University establishes the President Donald J. Farish Memorial Fund to honor the life and legacy of RWU’s 10th president

BRISTOL, R.I., July 6, 2018 ­­– Calling hours for Roger Williams University President Donald J. Farish will take place on July 19 at the University Residence.

Funeral services for President Farish, who died on July 5 after a sudden and serious illness, will be private. But calling hours will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 19.

No parking will be available at the University Residence, 45 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809. But shuttles will be available to take people from RWU’s Bristol campus to the University Residence. Those traveling to campus should go to the main entrance and board shuttles from Lots 11 and 12. Those coming from campus should board shuttles from Lot 1 (near the Alumni & Admission Center).

In response to the outpouring of condolences and numerous requests for a way to honor the life and legacy of President Farish, the University has established the President Donald J. Farish Memorial Fund. All contributions to this fund will be designated to support the University and its initiatives according to the family’s wishes. Additional details will be shared as they become available.

If you wish to pay tribute to the remarkable life and legacy of President Farish, you can make an immediate online donation to the President Donald J. Farish Memorial Fund using this form.

If you prefer, you can mail your check, made payable to Roger Williams University, with the donation designated in the memo line “President Donald J. Farish Memorial Fund” to:

Roger Williams University

Gift Processing

One Old Ferry Rd.


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