Owl Club

Ways to Give

The easiest way to make your gift may be by using our online giving form.

If you wish to send a personal check by mail, please make checks payable to Rice Athletics and include the gift designation in the memo line to the following address:

Rice University Athletics
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892

Make an Honorary Gift
Honorary gifts can be a thoughtful way to show your appreciation for someone or for commemorating a significant event. Donations can be made online here, or mailed to the address listed below. Those being honored will be notified of your gift, so please include the name and address of the honoree so that we may notify them of your thoughtfulness.

Rice University Athletics
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892

Make a Memorial Gift
Memorial gifts can help ensure a person's legacy will continue or honor the wishes of the departed. These gifts may be made online here, or mailed to the address listed below in the sample obituary language. Please include the name of the memorialized, along with the name and address of the individual(s) to whom you would like acknowledgment sent. For those who would like to include donation information for Rice in an obituary, please see the sample language below:

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be designated to the preferred Rice Athletics fund/area/department. These gifts may be made online at giving.rice.edu or mailed to:

Rice University Athletics
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892

Make a Gift of Securities
Thank you for considering a gift of securities in support of Rice. It is almost always to your advantage to contribute long-term appreciated securities directly to Rice, rather than selling them and donating the proceeds of the sale, for the following reasons:

  • You may be able to claim the full market value of donated shares as a charitable deduction on your income tax.
  • You may be able to avoid paying capital gains tax on the increase in the value of your shares given to Rice.
  • Please consult your tax professional for more information.

To contribute securities directly to Rice, please notify us of your intentions to transfer stock so we may identify, allocate and acknowledge your gift. To do so, please contact:

Brian Mann, Associate Athletic Director for Development
Email: bmann@rice.edu
Phone: 713-348-6922

Mailing address:
Rice University Athletics
Attn: Brian Mann
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892

If your securities reside with a bank, trust, brokerage house or corporation: Please complete the Stock Instruction Letter. Send the original to your broker and send a copy of it to Rice. If your broker requires the use of their form, please send a copy to Rice, along with a note indicating the designation of your gift.

If you hold the paper certificates: Please mail the unsigned stock certificates and a completed Stock and Bond Power Form and a Stock Transfer Form to Rice. The stock certificates should be certified mailed separately-and at the same time-to the mailing address above. Please also include a note indicating the designation of your gift.

  • If the stock is registered in more than one name, each person must sign the forms.
  • If you are giving more than one type

Note: Raymond James & Associates Inc. is Rice's primary broker and will accept securities from any financial institution.

Make a Gift Via Wire Transfer/ACH
Donors may wish to make a gift to Rice via electronic transfer, which may be especially convenient for international donors.

If you would like to make a gift via an electronic transfer, please contact Sandy Wilkerson at swilkerson@rice.edu or 713.348.4696 for detailed bank instructions.

To ensure proper and timely credit of your gift, please send a copy of the wire transfer instructions to Sandy Wilkerson once the transfer has been completed through your financial institution. Send a copy via mail to:

Rice University
Office of Development MS-81
c/o Sandy Wilkerson
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892

Email: swilkerson@rice.edu
Fax: 713.348.5166

Corporate Matching Gifts
Corporate matching gifts are a great way for Rice University alumni, parents and friends to maximize personal contributions and increase the impact of their gift. By taking advantage of a company's matching gift benefit, you may be able to double or even triple the amount of a contribution!

To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please contact your Human Resources office or enter your employer's name in our Matching Gift Database. Matching Gifts Database provided exclusively by HEPdata.

Planned Giving
In addition to outright gifts of cash and securities, there are other ways to give that may be more suitable to your needs and objectives. For information about gifts that provide you with payments for life and benefit Rice later or gifts that cost you nothing now and benefit Rice later , please contact Josh Thiel, 713.348.3561/jjt4@rice.edu or Brian Mann, 713.348.6922/bmann@rice.edu. You may also visit Rice University's gift planning site for a comprehensive overview of gift planning vehicles that suit your particular situation.

Faculty and Staff Giving: For Rice, By Rice
As a Rice employee, you are part of what makes Rice one of the top universities in our country and why Rice is consistently ranked as one of Houston's best places to work. Thank you for considering a gift to Rice Athletics, where you can support the academic and athletic pursuits of Rice student-athletes.

  • Online: You may make your gift through our online giving form.
  • Payroll Deduction: Give conveniently through one-time or ongoing payroll deduction by visiting Esther.
  • Mail: Submit this form by campus mail to Faculty and Staff Giving - MS 83.
  • Phone: Contact Tyler Maines, Associate Director, Rice Owl Club, at 713.348.5086 or tdm3@rice.edu.

To discuss future gifts to Rice of your retirement plan assets, life insurance or gifts through your will or revocable trust, contact the Office of Gift Planning at 713.348.4624 or learn more here.

Any further questions may be directed to the Rice Owl Club at 713-348-OWLS (Option 2) or riceowlclub@rice.edu.

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