Rochester Institute of Technology has surpassed the $1 billion goal for its Transforming RIT: The Campaign for Greatness, with a recent $1 million gift from alumnus John Traver for an endowed professorship in the College of Art and Design putting it over the top.
RIT will match the gift with a university fund of $2 million, for a total of $3 million in funding for the John Traver Endowed Professorship.
Traver is the co-founder and senior principal scientist at Frame.io, a video review and collaboration platform designed to unify media assets and creative conversations in a user-friendly environment.
The Transforming RIT blended campaign seeks support from a variety of investors, including alumni, government and corporate partners, and research foundations and agencies.
Launched publicly in 2018, the campaign’s priorities include investing in student success, creating world class facilities, advancing research and discovery, and innovating careers of the future.
“Together, we are transforming the future, by transforming RIT,” said David Munson, RIT president.
Munson cited several examples of success from the campaign, including:
Transforming RIT: The Campaign for Greatness continues through June 30.
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