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Individual Gifts

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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Giving Opportunities

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Learn more about the Baker Institute’s membership forum, which supports the mission of the institute and offers members exclusive access to experts and events.
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Major Gifts
Major gifts provide the funds necessary for the Baker Institute to explore new areas of study and research, and expand current programs.

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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Corporate Support
Corporations can become involved with the institute in a number of ways and see the benefit from the research conducted by our fellows and scholars.
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Endowment gifts provide the Baker Institute with permanent resources that support research programs, fellows and scholars.

Other Ways to Give

Help shape the future with better solutions to the many policy challenges that the world faces. You can make a difference by providing current or program-specific support to the Baker Institute to advance knowledge and scholarship in critical research areas. There are many ways for you to impact the work of the Baker Institute by making a gift.


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