Tonight's Fund Raising Concert In Newport Possible Because of Great Partners from the Business Community

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In times of government budget cutting, non-profits, especially in historic preservation, are feeling the pinch. One not-for-profit, the Fort Adams Trust, is seeing companies like Arden Engineering stepping up to help fill the void, reaping benefits for both.

Without Arden Engineering’s support, this never would have happened

National Historic Landmark Fort Adams, the largest coastal fortress in North America, needs lots of investment to operate and preserve. While State partners continue their support, pressure on funding is intense. Private sector firms have stepped up in a variety of ways to add funding, stretching dollars with the help of services provided by companies employees and sometimes grants or sponsorships.

As Rick Nagele, Executive Director of the Fort Adams Trust, notes, “We are working with great companies all the time to make things happen here at the Fortress. Right now, for example, we are partnering with Arden Engineering Constructors, who focus their fantastic expertise on engineering design, construction and maintenance services in a number of commercial markets. We can’t thank Robert Bolton of Arden enough for what he does for not-for-profits and for Fort Adams.”

Arden Engineering has a robust history of giving back to the community. According to Robert Bolton, “At Arden, we believe that if our communities succeed, we do as well. So our people take time from work to share their expertise and help when they can. Our firm has contributed countless hours of our professionals’ time to a variety of worthy endeavors.”

“Tonight at Fort Adams we’re hosting a fund raising concert with some great bands. If you’re looking for things to do in Newport, the concert starts at 7:00 PM, runs until 11:00 PM, and features Rick Derringer (Hang on Sloopy, Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo), smoking guitarist Rhett Tyler and Steely Dan Tribute Band ‘Hey Nineteen.’ Without Arden’s support, this never would have happened,” says Nagele.

“It’s also great to be working with a company that has the kind of expertise that Arden does. I could ask them any questions about design, engineering, HVAC systems, and the like and they know the answer cold. When you’re working in a National Historic Landmark with over 4 million bricks, tons of granite, and ancient systems, it’s great to have partners who know what they’re doing,” according to Nagele.

“We’re glad to be here to make a difference. Being careful in what we do in every way is part of our culture. Trying do over-deliver on our promises is our commitment,” says Bolton. As Nagele, notes, “We’re glad you’re there.”

Tickets are still available for Newport Rocks the Fort, a classic rock concert at Fort Adams in Newport, starting at 7:00 PM August 29. Tickets are $25 and available at or $30 at the gate.

About the Fort Adams Trust
The Fort Adams Trust is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit responsible for preservation, programming, and promoting the National Historic Landmarks in Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. Over 100,000 people tour the Fort and attend events in the Park annually. The Trust, descended from the Fort Adams Foundation, accepts donations to support its preservation and programming missions.

About Arden Engineering Constructors
Arden Engineering provides engineering design, construction and maintenance services. As Rhode Island’s largest mechanical contracting engineering firm, we are experts in mechanical construction and service, electrical construction, sprinkler construction and sprinkler service. We are southern New England’s premier total solution mechanical engineering and construction company.

About Newport, Rhode Island
Newport, often called the City by the Sea, is also referred to as "New England's second global city." In addition to the incredible historic destinations and cultural activities, great restaurants and shops, and unrivaled scenic beauty, there is a cosmopolitan sophistication to the City. International visitors abound and you can hear multiple languages on the streets.

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