Maximize the impact of your gift to the Rice Business Fund or other Dean’s priorities by joining the Leadership Society. Recognition at one of these levels is based on unrestricted gifts to the Rice Business Fund or a restricted gift to another priority within the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, during the past fiscal year (July-June) or year to date for the present fiscal year.  Individual donors will receive soft credit for corporate matching gifts, donor advised funds, or private foundations.

  • Chair’s Circle ($50,000+)
    • An annual invitation to a private strategic conversation with the dean
    • Join other members of the Chair’s Circle with a VIP invitation for two to a Houston performing arts event, with a pre- or post- dinner with the dean
    • Join other members of the Chair’s Circle with a VIP invitation for two to a Rice University game, with a pre- or post-dinner with the dean
    • Monthly leadership communication from the dean
    • All Visionary benefits
  • Visionary ($25,000+)
    • VIP seating to Jones School speaker events and VIP invitation to pre- or post-dinner and/or cocktails
    • All Strategist benefits
  • Strategist ($10,000+)
    • Invitation to a panel presentation or round table with Jones School leadership to discuss state of school and vision moving forward
    • Semi-annual leadership communication from the dean
    • All Advisor benefits
  • Advisor ($5,000+)
    • Invitation to Jones School networking opportunities with alumni and friends
    • All Benefactor benefits
  • Benefactor ($2,500 –$4,999)
    • Invitation to one Rice sporting event with alumni, staff and friends of the Jones School
    • Annual leadership communication from the dean
    • Inclusion in a McNair Hall Wall of Honor
  • Ambassador ($1,000+ for alumni five years out or less and class and corporate ambassadors)
    • All benefits at the Benefactor level

Benefits for all Alumni

Please know that all gifts to the Rice Business Fund are greatly appreciated and, collectively, make an enormous impact on the Jones School community. Robust participation in the Rice Business Fund is critical to how we are assessed as a school, both within our community and externally, and inspires others to participate. As a friend to the Jones School we offer the following engagement opportunities to all members of our community:

  • Lifelong engagement
    • Alumni events both locally and regionally
    • Alumni events related to Reunion and Homecoming
    • Alumni lunches at select companies in Houston
    • Invitations to all-school events featuring top business thought leaders with networking receptions
    • Engagement with the Jones School community through numerous social media sites
    • Opportunities to speak in classrooms, mentor students, open access to career services through the Jones School job board, online libraries on careers and industries, and individual mentoring
  • Lifelong Learning
    • Semi-annual Rice Business magazine
    • Rice Business Wisdom, our online ideas magazine, featuring peer-reviewed business research delivered into a brief, lively and easy-to-read format
    • Opportunity to audit any class at the Jones School at minimal cost
    • 20 percent discount on Executive Education Open Enrollment Programs
    • Alumni discount at the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies