For Foundations & Corporations

Overview

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations builds and sustains relationships with corporations and private foundations that support Bryant’s teaching, research, and overall mission.

The Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations:

  • Coordinates sponsorship opportunities for University events
  • Drafts proposals for support of University priorities
  • Serves as a link to hundreds of public and private organizations that support Bryant’s mission
  • Engages Bryant students and alumni with corporations and foundations

We welcome your involvement and support.

Sponsorship

Bryant University hosts a number of annual events that offer sponsorship opportunities , including:

Financial Services Forum
The annual forum includes panel discussions and keynote addresses by leaders in the financial services field. The program is presented by the Archway Investment Fund, a student-run fund that was established in 2005 that invests money given by the Bryant Board of Trustees.

The Women's Summit
Since 1997, the generosity of our sponsors has helped make this conference affordable to thousands of business women and entrepreneurs throughout southern New England. The one-day conference offers educational workshops presented by prominent women who are experts and leaders in their fields. It also features keynote addresses by nationally recognized women leaders, including Suze Orman, Jane Pauley, and Jean Chatzky.

Video highlights from Arianna Huffington's 2013 keynote  >>

World Trade Day
Each year, more than 500 managers and executives from around the region attend World Trade Day to gain new insights and network with other business leaders. Corporate support is vital to the success of this event, and enables Bryant to provide an exciting day of workshops and insightful speakers.

President's Cup Golf Tournament
This annual tradition offers friendly competition while supporting Bryant students. Corporate sponsorship benefits the President's Cup Scholarship Fund, benefiting students who exemplify the leadership and personal qualities consistent with the University's mission.

Corporations

Collaboration with Bryant University offers more than just access to talented future employees; it offers your company a unique opportunity to partner with a dynamic leader in education.

Opportunities for Support

Recruitment and Internships
Many satisfied employers recruit Bryant students for internships and post-graduate employment. The Amica Center for Career Education offers employer programs including on- and off-campus recruiting, career fairs, and online job posting.

Giving Opportunities

  • Scholarships
    This crucial area of student support helps build a diverse student body who will become tomorrow's leaders. Corporations including Cranston Print Works, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Textron, Travelers, and Washington Trust have all named scholarships.
  • Facilities
    Facilities, including the Amica Center for Career Education, offers recognition of corporate leadership in education and benefits the members of the community who use the facility every day.
  • Program Support
    The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations matches corporate needs with Bryant resources to develop and support meaningful programs for our students.
  • Sponsorships
    Event and program sponsorship raises corporate visibility and recognition while helping Bryant carry out its mission.
Program and Research Support
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting Careers Leadership Institute
    Held every June, the hands-on program introduces Latino/a and African American or Black high school juniors to the accounting profession and the important role of accountants in society.
  • Target Case Competition
    Seniors in BUS 400 (Business Policy) have the opportunity to solve real business challenges.
  • Sophomore International Experience
    The program introduces sophomores to another culture through a semester-long class, culminating in a two-week travel experience with fellow students, faculty, and staff.
  • Alternative Spring Break
    Students travel every spring to engage in community service projects.

Strategic Partnership Opportunities

Bryant University offers corporations access to valuable research, increased visibility, and enhanced levels of corporate social responsibility through relationships with one of Bryant's respected business outreach centers, including:

Foundations

Foundation support is a vital part of many of the University's programs and projects that have increased Bryant's national prominence. Our mission is to direct prospective foundation donors to the giving opportunities that are best suited to their philanthropic objectives.

Opportunities for Support

  • Program and Research Support
    Innovative programs and academic opportunities are vital to Bryant's students and our mission of academic excellence.
  • Faculty Support
    Central to Bryant's commitment to our students are the faculty who are dedicated to teaching and the pursuit of new knowledge through research.
  • Scholarships
    The educational goals of our students are supported by scholarships
  • Facilities
    Looking ahead, Bryant is currently seeking support for the following capital initiatives:
    • Center for Teaching and Learning
      In support of academic instruction and student learning, this new center will support faculty research and collaboration as well as provide space for students to receive academic or writing assistance.
    • Advanced Science Laboratory
      Phase II of the advanced science laboratory project will accommodate 16 students and offer the technology infrastructure to support virtual experiments.

To learn more, please contact:
Robin Richardson
Sr. Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations
Phone: (401) 232-6814
Email: rarich@bryant.edu