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50th Class Reunion Giving

From May 16-18, 2014, members of the Class of 1964 will return to Kingston to celebrate their fiftieth  reunion on a campus that despite great change and growth, has managed to retain the charm and appeal it had five decades ago.  

In conjunction with the reunion, and following a long-standing tradition, the 50th Reunion Giving Committee has set these two fundraising goals: 

to receive gifts  of any size from at least 50% of the Class of 1964

to raise a collective total of $150,000 from the Class of 1964

Reunion gifts provide class members with the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy at URI, one that will illustrate the deep appreciation they have for the University and provide much-needed support for students, faculty and the overall University community.  

This year, the reunion class gift has been designated to support the President’s 21st Century Fund for Excellence.  This fund provides President Dooley with the flexibility to implement and support various programs that he considers critical to the future of URI.  This Fund will have far-reaching impact by supporting such things as vital research and scholarship initiatives, campus facility and technology upgrades, new academic and enrichment programs,  international study opportunities;  faculty and scholarly recruitment, and more.

To make a gift to the President’s 21st Century Fund for Excellence or any other area you choose such as URI athletics, the Fund for URI, your undergraduate college, or an endowment, please click here.  It is important to remember that no matter where you direct your gift, your contribution will count towards the overall reunion class giving total.  

If you are interested in making a legacy gift to the University, which could include making URI a beneficiary of a bequest or charitable gift annuity, or would like to explore the possibility of making a planned gift, please contact Rita Verespy in the URI Foundation Office of Gift Planning at 401.874.9530 or

The URI Foundation acknowledges, with much appreciation:

Mark A. Ross, Class of 1964 Reunion Giving Representative, and Larry Aker, Sheila (Greenstein) Gold, Kenneth Long, and John Tucker, Reunion Planning Committee members.

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Joanne Gemma
Assistant Director, Annual Giving