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Join the President’s Circle and help make a future full of creative promise.

President's Circle members contribute $1,000 or more each year to the RISD Annual Fund because they believe in RISD's mission and the fundamental importance of art, design, creativity and innovation. Since all gifts to the Annual Fund go directly into RISD's annual operating budget, they immediately help today's students while also providing a means for our endowment to grow for future generations. As a member of the President's Circle, you can designate your gift to scholarship support to help RISD meet this critical need.

Graduates of the Last Decade
GOLD alumni are included in the President's Circle when they make their first gift of any size to the Annual Fund. Those who give consecutively – at any level – are included in the group for the first 10 years after graduation.

Recurring gift
A variety of giving options are available to make your President's Circle support both simple and convenient. Please contact Ellen Cheston 95 PH to learn more.

Matching gifts
Many employers offer matching gift programs that can serve to double or triple your gift, making your contribution that much more significant. Your matching gift counts towards your membership in the President's Circle.

For more information
To learn more about the President's Circle, please email Ellen Cheston 95 PH, Associate Director, Annual Giving, or call 401 454-6107.

“Giving to the Annual Fund at the President’s Circle level reminds me of the support I got as a student. And it allows me to make my own commitment to today's students and to the creative community that helped shape who I am.”

Stephen Earle 82 TX,
senior vice president for Home Design, Polo Ralph Lauren