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Donor Events

The Kinder Institute offers two invitation-only series a year for contributors.

Kinder Insiders is a breakfast series featuring research scholars and leading Rice faculty members. Held four times a year at the Rice University Faculty Club, these engagements are open to contributors at the Legacy Circle ($2,500) level and above.

Held twice a year, our Urban Salon series featuring prominent local experts in conversation with Kinder Institute leadership. Hosted in private residences, the Salons are open to contributors at the Leadership Circle ($5,000) level and above.

For more information, please contact Director of Development John Bradshaw Jr. (713-348-8068 or bradshaw@rice.edu) or Associate Director of Development Evan Wildstein (713-348-4171 or ewildstein@rice.edu).

Upcoming Events 

Kinder Insiders with Dr. Rachel Kimbro
Location: Rice University Faculty Club (Cohen House)
September 19, 2017

Kinder Insiders with Dr. Mark Jones
Location: Rice University Faculty Club (Cohen House)
November 7, 2017

Past Events 

Kinder Insiders: Kyle Shelton, Ph.D.
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
November 1, 2016

Kinder Insiders: Ruth López Turley, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
Associate Director of Research, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Director, Houston Education Research Consortium
January 31, 2017

Urban Salon: Beth White
Beth White, President and CEO, Houston Parks Board
Bill Fulton, Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
March 23, 2017

Kinder Insiders: Melissa Marschall, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Director, Center for Local Elections in American Politics (LEAP)
April 4, 2017