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Faculty, staff and students are ready to turn up the volume on RIT’s annual fundraising effort.

ROAR Day, the fourth annual Raise Our Annual Responses initiative, takes place Oct. 22. Stations set up across campus will facilitate annual gifts to RIT. Contributions from the more than 1,200 RIT alumni working on campus are strongly encouraged. This group will play a key role in helping RIT achieve this year’s goal of 8.8 percent overall alumni participation.

In addition, RIT President Bill Destler and Rebecca Johnson are challenging students to support their favorite area of RIT. For the third year, they are offering a dollar-for-dollar match for student gifts up to an overall total of $10,000.

Volunteers will be available to assist with gift giving 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Artesano/Digital Den atrium, Crossroads library, B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences atrium, Brick City Café in the Student Alumni Union, Shumway Commons, Student Life Center, and the main entrance to Wallace Library; 5 - 8 p.m. in the Grace Watson Hall lobby; 8 -10 p.m. in the SAU lobby; and 10 - 11 p.m. at the Corner Store. Cash, checks, credit cards, payroll deduction pledges and Tiger Bucks will be accepted at all locations. Gifts can also be made online at

All ROAR Day gifts will support RIT’s General Scholarship Fund, unless otherwise designated. Last year, more than 900 campus donors, including 581 students, contributed more than $32,000. For more information and a listing of raffle prizes, visit