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The RIC Annual Fund
The Annual Fund provides the Rhode Island College Alumni Association with resources that enable the board to support the college, its students and its faculty. Gifts to the Annual Fund sustain alumni programming, underwrite faculty research, and, above all, support student scholarships. Learn more about the annual fund and how to give by clicking here.
Mary Davey '41, who began as director of public relations and alumni at the College in 1954 remembers that the annual giving program originated when Edward Travers '51, president of the Alumni Association from 1956-58, felt that there should be a formal year-to-year annual fund established and he began to organize it. Along with Travers, Donald Driscoll '54 and Albert Mink '54, were instrumental in organizing the methodology for one of the first annual fund drives which raised $3,856 in 1961. It was co-chaired by Driscoll and Margaret Bresnahan '45, president. Today, contributions to the Alumni Association's Annual Fund top $250,000.
The Rhode Island College Alumni Association is the method which alumni and friends provide unrestricted support to the College. The Annual Fund is managed by the Alumni Association. This fund continues to thrive each year thanks to the generous support of alumni and friends.