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DiSanto Priest Charitable Foundation Participates in Meeting Street Telethon, Honors Nick Cardi

On Saturday, January 25, 2020 in Providence, RI, the charitable arm of DiSanto, Priest & Co., the DiSanto Priest Charitable Foundation, was honored to participate in the annual Meeting Street Telethon in recognition of both Meeting Street’s 73 years of service, and in special recognition of Nick Cardi, a dear friend of both DiSanto, Priest & Co. and Meeting Street. 

The Meeting Street Telethon, an annual event sponsored by DiSanto, Priest & Co. client, Cardi’s Furniture and Mattresses, raised money and awareness for Meeting Street, an organization committed to child development and education in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. DiSanto, Priest & Co. team members Eric Banville, Gina DeVecchis, Tracy Greco, Art Lambi, and Marcia Sauro volunteered their time to take calls from donors during the event.

Nick, the eldest of the Cardi brothers, lost his courageous battle with cancer in 2019 and was a passionate and tireless supporter of Meeting Street, in addition to a longtime friend of DiSanto, Priest & Co. To honor his legacy, the DiSanto Priest Charitable Foundation was pleased to contribute a donation of $10,000 to Meeting Street in special recognition of Nick Cardi during the Telethon event.

“Over the 15+ years since our firm has had the pleasure of working with the Cardi brothers and forming a lasting and vibrant relationship, we have witnessed first-hand Nick’s passion for Meeting Street and the good work it does in our Rhode Island Community,” said Emilio N. Colapietro, Managing Partner of DiSanto, Priest & Co. “We were honored to support that mission and honor our friend Nick’s memory.”

The DiSanto Priest Charitable Foundation is proud to honor Nick and the Cardi family. To learn more about the DiSanto Priest Charitable Foundation, click here.

A collage of images of The DiSanto, Priest & Co. team working the phones at the Meeting Street Telethon and donating a $10,000 oversize check to the organization.


Save the Bay Clean-Up 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

In August of 2018, the Bentley Foundation organized a community service day for DiSanto, Priest & Co. where the entire firm participated in a Save the Bay (Narragansett Bay) beach cleanup program at Fisherman’s Memorial/Camp Cronin Area.  Our team, despite working in very humid conditions with temperatures exceeding 95 degrees, was able to collect over 500lbs of refuse from the beach and surrounding area, helping to ensure that the area is safe and clean for both visitors and native wildlife.  As a reward for the team’s efforts, DiSanto, Priest & Co. provided lunch and refreshments at George’s of Galilee after the cleanup.  As you can tell from looking at the below photos, much fun was had by all.


Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon

Saturday, March 24, 2018

In March of 2018, the Bentley Foundation organized a Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser to support Junior Achievement in its endeavors to inspire and prepare Rhode Island students to succeed in a global economy. With an evening of jovial sportsmanship and impressive bowling skills on display, the Bentley Foundation managed to not only meet their record fundraising goal but surpassed it, raising a total of $5,252.19 for Junior Achievement.

Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing kindergarten – 12th-grade programs that foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and uses experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential.


Wheelz for Josh

Monday, July 27, 2015

Wheelz for Josh