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Parents provide many kinds of support

Two keys to success in life are a great education and a solid family support. RIT is able to join with parents to ensure that students receive the best launching pad for their career and adult life.

Students heading for opening day activities in September.

That’s why we are RIT supporters. Our son, Seth, graduated from the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences in 1995, and we attribute much of his success to his RIT education. We happily support RIT, both financially and as volunteers helping to kick-start the new RIT Parents initiatives and chairing the parents committee of The Campaign for RIT.

Whether you live near Rochester or not, there are many ways you can become involved in supporting RIT. Several RIT organizations welcome members from outside the campus community including:

• Nathaniel Rochester Society – a very special organization that brings RIT friends together with a common goal- to support RIT.

• Women’s Council of RIT – a network of women ambassadors to the community.

• Athletics Association – a group having a positive impact on RIT Athletics.

• College Committees – each college has advisory councils to which knowledgeable individuals can provide input and guidance.

In addition to on-campus involvement, many parents host networking and development events in their region. Parent and student get-togethers, alumni networking events, and campaign informational events are held across the country each year. RIT is grateful to have individuals who are willing to co-host these events, providing a “local’s” perspective on venues, themes and best dates.

We hope you will choose to support RIT to benefit students like your sons or daughters. If you are interested in being more involved as an RIT parent, please contact Tish Ciaccio at 585-475-6465, or by e-mail at eccdar@rit.edu.

Deanne and Gerry Gitner
Chairs, Parents Committee
The Campaign for RIT