President Warner and Foundation staff say thank you for RIC Giving Day
We are incredibly thankful for the multitude and generosity of our donors. RIC Giving Day 2023 was and continues to be a tremendous success, with donations still being made. Thank You!

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The Value of Giving

Philanthropy is critical to the success of our institution and community. The generosity of others can:

  • provide students with scholarships so they can build academic momentum and limit debt
  • ensure that students have access to state-of-the-art facilities
  • support research and professional development that our faculty bring back to their classrooms
Forman Center in the fall

"I give back because I am grateful for all that Rhode Island College did for me and so many others. My four years at RIC provided me with the foundation for further graduate studies and a satisfying and successful career as a school administrator, college professor and nonprofit executive."

- Carl Smith '62 Ph.D.

How to Give at Any Time of Year

There are so many ways you can give to Rhode Island College. Please consider giving in any way you can.

Make an online gift today! You can use your VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, or Discover to make your gift to Rhode Island College safely and securely online.

Give Now

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. Donations in the form of a check should be made payable to the RIC Foundation and mailed to:

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

RIC Giving Ambassadors

As RIC Giving Ambassadors, our mission is to increase giving participation among the entire Rhode Island College community. With so many loyal and caring alumni, families, faculty, staff and friends, we are confident we can raise much needed funds to further Rhode Island College’s mission through a variety of initiatives each year.

Volunteers like you – who give and encourage others to do the same – are key to the success of #GivingToRIC. Thank you for joining us as we build a bigger and brighter future for Rhode Island College.

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Employees of Rhode Island College can choose to have their donation made directly to the college through the RIC Foundation Payroll Deduction Program. 

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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.
  • You completely avoid all capital gains tax on any appreciation.

To request instructions on transferring a gift of securities, please call the office at 401-456-8460.

Transform your one-time gift into an ongoing commitment to high-quality education. We will automatically bill your credit or debit card each month. This is a budget-friendly way to make your gift to Rhode Island College go further, faster. 

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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.

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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:

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

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. Give to an existing endowment or scholarship or call the Foundation today to create one. 

Give Today to an Existing Endowment or Scholarship


Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or benefit us after your lifetime, you can find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support Rhode Island College. 

Call the Foundation Today Complete the Major Gift Pledge Form

Give Today - Contribute to the Boldly Forward Campaign

Giving Levels

Patron: $100 – $249

"With $150 Adams Library could purchase a graphing calculator for students to borrow."

Patrons Receive:

  • a subscription to the quarterly #GivingToRIC digital newsletter highlighting philanthropy at RIC
  • a special end-of fiscal year thank you from the Foundation
  • the wonderful feeling of helping thousands of students work towards achieving their college degree

Supporter: $250 – $499

"A gift of $375 would pay for a commuter student meal plan for one semester."

Supporters Receive:

All the benefits of prior levels, in addition to:

  • recognition of support through Honor Roll of Donors
  • a personal thank you call from a student

Contributor: $500 – $999

"$600 is enough to cover books and supplies for a semester."

Contributors Receive:

All the benefits of prior levels, in addition to:

  • special invitations to exclusive event(s)

Benefactors Club: $1,000 – $4,999

"Giving $1,500 covers a professional development workshop, with a speaker, for my department's faculty."

Members of the Benefactors Club Receive:

All the benefits of prior levels, in addition to:

  • opportunities to engage with students and faculty
  • a personal thank you call from Rhode Island College Foundation leadership

Leadership Circle: $5,000 – $9,999

"A gift of $5,000 could fund faculty research and allow me to work as a research assistant for one year."

Leadership Circle Members Receive:

All the benefits of prior levels, in addition to:

  • an exclusive invitation to the college President's holiday gathering

1854 Society and President's Cabinet: $10,000+

1854 Society Members Receive:

All the benefits of prior levels, in addition to:

  • opportunities to engage with college President
  • special recognition with a Membership Award
  • a birthday letter from the President of Rhode Island College

President’s Cabinet Members ($25,000+) Receive:

All the benefits of prior levels, in addition to:

  • exclusive access and opportunities to serve on College leadership advisory boards
Rhode Island College entrance


Rhode Island College Foundation

The Rhode Island College Foundation is the primary source of private support to the college.