Thank you for your interest in supporting the Graduate School of Oceanography. We count on gifts to the GSO to maintain and enrich the educational experiences of our students and to support our research and outreach programs.
For further information about Friends of Oceanography, planned giving, or to discuss other giving opportunities, contact:
Managing Director of Development, Marine and Environmental Sciences
URI Graduate School of Oceanography
GSO Alumni Association
Since its inception in 1961, GSO has graduated more than 950 students with Ph.D., M.S., and M.O. degrees. This tight knit group of staunch supporters of GSO live and work all around the globe. While 44% of GSO’s alumni have careers in academia, 23% work in government positions, 16% in industry, and 3% in the military. The GSO Alumni Association supports GSO through donations to the annual fund and volunteering time and energy to further the GSO Alumni Association’s mission, which is to support students through fellowships, Pell Marine Science Library purchases, and funds for student travel, equipment and supplies.
All GSO Alumni donors are recognized as Friends of Oceanography and noted in our publication for Friends and Alumni, Aboard GSO, as well as in the GSO annual report. In addition, those who donate $1,000 or more are recognized as members of the Trident Society.
GSO is recognized as Rhode Island’s center for marine studies and cutting-edge research and outreach. As such, GSO has developed a Corporate Affiliates Program to provide business leaders an inside perspective into the groundbreaking research, technology and initiatives taking place across the campus.
As members of the affiliates program, companies will be given first access to innovative research and technical developments, as well as the opportunity to engage with leading faculty, scientists, staff, students, and resources for mutual collaboration.
To make a secure gift online and become a member of the Friends of Oceanography, please visit www.urifoundation.org and under “Ways to Give” navigate to the online giving option and select Fund for URI: GSO.
A planned, or deferred gift – such as a bequest made through your will or a gift of life insurance – enables you to make a larger gift to GSO than you may thought possible, while providing financial security for you and your family. There are other gift strategies that we welcome you to explore. We will be happy to work with you and your legal or financial counsel to develop a plan that will benefit you and GSO. For information the URI Foundation’s planned giving program, visit the Planned Giving page.