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    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.

    Samsung Dedication

    Samsung Dedication Ceremony

    RWU recently thanked Tim Baxter ’83, President of Samsung Electronics America, with a special ceremony recognizing his efforts in creating a transformational partnership between RWU and Samsung, Inc.  Samsung display technologies are supporting RWU’s vision for Affordable Excellence in higher education. Those in attendance included students, faculty and staff of the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation (SAAHP).  Pictured above left to right: Stephen White, Dean SAAHP; Lisa Raiola, Vice President for Institutional Advancement; Tim Baxter '83, President, Samsung Electronics America; and RWU President, Donald Farish.

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    Affordable Excellence

    Affordable Excellence at RWU

    Gifts to the Annual Fund - from alumni, parents and friends - help to support the University's Affordable Excellence initiative by providing resources to address the needs of students, including: scholarships, project-based learning, educational technology and expansions in academic programming. This year we aim to raise $1 million for the RWU Annual Fund. Your support will demonstrate your belief in our vision and represent an investment in the future and success of the University’s innovative plans to reshape higher education.

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    Parents: Gregory Lutz and Carolyn Graziano-Lutz and Donna and Barton Bovee

    Donor Reception

    A holiday reception was hosted by President and Mrs. Farish on December 6, 2013, at the University Residence, to thank RWU’s most generous supporters. The evening was highlighted by a special toast from President Farish and a few holiday favorites sung by the RWU Chorus.

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