Joseph M. Lobozzo Alumni House

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Call and get the latest rates for alumni and friends! 585.475.6524 or email alumnihouse@rit.eduThe RIT Alumni House is the first alumni-centric facility on campus designed to meet several community needs. Whether you're holding a team retreat, hosting a client, just popping by, meeting a friend, coaching a student, attending a lecture, or celebrating an RIT for Life moment, the Alumni House is the place for you!

Why the Lobozzo Alumni House for your special activity?

  • Easy access, easy egress to the campus proper
  • Parking: 50 spots available, with overflow parking across Andrews Drive as needed
  • Alumni Association Boardroom: accommodates up to 72 for a seated meal/meeting, includes latest in technology A/V and conferencing system
  • Buckingham Lounge, Domoy Library & Janicki Conservatory: provide opportunities for casual and/or intimate discussions in comfort ranging up 25.
  • Shoemaker Business Center: allows for visitors to charge their personal devices, check email, print documents, or surf the internet
  • LeChase Construction Alumni Patio: pending seasonal weather provides a great alternative for hosting your events; fire pit

You can also learn more about the Lobozzo Alumni House by viewing our meRIT webinar below:

Fundraising Status Update as of January 30, 2019

Joseph M. Lobozzo '95 Alumni House - Thank You, Joe!

Thanks to Joe, the RIT alumni house has been named! Joe Lobozzo, who earned an Executive MBA from RIT in 1995, was founder of JML Optical Industries Inc. He is a member of the President’s Roundtable and has served on the RIT Board of Trustees (1999-2013). He earned the Saunders College of Business Distinguished Alumni Award in 2001, the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award in 2003, the RIT Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2006 and was the recipient of the 2017 NRS Award.

Supporting the RIT Alumni House; YOU can help make this house a home!

Your gifts to support the Alumni House project and additional operating needs will directly enhance the relationship between the university and its key constituencies. Naming-level gifts will have the added benefit of significant visibility within the RIT community. There are several opportunities within the planned facility, each with unique aesthetics and functions that will serve the RIT alumni body: 

Intimate Named Spaces:   $25,000 - $50,000

  • Office Suite - In honor of Bill Bjorness '86
  • Business Center -  J. Rollin Shoemaker '60
  • Half Gardens (two) - $35,000 - A. Scott Hecker '65 (1)
  • Conservatory - Jim '93 & Audrey Janicki
  • Library/Lounge - Francis M. & Dianne Domoy
  • Patio Fireplace - RIT West Coast Board of Advisors
  • Bar - Kevin Surace '85


High-Profile Named Spaces:   $100,000 - $300,000

  • Welcome Center - Chuck '61 & Elaine Maginness
  • Patio - LeChase Construction Services, LLC 
  • Great Room - Bill Buckingham '64
  • Dining Room - Brian '78 MBA & Linda Hall
  • Board Room - Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Catering Kitchen - $100,000


Unique Alumni House Named Elements:   $2,500 - $15,000

  • Executive Office - Ken '71 and Shirley Reed
  • Meeting Room - Bud '56, '91 & Joan Rusitzky
  • Interior Fireplace - Gamma Epsilon Tau
  • Vestibule - David A. Blonski '07 & Michelle K. Nicholson '06, '07
  • Front Walkway - Jeff '10, '12 and Irem '12 Chiappone
  • Side Walkway - Robert E. '70 and Patricia Marion
  • Large Art Walls - A. Scott Hecker '65 (1), Greg Penoyer '06 (2)
  • Garden Benches - The Neumann Family (1), A. Scott Hecker  '65 (1), The Mule-Kitchura Family
  • Small Art Walls - Ron Goldberg '99, '00 (1), RIT Anime Club

You can also buy a paver at the alumni house or make an out right gift.

Alumni House First Friends are Here!
Thank you to the over 200 loyal alumni and friends who became First Friends of the RIT Alumni House. These special supporters committed leadership-level gifts to help with the project, and will be honored with a plaque at the house. Make a gift of $1,000 to be counted among the First Friends!

For more information on RIT's Alumni House, contact:

Kelly Redder headshot
Executive Director of the Alumni House
Alumni, Parent, and Annual Giving Programs
Development and Alumni Relations