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Washington Trust Supports Station Fire Memorial Foundation’s Memorial Park Campaign With $50,000 Donation

May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017

West Warwick, RI – Washington Trust has donated $50,000 to the Station Fire Memorial Foundation in support of its capital campaign to build the memorial park created to honor the 100 people who lost their lives in the tragic Station Nightclub fire on February 20, 2003. The donation represents a multi-year commitment to the foundation on behalf of the Washington Trust Charitable Foundation.

Joseph MarcAurele, Washington Trust Chairman and CEO, is a member of the Station Fire Memorial Park Campaign Leadership Committee. The park, which is due to open at a dedication ceremony on Sunday, May 21st, is located on the site of the former nightclub, at 211 Cowesett Avenue in West Warwick, RI. It was constructed by Gilbane Building Company with active assistance and donations from various building trades.

“As a survivor and President of the Station Fire Memorial Foundation I am humbled and honored by the very generous donation of $50,000 made by Washington Trust,” said Gina Russo, President, SFMF. “The Station Fire Memorial Foundation is grateful for Washington Trust’s support and dedication to honoring our 100 Angels.”

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