Thank you to everyone who participated in the Corporate Ambassador Challenge!

Pratt & Whitney Corporate Ambassadors

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Pratt & Whitney Corporate Ambassadors

Corporate Ambassadors are alumni and alumnae that pledge to stay connected to Rensselaer, champion Rensselaer at the workplace, and keep the value of a Rensselaer degree strong. The Rensselaer Corporate Ambassador community at Pratt & Whitney is led by Jonna Gerken ’96, ’01. The key goals of the group are to:

  • Grow the Rensselaer alumni community at Pratt & Whitney

  • Connect Pratt & Whitney to the exceptional people and programs at Rensselaer that support Pratt & Whitney’s key business priorities

  • Ensure all students have access to a Rensselaer education

Corporate Ambassador Challenge – Extended until 2π Giving Day on June 28

This year’s Corporate Ambassador Challenge brings unprecedented hardships, as it coincides with the global pandemic that is impacting all aspects of our lives – including those of our students, who will be continuing their instruction online for the remainder of the semester. Given these extenuating circumstances, we made the decision to extend the Rensselaer Corporate Ambassador Challenge until June 28, 2020 – 2π Giving Day (Tau Day).

Between now and 2π Giving Day on June 28, we are encouraging alumni at Pratt & Whitney to support the Rensselaer Annual Fund. Your gift will provide critical support to our future alumni and alumnae as global leaders and will show our students just how strong this community is. The company with the highest giving participation among alumni and alumnae between now and June 28 will receive the Rensselaer Corporate Cup to display in their office for a full year.

Funding Priorities

Pratt & Whitney alumni and alumnae donations will help support Rensselaer students in the following areas:

  • Rensselaer Annual Fund (area of greatest need): Your gift will help our current generation of students complete their Rensselaer education, and allow them to become the future leaders in science, technology, and innovation. Gifts to the Annual Fund support the area of greatest need, one of our many athletics and scholarship programs, or student-specific funds, among several options.
  • Student Relief Fund: Your support of the Student Relief Fund will provide critical support to students who are facing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic and help cover the costs of travel expenses, meals, technology needs and other necessities as they continue their coursework.
  • Design/Build/Fly: Design/Build/Fly provides students from a variety of backgrounds with hands-on experience in aircraft design. Your support will ensure students are equipped to thrive in environments where interdisciplinary teamwork and creative problem solving are necessary.
  • Society of Women Engineers at Rensselaer: Your gift will help support the success of female undergraduates in engineering programs at Rensselaer, offering a host of opportunities for exceptional women to prepare and succeed in today's technologically advanced and culturally diverse workforce. The Society of Women Engineers at Rensselaer has won several awards, and hosted the regional conference twice in the last ten years.
  • Engineers Without Borders: The Engineers Without Borders chapter at Rensselaer is currently involved in aiding communities in Panama, Nicaragua, and locally in Troy. Your gift will help to link students with professional mentors, and enable them to provide tangible solutions to real-world issues.

**Did you know that for every donation you make to Rensselaer, United Technologies will match that gift up to $25,000 each year, no matter where you choose to direct your gift? Even better, the minimum gift United Technologies will match is just $25. Make your gift today, and DOUBLE your impact to Rensselaer! After you’ve made a gift, visit the Corporate Gift Match section of our website to start the matching gift process.**

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