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When you give to RIT,
you spark big ideas that
shape tomorrow’s leaders today.

Your unrestricted gift
supports RIT’s most pressing needs.

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Gifts to the RIT Fund provide the critical resources necessary for RIT to meet its most immediate needs. Endowment spending only covers about four percent of the annual operating budget but truly unrestricted support provides university leadership the flexibility to prioritize the needs of our students.

Unrestricted gifts provide resources that allow university leadership to take advantage of unanticipated academic and student life opportunities, make life-changing international experiences accessible, offer powerful career building and research programs, and react to numerous unforeseen challenges our students face.

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Impact Stories

Your Impact Today and Tomorrow

RIT is deeply appreciative of our generous philanthropic community and its commitment to the university.

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Sentinel Society

The Sentinel Society is a community of annual leadership donors who play a pivotal role in providing unrestricted gifts that support financial aid and scholarships, as well as RIT's most pressing and immediate needs across campus. Sentinel donor generosity helps RIT fund unexpected needs and pursue emerging opportunities. Learn more about Sentinel Society and view the online Honor Roll.

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Legacy Giving

The Ellingson Society honors those forward-thinking individuals and families who have informed us of their legacy gifts that in the future will fund RIT's greatest needs. The thoughtful planning of Ellingson Society donors ensures unlimited possibilities for future generations of students and faculty. Learn more about planned giving and the impact you can make by visiting legacyrit.org.


  • September 25, 2023

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    ROAR for RIT on Sept. 28-29

    Noon on Sept. 28 marks the kickoff of this year’s 18th annual ROAR Day, which provides an opportunity for members of the RIT community to support their favorite parts of the university. Gifts made during ROAR Day fund the future of RIT across every college as well as athletics, diversity and inclusion, performing arts, scholarships, and more.

  • September 8, 2023

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    Two faculty members installed as Harris Endowed Professors in RIT’s College of Science

    Christopher Collison was appointed to the Jane King Harris Endowed Professorship and Emmett Ientilucci was selected for the Gerald W. Harris Endowed Professorship by College of Science Dean Andre Hudson. RIT alumnus Jeffrey Harris ’75 (photographic science and instrumentation) and his partner, Joyce Pratt, established the professorships in 2022 with a generous gift in honor of Harris’s parents, the namesakes of the positions.

For additional information, please contact us.

Our team is available to provide further clarification and assistance, and can be reached by phone at 585-475-5500 or toll-free at 1-800-477-0376, or by email at givetorit@rit.edu. We welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you may have and assist you in making a meaningful impact through your giving to RIT.