350th anniversary of Rhode Island's "lively experiment" in religious freedom
SueEllen Kroll is the Grants Director at the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, where she has been a member of the staff since 2004. As the only source of funding for public humanities projects in the state of Rhode Island, the Humanities Council supports humanities programs for every Rhode Islander. As administer of the Humanities Council’s grants program, SueEllen counsels prospective applicants through the process and helps to strengthen public programming by connecting cultural producers with support and resources from across the state.
SueEllen is a member of Associated Grant Makers and the New England Chapter of the Grants Managers Network, and serves on the regional taskforce for the Cultural Data Plan.
SueEllen is a native of Massachusetts, but was lured to Providence in 2001 enamored by the city’s sense of community and its cultural life. Since her arrival, SueEllen has helped out on various community projects, including founding the RI Human Rights Film Festival (2001 – 2006). In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, bike rides, collecting African literature and working on her historic home. SueEllen holds a BA in English Literature from Wheaton College.