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Philanthropy is critical to the success of our institution and community. Giving helps provide students with scholarships so they can build academic momentum rather than worry about debt after college. Giving also ensures that students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and supports research and professional development that our faculty bring back to their classrooms.

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 P.h.D.

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Rhode Island College Foundation

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

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1854 Society

1854 Society

Our premier giving society recognizes individuals and/or couples who have generously given over $10,000 in their lifetime to Rhode Island College. Our namesake pays tribute to the founding of Rhode Island College in 1854, the beginning of over 160 years of high-quality, affordable education in Rhode Island. Members enjoy opportunities to engage with college President, special recognition with a Membership award, and an annual birthday letter from the President of Rhode Island College.

Celebrating 50 Years of Nursing

Support Nursing Now

Through your philanthropic support, RIC can continue its tradition of equipping students with the tools they need to become registered nurses, nursing administrators, clinical nurse specialists, and more – without acquiring burdensome debt. 

Class of 1971

Make A Gift In Celebration Of 50 Golden Years

Join the Class of 1971 as we celebrate 50 years since graduating from Rhode Island College.  With gratitude for the benefits of the education that enabled us to pursue careers, raise families, and enjoy a quality of life that would otherwise not have been possible, please make a generous donation to the 1971 Class Fund to establish this scholarship.

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Endowment & Scholarship Giving

These gifts honor individuals and reflect the gratitude of alumni for their years at RIC and are often endowed for the purposes of providing scholarships to students. Some gifts are demonstrations of admiration for former professors while others reflect a desire to assist the college in continuing to fulfill its mission. The income from endowments can be either directed or unrestricted, based on donor requests.

Giving Levels

Patron: $100 – $249

Patron Level

 

  • Welcome Back letter from College Leadership

  • Digital birthday message

  • Special end-of fiscal year thank you from the Foundation

  • Helping thousands of students work towards achieving their college degree

Supporter: $250 – $499

Supporter: $250 – $499

 

 

All the previous benefits, plus:

  • Recognition of support through Honor Roll of Donors
  • A letter sharing the impact of your support from the Assistant Director of Annual Giving
  • Personal Thank You call from a student

Contributor: $500 – $999

Contributor: $500 – $999

 

All the previous benefits, plus:

  • Hard copy birthday card
  • Special invitations to exclusive event(s)

Benefactors Club: $1,000 – $4,999

Benefactors Club: $1,000 – $4,999

 

 

All the previous benefits, plus:

  • Opportunities to engage with students and faculty
  • Personal Thank You call from the Executive Director of the Rhode Island College Foundation

Leadership Circle: $5,000 – $9,999

Leadership Circle: $5,000 – $9,999

 

 

 

All the previous benefits, plus:

  • Personal breakfast with Leadership of the individual schools/programs

 

1854 Society: $10,000 +

All the previous benefits, plus:

1854 Society
  • Opportunities to engage with college President
  • Special recognition with a Membership award
  • Birthday Letter from the President of Rhode Island College

President’s Cabinet: $25,000 + 

 

All the previous benefits, plus:

President's Cabinet: $25,000 +
  • Invitation to serve as a member of the Rhode Island College President’s Advisory Board
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Rhode Island College Foundation

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