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MAXIMIZE your philanthropic goals

  • Make a difference in people's lives and always be remembered for your contribution.
  • Benefit yourself, your family and Rice University with your planned gift.
  • Help us fulfill Rice's mission of providing world-class education and research for years and generations to come.

Gift Planning

Be Bold: The Campaign for Rice
Learn more about our bold vision to advance knowledge, ignite creativity and make an extraordinary impact on our world.
Beneficiary Designation Gifts
You can designate us as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy.
Rollover your IRA for Rice
Congress recently enacted a permanent extension of the IRA Charitable Rollover. As a result, you can make an IRA rollover gift this year and beyond.
To Rice Be True Features
To Rice Be True Features
Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to Rice and others. Explore the many benefits of charitable gift planning.
The SECURE Act of 2019
In December of 2019, Congress passed the SECURE Act. The Act has changed the age that retirees are required to take their minimum distributions from 70 to age 72 for those who reach age 70 after December 31, 2019.
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
Many Rice supporters are asking how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will affect charitable giving. For an in-depth look, you can read our brochure or if you have specific questions, please contact our team in the Office of Gift Planning at 713-348-4624 or [email protected].
The Captain James A. Bakers Society
Captain James A. Baker Society
The Captain James A. Baker Society was created to recognize the foresight and generosity of alumni and friends who have named Rice University as a beneficiary of a will, revocable trust, retirement plan, life insurance policy, or life-income gift, such as a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust.