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RIT United Way campaign photographs and films

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0297

Scope and Contents

The RIT United Way campaign photographs and films collection contains photographic materials documenting the annual employee fundraising campaign. Events documented include United Way walk/run, the Taste of RIT, golf tournament, and the kick-off.

Also included in the collection are videotapes of United Way campaign films for the years 1996, 2003, 2007, 2008 in the form of VHS and DVD. There is one audio cassette tape of the United Way "93" Feel Good Again campaign and a Macintosh formatted zip disk with RIT United Way posters 2000.


  • Creation: 1990-2008

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Historical Information: RIT United Way campaign

As one of Rochester’s major employers, RIT takes great pride in community involvement, and in particular, in its award-winning employee workplace campaign. For more than two decades, RIT employees have shown their compassion and support for people in need by giving generously through RIT’s United Way Campaign.

An annual workplace charitable giving campaign provides an opportunity for employees to be involved in supporting their community. By giving co-workers the option of pledging through payroll deduction, they are empowered with the ability to help dozens of agencies by spreading out their donation throughout the year. Because employee contributions can be directed to specific agencies, donors often feel a stronger bond with the organizations they support. These links between companies, people and local organizations define our community.

United Way of Greater Rochester creates long-lasting community change by addressing the underlying causes of the most significant local issues. Common focus areas include helping children and youth achieve their potential, promoting financial stability and independence, and improving people’s health.


1 Linear Feet (4 clamshell boxes, 1 carton)




Materials related to the annual Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) United Way fundraising campaign. Included are prints, negatives, and slides of RIT United Way events from 1990-2010, There are also campaign films shown each year to start off the campaign in VHS and DVD for several years. These films highlighted a story about an RIT faculty or staff who was able to take advantage of United Way's services.


The collection is arranged by format and then chronologically.

Other Finding Aids

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

RIT United Way campaign films

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials in the collection are given to the RIT Archive Collections by the RIT United Way committee. Accession number(s): 05:23; 07:32; 08:15; 09:06


Materials are regularly added to this collection.

Related Materials

The RIT Archives also holds a collection of RIT United Way campaign posters created each year. These posters are shelved in the C.S. North poster drawers as part of the RIT Poster collection.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in November 2011.


RIT United Way campaign films
RIT Archives
Jody Sidlauskas
11 November 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA