Battle of Rhode Island Association Awarded Grant from BankNewport

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The Battle of Rhode Island Association (BoRIA) was awarded a $5,000 grant from BankNewport. The funds will go toward funding our speaker series throughout the State that highlights Rhode Island’s significant contributions to the American Revolution. BoRIA Director of Grants Dr. Murray Norcross stated “BankNewport has a long and storied history of supporting many different community endeavors throughout Newport County and this generous grant helps BoRIA educate the community through our lectures and events.”

“BankNewport is proud to support the Battle of Rhode Island Association,” said Jack Murphy, President & CEO, BankNewport. “Our hope is that the grant will help create awareness and expand educational programming surrounding the importance of the Battle of Rhode Island and our State’s rich heritage and significant role in the American Revolution.”

About BankNewport: Founded in 1819 and headquartered in Newport, BankNewport is one of the longest-standing community banks in the United States and, as a mutual organization, is committed to the financial success of its customers, employees, and communities. BankNewport supports nonprofits with areas of impact focused on basic human needs, education, economic security, arts and culture, and the environment. BankNewport has awarded over $8 million in grants, sponsorships, and donations over the past ten years to a wide range of nonprofits to help strengthen and enrich lives and communities throughout Rhode Island. Financial education and community service performed by employees totals 8,500 hours annually. For more information, please visit

The Battle of Rhode Island Association is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to raising awareness of Rhode Island’s role in the War for Independence. Donations may be made payable to “BoRIA” at PO Box 626, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

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