In honor of his kindness and charitable works, the James D. Rielly Foundation was established in his name to preserve his legacy and provide charitable and emotional support to the children and the families of military, law enforcement, and first responders hindered by economic status, physical or mental challenges.
“Have I done any good in the world today? Have I helped anyone in need? Have I cheered up the sad? Made someone feel glad? If not, I have failed indeed.”
Who We Are
Founded in 2017 by Michael Rielly, the James D. Rielly Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer corporation, funded entirely by private donations and organized exclusively for charitable purposes.
The staff and board of the foundation enjoy being a part of the community and often become directly involved with recipient organizations to better support and promote their efforts.
The James D. Rielly Foundation believes in giving back to the community both locally and nationally. We believe helping those in need will inspire others to do the same and in turn, improve the quality of life for all. While efforts are focused within Rhode Island and Southern New England, the board is willing to consider requests from outside of the targeted geographical region.
Board of Directors
President and Chief Merriment Officer
Secretary and Treasurer
BG Rick Baccus, USA, Retired
Rayona Ciniglio Clemens
Jodi Botelho Leffingwell