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1 Office of Resource Development Presentation to New Faculty in Science and Engineering Katie Cervenka Executive Director Corporate and Foundation Relations August 27, 2008

2 Office of Resource Development Includes both Development (giving) and Alumni Relations (reunions, events, etc.) Staff members of the Rice Development Office are responsible for obtaining gifts and grants from alumni, corporations, foundations, and other university friends and supporters to further the academic and research goals of Rice University.

3 The Centennial Campaign Currently in the silent phase of a $1 billion campaignoverall themes emerged from President Leebrons Vision for the Second Century. Deans identified campaign priorities for their schools (see additional documents). Public launch is November 6, Have raised $480 million since campaign began July 1, Last year was Rices best fundraising year ever: $167 million.

4 School-Based Development Officers Work to help fund their respective deans priorities to achieve campaign goals Prospect base comprises Rice alumni with the ability to give $50,000+ Match prospects/alumni with their areas of interest Provide other Resource Development officers with information about the school and its research to engage prospects

5 People You Should Know Engineering –Angela Young, Director of Development x4612 or –Michael Morelius, Associate Director of Development x3189 or Natural Sciences –Melinda Guthrie, Director of Development x4268 or –Janice Trojan, Senior Development Specialist x5824 or

6 Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations Mission To support the academic and research goals of Rice University by helping to secure support from philanthropic foundations, corporations and corporate foundations. Website:

7 Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations Manages Rice Universitys relationships with foundations and corporations. –Newly formed Corporate Council co-chaired by Jim Coleman, Vice Provost for Research and Marybeth Savicki, Associate Director, Corporate Relations Secures foundation and corporate funding for major campus priorities in collaboration with the president, provost, and deans. Secures foundation and corporate funding for major research and academic initiatives as defined by deans and faculty members.

8 Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations Identifies and cultivates new foundation and corporate donors. Ensures that all foundation and corporate donors are well stewarded. Maintains institutional records on foundations and corporations, including information on current and past grants.

9 Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations If pure gift funding (award is irrevocable, no specific period of performance) only development/OCFR is involved. If grant (has specific requirements or terms such as: return of unexpended funds, specified period of performance, interim and final technical reports, addresses intellectual property) OCFR works closely with the Office of Sponsored Research and the Office of Research and Cost Accounting –Inform OCFR about activity relating to a private foundation or corporation. –OCFR will work with faculty member, as necessary, to provide background on foundation/corporation, read and/or edit material, help with site visits. –OCFR will let OSR know of contact. If little or no help is required of OCFR, faculty member should work directly through OSR. –If grant, OSR will require review and approval form, budget, budget justification and project summary (must be routed through chair and dean first; OSR needs five days before deadline). –Once awarded, checks should come to OCFR for processing (Elizabeth Castillo at x4637 handles). OCFR will issue interim report reminders; final reminders come from both OCFR and OSR.

10 Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations Examples of S&E projects –Establishment of seed grant funds –Research Support –Young Faculty Programs (e.g. Keck, Packard, Searle, Pew) –Capital funding (e.g. 800 MHz NMR) –Larger project support (e.g. physics)

11 Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations Who We Are –Katie Cervenka, Executive Director, x6012 or –Marybeth Savicki, Associate Director, Corporate Relations, x4267 or –Katie Noble, Associate Director, Foundation Relations, x4614 or –Takcus Nesbit, Assistant Director, Corporate Relations, x4628 or –Jessica Jones, Corporate and Foundation Relations Specialist, x5037 or –Elizabeth Castillo, Corporate and Foundation Relations Coordinator, x4637 or


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