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Annual Giving

Juliet Banga
Juliet Banga was awarded an assistantship at a local hospital.

The Fund for URI is the University’s annual giving program, which provides much-needed, flexible and immediate operating support across all of URI’s colleges and programs.

Fund for URI dollars may be used to provide financial aid awards or to support summer internship stipends, faculty development, special programming and a variety of other priorities. 

Your unrestricted annual gift provides the University with the most flexibility and allows us to immediately direct the funds to where they are needed most.

You may also choose to restrict the use of your annual gift, directing it to a particular college or area, providing flexible support to the targeted program of your choice.

Restricted giving options include the following colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Engineering
  • College of the Environment & Life Sciences 
  • College of Human Science & Services
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy
  • Feinstein CCE
  • University College 
  • Graduate School of Library & Information Studies
  • Graduate School of Oceanography
  • MBA Program
  • Graduate School of Human Science and Services

Other restricted options include:

The President's 21st Century Excellence Fund- this fund enables the university president to make critical investments in the University's strategic priorities.
The URI Students First Fund- provides emergency financial assistance to students facing an unexpected crisis or difficulty.
The University Library - a vital resource for teaching, learning, and research.
Affinity groups: include Hillel, Club Sports, the Metcalf Institute.

Your regular and continued support of the Fund for URI will enhance the academic experience across the entire university community!

To make your gift to URI, click here.  On the online giving page, select the drop-down menu to view all of your giving options.  Remember to scroll all the way down if you are looking for a particular program choice and note that we have provided you with the ability to split your gift, designating up to three different programs/areas.

If you have any questions, please contact Bernadine Sadwin, director of annual giving, at 401.874.9032 or at


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Please contact the Director of Annual Giving, Bernadine Sadwin, at 401.874.9032 or at with any questions you may have.