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A 2009 alumnus has given RIT $50 million, the largest donation ever made to the university and one of the largest ever in the region. The unprecedented gift comes from Austin McChord, founder and CEO of Datto, a Connecticut-based data protection company. more »

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A history of philanthropy for RIT RIT has benefited from the generosity of many. Top lifetime donors to the university are James S. Gleason and the Gleason Family Foundation, B. Thomas Golisano and the Golisano Foundation, Eastman Kodak Co., The Nippon Foundation and E. Philip Saunders. more »

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Learn about RIT's entrepreneurial ecosystem and leadership in cybersecurity RIT provides a unique, multidisciplinary ecosystem aimed at promoting and supporting innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors as well as leadership in cybersecurity education. more »

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RIT teams win national packaging design challenge

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Four of eight student design teams from Rochester Institute of Technology that were entered in the national Paperboard Packaging Alliance competition were awarded top placements for excellence in design.

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Austin McChord ’09, makes the largest gift in RIT’s history. McChord, founder and CEO of Datto, gave $50 million to foster entrepreneurship and cybersecurity.

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