Friends of our Vision: the Vignelli Center for Design Studies at RIT

As part of our tenth anniversary and in honor of R. Roger Remington, the Massimo and Lella Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design Emeritus and the founding Director of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies, a generous donor has established the R. Roger Remington Fund for the Vignelli Center for Design Studies.  Gifts will be matched up to $100,000.

Help us meet this challenge by joining as a friend of the center with a contribution to the R. Roger Remington Fund for the Vignelli Center for Design Studies. 

Make a Gift

Levels and Benefits

$10-$49
Student of Design

  • Special invitations to Design Conversations and select Design Encounters lectures
  • A Quarterly Vignelli Center Newsletter

$50–$249
Design Enthusiast

  • Special invitations to Design Conversations and Design Encounters lectures
  • A Quarterly Vignelli Center Newsletter
  • Donor recognition on the Vignelli Center website
  • Design is One pin

$250-$999
Design Champion

  • All of the preceding benefits, plus
  • Listing as a member of the Friends of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies in the book Onward honoring Roger Remington’s 57 years at RIT 
  • Choice of an exclusive Vignelli designed item (list of objects, books, posters, and ephemera provided upon joining)

$1000–$4999
Design Devotee

  • All of the preceding benefits, plus
  • A personalized tour of the archive 
  • The choice of a design book written by Josh Owen or R Roger Remington
  • An exclusive conversation with R Roger Remington and Josh Owen 

$5000–$14,999
Design Aficionado

  • All of the preceding benefits plus
  • Event Invitation for Design Advocates during Design Week in New York 
  • Invitation to private events with our guest speakers after their lectures
  • A set of Vignelli dinnerware 

$15,000+
Design is One Believer

  • All of the preceding benefits plus
  • Invitation to Design Week in Milan for a walking tour and conversation led by Josh Owen including an exclusive private tour of the Studio Achille Castiglioni, Massimo Vignelli’s first place of employment as a young designer with Josh and Giovanna Castiglioni
  • Acknowledgment in our publications, social media, and marketing 

Donations will help us to


Diversify, expand and maintain the archives through new acquisitions and preservation


Host thought leaders, visiting professors, and scholars


Promote design education


Share ideas through conferences, publications, social media, and collaborations


Support research and scholarship


Increase virtual access to the collection


Celebrate the history and promote the future of design