Capital Campaign for the Brown-RISD Catholic Center

Help Us Reach Our Phase II Goal

Since launching Build Together in 2019, we have accomplished an enormous amount. We have:

  • Raised nearly $3.5M in Phase I of the campaign

  • Purchased our ideal property, just on the edge of campus, in January 2020

  • Installed a fire safety system, including new sprinklers, completed in March 2021

  • Renovated the building to meet ADA standards, completed in March 2021

  • Established a small endowment for the upkeep of the Center

In the short time that we have had the Catholic Center open, and in the midst of covid restrictions and complications, the Center has already become a home-away-from-home for students where they can congregate and invite their peers even in this time of disconnection. The next and final phase of the campaign is securing an additional $500,000 to transform the garage into a small chapel that will be available to students at all times for prayer. 

Read our Case for Support >>

Learn more about the Chapel project>>

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The Center has already been used for...

  • A Lenten fish fry that drew 70+ people, before covid sent students home from Brown & RISD

  • A day retreat for the student leaders

  • Bonfires to foster community in a time of disconnection

  • Casual gatherings between students to play games

  • Study space for both graduate and undergraduate students


  • Mass when we were unable to use Manning Chapel


  • Prayer during Holy Week

  • Countless one on one meetings with students

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Learn about Naming
Opportunties in the Center >>


​Benefits of Participating 

Our students are immediate beneficiaries, but consider: 

  • Special naming opportunities in the new Center are available for generous gifts 

  • Brown University will offer donor credit for contributions to this campaign.  

  • We are able to accept gifts of cash and appreciated securities.  All contributions to the Thomas Becket Foundation are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

  • For multi-year pledges, we can work out a payment schedule that fits your needs.  

To learn more, please contact Fr. Edmund at

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