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Support Student Leadership


The Baker Institute Student Leadership Fund seeks to raise $500,000 this year to support on-campus and overseas internship programs. Donors will have the opportunity to meet with the students they support and to learn more about these programs. Your gift will sustain Rice University's momentum as it moves into a second century, and ensure the Baker Institute can offer internships to aspiring young leaders.

Molly and James W. Crownover '66 believe so strongly in the importance of these programs that they have made a lead gift of $100,000 in support of the Baker Institute's internship program at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI).

The Baker Institute also supports student internships and initiatives on campus, as well as in other locations that include Washington, D.C., the Middle East and Morocco.

Crownover, who serves on the Baker Institute Board of Advisors and formerly as chair of the Rice University Board of Trustees, is leading a campaign to support the Baker Institute Student Leadership Fund.

Please join the Crownovers in making a contribution to the Baker Institute Student Leadership Fund by:

For further information, please contact the Baker Institute development office at

Thank you very much for your consideration and support of these important programs.