2018 Rhody Senior Class Challenge

Members of the graduating senior class at URI, led by a volunteer committee of students, have stepped up to give back to URI. Last year, more than 350 seniors made gifts to URI—this year, we hope to rally over 450 seniors to raise more than $6,000 for programs that are vital to our campus community. 

Why should I make a gift?

  • This is an opportunity to support exactly what you love about URI, whether it's your college, your sport, or a program that has positively influenced you or maybe even changed your life!
  • You can make your gift in recognition of someone special at URI like a professor, coach, or staff member who has inspired you.
  • With your senior gift of $18 (as in Class of ’18!) or more, you will receive a philanthropy honor cord to wear at graduation in recognition of your generous support.  

Will my gift make a difference?

Every gift, no matter the amount, is important and helps build participation, which is the main goal for the challenge.

You may not even realize it, but tuition doesn’t cover the full cost of a URI education. Donor support is critical and helps bridge the gap. The Senior Challenge is your first opportunity to join the generous supports who are already giving back to URI! 

How can I get involved?

Interested in joining the 2018 Rhody Senior Challenge Committee?  Please contact Jackie Potvin or Colby Thomas, Rhody Senior Challenge Co-Chairs.  

Not a senior but want to get involved in philanthropy initiatives at URI? Find out more about the Student Philanthropy Council.

What does giving back mean to you?

“URI has given so much to me. I have met lifelong friends, established professional connections, and feel prepared to move on into the next steps of my life. A gift back to URI is a small thank you for the memories I've made here.”

– Jackie Potvin ’18

“In my time here I have met amazing people, learned more than I could have ever imagined, and had the opportunity to shape my guiding principles. The University has given me the experience of a lifetime—I look forward to giving back.”

– Colby Thomas ’18