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Opportunity for Giving

President's Inauguration

Mindful of the fiscal challenges faced by the college, President Carriuolo has requested that no college funds be used for any of the inaugural activities, not even outside funds raised previously through the RIC Foundation or Alumni Association. Instead, a special inaugural fundraising committee was established to solicit donations that will not compete with other ongoing college fundraising activities.

Any donated funds not expended for the inauguration will be used to support one of the new president’s first signature initiatives: The President's Illuminated Walkway which will consist of a well-lighted, pedestrian-friendly route lined with emergency call phones and security cameras.  The focus of the initial phase of the project is a cross-campus route that connects RIC’s residence halls on the western side of the campus to the East Campus, home to the Recreation Center and the School of Social Work. This project reflects one of President Carriuolo’s three presidential themes by promoting campus safety for members of the college community and for the neighbors of the college.

How to make a gift online

To designate your gift to the President's Inauguration, select the "Presidential Inaugural" in the contribution designation field. If you would like your name to be listed in the Inauguration Program, indicate this in the comment area.

Click here to make your gift online

How to make a gift by mail

Checks should be made payable to the "Rhode Island College Presidential Inaugural".
Checks should be mailed to:

Rhode Island College Presidential Inaugural
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908-1991

Inauguration Sponsorship Levels:

  • $5,000+ Gold
  • $2,500-$4,999 White
  • $1,000-$2,499 Burgundy
  • $500-$999 President's Circle
  • $250-$499 Dean's Circle
  • $100-$249 1854 Society
  • $1-$99 Benefactor

For a list of sponsorships to date, click here.

For more information, please contact Denise Males at (401) 456-8105 or or at DMales@ric.edu.

Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Members of the Special Inaugural Fundraising Committee:

Brenda Dann-Messier, Ed.D. (co-chair), Member of the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education
William H. Hurry, Jr. (co-chair), President of the Rhode Island College Foundation
Jason L. Blank, President of the RIC/AFT
Mary Cappelli, Member of the Class of 1954
Frank Champi, former President of the Rhode Island College Foundation
John Nazarian ’54, President Emeritus

Page last updated: September 22, 2011