“Unite for Good” is the 2020 tagline for the United Way of Greater Rochester community campaign, and the RIT family is gearing up for our own campaign to support that effort as we begin a new decade. Contributing to the United Way is the easiest and most efficient way to meet community needs in Monroe and the five surrounding counties.
The Greater Rochester community and RIT have a rich history supporting the United Way — dating back 100 years to the early vision and contributions of George Eastman. It’s important to me and my wife, Nancy, to make a charitable investment in assisting those neighbors, friends, and family members who need our support.
Greater Rochester is a friendly, caring community and a supportive place to live, work and ultimately prosper. Yet we all have struggles in life, and you never know when you will need assistance.
This year, we have set a goal to raise $366,000 from the RIT community, corresponding to $1,000 per day in this leap year. We can get there with a high participation rate -- we have set a goal of 1,000 donors. I encourage all of you to help lead the way for a successful campaign and to encourage participation in your respective areas.
Thank you all for your participation in past campaigns. RIT has raised approximately $2.5 million in the past seven years for the Rochester community.
At RIT, we are preparing our students to be engaged citizens of the world by finding meaningful ways to make a difference. It starts at home. Let’s lead by example on our campus.
Compassion. Paying it forward. Helping the less fortunate in their time of need. RIT prides itself on bringing goodness to the world. We can start here.
Please join me in supporting the United Way. Nancy and I thank you in advance for your generosity.