IIT Visionaries

IIT Visionaries is a select group of generous alumni, parents, and friends who understand and value the university’s essential mission:  to provide distinctive and relevant education in an environment of scientific, technological, and professional knowledge creation and innovation. Members of IIT Visionaries promote this mission with annual gifts to IIT of $1,000 or more. 

Click here to join IIT Visionaries today.

Visionary Beginnings

Philip Danforth Armour set the standard for future generations of IIT alumni and friends when he gave $1 million to establish the Armour Institute, realizing his vision of providing the opportunity for a quality technical education to all. 

Armour Institute is today Illinois Institute of Technology, thanks in large measure to all those who have kept the legacy of charitable giving alive. Today the university honors alumni and friends who carry on this philanthropic tradition as IIT Visionaries.

Visionary Impact

Like its past, the future of IIT will be built by visionary philanthropists and propelled by visionary alumni.

The generosity of IIT Visionaries:

  • Helps to fund scholarships, making IIT an education affordable to some of the nation’s most promising—and deserving—students
  • Helps the university recruit and retain talented faculty who bring real-world experience into the classroom and laboratory
  • Provides funding for new and renovated facilities and for state-of-the-art equipment that prepares students to excel in their fields

Members of IIT Visionaries lay the foundation for IIT’s next leap forward.

Please join IIT Visionaries today and help propel IIT to the top tier of the world’s technology-focused universities.


The future of IIT is shaped by visionary philanthropists and propelled by visionary friends and alumni. Thank you.

Levels of Membership

Copper ($1,000 annually)

Silver ($2,500 annually)

  • All of the above benefits
  • VIP parking for IIT events
  • Invitations to exclusive events 

Gold ($5,000 annually)

  • All of the above benefits
  • Choice of special gift 

Giving is Easy

Make a gift online now or click here to view more ways to give to IIT.

For more information about IIT Visionaries, please contact Jason Smith, director of annual giving, at jsmith31@iit.edu or 312.567.5000.

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