Despite the pandemic, legacy lives on: Norman E. “Sandy” McCulloch, Jr.

Sandy was a true pillar of the community, an industrialist, philanthropist, public education champion, and civic leader.

We were deeply saddened to learn of the death of our dear friend, Sandy McCulloch, this past July. He was a member of the Foundation Board of Directors from 1994 to 2003, serving as its chairman for the last three of those years. Sandy was instrumental in the Foundation’s many accomplishments during his years of service, including the purchase of our present home, One Union Station. Under his leadership, the Foundation became a more proactive force in the community, dedicated to improving the lives of all Rhode Islanders.

We will miss Sandy’s optimism, commitment, his sense of humor, and his steadfast dedication to the betterment of his native Rhode Island and the education of its youth. He, along with his wife Dotty, was truly generous, not only through financial support of countless organizations, but also in sharing his time and wisdom.

We extend our deepest condolences to Dotty, their children, and their extended family.