The Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA) leads the philanthropic efforts of the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI). Working collaboratively with the CCRI Foundation and the CCRI Alumni Association, OIA responsibly promotes philanthropy to maximize the resources raised in support of CCRI’s mission and institutional priorities through a donor-centered, comprehensive, sustainable plan. Our work reflects the high standards and ethics adopted by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA), and is accomplished by creating relationships with our internal and external constituencies, fostering a spirit of teamwork, mutual support and integrity.
The Community College of Rhode Island Foundation was established in January 1979 as an independent, nonprofit corporation for the purpose of encouraging and providing support from private sources for CCRI. Funds are used for the college and for scholarships as well as supporting college-wide projects including professional development, capital improvements, the purchase of educational equipment, campus beautification, athletics, library resources and special programming not covered by state funding. For more information, visit the CCRI Foundation website.
The CCRI Alumni Association works with the CCRI Foundation to raise funds for the college, sponsor social events for graduates and friends, and present annual scholarships to help students buy textbooks and defray the costs of completing their education. Alumni Association membership is open to all graduates of the college. Since 1964, the community college graduated more than 68,000 students. For more information, contact the director of Alumni Affairs at 401-333-7150 or visit the Alumni's website.
Our goal is to support faculty and staff in seeking, obtaining and administering grant-funded programs that uphold the mission of the college. The Office of Institutional Advancement assists faculty and staff through the initial process of notifying college administration of interest in obtaining external funding, developing an idea, seeking external funding resources and assisting the program director once the project is funded. For more information, visit the Office of Institutional Advancement's website.