IYRS THINKS DIFFERENTLY about transforming lives through education. We prepare people who want to work through their hands or through technology for life-long careers. We are helping change education in America by providing an alternative path to four-year and community college experiences.

Annual Giving

You can have lasting impact on the education of a new generation of makers, craftspeople, restorers and technicians by supporting the learning and preservation of craft that occurs every day at IYRS.

Your gift helps to underwrite an exceptional learning environment for the delivery of deeply technical and hands-on career training — funding everything from tools and supplies to instructor salaries.


Marine Systems students troubleshooting a wiring problem
An IYRS student is taught to embrace learning as a life-long experience.



Support the Annual Fund

Your gift, in any amount, to the IYRS Annual Fund underwrites the tools, supplies, materials, instructor salaries, and the exceptional environment essential to the teaching and learning that occur every day at IYRS.
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Matching Gifts

Make a donation and double your impact. Many employers will match tax-deductible charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees and employees’ spouses. Please choose IYRS for your annual matching gift.

Gift of Securities

A gift of appreciated stock, bonds, or mutual funds, if you have held them for more than a year, will provide benefit both to IYRS and you. Call or email Rebeka Mazzone, CFO at 401-848-5777 ext.208 for more information.

Planned Gifts

While the most common planned gift is a bequest in your will or living trust, other planned giving strategies can include the following:

  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Life Insurance Policies


Supporters who have included IYRS in their estate plans are recognized in the Azimuth Society. For more information, please call or email Terry Nathan, President at 401-848-5777 ext. 211.

Scholarship Gifts

Scholarship gifts to the IYRS scholarship fund are distributed to students each cohort to help support their pursuit of a satisfying career.
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Gifts by check are payable to IYRS.
If you would like to offer a donation by check, please send it to IYRS, 449 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840.

Have questions about our giving programs or how you can support IYRS?
Call or email Anne Carlson, Director of Philanthropy at 401-848-5777 ext. 218.

IYRS is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational organization with federal tax identification of 05-0470320. All donations made online are secure transactions.