News by Topic: Gifts

  • 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.

  • November 13, 2019

    'group of six students standing together wearing gray T-shirts that say I heart RIT donors.'

    Day of Thanks highlights donor appreciation

    The month of November is traditionally a time to think about what you’re thankful for. On Nov. 15, the National Day of Philanthropy, RIT will spend the day celebrating its generous donors during the Day of Thanks.

  • November 11, 2019

    'Four mobile ultrasound machines.'

    Carestream makes donation to RIT’s ultrasound program

    The donation includes four premier and mid-tier ultrasound systems, transducers, simulators and related devices. The addition to the RIT sonography scanning suite enables students to practice on different models before beginning their clinical internships.

  • October 29, 2019

    'Man speaks at podium with interpreter next to him and three people seated against a wall.'

    E. Philip Saunders gifts $7.5 million to RIT

    At an Oct. 29 celebration at RIT, E. Philip Saunders announced a $7.5 million gift to the business college that bears his name. This transformational gift will be used to help fund a major renovation and expansion of the facilities in Max Lowenthal Hall, home of Saunders College of Business.

  • October 21, 2019

    'Three women discuss app on tablet.'

    Parenting app for mothers being developed at RIT

    Research is underway at RIT to create an app that will serve as a resource to help young mothers answer questions about raising a child, connect them with programs and resources, as well as foster a virtual parenting community.