URI to benefit from Feinstein Foundation Challenge

KINGSTON, R.I. — December 1, 2005 — University of Rhode Island alumni thinking about donating to their alma mater are being offered an incentive to donate before the end of the year.

The Feinstein Foundation has once again challenged Rhode Islanders to give generously this holiday season. To promote philanthropy, the Foundation is giving away $100,000 to non-profit agencies and schools in the state, including URI.

Donations made to the University between November 1 through December 31 will get some of the Feinstein $100,000 added to it. Non-profit agencies and schools using the Feinstein annual challenge in the past have reported increased donations.

The Feinstein $100,000 will be divided among all the non-profits that promote the opportunity. The offer is not a matching gift program and donors will not receive matching gift credit.

Alumni and friends of URI can direct their funds to their favorite programs or endowments. The Feinstein challenge will apply to any gift including the University’s Rhode Island Rams Athletic Association, Annual Fund, endowments, program support, planned giving endowment, etc.

Donors can make their gifts securely online or receive additional information about the various funds at www.advance.uri.edu/giving. They can also make a check payable to the University of Rhode Island with a note designating how the gift should be credited and mail to P.O. Box 1820, Kingston, R.I. 02881. For more information, contact Sarah Howard at 401-874-2438.

The Feinstein $100,000 will be distributed in February.