24-Hour Giving Challenge on June 1

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AN IMPACTFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR THE OWL CLUB

Inspired by the annual university-wide giving challenge, an anonymous donor has provided a tremendous incentive for fans of Rice Athletics. If 1,000 donors designate their 24-Hour Challenge gift to the Owl Club on June 1, Rice Athletics will receive a generous gift of $100,000. 

By giving to the Owl Club during the 24-Hour Challenge, fans of Rice Athletics can also make a profound impact on Rice University. Each Owl Club donor counts towards the university-wide challenge of 6,000 donors for $600,000 to the Rice Annual Fund.

Learn more at www.giving.rice.edu/1day1rice.

WHAT COUNTS

Gifts of any amount from undergraduate alumni, graduate alumni, faculty, staff, retirees, parents, and friends will contribute to the Owl Club's goal of 1,000 donors.

HOW YOUR GIFT ELEVATES RICE ATHLETICS

Gifts to the Owl Club supply the core support resources necessary to develop and sustain structural competitive advantages for Rice Athletics. Dollars raised by the Owl Club directly impact the experiences of Rice student-athletes through the provision of scholarships, academic services, resources for sports medicine and sports performance, nutrition, equipment, team travel, and more.

TRANSFORMATIVE IMPACT

In addition to providing essential support for Rice Athletics and its student-athletes, your generosity will...

  • Increase Rice University's philanthropic participation rate, a large factor in U.S. News & World Report's annual college rankings. Last year, Rice climbed three spots to No. 15 in the prestigious publication.
  • Improve Rice University's ability to secure research grants from corporations and organizations.
  • Affirm your confidence in the long-term value of a Rice University education.
  • Reinforce a commitment to Division I athletics as an activity that yields advantageous value propositions for Rice student-athletes upon graduation.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

If you have any questions about making a gift to the Owl Club as part of the 24-Hour Challenge, please contact the Owl Club at riceowlclub@rice.edu or 713-348-6957 (Option 2).