Partners of the Firm reflect on the past, present and future, as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary.
Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. In honor of this milestone, we created the PS&H 25/25 initiative as a way to say thank you to the many members of our community who have supported us through the years. Each month during 2013 we will identify at least one nonprofit community-based organization to which we will donate 25 items.
In April, Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP donated 25 tickets to the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket to take a docent-led tour of the RISD Museum of Art. “We are very pleased to be able to commemorate our milestone anniversary by offering these young people the opportunity to explore the RISD Museum,” said Managing Partner David Gilden.
The RISD Museum of Art is Rhode Island’s leading museum of fine and decorative art, housing a collection of 86,000 objects of international significance. It is southeastern New England’s only comprehensive art museum and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. The RISD Museum strives to be a vital cultural resource by educating and inspiring a wide variety of audiences. The Museum maintains an active program of exhibitions, lectures, tours, workshops and publications dedicated to the interpretation of art and design from diverse cultures ranging from ancient times to the present.
Founded in 1900, today the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket has 4,000 members. Its mission is to inspire and enable the young people of Pawtucket and surrounding communities, especially those with greatest need, to realize their full potential as healthy, productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Pictured are David M. Gilden and John J. Partridge along with staff members and children of the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket.
In March, Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP donated 25 tickets to Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth (¡CityArts!) students to attend The Joffrey Ballet performance which culminated FirstWorks’ month-long celebration of the centenary debut of “Rite of Spring”. The Firm is honored to be able to commemorate our milestone anniversary by supporting both organizations in this way. Through the efforts of FirstWorks, the students from ¡CityArts! had the opportunity to attend a live performance by a world-renowned dance company.
FirstWorks is a non-profit arts organization that presents world-class performing arts programs that build the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of our community. Since 2004, FirstWorks has offered Rhode Islanders access to some of the most exciting artists of our time including Yo-Yo Ma, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Sweet Honey In The Rock, Laurie Anderson and master artists of Pakistan through Caravanserai project (2011-12). Beginning with an unprecedented collaboration with Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, FirstWorks has grown into a multidimensional arts organization recognized with 14 National Endowment for the Arts grants, produced 22 groundbreaking arts festivals, attracted more than 140,000 participants and engaged more than 100 nonprofit community organizations and schools.
¡CityArts! is a community arts organization with a mission to provide free professional arts education to Providence youth between ages 8-14. ¡CityArts! now serves over 1200 youth in afterschool and summer arts programs citywide, offering meaningful learning experiences in visual art and design, performing arts, and creative writing. Their work is inspired by the creative process of art-making and the exploration of ideas and concepts that shape our communities and everyday lives.
Appearing the photo are: Back Row: Left to Right: Peter Bramante, Managing Director, FirstWorks; Norman Benoit and Melissa Darigan, Partners at Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP, Gerard Charles, Ballet Master representing The Joffrey Ballet CityArts students; Front Row: City Arts Students and the woman in the center is Kathleen Pletcher, Executive Artistic Director, FirstWorks
Also in March, Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP donated $250 to the Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) to help support the Foundation’s tireless efforts to improve the quality of education in the community. The Firm is honored to be able to commemorate our milestone anniversary by making this donation.
The Westborough Education Foundation is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial support for projects and programs that expand educational opportunities, foster and stimulate creativity, and enhance the excellence of academic experiences for Westborough students. In addition, its purpose is to establish a permanent fund to support grant awards for innovative initiatives that are above and beyond the base curriculum requirements and are outside the scope of the Westborough School Department's budget.
Appearing in the photo are Marvin Silver, a partner at Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP and Kim Martin-Girard, president of Westborough Education Foundation.
Additionally, in March, Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP donated $250 to the Dartmouth Education Foundation (DEF) to help support the Foundation’s tireless efforts to improve the quality of education in the community. “We are pleased to be able to commemorate our milestone anniversary by making this donation. The mission of DEF complements our commitment to serving the communities in which we work and live,” said Partner in Charge of our Southcoast office, Randall T. Weeks, Jr. “2013 also commemorates the firm’s 10th anniversary of the PS&H SouthCoast Office in New Bedford.”
The Dartmouth Education Foundation was founded in 2007 by a group of parents and citizens in Dartmouth concerned with the quality of education in the town’s public schools. The DEF has been formed to ensure enhanced and enriched education opportunities for students in the Town of Dartmouth.
In the photo are John Beauregard, DEF Chairman of the Board and Randall T. Weeks, a partner at Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP.
In February, Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP donated 25 tickets to the New Bedford Symphony Youth Orchestra to attend the Rhode Island Philharmonic Rush Hour Concert. “We are very pleased to be able to commemorate our milestone anniversary by making this donation. It was a pleasure to see how much the students enjoyed attending the concert,” said Managing Partner David Gilden.
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School is committed to engaging people of Southern New England as lifelong music listeners, teachers, learners, creators and performers. Under the artistic leadership of Music Director Larry Rachleff and Resident Conductor Francisco Noya, the RI Philharmonic Orchestra comprises 73 professional musicians, and the Philharmonic Music School is currently the only comprehensive, non-profit community music school in Rhode Island.
Since 2008, the New Bedford Symphony Youth Orchestras (NBSYO) have been bringing together talented young musicians from across the Southeastern Massachusetts region to participate in an educational and artistic experience in a full orchestra setting. Membership in the NBSYO is open to students of grade school age through age 21. The NBSYO organization is made up of four orchestras, with students placed into the appropriate ensemble by audition. All NBSYO musicians must be members in good standing in their school instrumental music programs.
Appearing in the photo are members of the New Bedford Symphony Youth Orchestra, Lawrence D. Hunt, Esq., Partner at Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP, David M. Gilden, Esq., Managing Partner at Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP and a member of the Board of Directors at the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School, David Beauchesne, Executive Director at the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School.
In January, we donated 25 winter coats to Children’s Friend, a nonprofit organization in Providence. Founded in 1834, Children’s Friend is a leading provider of child welfare, family support, mental health, and youth development services. For more than a decade, PS&H has enjoyed a close relationship with Children’s Friend. This year, PS&H Firm partner, Kim McCarthy, is chair of the CFS board. We are honored to make this donation to such a fine organization that serves an important segment of our community.
Appearing in the photo are Kimberly I. McCarthy, Partner at Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP and Chair of Children’s Friend Board of Directors; David Caprio, Executive Director, Children's Friend.