Update for week of 20 June 2016

DIT Foundation highlights for 2016

Dear colleagues,

As the academic year comes to a close, the DIT Foundation would like to share our philanthropic highlights:

Grangegorman campus development - ongoing support towards conservation and restoration from the Catholic Archdiocese (€500,000 over 5 years) and Arthur Cox (€150,000 over 5 years)

Additional Philanthropic Donations 

  • Launch of the Mont Kavanagh Trust Awards for Architecture and Fine Art at DIT following a donation of €115,000 
  • DIT Brendan Behan Award – DIT Foundation is the co-sponsor of this new award along with the Behan Family. The inaugural DIT Behan Award, a student led project, will be presented later this year
  • In memory of former Head of Careers, Eileen Fitzpatrick a donation was made by Eileen’s family to support students in need, students on Erasmus programmes and international students. The fund will be managed by DIT Foundation with the support of the Chaplaincy team
  • Corporate Support: Musgrave Scholarships in Culinary Arts (€24k p.a.) Allianz Insurance (€5k), Manor Farm (€5K), IBM (€27k), ARUP (€5k), Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation (€2K)
  • Successful Grant Applications: DIT Disability Service (Pobal €30k), Access & Civic Engagement (ESB €5K)
  • Areas Supported by individual donors: DIT Access Foundation Programme (€21,000), DIT Access Undergraduate Programme (€10,000), DIT Student Assistance Fund (€3,500), DIT Grant Round (grants to projects in architecture, engineering, library/Conservatory) DIT Access EdiSco website (€5K) 
  • Ongoing/Multi-Year: Sir Richard Morrison Scholarship for Architecture (Fund of €130,000), Michael O’Donnell Fund (Fund of €135,000), DIT Travel Scholarship in Renewable Energy (€10K)

Alumni Relations Activity

In past Academic year we held DIT Alumni events in New York (Oct. 15), Kevin St – Electrical Engineering (Now.15), Chicago (May 16), Class of ’76 Mechanical and Structural Engineers 40 Year Reunion (June 2016).

Currently we are working on Alumni activities in London, Dublin, San Francisco, Maths Alumni (for Reunion) and Physics Alumni (for Reunion). We continue to source contact information for DIT graduates across the decades, and develop our alumni database. Updated contact information is vital to ensuring an effective alumni relations programme. Please look out for our targeted engagement via Facebook, LinkedIn, Graduate Network e-zine (Next Issue July)

Meaningful, Quality content is the key to grabbing the attention of alumni. Please share your stories with Aisling Carr, include images, video where possible to help us share across our networks.

We are incredibly grateful to all who have played a part in securing these donations and look forward to building on this success in the new academic year.

Warm regards



Anne-Marie Corry | Executive Director

DIT Foundation | Dublin Institute of Technology

The Clock Tower | Grangegorman Lower | Dublin 7

 T: +353 1 402 4139 | E: annemarie.corry@dit.ie | W: www.dit.ie