News by Topic: Gifts

  • February 14, 2020

    student posing with museum exhibit of women's dresses.

    Museum partnerships enhance education

    RIT's endowed partnership with Genesee Country Village & Museum—which was established in September by a gift from RIT alumnus Philip Wehrheim ’66 (business) and his wife, Anne—is one of the ways students connect with the Rochester community.

  • February 14, 2020

    student posing with art work in the background.

    Scholarship makes grad school possible

    The Mark and Maureen Davitt Graduate Education Endowed Scholarship was established with a $500,000 gift to RIT by Mark and Maureen Davitt to help graduates from the Rochester City School District pursue advanced degrees.

  • February 14, 2020

    student practices ultrasound techniques on another student.

    Carestream Health donates $1.2 million in ultrasound equipment to RIT

    Carestream Health Inc. continues to support the education of sonographers at RIT through a new donation of ultrasound equipment valued at more than $1.2 million. This is the second donation Carestream has made during this academic year to RIT’s diagnostic medical sonography program, with a combined total exceeding $1.4 million.

  • January 10, 2020

    students using robotic packaging machines.

    American Packaging Corp. renews support for packaging science program with gift

    Funding from the long-time corporate partner will support two innovative packaging centers at RIT: the American Packaging Corp. Center for Packaging Innovation, a comprehensive teaching, research and testing laboratory; and the Center for Sustainable Packaging. Both centers are located in RIT’s College of Engineering Technology.

  • January 8, 2020

    Phil Castelman's headshot with the text: Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations Phillip D. Castleberry.

    Phil Castleberry named vice president for Development and Alumni Relations

    RIT has selected Phillip D. Castleberry, a 20-year veteran of higher education advancement and fundraising, as its new vice president for Development and Alumni Relations. Castleberry, who is currently serving as vice president for institutional advancement at St. John Fisher College, was chosen after a national search. He begins his RIT duties on Feb. 1.

  • December 6, 2019

    Jeanne Christman.

    RIT receives funding for Engineering Technology Scholars

    The National Science Foundation awarded RIT’s College of Engineering Technology nearly $1 million to fund 36 scholarships for economically disadvantaged, academically talented students and to develop faculty programming to improve engineering technology education.

  • December 3, 2019

    exterior shot of home on large property surrounded by trees and water.

    RIT gifted 177-acre estate to expand research, educational offerings

    RIT will use a substantial gift of real estate in Penfield to expand the university’s research and educational offerings in ecology, agriculture, sustainability and other fields. Amy Leenhouts Tait and Robert C. Tait have gifted to the university their 177-acre property, which will be dedicated as the Tait Preserve of RIT.

  • November 18, 2019

    Alumnus and President David Munson talk at table with others.

    Fellowship allows students to be entrepreneurs and stay in school

    The Gap Year Entrepreneurial Fellowship allows SOIS students to take time off of school to focus on personal business ventures while still working toward their degrees. Students in the fellowship also receive a $15,000 award to create the time and space needed to build their businesses.