RIC Foundation Report

JR Pagliarini
Interim Foundation

RIC FoundationI am very pleased to inform you that since my last report in What’s News notifying the RIC community that scholarships would be unavailable for the upcoming academic year due to the decrease in value of our Foundation’s assets, several individuals have stepped forward and supported this initiative in the amount needed to cover particular scholarships for 2009-10.

Special appreciation is extended to the following donors who have either made an outright gift or have authorized the Foundation to withdraw a portion of their endowment’s principal to fund their 2009/2010 scholarship or award:

Betty M. Challgren ’65, MAT ’69Betty M. Challgren Scholarship in Elementary Education

Dorothy MarciniakFrancis M. Marciniak Scholarship in Music Education

Alan Shawn FeinsteinFeinstein Junior Leadership Scholarships, Feinstein School of Education Endowment, and Feinstein Institute for Philanthropic Leadership

Dr. John A. BucciBucci Family Faculty Award

Anonymous donorPeter Harman Scholarship

Edna SnowEdna Snow ’77 Scholarship

Olga O’Brien ’45Olga O’Brien ’45 Scholarship

Michael & Stephen SweetHarold D. Sweet Gerontology Award

Ann SherlockPaul V. Sherlock Scholarship

The generosity of these donors helps enable the Foundation to fulfill its mission of obtaining the support needed to enhance the College’s continued tradition of educational excellence.

To learn more about how you may be able to continue funding scholarships or awards for the upcoming academic year, please feel free to contact me at either (401) 456-8105 or jpagliarini@ric.edu, or by sending a letter to my attention at Rhode Island College, Roberts Hall, Room 408, 600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI 02908-1991.