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Rhode Island PBS Honors Walter and Mary Ann Slocomb
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On November 16, nonprofit organizations across Rhode Island will gather at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet to mark National Philanthropy Day, an occasion to honor the hundreds of partners in philanthropy whose generosity manifests wide-ranging impact and benefit on our community.

Rhode Island PBS is honored and grateful to name Walter and Mary Ann Slocomb as our 2018 Partners in Philanthropy. 

Fond of drama and how-to series that educate and inspire, Walter and Mary Ann Slocomb are also avid British Comedy enthusiasts and have helped keep Last of the Summer Wine on the air for the past couple of years.

The Slocombs have been involved with WSBE for more than 30 years, and have volunteered their time for pledge drives and auctions.

Committed to the success of WSBE Rhode Island PBS and to its preservation for future generations, the Slocombs have been unwavering advocates for public television and other organizations in the community that inspire and preserve education.

We are enriched for knowing them, and our audience of Britcom fans owes them a debt of gratitude as well for their years of dedicatoin and support.

National Philanthropy Day also awards recognition in four major categories. The 2018 Awards go to…

Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation (250 employees or more)

New England Laborers’ Tri-Funds

Outstanding Philanthropic Business (Fewer than 250 employees)

Newport Tent Company

Outstanding Philanthropic Citizens

Dr. Joseph Chazan

Herbert E. Kaplan Youth in Philanthropy Scholarship

Chloe Moss from the East Greenwich High School Class of 2019

Congratulations to all winners and thank you all for changing Rhode Island with a giving heart.