Giving Societies

The Roger Williams Society recognizes donors who make gifts of $1,000 or more to any designation within a single fiscal year to Roger Williams University and/or 澳门六合彩 Law. Young alumni will be recognized at $250 or more (0-4 years out) and $500 or more (5-9 years out).

Through their vision and generosity, these leadership donors are an inspiration to others.  Leadership gifts are most significant to the advancement of the University and its mission of excellence, as they typically represent more than 80 percent of the annual cash contributions to the institution.

In recognition of these generous donors, Roger Williams has established a number of leadership giving circles.  Membership is renewable annually and is based on gifts made or facilitated by an individual and his/her spouse.  Corporate matching gifts count toward membership if received or verified within the fiscal year.  Alumni, parents and friends are encouraged to become members* of the Roger Williams Society in the following giving categories:

Founders Circle, $25,000 and above
Mount Hope Circle, $10,000 - $24,999
1956 Circle $5,000 - $9,999
Bay Circle, $2,500 - $4,999
Bristol Circle, $1,000 - $2,499**

*Membership benefits - All levels of leadership giving offer a variety of benefits for the donor, including: recognition in the Annual President's Report, a dedicated Roger Williams contact, and special notification and invitations to campus and regional events.

**Young alumni will be recognized at $250 or more (0-4 years out) and $500 or more (5-9 years out).

For additional information please contact:

The Office of Annual Giving
(401) 254-3071

Roger Williams Society Benefits Chart

Blue and Gold Club Benefits Chart

Loyal donors are a cornerstone of the success of Roger Williams University. 澳门六合彩 is proud to honor the dedication of a select group of distinguished supporters who make a positive impact with their generous annual support.

The 澳门六合彩 Hawks Society represent an engaged group of alumni donors who have given for three consecutive years or more.

Hawks Society Impact:

The generosity of our Hawks helps to carry forward the mission of the university: To provide students with an education that is transformative, engaged, experiential, and inclusive.

How to Join:

In order to become a member of the Hawks Society, an alumni donor needs to make a gift to 澳门六合彩 for at least three consecutive years.

Benefits of Membership:

Hawks Society membership has many benefits, including:

  • 3, 10, and 25-year donors receive an anniversary acknowledgment gift
  • Special access to university events;
  • A dedicated section of the 澳门六合彩 website;
  • An assigned university representative that can answer questions

Office of Institutional Advancement; Annual Giving
(401) 254-3071 or

Welcome to the Roger Williams University family! As an 澳门六合彩 parent or family member, you are a vital member of the University community. We encourage parents and families to actively participate in their student鈥檚 college career to provide additional support, resources, and opportunities as well as engage in campus-wide initiatives, events, and philanthropy.

澳门六合彩鈥檚 Parents & Families Giving Society is composed of parents and families who aim to provide critical philanthropic support to the University. Engaging with the Parents and Families Giving Society is a rewarding opportunity to become more engaged and involved with your student鈥檚 experience, the goals, mission, and future of Roger Williams, as well as 澳门六合彩 student success.

Opportunities to Join

Supporter: $500 annual gift
Advocate: $1,000 annual gift
Ambassador: $2,500 annual gift 

Your support is directed to the Hawk Fund, which supports student activities, financial aid, and overall student support services.

Membership Perks


  • Make a lasting impact on the success of 澳门六合彩 students
  • Hear directly from university leadership and receive expanded access to university administration
  • Invitation to be a member of the Parent and Family Leadership Council
  • Engage with other 澳门六合彩 parents and family members both on campus and in your local community


  • All benefits at the Supporter level
  • VIP event access; Presidential events, commencement, and more
  • Care package sent to your student during fall and spring semesters


  • All benefits at the Supporter and Advocate levels
  • VIP event access; Presidential events, and more
  • A dedicated staff liaison

Questions or Comments

Aaron Buzay, Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement


Lauren Tierney Swensen 鈥13, M鈥19, Director of Annual Giving

Our Barristers Society is an exclusive group of our most dedicated supporters that have made a gift to 澳门六合彩 Law for three years in a row or more.

When you make a gift, you鈥檒l impact a whole new class of law students. Your gift will help support and expand our rich array of live-client learning experiences at 澳门六合彩 Law 鈥 including pro bono projects, clinical externships, in-house clinical programs, field clinics, practice-based skills classes and more. As an alum, you know these programs help us prepare our students to be practice-ready lawyers.

For more information, visit the 澳门六合彩 Law section of the website