Metcalf Society

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Jesse + Helen Rowe Metcalf Society

Named in honor of two of RISD’s founders, Jesse + Helen Rowe Metcalf, whose vision and legacy have blossomed into the institution we hold dear today, the Jesse + Helen Rowe Metcalf Society recognizes donors who have demonstrated their generosity and commitment to RISD by incorporating the college and/or museum into their estate plans. Metcalf Society members ensure that the quality of a RISD education and the vibrance of its artistic community continues in perpetuity.

In addition to receiving exclusive mailings, event invitations and updates from RISD, including the president's annual State of the Institution address, Metcalf Society members enjoy an annual luncheon with fellow members, engaging programming with experts in wealth planning and updates on the exciting work of our students and faculty.

For more information about the Metcalf Society or planned giving at RISD, please contact Chad Nelson, Senior Planned Giving Officer at or call 401 454-6189.

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If you would like to learn more about the many ways you can give to RISD, please contact us:

toll-free: 844 454-1877
phone: 401 454-6325