Fundraising Events

The roster of annual fundraising events ranges from elegant, black-tie dinners and art auctions to a children’s party on the grounds of Bayou Bend and a sporting-clays tournament. Proceeds from all of these benefits help to ensure the Museum’s future success.

 
 

For information about MFAH fundraising events, please contact:

Julia Oettinger
Senior Development Officer, Special Events    
713.639.7572
joettinger@mfah.org
Kathryn Brill
Development Special Events, Senior Coordinator
713.639.7581
kbrill@mfah.org

 


The Fine Art of Shooting: A Sporting Clays Invitational

Saturday, February 27, 2016
The Greater Houston Gun Club, 6700 McHard Road
Chairs: Cora Sue and Harry Mach, Carmen and Butch Mach, and Joella and Steve Mach

This event is always a fun and relaxed gathering that includes a day of competitive shooting, and shopping with numerous vendors tailored to the sportsman. The day is complete with a fabulous buffet lunch for all participants. 

Shooting teams of four are $3,000 and underwriting levels are available at $5,000 and $10,000. Individual shooters are $1,000, and individual tickets to the events in the tent are $100.

For more information, contact FineArtofShooting@mfah.org or 713.639.7572.


Bayou Bend Children’s Party

Saturday, April 2, 2016, 11 a.m.
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
6003 Memorial Drive
Chairs: Brittany and Travis Cassin, Kate and Paul Stouffer, Amy and Robert Urquhart

A party for the whole family throughout the gardens of Bayou Bend. The afternoon features lunch under a beautiful tent, entertainment, and exciting activities for kids including face painting, arts and crafts, and a petting zoo. All proceeds support the general operating budget of Bayou Bend. 

Individual tickets: $100 for adults, $50 for children; Family packages: $500.
Tables: $2,500, $3,500, and $5,000.

For more information, contact BayouBendChildrensParty@mfah.org or 713.639.7581.


Bayou Bend Luncheon and Fashion Show

Friday, April 1, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
6003 Memorial Drive

This year, we are pleased to introduce the innaugural Luncheon and Fashion Show to the Bayou Bend weekend!  Guests will enjoy a delicious catered lunch in the beautifully decorated open-air tent, followed by a luxury Fashion Show featuring The Webster. All proceeds support the general operating budget of Bayou Bend.

For more information, contact BayouBendFashionShow@mfah.org or 713.639.7572


Bayou Bend Garden Party


Sunday, April 3, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens,
6003 Memorial Drive
Chairs: Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Linn

A traditional garden party where guests stroll through the formal gardens of Bayou Bend and enjoy music, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres. Dancing follows a lovely seated dinner in a beautifully decorated tent.

Individual tickets: $750 and $2,500; underwriting opportunities start at $7,500.

For more information, contact BayouBendGardenParty@mfah.org or 713.639.7572.


Rienzi Spring Party

Thursday, April 28, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Rienzi, 1406 Kirby Drive
Chairs: Jana and John McHenry, Melanie and Mace Meeks, and Chaille Strake

Rienzi, the former home of Carroll Sterling Masterson and Harris Masterson III, is now the house museum for European decorative arts of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. This lovely evening includes poolside cocktails, a buffet, and delightful entertainment.

Individual ticket price is $200; underwriting opportunities start at $1,500.

For more information, contact RienziSpringParty@mfah.org or 713.639.7581.


Fundraising Events at the MFAH

Events take place annually, unless otherwise indicated.

The Grand Gala Ball (October)
One Great Night (November)
Rienzi Society Dinner (January)
The Fine Art of Shooting: A Sporting Clays Invitational (March)
Bayou Bend Children’s Party (Spring)
Bayou Bend Garden Party (Spring)
Florescence (Spring, biennial event)
Rienzi Spring Party (Spring)
The Glassell School of Art Benefit and Auction (Spring)
The Latin American Experience Gala (biennial event)
The Arts of the Islamic World Gala (biennial event)