Guillaume and Molly de Ramel
photo: Nick Mele

Guillaume and Molly de Ramel donate $25,000 to MLK Center to help feed the Newport community

Guillaume and Molly de Ramel have made a $25,000 donation to the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center of Newport in support of their efforts to feed the Newport community during the gas outage.

“Everyone deserves nutrition for the mind and body. We were inspired by the efforts of our local Representative Marvin Abney and the spirit of all in Newport dealing with dual blows of government shutdown and gas outage,” said Guillaume de Ramel. “We dropped off a check to the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center this morning for $25,000 earmarked for the community food bank. Mindful of the audacity of thought from MLK Jr.” 

“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture of their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Founded in 1922 and renamed honoring Dr. King in 1968, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center is a central service provider for at-risk individuals, families and seniors. An independent nonprofit, the MLK Community Center fights hunger, promotes health, educates young and school-age kids, supports families, and engages seniors all across Newport County.

A dedicated philanthropist, investor and developer, Guillaume de Ramel has spent years working diligently towards both ends. For generations, through the Prince Charitable Trusts and later the de Ramel Foundation, Guillaume and his family have been dedicated to good works in Rhode Island, providing funds to educational, environmental, health care and social needs.