Who Should Give

Who Should Give


Be a proud member of the RIT Alumni Association and give back to the university each and every year. Your annual gift increases the value of your degree. Unlike buying a car or a house, your education is not a one-time-deal. Your degree is worth only as much as the reputation of the university from which it is given. By investing in RIT, you are cementing the foundation of education offered enhancing its prestige. Annual reviews of the "best" colleges/universities consider alumni giving as a demonstration of alumni satisfaction with the institution, so the percentage of alumni who give is a key component of the national rankings. RIT ranks high in all other components except alumni giving.

Another important reason to give back is simply because someone gave while you were a student—whether it was to scholarships, research, or clubs — that impacted your RIT experience. Giving back to RIT is actually a way to pay it forward to the next generation of Tigers, while also saying “thanks” to the past generation who helped you.


No one cares more about your student's education than you. The commitment to send a student to college is substantial, and we are grateful that you chose RIT for that education.

You can make your student's experience even better by supporting the university with a gift. Your generous support has a significant impact that will extend well beyond your student's time on campus. Best of all, you can designate your gift to an area that will impact your student most directly. You can also help RIT to identify opportunities for corporate or foundation support through your personal and professional networks. If you have connections that could lead to a beneficial relationship for RIT, that can be just as important as making a gift.

Faculty, Staff & Retirees

Your work is critical to the success of RIT and our students. Your giving can be, too.

The RIT family comes together so often to make great things happen for our students and alumni – Tiger Walk, Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, Imagine RIT, Commencement and many other smaller but no less significant events throughout the year that mean so much to so many.

Throughout your career at RIT, you have demonstrate your commitment to the university every day. Giving is just one additional way to show your support for the university and our students. By investing in RIT with a gift of any size, you are helping to ensure the continued strength of our students, faculty and programs. The RIT family is a powerful force when they join together to make something happen. Make your gift or view our payroll deduction information today!


The best part about giving to RIT is showing us where your passion lies and designating your gift to your favorite area of RIT – your academic program, club, team, fraternity or sorority. It is up to you – and even $5 or $10 makes a difference.

Your gift of any amount helps build upon the university's 190+ years of philanthropy and makes a difference ever day on the experience of each student and faculty/staff member at RIT.

Join your fellow classmates by making your gift today.


RIT builds mutually beneficial partnerships with companies from all industries, and of all sizes. Our corporate supporters enjoy opportunities to meet with outstanding students, work directly with faculty on impactful research, and publically connect their name to RIT’s brand. For more information, visit rit.edu/corporate.


Private foundations provide important support to countless RIT programs, projects, and initiatives. Foundations have helped create unique facilities on campus, funded world-changing research, and supported countless students with funding for activities, experiential learning, and scholarships. For information on RIT’s Foundation Relations opportunities, visit rit.edu/foundations.