Our ability to be responsive to the needs of Rhode Island’s cultural heritage sector and to develop innovative partnerships that address pressing issues like the ties between civic engagement and cultural participation relies on the generous support of individuals like you. At a time when we find ourselves leaning on creative expression, cultural practice, and the lessons of history to remain connected and inspired, we hope you will join us with a gift to support the Council’s ongoing work.
THE FUND FOR THE HUMANITIES
Annual gifts to the Council ensure the high-quality public humanities programming and partnerships we support throughout the state of Rhode Island. As an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities relies on donations from individuals, families, foundations, and businesses who are essential to this public-private partnership. Make your donation online using the secure donate form below, or send your check though the mail.
Become a sustainer: Establishing a recurring gift to the Council helps sustain Rhode Island’s humanities community. With the flexibility to make your gift monthly, quarterly, or annually you can make a big difference with the commitment that’s right for your budget and philanthropic goals! Make your donation using the form below, and select “monthly,” “quarterly,” or “annually” as the donation frequency.
MAKE A GIFT OF STOCK
Rhode Island Council for the Humanities now accepts gifts of stock. Be sure to let us know when you make a stock donation so we can properly credit the gift to the Humanities Council. Contact Rachael Jeffers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401.273.2250 and provide the following information:
Donor’s Name and contact information
Broker’s name and phone number
Name/Trading symbol of shares
Number of shares
Anticipated date of transfer
Your broker will need the following information to make the transfer to the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities:
Account Name: Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
Broker: Citizens Investment Services
Account ID: N6A 053376
Tax ID: 05-0376246
Once the gift has been transferred to our account, our bank will sell the shares and report the amount of the proceeds to the Humanities Council. We will send you a letter acknowledging the gift.
LEAVE A LEGACY GIFT
Would you like to make sure that the Council is supported in the years beyond your lifetime? By designating the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities as a beneficiary in your will, for your qualified retirement funds (IRA, 401k, or 403b), or on your life insurance policies, your heirs can pay fewer estate taxes and you can leave a legacy too. With a legacy gift, you will continue to make a difference in the world, year after year, through the work of the Council. Please contact your attorney, accountant, financial planner, or insurance sales representative to find out how you can include the Council in your estate plans and contact our office at 401-273-2250.
NAME US THROUGH YOUR UNITED WAY PLEDGE
Because the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities is a 501(c)(3), we are eligible for United Way’s Open Donor Choice Program. If you give through United Way, please consider designating the Council (on your donation form) as your charity of choice.
CELEBRATE THE HUMANITIES
The Council hosts an annual Celebration of the Humanities each October to mark National Arts & Humanities Month and honor leadership, creativity, innovation, and scholarship in Rhode Island’s humanities community. Proceeds from the event support culture, history, education, and civic engagement in our state. Consider attending, or sponsoring, our Celebration of the Humanities event this year.
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