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The 1877 Society

Leadership donors, those who support RISD with gifts of $2,500 or more each year to the RISD Fund, are the pace-setting members of our philanthropic community. Named for the year of our founding, this society honors and recognizes those who make it possible to reach our ambitious goals and respond to the most pressing needs of the college. Members are included in our annual leadership donor listing, enjoy invitations to exclusive events and pre-event receptions, insider access to exciting news and happenings at RISD and VIP benefits at RISD events and celebrations.

Become a leader in our RISD community and a source of inspiration by joining the 1877 Society with a contribution to the RISD Fund at one the following levels:

Trustees’ Circle: $25,000 and above

$25,000 could fund one financial aid package for an undergraduate student.

President's Circle: $10,000 to $24,999

$10,000 could provide materials stipends for 100 high-need students.

Dean’s Circle: $2,500 to $9,999

$2,500 could purchase toolboxes for 10 first-year students.
$5,000 could fund one student's summer internship in a major city.

For more information, please email us at or call 844 454-1877.

Join the 1877 Society today

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