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RE: Be Bold: The Campaign for Rice
This afternoon was the announcement of the Athletics component of the Be Bold campaign:

Quote:Dear Rice Family,

A short while ago, President Leebron announced to our Rice community the launch of a comprehensive capital campaign - Be Bold: The Campaign for Rice. This is the largest university fundraising effort in our history as Rice aims to raise $2 billion in support of initiatives across campus by the end of 2025.

In conjunction with the university campaign, I am excited to announce the launch of our $100 million athletics campaign. This historic campaign launches fresh on the heels of our recent move to join the American Athletic Conference and carries forward our tremendous momentum as we approach a new era in Rice Athletics.

The campaign presents an opportunity for every member of our Rice Family to get involved and provide support as we ramp up to compete for championships as members of the American Athletic Conference. Our three campaign priorities as are follows:
- Modernize athletics facilities to transform the experiences for Rice student-athletes and fans, led by a renovation of historic Rice Stadium.
- Fund athletic endowments for coaches, scholarships, and programs that will provide a foundation for sustained excellence in all sports.
- Grow annual support to the Owl Club Athletic Fund and Rice Athletics Scholarship Fund to exceed $3 million by campaign close in 2025.

Growing support of our two primary annual funds, the Owl Club Athletic Fund and Rice Athletics Scholarship Fund, is more critical than ever to ensure our student-athletes are prepared to compete for championships from day one in The American. The university has made a significant investment in athletics to get us to this point, and now we need you to commit to help us grow our annual giving efforts from the $2 million where it stands today, to consistently exceed $3 million annually by campaign close.

Should we achieve this benchmark, when combined with the university’s investment and new conference revenues, our ceiling is very high.

I urge each of you to strongly consider taking the following steps today to pledge your support to the Owl Club Athletic Fund through the duration of the campaign:
1. Visit http://www.riceowlclub.com/give. Make sure Owl Club Athletic Fund is listed in “designation”.
2. Add a donation amount that you are comfortable supporting as a reuccuring annual gift from now through the end of the campaign on December 31, 2025. Click “Add Donation”.
3. Under Additional Information, select “Recurring gift” and set the gift frequency for annually, ending on 12/31/2025.
4. Continue through and process your commitment in support of the TRUE student-athlete experience.
5. Regardless of the size, your new multi-year commitment to our student-athletes will be difference-making and secure your impact in helping us achieve our landmark $100 million campaign goal.

If you’d prefer to make your commitment with a member of our Owl Club team, please reach out directly to riceowlclub@rice.edu or (713) 348-8425.

From the board of trustees to university leadership to athletics administration, the alignment behind raising the level of excellence in athletics has never been stronger. Our time is NOW! We hope you'll partner with us to capitalize on this unprecedented momentum and propel Rice Athletics to new heights.

Go Owls!

Joe Karlgaard
Director of Athletics, Recreation & Lifetime Fitness
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10-29-2021 04:34 PM
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(10-29-2021 04:04 PM)Frizzy Owl Wrote:  
(10-29-2021 04:00 PM)Hou_Lawyer Wrote:  Glenn Youngkin is a bball alum. Worth $400M. Has he given anything? Or since he's an ( R ), is he off limits?

He gave a building wing, the Youngkin Center.

They'll happily take Republican money.

Hopefully pretty soon they are taking Governor money.
10-29-2021 04:42 PM
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(10-29-2021 04:42 PM)bigowlsfan Wrote:  
(10-29-2021 04:04 PM)Frizzy Owl Wrote:  
(10-29-2021 04:00 PM)Hou_Lawyer Wrote:  Glenn Youngkin is a bball alum. Worth $400M. Has he given anything? Or since he's an ( R ), is he off limits?

He gave a building wing, the Youngkin Center.

They'll happily take Republican money.

Hopefully pretty soon they are taking Governor money.

If he does become governor, that’s quite the success story that Rice athletics and the university in general could tout, if they can get past the Republicans are evil thing.
10-29-2021 05:45 PM
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(10-29-2021 05:45 PM)Frizzy Owl Wrote:  
(10-29-2021 04:42 PM)bigowlsfan Wrote:  
(10-29-2021 04:04 PM)Frizzy Owl Wrote:  
(10-29-2021 04:00 PM)Hou_Lawyer Wrote:  Glenn Youngkin is a bball alum. Worth $400M. Has he given anything? Or since he's an ( R ), is he off limits?

He gave a building wing, the Youngkin Center.

They'll happily take Republican money.

Hopefully pretty soon they are taking Governor money.

If he does become governor, that’s quite the success story that Rice athletics and the university in general could tout, if they can get past the Republicans are evil thing.

I was unaware that Rice University's position is that Republicans are evil. That is terrible and something I completely disagree with. Where did you hear this information so that I can express my disappointment to President Leebron?
10-29-2021 05:58 PM
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(10-29-2021 05:58 PM)mrbig Wrote:  
(10-29-2021 05:45 PM)Frizzy Owl Wrote:  
(10-29-2021 04:42 PM)bigowlsfan Wrote:  
(10-29-2021 04:04 PM)Frizzy Owl Wrote:  
(10-29-2021 04:00 PM)Hou_Lawyer Wrote:  Glenn Youngkin is a bball alum. Worth $400M. Has he given anything? Or since he's an ( R ), is he off limits?

He gave a building wing, the Youngkin Center.

They'll happily take Republican money.

Hopefully pretty soon they are taking Governor money.

If he does become governor, that’s quite the success story that Rice athletics and the university in general could tout, if they can get past the Republicans are evil thing.

