Profiles in Giving
Meet Tom and Cathy Lawson
They may not have been born here, but for Tom and Cathy Lawson, Rhode Island is home. Originally from the Midwest, Tom’s career has brought the couple all over the country, and finally here to the Ocean State about 20 years ago.
At the beginning of 2022, Tom retired as CEO of FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers, and Cathy is a retired speech and language pathologist for children with special needs. The two have been together for 40 years, and as Cathy points out with a knowing smile, “Tom may be the CEO at work but I’m the CEO of our philanthropy!”
Meet Bruno Ramieri
"How can I help?”
That’s the question Bruno Ramieri asked Hasbro Children’s Hospital in 2020 as he tried to cope with immense grief.
At the time, Bruno was about to lose his wife of 60 years, Pauline, due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Making matters worse, he couldn’t visit her in the nursing home because of COVID-19 restrictions.