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
 
Kathryn Brill
Development Special Events, Senior Coordinator
713.639.7581
 
Arianna Gazis
Development Special Events, Coordinator
713.639.7573
Nicole Daily
Development Special Events, Associate
713.639.7517

The Grand Gala Ball

Come Dance with Me
Celebrating Degas and His Dancers
Friday, October 7, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet
Chairs: Laurie and Reed Morian

• Save the Date
Reservation Card

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

Ticket Pricing
$750 Individual Patron Ticket
$2,000 Individual Benefactor Ticket
$10,000 Sponsor Table
$20,000 Benefactor Table
$35,000 Underwriter Table
$50,000 Major Underwriter Table
$75,000 Grand Underwriter Table
$100,000 Principal Underwriter Table

One Great Night in November

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet
Chairs: Honorary Committee

• Save the Date

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

Ticket pricing
$500 Junior Ticket (35 and under; limited availability)
$1,000 Individual Benefactor Ticket
$1,500 Individual Underwriter Ticket
$10,000 Benefactor Table
$15,000 Underwriter Table
$25,000 Major Underwriter Table

The Rienzi Society Annual Dinner

Thursday, January 19, 2017, 7 p.m.
Rienzi, 1406 Kirby Drive
Chairs: Mary Eliza and Park Shaper; Melissa and Doug Schnitzer

The Rienzi Society is a group of Museum patrons dedicated to the success of Rienzi, the former home of Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III, and now the home for the MFAH collection of European decorative arts. While celebrating at this festive, black-tie evening, members participate in selecting objects to be acquired for the permanent collection.

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

Ticket Pricing
$2,500 Individual Membership
$5,000 Couple Membership

The Latin American Experience Gala


Saturday, March 4, 2017, 7–10 p.m.
Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet
Chair: Mary Lile

This biennial event includes dinner, music, and dancing and features a live and silent auction of Latin American works of art. Proceeds from this gala benefit the Latin American art department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

For more information, visit the Latin American Experience Gala website. Contact us at LatinGala@mfah.org or 713.639.7572.

Ticket Pricing
$500 Individual Benefactor Ticket
$1,000 Individual Underwriter Ticket
$5,000 Benefactor Table
$10,000 Underwriter Table
$25,000 Major Underwriter Table

Art of the Islamic Worlds Gala

November 2017, 7 p.m.
Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet

Celebrating the growing collection at the Museum, the gala features voting for Museum acquisitions; a fabulous seated dinner; live music; and dancing. This event draws international attention, attracting guests from all over the world.

For more information, visit the Art of the Islamic Worlds website for more details. Contact IslamicGala@mfah.org or 713.639.7523.

Ticket Pricing
$500 Individual Patron Ticket
$1,000 Individual Underwriter Ticket
$2,500 Individual Major Underwriter Ticket
$5,000 Patron Table
$10,000 Underwriter Table
$25,000 Major Underwriter Table
$50,000 Grand Underwriter Table

Bayou Bend Fashion Show

Friday, March 31, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, 6003 Memorial Drive
Chair: Phoebe Tudor

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

Ticket Pricing
$250 Individual Patron Ticket
$500 Individual Benefactor Ticket
$5,000 Benefactor Table
$10,000 Underwriter Table
$20,000 Major Underwriter Table

Bayou Bend Children’s Party

Saturday, April 2, 2016, 11 a.m.
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, 6003 Memorial Drive

An event for the whole family throughout the gardens of Bayou Bend. The party features lunch under the tent along with entertainment and fun activities for kids, including face painting, arts and crafts, and a petting zoo. All proceeds support the general operating budget of Bayou Bend. 

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

Ticket Pricing
$50 Individual Child Ticket
$100 Individual Adult Ticket
$500 Family Package for four
$1,000 Half table for five
$2,000 Table for ten
$3,500 Table for twelve
$5,000 Premium Table for twelve

Bayou Bend Garden Party


Sunday, April 2, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, 6003 Memorial Drive

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 the beautifully decorated tent.

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

Ticket Pricing
$750 Individual Benefactor Ticket (limited availability)
$2,500 Individual Major Underwriter Ticket
$7,500 Benefactor Table
$15,000 Underwriter Table
$25,000 Major Underwriter Table

Rienzi Spring Party

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Rienzi, 1406 Kirby Drive

Rienzi, located in River Oaks, holds the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s European decorative arts collection.

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

Ticket Pricing
$200 Individual Ticket
$1,500 Underwriter package (six individual tickets)
$3,000 Major Underwriter package (eight individual tickets)
$5,000 Grand Underwriter package (12 individual tickets)

Florescence

Waves
Tuesday–Wednesday, April 25–26, 2017
The Audrey Jones Beck Building
Chairs: Carole Bailey and Sara Ledbetter

Florescence is a biennial flower and horticulture show presented by the Garden Club of Houston, River Oaks Garden Club, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The public exhibition features floral and horticultural arrangements from garden club experts, prominent floral and garden designers, and noted personalities interpreting masterpieces in the Museum’s permanent collection. To find out more about Florescence, visit flohouston.org.

For more information, contact florescence@mfah.org or 713.639.7572. Reservations for individual events go on sale on January 30, 2017. These tickets can be purchased by calling 713.639.7572.

• Brochure

Underwriter Opportunities
$1,500 Patron
$2,500 Benefactor
$5,000 Sponsor
$7,500 Major Underwriter
$10,000 Grand Underwriter

The Glassell School of Art Benefit and Auction

May 2017, 7:30 p.m.
The Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet Street

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

Ticket Pricing
$250 Faculty/Student Ticket
$500 Individual Ticket
$1,000 Individual Underwriter Ticket
$10,000 Underwriter Table
$15,000 Major Underwriter Table

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 (spring)
Bayou Bend Fashion Show and Luncheon (spring)
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)

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