Promenade Street, Suite 500
Providence RI 02908
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.
Nitin S. Damle, MD, President
Jose Polanco, MD, Secretary-Treasurer
Alyn L. Adrain, MD
Gary Bubly, MD
Vera A. De Palo MD
Newell E. Warde, PhD, Executive Director
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.
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.