Faculty/Staff Donor Spotlight
Bob with students at AUK in Kosovo
Bob Barbato Supports Students with Global Dreams
Bob Barbato, faculty member in the Saunders College of Business, has had the good fortune to teach at RIT's campuses in Kosovo, Croatia, and Dubai. He says that those experiences have been among the most positive and enjoyable in his 35 year career at RIT.
"The educational benefits of more student exchanges between our main campus and our international campuses are incalculable, and I want to support any and all efforts to create more exchange opportunities for our students," says Bob.
He knows that there are significant financial barriers for many students, including transportation and housing costs. That's why he chooses to support the Faculty Endowed Scholarship Fund in the Saunders College each year.
"It gives me enormous satisfaction to know that the small amount of money I donate each year will make it possible for more students to realize the advantages of international exchanges."
EVERY GIFT helps change a life
While each new school year seems more exciting than the last, the one constant for all faculty and staff members is the pride we take in RIT as we see it - and its students - blossom before our eyes.
As part of the campus community, we also know the value of supporting RIT. Response to our annual Fund for RIT campus campaign continues to grow each year as more of us realize that our gift will:
- Help students stay in school and succeed
- Support a great place to work, learn and grow
- Allow an RIT education to be accessible as well as academically excellent
Annual giving is critical to the life of this university and no matter the amount of the gift, EVERY GIFT COUNTS and directly impacts the lives of our students.
Recently Fiske Guide to Colleges rated RIT as a "Best Buy" school because:
The school is strong in anything related to computing, art and design, and engineering. ... Photography and imaging are among tops in the nation. RIT is devoted to undergraduates."
Devoted. Yes. And changing lives. One by one.
Traditionally, faculty and staff are asked to support the General Scholarship Fund, but of course we may give to our favorite area of RIT. For those of us who are alums as well as a faculty/staff member, our participation in the annual giving campaign will help improve RIT's national ranking and increase the value of every degree.
One of the easiest ways to give is through payroll deduction. Make a small gift from each paycheck until you reach your goal. To sign up for payroll deduction or to make a gift by check or credit card, select one of the PDF forms below.
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