Momentum is a magazine about donor and volunteer impact from Institutional Advancement, Rhode Island School of Design © 2023

Momentum Fall 2023

Fall 2023

The fall issue of Momentum highlights the deep connections between RISD and our community of creatives, scholars and supporters. From our campus partners, alumni, students & families to our generous donors and museum visitors—you are the fuel that sparks our imaginations, bolsters our innovative spirit and makes RISD a place everyone belongs.

Connected Community

A Letter from RISD President Crystal Williams

Here and Now

Through the RISD Scholars program, a community of donors makes financial aid immediately available to RISD students.

Celebration of Scholarships 2023

RISD’s annual Celebration of Scholarships event, held in May, brought together donors and students for a night of connection and recognition.

Make it Human

With a new scholarship fund, Tony Ingrao 81 AR aims to train the next generation of RISD creatives.


A gift from the estate of an alumna to the RISD Fund provides support for an orientation program for first-generation college students.

You Belong Here

Volunteer museum educators connect the RISD Museum with the community.

Demystifying RISD for Families

Sonja O’Donnell P 22, the new chair of the Families Association Leadership Council, hopes families will get excited about their students’ journeys in art and design.

All Together For Alumni

Jon Key 13 GD and Jarrett Key MFA 20 PT champion fellow RISD graduates through service on the Alumni Association Awards Committee.

A World of Possibilities

A scholarship helps Eleanna Feldman 25 JM find the community that drives and inspires her.