New Leadership for URI Foundation

foundationThis spring, Lil Breul O’Rourke took the helm of the University of Rhode Island Foundation, the independent nonprofit charged with raising private support and overseeing the management of the University’s endowment.

“URI is on an upward trajectory and that makes it a particularly exciting time to be here,” says O’Rourke, who comes from Syracuse University, where she held a variety of key development roles over a 30-year career. “I believe in our ability to increase the impact of private support for the benefit of URI and look forward to working with my team, the Board, President Dooley and other campus partners, as well as our devoted alumni and friends, to think bigger and make it happen.”

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