Employee Sponsorship & Volunteerism

Many of LRI's major funders and supporters begin as employer sponsors.  These are organizations who give their employees the time off, and usually the funding, to participate in the LRI Core Program.  Over 500 organizations in Rhode Island have been employer sponsors, and the benefits of the employee's interaction in the community and newfound perspective are incalculable.  The program develops the organizational, leadership and problem-solving skills of its participants.  In addition, it offers new insights into the community, helping participants identify where strategic alliances might be forged, and providing a unique perspective on the behind-the-scenes workings of our state.

Graduation from the class signifies the beginning of a lifetime opportunity as a member of Leadership Rhode Island's alumni network.  Alumni are trustees of our community and state, and continue to participate in constructive community change.  Graduates can make a direct impact by becoming involved in hands-on community activities, as well as by supporting the work of Leadership Rhode Island.  Employer sponsors can continue to help by recognizing Leadership Rhode Island as a community partner and organization whose employees invest significant volunteer time and expertise.

Corporate Sponsorships

Leadership Rhode Island seeks sponsors for each Core Program session, as well as a number of alumni events held each year.

Not only are LRI events, scholarships and sessions wise philanthropic investments, they convey a powerful message about your company to your corporate peers.  The audience and guests at LRI events are the decision-makers at small and large businesses, as well as non-profit and government agencies.

Individual Contributions

Like any non-profit organization, LRI relies significantly on individual gifts and philanthropy to help underwrite the cost of running multiple programs.

We accept donations online through our website. We are happy to process donations through Visa, MasterCard, American Express or by check.

Whatever area of interest or concern you have about the future of Rhode Island, its citizens, families, businesses, institutions, and communities, there is likely one or more LRI alumni or participants who share your concerns and aspirations. These LRI affiliated leaders have training knowledge and experience, as well as the meaningful connections with a cross section of other Rhode Island leaders, to harness the energy, talent, and resources from within the state to tackle the problem and develop a solution.

Checks should be payable to Leadership Rhode Island and mailed to:

Leadership Rhode Island
1570 Westminster Street, 1st Floor
Providence, RI 02909