Women’s Philanthropy Circle

The Women’s Philanthropy Circle is a dynamic community of top female philanthropists, dedicated to supporting and inspiring success at the University of Rhode Island. Members have made investments of $100,000 in cumulative support and have demonstrated their passion for the University and a commitment to influencing its future.

Learn more below by reviewing our profiles, events, and roster. For more information, please contact Vice President Sarah Lobdell ’96 (slobdell@uri.edu).

Cynthia Sculco


Cynthia Davis Sculco ’65

An alumna reflects on lasting friendship, the spooky dormitory, and a foundational gift that has led to dozens of scholarships.

URI alum smiling


Learn and Network

Throughout the year, we offer a Women in Leadership speaker series, providing opportunities to hear from women leaders and connect with peers.

Group of female URI alums at an event


Our Members

We are honored to recognize alumnae, parents, and friends who believe in the importance of giving at the highest levels to advance the University of Rhode Island.

Female URI student in classroom


Women Transforming Women

Make a difference today with a gift to the Women Transforming Women Scholarship.

URI female alum at an event


Get Involved

If you are an alumna looking for more ways to get involved, visit the Women’s Leadership Council.