October is faculty, staff, and retiree giving month at RIT—a month-long initiative in support of RIT and our students. Each and every day, you support students with your time and talents, but with your annual financial support, we can make even more possible. Regardless of what area of RIT you give to or how much you give, it is your participation in this annual giving campaign that matters most.
Every gift counts and your participation in this Faculty, Staff, and Retiree Campaign matters. Make your gift and be sure to check back here regularly for ongoing Campaign updates.
Congratulations to this week’s “Pass the Tiger” award winnersfor being the top three areas to increase participation in giving over the past week:
increased 42.6 points to 51.1% participation
Marketing and Communications
increased 16.9 points to 22.0% participation
Saunders College of Business
increased 10.1 points to 13.9% participation
Tiger trophies were delivered by Faculty and Staff Campaign co-chairs LaVerne McQuiller Williams and Colleen Peters so that the winning units may display them in their area. The trophies will be passed on the next week to another three divisions to recognize their efforts in increasing their participation in giving. Who will be next? Make your gift today to help your college/division win!
Congratulations to the winners of the glass pumpkin auction!
Redeem your card for a free item at various dining locations across campus (one per day). A limited number of cards remain and can be picked up at the front desk of University Advancement on the 3rd Floor of USC.
Consider joining the Sentinel Society by making a five-year commitment to a Sentinel Society eligible fund, in an area of the university you feel most passionate about. Sentinel members receive invitations to exclusive in-person and virtual experiences, early registration to select events, and recognition in our online Sentinel Honor Roll.
I give for our students. They need us to, and giving to RIT is another way that I can support the RIT student experience.
Associate Director of RIT MAGIC Center
I believe in RIT’s mission. It is a small way to contribute and give back.
Department of Packaging Science
College of Engineering Technology
Make Your Gift
Unrestricted gifts are among RIT’s highest priorities, providing resources that allow the university 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. There are 21 unrestricted funds you can support by selecting your College or Division below, including the RIT Fund (formerly Area of Greatest Need), Scholarships and Financial Aid, and college/unit designations. Make a gift to the area you love most by selecting your choice from the “Direct my gift to” dropdown menu.
Gifts to RIT have a powerful effect on the university’s ability to remain a top tier institution and support our students. It is hard to ask the community to support RIT if we don’t believe in our work enough to invest in it ourselves. Many times, our participation can help leverage larger gifts from foundations and corporations that consider internal support essential.
Rochester Institute of Technology is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all gifts are tax-deductible. You will receive a receipt for tax purposes. Official tax receipts are issued to the legal donor when gifts are made for outright gifts and pledge payments. Faculty and staff that participate in the payroll deduction program receive a year-end receipt for payroll deduction.