About Boniuk Institute

The Boniuk Institute was founded in 2013 with a $28.5 million gift from Houston philanthropists Dr. Milton and Laurie Boniuk. Is is an expansion of the Boniuk Center that was created at Rice University in 2004 with a $5 million gift from the Boniuks. The Boniuk Center was dedicated to nurturing tolerance among people of all and no faiths, especially youth, and to studying the conditions in which tolerance and intolerance flourish.

The Boniuk Institute focuses on research, education and community engagement.