The 2022-23 Rice United Way Campaign

One smile and someone feels safe. One encouraging word and a child grows. One brick and a home takes shape. One outstretched hand and someone is back on their feet. Success is the work of many, but it starts with one. One voice. One word. One decision. One person who cares.

Will you be one who sees a need in our community and pledges to do something about it?

One person really can change the world, one person at a time. It begins with you, and it only takes a minute.

Please make a pledge now. Thank you.


Helping our neighbors thrive

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United Way is focused on:

Rice United Way Campaign Committee

Robert Ladd
Robert Ladd

Honorary Chair

Reginald DesRoches
Reginald DesRoches

Honorary Chair

Doug Natelson
Doug Natelson

Faculty Chair

Susann Glenn, Staff Chair
Susann Glenn

Staff Chair

Diana Strassman
Diana Strassmann

Lead Donors Co-Chair

Michael Webster
Michael Webster

Lead Donors Co-Chair

Greg Marshall
Greg Marshall

Campaign Manager


Vice Chairs

Division Vice Chair(s) Email
Academic Affairs Jennifer Wilson
Architecture John Casbarian
Athletics Stacy Mosely and Mike Melendez,
Baker Institute Ben Stevenson
Business - -
Continuing Studies Kim Raptis
Development Toni Parker
Doerr Institute Lillie Besozzi
Engineering Stephanie Post
Enrollment Rhonda Kazowski
FE&P Pat Dwyer
Finance & Administration Hollie Evans
Fondren Library Mary Brower and Keith Chapman,
Graduates & Postdocs Pia Byrd
Housing and Dining Diana DeSantiago
Humanities Jeff Kripal
Information Technology Liz Brigman
Investments Darren Britt
Kinder Institute Sam Hebert
Moody Center Joel Thompson
Music Jennifer Overton
Natural Sciences Rachel Miller
President Ryan Kirksey
Provost Brad Blunt
Public Affairs Kim Lawrence
Research William Turner
Social Sciences Amy Krodel
Global and Digital Strategy Meredith Bonner