Rhode Island College Foundation, established in 1965, is a separate entity that is devoted to raising funds solely for Rhode Island College. The foundation also exercises fiduciary responsibility over endowments and other philanthropic investments made to Rhode Island College. The foundation is the primary source of private support to the college as it achieves its mission to offer accessible higher education of the finest quality to traditional and non-traditional students from around the state, the region, and beyond. As an independent organization represented by alumni and friends of the college, the foundation conducts itself with integrity, appreciates its beneficiaries, and works passionately for the enhancement of the college and its students.‚Äč