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Thank You!

Early results are in!

We’re still tabulating numbers, but one thing is abundantly clear. Thank you for rising to the challenge on ROAR Day!

Alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends made gifts in response to challenges across the university. And those gifts made their mark. We'll have the final outcome ready to share in the near future, but we already know ROAR Day 2017 was record-breaking: over 3,200 Tigers gave, raising over $180,000!

To the more than 3,200 ROAR Day donors (and counting) – thank you for your amazing support! Your gifts benefit our students, our communities, and our world.

To the ROAR Day challengers – thank you for inspiring so many Tigers to ROAR for RIT! Your generosity leads the way for RIT.

Even though ROAR Day is over, you can still make a gift today or any day at rit.edu/makeagift.

Tigers, how loud will you ROAR?


3,200
3,200 Donors

The Challenges


Thanks to the generosity of several supporters, we’re excited to offer incentive challenges throughout ROAR Day.
Which Challenge will you choose to rise to?

Colleges and Academic Programs

Challenger Challenge Rise to this Challenge
Anonymous A generous B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences alumnus will match all gifts (1:1) to the Multidisciplinary Senior Design Program Hybrid Engine Rocket project, up to $5,000. Make A GiftMake A Gift
Interim Dean Robin Cass, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences For every faculty/staff donor who makes a gift to the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences Student Enrichment Fund, which supports special travel opportunities for students with financial need, Interim Dean Cass will give $5, for up to 25 donors. Make A GiftMake A Gift
Dean Twyla Cummings, Graduate Education If 100 donors make a gift of $100 or more and 25 students make a gift of any amount to Graduate Education on ROAR Day, Dean Cummings will give $1,000 to Graduate Education. Make A GiftMake A Gift
Dean Doreen Edwards, Kate Gleason College of Engineering Dean Edwards will match gifts from students and first-time faculty/staff donors (1:1) to the Kate Gleason College of Engineering on ROAR Day, up to $3,000. Make A GiftMake A Gift
Dean Anne Haake '00, B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences Dean Haake will match gifts of $10-$50 (1:1) to Women in Computing (WiC) on ROAR Day, up to $2,000. Make A GiftMake A Gift
Dean Jacquie Mozrall '87, Saunders College of Business Dean Mozrall will match all gifts (1:1) to the Saunders College of Business, up to $5,000. Make A GiftMake A Gift
Lisa Vasaturo P'18 For every alumni donor to the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS) on ROAR Day, Lisa Vasaturo P '18, CIAS Director of Alumni Relations, will give a dollar to the CIAS Student Enrichment Fund, up to 250 donors. Make A GiftMake A Gift

General Areas of Giving

Challenger Challenge Rise to this Challenge
Anonymous Generous supporters will match gifts from first-time alumni donors dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $15,000 (matching gift will follow the individual donor’s designation). Make A GiftMake A Gift
Anonymous Generous supporters will match gifts (1:1) from student donors (gifts of $5 to $20 per individual donor) up to a total of $5,000 (matching gift will follow the individual donor’s designation). Make A GiftMake A Gift
Karen Barrows '04, Renee Brownstein '07, Cindee Gray '07, and Marisa Psaila If 100 alumni faculty/staff make a gift (to any area of RIT), members of RIT's Alumni Faculty & Staff Chapter, Karen Barrows '04, Secretary of the Institute, Renee Brownstein '07, Associate Director of Human Resources, Cindee Gray '07, Assistant VP, RIT & Rochester Regional Health Alliance and Assistant VP, Institute of Health Sciences & Technology, and Marisa Psaila, Executive Director of the Fund for RIT, will give $4,000 to RIT. Make A GiftMake A Gift
Dr. Liz Bremer If 25 donors make a gift to RIT Young Professionals, Liz Bremer, Assistant Director for Assessment & Academic Partnerships, and RIT Young Professionals President, will give $250. Make A GiftMake A Gift
Dean Gerard Buckley '78 P'06 '12, National Technical Institute for the Deaf National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) President and RIT Vice President and Dean Gerry Buckley '78 P'06 '12 will match all gifts (1:1) to the NTID Alumni Museum (LBJ Hall 2nd floor street renovations), up to $2,500. Make A GiftMake A Gift
Dr. Lisa Cauda If every member of RIT’s division of Development and Alumni Relations makes a gift on ROAR Day, Dr. Lisa Cauda, Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations, will give $1,000 to the RIT Alumni House. Make A GiftMake A Gift
Dave and Heather Engel P '17, Jeff '85 and Linda Miller P '20, Tom and Barbara Pannullo P '19 and Dean and Joyce Trivisani P '19 If 500 parents make a gift (to any area of RIT), Tiger parents David and Heather Engel P '17, Associate Vice President of Campaigns and Constituent Development, Jeff '85 and Linda Miller P '20, Executive Director of Leadership Giving, Tom and Barbara Pannullo P '19, and Dean and Joyce Trivisani P '19 will give $3,500 to RIT. Make A GiftMake A Gift

