Board of Directors & Trustees

Established in 1957, the University of Rhode Island Foundation is an independent, 501 (c)(3) corporation charged with raising and managing private charitable support for the University.

The Foundation’s daily operations are managed by its president, Elizabeth (Lil) Breul O'Rourke, who reports to a volunteer Board of Directors. The members of the Board are listed, below.

Board of Directors - Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is made up of officers, Board committee chairs and two at-large members. Membership includes the following individuals:

Chairman of the Board:
Thomas M. Ryan '75
Vice Chair:
Margo L. Cook '86
Vice Chair:
Al Verrecchia '67 
Vice Chair:
Paul Cofoni '70

Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair:
Mark Charron '77
Secretary:
Wendy Field '74

 

Investment Committee Chair:
Deb Imondi '83
Governance Committee Chair:
Laurie White '81
Development Committee Chair:
Mike Fascitelli '78
Audit Committee Chair:
Charles A. Wharton '67

At-Large Member:
Gerry Barber '70

Board of Directors - Members

Lorne A. Adrain  '76
Richard E. Beaupre ‘62
Dea T. Belazi '01
Michael Brandmeier
David Buckanavage '80
Tom Cerio '76
Edward B. Deutsch '68
Diane Chace Fannon '74
Phillip Kydd '81

Margaret Leinen, '80
Carol J. Makovich '75
Frederick J. Newton, III '78
Joe O'Neil '75
Rusty Rueff
Raymond M. Williams '87
Cynthia Davis Sculco '65
Diane Sullivan
Robert K. Vincent '75

Ex-Oficio Members

William Foulkes
Chair, Council on Post Secondary Education, RI Board of Education
David M. Dooley, PhD
President, University of Rhode Island
Dan Lowney '75, President, URI Alumni Association Executive Board

Trustees

Lisa Ahart '03
Linda A Anderson
Banice Carl Bazar '51
George J Bedard '78
Bradford Reed Boss '55
Roswell S Bosworth, Jr. '49
Edward W Bouclin, Jr.
John J Brough, Jr. '78
Gustin L Buonaiuto '53
Jeffrey R Cammans
Scott A Campbell '77
Anna Cano-Morales '91
Wesley R Card '70
Mary F Carmody '82
Frank Nicholas Caruso '67
Thomas M Cataldo '71
Thomas D Cerio, III '76
Shannon E Chandley '83
Edmund D Cianciarulo, Jr. '64
Joseph M Confessore '96
Robert Lee Considine '60
William Croasdale, III '58
Laura H Cunningham '77
Stephen M Cunningham '76
Marie Campopiano DiBiasio '61
Dennis J Duffy '80
Kathleen Yanity Duffy '80
Mary S Eddy '87
Karina Montilla Edmonds '92
William H Eigen, III '90
Esther Emard '82
Alan Shawn Feinstein
Giovanni Feroce '91
Joseph G Formicola, Jr. '69
James C Forte '76
Barry Gertz '76
George Graboys '92
Mary A Gray '52
William R Guglietta '82
Audrey Barker Hallberg '61
Richard J Harrington '73
Alan G Hassenfeld
Manoog T Heditsian '47
Mary Danielian Higgins '67
James E Hitchen, Jr. '65
Ann Stephenson Hitchen '88
Andrea M Hopkins '68
James A Hopkins '62
Saul Kaplan '79
Caroline Tennant Kaull '66
Donald N Kaull '67
Kenneth N Kermes
Heidi Kirk Duffy
Kenneth E Knox '70
Peter F Kohlsaat '57
David B Lea, Jr. '59
Margaret S Leinen '80
Matthew J Leonard '88
James William Leslie '52
Raymond G Lundgren, Jr. '54
Armando F Lusi '47
Mary P Lyons '67
Molly Magee '91
Leo Mainelli '58
Carol J Makovich '75
David Martirano '91
Raymond M Mathieu '69
Sandy S McCreight '73
Michael F McNally '81
Peter J Miniati, III '85
Charles E Morris, Jr. '55
Francesco Peter Morsilli '53
Blanche Richard Murray '41

Henry J Nardone, Sr. '43
Nathaniel J Nazareth, Sr. '55
Michael A Nula '96
Jack M Parente '85
Louise R Pearson
Constantinos Perdikakis '75
Robert J Petisi '74
Yahaira Placencia '01
H Douglas Randall, III '72
Perry A Raso '06
H Milton Read, Jr. '54
Edgar Allan Reed '56
Richard D Rendine '58
Eric D Roiter '70
Mark A Ross '64
Edmund Stanley Rumowicz '57
Robert S Russell '75
Vincent Anthony Sarni '49
Col. (Ret) Philip J Saulnier '62
Richard A Soderberg '49
Charles S Soloveitzik '72
Ann M Spruill '76
Jane M Stich '62
John S Struck '74
Donald P Sullivan '71
Norman G Tashash '77
Louise H Thorson '85
Robert K Vincent '75
Alan H Wasserman '75
Robert A Weygand '71
Greg S Whitehead '78
Raymond M Williams '87
Marybeth Williamson '83
Christopher Wolfe '91
Alan G Zartarian '69