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Your gifts can help build RIT’s graduate programs and support student researchers across the university. By becoming a sponsor of Graduate Education Week & Showcase, you will help highlight the outstanding work of RIT’s masters and Ph.D. degree scholars and researchers, shine a spotlight on RIT’s growth in advanced study, and experience the university’s expertise in key fields of graduate study. Your support of this annual pinnacle event will help RIT highlight the work of current graduate students and provide you with an opportunity to connect with future innovative leaders.

Graduate Education Week & Showcase recognizes and highlight the creative, innovative and entrepreneurial research and scholarship of graduate students from all colleges and degree granting units. 

You have several opportunities to sponsor elements of the Graduate Education Week & Showcase. Each element is an important part of the overall success of this series of events, and provides you visibility within the academic community, the student body, and with our many guests. In addition, your sponsorship will support our outstanding graduate students by helping to recognize their hard work, achievements, and discoveries.

Your sponsorship choices are outlined below:

Premier Sponsor $10,000
Corporate Sponsor   $5,000
Hospitality Sponsor   $2,500
Innovation Sponsor   $1,000
Student Award Sponsor      $500


Benefits of Sponsorship

All sponsors will be recognized at the event, on the Showcase website, in marketing materials, and in event programs. Sponsors are also invited to attend events throughout the week and will receive VIP seating.


If you would like to be a sponsor of 2020 Graduate Education Week & Showcase, please consider making a gift.

If you have further questions about the event, you may contact Marylane at,
or by phone at 585-481-4521. Commitments requested by October 2nd.

Marylane Bianchi
Leadership Giving Officer
Rochester Institute of Technology
Office of Development
116 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623


2019 Event Sponsors

Print Sponsor

Merlin Digital Solutions

Visual Exhibitor Sponsor

Hospitality Sponsors

Innovation Sponsor



Office of the Provost

Student Award Sponsor 

Rebecca Brubaker
Harlequin Publishing

Friend of Graduate Education