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August 20, 2017


Child & Family Names New Vice President of Fund Development

Child & Family has announced that Betsy Akin has been selected as the new Vice President of Fund Development for the Middletown-based organization. Akin will plan and execute a comprehensive development plan to support the programs and services that reach more than 6,000 individuals annually in Rhode Island. “Betsy will bring to us a wealth

Newport Restoration Foundation Announces 11th Annual Doris Duke Preservation Award Honorees

The 11th annual Doris Duke Preservation Awards will recognize three recent projects for their contributions to preserving Newport’s architectural heritage and character. The awards will be presented on Friday, September 8, 2017, at a celebration at Rough Point, the Newport home of preservationist and philanthropist Doris Duke. The Doris Duke Preservation Awards is a collaboration

Aquidneck Land Trust Announces Merritt Neighborhood Fund Award Winners

Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) has awarded 15 grants totaling over $14,000 to local community and neighborhood groups through its annual grant program, the Merritt Neighborhood Fund. Grant awards ranged from $250 to $2,000. Established in 1999 to honor the late Peter M. Merritt, the organization’s president emeritus, the Fund supports projects that strengthen community identity

Over $22K Raised at Second Annual All Charity Day Polo Match

It was all good times for a good cause on Sunday at Newport Polo’s second annual All Charity Day Match.  The venue was alive with attendees present to support more than 20 civic and charitable organizations that this year’s match funded, including Boy Scouts of America Narragansett Council, Boys Town New England, Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island, Community String Project, Fairways for Warriors, Greenlock Therapeutic Riding

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RI Foundation Awards More Than $270,000 to Newport County Nonprofits on Thursday

The Rhode Island Foundation announced today (July 20th) it will award more than $270,000 to nonprofit organizations serving Newport County residents.   The grants, through the Foundation’s Newport County Fund (NCF), will underwrite a host of activities ranging from job readiness training and after-school activities to preventing relationship violence and stocking food pantries.   “From


IYRS Raises $875,000 at 20th Annual Summer Gala

On the evening of Saturday, July 8, over 650 supporters gathered for the 20th Annual IYRS Summer Gala, title sponsored by State Street. The school raised $875,000 between sponsorships, tickets, donations and auction items.  This year, for the third consecutive year, Anne & Matt Hamilton, Barbara van Beuren & Steve Glascock, and Helene & Archie van Beuren served as

Newport Hospital Summer Soirée Raises $719K

A Salute to Health, Newport Hospital’s Summer Soiree Honoring Ginny and Jim Purviance, Raises $719,140 Among the total raised, evening’s special Fund-A- Need generates $385,850 to support the creation of a new behavioral health services program   With a pleasant breeze rolling off the water complemented by picturesque views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay,

Music On The Porch: Kane Brother’s Will Perform at Eisenhower House on July 12th

The “Music on the Porch” series at the Eisenhower House in Fort Adams State Park continues July 12th with the Kane Brothers. The inaugural launch of the “Music on the Porch” concert series at the Eisenhower House in Fort Adams State Park premiered with the Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet on June 29th with over 200 attendees. July’s free concert will feature

Inaugural “Music on the Porch” Event at the Eisenhower House Exceeds 200 Attendees

The inaugural launch of the “Music on the Porch” concert series at the Eisenhower House in Fort Adams State Park premiered with the Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet on June 29th  with over 200 attendees. The free concert featured the area renowned quartet performing for two hours on the House’s porch along with refreshments from Newport Storm Breweries as

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Local Discounts for Newport Jazz Festival End July 4th

$50 and $60 Discount Tickets for the Newport Jazz Festival Available at Newport Visitors Center Through July 4 Head to the Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America’s Cup Avenue, by Tuesday, July 4, to take advantage of the great local discount for tickets to the Newport Jazz Festival® presented by Natixis Global Asset Management. Discount

newportFILM Announces 2017 ‘newportFILM Outdoors’ Schedule

Screening locations include fabled Gilded Age mansions, picturesque beaches and international polo grounds newportFILM announced today an impressive line up of world-class documentaries for their annual summer series newportFILM Outdoors, with guests including Clive Davis, Wendy Whelan, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, and Rory Kennedy.  The sunset screenings kick off on June 29th and run through

Aquidneck Land Trust Announces Environmental Leadership Award Winners

Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) has selected two local high school seniors to receive the fourth annual Environmental Leadership Award (ELA) for the 2016-2017 school year. The scholarship supports youth leaders on Aquidneck Island who inspire our community by promoting land conservation and environmentalism through their continued efforts. From this year’s competitive applicant group, ALT has

Dodie Kazanjian and Calvin Tomkins to be Honored at Newport Art Museum’s Summer Gala

On Saturday, July 1, 2017 the Newport Art Museum (NAM) will hold its annual summer gala, the Artists’ Ball. This black-tie optional masked ball will welcome cultural and civic leaders, artists, collectors, patrons of the arts, and other art world notables to the Museum’s largest fundraiser. Gala co-chairs, Elizabeth Ann Kahane, Molly de Ramel, and John

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