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Your contribution to Metcalf Institute is tax-deductible and managed by the University of Rhode Island Foundation & Alumni Engagement, a 501(c)(3) organization.

Ways to Give

Give Online

Online giving is quick and convenient. You can split your gift into multiple payments or set up a monthly sustainer gift.

Mail a Check

Make your check payable to “URI Foundation and Alumni Engagement” and write “RhodyNow: Metcalf Institute” in the memo field.

Mailing Address

URI Foundation and Alumni Engagement
P.O. Box 1700
Kingston, RI 02881-0488

Employer Match

Double or triple your gift with a match from your employer. Find your company and let us know if you set up a matching gift.

Give by Phone

To share your credit card information by phone, please contact Rebecca Vigeant at the URI Foundation at 401.874.4786 or

Gifts of Securities

To make a gift of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds, please contact Rebecca Vigeant at the URI Foundation at 401.874.4786 or

Gift Planning

The URI Foundation accepts contributions to Metcalf Institute in the form of bequests, retirement plan gifts, donor advised funds, and life insurance gifts. To make a planned gift to Metcalf Institute, contact John Garcia, URI Foundation & Alumni Engagement, (401) 874-2042 or

Give to the Metcalf Institute Endowment

You can have a lasting influence by giving to the Metcalf Institute endowment, managed by the URI Foundation. If you’re interested in expanding the reach of Metcalf training with a gift to the endowment fund, please contact Nina Gregory, development consultant for URI Metcalf Institute, at (401) 874-7843 or


Contact Margaret Hayden, donor engagement manager, at 401.874.6024 or