RIT Alumni Association
RIT Alumni Association

Outright Gifts

The simplest gift is a gift of cash through credit card or check.


  • By check
    Please make your check payable to "Rochester Institute of Technology". If you're on campus, you can bring your gift to the Office of Development in the University Services Center, or put your gift in RIT Interoffice Mail to the Office of Development. To send your gift via US Postal Service, download a printable version of our giving form and mail it with your check (we recommend you not mail cash) to:
    • Office of Development
      Rochester Institute of Technology
      P.O. Box 92765
      Rochester, NY 14692-8865

  • By Credit Card
    To make a safe and secure online credit card gift 24 hours a day, visit our Online Giving page. It's convenient, quick and eliminates the need for envelopes, stamps or checks. In addition, your gift starts working for RIT right away!

    Remember, you may be able to match your gift, so visit rit.edu/matchmygift and search our online matching gift clearinghouse to find out if your company has a matching gift program and how to submit an application. Or, visit your company's Human Resources department and ask about matching gift programs. RIT gives you credit for both gifts.

You can choose from a variety of ways to make a meaningful gift to RIT, whichever is easiest for you!

  • Stock and other assets
    If you are considering a non-cash gift such as appreciated stock, real estate or a gift-in-kind, please call us at 585.475.5500 or complete the online form and we'll be happy to help.

  • Payroll deduction for RIT employees
    You can make a one-time gift and designate when you want the gift to be deducted. Or, you can make a pledge for the year and set up a biweekly or semimonthly payment schedule. You can also choose to make an ongoing gift that will renew automatically each year. To make a gift through payroll deduction, please fill out a payroll authorization form that states the total gift amount and the payment structure you want. RIT form in PDF format is available below. Print out the form, complete it, and send it to the Development Office via interoffice mail or U.S. Mail. For more information, call the Office of Development at 585-475-5500.
  • Monthly giving
    Become a Sustaining Donor and make monthly payments ($5 minimum) through the security of your credit card. A small amount every month can add up to a gift that really has an impact on the area of RIT that you value most. It's a painless and powerful way to give, and it's simple to sign up. Click here to receive a Sustaining Donor Enrollment Form.

  • Donate your car
    Your car can be your gift through Insurance Auto Auctions (formerly Charity Fundings). Name RIT as the beneficiary and the university gets the proceeds from the sale and you get a charitable deduction. For more information on donating your vehicle, call 585.426.1030.

  • Donate other personal property
    If you would like to donate personal property to RIT, please contact the Gift Office at 585.426.1030. Some gifts require appraisal or advance approval in order to be accepted. Examples of gifts of property include tickets to athletic events, rare books, art work, computer hardware and software, and laboratory equipment among others.

  • Real Estate Donation
    All gifts of real estate require prior approval by the university. A gift of real estate may be a principal residence or vacation home, a farm, a commercial building, a subdivision lot, or unimproved land. The gift may be the entire property or a fractional interest in the property. RIT's Office of Gift Planning can walk you through the approval process.

  • Matching Gifts - Double the Value of Your Gift!
    Matching Gift Programs are provided as an employee benefit in many companies in the U.S. These programs vary as to the amount matched, but generally offer a dollar-for-dollar match when an employee makes a personal gift to a nonprofit organization. Every year, hundreds of companies help support RIT through this generous program.

    At RIT, you receive credit for both your gift and the matching gift amount! To find out if your company offers a matching gift program, search the online matching gift company list. You can search by company or subsidiary name and find out matching ratios, company contacts, etc. Check directly with your human resources or matching gift department to find out how your company handles matching gifts.

    AND, if your spouse or partner also works for a matching gift company, you may be able to TRIPLE the value of your gift!


Our staff is ready to help you choose the best way to make your gift.
For further information and assistance on any of these ways of giving: Please call 1.800.477.0376 (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST)