Give to Teachers

Support the Rhode Island Teacher of the Year Program

The Rhode Island Teacher of the Year Program recognizes the RI Teacher of the Year and all of the District Teachers of the Year.  These awards provide a tremendous experience for the honored teachers and help to encourage and model excellence among all educators, to promote the importance and value of the teaching profession, and to increase student achievement.

 © Photography by Nick Shanos

Photography by Nick Shanos


The RI Teacher of the Year serves as a voice for Rhode Island’s teachers, ensuring that their experiences are reflected in state-level discussions regarding education.


The RI Teacher of the Year shares her or his classroom with a co-teacher throughout the school year. The co-teacher benefits from having a mentor who has been recognized as an exceptional educator.  This partnership is an investment in our future teachers.


The RI Teacher of the Year and District Teachers of the Year come together regularly for Educator Summits.  These gatherings create a meaningful opportunity for intensive professional development. 

Community members like you can make a meaningful difference for every child, every day.

Your donation will support:

  • A co-teacher to work alongside the RI Teacher of the Year;
  • Classroom resources and professional development for the RI Teacher of the Year and for all District Teachers of the Year;
  • Participation in the State Teachers of the Year national conference; and
  • Our annual Salute to Rhode Island Educators event at WaterFire Providence. 

or you may contribute by check or money order.

Make your donation payable to:

RI Teacher of the Year Fund

Mail to:
Rhode Island Foundation
One Union Station
Providence, RI 02903