Vice President: O'Neil A.S. Outar
Founded in 1957, Institutional Advancement at RISD includes a development team of frontline fundraisers, a campaign planning and strategy team responsible for implementing programming and communications, an alumni relations team that engages alumni and families, and an advancement operations team responsible for data integrity and technology.
Institutional Advancement advances RISD’s mission by strategically fostering lifelong relationships with alumni, parents, friends and organizations to strengthen goodwill and philanthropy.
Our vision is to ensure that any person or organization who engages with RISD becomes an advocate and donor.
The RISD Strategic Plan has identified the following core community values: creative thinking and making, rigorous immersion and serious practice, engaged curiosity and experimentation, respect and inclusion. In addition, Institutional Advancement has identified the following complementary values: agility, collaboration, generosity, integrity, and intentionality.