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Roar Day (Oct. 23)

The fund for RIT

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Faculty, staff and students are ready to turn up the volume on RIT’s annual fundraising effort.

ROAR Day, the third annual Raise Our Annual Responses initiative, takes place on Thursday, Oct. 23. A kickoff ceremony, hosted by RIT President Bill Destler and Jeremy Haefner, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, begins at 9:45 a.m. in front of the Student Alumni Union.

Stations will be set up across campus to encourage annual gifts to RIT. Contributions from the more than 1,200 RIT alumni employees are especially encouraged. This group will play a key role in helping the Fund for RIT achieve this year’s goal of 10 percent overall alumni participation.

Students are encouraged to support their particular areas of interest at RIT. In addition, President Destler and Rebecca Johnson are offering a dollar-for-dollar match to student gifts totalling up to $10,000.

Volunteers will be available to assist with gift giving from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. along the walkway in front of the SAU; from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the SAU Café, Shumway Commons, Student Life Center, and the main entrance to Wallace Library; from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Crossroads and the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences atrium; from 3 to 6 p.m. inside Barnes and Noble @ RIT; from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Grace Watson Hall lobby; from 8 to 10 p.m. in the SAU lobby; and at the Corner Store from 10 to 11 p.m. Cash, checks, credit cards, payroll deduction pledges and Tiger Bucks will be accepted at all locations. Gifts can also be made online at rit.edu/makeagift.

Last year, nearly 800 ROAR Day participants helped raise more than $22,500 for RIT students, programs and facilities.

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Paul Stella

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