Every year, thousands of alumni, students, parents, faculty/staff, corporations, foundations and friends make gifts to RIT. Their reasons for giving are as diverse as the donors themselves.
Through your gifts, you provide opportunities for students, as well as faculty, to make a positive impact on the world. Seeing creative and innovative ideas put into action—particularly those that reflect the university's commitment to career-oriented educational programs that prepare students for their chosen careers in a global society—is one of the most exciting things about being part of RIT. The impact of your gift is tremendous.
Impact on Students
In many ways, scholarships are integral to the university. Student scholarships make an RIT education possible for innovative, creative, ambitious and intellectual students to study here that would otherwise lack the funding to do so. With a coveted RIT degree in hand, our students go on to tackle and overcome some of the world's biggest challenges. See the impact »
Impact on Faculty
Your support allows RIT to recruit top-quality, student-centered professors committed to collaboration across disciplines and experiential student learning. Philanthropy also funds groundbreaking faculty and student research to the benefit of all. See the impact »
Impact on Facilities
State-of-the-art facilities, equipment and labs, underwritten by donor gifts, create ideal teaching and learning environments. They also promote research and experiences beyond the classroom to the benefit of students, faculty and the entire extended RIT community. See the impact »