View Quadangles Print Version →


Read Class Notes Online →





Past Issues →




subscribeOnline picture



Advertise with Us →



Bookmark and Share



subscribeOnline picture RSS feed


Helping Hand for Students

The University of Rhode Island’s Student Philanthropy Council marked National Philanthropy Week in November with the launch of the Students First Fund, intended to provide financial assistance to students in times of crisis and unexpected hardship, such as an accident or illness, death of a family member, fire damage, or the need for temporary housing. 

“Emergencies and unexpected events can create financial difficulties for students—difficulties that could affect them personally and academically. These funds can be the difference that allows a student to stay in school,” said URI Vice President of Student Affairs Tom Dougan.

The Student Philanthropy Council was created last year by the URI Foundation and is coordinated through the Foundation’s Annual Giving Office in collaboration with the Student Alumni Association. The Council is made up of about 20 students focused on making sure other students understand the impact of donations to the University.

“I think students sharing messages with other students is an effective way to get the word out,” said Council President Chip Redihan ’14. “Helping students realize that some of our classmates are facing hardship and then taking a small step to contribute toward providing them with help is a great way to connect the dots about fundraising and the impact it can have.”

Comments are open, but there are no comments.

Leave a Comment

Most comments will be posted within 24 hours of submission.

Spam protection by WP Captcha-Free

Web Extras

URI Launches Climate Change Website

Habitat for Humanity: Home for a Hero

Beyond Belize


You Tell Us

Dear Reader,

The President’s View

Message from President Dooley


Madness to his Method

First in Glass

Inside Think Outside

The Business of Innovation

Passport Required

News & Views

Small Business Synergy

Body of Knowledge

Engineering His Future

Calling All Campers

Helping Hand for Students

Bits and Pieces: Scholarship Snoop

Spokes for Folks, Global Edition

Bits and Pieces: Presidential Poet is Commencement Speaker

Leading Latin Collaborations

Press Box

It’s How You Play the Game

Trio of Swimmers Test Waters

Rhody Team Doctor Recognized

Fleming Flagged For Football Coach


Emmanuel Logan ’13

Destiny Chearino ’12

Back Page

Hit the Paws Button

Alumni Chapters →


Alumni of the Game Honorees

Big Chill 2014

Upcoming Events

Ocean State Summer Writing Conference

An Evening of Grapes and Grain

URI Alumni Association Liberty Mutual Cup Scholarship Golf Tournament

Alumni Career Services

How to Build a Better Resume:

QuadAngles © 2014 URI Alumni Association. All rights reserved. Produced by the Office of Publications and Creative Services for the URI Alumni Association, Alumni Center, 73 Upper College Rd., Kingston, RI 02881. Phone: 401-874-2242 | Contact Quadangles