Alan Shawn Feinstein

Alan Shawn Feinstein , founder of the Feinstein Foundation, is a nationally known philanthropist and humanitarian. He has made an indelible impact on American education and public service that has spread throughout the country.

His commitment to the schools in the State of Rhode Island is legendary. He has dedicated millions of dollars to its elementary and secondary schools, and to its colleges and universities, to advance the importance of community service in education and the values of caring, compassion and brotherhood.

His motto: “Helping to better the lives of others is the greatest of all achievements.”

Many schools in Rhode Island have been named for him including  several elementary schools and pre-schools. Over 100 public and parochial schools identify themselves as ‘Feinstein Leadership Schools’ – encouraging their students to share his commitment to reaching out to help others in need. Mr. Feinstein believes that helping to better the lives of others, regardless of race, creed or color, is the greatest of all achievements.*

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