Endowed Gifts

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An endowment gift to the University of Rhode Island today provides a brighter picture for our future. When you make a donation to our endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.

Here's how it works: Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at the University of Rhode Island. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.

The Importance of Endowed Gifts to URI

Check Out This Potential Scenario

Couple Smiling Longtime supporters Susan and Charlie have two goals: First, they want to make sure URI continue to receive support after they're gone. Second, they want to memorialize Charlie's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jones.

Susan and Charlie make a $25,000 donation to URI, which we invest, and each year, a portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support our mission in honor of the Joneses. Plus, Susan and Charlie get a federal income tax charitable deduction on their taxes because they made a lump-sum gift.

Learn How to Fund It

You can create an endowed gift using the following assets:

Next Steps

  1. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  2. Contact Lindsey Yates-Grimley at 401-874-2042 or lyates-grimley@uri.edu or Rita Verespy at 401-874-9530 or rita_verespy@uri.edu to discuss endowed gifts.
  3. If you include URI in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: The University of Rhode Island Foundation
Address: 79 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881
Federal Tax ID Number: 05-6014351

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