610)                          70,614

             TOTAL NON-OPERATING REVENUES                                (151,165,954)                       55,813,125

             INCREASE (DECREASE) IN NET ASSETS                           (146,410,522)                       61,538,220
                                                                                                                          2008 Financials

             NET ASSETS, BEGINNING OF YEAR                                  575,069,247                  513,531,027

             NET ASSETS, END OF YEAR                                     $428,658,725                 $575,069,247

                                                                        serves on the boards of the Harvard Business
                     Board of                                           School Alumni Association, Big Picture Learning,
                                                                        and the Business Innovation Factory. After
                                                                                                                             B.S. in nursing from Boston University and
                                                                                                                             her M.B.A with a concentration in health
                                                                                                                             care management from the University of

                     Directors                                          receiving his M.B.A from Harvard in 1983,
                                                                        Lorne worked on several entrepreneurial ven-
                                                                                                                             Connecticut. She holds an honorary Doctor of
                                                                                                                             Humane Letters from the University of Rhode
                                                                        tures before establishing a financial services       Island.
                     Thirteen community leaders                         practice in Providence in affiliation with
                     direct the Foundation;                             Northwestern Mutual Life, which honored him in                              CYNTHIA GARCÍA
                     each may serve up to two                           1998 with its Community Service Award as the                                COLL, PH.D.
                                                                        nation’s Most Exceptional Volunteer. Lorne
                     five-year terms.                                   received the Foundation’s “Inspiring Partner”
                                                                                                                                                    Elected by the board
                                                                                                                                                    of directors in 2003
                                                                        award in 2005 and was the 2007 recipient of
                                            DAVID M.
                                                                        Leadership Rhode Island’s David E. Sweet
                                            HIRSCH,                                                                                                   Cynthia García Coll
                                                                        Leadership Award.
                                            Chairman                                                                                                  successfully combines a
                                            Chairman since                                                                                            career of both
                                                                                                FREDERICK K.                 academics and activism. A professor of
                                            January 2009;                                       BUTLER
                                            elected by the board                                                             education, psychology, and pediatrics at Brown
                                            of directors in 2003                                Elected by the board         University, her current curriculum vitae boasts
                                                                                                of directors in 2008         more than 30 pages of publications,
                     Rhode Island philanthropist David Hirsch began                                                          presentations, and grants in her chosen fields.
                                                                                                 Frederick Butler is vice    She has been associated with universities from
                     his term as chairman in January 2009. With a
                                                                                                 president business          Venezuela and her native Puerto Rico to
                     bachelor of electrical engineering from
                                                                                                 ethics and corporate        Harvard, and is the editor of Developmental
                     Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, followed by an
                                                                        secretary of Textron. A native of Erie, PA, he       Psychology, a major journal in her field.
                     M.B.A from Harvard, he held key positions with
                                                                        has been at Textron since 1980, starting as a        Cynthia’s current scholarship focuses on the
                     Simplex Wire and Cable and Columbia
                                                                        staff attorney and quickly moving to more sen-       immigrant paradox as it is evidenced in US
                     Electronic Cable before joining Pawtucket
                                                                        ior legal positions within the corporation includ-   immigrant groups. She is working to uncover
                     Fasteners Inc LLC, now Vertex Distribution, a
                                                                        ing group general council Financial Services,        the contextual characteristics and processes
                     subsidiary of DXP Enterprises, a NASDAQ listed
                                                                        vice president, and secretary. He assumed his        that support (or undermine) physical and
