Giving

Ways Of Giving

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Ways of Giving

RISD is grateful for the support of alumni, parents and friends. Your generosity makes it possible for RISD to deliver the best art and design education in the world. Thank you.

Give Online

Make an online gift, tribute/memorial gift or recurring gift using a credit card on our secure page. RISD gratefully accepts American Express, MasterCard and Visa.

You may also make a tribute or memorial gift online.

Give by Phone

Call toll-free 844 454-1877.

Give by Mail

Please make your check payable to "Rhode Island School of Design" and indicate the designation of your gift in the memo line.

Please mail your check to:

Division of Institutional Engagement
Rhode Island School of Design
Two College Street
Providence, RI 02903

Give through RISD Payroll Deduction

RISD faculty and staff may donate through payroll deduction by completing this payroll deduction form.

Explore other ways to support RISD

  1. By spreading payments over a period of time—typically five years or less—multiyear pledges allow donors to make larger commitments and fulfill them at a comfortable pace.

    Recommending a gift to RISD through your donor-advised fund is another way to give back and diversify your philanthropy.

    If you are interested in discussing a major gift or multiyear pledge, or a gift through a donor-advised fund, please contact us at giving@risd.edu or 844 454-1877.

  2. You can honor the memory of someone RISD had a particular impact on or who was special to your own RISD experience by making a memorial gift. Contact us if you want to learn more about or support existing memorial funds at RISD, or if you would like to establish a new fund named for a particular person.

    You can make a tribute or memorial gift online.

    For more information, please contact giving@risd.edu or 844 454-1877.

  3. Recurring gifts are an easy, automatic way to support RISD in a way that works for your budget and schedule. Convenient and customizable, recurring gifts help ensure predictability for you as a donor and a steady source of funding for RISD.

    For more information, please contact giving@risd.edu or 844 454-1877.

  4. Many employers match the donations made by their current and retired employees, which increases the impact of your gift to RISD. Please use matchinggifts.com/risd to find out if your employer has a matching gift program and learn how to initiate your employer’s matching gift.

  5. Wire your gift to RISD from anywhere in the world and in any currency—subject to limits imposed by US laws and regulations. Please follow these wire transfer instructions to complete your gift.

    Questions? Please contact:

    Serena Livingston
    Recording Secretary
    Director of Gift Administration
    Division of Institutional Engagement
    Rhode Island School of Design
    Two College Street
    Providence, RI 02903

    recsec@risd.edu
    401 454-6325

  6. Transferring stocks is another impactful way to support RISD. To facilitate your donation of stock, please consult these Stock Transfer instructions.

    Questions? Please contact:

    Serena Livingston
    Recording Secretary
    Director of Gift Administration
    Division of Institutional Engagement
    Rhode Island School of Design
    Two College Street
    Providence, RI 02903

    recsec@risd.edu
    401 454-6325

  7. The RISD Museum welcomes offers to donate works of art, as well as funds to purchase and care for new works. These gifts help to strengthen and broaden the museum’s collections. Please contact the museum’s Development Office at 401 454-6316 for more information on how you can donate to the museum’s collection through an outright gift, bequest or promised gift.

  8. RISD encourages and appreciates gifts in kind, such as industry equipment, studio supplies, library archive collections and other materials that RISD would otherwise need to purchase. Through gifts in kind, supporters help RISD strengthen programs and improve facilities to provide the best possible educational experience for our students. For more information, please contact Serena Livingston, Recording Secretary and Director of Gift Administration, at recsec@risd.edu or call 401 454-6325.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts of all sizes remain integral to RISD’s ability to deliver its world-class education in art and design. From creating student scholarships to endowing professorships, donors’ enduring legacies animate every corner of RISD. Whatever your passion, you can inspire future generations of creative leaders, thinkers and makers with a bequest in your will or trust, or through other planned gifts like retirement account and life insurance policy beneficiary designations.

More on Planned Giving

Volunteer

There are many ways to give back to RISD. Volunteering your time and expertise helps RISD raise awareness for important initiatives, connect students and alumni and keep our community strong. Volunteering is also a great way to enhance your communication, leadership and organizational skills.

More on volunteering

Get in touch

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
giving@risd.edu