Outright Gifts

The simplest way to give to RIT is a gift of cash through credit card or check.

  • By check
    To make a gift by check, please download a printable version of our giving form. Checks should be made payable to "Rochester Institute of Technology" (we recommend you not mail cash) and mailed to:
    • Office of Development 
      Rochester Institute of Technology 
      P.O. Box 92765 
      Rochester, NY 14692-8865
    If you're on campus, you can bring your gift to the Office of Development in the University Services Center, or send via RIT Interoffice Mail to the Office of Development.
  • By Credit Card
    To make a safe and secure online credit card gift 24 hours a day, visit our online giving page. It's convenient, quick and eliminates the need for envelopes, stamps or checks. In addition, your gift starts working for RIT right away!

    Remember, you may be able to match your gift, so visit rit.edu/matchmygift and search our online matching gift clearinghouse to find out if your company has a matching gift program and how to submit an application. Or, visit your company's Human Resources department and ask about matching gift programs. RIT gives you credit for both gifts.

You can choose from a variety of ways to make a meaningful gift to RIT, whichever is easiest for you!

  • Matching Gifts - Double the Value of Your Gift!

    Matching Gift Programs are provided as an employee benefit in many companies in the U.S. These programs vary as to the amount matched, but generally offer a dollar-for-dollar match when an employee makes a personal gift to a nonprofit organization. Every year, hundreds of companies help support RIT through this generous program.

    At RIT, you receive credit for both your gift and the matching gift amount! To find out if your company offers a matching gift program, search the online matching gift company list. You can search by company or subsidiary name and find out matching ratios, company contacts, etc. Check directly with your human resources or matching gift department to find out how your company handles matching gifts. 

    AND, if your spouse or partner also works for a matching gift company, you may be able to TRIPLE the value of your gift.

  • Sustaining Donor Giving
    Become a Sustaining Donor and make regular recurring payments ($5 minimum) through the security of your credit card. A small amount monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually can add up to a gift that really has an impact on the area of RIT that you value most. It's a painless and powerful way to give, and it's simple to sign up. Click here to make your Sustaining Donor recurring gift.

  • Payroll deduction for RIT employees
    You can make a one-time gift and designate when you want the gift to be deducted. Or, you can make a pledge for the year and set up a biweekly or semimonthly payment schedule. You can also choose to make an ongoing gift that will renew automatically each year. To make a gift through payroll deduction, please download an RIT payroll deduction form that states the total amount and payment structure you want and send via RIT Interoffice Mail to the Office of Development or via U.S. mail to the address above. For more information, call the Office of Development at 585.475.5500.

  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
    Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is a secure way to deliver your gifts directly and automatically from your bank to RIT. As with online giving, EFT donations allow us to minimize administrative expenses. When you make an EFT gift, your bank disburses the funds automatically according to your instructions until you decide to stop. EFT is a quick, automatic method to make regular contributions, allowing you to divide your gift into easy, automatic monthly installments.

    To make your gifts via EFT, simply download, complete and return the EFT Authorization Form to Rochester Institute of Technology.

  • Stock and other assets
    If you are considering a non-cash gift such as appreciated stockreal estate or a gift-in-kind, please call us at 585.475.5500 or complete the online form and we'll be happy to help.

  • Donate your car
    Your car can be your gift through Insurance Auto Auctions (formerly Charity Fundings). Name RIT as the beneficiary and the university gets the proceeds from the sale and you get a charitable deduction. For more information on donating your vehicle, call 585.475.7451.

  • Donate other personal property
    If you would like to donate personal property to RIT, please contact the Gift Office at 585.475.7451. Some gifts require appraisal or advance approval in order to be accepted. Examples of gifts of property include tickets to athletic events, rare books, art work, computer hardware and software, and laboratory equipment among others.

  • Real Estate Donation
    All gifts of real estate require prior approval by the university. A gift of real estate may be a principal residence or vacation home, a farm, a commercial building, a subdivision lot, or unimproved land. The gift may be the entire property or a fractional interest in the property. RIT's Office of Gift Planning can walk you through the approval process.

Our staff is ready to help you choose the best way to make your gift. For more information, please call 800.477.0376 (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST) or email giving@rit.edu