Scholarships and Student Support

Challenger Challenge Rise to this Challenge
Anonymous A generous Kate Gleason College of Engineering alumnus will match all gifts (1:1) to the David L. Hathaway Memorial Endowed Scholarship, up to $25,000. Make A GiftMake A Gift
Anonymous If 100 donors make a gift to the Bernadette Lynch Endowed Student Support Fund on ROAR Day, friends from Student Affairs and Student Auxiliary Services have committed to give $2,250. Make A GiftMake A Gift
Dr. Jim Myers ’86 If 100 donors make a gift to the Student Government Study Abroad Support Endowed Fund, Dr. Jim Myers '86, Associate Provost for International Education and Global Programs and former Student Government President, will give $1,000. Make A GiftMake A Gift

Student Life

Challenger Challenge Rise to this Challenge
Anonymous Individuals who contribute $5 or more to any RIT-recognized student club or organization can help that club/organization earn an additional $500, as the club/organization who has the largest number of individual donors will win the incentive gift. This challenge is about participation (number of donors) and not about the most money raised. Make A GiftMake A Gift
Anonymous Individuals who contribute $5 or more to one of RIT's Major Student Organizations (MSO) can help that MSO earn an additional $500, as the MSO who has the largest number of individual donors will win the incentive gift. This challenge is about participation (number of donors) and not about the most money raised. Make A GiftMake A Gift
Anonymous Generous donors will match all gifts (1:1) to the Electric Vehicle Team on ROAR Day, up to a total of $1,000. Make A GiftMake A Gift
Anonymous Individuals who make a gift to an RIT Athletics team can help that team earn additional funds for the 2017-2018 academic year. The overall winning team (based on donors per athlete) will receive $2,000 and the second place men's team and second place women's team will each receive $1,000. This challenge is about participation (number of donors) and not about the most money raised. Make A GiftMake A Gift
Graham Boylan '17, Eli Clampett '15, and Joe Makowski '15 If 75 donors make a gift to WITR 89.7, alumni Graham Boylan '17, Eli Clampett ’15, and Joe Makowski ’15 will give $600 to WITR. Make A GiftMake A Gift
Hillary Brintle '16 If 75 donors give to the Linda Keeney Telefund Student Award Fund on ROAR Day, alumna Hillary Brintle ’16, Assistant Director of the Fund for RIT, will give $250. Make A GiftMake A Gift
Rory Camardello '09, Phil Ferranti, Jr. '80, Rob Grow '88 P '20, Head Baseball Coach, James Jefferson ’90, Greg Keagle P ’21, Assistant Baseball Coach, Marty Maynard '03, and Rick Vattimo '89 If more than 100 donors make a gift to the baseball team, Rory Camardello '09, Phil Ferranti, Jr. '80, Rob Grow '88 P '20, Head Baseball Coach, James Jefferson ’90, Greg Keagle P ’21, Assistant Baseball Coach, Marty Maynard '03, and Rick Vattimo '89 will give $5,000. Make A GiftMake A Gift
Chris Frey '07 If more than 100 donors make a gift to the crew team on ROAR Day, alumnus Chris Frey '07, Assistant Crew Coach, will give $1,000. Make A GiftMake A Gift
Dr. Alan Nye and Mrs. Nancy Myer-Nye ’06 P ’04 ’05 Dr. Nye, Mechanical Engineering Professor & Associate Department Head, and Mrs. Myer-Nye ’06 P ’04 ’05 will match all gifts (1:1) to the Formula Car SAE Project on ROAR Day, up to $2,000. Make A GiftMake A Gift
Victor Santiago '13 Victor Santiago '13, Assistant Director of Reunions and Affinity Programs, will match gifts (1:1) to the Greek Student Life Fund – Pi Kappa Phi, up to $1,000. Make A GiftMake A Gift
John '75 and Kim Slusser If more than 25 donors make a gift to the Amateur Radio Club on ROAR Day, alumnus John '75 and Kim Slusser, Associate Vice President of Alumni, Parent and Annual Giving Programs, will give $1,000. Make A GiftMake A Gift

