RITA Foundation - Moving Minds

The mission of the Rhode Island Trucking Association Foundation is to enhance the image of the trucking industry, support educational programs and workforce development, and to conduct meaningful research and programs that serve to promote trucking’s important role in the supply chain.

Trucks and professional drivers MOVE everything we eat, drink, wear, watch and drive. Donations directly fund educational scholarships and workforce development to attract more women and younger generations of all backgrounds to a career in transportation.

The Rhode Island Trucking Association Foundation is a 501(c)(3), and its donations are fully tax deductible. We appreciate your consideration of a donation to advance the Foundation’s mission and “Move Minds.”

Call Foundation Board Members Debora Babin Katz or Chris Maxwell at (401) 729-6600 to discuss a donation.

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RITA Foundation Board of Trustees

Stephen SoaresChairman
Khane Goodson, Citizens Wealth ManagementTreasurer
Frank Kernan, ALTA Materials HandlingSecretary
Debora Babin Katz, TrucBrushEx Officio
Tess Booth, University Of Rhode Island
Steve Boyle, Workforce Solutions
Ralph Coppola, Ivy Wealth ManagementAdvisory
Lisa D’Ambra, RI Brain & Spinal Tumor Foundation
Jeffrey Flath, eNow
Mark Giuffre, UPSAdvisory
Jonathan Hanson, Ferguson New England
Steve Kitchin, New England Institute of Technology
Sara Packer, New England Tractor Trailer Training School
Lindsey Trent, NextGen TruckingAdvisory

Foundation News

Debora Babin Katz

RITA’s First Female Chair Aims to ‘Move Minds’

By RITA Staff | February 26, 2023

Debora Babin Katz assumed the gavel as the first woman to Chair the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Trucking Association on Tuesday.

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Lauren Lancellotta

RITA & WIT Foundation announce recipient of Lena Daly Scholarship

By RITA Staff | February 2, 2021

Lauren Lancellotta of Johnston, Rhode Island is the second recipient of the RITA WIT Foundation Lena Daly Scholarship.

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Morgan Caldarone

Morgan Caldarone earns first Lena Daly Scholarship

By RITA Staff | September 9, 2020

Morgan Caldarone will be the first recipient of this scholarship, for which she will use to pursue a career in trucking, specifically in the field of law.

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Lena Daly

Promoting women in the industry with Lena Daly Scholarship

By RITA Staff | April 20, 2020

The RITA WIT Foundation Lena Daly Scholarship will recognizing emerging leaders in the trucking industry in the state of Rhode Island.

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