With a strategic focus on delivering the best art and design education in the world, RISD has identified five priorities to advance its mission:
Provide the critical support RISD needs to continue offering students a world-class education.
Increase scholarships and fellowships and advance social equity so students with limited financial means can benefit from all that a RISD education has to offer.
Support the extraordinary teachers and makers who are shaping RISD’s next generation of artists and designers.
Build the best environment for learning and making by investing in RISD’s studios, classrooms, community spaces and dorms.
Advance RISD’s mission and accessibility by supporting the RISD Museum, founded alongside the college in 1877.
The 1877 Society
RISD was founded in 1877 by an act of philanthropy. Members of the Rhode Island Women’s Centennial Commission made a gift of $1,675 to found a school of art and design. The 1877 Society is comprised of philanthropic-minded alumni, parents and friends dedicated to supporting RISD. Today, generous leadership donors provide the resources necessary to attract and support the best students and faculty, offer state-of-the-art facilities, integrate new equipment and technology into studios and classrooms, and support dynamic student activities. We invite you to join The 1877 Society:
|Trustees’ Circle||$25,000 and above|
|Founders’ Circle||Five years of consecutive giving at any level|
For more information, please contact Joanne Ferchland-Parella, Senior Executive Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401 454-6431.
The Metcalf Society
The Jesse + Helen Rowe Metcalf Society is an association of supporters who have demonstrated their generosity and commitment to RISD by incorporating the college or museum into their estate plans.
For more information, please contact Amanda Wright, Assistant Director of Donor Relations, at email@example.com or call 401 454-6708.