Support Bayou Bend

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 conservation and maintenance of the collection. Donors automatically become members of Friends of Bayou Bend with a gift of $250.

If you have questions about making a gift to the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens Annual Fund, or for information, please contact Anissa Cordova, Senior Development Officer, Annual Campaigns, at 713.639.7559 or acordova@mfah.org.

Make a donation to the Bayou Bend Annual Fund.

Friend $250 (Fair market value $125)
  • Complimentary admission to Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens for one year
  • Subscription to Bayou Bend Inside/Out newsletter
  • Invitation to a Holiday Reception at Bayou Bend for you and a guest

Patron $500 (Fair market value $150)

All Friend benefits, plus:

  • Acknowledgment in Bayou Bend Inside/Out
  • A fall or spring invitation to a special evening event

Founder $1,500 (Fair market value $175)

All Patron benefits, plus:

  • Private tour with a member of Bayou Bend’s senior staff for you and up to five guests
  • Fall and spring cocktail receptions in the homes of Bayou Bend supporters

In addition to the Bayou Bend Founder level benefits above, contributors of $2,500 or more are eligible for Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Leadership Circle benefits.

A list of Patrons and Founders of Bayou Bend is available here.


Ima Hogg Society

Ima Hogg bequeathed her historic home, collection of American decorative arts, and expansive gardens to the MFAH in 1957. This remarkable gift, now regarded as one of the finest house museums in the world, is the inspiration for the Ima Hogg Society. The Ima Hogg Society honors those who have plans to remember Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens in their will. Through a simple designation in a will or trust, your legacy will live on at Bayou Bend. Members of this society receive recognition in selected publications and invitations to exclusive events, including the complimentary annual luncheon.

The MFAH recognizes and celebrates those who remember Bayou Bend in their estate plans. All are welcome and qualify for membership in the Society by naming Bayou Bend in a living will or trust; designating life insurance policy proceeds to the museum, or by donating an insurance policy; transferring real estate to the MFAH through life estate; or making a gift of a work or works of art that the museum has agreed to accept.

There are no dues or fees to participate in the Ima Hogg Society, nor requirements for details on future gifts. To enroll, simply complete this card or contact Valerie Greiner (713.353.1587) for more information.

Ima Hogg Society Members
Anonymous Donors (3)
Gloria (Mrs. James, Jr.) Garic Anderson +
Marie Sharpe Blaine +
Bonnie Campbell +
Evelyn Houstoun Chew +
Marie and John Houser Chiles
Elinor M. Christian +
Lacy Crain +
Sharon G. Dies
O. B. Dyer +
Martha Erwin +
Richard E. Fluhr and Rodolfo Hernandez, Jr.
Debbie and Gary Gibson +
Susanne M. Glasscock +
Jas A. Gundry +
Cynthia G. Holliday +
A. Clark Johnson +
Carolyn Frost Keenan +
Kathy Lee Kennedy
Lora Jean (Jeanie) Kilroy +
Elsie Layton
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Y. Marchand +
Laura Sue H. McMurrey *
Mrs. Robert V. Nelson, Jr. +
Susan Neptune +
Sara M. Peterson +
Daucie and Marc Schindler +
Mr. and Mrs. Morin Montagu Scott, Jr. +
Alice C. Simkins
Francita Koelsch Ulmer +
Mrs. Dewitt Untermeyer *
Ralph Wallingford + *
Toni Wallingford +
David B. Warren +
Barbara Graham Williams +
Sally and Denney Wright

*gift matured
+charter member

list current as of 5/28/13