The Fund for Providence College
Give to What You Love
A gift to The Fund for Providence College is an invaluable – and powerful – opportunity to give to what you love. Gifts to the annual fund sustain everything that makes a PC education distinctive: the Catholic and Dominican values, the spirit of the Friar family during every athletics contest, and the hard-working student culture. Your support guarantees that this special place — a place you love — continues its positive trajectory while remaining loyal to its roots.
Impact in Action
Dr. Bing Huang is reimagining academic innovation through her class, Asian Art through VR Gaming, where students can explore ancient Chinese tombs from the comfort of a classroom.
New PlayerTek devices minimize risk and maximize performance for the men’s soccer team.
The Dominican tradition is one of PC’s defining characteristics. Now, students can enjoy the presence of a Dominican chaplain in each of the College’s 14 residence halls.
5 Questions with Annual Fund Chair Charlie Alutto ’88 & ’23P
What brought you to PC and why did you stay so involved?
I had the chance to visit the campus when I was in high school. I felt so comfortable walking around and thought there was a real sense of community. Something about that visit made me feel that PC was a special place.
It’s gratifying to stay involved. My wife and I are both alumni and we’ve stuck around because we want to give back to a place that had a such positive influence on us. We always enjoy spending time with fellow Friars, the staff, and the current students.
Your son is a first-year student at PC this year. What are you most excited about as a new PC parent?
I am so excited to experience PC through the eyes of a parent and watch how the PC experience will shape my son, Alex. I know that PC is a perfect fit for him and can’t wait to watch his journey unfold!
What’s the number one thing you learned from your PC education that has influenced your life?
I learned so much from my time at PC. I think my business degree coupled with a liberal arts education taught me how to think critically. As a business leader for many years, critical thinking allowed me to understand how decisions impacted those around me, my community, and our business. I believe this is the “secret sauce” of a PC education.
What inspires you to give back to PC?
Marjorie [my wife] and I believe strongly in giving back to organizations that have had a positive impact on our life. We’ve given back every year since graduation, and 30 years later, we still proudly support PC. Just take a walk around the campus and you can see all the improvements. You can’t help but be inspired to give back.
Tell us one thing classmates and friends may find surprising about you.
I am the proud owner of an Italian scooter! I recently purchased a Piaggio scooter and drive it around town. So, if you are in the suburbs of Chicago and see a guy in his 50s driving a blue, Italian scooter, please be careful, as I am still getting the hang of driving it.