Division of Development and Alumni Relations

Mission Statement
The mission of the Division of Development and Alumni Relations is to develop and maintain a high quality, comprehensive program of relationship-building and fundraising activities in support of the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Value Statement
RIT’s Division of Development and Alumni Relations builds sustainable relationships through these guiding principles:

  • Leveraging our collective knowledge by working collaboratively,
  • Embracing the diverse strengths, experiences and perspectives of others,
  • Acting with respect, accountability, and trustworthiness, and
  • Driving purposeful and innovative work to support and benefit the RIT community.

About
As part of the Division of Development and Alumni Relations, RIT’s development team meets with thousands of alumni, parents and friends of the university each year to share updates and connect the extended university community with today's students and faculty. Our fundraising professionals also work with donors who wish to develop an enduring philanthropic legacy at RIT. If you have a general question about giving to RIT, please call 1.800.477.0376 (585.475.5500) or email giving@rit.edu. To locate a specific member of the Office of Development, please visit our staff directory.