At Roger Williams University we have enjoyed a decade of unprecedented growth by aspiring to high ideals and an ambitious vision. The generosity of our alumni, families and friends makes this inspiration possible – in the classroom, at the lab bench, on the playing field and around the world.
For all who treasure this institution – and all who will follow them – let us continue to build on the qualities that define our remarkable University: a love of learning, research on the frontiers of knowledge, commitment to community and an appreciation of diverse, global perspectives.
Your gifts construct state-of-the-art facilities; create centers of interdisciplinary excellence; endow scholarships; fund innovative research; and help us recruit and retain exceptional faculty. Your generosity and belief in the mission and values of RWU raise our sights and are transformative.
There are countless ways for new donors and loyal supporters to inspire us all to look to an even brighter future for Roger Williams University.
We invite you to browse this site to learn more about specific opportunities.
At RWU, students travel beyond the classroom to experience practical applications of their education in real world settings. The Fund for Civic Scholars directly supports the work of RWU students and faculty who pursue community-engaged teaching and learning. A gift to the Fund helps to underwrite the many expenses related to providing intensive experiential education opportunities – from transportation and documentation costs to professional development training and stipends for students and faculty participants. By providing students with the skills today’s employers demand, as well as a heightened sense of civic responsibility, our scholars are becoming the next generation of engaged leaders in communities around the world.
The Richard L. Bready Mount Hope Bay Sailing and Education Center was officially dedicated on May 9 as part of the 2015 Captain's Cup Regatta. The Center is named for Board of Trustees Chairman Richard Bready HD'08, whose $1 million gift launched the multi-year campaign that brought the University's first fully donor-funded building to campus.
The fifth annual Corporate Scholars Reception was held on October 21, 2015 in appreciation for participating business leaders and student scholars. More than 80 corporate donors, students, faculty and University administrators gathered to celebrate this initiative that provides critical financial assistance to undergraduate students attending RWU.