The Rhode Island League of Women Voters Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization. The Education Fund provides members of the League of Women Voters, as well as the general public, with information and educational services on elections and on current public policy issues. The League of Women Voters of Rhode Island, a nonpartisan organization, conducts voter service and citizen education activities.
Thanks to a generous bequest from the estate of Susan B. Wilson, a founding member of the League of Women Voters South County and a passionate proponent for education and civic engagement, the Education Fund provides funds for projects promoting voter service and education. (See LWVRI EF Grants)
Donations to the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island Education Fund support the League's Voter Service activities. The LWVRI Ed Fund is a 501(c)(3)corporation, and donations to the Fund are fully tax-deductible where allowed by law.
President: Elisabeth Head, Providence, RI; emhead603 [at] hotmail.com
Vice-President: Anne Cohen, Providence, RI
Secretary: Naomi Kennedy, Barrington, RI;
Treasurer: Hollie Courage, Providence, RI
Elizabeth Candas, Peace Dale RI
Barbara Feldman, Providence, RI
Mary Speare, Providence, RI
Jane Koster (Ex Officio - LWVRI President), Jamestown, RI
Carolyn Rosenthal, Barrington, RI
Nicole Tillery, Warwick, RI
MISSION & PRIORITIES
The League of Women Voters of Rhode Island Education Fund is a non-partisan public policy educational organization, which builds citizen participation in the democratic process, studies key community issues at all government levels in an unbiased manner and enables people to seek positive solutions to public policy issues through education and conflict management.
SUSAN B. WILSON, a founding member of the League of Women Voters South County, was a passionate proponent for education and civic engagement. In 1964 she helped organize the local chapter of the League and, when the state switched from paper ballots to mechanical voting machines, she made sure voters knew how to use the new technology. She held workshops for adults in the local schools and was tireless in her work and commitment to voter service and education. In 1983, Camilla Wiener, then President of the League of Women Voters South County, nominated Susan to receive a League of Women Voters Rhode Island award for her outstanding volunteer service. Her commitment to the League even continued after her death with a bequest to the League of Women Voters Education Fund targeted at promoting voter service and education.