Why Sponsor Imagine RIT?

Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity festival is a STEAM event, with more than 400 exhibits on science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. Many organizations like yours have an emphasis on STEAM education whether it be through the products and services they produce, or by way of corporate sponsorship of educational activities and causes. Other reasons to support Imagine RIT include:

  • Market your organization to more than 30,000 visitors of all ages at this spectcacular one-day event on the campus of a premier university.
  • Offer your employees the opportunity for community service through volunteering at the festival.
  • Or make it a professional development day where engaging with over 400 exhibits will stimulate innovation and creativity among your employees.
  • Offer your employees and their families an engaging, fun and educational day together by promoting the festival within your organization.
  • Meet a wide variety of RIT students and researchers for the purpopse of hiring co-ops, new employees, or to spur new collaboratives between RIT and your company.
  • Experience the future at Imagine RIT and be a part of it!

See our 2015 sponsors here!

Contribution Levels for 2016

Premier - $50,000

Benefits include: speaking opportunities; pre-festival advertising and direct marketing exposure; visibility on day of festival (largest space in corporate tent; logo on volunteer t-shirts and print program; company banner on main entertainment stage); as well as VIP parking and hospitality, and a framed festival poster signed by President Destler. Choose an exhibit to win an award from your organization!

Gold - $20,000

Benefits include: pre-festival advertising and direct marketing exposure; visibility on day of festival (space in corporate tent; logo on volunteer t-shirts and print program; company banner on entertainment stage); as well as VIP parking and hospitality, and a festival poster signed by President Destler. Choose an exhibit to win an award from your organization!

Silver - $10,000

Benefits include: pre-festival advertising and direct marketing exposure; visibility on day of festival (space in corporate tent; logo on volunteer t-shirts and print program); as well as VIP parking and hospitality, and a festival poster signed by President Destler. Choose an exhibit to win an award from your organization!

Bronze - $5,000

Benefits include: pre-festival advertising and direct marketing exposure; visibility on day of festival (space in corporate tent; name in print program); as well as VIP parking and hospitality, and a festival poster signed by President Destler. Choose an exhibit to win an award from your organization!

Friend - $1,000

Benefits include: pre-festival advertising exposure; visibility on day of festival (company name in print program); as well as VIP parking and hospitality, a festival poster signed by President Destler.


Each of these levels comes with an array of benefits to you, the sponsor, and may be customized to meet your needs. We also have several gift-in-kind opportunities available. For more information, please download a detailed list of contribution levels and benefits.

To pay by check or credit card, please download a sponsorship payment form.

All gifts and contributions to Imagine RIT are tax deductible. For questions, contact: Marylane Bianchi, Leadership Giving Officer, at 585-481-4521 or mlbdar@rit.edu.

Thank you to our sponsors from previous years!