Recognition

RIT greatly appreciates the support of our alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends who make our work possible. Every gift to RIT helps ensure that we can continue to offer our students the highest quality educational experience and prepare them for a successful future beyond graduation.

In recognition of their generosity, contributors at all levels are recognized in some way for their generous donation to the university. RIT also offers special recognition for donors of certain types of gifts through its various leadership societies and naming opportunities, which are available in a number of priority areas: scholarships, student and faculty development, academic programs, athletics and student clubs among others.

We invite you to consider joining other alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of RIT whose generosity and involvement with the university have helped to make RIT one of the leading institutions of its kind:

Nathaniel Rochester Society

Nathaniel Rochester Society

At RIT, the leaders who comprise the Nathaniel Rochester Society make daily academic excellence and outstanding student experiences a reality. Today's NRS supporters make the commitment to annual leadership-level financial support of $1,000 or higher. By committing to make these gifts every year, NRS supporters not only bring positive change today, but they have a profound impact on the future of RIT.

To learn more about the impact you can have as a leadership level donor and our recognition level, click here.

Ellingson Society

Ellingson Society

The Ellingson Society is named for Mark and Marcia Ellingson, fifth president and first lady of RIT, who propelled RIT to a new level of national and world prominence. In addition to their lifetime dedication to RIT, they established a trust which provides endowment support for today's and tomorrow's students. The Ellingson Society honors those individuals and families who have informed us of their planned gift that will, in the future, fund RIT's greatest needs such as scholarships, special acquisitions, equipment purchases, and endowment to attract and retain top faculty. To learn more about leaving your legacy at RIT, click here.

RIT Faculty and Staff Giving Society

RIT Faculty and Staff Giving Society

RIT is truly grateful for the leadership and support of faculty and staff through their gifts to the university. As "insiders," their investment in RIT is especially important. It is another example of their belief in our students and in the work we do every day to strengthen the university and enhance the RIT experience for our students.

Liberty Hill Society

Liberty Hill Society

The Liberty Hill Society recognizes RIT's founders and most outstanding lifetime contributors. Liberty Hill, built in 1830 by Ansel and Isabella Hanks, is a cobblestone house on 21 acres in the town of Henrietta. RIT presidents and their families have resided at Liberty Hill since 1979 - proudly sharing this wonderful old family home as they entertain guests from RIT, the community and abroad. Donors recognized through the Liberty Hill Society have helped RIT expand and thrive through the many gifts to buildings, the arts, scholarships, unrestricted support, and other educational endeavors.

RIT Athletics Association

RIT Athletics Association

RIT's intercollegiate athletics program has been a source of pride for the RIT campus and the community of Rochester. These team and individual accomplishments would not be possible without the Athletics Association. Gifts at any level to the Athletics Association are recognized as they make an important difference to all student athletes. To learn more about association membership and benefits, click here.