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Be a Hero, Make a Difference!

Every gift changes someone’s world:

  • A safe      place for a child to go after school
  • A ride      for an elderly resident to a doctor’s appointment
  • Food      and clothing for a family experiencing unexpected hardship

The RIT community knows what it takes to make change happen in our local community. As we embark on our 2015 United Way Campaign, we want to thank all RIT staff, faculty, students, retirees, Osher members and RIT Inn staff for your generous support in raising nearly $408,000 last year.

The 2015 campaign will run from March 1 to April 10 with the Heroes in Action and Auction event on Wednesday, March 11 in the SAU Lobby. Our Celebrity “Super” Scoopers will be back, serving up ice cream with a side of laughter!  Plus bid any of the 28 one-of-a-kind chairs designed by a variety of RIT “artists” in our CHAIRity Auction. Learn more at www.rit.edu/chairity .

Heroes don’t always wear capes! This year we are emphasizing increased participation of 1,150 donors as our main goal, and we’re confident that this goal can be reached with your support. It doesn’t take much to help a lot.  If you haven’t given before, $1 a week is a great way to start.If you already give, consider increasing your gift by $1 more per week.

The United Way of Greater Rochester brings people together to find solutions to community problems. Their process for fund allocation provides funding for evidence-based programs with proven results. Read more at www.uwrochester.org .

The 2015 Five Star Bank Community Fund Challenge is a remarkable way to double the impact of your gift and to invest in our community to change lives.  When you make a new or increased donation to United Way’s Community Fund, Five Star Bank will match it, up to $100,000.

Please contact us with questions or for additional details about United Way or our RIT campaign.

Thank you for helping RIT to “LIVE UNITED” with United Way in making an impact in our community.

Carol J. Reed
2015 Steering Committee Chair 

Rick Lagiewski
2015 Steering Committee Vice Chair