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Join the 1854 Society

Join our premier giving society and be counted among Rhode Island College's most dedicated benefactors. Contact us today to learn how you can impact Rhode Island College for generations to come.

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The 1854 Society recognizes Rhode Island College's largest philanthropic supporters. Named in honor of the College's founding year, this society honors individuals and couples who have generously donated $10,000 or more over the course of their lifetime. 

Society Details

Click the sections below to learn more about 1854 Society benefits and membership!

  • Opportunities to engage with college President
  • Special 1854 membership award
  • Exclusive invitation to the college President's Holiday gathering
  • Personal Thank You call from RIC Foundation leadership
  • Personal Thank You call from a student
  • Opportunities to engage with students and faculty
  • Special invitation to exclusive event(s)
  • Recognition of support through Honor Roll of Donors
  • Helping Thousands of students work toward achieving their college degree
  • Special end-of-fiscal-year thank you from the RIC Foundation
  • Annual subscription to a quarterly #GivingToRIC digital newsletter highlighting philanthropy at RIC
Noreen Ackerman '80 Peter S. Allen
Ernest C. Allison* Edward Ameen*
Margaret M. Andersen* Frank J. '81 and Kathleen M. Anzeveno '82
Peter Arpin Daureen '61 and Glen Aulenbach
Jo-Ann Avedisian Edward and Pamela Avedisian
Judith '61 and Robert Ayotte Bridget D. Baird '01
Janice Baker '68 Leslie J. Baker and Petro Karanasias
Betsy A. Balzano '56* Louise A. '64 and Thomas P. Barry '65
M. Rachel Sousa Baxter '76* John Baxter
Beverly '52* and Banice C. Bazar* Carol Beatrice '65
Mary Rogers Beckert '39* Raymond Benoit*
Robert A. '58 and Ann Berlam Saverio '70 and Margaret Besachio
Doris Bettez '42* James Bierden
Ellen Bigler Sarah Black*
Anna H. Blankstein '41* Luther Blount*
Nancy K. Bond Nancy V. Bordeleau
Paul A. '69 and Denise Bourget Robert K. Bower
Mariam Z. Boyajian '70 Peter E. Branconnier '68
Christina C. Breindel Mary Jane Brickach
Roberta Bridenbaugh* Carol '69 and Roger Brotman
Marguerite M. Brown and Albert J. Nixon Jane A. Brown '54
Judith Brown '60* John A. Bucci '68
Frank A. Bucci '54* Billie A. Burrill*
George H. Buteau '63 Mark and Cindy Butler
Timothy K. Bye '40* Anne Walsh Cain '64
Joan M. Calise '57* Leslie A. Cameron '70*
Marcia '62 and Arthur B. Campbell '63 Agnes '46* and Francis W. Campbell
Michael S. '92 and Denise P. Cannon '95 Norm Cantin '75 and Patricia Chadwick
Geraldine A. Carley '45* Anthony '98 and Kathleen Carlino
Carole J. and Russell Carlsten Nancy and Ralf Carriuolo
Margaret M. '63 and David Carroll Letitia and John Carter*
Christine Cavallo '71 Betty M. Challgren
Frank Champi Joseph Chazan
Alan J. Chille '82 Teresa Coffman
Sydney '40* and Goldie Cohen* Kathleen Conway '25*
Edward Cooley Gladys Corvera-Baker '85
Anthony A. Costa Jr. '80 and Carolyn B. Costa '81 Henry B. Cote '54*
Wileen T. Coyne '55 Carolyn '59 and Salvatore Criscione
Vincent A. Cullen '55 Frances '73 and James D'Agostino
George D'Amico Randy DaRos
Debendra Das Manuel '86 and Ann Marie DaSilva '87
Mary G. Davey '41* Carmelita '58* and James F. Davey
Viola Davis '88 and Julius Tennon Margaret Day '63*
Edward J. Day '61 Lillian Moura de Melo '49*
