Tom and Cathy Ryan make record gift of $35 million to University of Rhode Island for neuroscience, scholars program, and athletics
Thomas M. Ryan ’75 Hon. ’99, former chairman, president and CEO of CVS, and his wife, Cathy Ryan, have made a gift of $35 million to the University of Rhode Island, the largest private contribution in its history. This builds on the Ryans’ notable philanthropic history with URI and brings their cumulative giving total to more than $56 million.
The vast majority of the gift will provide transformational funding for academic purposes, including an expansion of research and teaching capacity in…