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Ways To Give​

Online Gifts

Make a gift through our secure Web site. You can use your VISA or MasterCard to make your gift to Rhode Island College safely and securely online. Click the Give Now icon below.

Cash or Checks

Donations of cash are the simplest and most direct way to give to Rhode Island College and are deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Please print out and complete the Adobe PDF gift form. Make sure to include your VISA or MasterCard Credit Card information or a check made payable to either the RIC Foundation or RIC Annual Fund and mail to:

Office of College Advancement
Kauffman Center
Rhode Island College
600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908-1991

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Gifts of stocks and bonds that have increased in value (and which you have owned for more than a year) provide greater tax benefits than cash gifts and the benefits are two-fold. Your charitable deduction is based on the securities' full fair market value on the day the gift is made, not your original cost. In addition, you completely avoid all capital gains tax on any appreciation. To request instructions on transferring a gift of securities, please call the office at (401) 456-8105.

Gifts of Real Estate

Real estate can be used to make a meaningful gift to the College and still provide lifetime benefits to the donor. Many people own real estate that has increased in value several times over the original purchase price. This gain, when realized in a sale, is taxed by the federal government and in some states by the state tax. If the real estate is not used as a primary residence, it does not qualify for the one-time exemption from capital gains tax for owners over the age of 55.

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match employees' charitable gifts, sometimes doubling or tripling the donation. Some companies also match gifts from employee spouses and retirees. Please contact the appropriate office in your company. Fill out and return the matching gift form to:

Office of College Advancement
Kauffman Center
Rhode Island College
600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908-1991

Memorial or Tribute Gifts

Your gift can be given “in memory of” or “in honor of” a student, graduate, teacher, relative or friend. This type of contribution is a thoughtful way to recognize or remember an individual’s life and accomplishments.

The Rick Vars Endowed Scholarship Fund

Give now to the Richard Vars Endowed Scholarship Fund. Your contributions are appreciated. Donations can be made securely through Donorbox.

Faculty and Staff Giving

Rhode Island College Payroll Deduction Form

Employees of Rhode Island College can choose to have their donation made directly to the college through the RIC Foundation Payroll Deduction Program. 100% of your donation goes to the program of your choice. We value employee donations as a meaningful reinforcement of the great work being done here at RIC. To sign up, Microsoft Word download the Payroll Deduction Form, fill out the form and return it to the Office of Human Resources.

State Employees Charitable Appeal (SECA)

Donating through SECA allows state employees to give to a specific department/program or to unrestricted funds (minus a SECA administrative fee of approximately 9%). Your contributions are deducted from your pay as you indicate. The agency numbers are RIC Foundation # 4984 and RIC Alumni Association # 4473.

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) raises funds from federal employees for local, national, and international charities that help people in need. Contact the Office of Human Resources or your local United Way for further information.

Planned Giving

Rhode Island College's planned giving program is conducted in a confidential manner to assist alumni and friends of the College who want to make gifts of cash, securities, insurance, real estate, or by bequest, life income or a retirement plan. A variety of planned giving instruments provide donors with income for life while delivering significant tax advantages, too. Planned gifts are typically made in support of specific purposes, especially in the area of student and faculty support. They are also used to establish endowments for contributions in perpetuity.

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Page last updated: September 12, 2017