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Local Nonprofits Receive $89,885

A total of twenty-three Rhode Island nonprofits have received funding to support their work from Bank Rhode Island (BankRI). With a particular focus on programs that advance educational opportunities for at-risk populations, human services, and civic organizations improving our communities, the bank has awarded $89,885 in charitable grants.

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Thousands of Gifts for Kids Pour into BankRI Giving Tree

Rhode Islanders in every corner of the state embraced this year’s Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) Holiday Giving Tree program, leading to an incredible 5,556 gifts donated to brighten the season for underprivileged children served by local nonprofits. It is the most presents ever collected by the program, which recognized its 25th year in 2022.

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BankRI Galleries Present Monica Shinn

BankRI Pitman Street Gallery: “Prudence Island: Paintings, Drawings and Constructions by Monica Shinn,” January 5 through March 1, 2023.. The branch is located at 137 Pitman Street in Providence. Hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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BankRI Galleries Present Michele Provost

BankRI Turks Head Gallery: “Here Thinking of There, Now Thinking of Then: Paintings on
Paper by Michele Provost,” January 5 through March 1, 2023.. The branch is located at One Turks Head Place in downtown Providence. Hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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BankRI Awards $95,100 in Grants to Rhode Island Nonprofits

In its most recent support of the state’s nonprofit sector and the services they provide Rhode Islanders, Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) has awarded $95,100 in charitable grants. The funding was received by 36 organizations statewide and supports programs that address hunger and food insecurity, youth education and early childhood literacy, emergency needs, and more.

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William C. Tsonos Named President and CEO of BankRI

Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) has appointed a new President and CEO. William C. Tsonos, who joined BankRI in 2006 and currently serves as the bank’s EVP, Director of Commercial Banking, will assume his new leadership position effective November 1.

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BankRI Announces New Headquarters Project on I-195 Parcel

In what will be the first new ground up corporate office constructed in the capital city in more than a decade, Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) today announced the development of a new headquarters to be located in Providence. The headquarters will be built on Parcels 8 and 8A of the I-195 Development District as part of a significant mixed-use project.

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BankRI Hires Vanessa Zampini as VP, Cash Management Manager

Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) has bolstered the team in its cash management division, hiring financial veteran Vanessa Zampini as VP, Cash Management Manager. Throughout her career, Vanessa has acquired a wealth of experience, having held nearly every business- and customer-facing position in a bank branch.

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All BankRI offices will be closed on Monday, February 20th in observance of Presidents' Day.