I was unaware that Rice University's position is that Republicans are evil. That is terrible and something I completely disagree with. Where did you hear this information so that I can express my disappointment to President Leebron?

I knew I should have used quotation marks.
10-29-2021 06:06 PM
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RE: Be Bold: The Campaign for Rice
(10-29-2021 06:06 PM)Frizzy Owl Wrote:  
(10-29-2021 05:58 PM)mrbig Wrote:  
(10-29-2021 05:45 PM)Frizzy Owl Wrote:  
(10-29-2021 04:42 PM)bigowlsfan Wrote:  
(10-29-2021 04:04 PM)Frizzy Owl Wrote:  He gave a building wing, the Youngkin Center.

They'll happily take Republican money.

Hopefully pretty soon they are taking Governor money.

If he does become governor, that’s quite the success story that Rice athletics and the university in general could tout, if they can get past the Republicans are evil thing.

I was unaware that Rice University's position is that Republicans are evil. That is terrible and something I completely disagree with. Where did you hear this information so that I can express my disappointment to President Leebron?

I knew I should have used quotation marks.

LOL
10-29-2021 07:19 PM
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RE: Be Bold: The Campaign for Rice
(10-29-2021 04:04 PM)Frizzy Owl Wrote:  
(10-29-2021 04:00 PM)Hou_Lawyer Wrote:  Glenn Youngkin is a bball alum. Worth $400M. Has he given anything? Or since he's an ( R ), is he off limits?

He gave a building wing, the Youngkin Center.

They'll happily take Republican money.

In addition to the building wing adjacent to Tudor (which houses the Athletic Department), isn't Youngkin's name the Rec Center?
10-29-2021 09:31 PM
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No, that's named after Barbara and David Gibbs.
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RE: Be Bold: The Campaign for Rice
They want 100M dollars for putting garbage on the field each week?
10-30-2021 03:19 PM
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RE: Be Bold: The Campaign for Rice
Be Bold. Fire Bloomgren today.
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RE: Be Bold: The Campaign for Rice
Tanner Gardner has been calling and leaving text messages for a couple of weeks and just hasn't caught me when I was free.

I owed him a response, and I finally sat down last night and texted him. At this point, i am probably at least as disenchanted with the university as a whole as I am with athletics. I have to say that with hiring Cheo and moving to the AAC, I've seen more positive developments from athletics of late than from the university as a whole. I'll give them a chance to win me back (university and atletics), but if I were a HS senior today, I wouldn't give Rice a look on my way to Notre Dame.
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RE: Be Bold: The Campaign for Rice
What is the money going to be used for?
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(10-30-2021 07:46 PM)Texasowl Wrote:  What is the money going to be used for?

To hire more development staff to start the $2 trillion “Build Back Better and Be Best” campaign
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(10-30-2021 09:35 PM)westsidewolf1989 Wrote:  
(10-30-2021 07:46 PM)Texasowl Wrote:  What is the money going to be used for?

To hire more development staff to start the $2 trillion “Build Back Better and Be Best” campaign

Cute. Take it to your beloved Quad.
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Leebron: "We must be bold to ensure equity..."

Uh, no. No thanks. Not with a dime of my money. Not this year, not ever.

Goodbye and good luck (not).
10-31-2021 05:14 AM
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(10-31-2021 05:14 AM)MerseyOwl Wrote:  Leebron: "We must be bold to ensure equity..."

Uh, no. No thanks. Not with a dime of my money. Not this year, not ever.

Goodbye and good luck (not).

Agreed, Mersey, and not a dollar for the lie of non-science "climate change". Likely that Dept. is right next door to Rice's Alchemy Dept. with most of the same alleged "professors" there. Embarrassing.
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(10-31-2021 10:47 AM)GoodOwl Wrote:  Agreed, Mersey, and not a dollar for the lie of non-science "climate change". Likely that Dept. is right next door to Rice's Alchemy Dept. with most of the same alleged "professors" there. Embarrassing.

Wow....
as if the football team isn't discouraging enough.
Is this really a Rice board?
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(10-31-2021 10:47 AM)GoodOwl Wrote:  
(10-31-2021 05:14 AM)MerseyOwl Wrote:  Leebron: "We must be bold to ensure equity..."

Uh, no. No thanks. Not with a dime of my money. Not this year, not ever.

Goodbye and good luck (not).

Agreed, Mersey, and not a dollar for the lie of non-science "climate change". Likely that Dept. is right next door to Rice's Alchemy Dept. with most of the same alleged "professors" there. Embarrassing.

You can nicely ask Goodowl to keep his political rants to The Quad, but you can’t actually expect him to be respectful of others’ wishes.

Rice offers various environmental science and/or engineering degrees. Perhaps he is a subject-matter expert?
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Hopefully they spend it on creating well rounded and well educated individuals from undergrad programs. The last few undergrad Rice hires in my group have been complete bombs.

Or we could spend it on a palatial guilded opera house that costs around $1 million per audience seat while lying to everyone and saying that we are pursuing equity.

The dumb 4 year degree holders and leftist dog whistling while building a materially elitist University are probably related, but what do I know.
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(10-31-2021 12:59 PM)flash3200 Wrote:  Hopefully they spend it on creating well rounded and well educated individuals from undergrad programs. The last few undergrad Rice hires in my group have been complete bombs.

Or we could spend it on a palatial guilded opera house that costs around $1 million per audience seat while lying to everyone and saying that we are pursuing equity.

The dumb 4 year degree holders and leftist dog whistling while building a materially elitist University are probably related, but what do I know.

What industry do you work in, out of curiosity?
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