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Roundtable Young Professionals

Roundtable Emerging Leaders

Join the Roundtable Young Professionals (RYP) at the Emerging Leaders level — the premier annual membership forum for donors under 45.

The Emerging Leaders is an exclusive, policy-minded group interested in the defining issues of our time. As a member, you receive all the benefits of a Colleague-level Roundtable membership as well as invitations to private receptions with our notable speakers and fellows. Past events addressed issues such as health care reform and marijuana decriminalization, and featured speakers including Bill Clinton, Condoleezza Rice and Tony Blair.

Membership privileges apply to a couple or an individual plus a guest.

Emerging Leaders ($500)

  • Networking opportunities with Baker Institute experts, guests and young professionals
  • Invitations to member-exclusive events, including annual Fall Reception with Baker Institute fellows and scholars
  • Admission to receptions at select Baker Institute events
  • Admission to all Emerging Leaders and Associate Roundtable happy hour events for free
  • Complimentary parking at Baker Institute events
  • Opportunity to run for election for an officer position, join subcommittees and attend quarterly leadership meetings

Emerging Leaders University ($350)

Members at this level receive all of the Emerging Leaders-level benefits, discounted for Rice alumni, faculty and staff; military veterans; local, state and federal government employees; and nonprofit employees (with valid proof of employment).

Rice University faculty and staff: please contact us for payroll deduction options.


Associate Roundtable

The Baker Institute also offers a $100 annual membership to the Associate Roundtable, which, like the Emerging Leaders, is designed for young professionals between the ages of 21 and 45 who are passionate about the major political and public policy issues of our time and want the opportunity to network with industry leaders and peers. Since 2005, the Associate Roundtable has addressed the interests and goals of today’s rising leaders by offering a diverse slate of opportunities, including social events and access to Baker Institute fellows and scholars.

Membership privileges apply to an individual.

Associate Roundtable ($100)

  • Networking opportunities with Baker Institute experts, guests and young professionals
  • Admission to two Associate Roundtable happy hour events per year for free
  • Complimentary parking for Baker Institute events



Become a Member Today

We invite you to join us at our events or contact the Baker Institute development office at 713-348-8087 for more information.