University of Rhode Island Foundation

  • Rhode Island


79 Upper College Road
South Kingstown
Rhode Island
United States

About Us

About the URI Foundation

The URI Foundation secures contributions from alumni, parents, corporations, foundations, and friends on behalf of the University of Rhode Island. New commitments combined with distributions from the endowment amount to some $30 million for use across the University annually, with that amount typically rising from year to year.

These resources address a variety of areas including scholarships, faculty, academic programs, and new initiatives to enrich the URI experience. We are grateful to the individuals and organizations whose generosity plays such a significant role in advancing a community of excellence, diversity, and innovation.

Foundation President Lil Breul O'Rourke leads these efforts under the guidance of a volunteer Board of Directors and in concert with University leadership.

Our Mission

The URI Foundation inspires and stewards philanthropic support for the long-term benefit of the University of Rhode Island.

Our Vision

We aspire to be a leader in university development in the University of Rhode Island's pursuit of excellence.

Our History

Established in 1957, the University of Rhode Island Foundation is an independent, 501 (c)(3) corporation charged with raising and managing private support for the University. With an original charge of managing the University's endowment, the Foundation became responsible for all URI fundraising activities on January 1, 2008, and currently employs a staff of experienced development professionals, financial management specialists, and administrative personnel.

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