24-Hour Challenge

6,448
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$2,001,319
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This campaign was funded on April 12, 2024!

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Chloe Walker photoChloe Walker matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $5

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100

An Anonymous DonorRichard Johnson matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Rice Green Fund

An Anonymous DonorRicky Mercado matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Kinesiology Initiative Fund

An Anonymous DonorJJ Heldmann matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for KTRU - Rice Radio

An Anonymous DonorJames J. Ling matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1998

An Anonymous DonorGary Chiles ‘86 & Amy Sutton ’89 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Owl Club Athletic Fund

An Anonymous DonorWalt Greenberg '78 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Owl Club Athletic Fund

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50,000Just for Owl Club Athletic Fund
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An Anonymous DonorSummer Nijjer gave $50 because 5 donors gaveJust for Betty and Jacob Friedman Holistic Garden

Liz Young photoLiz Young gave $100 because 50 donors gaveJust for Class of 2012

An Anonymous DonorSummer Nijjer gave $100 because 10 donors gaveJust for Wiess School of Natural Sciences

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $500 because $500 was given by donorsJust for Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen

An Anonymous DonorRich Family Endowment gave $2,000 because 20 donors gaveJust for Center for Civic Leadership- Giving to Learn

An Anonymous DonorGraduate Liberal Studies Alumni Association Board gave $2,500 because 40 donors gaveJust for Graduate Liberal Studies Gift Fund

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $2,500 because $2,500 was given by donorsJust for Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen

An Anonymous DonorTwo anonymous donors gave $4,000 because 100 donors gaveJust for Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP)

An Anonymous DonorThe Humanities Advisory Board gave $15,000 because 100 donors gaveJust for School of Humanities Excellence Fund

An Anonymous DonorGlasscock School Advisory Board gave $20,000 because 100 donors gaveJust for Glasscock School for Continuing Studies Fund

An Anonymous DonorShelly Cyprus gave $20,000 because $20,000 was given by donorsJust for Shepherd School of Music Student Travel Fund

An Anonymous DonorSteve Smith '76 & Diana Go and Jumee & David Park III '85 gave $25,000 because 150 donors gaveJust for OpenStax

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $34,000 because 100 donors gaveJust for Rice360 Institute for Global Health Technologies

An Anonymous DonorEngineering Advisory Board gave $100,000 because 250 donors gaveJust for George R. Brown School of Engineering
About

On Thursday, April 11, 2024, support the amazing Owls and essential resources that make the Rice community so special! When 4,000 alumni and student donors make a gift, Walt Greenberg ’78 will contribute an additional $300,000 to Rice.

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We did it! 💥

Thanks to your support, we reached our goal of 4,000 alumni and student donors, unlocking an additional $300,000 gift from Walt Greenberg '78.  

64 days ago by Chad Shanks
Almost there! ⏳

With just four hours left to go, the Rice community has stepped up
and we are so close to reaching our goal of 4,000 alumni and student donors!

64 days ago by Chad Shanks
Half way there!

We're more than half way to our goal of 4,000 alumni and student donors! Thank you to those who have given so far.

64 days ago by Chad Shanks
Today is the 24-Hour Challenge!

The wait? OVER. The stakes? HIGH. ❗📣 When 4,000 alumni and student donors make a gift, Walt Greenberg ’78 will donate $300,000 to Rice. Support the people and programs that make a Rice education extraordinary. Let’s go!

65 days ago by Chad Shanks
It's almost time!

