LRI In the News
ANNOUNCING: 2017 Drucker Prize Semifinalists
Out of 252 applicants, here are the 50 organizations selected by first-round judges to have best met Peter Drucker’s definition of innovation—“change that creates a new dimension of performance”—and made a meaningful difference in the lives of the people they serve.
The Inaugural Beer and Bacon Fest: The Great Unifier
Over in the food corner is Jim Nellis (LRI '13), the founder of RI Food Fights, an organization that showcases local culinary talent by setting up head-to-head competitions where Rhode Islanders cast votes for their favorite.
Connect Rhode Island
Our 3rd Annual "Hi Neighbor! Statewide Block Party" was a great success! Now, let's take a closer look at our three years...
Raimondo looking for revenue; won’t raise sales or income taxes
As an example: Senator Donna M. Nesselbush (LRI '87), D-Pawtucket, has proposed a tax on sugary drinks. Her bill, slated for a hearing on Thursday, would earmark the $27 million per year in potential new state tax revenue to a newly created Children’s Health Promotion Fund.
Providence academy trains new generation of Latino leaders
“There is some question about whether a leader is born or made,” Tomas Avila (LRI '00) told about 40 people gathered in the Iglesia Vision Cristiana church. “I say it’s both. But leaders need to be given new tools, new visions."
R.I. businesses should look to Africa
Komlan Aloysh (CLRI '12): "It is time for Rhode Island businesses to look to Africa for vast business opportunities through the African immigrant communities here in the state."
Dr. Hittner to retire, Raimondo to appoint Dr. Marie Ganim as OHIC commissioner
The governor’s office announced today that Dr. Kathleen Hittner (LRI '01), the state’s current Health Insurance Commissioner, will retire from her position effective next month.
DeRentis of Residential Properties Ltd. (RPL) completes $1.625 million sale of historic Frederick E. & Albina Bodell House at 25 Balton Road
Residential Properties Ltd. sales associate, Jim DeRentis (LRI '99) has completed the sale of the historic Frederick E. & Albina Bodell House for $1.625 million.
Rhode Island Foundation awards $400K in medical research grants
“Thanks to the commitment of our generous donors, local researchers working to achieve medical advances have a crucial source of seed funding," said Neil D. Steinberg (LRI '91), the Rhode Island Foundation's president and CEO.