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Learn, Discover, Heal, Create—and Make the World Ever Better
Gifts of any size to the Hajim School enrich the full spectrum experience for our students and faculty. They drive discoveries, applications, and models for engineering the future. They also play an important role in helping the next generation of engineers address and ultimately solve some of the biggest challenges facing the world today, including those in data science, healthcare, energy, and the environment. Your gift makes a difference.

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Ways to Help

Giving opportunities include providing support for:

  • Scholarships and fellowships
  • Professorships
  • Student and faculty research funds
  • Experiential learning funds (for study abroad, internships, and more)
  • Capital improvement funds (for equipment and classroom/lab space)

George Eastman Circle

Join the George Eastman Circle

Please consider joining the George Eastman Circle (GEC), the University’s leadership annual giving society. GEC gifts can be directed to the Hajim School’s Annual Fund, which provides the necessary ongoing resources for us to support our students, faculty, and programs. These gifts can also be directed to a specific academic department by noting designation to the Dean’s Fund for your preferred department.

For more information, please contact:

Eric Brandt, Executive Director for Advancement, Hajim School · (585) 273-5901 · email

Chemical Engineering Lab

Even before he received his diploma, Koji Muto '15 Mechanical Engineering/Business became the first member of the Class of 2015 to join the George Eastman Circle of University donors. “I always planned to give back to the University because it has provided me innumerable opportunities that I do not believe I would have had at other colleges,” said Muto, who moved to Houston, Texas, after graduation to join ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Co. as a mechanical engineer in the Project Development Division. The Hajim School is counting on more of its young alumni to become more engaged with the School and to also give back to help support and grow the programs within the Hajim School. Contributions to the school’s annual fund help pay for classroom and laboratory renovations, scholarships to help students offset the travel costs of study abroad, and a host of other discretionary expenditures to give growing numbers of students a “full spectrum” educational experience. “My donation is not an add-on to my tuition, but rather it is a gift to thank the individuals who have collectively made my college experience so wonderful, and a pledge that I can be that individual to future students,” stated Muto. “I encourage all Hajim School alumni to make a gift, to support the School that supported them for their years here in Rochester. In short, pay it forward so others will have the same, if not even better experience!”