2015-10-15 / Mainsheet

Technology at Pell Gets a Big Boost

Photos by Jen Carter

Donald Christ Donald Christ A sizable gathering of nearly 100 supporters of the Newport Public Education Foundation (NPEF) came together on the beautiful evening of Thursday, Oct. 8 at Ron Fleming’s Bellevue House to thank supporters of NPEF’s fundraising campaign to raise $1 million to establish a technology endowment fund to benefit students at Pell Elementary School. Specifically thanked were the City of Newport and the Alletta Morris Mc- Bean Charitable Trust, for commitments of $200,000 each to the great cause.

Throughout the fall, potential donors were given tours of the Pell facility and had the opportunity to see students in the classrooms. To date, fundraising efforts have raised just over $265,000 from private donors. NPEF Chair Robert Power, a former Newport School Committee member, credited both the city and Donald Christ of the McBean Foundation with being instrumental in “setting things in motion.”

Marvin Abney and Colleen Jermain Marvin Abney and Colleen Jermain Individual, charitable, and corporate donors were recognized for their generosity:

Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust
City Council, City of Newport
Herbert E. and Daisy A. Stride
Memorial Foundation
Kiwanis Club of Newport
McClary-White Charitable Foundation
Benefactors of the Arts
People’s Credit Union
HMFH Architects, Garcia Galuska
DeSousa Consulting Engineers Inc. &
Foley Buhl Roberts & Associates
Richard Sardella – The Sardella Family
Richard Sardella – Michael E. Renzi
Aaron & Rita Slom
Jay & Suzette Schochet
The Fitzgerald Family
Joan Mason Burdine
John & Mary Canole
Robert & Ann Conner
Corrigan Financial
Farrar & Associates
Honorable Paul & Jo Eva Gaines
David Galvin
Peter & Melinda Gerard
Honorable David & Linda Gordon
Raymond Grenon
Joseph Hall
O. William Hilton, Ed.D.
Don & Caroline Kaull
William & Marlene Leatherbee
Charitable Trust
Bernard & Doris Nemtzow
Newport Tent Company
Robert B. Power, Ed.D.
Kenneth & Tia Scigulinsky
Neil P. Galvin
Brennan, Recupero, Casione, Scungio
& McAllister, LLP
James Klau

Kathleen Charbonneau and Tony Cercena Kathleen Charbonneau and Tony Cercena

Jamie and Melissa Crowley Jamie and Melissa Crowley

Ruth Thumbtzen and Tia Scigulinsky Ruth Thumbtzen and Tia Scigulinsky

Harry Winthrop with Mary and John Canole Harry Winthrop with Mary and John Canole

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