75-year-old trust provides RISD with $19.9M gift, the school’s largest

PROVIDENCE – A trust started in 1944 to support textiles studies at the Rhode Island School of Design has provided RISD with a $19.9 million gift this year, the largest in school history, RISD announced Monday. The Rayon Foundation Trust was started by Rhode Island-based businessman and Textron Inc. founder Royal Little with an initial…

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