Support the Glasscock School

We invite you to explore how your support can enable the next 50 years of excellence in continuing education, bringing even greater impact to Houston and beyond.

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The Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies has demonstrated for 50 years how a great university and a great city can benefit and inspire each other to make substantial contributions to the quality of education and leadership in the local community. As part of our goal to serve not only our Houston community but also our global networks, we are committed to producing the next generation of lifelong learners and leaders who will make an impact in their schools, nonprofit organizations and communities.

To learn more about how you can impact lifelong learning and program development in the Glasscock School, please contact Courtney Tardy at

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The Glasscock School, through the School Literacy and Culture and Teacher Education programs, is in a singular position to address gaps in early childhood education in the greater Houston community through its leadership in teacher preparation for learners of all backgrounds. Increased investment in these programs will prepare more Houston teachers and school leaders with the training needed to build stronger solutions for children at this critical first stage of their education.

Philanthropic Priorities

  • Supporting scholarships for teachers in the community: Expanding scholarships to School Literacy and Culture participants provides teachers with partial or full funding to essential professional training, the cost of which can often stretch already-limited school budgets.
  • Leading in dual-language learning: Developing additional programming, assessment and research protocols will meet Houston’s changing demographic needs.
  • Expanding training in English-language learning through the Rice Oral & Written Language Laboratory (OWL Lab): Replicating this program in diverse educational settings across the greater Houston area will expand access to high quality early literacy education to additional underserved populations.
To learn more about how your support can impact the Glasscock School, contact Courtney Tardy at

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Through the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership (CPNL), the Glasscock School specializes in high-quality preparation for nonprofit leaders of every experience level and impact area, from executive and volunteer leadership to fundraising and financial operations professionals. In almost thirty years of offering classes at Rice, the Glasscock School has served hundreds of organizations and trained thousands of nonprofit leaders in Houston and beyond. 

Philanthropic Priorities

  • Expanding scholarships for the Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives: Expanding scholarships will allow the Glasscock School to open this powerful program focused on the development of emerging and existing nonprofit executives to leaders from organizations of all sizes, budgets, and focus areas.
  • Creating an endowment of the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership: Endowing funding will provide lasting, sustained support to enhance and expand the innovative programs and courses that create the most impact for nonprofit leaders and their communities.

To learn more about how your support can impact the Glasscock School, contact Courtney Tardy at

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Highly trained, highly effective teachers are critical to elevating K–12 education and raising the bar for student success at every level. The Glasscock School, through its offerings in Teacher Education and the Center for College Readiness, offers dynamic training for teachers who strive for excellence in teaching and preparing students for the future.

Philanthropic Priorities

  • Growing graduate student fellowships: Offering full and partial tuition scholarships to graduate students will attract the best aspiring teachers and help place them in Houston area schools.
  • Expanding mentorship for new teachers: Adding an additional year to the current support model for clinical teachers will provide long term, structured mentorship for early career teachers, a key element for teacher success and retention.
  • Creating an endowment for the Center for College Readiness (CCR): Endowing funding will develop enhanced college access counseling programs for educators and generate tuition scholarships for a diverse group of secondary students.

To learn more about how your support can impact the Glasscock School, contact Courtney Tardy at

The Continuing Scholars Endowment promotes excellence and opportunity for students in all of the programs housed in the Glasscock School. The Endowment will increase accessibility to both credit and non-credit opportunities by providing tuition assistance, educational materials, and more, all contributing to a more available educational experience.
The funds will be distributed each year by the dean and are meant to be flexible to accommodate for changing needs. As the first all-school student fund in the Glasscock School’s fifty year history, the Endowment embodies the School’s longtime vision of opening continuing education to all who wish to enroll.
To learn more about how your support can impact the Glasscock School, contact Courtney Tardy at