Community

Rice Financial and its employees take great pride in supporting the communities where we live and work. The many civic, cultural and educational organizations the firm and its employees have supported in monetary and volunteer capacities include those shown below.

100 Black Men (NY)

Albert G. Oliver Program (NY)
Alliance of North Carolina Black Elected Officials (NC)
ALS Walk (NY) (Hudson Valley Chapter Committee Member)
American Heart Association
American Opportunity Foundation (Trustee)
American Red Cross
Anshe Emet Synagogue (IL)
A Place Called Home (CA)
Ariel Community Academy (IL)
Ariel Education Initiative (IL)
Arthur J. Dixon Elementary School (IL)

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Foundation (MD) (Trustee)
Bank Street College of Education (NY)
Bishop Sullivan Center – St. James Place (MO)
Boy Scouts of America (NJ)
Boys and Girls Club of America (NJ)
Buckeye Ranch (OH)

Campus Awareness, Resources & Empowerment (CARE) at
Kennesaw State University (GA)
Center for Policy Alternatives (DC) (Chairman, Board Member)
Chappaqua Youth Soccer Club (NY) (Board Member, Coach)
Chicago Public Schools (IL)
Chicago Summer Business Institute (IL)
Children’s First Fund Junior Golf Program (IL)
Children’s Hospital of Columbus (OH)
Children International (NY)
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (NY)
Children’s Peace Center (MD)
Children’s First Fund Junior Golf Program (IL)
College of DuPage (IL) (Treasurer’s Advisory Committee)
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (TX) (Board
Member/Treasurer)
Council of Urban Professionals (NY)
Council on Foreign Relations (DC) (Board Member)
County Meals on Wheels of Oakland (CA)
Crisis Center for South Suburbia (IL)

Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce (TX)
DC Public Education Fund
Diocesan Investment Trust for the Episcopal Diocese
of Newark (NJ) (Chairman)
Donors Choose (IL)

Eagle Academy Foundation (NY)
East Fishkill Girls Softball League (NY) (Treasurer)
Education Alliance (NY)

Financial Planning Association
Fordham University (NY)

Gay Men’s Health Crisis (NY)
George Bush Cape Arundel Classic for Gary’s House (ME)

Girl Scouts of America
Grace Episcopal Day School (MD) (Chairman)
Greater Chicago Food Depository (IL)

Habitat for Humanity
Hampton University Gala of Hope (VA)
Harvard Business School (MA)
Harvesters – The Community Food Network (MO)
Heart of Fort Bend (TX)
Hearts for Community Service (GA)
Helene Fuld Health Trust (NY)
Historic Eldorado Ballroom (TX)
Houston Community College (TX)
Houston Housing Finance Corporation (TX) (Board Member) Howard University (DC)
Hyde Park Kenwood Legends Little League Baseball

(IL) Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence
Innocence Project of New York (Chairman)
International Rescue Committee (NY)

Jack and Jill of America, Inc. (NY)
Jarvis Christian College (TX) (Vice Chairman of the Board) John H. Stroger, Jr., Charitable Foundation (IL)
John T. Pirie Elementary School (IL)

Kettering University (MI) (Board Member)
Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) (DC)

Leadership Foundation
Learning Leaders (Trustee)
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Connecticut
Little League International (NJ) (Coach)
Local Leadership of Florida

McDermott Foundation/Haymarket Center (IL)
Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY)
Mississippi Minority Business Alliance
Morehouse College Glee Club (GA)
National Museum of Natural History (DC)
Music Fest Miami (FL)

Na’Aseh Social Justice Committee (IL)
NAACP
National Association of Black Accountants
National Brain Tumor Society
National Commission on Energy Policy
National Conference of Black Mayors
National Forum for Black Public Administrators
Negro Education Emergency Drive
New Federal Theatre (NY) (Board Member)
New York State Association of Black & Puerto Rican
Legislators New York State Canal Corporation
(Board Member)
New York State Thruway Authority (Board Member)
New York Urban League (Trustee)
Newark Public Radio (NJ)
Northeast Women in Public Finance (NY)
Notre Dame Club of the Mid‐Hudson Valley (NY) (Treasurer)

Oakland Heritage Football Classic (CA)

PBS
Police Athletic League
Poly Prep Country Day School (NY) (Trustee)
Princeton University (NJ)
Project Row Houses – Howling on Dowling (TX)

Rainbow Push Coalition (IL) (Board Member)
Ranchers Ball (TX)

San Antonio Cancer Institute (TX)
Save the Children (NY)
Sierra College Foundation (CA)
Sobriety House
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Teaneck (NJ) (Warden
for the Vestry)
St. Peter’s School (MO)
Stanford University – Graduate School of Business (CA)
Stanford University – Stanford Law School (CA)
StepAfrika! (DC)

Texas Legislative Internship Program
The Night Ministry (IL)
Thurgood Marshall College Fund (DC)
Trinity Church of Wall Street (NY)

United Negro College Fund
United Neighborhood Houses of New York (Board Member)
United Presbyterian Church of Plainfield (NJ)
United Seniors of Oakland (CA)
Unity Parenting (IL)
University of Maryland
University of Texas Law School Foundation Board (Member)
USA/NSA Athletic Foundation

Warrick Dunn Charities (FL, GA, LA)
Women in Public Finance
Women Investment Professionals (IL)
World Forum (Special Advisor)

Y‐ME – National Breast Cancer Organization (IL)
Young Women’s Leadership Charter School (IL)

Zéta Boulé Foundation (NY)

A History of Diversity

Rice Financial is 100% Black owned and has been a leader in providing opportunities for people of color in the financial markets for nearly 30 years. Although we employ people of different ethnicities and races, the majority of our employees are persons of color.

Rice Financial works proactively to promote equal opportunity for all, including

  • Championing industry practices that promote minority inclusion
  • Educating municipal clients on the merits of syndicate structures and policies that improve opportunities for disadvantaged firms
  • Teaming with the Department of Education to secure funding for HBCUs
  • Fostering professional growth with a focus on diversity
  • Helping young people matriculate to Ivy League schools through an internal scholarship program
  • Hiring HBCU graduates

Smart. Creative. Rice.

Our company and our employees are dedicated to making a difference in the many communities we serve.