We have a history of coming together to make great things happen at RIT, and we have a chance to do this again.
November 2016

A Message from NRS

Thank you!

We really can’t put it better than that. RIT is launching our first “Month of Gratitude” tomorrow, November 1, for one reason – to make sure you know how grateful we are for your continued support.

Each year we strive to show how important you are to the RIT family, and how much your support means to the university and our students. You may remember that we sent this video to you this summer, in which our students share how RIT provides them an education that makes them stand out among their peers. Your gifts enable RIT to give these students their unique experiences, and help to make RIT a different kind of university.

As we prepare to enter the traditional season for thanks, we are so grateful for the dedication you demonstrate to RIT’s unique educational mission.

With deepest gratitude,

Lisa Ireland
Donor Stewardship

Brandy Madera '14
Assistant Director
Donor Stewardship & Nathaniel Rochester Society

Q&A with RIT Leaders
Lisa Cauda, Vice President of Development & Alumni Relations

We are happy to bring NRS members a Q&A with RIT leaders. We are entering the Month of Gratitude at RIT, during which we will be sharing how much your gifts and your advocacy for RIT mean to our students, our faculty, and the entire RIT family.

No one is better at explaining how grateful RIT is for our supporters’ commitment than Dr. Lisa Cauda, Vice President of Development & Alumni Relations.
Read Interview»


/ NRS launches first Month of Gratitude
You are amazing, and RIT is taking the entire month of November to make sure you know that!
/ NRS Award honors Parker, Summers
The Nathaniel Rochester Society is thrilled to announce that the 2016 NRS Award is being given to Sandra A. Parker and John M. “Dutch” Summers. Both Parker and Summers serve as RIT Trustees, and are dedicated advocates for the university.
/ Campus Alumni Faculty & Staff Welcomed to Annual Breakfast
On November 17, RIT’s campus Faculty & Staff Alumni Chapter is hosting a special thank you breakfast in the Gene Polisseni Center lobby for the many RIT alumni who serve the university as dedicated employees.
/ See the difference you make!

See how gifts to support student travel take our students all over the world!
/ Presidential Search Information
All NRS members are invited to stay up to date on the search for RIT’s next president, and to provide your thoughts on the search. Visit the Presidential Search Website.
Erin Ireland
Erin Ireland ’17

"I am sincerely grateful to all of the Nathaniel Rochester Society donors for making it possible for me to prioritize my education and create a better balance in my life."»
Amy Johnson ’92 and Glen Dragon ’02, ’11
Amy Johnson ’92 and Glen Dragon ’02, ’11

"We are both incredibly grateful for our education and the opportunities we’ve had because of RIT."»


NRS members are invited to attend any of the following events. Many RIT alumni events on campus and around the country are open to our valued NRS members. Visit www.rit.edu/alumni/events for details, or contact Lisa Ireland, Director of Donor Stewardship.

/ NRS Celebration of Gratitude
November 10 Wintergarden
One Baush & Lomb Place
Rochester, NY

We look forward to celebrating you and will share how your leadership-level support is helping to shape the future for students at RIT. Join us for:
  • Cocktails & Dinner Stations
  • Performances by the RIT Jazz Ensemble and Eight Beat Measure
  • Welcome by President Bill Destler
  • Tribute to the 2016 NRS Award Recipients, Sandra A. Parker and John M. Summers
  • Visit with RIT student ambassadors
Kindly RSVP by November 4. For questions or special need requests, please contact Brandy Madera ’14 at 585.475.4958 or brandy.madera@rit.edu.
/ Barnes & Noble Holiday Reception & Discount Night
December 7, 5:00PM
Barnes & Noble @ RIT
100 Park Point Dr.

Join host and bookstore general manager, Peter Briggs '82 for a reception and discount shopping night. NRS members receive 20% off most merchandise. Get your RIT gear in time for holiday gift giving!
/ Performing Arts at RIT
  • Love’s Fire: Seven Plays Inspired by Seven Shakespearean Sonnets
    November 10 - 12, 7:30 PM
    November 13, 2:00 PM
    All performances held in 1510 Lab Theatre, Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall

  • RIT Jazz Ensembles Concert
    Wednesday, November 16, 7:00 PM
    Ingle Auditorium, Student Alumni Union

  • Performing Artist Concert Series - RIT Celebrates Shakespeare
    Friday, November 18, 8:00 PM
    Ingle Auditorium, Student Alumni Union

    “Such Sweet Thunder” An Exploration of Themes and Characters from Shakespeare by Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington; Performed by The New Energy Jazz Orchestra Directed by Carl Atkins and Jon Kruger.

    Identify yourself at the door as an NRS member to get the discounted ticket price.
    For additional information on the 2016-2017 series, visit http://www.davidigital.com/concert.

  • RIT Orchestra & Singers Holiday Concert
    Advent Lessons and Carols
    December 2, 5:10 PM,
    Allen Chapel, Schmitt Interfaith Center
    December 3, 7:00 PM,
    Ingle Auditorium, Student Alumni Union
Previous editions of this newsletter
Why Annual Giving Matters
Tiger’s Tale alumni newsletter
Unique gifts from RIT Press
Make Your Gift »

Office of Development | 116 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY, 14623 | 800.477.0376 | nrs@rit.edu

© Rochester Institute of Technology. All rights reserved.