Recognition

RIT greatly appreciates the support of our alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends who make our work possible. Every gift to RIT helps ensure that we can continue to offer our students the highest quality educational experience and prepare them for a successful future beyond graduation.

In recognition of their generosity, contributors at all levels are recognized in some way for their generous donation to the university. RIT also offers special recognition for donors of certain types of gifts through its various leadership societies and naming opportunities, which are available in a number of priority areas: scholarships, student and faculty development, academic programs, athletics and student clubs among others.

We invite you to consider joining other alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of RIT whose generosity and involvement with the university have helped to make RIT one of the leading institutions of its kind:

Nathaniel Rochester Society

Nathaniel Rochester Society

At RIT, the leaders who comprise the Nathaniel Rochester Society make daily academic excellence and outstanding student experiences a reality. Today's NRS supporters make the commitment to annual leadership-level financial support of $2,500 or higher. By committing to make these gifts every year, NRS supporters not only bring positive change today, but they have a profound impact on the future of RIT.

 

Ellingson Society

Ellingson Society

The Ellingson Society is named for Mark and Marcia Ellingson, fifth president and first lady of RIT, who propelled RIT to a new level of national and world prominence. In addition to their lifetime dedication to RIT, they established a trust which provides endowment support for today's and tomorrow's students. The Ellingson Society honors those individuals and families who have informed us of their planned gift that will, in the future, fund RIT's greatest needs such as scholarships, special acquisitions, equipment purchases, and endowment to attract and retain top faculty. To learn more about leaving your legacy at RIT, click here.