                     company, where he has been chairman and
                                                                        current position in 1997. He holds his bache-        mental health, educational, and behavioral
                     chief executive officer since 1972. He is past
                                                                        lor’s degree from Harvard University and his         outcomes of first, second, and third generation
                     associate chairman of the National Fastener
                                                                        J.D. from Harvard Law School. Chairman of the        youth. Cynthia is a recipient of Progreso
                     Distributors Association. David is a trustee of
                                                                        Providence Foundation and president of the           Latino’s Leadership in Health Award and in
                     Rensselaer, chair of its advancement commit-
                                                                        board of trustees of the innovative arts organi-     2007 was named one of the top 100 most
                     tee, and former national chair of its annual
                                                                        zation FirstWorks, Fred, a noted civic leader in     influential Latinos in the US by Hispanic
                     fund. His involvement in Jewish affairs is con-
                                                                        the state, also is a member of the boards of         Business. Cynthia is primary author of
                     siderable: as past president and campaign
                                                                        directors of the Textron/Chamber of Commerce         Immigrant Stories: Ethnicity and Academics in
                     chairman of the Jewish Federation of Rhode
                                                                        Public Charter School and United Way of Rhode        Middle Childhood, published in 2009 by Oxford
                     Island, as past vice president of the state’s
                                                                        Island. Fred is a commissioner of the Rhode          University Press.
                     Jewish Community Center, and as past national
                                                                        Island Ethics Commission, trustee of St. Joseph
                     vice-chairman of the United Jewish Appeal. He
                     also has been chairman of the Miriam Hospital
                                                                        Health Services of Rhode Island, and trustee of                             PETER S.
                     Foundation and co-chairman of the Wheeler
                                                                        Salve Regina University. He serves as                                       DAMON
                                                                        Foundation secretary.                                                       Elected by the board
                     School Centennial Fund, as well as a trustee of
                     Rhode Island for Community and Justice and a                                                                                   of directors in 2001
                     member of the Providence Police Academy
                     Board. David is a director of Citizens Bank of
                                                                                                DANFORTH                                              Peter Damon, past
                     Rhode Island and Connecticut. He and his wife,
                                                                                                CHAFEE                                                president and a current
                     Hope Alperin Hirsch, are holders of three                                  Elected by the board                                  director of BankNewport
                     endowments at the Foundation.                                              of directors in 2008         and Ocean Point Financial Partners, also is a
                                                                                                                             trustee of the Preservation Society of Newport
                                            LORNE                                                Stephanie Chafee            County and a director of The Damon Company.
                                            ADRAIN                                               founded the Rhode           Peter is a director of Andera, Inc., of
                                                                        Island Free Clinic in South Providence, which        Providence and a member of the audit
                                            Elected by the board
                                                                        provides primary and preventative medical care       committee of Salve Regina University.
                                            of directors in 2009
                                                                        to uninsured individuals. She is co-founder of       Previously, he served as chairman of Child and
                                                                        Women Ending Hunger, which partners with the         Family Services of Newport County and on the
                                             Lorne Adrain is founder
                                                                        Rhode Island Community Food Bank to find             boards of Grow Smart RI and of several other
                                             of National Neighbor-
                                                                        innovative ways to alleviate hunger. One of the      local community and charitable organizations.
                                             hood Day and co-
                                                                        first registered nurses in Rhode Island to           Peter is a resident of Middletown and attended
                     founder of Social Venture Partners of Rhode
                                                                        administer exclusively to people infected with       Phillips Academy, Amherst College, and Rutgers
                     Island (SVPRI). Author of four books, including
                                                                        HIV/AIDS through the Brown University AIDS           University’s Stonier Graduate School of
                     The Most Important Thing I Know (royalties
                                                                        program in the late 1980s, Stephanie also
Board of Directors

