A Branch of Support

Known for its “culture of care,” Rice strives to foster a supportive environment where students can pursue their ambitions in a community of respect, integrity and wellbeing. With new funding from the Moody Foundation, students will have the expanded counseling and advising services to support them.


  • Fund for Student Wellbeing

    The Ann McLeod Moody Fund for Student Wellbeing enables the Wellbeing and Counseling Center to address critical needs relating to student health and wellbeing by expanding programming and professional staff positions designed to promote the mental and physical wellbeing of all students.

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“I have always hoped that, if needed, a kind individual would extend a branch of love and friendship to my children or family. The students of Rice University have access to a fine campus counseling and support center, and I am thrilled that the Moody Foundation is contributing to this essential program in such a significant way.”


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Ann McLeod Moody was a mother, stepmother, grandmother and great grandmother who devoted much of her life to ensuring that everyone in her sphere feels cared for and included. Her insight and compassion were shared in board appointments with National Western Life, Moody Neuro Rehabilitation, the Moody Endowment and 1859 Historic Hotels. In honor of her longstanding dedication to the welfare of others, the Moody Foundation established an endowment in her name that supports student development and success by addressing wellbeing and mental health concerns.

Rice University
P.O. BOX 1892
Houston, Texas 77251-1892

Email: stewardship@rice.edu

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