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  • 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.

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The support of Rice's loyal donors is the catalyst for our growth and excellence. Their generosity invigorates our research efforts and opens new doors of educational opportunity to our students. Our commitment to excel as a leading private university is intensified by this support, and we are deeply grateful for their role in helping shape Rice's next 100 years of achievement.

Learn how other Rice friends and alumni have made an impact through their gift plans, get valuable information about different planned gifts or read illustrations of various types of gifts to find out how your gift can benefit you and Rice.

To Rice Be True Features

  • A Three-Dimensional Education
    A Three-Dimensional Education
    For many engineers, the Navier-Stokes equation is commonly used to model things like weather patterns, aircraft design...
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  • The Ins and Outs of Charitable Designations
    The Ins and Outs of Charitable Designations
    When you are planning your estate, it is important to think about how the estate will affect your beneficiaries. In addition...
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  • When Rice Chooses You: A 'To Rice Be True' Story
    When Rice Chooses You: A 'To Rice Be True' Story
    Students often choose Rice for its exceptional qualities: excellent research opportunities, access to faculty, residential college life and more. Yet for Teveia Barnes '75, her decision to attend came with a twist.
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  • Driven to succeed: A 'To Rice Be True' Story
    Driven to succeed: A 'To Rice Be True' Story
    Rosemary Rodd '63 struggled financially to put herself through college. After spending one year at Rice, she left to work full-time as a secretary, eventually taking night classes at another university. Over 50 years later, Rosemary returned to Rice to fund a scholarship, hoping to help students just like her.
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  • Family Values in Action: A 'To Rice Be True' Story
    Family Values in Action: A 'To Rice Be True' Story
    For Ann Hightower '80, Rice equals family. By blending deferred gifts with current gifts that have immediate impact, Ann is putting her family values — generosity among them — into action.
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  • Rice Inside and Out: A 'To Rice Be True' Story
    Rice Inside and Out: A 'To Rice Be True' Story
    Texas native Russ Pitman '58 enjoys what one might call an "Owl's-eye view" of Rice University over the last half-century — a perspective that can only come from deep, personal experience. Indeed, as an alumnus, staff member and dedicated supporter, Russ knows Rice inside and out.
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  • Fulfilling Their Highest Purpose: A 'To Rice Be True' Story
    Fulfilling Their Highest Purpose: A 'To Rice Be True' Story
    What advice would Jim Crownover '65 give a student accepted to Rice? "Bring your A-game," he says, because Rice will challenge you in the best way possible.
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  • Giving from the Heart: A 'To Rice Be True' Story
    Giving from the Heart: A 'To Rice Be True' Story
    Mel Hildebrandt '55 and his wife Margaret came to Rice by different paths, but they are united in their motivation for supporting the university.
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  • Investing in the future through gift planning
    Investing in the future through gift planning
    Mike Carter '66 made a career of calculating the value of retirement benefits. He and wife Lynette know that you can't put a price on a great education.
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  • Gene Mutschler '69
    Gene Mutschler '69
    Tuned In to Giving Back
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  • Frank '63 and Lynda Harper Kelly '63
    Frank '63 and Lynda Harper Kelly '63
    Paying it Forward
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  • Mavis '66 and Gary '66 Anderson
    Mavis '66 and Gary '66 Anderson
    A Rice Legacy that Sets the Stage for Students Today and Tomorrow
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  • Ruth '72 and David Rusk
    Ruth '72 and David Rusk
    A Personal Investment in the Future
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  • Carl and Lillian Illig
    Carl and Lillian Illig
    Grateful Rice Graduates' Generosity Supports Nanotechnology Scholars
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  • Joe Durrenberger '56
    Joe Durrenberger '56
    Rice Basketball Legend Sets Coming Generations Up to Score
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  • Ginny Rorschach
    Ginny Rorschach
    A Lasting Legacy for a Devoted Professor
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  • Morris Rapoport
    Morris Rapoport
    You know when you meet a really warm person — the sort of individual who immediately puts you at ease? That's Morris Rapoport.
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  • Linda and Bob Shepherd '70
    Linda and Bob Shepherd '70
    Going the Distance: Planned Gift Honors Those Who Paved Their Way
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  • Joan and Bob Easton
    Joan and Bob Easton
    A Legacy of Inspiration
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  • Bert '55 and Ann Bordovsky Link '56
    Bert '55 and Ann Bordovsky Link '56
    Linked for Life: One Couple's Journey Back to Rice and Houston.
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  • Dr. Alan Taylor '78
    Dr. Alan Taylor '78
    A Challenge Worth Taking
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  • Ira and Patricia Gruber
    Ira and Patricia Gruber
    Ira Gruber, the Harris Masterson, Jr. Professor of History Emeritus, and his wife Patricia know better than most what a special place Rice is.
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  • Homer Borgstedte '57
    Homer Borgstedte '57
    Homer Borgstedte '57 knows all about teamwork.
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  • Dr. Clint Johnson '64
    Dr. Clint Johnson '64
    Dr. Clint Johnson '64 has been an economics professor at the University of Central Arkansas for more than 30 years, and he has no difficulty remembering the names of his sophomore-year professors at Rice.
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  • Margaret Pack
    Margaret Pack
    As an aviation machinist's mate during World War II, Margaret Pack '50 helped keep U.S. Naval planes humming.
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