                     from all of his books are donated to charities                                                          Banking. He serves on the Foundation’s gift
                                                                        advocated for people with AIDS through her           planning & stewardship Committee, and on the
                     through three endowments at the Foundation,
                                                                        affiliation with Sunrise House, which provides       advisory board of the Newport County Fund.
                     where he holds five named funds), he is past
                                                                        individuals infected with AIDS a permanent           Peter is chairman of the Foundation's
                     chairman of the Rhode Island Special Olympics
                                                                        home. She has served on the boards of Miriam         nominating committee.
                     and of the University of Rhode Island (URI)
                                                                        Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital and Rhode
                     Alumni Association. Lorne is a member of the
                                                                        Island Hospital Foundation, and the Rhode
                     URI College of Business Advisory Council, and
                                                                        Island Zoological Society. Stephanie earned her

                         PATRICIA J.                  cally improve Bryant University’s facilities, aca-   Council. She received her J.D. from
                         FLANAGAN, M.D.               demic programs, residential campus life, and         Northeastern University and is a member of the
                         Appointed by the             technology, resulting in its becoming a universi-    Rhode Island and Massachusetts Bars. Cynthia
                         United Way of Rhode          ty in August 2004. President Machtley, a recog-      chairs the Foundation’s finance committee.
                         Island in 2005               nized community and business leader, is presi-
                                                      dent of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure                                 M. ANNE
                           With a professional        Council and sits on several corporate and non-                              SZOSTAK
                           focus on “the dynamics     profit boards. A graduate of the U.S. Naval                                 Elected by the board
of adolescent motherhood,” Dr. Flanagan is            Academy, he served on active duty in the U.S.                               of directors in 2006
director of the Teens with Tots Clinic at Hasbro      Navy and retired as a captain from the U.S.
Children’s Hospital, which provides nursing,          Naval Reserves in 1995 after 25 years of serv-                                Anne Szostak, President
social services, and medical services to 300          ice. President Machtley, who earned his law                                   and CEO of Szostak
mothers age 16 and under and their babies,            degree from Suffolk University, was a United                                  Partners, LLC, is a
following their lives for up to five years. She is    States Congressman for Rhode Island from             management consultant and executive coach
the medical director of Out Patient Services at       1988 to 1996. He has been married to Kati            who advises senior leaders on governance,
Hasbro Children’s Hospital and an associate           Machtley for 36 years.                               talent, and succession issues. Prior to founding
professor of pediatrics at Brown Medical School.                                                           her own company, Anne spent 31 years with
Born in Warwick, Dr. Flanagan earned an under-                                BENJAMIN G.                  Fleet/Boston Financial Group (now Bank of
graduate degree from Cornell University, Ithaca,                              PASTER, ESQ.                 America) before retiring in 2004 as a corporate
NY, and her doctor of medicine from the State                                 Appointed by the             executive vice president. Among the highlights
University of New York, Buffalo. She is active                                governor and elected         of her banking career were terms as chairman,
with the Healthy Teen Network, serving as                                     by the board of              chief executive officer, and president of Fleet
president from 2000 to 2003. Locally, her                                     directors in 2007            Bank Rhode Island and Fleet Bank of Maine.
extensive community involvement includes board                                                             Currently, she serves as chairman of the board
membership of the Rhode Island Medical Legal          Benjamin G. Paster, principal of Paster &            of Women and Infants Hospital in Rhode
Partnership for Children and helping found the        Harpootian, Ltd., is actively involved in philan-    Island, and as a governor of the Boys and Girls
