Adam Levitt

Make your gift to the School of Information Studies in memory of alumnus Adam Reid Levitt ’03.

Adam Levitt ’03, a computer engineer and software entrepreneur, died Friday, December 22, 2017 at a Los Angeles hospital of complications from a bone marrow transplant intended to treat an immune disorder. He was 36 years old.

In celebration of his life, his family and friends have set up the Adam Levitt ’03 iSchool Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Innovation. The iSchool will bestow this honor upon a graduating senior at Convocation during Commencement Weekend each year in perpetuity to recognize demonstrated excellence in information management and technology innovation. The iSchool will name its inaugural recipient in May 2018. If the fund reaches $100,000 by February 2023, the iSchool will additionally create an endowed scholarship in Adam’s memory.

By honoring Adam with your most generous gift, you help ensure that other students, regardless of their financial means, have access to the same world-class education—in turn, poising them for success in an ever-changing global landscape.

About Adam

Adam was a partner and cofounder of 12Twenty Inc., a software firm that markets an employment database to colleges and universities around the world. Born in Philadelphia, Adam grew up in Bryn Mawr, PA and graduated from Radnor High School in 1999. He received a bachelor of science degree from the iSchool in 2003 and earned a master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University in 2005. While at Syracuse, he was vice president of Psi Upsilon fraternity. Adam had a lifelong passion for computers, coding, and writing software. In 2015, Adam married Sandy Levitt (nee Zeger), a 2007 SU graduate from the College of Visual and Performing Arts with a bachelor of science degree in Communication and Rhetorical Studies.

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