Stories of Impact

Gifts to RIT show your Tiger Pride whether you are an alumnus/a, a current student, parent, faculty member, staff person or friend. Your support goes to work immediately, helping to ensure that one more Tiger achieves their goal of becoming an RIT graduate. Whether providing scholarships, recruiting stellar faculty, improving facilities, or placing lab equipment in classrooms, your giving enables RIT to provide resources not covered by tuition. Each gift, no matter how small, has enormous impact on students, faculty and the future of RIT.

Diamong Guy

Diamond Guy ’21

Diamond Guy ’21 has dreamed of becoming a pediatric dermatologist from a young age, so becoming a Destler/Johnson Rochester City Scholar (RCS), which covers her full tuition at RIT, is helping her achieve her goal.


Tony Mendoza

Jorge "Tony" Mendoza '18

Tony Mendoza ’18 graduated this past May with both a bachelor's and master’s degree, but he spent much of time participating in community services projects in the Rochester area and beyond. As a scholarship recipient, RIT’s donors inspired him to give back.


Ricardo Carrion

Ricardo Carrion '21

Like many prospective RIT students, Ricardo Carrion ’21 was anxious to hear if he had been admitted to the university. He was not prepared for the surprise that awaited him in his acceptance letter—a full scholarship.



Hot Wheelz Team

Gifts that support student innovation projects and multidisciplinary design have helped make a group of women into a team of engineers!


Jason Shanley

Jason Shanley ’14

Hear from RIT alumnus, Jason Shanley ’14, about how the Simone Center’s support and programs helped him build UrLocker from a great student idea to a viable business.

Watch the video »

RIT Spaces

Your gifts make great campus spaces

Did you know that students applying to RIT rate the quality of the facilities equal in importance to preparation for careers? That’s why continued support of outstanding campus facilities is so important.