Impact Stories

Rochester Institute of Technology is grateful for everyone who has made a commitment to sustain the university's mission through a planned gift. Here are some of their stories. If you would like to share your story, please contact us and we will be in touch with you soon

  • Paul Senior MBA '72
    Paul Senior MBA '72
    Paul Senior MBA '72 has been a steadfast supporter of his alma mater for over five decades. His unwavering dedication to giving
  • Holly Fitzpatrick BS '80
    Holly Fitzpatrick BS '80
    In high school, Holly Fitzpatrick BS '80 learned to do basic programming while she was in Math Club.
  • Beverly Jones Markus
    Beverly Jones Markus
    Beverly's gift will ensure that generations of future RIT students who demonstrate financial need continue to receive scholarships...
  • Stephen Nosek MBA '78
    Stephen Nosek MBA '78
    Stephen Nosek MBA '78 almost didn't attend RIT. However, RIT's willingness to work with him by providing some necessary...
  • David Sheble BS '78
    David Sheble BS '78
    David Sheble BS '78 and his wife Lisa have always had a genuine passion for entrepreneurship and helping people...
  • Marie Louise
    Marie Louise "Marilu" Raman MS '78 and Varadaraja "V.V." Raman
    Drs. Marie Louise "Marilu" Raman MS '78 and Varadaraja "V.V." Raman are both retired RIT faculty who chose to give back to RIT in two unique ways
  • Susan O'Rourke BS '66
    Susan O'Rourke BS '66
    Your gift can connect to your fondest memories, like Susan O'Rourke BS '66. Rochester's Times Union newspaper from June 1966 shows Susan...
  • Hope Drummond BS '91
    Hope Drummond BS '91
    Gifts come in many forms, but they usually begin with someone who cares deeply. For Hope Drummond BS '91 , her mother was her inspiration for...
  • Alice Jo Lichtman MS '77
    Alice Jo Lichtman MS '77
    Building gender equity in computing fields is critical for our future, not just their future. As computing is ubiquitous to almost every product, and almost every...
  • Dr. Jack and Barbara Clarcq
    Dr. Jack and Barbara Clarcq
    After more than 40 years of professionally and personally rewarding experiences as RIT faculty, it was easy for my wife and me to commit to establishing an...
  • Rick BS '79, ME '86, P '13 and Patty MBA '88, P '13 Stoffel
    Rick BS '79, ME '86, P '13 and Patty MBA '88, P '13 Stoffel
    After earning their degrees, trips back to RIT were few in number for Rick BS '79, ME '86, P '13 and Patty MBA '88, P '13 Stoffel. Renewed interest in RIT began when they attended...
  • Gary Sugarman, P '11, '13
    Gary Sugarman, P '11, '13
    "RIT is a special place to our family. But, a great education is expensive and not everyone has the means to make a degree a reality. If we could provide...
  • Steve Matteson BS '77
    Steve Matteson BS '77
    "I didn't realize when I left RIT that I was leaving with anything other than a bachelor's degree. As I fast forward to today, I see that RIT gave me...
  • Warren Goldmann
    Warren Goldmann
    "Over 39 years as a RIT faculty member, I've developed a strong belief in the benefits to young deaf and hard-of-hearing students that stem from an...
  • Jack Fritz BS '68
    Jack Fritz BS '68
    "RIT and my co-op experience provided a wonderful and nurturing environment for my professional as well as personal growth. After 40 years of international...
  • Dale Bondanza BS '92
    Dale Bondanza BS '92
    "I believe those of us that were blessed with more education than one man should have, owe a debt...
  • Jeff Harris BS '75 and Joyce Pratt
    Jeff Harris BS '75 and Joyce Pratt
    Jeff Harris BS '75 and Joyce Pratt chose a unique gift to commemorate the 90 birthday of his mother. To honor her lifetime commitment to education.
  • William Prentice II BS '99
    William Prentice II BS '99
    "As I reflect, I realize the earning of that degree was as much my parents' accomplishment as mine. It is for these reasons, and to honor the silent...
  • Tom Ash BS '67
    Tom Ash BS '67
    "I hope my bequest will help RIT Motorsports support more students on their teams. Teams are a great opportunity to build their skills, and...
  • Margaret (
    Margaret ("Maggie") McEwen-Craven BS '77, MBA '80
    "With a solid education, women can do whatever they want to do, fulfill their dreams and create their own future...
  • Scott Hecker BS Business Administration '65
    Scott Hecker BS Business Administration '65
    "It's gratifying to know that my gift helped make the new Lobozzo Alumni House a reality. It's a wonderful example of RIT's commitment to both...
  • Kathleen and Bruce Martin
    Kathleen and Bruce Martin
    "It's like traveling for a long time to reach a destination, and finding yourself at the edge of a deep canyon with no way to continue to the other...
  • Norm Wironen BS '71
    Norm Wironen BS '71
    Norm Wironen BS '71, a photography graduate and member of RIT's Sentinel Society has enjoyed two successful careers-one in photography and a second in...