University of Rochester

Office of the Vice President for IT

Serving the Community

United Way Day of Caring

Staff members from University IT participated in the United Way Day of Caring on May 11, 2012.  Volunteers cleaned playgrounds and helped beautify the campus by raking, pruning, weeding and landscaping the grounds at the Rochester Childfirst Network.



Bake Off

University IT staff members competed in a Valentine's Day bake-off to raise money for Scotty's Ride, an annual bike ride to raise money for children's charities. The talented bakers rose over $300 to donate to the cause.


PC Donation

computer donationUniversity IT donated twelve desktop computers on April 14, 2011 to the Mt. Hope Family Center, a local nonprofit organization that promotes strong, healthy relationships in families affected by poverty, violence, and mental disorders.

Larry Messmer, an electronic technician with Networking and Communications in University IT, helped deliver the computers to the Center in Corn Hill.

Food and Clothing Drive

Food DriveDuring November 2010, University IT conducted a food and clothing drive.  The food drive supported the Well-U sponsored food drive to benefit Foodlink.  The group collected over 200 food items that were donated to Foodlink.

University IT employees donated over 500 pieces of clothing to Matthew's Closet, a local organization.

donated clothing

Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Back Row (left to right): Brenda Howard, Debora Beegen, Jackie Schild, Leonora Byron
Front Row (left to right): Rebecca Gaura, Ida Gatto, Jeanette Metzger, Shelly Rogers, Julie Myers