At the heart of the Museum's fundraising efforts are the Annual Fund Drives that provide for the most basic needs of the institution and supply funds to maintain Museum facilities, execute programming, and sustain the exemplary staff for which the MFAH is respected and known.
Gifts to the Annual Fund Drives can be designated to benefit any four areas of the MFAH campus:
If you have questions about the Annual Fund Drives or the Leadership Circle, please contact Anissa Cordova, Senior Development Officer, Annual Campaigns, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.639.7559.
For more information on joining the Museum's premier giving society, please visit the Leadership Circle page.
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Gifts to the Bayou Bend Annual Fund Drive benefit the general operating budget of Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. Contributions support tours of the collection and gardens, innovative education programs, scholarly research on the acclaimed collection, and state-of-the art conservation and maintenance of the collection. Donors automatically become members of Friends of Bayou Bend with a gift of $250.
For more information, please visit the Bayou Bend support page.
The Glassell School Student Alumni Organization
The Student Alumni Organization (SAO) is a donor group created specifically for the students and alumni of the Glassell School of Art. For current and former students who are passionate about giving back to the Glassell School community, the SAO provides an opportunity not only to connect with other Glassell Alumni, but also to contribute to the school’s mission. By joining the SAO, your gift will allow the school to continue giving excellent instruction; to keep its tuition fees affordable; and to create an ever-growing community of artists.
For more information, please visit the Glassell School support page.
To become a member of the Glassell SAO, complete the online donation form and choose Glassell School of Art when making your gift.
If your employer has a matching-gift program, you may be able to double your gift to the MFAH. Please check with your Human Resources Department to find out about opportunities to participate in a matching-gift program. Retired individuals may also qualify for matching-gift opportunities. To request a matching gift, please complete and submit a matching-gift form, obtained from your company, with your gift or notify us that a matching gift form will be sent. Below is a list of companies that provide a matching-gift program. If your employer participates in a corporate matching-gift program but is not listed, please contact Anissa Cordova at email@example.com or 713.639.7559.