Rhode Island College Foundation Welcomes New Director

Headshot of RIC Foundation Executive Director Eric Shoen
Rhode Island College Impact

Eric Shoen is a certified fundraising executive with 25 years of philanthropic experience.

After a national search, the Rhode Island College Foundation is proud to announce their new Executive Director, Eric T. Shoen. Shoen is a certified fundraising executive (CFRE) who most recently served as the Executive Director of Donor Relations at Brandeis University. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish literature from Hartwick College and his Master of Science in project and program management from Brandeis University.

“I’m excited to bring my 25 years of fundraising and engagement experience to this foundation so that we can raise more money and provide the best experience possible for our students and the college community,” he says.

Joyce Stevos, RIC Foundation Board President, says, “We are thrilled to have Eric join us to reinvigorate fundraising for the RIC Foundation. His passion for higher education and the mission of our foundation made him the perfect fit for this job.”

The foundation under Stevos’s leadership awarded over $800,000 in scholarships to deserving students at the college this year. Stevos and Shoen both expressed gratitude to Clark Greene for his role as interim director during the past year.

The Rhode Island College Foundation was established in 1965 and strives to offer accessible higher education of the finest quality to traditional and non-traditional students from around the state, region, and beyond. It pledges to act with integrity, appreciate its beneficiaries, and to work passionately for the enhancement of the college and its students. 

You can support the RIC Foundation by making a gift online or by calling 401-456-8086.