Your partnership means a great deal to us, and your participation in each of these activities helps us to realize our goals.

No amount of your time, talent, or treasure is too small. Thank you for being among our most valued supporters.

Make a Gift


Every time we combine the power of technology, the arts and design to make good things happen, we are one step closer to greatness. Greatness is diverse talent, a transformative student experience, ground-breaking research and discovery and the ability to reimagine innovation. Your investment in RIT helps us take the transformative steps necessary to continue on our ever-upward trajectory to greatness. Help us ensure the amazing transformation of RIT. Please join us on our journey. Make your gift to RIT today.

Corporate Connections


Leverage your company for transformative change. RIT offers a unique blend of real-world experiential learning and cutting-edge research. There are many opportunities for organizations to get involved with RIT. Learn more about partnerships that help drive innovation and deliver greatness.

Do you feel that your company has natural synergies with the exciting, transformative research and educational environment at RIT, but are not sure how to get involved? Visit our Corporate Relations website for information on Research, Industry Expertise, Executive & Workforce Training, Sponsored Events & Teams, and more.

Community Connections


Leverage your sphere of influence on behalf of RIT.

Is economic development a passion of yours? RIT’s role in the greater-Rochester Community, and even the state and national stages is ever evolving and maturing. We are looking for individuals who are willing to exercise their spheres of influence and positively affect RIT’s growth and impact in higher education. To get involved or just learn more about RIT’s impact, please view our Government & Community Relations website.

ROAR Day


Volunteers can help by offering up challenge gifts for ROAR Day.

Every year the RIT community rallies for 24 hours of philanthropy on ROAR (Raise Our Annual Response) Day. From students to faculty and staff to alumni, the entire RIT community is encouraged to show their Tiger Spirit for RIT. Would you like to ROAR for RIT and double the impact of donors? Show you care by offering up a matching challenge gift to inspire our students and other members of the RIT community to give. To learn more about how you can make an impact, email Fredyne Frey at fyfdar@rit.edu.

TAG (Thank A Giver) Day


Volunteers can help make thank you calls for donor gifts on TAG Day.

RIT ♥ OUR DONORS! Thanking donors and volunteers for their contributions to RIT is a responsibility that the university takes seriously. If you would like to enhance RIT’s ability to thank as many donors as possible on TAG (Thank A Giver) Day, please email us at fundforrit@rit.edu.

Crowdfunding for Transformative Impact


Whether you have a desire to enhance the student experience by supporting student-based crowdfunding campaigns or want to be a crowdfunding champion in your own right, there are numerous opportunities to leverage your personal and professional networks to support RIT.

  • Learn more about the causes and programs our current students are rallying around, and add your support to their initiatives: https://crowdfunding.rit.edu/
  • Have a passion for RIT and want to rally your social networks around an RIT initiative or program that can transform the RIT experience? Contact us at: crowdfunding@rit.edu.

Circles of Greatness


Share your passion and fuel transformation. Bundle your resources with like-minded friends to make a transformative gift to RIT! Whether you want to start a scholarship, fund a professorship, or support a team/program/student experience, giving circles are an innovative way for groups of inspired individuals to make an impactful gift.

Not sure of where at RIT you’d like to make your impact, but already have the friends to do so, please contact us by sending an email to TransformingRIT@rit.edu or complete the form below and we will contact you directly. (Minimum suggested gift of $25,000).

Join a Regional Chapter Council


Volunteers can help promote RIT activities and help engage more alumni through participation in chapter events.

Looking for a way to connect with alumni in your area? From Rochester, NY to San Jose, CA to India, RIT is actively engaging alumni through events, volunteer opportunities and alumni communities across the globe. Help transform RIT by becoming an engaged alum. To learn more about active chapters and how to join the Chapter Council in your area, visit http://www.rit.edu/alumni/chapters.

You too can lead with distinction. Alumni volunteers that serve on Chapter Councils run these communities and together with the Office of Alumni Relations, they strive to promote RIT’s core values, enhance institutional support from alumni and ultimately, advance the reach of RIT. To learn more or join a Chapter Council in your area, contact RIT’s Office of Alumni Relations at 1.866.RIT.ALUM.

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