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2001-2002 Report of Giving

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to introduce this expanded report on gifts to RIT of both time and money.

The past year has witnessed increased support for the Institute in spite of the challenges of the economy and the uncertainties the attacks of September 11 introduced. RIT's many friends—

all listed in the pages that follow—stepped forward to offer gifts and pledges totaling more than $55 million. Nearly 1,500 alumni and friends have worked as volunteers, providing help in admissions, co-op and career placement, in regional chapters, and now as fundraisers in The Campaign for RIT.

Because so many alumni have come forward in the past year and offered to help RIT reach its goals as a premier career-oriented, technology-focused university, we are completing plans to expand alumni program initiatives and volunteer opportunities. We expect next year to see even more names in the roster of volunteers and look forward to meeting you at the annual volunteer event each October.

In this issue, too, we begin to report on progress in The Campaign for RIT—Powered by the Future. As we go to press, gifts and pledges totaling just over $150 million are in hand. With $150 million to go toward the goal of $300 million, we hope you will want to join your fellow alums and other friends of RIT in helping us surpass the goal. This is an ambitious goal, one that is critical to the university's ability to continue to nurture new programs like Bioinformatics and Software Engineering and at the same time support those that have long been the jewels in RIT's crown, from Printing and Photography to Electrical Engineering and the School for American Crafts.

We both take this opportunity to thank each of you whose name appears here and to invite all alumni and friends of RIT to join us in the coming year by getting involved. We welcome your thoughts, which you can share by phone or e-mail. And we look forward
to seeing many of you on campus in the coming year. The door is always open.

Thank you, again.

Laurel G. Price Jones
Vice President
Development and Alumni Relations
lpj@rit.edu 585-475-7721
Kenneth J. Reed '71
Alumni Network Board