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The Impact of Giving
Every year, thousands of alumni, students, parents, faculty/staff, corporations, foundations and friends make gifts to UAT. Their reasons for giving are as diverse as the donors themselves.
Through your gifts, you provide opportunities for students, as well as faculty, to make a positive impact on the world. Seeing creative and innovative ideas put into action "particularly those that reflect the university's commitment to career - oriented educational programs that prepare students for their chosen careers in a global society" is one of the most exciting things about being part of UAT.
The impact of your gift is tremendous.
Impact on Students
In many ways, scholarships are integral to the university. Student scholarships make an UAT education possible for innovative, creative, ambitious and intellectual students to study here that would otherwise lack the funding to do so. With a coveted UAT degree in hand, our students go on to tackle and overcome some of the world's biggest challenges.
Impact on Facilities
State-of-the-art facilities, equipment and labs, underwritten by donor gifts, create ideal teaching and learning environments. They also promote research and experiences beyond the classroom to the benefit of students, faculty and the entire extended UAT community.
Impact on Faculty
Your support allows UAT to recruit top-quality, student-centered professors committed to collaboration across disciplines and experiential student learning. Philanthropy also funds groundbreaking faculty and student research to the benefit of all.
Planned giving offers creative strategies for alumni, parents, and friends of UAT to make a gift to the university while also achieving some of their own financial goals. The choice to support UAT is a personal one, unique to each individual, and the choice of planned giving options is the same. Your individual financial situation and goals, your family structure, and your interests at UAT can all be taken into account through one of several gift options.
UAT's core curriculum designed and developed to inspire students and professors alike and innovate trends and provoke the ethical and moral use of technology for the greater good.Learn More »
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Impact of Legacy Giving
We thank all of our legacy donors for their generous support & contributions. For some of their stories, and the impact they have had on UAT students.Learn More »
Why a Planned Gift?
Planned giving offers creative strategies for alumni, parents & friends of UAT to make a gift to the university while also achieving some of their own financial goals. Learn more about the various options available to you.Learn More »
The Leonardo da Vinci Society for the Study of Thinking was founded in 2005 to promote excellence in thinking and the teaching of thinking skills. The Society was conceived by Dominic Pistillo, founder and former President of the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, AZ.
The da Vinci Society is a not-for-profit foundation - a "thinking think tank," if you will. The goal of the Society is to help create a better tomorrow by fostering better thinking and the teaching of thinking skills globally. The Society's Board of Directors identifies the world's greatest thinkers, whose contributions to society deserve widespread public attention, and engages them in the creation of new knowledge in the study of thinking. To nurture tomorrow's leaders, the Society encourages scholars and young people in the study and development of thinking skills.
Partners & Affiliates
National Security Agency
The National Security Agency prevents unauthorized access to sensitive or classified national security information.
United States Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security secures the nation from the many threats we face within, at, and outside its borders.
Committee on National Security Systems
The Committee on National Security Systems is a United States intergovernmental organization that sets policy for the security of the US security systems.
United States Central Security Service
The Central Security Service provides timely and accurate knowledge, cryptologic support, and assistance to the military cryptologic community.
Your gift to UAT matters! We say that out loud...
Whether you give $5, $50, $500 or $5,000, your support impacts RIT for the better. By making a gift, you help the university support students, attract great faculty members, maintain leading-edge academic programs, and enable students with professional equipment.
Now more than ever, your gift is important to make a great experience for all UAT students. You may direct your gift to any area of the university - your college, your school, your department, or a specific need. Or, you may make your gift unrestricted to support the university's ability to respond to needs as they arise.
It's your gift, and what it supports is your choice
Your gift, large or small, supports UAT's community of doers. Our students, faculty and staff are known for innovation and creativity, and UAT is a place where innovation is paramount - where solutions are born to impact the world. Without your gift, our students' great ideas can't become great solutions.Learn More »
State-of-the-art facilities, equipment and labs, underwritten by donor gifts, create ideal teaching and learning environments. They also promote research and experiences beyond the classroom to the benefit of students, faculty and the entire extended UAT community.Learn More »
AT is a place where students and faculty come together to solve problems and provide solutions to issues facing society. We are committed to excellence and the future of our students. We rely on our alumni and friends to build a foundation of financial support as we continue to advance. Your support of UAT matters. Here are the areas you support with your gift.
UAT's Foundation strives to locate and deliberately nurture those individuals whose talents will make the world stronger through the creation of technology, applied ethically enhancing society. By supporting these individuals, UAT's Foundation provides greater opportunity to develop an ethical approach in technology education & training. UAT's Foundation provides multiple scholarships for exemplary students.
You can influence deep root culture in ethical use of technology by donating to each of the scholarships below, or disperse your contribution evenly throughout the Foundation.
Dr. Louis A. Schmitt Scholarship
Louis (Lou) A. Schmitt, P.E. is a dual Registered Professional Engineer with a wide range of experience in the planning, financing, engineering design, construction and operation of major private and public infrastructure projects and programs. Lou's impressive career includes serving as Associate County Manager-Operations/County Engineer for Maricopa County from 1991 through 1996. Before coming to Maricopa County, Lou served as Deputy Director for the Arizona Department of Transportation from 1975 through 1991.
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honorable eino jacobson memorial scholarship
A past Chairman of the Board at UAT, the Honorable Eino M. Jacobson is a native Arizonan. He graduated with a law degree from the University of Arizona in 1957 and practiced law in Prescott. In 1965, he was elected Yavapai County Attorney and was also appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals, for which he served as Chief Judge before retiring in 1995. During his distinguished career, Judge Jacobson was a member of the American Arbitration Association Panel of Neutrals, engaged in commercial arbitration and mediation, and was awarded the American Law Institute American Judicature Award in 1976.
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Wall of Fame
UAT Foundation Wall of Scholarship Winners.
Each year the university awards named scholarships, made possible through the generosity of hundreds of individuals and organizations. UAT has more than XXX scholarship funds that range in requirements from very general to highly specialized, and from merit-based to need-based. View a complete list of named scholarships offering crucial support to UAT students.
Needy Innovator Scholarship winner
Noah was awarded the Needy Innovator Scholarship for his Student Innovation Project, the ARC System, which monitors and stores Really Simple Syndication (RSS) website feeds to be data-mined for information. He hopes to upgrade the software and computer equipment to predict future events.
"I would love to be monitoring over 10,000 RSS feeds from the most popular news websites, mainly for political reasons to basically keep track of what's going on around the world, hopefully predict where these protests are happening, when prices are going to fluctuate, when oil is going to shoot up or down, what country is being invaded just stuff like that."
The Needy Innovator Scholarship provides $1,000 to students in support of those Student Innovation Projects demonstrating true innovation, creative solutions to a real-world problem or challenge, and the greatest potential to benefit the greater good.
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The Gift Services office serves our donors and campus community by accepting, recording and receipting all philanthropic gifts made to UAT. The office is also responsible for ensuring the integrity of gift data for the purpose of donor and university reporting. If you have any questions about accepting and processing gifts to UAT, please to reach out.Learn More »
Our Legacy Giving staff is at your service, and one call or email to one person is all you need to do to begin. Professional advisors will work with you, and with your financial advisors if desired, to help you select the giving tools to meet your individual goals, secure your family's future, and strengthen UAT.Learn More »
University Development Staff
UAT development staff meet with thousands of alumni, parents and friends of the university each year to share updates and connect the extended university community with today's students and faculty. University development staff also work with donors who wish to develop an enduring philanthropic legacy at UAT.Learn More »