Secretary - Vernia Carter
Director of Prevention, Progreso Latino

Executive Director - Kelli Didomenico
Vice President of Family Engagement, The Children's Workshop

Treasurer - David MacDonald
President, The Children's Workshop

Board Member - Maggie Teller
President/CEO, The Children's Workshop

The Children’s Workshop Foundation envisions communities where all families are strong, independent, healthy and empowered.

Board Member - Marcus Howell
McLaughlin & Quinn, LLC


mission statement

board of directors

Vice President - Robert Villucci
Vice President, Navigant Credit Union

Board Member - Tip Fairchild
Vice President of Business Development, Squad Locker

The Children's Workshop Foundation is proud to be involved in the following projects and events:

  • The Children's Workshop Mentoring Program

  • Central Falls Coalition Thanksgiving Dinner and Holiday Extravaganza

  • Halloween Candy Donation Program to benefit United States Servicemen and Servicewomen stationed abroad

  • Scholarships for Early Childhood Education

Click here to see photos from recent Children's Workshop Foundation Events!

We strive to bring our employees, community members, and friends of

The Children's Workshop together to offer:

head start

Getting involved in your child's education now will prepare you for when your child enters elementary school. 


Donations of funds, goods, and services to local non-profit organizations already engaging in work to improve the lives of the children and families in our community.


Scholarships and financial assistance to quality early childhood programs in MA and RI.


Established to enhance the lives of our youth by providing them with the guidance necessary for a successful future through Mentoring.

The Children's Workshop Foundation was established in 2011 to serve the needs of families and communities across Rhode Island and Massachusetts. We are an IRS recognized 501(c)3 public charity; all of our proceeds go toward bettering the lives of children, improving communities, and furthering education.

President - Sean Cottrell
Assistant Vice President, Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage

The Children’s Workshop Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children and under served families in the communities served by The Children’s Workshop, Inc by helping them access needed resources and quality education. We will accomplish this by supporting other organizations whose goals align with ours and through mentoring and community outreach. We were founded by employees of The Children's Workshop, Inc who wanted to find a way to give MORE back to their communities.

Board Member - Ann Foncellino
Broker Associate, Coldwell Banker Brokerage