Social


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FAQs


What is ROAR Day?
ROAR (Raise Our Annual Responses) Day is RIT’s most philanthropic 24 hours of the year! On ROAR Day, the RIT community comes together from all over the world to make a difference for RIT and for the world. All gifts made from 10:00 a.m. on October 3, 2017 through 10:00 a.m. on October 4, 2017 will count toward ROAR Day.

What makes my contribution on ROAR Day so special?
On October 3-4, your contribution has an even bigger impact than usual, thanks to a several of generous supporters who will be providing challenge funds. By making your gift, you can help your favorite area of RIT secure these challenge funds. Take a look at the ROAR Day challenges and get involved!

How can I make a gift securely on ROAR Day?

  • Online via credit card at rit.edu/roarday – click on the “Give Now” button between 10:00 a.m. EDT on October 3 and 10:00 a.m. EDT on October 4.
  • On campus via cash, check, Tiger Bucks or Payroll Deduction at a ROAR Day table from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 3:
    • Student Development Center Lobby, near College Grind
    • Crossroads Café & Markets, Global Village
    • Gleason Hall/Bldg. 9, at the crossroads of Gordon Atrium and Brinkman Lab
    • Student Alumni Union Atrium

Our payment methods are secure, and the information collected during ROAR Day will only be used by RIT.

Who can participate in ROAR Day?
Everyone! Alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends are welcome to participate and show their Tiger Spirit. We need your support!

Can I give to any area of RIT on ROAR Day?
YES! One hundred percent of your gift goes directly where you designate it: your college or school or any area you are passionate about at RIT (such as scholarships, a team, a student club or organization – you name it). You can direct your gift to any area of RIT and it will count towards our Ultimate Challenge of 3,200 donors in 24 hours.

Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes. RIT is a not-for-profit institution with a mission to blend curricular, experiential, and research programs within a student-centric culture and prepare its students for successful careers in a global society.

What if I’ve already made a gift this fiscal year (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018)?
Thank you for your support! You can help us conquer The Ultimate Challenge on ROAR Day by making another gift of any amount to the area of RIT that means the most to you. A gift of any size has a lasting impact.

My spouse and I are both alumni. Will we each count towards the 3,200 donor goal?
Yes, you will both be credited for the full amount and will both be counted as donors.

My spouse and I are both non-alumni RIT parents or friends. Will we each count?
Yes, you will both be credited for the full gift amount and will both be counted as donors.

Besides giving, how can I help ROAR Day be a huge success?
There are so many ways to spread the word! Be an RIT social ambassador; let your friends, family, and networks know that you’ve made a gift; and encourage them to give too. Post on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using #ROARDay. Send an email or text message; make a call. Whatever method you choose, your voice will make a difference in the success of ROAR Day.

I still have questions. How can I get in touch?
Email giving@rit.edu, or call toll-free 800.477.0376.