Roberta M. '59 and Al DeAndrade Jr. '59 Lenore DeLucia
John E. DeMelim Jr.* Anne M. '66 and Robert DeStefano
Richard L. Dickson Norma A. DiLibero '81*
Alma B. Doley '30* Phyllis '69 and Francis Donovan
Sarah T. Dowling Donald J. '54* and Frances M. Driscoll '61
C. Annette Ducey* Ingamar Ducey*
Marilyn G. Eanet Lorna M. '64 and Daniel Edmundson
Robert W. Elam Eric J. Emerson
Sandra L. Enos Helene W. '36* and Robert Falvey*
V. Michael and Lucille Ferdinandi Joseph J. Ferreira, Jr.
Jack W. and Joan Flynn Mary S. Foote
Aime J. Forand* Helen Forman*
Marie and David Fraley Mary E. Frappier '59
Jacqueline M. Gadoury '42* Rita R. Gehrenbeck '87
Claire M. Giannamore '64 Larry J. Gibson
Sharen D. Gleckman '84 Moses Goddard
Mae E. Godfrey '30* Sherwin Z. Goodblatt
Alan Govenar George Graboys*
Donald E. Graham Evelyn L. Graves '52*
Kathleen W. '83 and David L. Greene Mary A. Grellner
Carol J. Guardo Gloria '73 and Joseph Haddad
Marguerite '76 and Spencer Hall Richard S. Harrington '65
Frederick G. Harrison '07 and Susan J. Truesdell Jamie M. Harrower '73
Ellen T. Harrower '72* Patricia and Terence E. Hays
Joseph P. Healey Donald R. Hickey '62*
Ruth Higson '37* Anastasia C. Hoffmann*
Charles Hoffmann* Bonnie and Lee Hoisington
Nancy Hoogasian Carol Horrocks '56*
Joan D. Huff '75 Raymond A. Hull
Louis O. Humes* William H. Hurry Jr.
Michael Integlia Jr. Andrea Isserlis '64*
Alice and Charles B. Johnson Madeline Jones '64
Myrtle Karlin '24* Elizabeth M. Kelley '44*
Pierrette E. Kelly '72 Michael J. Kennedy '70
Dorothy Kleniewski '42* Rose Koury '34*
Marcia L. Krasnow Brian and Debbie Krueger
Mary E. Lafferty '41 James R. Langevin '90
Hector D. Laudati* Seymour Lederberg
John Lema* Elena A. Leonelli '42*
Francis A. Letteri '74* Beatrice S. Levin*
Maureen A. Lister Crisafulli '73 Rita Lloyd '36*
Richard Lobban and Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban Thomas Locke
Helen M. Lombardi '40* Michael Lombardi
Mary A. Lynch '28* Donald F. Lyons '54*
Patricia '61 and John Maciel Gerald G. Magnan '68
Anthony Maione '75 Natalie S. Major
Pamela L. '86 and Mark F. Mancini '90 Robert S. '66 and Lucy Mantia '67
Patricia '62 and Edward Marchetti Lou A. Marciano '60
Lucretia A. Marcus Gilda Martone '38*
Anthony Masi '74* Lloyd H. Matsumoto
Judy '67 and William '67 McCaughey Joseph McCormick
Nicholas McCormick Mary McGrath '48*
Bertha McKee '27* Richard and Eleanor C. McMahon*
Eleanor C. McPhillips* Lauri A. '81 and Anthony G. Medeiros
Delores E. '78 and Jerry E. Melaragno Edith Menard '59
Joseph Menard '60* Willard L. Menconi*
Rose C. Merenda '67* George D. Metrey
Arthur C. Micallef* Morriss Mitchell*
Mary Ellen '60 and Charles Moffitt '63* Gary W. Mohamed '85 and Suzanne Lovett
John Moran Margaret C. Mudd*
Dugald H. Munro and Sharon M. Kernan Rita Munzer*
Joseph P. Murphy '03 Anne G. Murphy '59*
Maureen Longergan Murphy '63* andRobert Murphy Raymond F. Murphy Jr.*
Sebastian P. Musco Doris H. Mylott '32*
Henry J. '91 and Mary Nardone* John Nazarian '54
Marianne '59* and Brian Needham Ronald K. Nelson '67
Joseph A. Neri '69 William J. '73 and Madeline F. Nixon
Helen L. Nolan '23* Olga M. O'Brien '45
Marguerite E. Odeh Vincent O'Leary*
Richard Olsen Joseph Parfenchuck '54 and Nora M. Walker '67*
Regina '62 and John J. Partridge Dolores A. Passarelli '74* and Steve Luther
Alice K.* and John Pellegrino Gary M. Penfield
