50th Class Reunion Giving
Congratulations, Class of 1967!
On May 19-21, members of the Class of 1967 returned to Kingston to celebrate their 50th reunion. During the three-day festivities, classmates rekindled friendships while revisiting a flourishing campus.
The weekend was launched on Friday with an insightful visit to the Bay Campus and culminated with a wonderful tradition on Sunday: the 50th reunion class leading the commencement march. One of the highlights of the weekend was the announcement of class giving totals and the presentation of a giant mock check to President Dooley by members of the Reunion Giving Committee. At the time of the check presentation, the class had raised over $275,000.
Now, as a collective effort, the class has raised more than $330,000 in support of numerous programs impacting the entire campus community. Class participation to date is over 24 percent. As we wind down the reunion giving effort and our fiscal year, we are striving to reach $350,000 by June 30 – and we need your help. This milestone reunion is the perfect opportunity to give back to the University by supporting what matters most to you. It’s not too late to make your reunion gift! Please click here to make a secure online gift today.
The Foundation extends a heartfelt thank you to members of the reunion committee for organizing a meaningful weekend and a successful giving effort: Andrew Aitken, Brendon Bailey, Richard Boren, Frank N. Caruso, Stephen M. Fortlouis, Linda Larson, Joan Lausier, John M. Nystrom, Peter A. Pelletier, Charles H. Wharton, and David Zartarian. We would also like to thank all classmates who participated in the reunion festivities and class giving initiative.
The 1892 Society at URI
Our class is encouraging new members to join the University’s 1892 Society, which recognizes alumni and friends who have provided for URI in their estate plans. If you have already included URI in your plans or would like information, please contact Rita Verespy, Director of Gift Planning at 401.874.9530.
Great news! The IRA Charitable Rollover has been extended – for good! This incentive allows alumni and friends of the university, age 70½ and over, to transfer up to $100,000 from their IRA directly to URI without having to recognize the transfer as taxable income. This tax-wise gift can count as your reunion gift and will help the next generation of URI leaders reshape the future!
Recollections from the past...
Lectures, speeches, performances, and readings by a variety of notables are engraved in my memory bank: Robert Frost, W.H. Auden, Norman Thomas, Lyndon Johnson, MLK, Jr., and Pete Seeger are top of mind. And of course, Ernie Calverly's basketball teams rocking the rafters at Keaney - particularly games versus PC. Those victories were always sweet. I could go on forever...”
-Stephen M. Fortlouis '67