Thanks to your dedication and generosity, we have achieved the goals of the challenge and earned an impressive $30,000 for the Annual Fund!

1,623 young alumni donated to Rice before the challenge deadline of March 24, 2017, including 157 leadership donors to the Annual Fund. Between your contributions and the challenge gifts of the Young Alumni Leadership Council and Rice alumni Sheryl '02 and Steve Abrahams '02 and Erin '98 and Alex Cestero '96, close to $200,000 will go to work to support current and future students, allowing them to experience everything that a Rice education has to offer.

We could not have achieved this level of impact without your help, and we thank you for both embracing the challenge and the spirit of philanthropy!

Give before the challenge ends!

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We met the challenge!

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A challenge to be leaders

As part of this challenge, the Young Alumni Leadership Council aims to increase young alumni leadership-level giving to the Annual Fund. Leadership giving represents a significant portion of current-use funding and is a great way to amplify your impact on undergraduate scholarships, academic programs, residential college life and so much more. Young alumni who give at the leadership level also enjoy special recognition and Rice networking opportunities.

Charter Society

  • Classes of 2006–2007: $1,000
  • Classes of 2008–2012: $500
  • Classes of 2013–2016: $250

Lovett Society

  • Classes of 2006–2007: $2,500
  • Classes of 2008–2016: $1,000

How Your Gift can go to Work

Young alumni can create an immediate impact through gifts to the Rice Annual Fund. Hover over each area of support to learn more about last fiscal year, 2015-16!

Click here to learn more from students about the impact philanthropy has made on their lives!


Join us in taking part in this important giving challenge!

Make your gift to the Rice Annual Fund before 11:59 p.m. on March 24 to make the biggest impact on students and the university!

2017 Young Alumni Leadership Council

Cameron Alguire ’07 (Baker)                 Gary Johnson ’09 (Sid Rich)
Alicia Burns-Wright ’08 (Jones)          Melissa Kidonakis '07 (Will Rice)
Maggy Britton ’09 (Will Rice)                Steven Loh ’10 (Martel)
Sean Britton ’08 (Jones)                           Amber Makhani ’12 (Duncan)
Anya Bolshakov ’15 (Duncan)                Travis Mason ’09 (Martel)
Victor Brooks ’09 (Jones)                         Rachel Mis ’10 (Will Rice)
Teddy Bucher ’08 (Jones)                         Akash Morrison ’13 (Will Rice)
Dean Burke ’08 (Baker)                              Jonathan Myers ’12 (Will Rice)
Annie Conderacci ’08 (Lovett)              Josh Ozer ’11 (Will Rice)
Clint Corcoran ’07 (Will Rice)               Kristen Hallberg Reavis ’10 (Sid Rich)
Sean Cowan ’08 (Sid Rich)                       Dale Swartz ’09 (Jones)
Priyanka Duvvuru ’14 (Hanszen)         Mallory Johnson Swartz ’09 (Jones)
Sparky Frost ’07 (Lovett)                          Libby Ulman ’13 (Sid Rich)
Eddie Goodreau ’08 (Wiess)                   Adrienne Waddell ’12 (Sid Rich)
Lindsay Goodreau ’08 (Sid Rich)         Ellie Weeks ’14 (Jones)
Arianna Hatchett ’12 (Baker)                 Alexander Wyatt ’11 (Lovett)
Bradley Houston ’10 (Baker)                   Liz Young ’12 (Baker)

Why We Give

“Rice has given me so much - it is an integral part of who I am. I want Rice to keep doing that for students, and I keep supporting Rice so I can be a part of that enormous effect in folks' lives.”
— Alicia Burns-Wright ’08 
Young Alumni Leadership Council


“The alumni who came before us made my experience possible through their philanthropy, so each year I choose to give back to the university as a way of thanking donors and supporting current and future Owls.” 

— Priyanka Duvvuru ’14 (Hanzsen)
Young Alumni Leadership Council


“I will always have a deep connection to Rice, and because my student experience meant so much to me, I feel compelled to give to the university every year.” 

— Steven Loh ’10 (Martel)
Young Alumni Leadership Council


“Every gift has a meaningful impact on the entire Rice community!” 

— Akash Morrison ’13 (Will Rice)
Young Alumni Leadership Council

Be a part of something big!

"I give back so that students can forge their own unique experiences at Rice."

- Anya Bolshakov '15 (Duncan)
Young Alumni Leadership Council

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