About the Roundtable

The Roundtable is the Baker Institute’s premier membership forum, dedicated to advancing the mission of the institute. Through annual giving, members of this group foster community engagement in some of the most pressing public policy challenges while interacting with world leaders, national decision-makers and leading researchers. Laura Bellows, Jose Lima and Steve Miller chair the Roundtable with honorary co-chairs Susan Baker and Y. Ping Sun.

To join the Roundtable, register online now or complete the Roundtable membership form and mail it to the address on the form.

Young professionals can join the Emerging Leaders or Associate Roundtable to connect with policy leaders and participate in networking opportunities at a variety of social and informational events — click here to join.

To discuss the benefits of Roundtable membership at any level, please email the Baker Institute development office at roundtable@rice.edu.

Membership Levels

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

    Fair market value (FMV) of benefit received: $100. Tax-deductible contribution: $1,150.

    • Invitations to member-exclusive events, including annual Fall Reception with Baker Institute fellows and scholars
    • Baker Institute Annual Report
    • Complimentary parking at Baker Institute events

    Fair market value (FMV) of benefit received: $200. Tax-deductible contribution: $2,300.

    • Invitation to annual Roundtable Dinner hosted by Ambassador David M. Satterfield, director of the Baker Institute
    • Invitations to member-exclusive events, including annual Fall Reception with Baker Institute fellows and scholars
    • Baker Institute Annual Report
    • Complimentary parking at Baker Institute events

    Fair market value (FMV) of benefit received: $200. Tax-deductible contribution: $4,800.

    • Invitations to select private events with Baker Institute speakers and program participants
    • Reserved seating at Baker Institute events
    • Invitation to annual Roundtable Dinner hosted by Ambassador David M. Satterfield, director of the Baker Institute
    • Invitations to member-exclusive events, including annual Fall Reception with Baker Institute fellows and scholars
    • Baker Institute Annual Report
    • Complimentary parking at Baker Institute events

    Fair market value (FMV) of benefit received: $250. Tax-deductible Contribution: $9,750.

    • Invitation to an exclusive event with a Baker Institute fellow or guest speaker
    • Invitations to select private events with Baker Institute speakers and program participants
    • Reserved seating at Baker Institute events
    • Invitation to annual Roundtable Dinner hosted by Ambassador David M. Satterfield, director of the Baker Institute
    • Invitations to member-exclusive events, including annual Fall Reception with Baker Institute fellows and scholars
    • Baker Institute Annual Report
    • Complimentary parking at Baker Institute events

    Fair market value (FMV) of benefit received: $350. Tax-deductible contribution: $24,650.

    • May bring up to three guests to events (for a total of four seats)
    • Annual one-hour private meeting with a Baker Institute resident fellow of choice with up to three guests
    • Invitation to annual luncheon hosted by Ambassador David M. Satterfield, director of the Baker Institute
    • Invitation to an exclusive event with a Baker Institute fellow or guest speaker
    • Invitations to select private events with Baker Institute speakers and program participants
    • Reserved seating at Baker Institute events
    • Invitation to annual Roundtable Dinner hosted by Ambassador David M. Satterfield, director of the Baker Institute
    • Invitations to member-exclusive events, including annual Fall Reception with Baker Institute fellows and scholars
    • Baker Institute Annual Report
    • Complimentary parking at Baker Institute events

    All of the Colleague-level benefits, discounted for Rice faculty, staff and retirees; 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.

    Fair market value (FMV) of benefit received: $100. Tax-deductible contribution: $525.

    • Invitations to member-exclusive events, including annual Fall Reception with Baker Institute fellows and scholars
    • Baker Institute Annual Report
    • Complimentary parking at Baker Institute events

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