Posts Tagged with “philanthropy”

Three Bryant students will bike across country to benefit Graves’ disease research

May 7th, 2012

After they graduate May 19, three Bryant students — Dave Britton, Elias McQuade and Keating Tufts — will embark on a 4,200-mile cross-country bicycle trip from Wellfleet, Mass., to San Francisco to raise money for the Graves' Disease and Thyroid Foundation.

Women’s crew team names two boats for benefactors

May 2nd, 2012

The Liz Chace and The Kim Chace are ready for 'fiercer' competition in coming season


University President Ronald K. Machtley, center left, and Elizabeth Z. Chace, center right, celebrate the christening of two boats with members of the women's crew team.

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — As a new club sport, the Bryant women's crew team has experienced a number of firsts in the past year — first practice, first race, first spring season. On April 28, the team gathered with other members of the Bryant community for another first: a boat-naming ceremony for two of the team's four boats.


Bryant dedicates new baseball and softball complex named for Bill ‘67 and Sue Conaty

May 1st, 2012

$1.3 million gift helps transform fields into a first-class D1 facility


Trustee Bill Conaty '67  throws the ceremonial first pitch to Bulldog catcher Mike Del Ponte '12.

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - With a windup and a pitch, Bill Conaty '67 helped Bryant University officially dedicate Conaty Park, the University's new baseball and softball complex named for Conaty, a University Trustee, and his wife, Sue.

The ceremonial first pitch took place Saturday, April 28, before the men's baseball team took on Northeast Conference opponent Fairleigh Dickinson.


A $1.3 million donation from the Conaties, of Sunapee, N.H., and North Palm Beach, Fla., has helped transform the Bryant baseball and softball complex into a first-class Division I stadium that is arguably the best in New England, offering bleacher seating for 500, including 200 chair-back seats, and a state-of-the-art press box.


Sovereign, Bryant sign abroad-study deal

April 5th, 2011

The Providence Business News reports on the three-year agreement Sovereign Bank signed with Bryant University that will provide second-year students the opportunity to travel abroad and participate in international study.

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Sovereign Bank, Santander Universities announce agreement to support Sophomore International Experience

March 24th, 2011

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Sovereign Bank, a part of Banco Santander, announced today it has signed a three-year agreement with Bryant University in support of the University's Sophomore International Experience. The program provides second-year students the opportunity to travel abroad and participate in international study. Sovereign Bank will provide financial support through Santander Universities, a major initiative created by Banco Santander to support higher education and advance the bank's goal of expanding knowledge and experience throughout the world.

 "At Bryant University, we strive to contribute significantly to the larger world through the leaders we produce. The Sophomore International Experience is one component of this effort," said Ronald K. Machtley, president of Bryant University. "Since its inception in 2007, this unique international program has helped 928 second-year students go abroad to gain a better understanding of their place and purpose in the global community. We are grateful to Sovereign Bank and Santander Universities for their support of our innovative program."


Study finds that entrepreneurs are more charitable

December 14th, 2010

A recent study finds that roughly nine in 10 entrepreneurs donate money both personally and through their companies to support charitable causes, while 70 percent also donate their time. Why? "Giving back to the community that helped you create successful work is part and parcel of entrepreneurship," says Cary Collins, Trustee Professor of Entrepreneurship.

"No entrepreneur creates a successful venture without the earnest help of a great many people. ... As such, I think entrepreneurs are reminded every day that a great deal of humanity, luck and hard work went into creating their successful enterprises," he said.

His remarks were featured in a Providence Business News article about the study.

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