Rice faculty and staff understand firsthand the value of investing in Rice and its mission. Whatever our position may be at the university, we each play an important role in educating the brightest young minds, uncovering solutions to pressing global issues and strengthening the cultural and intellectual fabric of our local community.
Please join us in support of our university by making a gift today to the department or cause that you are most passionate about at Rice. Your participation will also influence gifts from corporations and foundations, which consider faculty and staff giving rates when determining their own support for Rice.
At the conclusion of the “For Rice. By Rice.” Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign on December 31, 2012, we reached a record-breaking 970 donors during the centennial year!
Join us in Celebration
Rice employees and retirees who participated in the 2012 “For Rice. By Rice.” Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign are invited to a attend a private celebration at Cohen House on January 31, 2013. RSVP online today!
How to Give
Make a gift by credit card using our online form.
You may also download and complete the form to make your gift by credit card, check or payroll deduction. Click here to download the form. Then, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or send via campus mail to: Faculty and Staff Giving – MS 83.
For Rice. By Rice. Celebration
January 31, 2013
Join us for a private reception at Cohen House from 4:00-5:30 p,m. on Thursday, January 31 as we celebrate the 970 Rice employees and retirees who supported Rice in 2012. RSVP online today!
End of the 2012 Tax Year
December 31, 2012
The last day to make your gift to Rice in 2012 and to ensure your recognition in the university's permanent record of centennial-year supporters.
National Philanthropy Week
November 12–16, 2012
This weeklong celebration of philanthropy recognizes those in our community who, through the simple act of giving, make a difference not only to Rice but to many other causes around the world.
October 10–14, 2012
Faculty & Staff Reception: Celebrating 100 Years
October 10, 2012
All Rice employees are invited to celebrate their collective contributions to the university during its first 100 years.
For Rice. By Rice.: The 2012 Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign
January 1–December 31, 2012
Faculty and staff who gave Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 2012 will be recognized in a special, permanent record of centennial-year donors to be housed in Fondren Library.
Listed below are a few giving opportunities most frequently supported by faculty and staff. You may also choose to make your gift in support of a school or department, or any number of important causes across campus for which you are passionate.
Rice Annual Fund
The Rice Annual Fund for Student Life and Learning supports student financial aid, departmental budgets and virtually every aspect of campus life.
Athletics — Owl Club*
The Owl Club generates current-use scholarships for student-athletes in 16 varsity sports.
Friends of Fondren
The Friends support Rice’s academic programs by funding Fondren Library collections and facilities.
HOOTS provides academic scholarships to FE&P, H&D, RUPD and Parking & Transportation employees and their dependents.
The Shepherd Society
The Shepherd Society provides scholarships for talented students in The Shepherd School of Music.
*Unless otherwise declined, federal income-tax law allows donors an 80 percent charitable deduction on a contribution to educational institutions, where, as a result, donors receive preferred seating rights to athletic events.
Why is faculty and staff giving important?
In addition to helping make Rice an outstanding university, your participation in giving influences gifts from corporations and foundations, which consider faculty and staff giving rates when determining their own support for Rice.
What is the goal for faculty and staff giving?
Our goal is to support the mission of the university and to increase participation in giving to Rice. In honor of Rice’s centennial year, we are striving to achieve 2,012 faculty and staff donors in 2012.
What is the “For Rice. By Rice.” campaign?
“For Rice. By Rice.” is a special initiative to encourage faculty and staff giving during Rice’s centennial year. Gifts support the Centennial Campaign, an eight-year fundraising effort, which will reach its culmination on June 30, 2013.
I gave to Rice before the launch of the “For Rice. By Rice.” campaign. Will my gift be counted?
If your gift was made in 2012, yes. All gifts made this calendar year will be recognized in the campaign totals and in a special record of centennial-year donors to be housed in Fondren Library.
Do all gifts support the Centennial Campaign?
Yes, all gifts support the Centennial Campaign, no matter the size or designation.
Can I give to a specific school or department?
Yes. To designate your gift, list the name of the school or department that you would like to support in the “other” line on your pledge form.
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes, your gift is fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
If you have additional questions, please email email@example.com.
Have a question about faculty and staff giving? Contact Sean Cowan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-348-4638, or get in touch with a volunteer representative in your school or department:
Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Katie Noble Carpenter ’10
John Casbarian ’69
School of Architecture
Sean C. Cowan ’08
Facilities, Engineering & Planning
Abbey Shaunessy Godley
School of Social Sciences
Facilities, Engineering & Planning
Office of the Dean of Undergraduates
School of Humanities
Suzanne Kemmer ’80
School of Humanities
Jones Graduate School of Business
Kim Koehn ’00
George R. Brown School of Engineering
Glasscock School of Continuing Studies