Corporate and Foundation Relations

Students and businessman walking on campus
The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) secures funding from corporations and foundations to support the institutional priorities of Providence College. CFR manages the College’s philanthropic relationships with foundations and corporations.  We collaborate with college faculty and administrators to:
  • identify potential sources of support for all initiatives and projects;
  • prepare and submit grant proposals, serving as a clearinghouse for all institutionally-focused proposals;
  • facilitate efficient institutional processing of corporate and foundation proposals;
  • assure timely narrative and financial stewardship reports for all institutional grants in conjunction with the Finance Office; and
  • maintain contact with, and coordinate site visits for, potential and current funders.

For Faculty and Administrators

CFR works directly with faculty and administrators to obtain external support for institutional initiatives that go beyond faculty research. If you are interested in seeking private external funding for your work, we recommend an early conversation with us to identify potential prospects and discuss required proposal guidelines. CFR staff will then assist with:

a) proposal development;
b) oversight of the college’s approval process;
c) preparation of a letter of endorsement from the President or Provost;
d) submission of the proposal to the funder; and
e) preparation of all required stewardship reports.

We also encourage faculty to take advantage of the many internal funding opportunities administered by Academic Affairs.

The Corporate and Foundations Relations team works closely with the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance (SPaRC) office because our common work promoting a culture of grant seeking at PC is complementary and occasionally overlaps. The SPaRC office works on faculty research grants; CFR supports grant proposals that have a broader, institutional scope.

To learn more about our policies and procedures, click here. Those interested in financial support for faculty research and/or pursuing grants from government agencies should contact the Office of Sponsored Research and Compliance.

Corporate Partnerships

At Providence College, we are committed to educating the future business leaders of tomorrow and have earned a national reputation for academic excellence and values-based leadership. We invite you to partner with us and take advantage of the following opportunities.

Hire a Friar

Recruiting opportunities for employers include on and off-campus interviews, information sessions, and career fairs.  From internships to full-time positions, Providence College students and alumni can help your company meet its goals. To learn more, please go to the Career Education Center.

Engage with our Students

Providence College faculty and students are among the top minds in the region and are eager to form relationships with your business.  We are open to discussing your needs and connecting you with the right person within the PC community. Throughout the year, various business leaders participate in career panels and present to a variety of classes on their success in their industries. Leaders on Leadership, the signature course of the PC MBA program, invites local business leaders to share their fundamental leadership beliefs with our students. Contact us today to learn more about these opportunities.

Build Your Brand

With over 50,000 alumni worldwide and approximately 3,800 undergraduate students, Providence College can help you build your brand among key demographics. Various sponsorship opportunities raise corporate visibility within our vast community and assist us with meeting our institutional goals. Current opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Alumni & Family Weekend
  • Alumni Legacy Program
  • A Night in Black & White
  • Reunion Weekend
  • Corporate Branding Days

Partner with the Providence College School of Business

Collaboration with the Providence College School of Business (PCSB) as a Corporate Partner offers your organization a unique opportunity to align itself with a world-class, AACSB-accredited institution and make a real impact on the lives of future business leaders. With a strategic investment in the PCSB, your company will gain key exposure through various recognition opportunities and benefits, such as special student recruitment activities valuable engagement events.

For more information, please see the Providence College School of Busin​ess Corporate Partner Program’s giving levels and benefits.

Invest in Providence College

Corporate partnerships are critical to helping PC advance its mission and meet its strategic priorities. From hiring PC graduates to engaging with students in the classroom, PC invites you to partner with the College by joining the St. Dominic So​c​iety Corporate Partner Program​.

With annual participation in the program, your company can:

  • Offer deserving students the opportunity to say “yes” to a Providence College education
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, and students
  • Provide resources to attract and retain world-class faculty
  • Create an exceptional place to learn, to live, and to grow by supporting innovative learning technologies and providing optimum spaces for studying and socializing throughout the campus
  • Develop the innovators, employers, teachers, parents, entrepreneurs, and leaders of tomorrow

A variety of investment opportunities are available based on your company’s interests. PC’s Corporate and Foundation Relations team will help you strengthen your brand recognition and demonstrate corporate responsibility by aligning your needs with Providence College’s resources in a mutually beneficial partnership.

For more information on the St. Dominic Society Corporate Partner Program, please contact Kelly Harrop ’14 at 401.865.1428 or