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Today is Giving Tuesday

Please support our Learning for Life Center.


The Value of Giving

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

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.  

RIC Giving Ambassador - get involved!

Advocate for RIC

RIC Giving Ambassadors are advocates for Rhode Island College. We welcome students, faculty, staff and friends to RIC to become ambassadors. Our mission is to increase participation and giving among the entire RIC community.

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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

 

  • Subscription to a quarterly #GivingToRIC digital newsletter highlighting philanthropy at RIC

  • 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
  • Personal Thank You call from a student

Contributor: $500 – $999

Contributor: $500 – $999

 

All the previous benefits, plus:

  • 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 Rhode Island College Foundation leadership

Leadership Circle: $5,000 – $9,999

Leadership Circle: $5,000 – $9,999

 

 

 

All the previous benefits, plus:

  • Exclusive invitation to the college President's Holiday gathering

 

1854 Society: $10,000 +

All the previous benefits, plus:

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  • 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 +
  • Exclusive access and opportunities to serve on College leadership advisory boards
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Contact

Rhode Island College Foundation

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