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CCRI Foundation elects three new Trustees

July 20, 2020

Community College of Rhode Island Foundation recently elected three individuals to serve as Trustees, including Angela (Angie) Bannerman Ankoma, Bryony Bouyer, and Thomas F. Gilbane, Jr.

Bannerman Ankoma currently serves as Executive Vice President, Director of Community Investment, for the United Way of Rhode Island and is co-owner of the Copa Menswear clothing store located in Providence, RI.  She also serves as Chair of the West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation (WEHDC) and is a founding member of WEHDC’s nationally recognized Sankofa Initiative.  Bannerman Ankoma holds Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health degrees from Columbia University.  She resides in Providence, RI.

Bouyer currently serves as Senior Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion & Multi-cultural Strategies, at Hasbro, Inc.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from UMass Dartmouth and a Master of Business Administration from Bryant University. In addition, she received an Honorary Doctorate from UMass Dartmouth, earned a certificate from Harvard Business School in Women of Corporate Boards, and completed the Hasbro Leadership Development program from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University.   Bouyer resides in Foxboro, MA.

Gilbane serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Gilbane, Inc., and Chairman of Gilbane Building Company. He holds several degrees including a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Babson College, Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Certificate in Building Construction from the Rhode Island School of Design.  In addition, he completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Business.  Gilbane resides in Newport, RI.

“Angie, Bryony, and Tom bring valuable personal and professional experiences to the CCRI Foundation, and we are grateful for their willingness to volunteer their time and talents to serve the college and our incredible students. We look forward to the energy, knowledge, and passion they each bring to the table as we create more partnerships and inspire more philanthropy for CCRI” said CCRI Foundation President Jaymin Patel.

CCRI is at the forefront of improving the ways community college students are prepared to advance their education and career prospects. Named America’s 2-Year College of the Year for 2019 by Education Dive, CCRI expects to have the highest three-year graduation rate of any community college in New England by 2021.

About the CCRI Foundation

The Community College of Rhode Island Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization that inspires philanthropy and provides support for CCRI students. Today, with a growing community of alumni, donors, and philanthropic partners, the Foundation directly supports students through scholarships, book awards, emergency funding, and contributes to strengthening CCRI by supporting strategic programs, professional development and equity initiatives, capital improvements, and the purchase of educational resources.

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