Your generous support enables RIT to increase scholarship funding so we can recruit talented and diverse students. Your gifts also enable RIT to draw top faculty who will educate and enhance life-altering research. Support bolsters student clubs and organizations, athletics and the performing arts, and enables a number of experiential learning opportunities like study abroad and co-op. Giving to RIT is easy and we offer a number of giving options to give you the flexibility you need to make a charitable gift to RIT to the area that means the most to you.
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:
Rochester Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 92765
Rochester, NY 14692-8865
If you are on campus, you can bring your gift to University Advancement in the University Services Center, or send via RIT Interoffice Mail to University Advancement.
By Credit Card
To make a safe and secure online credit card gift 24 hours a day, visit our online giving page. It is 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 www.matchinggifts.com/rit/ 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 make your annual gift quickly and easily using your PayPal account. Simply visit our online giving form, and select PayPal as your payment method. You will be directed to the Paypal site to log into your existing account. If you do not have a Paypal account, you can use their “guest” checkout option.
Payroll deduction for RIT employees
You can make a one-time gift and designate when you want the gift deducted. Or, you can make a pledge for the year based on your 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 the payroll deduction instructions for details. For more information, call University Advancement 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.
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 these generous programs.
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 coordinator 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.
Gifts of Securities and other Assets
Stock and other assets
If you are considering a non-cash gift such as appreciated stock, real estate or a gift-in-kind, please call us at (585) 475-5500 or complete the online form and we will be happy to help.
Donate your car
If you would like to donate personal property to RIT, please contact the Gift Office at (585) 475-5500. Some gifts require appraisal or advance approval in order to be accepted. Examples of gifts of property include tickets to athletic events, rare books, artwork, 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.