Giving at RWU

Your gift helps RWU strengthen society through engaged teaching and learning.

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Roger Williams University is revolutionizing higher education. We are providing students of all backgrounds a relevant, experience-based education with a singular core purpose: to strengthen society through engaged teaching and learning. We are leading the way in American higher education, confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families – increasing costs, rising debt and job readiness – and we are unwavering in our commitment.

Generous gifts from our alumni, students, families, faculty, administration and friends help us provide for increased experiential learning opportunities for all students; construct state-of-the-art facilities; create centers of interdisciplinary excellence; endow scholarships; and fund innovative research. When you support RWU – a private university working for the public good – you are helping us to expand our engagement in the broader community, to solve real-world problems and to strengthen society – close to home and across the globe. 

There are countless ways for new donors and loyal supporters to join us in our bold and singular goal: To build the University the world needs now.

In response to the outpouring of condolences and numerous requests for a way to honor the life and legacy of President Farish, we have established the President Donald J. Farish Memorial Fund. All contributions to this fund will be designated to support the University and its initiatives according to the family’s wishes. Additional details will be shared as they become available.

If you wish to pay tribute to the remarkable life and legacy of President Farish, you can make an immediate online donation to the President Donald J. Farish Memorial Fund:

Donate to the Donald J. Farish Memorial Fund

If you prefer, you can mail your check, made payable to Roger Williams University, with the donation designated in the memo line “President Donald J. Farish Memorial Fund” to:

Roger Williams University
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Campaign for Civic Scholars

Through the Campaign for Civic Scholars our goal is to guarantee that every qualified undergraduate is able to complete at least one experiential education project during their time at Roger Williams University. Help us deploy more RWU students into communities - near and far - for experiential learning opportunities that address real world problems.

Civic Scholars
Students smiling.

Ways to Give

By supporting RWU with your philanthropic donations, you are joining RWU's mission to strengthen society through engaged teaching and learning. There are many ways to give to RWU in support of capital projects, scholarships, faculty support and research.

President Farish and alumni

Engaged Alumni

RWU has a powerful network of more than 30,000 alumni worldwide. Our alumni are our greatest source of support and sustainability. Through the Roger Williams Alumni Association, you will hear from fellow alumni and about upcoming events.

Students at Convocation ceremony

The Giving Effect

It starts with you! Whether you are a loyal donor or a devoted volunteer, every day your generosity radiates far beyond the bounds of the campus. You create engaged learning opportunities for students, enabling them to strengthen the local and global communities that we serve. The Giving Effect features stories about the impact that our many donors and volunteers have on the lives of RWU and RWU Law students and graduates and, in turn, on the communities they serve.

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