Wow — we’re in awe! Thank you to all who made the 24-Hour Challenge such an outstanding success yesterday! 6,232 members of the Rice community took action and made a tremendous impact. Your gifts totaled more than $1.6 million and unlocked $600,000 in challenge gifts!

The most important goal of the 24-Hour Challenge was to build a better Rice experience for our students and faculty, and the Rice community certainly rose to the occasion. Congratulations, again, Owls!

Here is a special message of gratitude for you from students and alumni: