Success Stories

Henry Luce Foundation

Henry Luce Foundation

Who knew that RIT is home to one of the most impressive collections of 20th century modernist graphic design? Thanks to major support from the Henry Luce Foundation, lots more people will know, and will be able to access this world-renowned archive. The collection, located in the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at The Wallace Center, preserves the work of significant American graphic designers who created a new modernist aesthetic for advertising, information design, magazine design, poster art and book design. It currently houses archives related to 42 designers active from the 1920s to the 1960s, as well as selected contemporary designers working in the modernist traditions. The foundation’s generous grant will allow an archivist to continue to process and re-house the items for long-term preservation, and begin a website redesign that includes digitization of selected works so they are accessible to scholars and designers around the world. more >>

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Getting help to the neediest children around the globe is not only an international health priority, it is sometimes the difference between life and death. Vaccines are considered one of the most cost-effective interventions to raise health standards of children across the globe, but a lack of coordinated and prioritized procurement and distribution meant that many children in dire need weren’t always the first to receive them. A major grant from the Gates Foundation is now supporting the work of RIT faculty-researcher Rubén Proaño to study and help design a coordinated decision-support system for the global procurement of vaccines. more >>