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The Fund for Providence College

A gift to The Fund for Providence College is an invaluable – and powerful – opportunity to give to what you love. PC is a transformational place, and The Fund for Providence College ensures that its future continues to shine bright. It sustains everything that makes a PC education distinctive: the Catholic and Dominican values that unite the campus community in the search for Veritas, the spirit of the Friar family during every athletics game, and the supportive and hard-working student culture. Your support guarantees that this special place — a place you love — continues its positive trajectory while remaining loyal to its roots.

What is The Fund for Providence College?

The Fund for Providence College is PC’s annual fund. It provides funds that can be used immediately and flexibly, giving the College’s leaders the ability to respond to the needs of today’s students. Taken together, these gifts directly strengthen the College’s current fiscal health and have a powerful impact. Donors to The Fund for Providence College may choose to direct their gifts where they’re needed most, or to emergency student support, varsity athletics, or financial aid.

How do gifts to The Fund for Providence College differ from endowment gifts?

Gifts to The Fund for Providence College are put to use immediately and directed to the areas where they are most urgently needed, whereas the endowment provides a permanent source of income for the College. It’s helpful to think of The Fund for Providence College as the College’s checking account, and the endowment as the College’s savings account.

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What happened to the previous giving allocations?

As a PC donor, you choose where your money goes. We believe that your donation experience should be as easy and transparent as possible. This renaming simplifies the giving process while providing added clarity about the direct impact of your gift.

  • Area of greatest need (PC Fund)
  • Emergency student support (Angel Fund)
  • Varsity athletics (Friars Forever Athletics Fund)
  • You can now also support Financial Aid through The Fund for Providence College.

Reunion Giving – Shared Support

During a reunion year, alumni often increase their annual giving commitment to commemorate this important milestone. Reunion giving makes up a significant portion of the College’s annual fund and allows your class to create a meaningful legacy at PC. Your reunion gift is combined with gifts from all of your classmates, multiplying its impact. Your class spirit and support benefit PC in many ways—from financial aid and state-of-the-art classrooms to student clubs and organizations to top-rated athletic programs.

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Endowed Scholarships – Endowment

Scholarship endowments provide much-needed financial support to well-qualified students who otherwise would not be able to afford a PC education. Many generous benefactors have established endowed scholarship funds to ensure that future generations of students will continue to benefit from the high standards of excellence and personalized learning that are the hallmarks of a PC education.

Establishing an endowed scholarship fund offers donors the opportunity to create a personal legacy at Providence College, including a named memorial or family scholarship. Gifts for scholarship endowments begin at $50,000. Donors are kept informed about the progress of their funds through written annual reports and communications from their scholarship recipients.

Torch Scholarships – Expendable

Torch Scholarships offer donors a unique opportunity to have a positive impact on the life of a promising PC student with financial need. With a gift of $20,000, donors can create a four-year expendable scholarship, which can be renewed at the donor’s request. Donors will receive an annual notification about the student awarded their scholarship, including the student’s name, hometown, class year, and program of study.

1917 Society – Lifetime Giving

Since its founding in 1917, Providence College has been blessed with loyal and supportive alumni and friends. In acknowledgement of those who have given so generously, the 1917 Society recognizes cumulative lifetime giving to Providence College. Membership is extended to donors who have contributed a minimum of $250,000 during their lifetime.

Harkins Society – Planned Giving

Many donors help to secure the future strength and position of Providence College by including PC in their wills. The Harkins Society recognizes benefactors who have named Providence College in their estate plans through bequests or other types of deferred gifts. Planned gifts can be made in several ways, including specifying a dollar amount or asset, such as securities; leaving all or a percentage of one’s estate; or leaving a residual interest. Planned gifts can be designated for restricted purposes — such as an endowed scholarship — or left completely unrestricted.

If you have named Providence College in your will or trust, established a life income plan, or made the College the beneficiary of an insurance policy or retirement plan, please notify us so we can welcome you into the Harkins Society.

St. Dominic Society – Leadership Annual Giving

The St. Dominic Society recognizes the College’s most generous donors — alumni, parents, corporate partners, faculty, staff, and friends — who make an annual gift of $1,917 or more to Providence College. Members play a principal role in advancing the educational and spiritual mission of Providence College.

Young alumni are encouraged to join the St. Dominic Society. Recognizing that the capacity for young alumni to give may not be as great as that of more established alumni, Young Alumni St. Dominic Society membership is designed to recognize those who graduated within the past 10 years for leadership giving based upon year of graduation.