The Cianci Educational Foundation | Cox Business

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical and Emery’s Catering. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser.


Today we’ll be joined by Rick Simone from the Cianci Educational Foundation, which just awarded WaterFire a generous sponsorship!

The private foundation represents the merger of the Vincent A. Cianci Scholarship Fund and the Vincent A. Cianci Library and Research Center, said Cianci’s nephew Dr. Brad Turchetta.

[T]he foundation will award 14 scholarships of $1000 each to entering college freshmen; and sponsorships to eight organizations, for a total of $48,500…

We’ll then have Ross Nelson from our sponsor Cox Business, who will speak about the Get Started RI business pitch event coming up on September 22nd.

Get Started Rhode Island will highlight up to five entrepreneurs who will pitch their idea to a distinguished panel of experts. One winner will be named to receive up to $40,000  in prizes  including a one year Cox Business technology package.

Local businesses not competing are encouraged to attend this free event for networking and learning opportunities from accomplished leaders in digital marketing, funding and business growth strategy.

Register by July 15 at


Episode Segments:

Part 1 – Rick Simone, the Cianci Educational Foundation


Part 2 – Ross Nelson, Vice President of Cox Business – Get Started Rhode Island


Episode 61 – Broadcast: June 29th, 2016 | Featured image: Waterplace Basin before the lighting. Photo by Erin Cuddigan.

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