We are excited to welcome The Champlin Foundation as a new GCRI member.  The Champlin Foundation, long a leader in the Rhode Island philanthropic sector, is a new Champion member of GCRI.

Since 1932, The Champlin Foundation has awarded more than $550 million to fund capital projects for Rhode Island non-profit organizations. These investments have fostered better medical care, improved education, expanded access to social services, conservation of open spaces, preservation of historic buildings, enrichment of the arts, advancement of animal welfare and more.

We are particularly excited to welcome Nina Stack, Champlin’s new Executive Director, to Rhode Island and GCRI.  Nina comes to Champlin after serving as the President and CEO of our sister organization, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, for 13 years, and served on the Board of Directors of United Philanthropy Forum, so she is well versed in the importance of philanthropy-serving organizations like GCRI.

Nina, who has a long family history on Block Island, says, “I fell in love with Rhode Island as a child and that deep connection has continued ever since.” 

Welcome back to Rhode Island, Nina!  And a warm welcome to The Champlin Foundation from GCRI.