February 24, 2021

East Providence Woman Named to Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Foundation

Theresa Moore joins the board of RI’s largest community foundation


Theresa Moore of East Providence has been named to the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Foundation. As the state’s largest funder of nonprofit organizations, the Foundation awarded a record $56 million in grants to more than 2,000 nonprofits in 2019.

“We are very pleased that Theresa is joining our Board. She has distinguished accomplishments and brings a diverse range of experience to the Rhode Island Foundation. Her perspective will enable the Foundation to focus even more effectively on addressing disparities in the pursuit of our strategic priorities of educational success, healthy lives and economic security,” said Polly Wall, who chairs the board.

Moore is President of T-Time Productions. Founded in 2006, T-Time produces diverse and inclusive programming and content for various media platforms including television, film, digital and educational distribution.

In addition, she is a professor at Providence College, teaching in the MBA, Masters of Urban Education, Global Studies and School of Continuing Education programs as well as implementing and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion pedagogical practices and curricula with the school’s faculty.

Previously, she served as Director of Equity at the Highlander Institute in Providence, where she focused on issues of diversity, culturally relevant teaching/curriculum and equity as it pertained to students' educational experiences and was a corporate executive with ESPN and Coca-Cola.

The East Providence native serves on the board of directors of The Harvard Varsity Club and Trinity Repertory Theater. She earned a BA at Harvard University and an MBA at Emory University.

“I am extremely excited to be joining the Board of the Rhode Island Foundation. During these challenging and unprecedented times, the Foundation has continued its leadership role in the community and I look forward assisting them as they work to address issues of inequity in healthcare, education and economic opportunity,” said Moore.

The Rhode Island Foundation is the largest and most comprehensive funder of nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island. Working with generous and visionary donors, the Foundation raised $47 million and awarded a record $56 million in grants to organizations addressing the state’s most pressing issues and needs of diverse communities in 2019. Through leadership, fundraising and grant-making activities, often in partnership with individuals and organizations, the Foundation is helping Rhode Island reach its true potential. For more information, visit www.rifoundation.org.


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