Rhode Island Medical Society

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Rhode Island Medical Society Foundation


235 Promenade Street, Suite 500
Providence RI 02908
401-331-3207
Fax 401-751-8050

Trustees
The RIMS Foundation is governed by a five-member board of trustees, which is comprised of the three most recent past presidents of the Society, the current president and the current treasurer.

Alyn L. Adrain, MD, President
Jose Polanco, MD, Secretary-Treasurer
Gary Bubly, MD
Nitin S. Damle, MD
Elaine C. Jones,MD
Newell E. Warde, PhD, Executive Director

The RIMS Foundation is a scientific, educational, charitable and peer review foundation. It was approved by the Internal Revenue Service on June 6, 1983, as a 501(c)(3) organization. Under this designation, it may "promote health and welfare in the community by engaging in charitable, educational and scientific activities related to the field of medicine." The RIMS Foundation may receive gifts from any individual or organization, and donations are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

 


Funds within the RIMS Foundation

Unrestricted Fund
To support a variety of public service activities and educational efforts, including but not limited to:
Tar Wars®, the annual anti-tobacco effort that reaches thousands of youngsters in Rhode Island middle schools, thanks to the dedication of scores of physician volunteers.
ASK Day (“Asking Saves Kids”): Since 2002, RIMS has worked with The ASK Campaign to raise public awareness campaign on ways to keep kids safe from injuries involving firearms.
Bike Safety Program, in the past 12 years, more than 5,600 children of low-income families have received helmets and bike safety materials through this RIMS program. Each $10 donation purchases a helmet and other bike safety items.

 

Contributions have been restricted by donors to provide support for the following purposes:

Benevolence Fund
To assist physicians and their families in financial need. The Benevolence Fund is administered by its own set of Trustees: Daniel Moore, MD and Frank Sullivan, MD

Bike Safety Program
In the past 12 years, more than 5,600 children of low-income families have received helmets and bike safety materials through this RIMS program. Each $10 donation purchases a helmet and other bike safety items.

Founders Fund
For capital improvements and major equipment purchases

Medical Professional Liability Fund
To support public educational programs and raise awareness relating to professional liability and tort reform

Physicians' Health Fund
To support the cost of employing two part-time professionals who provide services pertaining to the health of physicians and certain other medical professionals
About the Physician Health Program


Updated 3/3/14

Promenade Street Providence RI