RIT's Eight Beat Measure Fund for Growth in Performing Arts


Is my gift tax-deductible?

RIT, under IRS law, qualifies as a charitable and tax-exempt organization. If you make a charitable gift to RIT, you may take an income tax deduction. Under current law, contributions to charitable organizations are tax deductible only for taxpayers who itemize. When a donor receives an item of value in exchange for their gift, the total value of the item(s) received may potentially reduce the charitable deduction available. For itemizers, such donations generally reduce taxable income and, therefore, federal income tax liability. RIT recommends you consult with a tax advisor when attempting to claim a charitable deduction. For more information, please visit the IRS website.

Will I receive a gift receipt?

Yes, you will receive an email receipt shortly after you complete your gift. Please keep this for your records. If you have any questions or issues with the email receipt, please contact giving@rit.edu.

When will my credit card be charged?

Immediately after finalizing your gift on the site.

Is there a minimum gift amount?

Yes, the minimum is $5. 

Can I send a gift by mail?

Gifts made via cash or check may be counted towards a group or project and their fundraising total as long as the funds are received before the end of the online campaign and it is clear that these funds are intended to go towards that specified group or project. Checks made payable to RIT may be sent to: Rochester Institute of Technology, University Advancement, P.O. Box 92765, Rochester, NY 14692-8865. Please indicate the fund name in the memo section of your check or include a note with information about how you wish to direct your gift. NOTE: To receive a Happy 195th Birthday "party hat", gifts must be made online via the platform.

Still have questions?

Contact us at 800-477-0376 or impact@rit.edu.

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