Cortney Nicolato, President and CEO of United Way of Rhode Island, joined What’s Up Newp at noon on Thursday, April 1 to give us an update on 401Gives, Rhode Island’s statewide giving day!

After raising approximately $1.32 million for the effort’s first-ever year in 2020, United Way of Rhode Island upped the ante in 2021, setting a goal to raise $1.5 million for nonprofits across the Ocean State in a span of just 24-hours this year.

While we were having a chat with Cortney, donations surpassed $1.32 million.

Watch our conversation below

401Gives returns on April 1 with the goal of raising $1.5 million for local nonprofits

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He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

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