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50th Class Reunion Giving

To continual change, to discovering a new horizon and going beyond that horizon, to the intellectual growth, the spirit, and the people of this University that we may grow and prosper with it and become something greater for having been here.
DEDICATION, 1965 Grist

Congratulations, Class of 1965!

It may seem like yesterday that you were enjoying beautiful days at the Rhode Island shore, living ‘down the line,’ watching movies in Edwards Hall, and planning snow parties during the long winters.  To celebrate 50 proud years as URI alumni, we invite you back to Kingston to reconnect and reminisce with friends and classmates during your 50th reunion weekend events, May 15-17, 2015.

In conjunction with the reunion, and as a way to proudly honor the giving tradition of the University’s 50th Reunion Classes, we are striving to secure 50% participation and raise more than $265,000 from members of the Class of 1965.  This is a perfect opportunity to leave a lasting legacy to URI by making a gift in honor of this special milestone.  It’s also an opportunity for classmates to illustrate the deep appreciation they have for the University and provide valued charitable funding to impact students, faculty and the overall University community.  

This year, classmates are encouraged to support the URI program or area that is most meaningful to them.  While a student in the 1960’s, perhaps you were involved in Athletics, Greek Life, Hillel, ROTC, or another activity on campus.  As an alumnus today, perhaps you are proud of the accomplishments of your academic college, see the critical value of the Fund for URI, or appreciate the need for endowment support.  No matter where you choose to direct your gift you can be assured that your contribution will positively impact the campus community and will count towards the overall reunion total.

To make your reunion gift today to what is most near and dear to you, please click here.  If you are interested in making a multi-year pledge in honor of your 50th reunion, please contact the URI Foundation at 401.874.5514.  If you are interested in making a legacy gift to the University or would like to explore the possibility of making a planned gift, please contact the Office of Gift Planning at 401.874.9530.

The URI Foundation acknowledges, with much appreciation, Dr. James E. Hitchen, Jr. and Terrence F. Murphy, Class of 1965 Reunion Giving Representatives, and Roberta (Houston) Anderson, John Barlow, James Coleman III, Linda (Cadden) Drummond, Gail (Robbins) McBeth, Cynthia (Davis) Sculco, and Carol (Miller) Suits, 

Reunion Planning Committee members.


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Joanne Gemma
Assistant Director, Annual Giving