Beyond Innovation Campaign

Inspiring Innovation.
Transforming Lives.
Building Community.

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The Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE) offers a dynamic ecosystem that meets the holistic needs of every entrepreneur who walks through its doors. This ecosystem is comprised of people and programs that help to support Black business growth through educational offerings, program managers, business experts, in-house resource partners, and more. These layers of support are offered against the backdrop of a buzzing coworking environment, where minds from across sectors and in varying stages of the entrepreneurship journey work, learn, and innovate together.

RICE’s Beyond Innovation Campaign is a $44.4 million fundraising initiative that will strengthen our ability to serve our entire entrepreneur community, enable us to enhance our facilities to continue to provide transformational programs, ensure greater impact to decrease wealth disparity and increase economic mobility that drives societal change.

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The Impact We’re Striving to Achieve by 2033:


Stakeholder Businesses Supported


New Jobs

$2 Billion

in New Economic Value Generated

The RICE Report: Volume 1

Our first RICE Report shares why we exist, the work RICE is driving, and the impact we’re creating.

$44.4 Million Dollar Capital Campaign

  • 17,000 additional square footage
  • LEED Certified Net Zero Building
  • Two-story Legacy Concourse Entryway
  • Three Rooftop Decks
  • Seven New Classrooms
  • Five New Conference/Training Rooms
  • The RICE Community Marketplace
  • 100-seat Community Amphitheater
  • Outdoor Learning Lab
  • Bio-Garden Learning Space
  • Skyline Pavilion
  • New Coffee Shop featuring “Hot Coffee”
  • Interactive Legacy Course

Every gift amplifies our impact. Make your gift today!

Interested in being recognized on our interactive donor wall?

Contact our Development Department to learn more about recognition opportunities.

For more information, please contact Brittany Saadiq, CFRE,VP of
Development at