Pictured: George R. Brown, Alice Pratt Brown, and Oveta Culp Hobby at the Allen Center open house. George R. Brown’s brother, Herman and his wife Margaret Root Brown also gave generously to Rice.
In honor of Philanthropy Week at Rice, let’s look at some important early donors.
Captain James Addison Baker in academic regalia, 1936
Ella Fondren, along with her husband Walter, provided the resources for the library.
Harry Carothers Wiess
In addition to the donors pictured above, the Lovett family, Robert D. Herring, Herbert Allen, the Baker family, and Sally Perkins provided their expertise and funds to help shape the path of the university.