Support the Institute

Since its inception in 1993, Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy has established itself as one of the leading nonpartisan public policy think tanks in the country. The institute's success would not have been possible without the generous support of our donors.



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Your generous donations help the institute bridge the world of ideas and the world of action by providing resources that support the research of our fellows and scholars, and introduce students to the world of public policy.

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Join the Roundtable

Visit our Roundtable page to learn more about the Baker Institute’s premier membership forum, which offers unique opportunities to engage with fellows and policy-minded peers. For young professionals, there’s the Emerging Leaders or Associate Roundtable.

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Join the Emerging Leaders or Associate Roundtable

If you’re between the ages of 21 and 45, passionate about the major political and public policy issues of our time, and want the opportunity to network with industry leaders and your peers, then our young professionals organization is for you.

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Major Gifts

Major gifts provide the funds necessary for the Baker Institute to explore new areas of study and research, expand current programs, and assure adequate resources are available for the institute’s cutting-edge research.

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Endowment gifts provide the Baker Institute with permanent resources that support research programs, fellows and scholars.

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Corporate Support

The Baker Institute offers corporations a number of ways to become involved with the institute and see the benefit from the research conducted by our fellows and scholars.

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Planned Giving

The Captain James Addison Baker Society was created by Rice University to recognize the foresight and generosity of alumni and friends who have named the Baker Institute or Rice University as a beneficiary of a will, revocable trust, retirement plan, life insurance policy or life-income gift, such as in a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust.

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Support Students

One of the Baker Institute’s central missions is to engage students, the next generation of policymakers. Join James Crownover '66 in supporting Baker Institute student initiatives.

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Other Ways to Give

The Baker Institute and Leadership Rice team up to provide summer internships at the French Institute of International Relations in Paris and Brussels. Selected Rice undergraduates study topics as diverse as energy, the environment and the European Union.

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