Northern RI Board of Realtors

Scholarship & Charitable Works

At our annual meeting on 9/20/18, the Community Action Committee presented a check for $5,450 to the Community Care Alliance as a result of our 2018 fundraising activities. This non-profit organization strives to support individuals and families in their efforts to meet economic, social and emotional challenges and enhance their well-being.



In 2018, the NRIBR will be supporting Community Care Alliance of Woonsocket, RI.
  Watch this site and our member communications to learn how you can help!

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In 2016 and 2017, the Board supported the Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry.  This emergency food pantry assists close to 200 families in the Northern RI area each month and provides vital services to the most vulnerable in our community.  The Board conducted food drives and collected monetary donations, resulting in over $2,000 donated to this great community partner. 

1500 presentation to Cumberland Lincoln Boys and Girls Club 9 24 2015

On 9/24/2015, the Northern Rhode Island Board of REALTORS® presented a check in the amount of $1500 to Cumberland-Lincoln Boys & Girls Club, bringing our year-end total to $2,000.  The proceeds were raised at the Board's Charity Bowl in August 2015.  2015 Board President, Ryan Antrop selected the group as the President's Charity citing the valuable after-school and athletic programs the Boys & Girls Club operates for area residents.  In attendance at the check presentation were Left to Right: President Ryan Antrop; Gary Rebello, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club and Joe Gonsalves, Chief Operating Officer for the Boys & Girls Club.


On September 22, 2015, the Northern Rhode Island Board of REALTORS® presented 190 Backpacks to Woonsocket Head Start. A Backpack Drive was held during a Charity Bowl Fundraising Event. The Northern Rhode Island Board of REALTORS® Charitable Works Committee Chair, Debby Smith coordinated with City of Woonsocket Director of Human Resources, Linda Plays, to determine the amount of backpacks needed for the children of the Woonsocket Head Start program. In attendance for the delivery of the backpacks were: NRIBR Chief Executive Officer Donna Andrews, Charitable Works Committee members – Debby Smith and Pete Dufresne, 2015 NRIBR President Ryan Antrop, NRIBR Director and also a Councilman of Woonsocket Garrett Mancieri, Wonnsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, Director of HR for City of Woonsocket Linda Plays and Executive Director of Head Start Mary Var.



2019GroupScholarshipAwardOur Board of Directors presented the 2019 scholarship awards to Vanessa Sanchez of William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School in Lincoln and Amara D'Antuono of Burillville High School on 4/18/2019.   Thank you to our members and friends for their donations in support of this annual program. 

2018 Scholarships Awarded 4/19/2018: NRIBR granted a $1,000 scholarship each to Seniors Micayla Bourski of Pawtucket and Griffin Lamoureux of Cumberland.  Each year, the Board provides two scholarships to students in the Northern Rhode Island area with money raised by donations from the REALTOR® membership.  Thank you to our members and friends for their help in support of this annual program.

2017 Scholarships Awarded 4/20/2017:  NRIBR awarded a $1,000 scholarship each to Seniors Kailey Brodeur (Cumberland) and Matthew Mardo (Lincoln). For over 30 years, the Board has distributed a scholarship to high-performing High School Seniors (or those with one year remaining of college) in the Northern RI area to assist them in their quest for higher education.  Kailey will be a pre-med student while Matthew will begin his studies as a neuroscientist.

2016 Scholarships Awarded 5/19/2016:  NRIBR distributed a $1,000 scholarship each to Seniors Vivian Tian and Erick Schlicht.   The Board has been assisting deserving High School Seniors or those with one year remaining of college for 12 years through its annual scholarship program.

2015 Scholarships Awarded 5/21/2015:  The Northern Rhode Island Board distributed a $1,000 scholarship each to Seniors Jonathan Blanchette of Mount Saint Charles Academy and Noelle Sweder of Woonsocket High School.  

2014 Scholarships Awarded 5/20/2014:  The Northern Rhode Island Board distributed a $1,000 scholarship each to Senior Kerry Connnolly of Cumberland High School and Senior Ben Garneau of Lincoln High School.

Annual scholarship application and guidelines are posted at the beginning of every year. Check back in January 2020 to apply.