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Education workshop at the Rice CenterWhy Give to the VCU Rice Center?

The VCU Rice Center stands as a leader in river ecosystem science, addressing pressing water resource issues vital to society and our natural environment.

The VCU Rice Center serves as a unique gathering place for scientists, educators and resource managers on the James River — the nation’s founding river.

The VCU Rice Center develops young scholars for the next generation of environmental researchers.

The good news is that along with society’s concern and interest in environmental issues, VCU has experienced a sharp increase in students and researchers entering this field of study. We are working to support and meet their needs as they address these critical environmental challenges but all this comes at a cost. Please join us in our ultimate goal of securing the Rice Center’s position as an exceptional place of learning — for students, faculty and researchers — for generations to come.

Inger Rice

“I am so proud to have given this beautiful piece of land on the historic James River to Virginia Commonwealth University. My hope is that this contribution will help to further the study of the life sciences, improving the quality of life for all Virginians. The Rice Center is providing a wide range of opportunities for environmental research, education and public outreach. Please join me in helping VCU provide a place for scientists and students to focus on answering some of the pressing environmental concerns of the 21st century.”

Inger V. Rice