Let’s make some noise! Rice’s 24-Hour Challenge is tomorrow, April 11. You can make your gift early and help us jumpstart the momentum! 💙 #1Day1Rice

65 days ago by Mayra Castillo

Residential College ChallengeThe residential colleges with the highest participation among their alumni and students will earn a portion of $10,000 from an anonymous donor — first earns $5,000, second earns $3,000 and third earns $2,000!
Residential CollegeDonors%
Duncan College664.2%
Hanszen College4068.4%
Sid Richardson College3097.4%
Martel College1146.1%
Will Rice College3597.6%
Lovett College3077.2%
Jones College4409.3%
Baker College3517.6%
Brown College2776.7%
Wiess College2796.1%
McMurtry College19412.1%
Donors by Affiliation
Rice AffiliationDonorsRaised ($)
Friends533$77,027
Parents670$157,626
Faculty/Staff629$79,141
Graduate Alumni1020$250,559
Students371$12,912
Undergraduate Alumni3647$938,420
Best Performing Fund Pages
DonorsDonorsRaised ($)
SRUW Endowment for Fondren Library33$2,010
Rice Thresher Gift Fund35$3,290
Graduate Student Community, Excellence, and Recruitment Fund11$1,600
Rice Green Fund27$4,372
Glasscock School for Continuing Studies Fund84$38,416
Rice Emerging Scholars Program21$3,231
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Excellence Fund22$2,660
Baker Institute24$2,495
Association of Rice University Black Alumni (ARUBA) Legacy Endowment Fund20$2,810
Dean’s Fund for Engineering Excellence49$116,233
Association of Rice University Black Alumni (ARUBA) Excellence Fund40$3,053
Rice Venture Fund14$3,585
Brown College99$13,343
Rice Alumni Pride Award Endowment20$2,980
Biochemistry and Cell Biology Graduate Student Association17$1,260
Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Student Groups (NOMAS) & (ARC)21$4,200
Rice University Emergency Medical Services10$1,175
Residential College Life48$12,477
Center for Career Development (CCD)14$1,650
Materials Science and NanoEngineering Department Excellence Fund12$545
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Student Association20$1,195
Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship22$39,655
Raymond Johnson Graduate Fellowship in Mathematics10$1,370
Wiess College82$12,725
Will Rice College106$11,350
Kinesiology Initiative Fund17$1,435
Kinder Institute for Urban Research16$775
Betty and Jacob Friedman Holistic Garden15$1,205
Rice Business Fund182$34,965
SOLAR – Raíces a Ramas Endowment24$1,044
Rice Center for Engineering Leadership43$5,529
The BioEngineering Excellence Fund12$3,076
Rice University Adaptive Skating10$475
Rice Business Alumni Programs8$410
Center for Teaching Excellence12$935
KTRU - Rice Radio46$3,942
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department Excellence Fund36$3,485
Rice University Student Health13$1,925
Rice Philharmonics14$2,550
Architecture Course Travel Fund29$10,755
Computational Applied Mathematics and Operations Research Department Excellence Fund13$515
Tapia Center48$14,234
Duncan College50$3,930
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship17$2,371
Hanszen College230$27,327
BioSciences Graduate Student Diversity Enhancement Fund7$1,050
Other133$16,996
Indian Students at Rice5$725
Rice Engineering Alumni (REA)117$10,712
Center for Civic Leadership- Giving to Learn24$3,195
Human Impacts on the Earth19$1,970
Society of Rice University Women (SRUW) Scholarship Endowment Fund38$2,740
Rice Business Professional and Executive MBA Scholarship Fund3$250
Sid Richardson College160$14,453
Latin American Graduate Student Association40$930
McMurtry College235$13,738
Fondren Library118$16,020
Rice Coffeehouse13$750
Deans Discretionary Fund135$70,030
The Campanile4$260
Undergraduate Business Studies Fund5$175
Summer Immersion Program4$625
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Excellence Fund35$3,380
Rice Architecture's William T. Cannady Hall Tech and Furnishings Fund6$835
Student Activities General Fund4$60
Baker College144$15,168
GradGames1$100
Health Care Internship Fund1$50
Master of Accounting9$3,925
Rice Program Council2$50
Rice Women In STEM5$250
Wiess School of Natural Sciences Academic Excellence Fund46$5,895
Rice Olympic Weightlifting Club4$880
Owl Access Early-Arrival Program6$850
Chinese Student Association30$7,125