Statewide Coalition to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.        thropic endeavors both professionally and per-       Clubs of America. Additionally, she serves on
                                                      sonally. Past president of the Estate Planning       the boards of publicly held and privately owned
                         THE HONORABLE                Council of Rhode Island, he frequently lectures      companies. Anne grew up in Rhode Island and
                         MAUREEN                      to professional and consumer audiences on the        graduated from Colby College in Maine. She is
                         MCKENNA                      subject of estate, tax, and philanthropic plan-      the recipient of many awards and five honorary
                         GOLDBERG                     ning. He is a fellow and state chair of the          degrees. Anne chairs the Foundation's
                         Appointed by the Chief       American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.        investment committee. She and her husband,
                         Justice of the Supreme       Mr. Paster, who has advised many Rhode Island        Michael, live in Providence.
                         Court in 2003                charitable organizations on planned giving,
                                                      chaired the Miriam Hospital Foundation for five                             NEIL D.
Justice Goldberg has devoted virtually her entire     years and continues to serve on its board of                                STEINBERG,
professional career to public service, including      trustees. Educated at the Wharton School, with                              President & Chief
serving as the Supreme Court’s Acting Chief           law degrees from Cambridge University and Yale                              Executive Officer
Justice this term. Before she joined the Supreme      Law School, he has taught at Yale, Cambridge,                               Ex-officio
Court in 1997, she was a justice of the Superior      and Bryant Universities. He served on the
Court and an assistant attorney general before        Foundation’s Professional Advisory Council (PAC)                             Neil came to the
that, interrupted only by practicing privately from   from 2003-2005, and as its chair in 2006.                                    Foundation from Brown
1985-1990. She is or has been co-chairwoman                                                                University, his alma mater, where he served for
of the Supreme Court Committee on the Future                                  CYNTHIA S.                   four years as vice president of development
of the Courts, the Law Day Committee, and                                     REED                         and director of the most successful fundraising
chairwoman of the Supreme Court Indigent                                      Elected by the board         campaign in the University’s history. For three
Defense Task Force. Justice Goldberg was                                      of directors in 2007         decades prior to joining Brown, Neil worked for
former chair of the board of trustees of her alma                                                          FleetBoston Financial, where he rose to the
mater, St. Mary Academy Bay View, which                                       Cynthia Reed is              position of chairman and chief executive officer
she continues to serve as a trustee, and is a                                 president and chief          of Fleet Bank Rhode Island. A community
member of the board of Phoenix Houses of New                                  executive officer of LTR     leader who has frequently answered the call to
England. She was named “Citizen of the Year”          Holdings, LLC, a privately-owned firm providing      service, Neil is on the advisory committee of
by the Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association,        strategic consulting services to new and             United Way of Rhode Island and the advisory
and was the 2005 recipient of the Ada Sawyer          established companies. Previously, she was           board of the Greater Providence Chamber of
Award from the Rhode Island Women’s Bar               senior vice president and general counsel of         Commerce. He also serves as a director of the
Association. Maureen chairs the Foundation's          Hasbro, Inc., and earlier was with Edwards           Providence Foundation. He is a former director
gift planning & stewardship committee.                Angell in Providence. She is an angel investor       of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council,
                                                      and founding member of the Cherrystone Angel         the Providence Performing Arts Center, and the
                         THE HONORABLE                Group in Providence. Cynthia currently is a          Urban League. Neil was named Hispanic
                         RONALD K.                    director of Delta Dental of Rhode Island, the        American Chamber of Commerce Corporate
                         MACHTLEY                     Slater Technology Fund, the East-Side/Mount
                                                                                                                                                              Board of Directors

