Annual Fund Drives
At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, there are four distinct Annual Fund Drives: the Museum, Glassell School of Art, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, and Rienzi. Each provides vital funds across the four areas of the institution and promote the most essential aspects of the Museum’s mission to collect, exhibit, preserve, and interpret art for all people.
Generous gifts may be designated to any of the four MFAH Annual Fund Drives, or a combination thereof:
For questions, please contact Bradley Houston at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.639.7559.
Through an encyclopedic permanent collection, landmark exhibitions, and an array of educational and interpretive programs, the Museum allows visitors to explore the visual world across cultures and time periods.
Your contribution to the Museum Annual Fund directly encourages these activities and connects visitors with our world-class institution.
The Glassell School of Art
The Glassell School Annual Fund is the cornerstone of support for the School and allows the Museum to continue serving as a major source of artistic instruction for individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
From supporting faculty and staff to providing student scholarships, contributions to the Glassell School Annual Fund promote art education for the entire Houston community. Glassell supporters, students, and alumni are also invited to join the Student Alumni Organization (SAO).
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Gifts to the Bayou Bend Annual Fund Drive benefit every aspect of Bayou Bend—notably, its varied collection and beautiful gardens. Contributions support public tours, state-of-the-art conservation efforts, scholarly research, and innovative education programs at the former home of Miss Ima Hogg.
Become a Bayou Bend Friend or Fellow and receive special benefits exclusive to Bayou Bend’s closest supporters.
The Rienzi Annual Fund supports the activities of the MFAH center for European painting and decorative art and former residence of Carroll Sterling Masterson and Harris Masterson III. Contributions support a variety of public programs and provide resources to sustain the house museum as a unique component of Houston’s cultural life.
As the premier giving society of the MFAH Annual Fund Drives, the Leadership Circle supports the Museum and provides unique social and enrichment opportunities to those with an interest in the visual arts. More Information
The Leadership Circle is exclusively sponsored by:
Matching gifts from your employer can double the impact of your Annual Fund gift.
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 Bradley Houston at email@example.com or 713.639.7559.
Companies in the matching gift program