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:

The Museum Annual Fund

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens Annual Fund

Glassell School of Art Annual Fund

Rienzi Annual Fund

Donate to the MFAH Annual Fund Drives today.

If you have questions about the Annual Fund Drives or the Leadership Circle, please contact Bradley Houston at

Leadership Circle

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The Leadership Circle is the Museum's premier giving society. More Information

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 Bayou Bend, innovative education programs, scholarly research on the acclaimed collection, and state-of-the art conservation and maintenance. Donors automatically become members of Friends of Bayou Bend with a gift of $500. More Information

Donate to the Bayou Bend Annual Fund today.

The Glassell School Student Alumni Organization

The Student Alumni Organization (SAO) is a donor group created specifically for 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 alumni, but also to contribute to the school’s mission. By joining the SAO, your gift allows the school to continue giving excellent instruction; to keep tuition affordable; and to create an ever-growing community of artists. More Information

To become a member of the Glassell SAO, complete the online donation form and choose Glassell School of Art when making your gift.

Matching Gifts

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 Bradley Houston at

Companies in the matching gift program

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