RIT Alumni Association
RIT Alumni Association
It's easier than you think to leave a legacy.

Are we your preferred chaRITy? It’s easier than you think to leave a legacy.


Charitable giving is highly personal. Planned giving is incredibly meaningful. When you give, how you give, and what you give are significant decisions that require careful consideration. However, are you aware of the simplicity with which some gifts can be made? Here are some ideas:

Add a clause for RIT in your will or trust
  • Be remembered and lessen the tax burden on your family, a bequest is the easiest of gifts to make.
Name RIT as a beneficiary of your retirement account
  • Donating part or all of your unused retirement assets such as a gift from your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan is an excellent way to make a gift to RIT.
Designate RIT as a beneficiary in an existing life insurance policy
  • If you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider making a gift of your insurance policy.
Streamline real estate transfers by establishing a charitable life estate
  • Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property can make a great gift to RIT.
Transfer appreciated stock to RIT to fund your next life income stream
  • Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to RIT.
Create future flexibility for yourself in RIT’s Charitable Gift Fund, a Donor Advised Fund
  • RIT’s Charitable Gift Fund, a Donor Advised Fund is a great option for accomplishing your philanthropic goals while managing your charitable giving to charitable organizations that mean the most to you.

The good news is that you can provide for the people and causes that are most important to you by taking simple steps now. Creating your plan for the future can be easy and even enjoyable.

To learn more, please contact our Planned Giving department at 585.475.3106 or plannedgiving@rit.edu. If you would prefer to be contacted directly, please complete the following form:

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It is more than a donation. It is your legacy.

Disclaimer: The information included on this website is not intended to be legal or tax advice and may not be relied upon for tax decisions you wish to make. Always contact your tax or legal advisor to see if the ideas discussed in this article are appropriate for you.