Watch the Gordon family, making a difference

The January issue of Providence Monthly has a cover story on people to watch in the new year, with two of the nine spots taken by members of the Gordon family. Among the "movers, shakers and change-makers," it's the Gordon parents who are working to make systemic change to benefit all Rhode Islanders.

 

 

Angie Ankoma, parent of Aniah Ankoma '19, leads off the story. As the United Way of Rhode Island reorganizes, her job as Executive Vice President & Director of Community Investment is expected to take on new significance. One big project will be overseeing the new Nonprofit Innovation Lab, which will bring together nonprofit leaders to receive mentoring, resources, funding, and networking opportunities.

 

Second on Providence Monthly's list is Kim Anderson, parent of Ava Anderson '08 and Frohman Anderson '05. Described as "a serial entrepreneur who gravitates toward businesses with social conscience," her latest venture is Plant City, a vegan food hall that drew nearly a quarter million diners in its first six months. Along with the Gordon parents at Farm Fresh Rhode Island, Hope and Main and Hope's Harvest, she's one of a growing cohort of community members working towards a more sustainable food system for Rhode Island.

 

From July: Ms. Ankoma's daughter Aniah doing her part as a community advocate at RICJ

 

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