                                                                                                           Leader of the Year in 2004, and was inducted
                         Elected by the board         Hope YMCA, and Women & Infants Hospital,             into the Brown University Hall of Fame in 2007.
                         of directors in 2007         where she is secretary and chair of the
                                                      compensation committee. She is an adjunct
                        Ronald K. Machtley was        faculty member in Bryant University’s Legal
                        named the seventh             Studies department. Cynthia graduated from
president of then Bryant College in June 1996.        Wellesley College as a Wellesley Scholar and is
He is credited with having the vision to dramati-     a member of Wellesley’s Business Leadership

                                      Current Staff

                                      OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT                Denise M. Jenkins                    COMMUNICATIONS, MARKETING,
                                      Neil D. Steinberg                      Grant Programs Officer               & SPECIAL PROJECTS
                                      President & CEO                        Daniel Kertzner                      Melanie Coon
                                      Carol A. Perry                         Grant Programs Officer               Vice President for Communications,
                                      Executive Assistant to the President   Alex McCray                          Marketing, & Special Projects
                                                                             Grant Programs Associate             Jean E. Cohoon
                                                                             Inés Merchán                         Senior Communications Officer
                                                                             Grant Programs Associate             Jamie Hull
                                      Carol Golden
                                                                             Wanda Miglus                         Communications Assistant
                                      Executive Vice President
                                      & Chief Development Officer            Grant Programs Associate             Jessica Rutledge
                                                                             Jennifer Pereira                     Special Projects Officer
                                      Kimberly M. Butler
                                      Vice President for Gift Planning       Grant Programs Officer
                                      & Stewardship                          Elaine Saccoccia                     PAST BOARD MEMBERS
                                      Joyce M. Botelho                       Secretary                            Member                        Years Served
                                      Philanthropy Officer,
                                                                                                                  Charles V. Chapin                1917-1927
                                      Newport County Fund                    INITIATIVE FOR NONPROFIT             William P. France                1917-1928
                                      Marie Esposito                         EXCELLENCE                           Mary B. Steedman                 1917-1929
                                      Development Officer                    Jill Pfitzenmayer, Ph.D.             William L. Hodgman               1917-1935
                                      Pamela Tesler Howitt                   Director                             Henry D. Sharpe                  1917-1951
                                      Stewardship Manager                                                         Albert D. Mead                   1929-1933
                                                                             Candice De Los Reyes
                                                                                                                  John Nicholas Brown              1930-1972
                                      Alison Jackson                         Administrative Assistant
                                                                                                                  Walter A. Edwards                1933-1964
                                      Stewardship Associate
                                                                                                                  Percival de St. Aubin            1933-1940
                                      Zeldy Lyman                            FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION             G. Maurice Congdon               1935-1961
                                      Gift Planning Officer                                                       Alfred K. Potter                      1936
                                                                             Michael Jenkinson
                                      Libby W. Monahan                       Senior Vice President for            Arthur H. Ruggles                1940-1958
                                      Funds Administrator                    Finance & Administration/CFO         Thomas P. Hazard                 1951-1963
                                      Paula O’Brien                                                               Margaret Kelly                   1958-1965,
                                                                             Louis Capracotta, III
                                      Stewardship Secretary                                                                                        1970-1973
                                                                             Facilities Manager
                                                                                                                  G. William Miller                1963-1977
                                      Lauren Paola                           Raymond J. DeCosta                   Bancroft Littlefield             1964-1989
                                      Secretary                              Staff Accountant                     Joseph J. Baker                  1966-1970
                                      James S. Sanzi, Esq.                   Maeghen Denis                        Andrew M. Hunt                   1972-1987
                                      Gift Planning Officer                  Receptionist                         Norman M. Fain                   1972-1987
                                      Pauline M. Turenne                                                          Frank Licht                      1973-1987
                                                                             Kathleen Malin
                                      Assistant to the Executive Vice                                             Erskine N. White, Jr.            1977-1986
                                                                             Director of Information Technology
                                      President                                                                   Patricia H. Blackall             1972-1990
                                                                             Jeanine Marshall                     Robert H.I. Goddard              1960-1994
                                                                             Facilities Coordinator               William H. Heisler III           1987-1996
                                      GRANT PROGRAMS                         Carol Jean Maurice                   Paul J. Choquette, Jr.           1987-1997
                                      Owen Heleen                            Database Administrator               Edward L. Maggiacomo             1987-1997
                                      Vice President for Grant Programs      Jennifer Reid                        B. Jae Clanton                   1989-1998
 Current Staff & Past Board Members

                                      Anna Cano-Morales                      Controller                           Melvin Alperin                   1987-1999
                                      Associate Vice President for Grant                                          Ann Conner                       1991-2000
                                                                             Diane Rodgers                        Norman E. McCulloch              1994-2002
                                      Programs                               Office Manager                       Florence K. Murray               1998-2002
                                      Adrian C. Bonéy                        Bill Smith                           Ruth Simmons                          2002
                                      Grant Programs Officer                 Maintenance Technician               John W. Wall                     1994-2004
                                      Tina Donate                                                                 Pablo Rodriguez M.D.             1994-2005
                                      Grants Administrator                                                        Margaret G. Leeson               1997-2006
                                                                             HUMAN RESOURCES
                                      Beverly A. Guay                                                             Elizabeth Z. Chace               1998-2006
                                                                             Nancy Routhier                       Ronald V. Gallo, ex officio      1993-2007
                                      Administrative Assistant
                                                                             Human Resources Director             Walter R. Stone, Esq.            1998-2007
                                                                                                                  Carol J. Grant                   2002-2008
                                                                                                                  George Graboys                   1999-2008

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