Marybeth Peters '61 Marie E. and Robert Petrarca
Marisa '85 and Brian Petrarca-White James B. Pick and Rosalyn M. Laudati
Alberta T. Picozzi '64 Isabel Picozzi*
Dorothy R. Pieniadz Daniel Pires '63
Ronald E. Pitt David P. Pollak '87
Arthur R. '71 and Teresa Pontarelli Kenneth and Tracey Pontarelli
Nancy A. Potter Jennifer B. and Sam Potter Jr.
Daniel Pritsker John J. Prybyla*
Mary Quadrini '66 Julian Quero
Michael D. Quibble Anthony M. Rainone '73
Theil B. Ramsbey Christopher M. Reddy '92
Philip J. Reilly Alice '59* and Frederick Reinhardt
Victoria Restler Daniel M. Rivers '65* and Helena Lechner*
Martha F. Roberts Thelma Rocha '59
Angelo V. Rosati* Jeanne A. Rose '62
Judy A. Roy '74* John R. Ruggiano '62
Russell A. Rushmeier William J. Rushton III
William J. Rushton IV and Lia D. Rushton Howard A. Salk
Joseph V. Salvatore '39* Michael Sams
J. Chester Samuel* Lori A. and Frank Sanchez
Carmela E. Santoro '37* Mathies J. '82 and Michelina Santos
John Sapinsley* Lila M. Sapinsley*
Kathryn Sasso '69 Anne Saute '37*
Alfred Saute '56* Barbara A. Schapiro
Thomas Sgouros* Holly L. '73 and Charles J. Shadoian Jr. '86
Ronald G. Shapiro Eunice O. Shatz and Katherine Gabel
Douglas Shemin Paul V. Sherlock '60*
Ann E. Sherlock '53* Clarice '67* and Ridgway F. Shinn Jr.*
Jeremy and Carolynne Shinn Marion F. Simon
Bernard H. Singleton '63* J. Lynn Singleton
John J. Smith Jr. '63 Claire '60 and Carl Smith '62
Barbara L. Smith '70 Norman W. Smith*
Emily A. Smith* Thomas Russell Smith
Theresa L. Smolski '68* Chester Smolski*
Edna M. Snow '77* Thomas Snow Sr.
Sydney A. Linnea Spink Earl E. Stevens
Joyce L. Stevos '65 Jayne V. Stillings
Mildred Struck '69 Bob P. Suglia
A. Tim Sullivan '78 John D. Sumerlin
Eleanor Tartaglia Donald E. Tencher
Davis S. Thomas* Patricia Thomas
John-David Thomas Ruth '64 and David Thompson
Charles C. Townsend '13 Phyllis '58 and Joseph Tracy
Eugene Tremblay Karen P. '79 and Christopher Tribelli '79
Michael A. Trofi* Patricia Tullman '81
Kerri Tunnicliffe Glen Valeff
Anthony Valerio Eleanor '57 and Raymond J. Vallee '57
Claudia Vars '86 Gerald '68 and Sandra Ventre
Victor '71 and Nancy Ventura Rose A. '59* and John J. Vestri '65
James '69 and Susan Wade Marilyn Walsh '75
Kenneth R. Weakley '89 Richard R. Weiner and Danielle Dispagne-Weiner
Naida D. and Alfred M. Weisberg* Debra Weissman
James L. White Jr. '74 Michaela Whitfield '65
Virginia A. Wilcox '43* Charles R. '64 and Carolyn Wilkes '66
Jane Williams Helen H. Williams '33*
Ruth Williams '33* Thomas G. Wing
B. Ruby Winnerman '25* Cherie S. Withrow
David C. Woolman '72 Adele L. Younis*
Lisa Zavota '81 Tianshu Zheng '94
Mary Zompa*  

* = Deceased

 

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1854 Re-Brand

The Rhode Island College campus is filled with beautiful trees. One such tree is an approximately 170-year-old oak tree that faces Mt. Pleasant Avenue. This tree was the inspiration for the re-designed 1854 Society logo. The trees on RIC’s campus provide both a beautiful landscape and a symbolic reminder of the growth and evolution that takes place at Rhode Island College. We are excited to re-launch our 1854 Society with these themes in mind. 

Emily Danforth

1854 Luncheon

Join us for an exclusive 1854 Society members-only Luncheon on Friday, November 18, featuring a panel discussion with College leaders. Registration coming soon. 

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