Society of Latino Alumni of Rice (SOLAR)27$1,311
Owl Club Athletic Fund1019$275,932
Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL)7$1,350
The Marching Owl Band (MOB)50$7,232
PLAT Student Publication0$0
Rice Bikes9$165
Entrepreneurship (Lilie - Liu Idea Lab)11$1,610
Political Science Graduate Student Association25$3,010
Data to Knowledge Lab8$755
Statistics Department Excellence Fund5$295
The Pub at Rice9$1,285
Valhalla46$8,540
Owl Edge Summer Experience Fund2$125
Rice University Club Sports12$1,675
Black Graduate Student Association8$225
Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Association7$348
Dean's Excellence Fund - Architecture36$9,675
Student Wellbeing Office and Rice Counseling Center54$10,825
Mechanical Engineering Department Excellence Fund33$3,090
Tutoring and Academic Support Services10$1,450
Physics and Astronomy Graduate Student Association17$995
Martel College77$5,641
Latinx Grads14$1,400
Robert F. Curl Legacy Fund in Chemistry31$3,495
Rice360 Institute for Global Health Technologies121$73,648
Area of Greatest Need563$181,527
The Access, Opportunity & Inclusion Gift Fund117$16,914
Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP)160$44,366
Military Scholars Program8$1,035
Lovett College114$8,960
Jones College226$20,728
Dean's Excellence Fund181$53,120
Rice Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Student Chapter2$35
Owl Edge Externship Travel Fund5$755
Kid Power2$200
Activate Engineering Communication Program9$1,070
Shepherd School of Music Student Travel Fund120$34,360
Physics Undergraduate Student Summer Support25$4,070
McNair Hall Technology Fund0$0
Undergraduate Scholarships / The Rice Investment469$108,502
Graduate Liberal Studies Gift Fund38$7,090
OpenStax182$35,941
Launch Funding for new Ph.D. Students6$900
The Access, Opportunity & Inclusion Gift Fund117$16,914
Crownover Scholars Program2$75
Rice Pre-Medical Society4$125
The Hoot (Late Night Dining SRB)3$55
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund13$735
Rice University Community of Asian Alumni Legacy Endowment16$1,158
180 Degrees Consulting Rice1$5
ARA Diversity Fund17$21,558
Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen66$13,267
Computer Science Department Excellence Fund28$2,223
Rice Alumni in Medicine (RAM)27$3,820
BRIDGE Initiative (Building Research on Inequality and Diversity to Grow Equity)38$4,450
International MBA Student Scholarship Fund12$1,571
Graduate Student Assocation (GSA)28$2,155
Brazilian Student Association at Rice (BRASA)13$230
Reunion Giving CampaignGifts made by reunion classes count toward their Reunion Giving Campaigns.
ClassDonorsRaised ($)
201489$8,292
199996$21,679
200499$18,557
199497$52,640
201940$3,771
200954$6,833
198971$44,166
198478$18,570
197442$23,280
197956$24,644
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Gradhat icon50%Undergraduate Alumni
Gradhat icon49%Residental College
Gradhat icon14%Graduate Alumni
Book icon6%Students
Parent icon10%Parents
Suitcase icon10%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon9%Friends
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Engineering Advisory Board
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
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generated 2287 clicks and 204 gifts, totaling $57,807
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Anonymous
Heart icon matched 255 gifts for a total of $50,000
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Anonymous
Gave $34,000 during a Challenge!
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Steve Smith '76 & Diana Go and Jumee & David Park III '85
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
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Shelly Cyprus
Gave $20,000 during a Challenge!
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Glasscock School Advisory Board
Gave $20,000 during a Challenge!
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The Humanities Advisory Board
Gave $15,000 during a Challenge!
Gary Chiles ‘86 & Amy Sutton ’89 photo
Gary Chiles ‘86 & Amy Sutton ’89
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
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Walt Greenberg '78
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000